EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Crow Reveals Secrets from 'Rio 2' + GIVEAWAY!

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Rio 2 just came out on DVD, so M was super stoked when we got to chat with one of the movie's stars, Rachel Crow. Rachel, who plays Carla — the daughter of Blu and Jewel — dished all about the film, her character, and the message she hopes that families take away from it.

Rachel Crow Rio 2

"[The family] takes a trip to the Amazon... and the kids are having a blast and my character is like, 'there's so much talent here. We should have a talent show!'" Rachels explains. "It ends up being a great trip for the family and they learn a lot about each other."

Not only is the trip just what the doctor ordered for the macaws, but Rachel says the movie itself is also great for families everywhere. It's perfect for family movie night!

"I hope that [people] understand that technology and everything is really cool but there's nothing better than just sitting with your family or taking a road trip or even just playing a board game."

Rachel even dished about her connection to her character Carla and the bond they share over music.

"She's a typical teenage girl," Rachel admits. "She really loves singing and really wants to pull off this huge performance in the Amazon. And I never go anywhere without my headphones and my phone because I always listen to music."

Good music, family bonding... What more could you want from an animated film? ;)

UPDATE: This contest is now CLOSED.

GIVEAWAY: We're giving away TWO copies of Rio 2 on DVD! Comment below telling us who your favorite Rio character is! This contest ends Friday, July 25th at 12pm noon EST. To win, you must live in the United States.

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