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Dodd Back In State To Celebrate Connecticut Movie-Making

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(Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

(Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Chris Dodd, Connecticut’s former
five-term senator and now movie industry executive, has come home
to celebrate the release of a movie produced in the state by a
Greenwich animator.

Dodd, chairman and chief executive of the Motion Picture
Association of America, appeared Monday with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy
at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. They celebrated the
release of Blue Sky Studio’s new movie, “Rio,” which was made in
Connecticut. Blue Sky, a subsidiary of Fox Filmed Entertainment,
moved from White Plains, N.Y., to Greenwich in 2009.

“Rio” is a comedy-adventure featuring Blu, a domesticated
macaw who never learned to fly and travels to Rio de Janeiro to
meet another macaw.

Blue Sky Studios has scheduled advance screenings of “Rio” for
the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Boys and Girls
Club of Hartford.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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