Monday, April 4, 2011
"They're gonna put me in the movies..."
Okay, so not ME, exactly, but my little hometown of Moose Lake, MN, for which this blog gets its name, is featured in the upcoming animated movie RIO. Opening April 15, Rio is a 3-D animation feature from the makers of "Ice Age." Set in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the comedy-adventure centers on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there is another - and that she is a she - he leaves the comforts of his cage in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota, and heads to Rio. Blu and his female counterpart are soon birdnapped, escape, and have to find their way back to Moose Lake, to the only true friend Blu has ever known- his owner, Linda.
Our little town is all a-buzz with the movie mania. Film crews have been in town all weekend and the movie apparently premieres in our vintage, one screen, little movie theater here this week before opening across the country later this month. We'll take our 15 minutes, thank you. Congratulations, Moose Lake, for being the quintessential little Minnesota small town!