Polar Bear's Cafe Artist Draws Rio Crossover

posted on by Bamboo Dong
Aloha Higa draws Polar Bear and Panda samba dancing with Blue.

In collaboration with the limited Japanese theatrical release of the 2011 movie Rio (released in Japan under the name Blue - To the First Sky), Polar Bear's Café manga artist Aloha Higa has released a special crossover illustration.

The illustration shows Polar Bear and Panda samba dancing with the film's main character Blue, a blue macaw.

Regarding the film, Higa said, "Right from the start, you get swept away with excitement by the samba rhythm reverberating through the Amazon forest, and by the richly-colored birds dancing!"

Rio has grossed over $484 million worldwide, but up until now, the film has only been available in Japan on DVD and Blu-ray. Due to popular demand, the Aeon Cinema chain of theaters will be screening the movie starting October 5. The movie will be screened in 2D with a Japanese dub. Blue is voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi, while Jewel is voiced by Ayumi Tsunematsu.

[Via AnimeAnime.]

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