18th Animation Division Jury Selections
Animated feature film
Carlos SALDANHA [Brazil]
This animated feature film portrays the adventures of an endangered species of parrot. Blue is brought to America by smugglers, where he leads a life of luxury in Minnesota. But one day he learns that his species is threatened, and so he heads to Rio de Janeiro to mate with a female parrot and prevent his species from dying out. But on the way he is captured by black market dealers, along with his prospective mate Jewel. The adventure story tells of the courage and wisdom of Blue and his friends.