Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth has been making the media rounds lately, in honor of one of her colorful new projects: The Emmy- and Tony-winning actress/singer plays a pink poisonous frog in the upcoming animated movie “Rio 2,” which opens in theaters Friday.
Along with Chenoweth, Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars and Rita Moreno join the colorful cast of “Rio 2,” which continues the animated adventures of macaws Blu and Jewel (Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway) and their three children, who leave their domesticated life in Rio de Janeiro and make a trek into the Amazon rainforest. Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) returns as the voice of the cockatoo Nigel, while Chenoweth’s deadly amphibian named Gabi is in lovely with the dastardly bird.
Wild things will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro and Jamie Foxx also lend their voices to the sequel, which includes music by Brazilian artists as well as Janelle Monae and Wondaland.
The “Rio 2″ soundtrack, which features Chenoweth as well as Muskogee native Ester Dean, dropped last month, and you can click here to listen to the songs, including a couple of hilarious and operatic collaborations from Chenoweth and Clement.