Characters out of the screen, nice music and emotion of millions of families who wait for New Year’s Eve, in Copacabana 2014 there will be the animation “Rio2”, directed by Carlos Saldanha, with a worldwide opening in March 28th. This time, the charismatic characters_ as the blue macaws named Blu and Jade_ they will be introduced to about 2,3 millions of people in Copacabana.
The traditional Eve is promoted by the city hall, through RIOTOUR.
The secretary, Antonio Pedro Figueira de Mello, believes that Copacabana’s New Year’s Eve will make Rio de Janeiro even more worthy. “We want to show the Olympic city to the whole world and nothing better than the Eve to do so. This year, the Event will be transmitted live to South America and United States by Fox. Rede Globo television will also transmit the party to Rio de Janeiro” Says Antonio Pedro.
The animation will be complete in three stages set along Copacabana beach, gathering about 20 musical attractions among artists and DJs. The characters of “Rio 2” Nico (canário amarelo), Pedro (pássaro ruivo) and Blu will take part in the countdown to 2014.
To this event musicians that take part in Rio 2 will also make presentations. Seven times winner of Grammy, Will.i.am is known not only for his work with Black Eyed Peas, which sold 31 millions of albums of singles to the whole world, but also for his work as a solo artist, including his current solo album, # willpower. In the animation, he is Pedro’s voice. The compositor John Powell and Carlinhos Brown (member of the Tv program The Voice Brasil), are responsible for the soundtrack of the animation, and they also take part in the event, along with Lulu Santos, Nando Reis, Beth Carvalho and the Escola de Samba Vila Isabel (Champion of 2013)
Check the whole program below.
This year, the fireworks spectacle will be synchronized with the soundtrack literally cinematic. The compositor John Powel, who received an Oscar nomination for “How to Train Your Dragon” in 2011 and responsible for American super-production soundtracks, as “Rio” itself, “Kung Fu Panda”, “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Shrek”, is the one who will sign the production.
The public will have the opportunity to be touched in the first 16 minutes of 2014 with a huge spectacle of fireworks that will light up the sky above Copacabana, in six multicolored phases and playful pictures inspired by the motion.
Phase 1: Blue Flight
It represents Blu’s arrival in Copacabana. Huge fountains and big blue vulcans emerge from the sea to end up in a big explosion of colors.
Phase 2: Forest of Colors
A colorful forest surrounded by glamorous butterflies and palms.
Phase 3: Exuberant Nature
The sky is filled with green representing the rich country’s fauna. Vertical trunks go up to the sky ending in an unexpected whirl while Brazil’s flag is formed.
Phase 4: Carioca’s Watercolor
Meteors get to the sky creating an immense rainbow with several tones from violet to red.
Phase 5: A New Time Birth
Among many firework shots a solar effect lights up the sky bringing its golden shining to the place. Lightly, everything goes dark and the sky is fulfilled once more by the effects of hearts and angels.
Phase 6: Welcome to 2014
The climax of the spectacle with explosions in bright white reinforces the vows of a new illuminated and full of peace new year.
In order to guarantee accuracy, beauty and security, a group of 85 specialized professionals, among producers and pyrotechnics organize a huge structure that holds 24 tons of fireworks distributed in 11 ferries throughout the beach.
LINE-UP OF THE STAGES
MAIN STAGE (In front of Copacabana Palace)
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. _ DJ Duda M
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. _ Nando Reis
9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. _ DJ Zabumba
10:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. _ Lulu Santos
11:45 p.m. to 00:20 a.m. _ The turn of the year
00:20 a.m. to 01:30 a.m. _ Carlinhos Brown
02:50 a.m. to 03:30 a.m. _ Escola de Samba Vila Isabel (Champion of 2013)
SANTA CLARA STAGE (In front of Santa Clara street)
06:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m._ DJ Marquinhos RT
07:00 p.m. to 08:15 p.m._ Luis Carlinhos
8:21 p.m. to 08:30 p.m._ DJ Marquinhos RT
8:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m._ Sylvinho Blau Blau
09:50 p.m. to 10:20 p.m._ DJ Marquinhos RT
10:25 p.m. to 11:45 p.m._ Beth Carvalho
11:45 p.m. to 00:20 a.m._ The turn of the year
00:20 a.m. to 01:30 a.m._ Escola de Samba Beija-Flor (2nd place of 2013)
01:30 a.m. to 03:00 a.m._ Escola de Samba Unidos da Tijuca (3rd place of 2013)
BEAT 98 STAGE (in Leme)
06:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m._ DJ Brinquinho
07:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m._ DJ Lesco
08:00 p.m. to 09:30 p.m._ DJ Corello participation
08:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m._ Sambaí
09:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m._ DJ Lesco
10:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m._ João Gabriel
11:30 p.m. to 00:20 a.m._ Momento Virada
00:20 a.m. to 01:20 a.m._ G5
01:20 a.m. to 02:30 a.m._ DJ Lesco
NUMBERS OF NEW YEAR’S EVE IN COPACABANA
2,3 millions of people in 2013
767 thousands of tourists expected in 2014 *from RioTur
614 millions of dollars of profit with tourism *from RioTur
300 toilets distributed throughout the beach.
4 medical posts
1500 professionals in the production group with the suppliers.
32 delay towers
30 police posts
26 mobile ICU
16 minutes of fireworks
24 tons of fireworks
24.000 firework shots with 11.000 reaching above 100 meters.
11 firework ferries (situated at 400 meters from the seashore)
50 pyrotechnics with 44 on board in protecting containers.
6 firework stages
About Riotur: It’s a Rio de Janeiro’s tourism company S.A. _Semi-Public Corporation_ is an executive organ of the Secretaria Especial de Turismo and its goal is implementing the tourism politics in Rio de Janeiro city, formulated by the Secretary in consonance with the directories and the programs set by city’s administration.
The main goal of Riotur is capturing touristic flows, of national and international markets to the city deflagrating the productive chain of tourism generating new cash settlement, rising of job offers and tax collection strengthen the city.