With the Walt Disney Company purchasing 20th Century Fox, Disney picked up lots of valuable franchises that could be used for its new streaming service and according to the latest rumor from Discussing Film, Blue Skies Studios are working on two new animated projects, one based on Rio and another on Ice Age.

They are saying that the Rio spinoff will focus on Nico and Pedro, who were played by Jamie Foxx and will.i.am, in the two movies.

While the ‘Ice Age’ spinoff will focus on the character, Buck, who was originally played by Simon Pegg and the character appeared in the last three Ice Age movies.


At the moment, very little is known about these spinoffs, such as if they will be a series or movie, and if the original actors will be returning.

Both of these franchises would be a perfect fit for Disney+ and so far, the previous movies haven’t yet been announced for Disney+, so they would make a good addition after the service launches.


Would you like to see new spinoffs of Rio and Ice Age?









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6 Comments

  1. Ryan October 26, 2019

    I feel more like I want a Rio 3

  2. COURTY November 4, 2019

    If this "Ice Age" spinoffs is dedicated to Buck the weasel, I hope so much that it will show how Buck found himself in the world of dinosaurs, what happened to him after his first meeting with Rudy as when he's gone crazy, that there will be most of the music in the movie "Ice Age" of 2002: Opening Travel Music, Angered Rhinos, Humans / Diego, Going For Baby Tigers, Dodos, Fighting Over the Melons, Walking Through, Baby's Wild Ride, Checking Out the Cave, Running From the Lava, Baby Walks, Tigers Try to Get Baby, Giving Back the Baby, Send Me On My Way; and that the series will also take place after Ice Age 5 where we find the characters from this film as well as those of previous ones: the humans: the return of Nadia the mother of Roshan, Runar the father of Roshan, Roshan, the tigers with the teeth of saber: Zeke, Oscar, Lenny, maybe Soto having survived his wounds, the rhinos: Carl and Frank, the dodos, lazy: Jennifer and Rachel, the family of Sid: Zak, Marshall, Bertie, uncle Fungus, Milton, Sid's father, Eunice, the mother of Sid; Mama Dino and her 3 babies, Roger, Gavin and Gertie, and Rudy (where there could be a similar fight to the t-rex and Blue vs. the indominus rex in Jurassic World but not only to but not least to jigsaw and bites) where the latter could end up catching and swallowing by Precious (like the catching mosasaur and killing the indominus rex in Jurassic World), and the worlds seen in the first Ice Age.

  3. Jacob December 18, 2019

    I could definitely see The Rio spin-off working quite well, as it would focus more on the music aspect of the IP. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was hoping for another 23 Rio Movies with Blue & Jewel though.

  4. Michael Breaux January 21, 2020

    I would LOVE to see a Rio 3; however, I was hoping to get more of Blu's background in the third film. I mean, why was he alone in a nest in the beginning of Rio? What happened to his parents? If Disney or Blue Sky decides to make a third film, please at least tell us Blu's story.

  5. Sam December 15, 2020

    Before we get a Rio Spinoff or even Rio 3, I just want Rio and Rio 2 to be ON Disney Plus full stop. It annoys me how not only those two amazing Fox movies, but SO many other Disney-owned content aren't even on the service, such as: • She’s The One • The Object of My Affection • Picture Perfect • Spider-Man: The Venom Saga • Gulliver’s Travels 2010 • Jack the Bear • The Wiggles Movie • Rio • Rio 2 • Mr Peabody & Sherman • Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader • Fantastic Mr Fox • Dog With a Blog • Ramona and Beezus • Radio Rebel • Enchanted • Tooth Fairy • Tooth Fairy 2 • Dr Doolittle 3 • Dr Doolittle: Tail to the Chief • Dr Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts • ABCD: Anybody Can Dance • ABCD 2: Anybody Can Dance 2 • Australia (2008) • Maxwell Saves the Day • Robots • Ferdinand • Fern Gully • Fern Gully 2 • Once Upon A Forest • Galaxy Vaporwave • The Book of Life • Alvin and The Chipmunks film series • Epic • Indiana Jones film series • The Young Indiana Jones • Gnomeo and Juliet film series • Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything • Surviving Sid • The Famous Jett Jackson • Jett Jackson: The Movie • Nim’s Island • Return to Nim’s Island • Confessions of a Shopaholic • The Love Bug tv series And i'm sure there is much more content that i missed out. Disney needs to add all these!