Vinay Pathak & Ranvir Shorey to dub for Hollywood animated film RIO

Fox Star Studios has roped in Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak to dub for their animated film RIO.

RIO is a 3D animation film directed by Carlos Saldanha of Ice Age fame. 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’s another – and that she’s a she – he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio.

Shorey and Pathak will dub for the characters NICO and PEDRO (BLU’s friends) respectively in the movie. Besides the duo, singer Shaan will lend his voice to Hindi songs in the film.

Fox Star Studios India CEO Vijay Singh said, "The spectacular 3D visual effects and exciting story line of RIO will be a treat for film enthusiasts; and to make this adventure even more exciting for Indian audiences we have roped in talented artistes like Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak and Shaan. We are sure they will add their own charm to the amusing characters and take the experience of this film to a whole new level!"

After Shah Rukh Khan lent his voice for The Incredibles in 2004, RIO will be the first Hollywood movie to get on board a host of B-town personalities for the different comic characters of the movie.

RIO is slated for a simultaneous worldwide 3D release on 8 April ,2011. In India, it will be released in English & Hindi.