Back to Brazil: humor and sociolinguistic variation in Rio: Gian Luigi De Rosa
GIAN LUIGI DE ROSA
Back to Brazil: humor and sociolinguistic variation in Rio
The animated film Rio: The Movie (2011) – a U.S.A/Brazil co-production directed by Carlos Saldanha – falls within the category of films, known as ‘talent movies’, which feature the voices of actors and characters from the Star System. The advent of talent movies has given rise to a specific genre in the field of animation, implying an adaptation in terms of ‘talent voices’ in the dubbed versions too. The original version of Rio features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx and Will.I.Am, among others; in the Brazilian version, the voices are of Rodrigo Santoro, dubbing his own original dialogue in his native language, Gustavo Pereira, Adriana Torres, Guilherme Briggs, Alexandre Moreno, Mauro Ramos and Luiz Carlos Persy; finally, the Italian version includes, besides the duo Victoria Cabello–Fabio De Luigi, Mario Biondi, Pino Insegno, Emilio Carelli and José Altafini, who superbly dubs Luiz, the bulldog friend of the birds.
The following table sums up the voices and characters of the three versions: