Nigel’s song

My favourite animated film by a loooong way is Rio, and my favourite character is the wonderfully psychopathic sulphur-crested cockatoo Nigel. In a former life Nigel was a television star with his own show, but then he was replaced by a parakeet. Scarred by the experience and fuelled by his hatred of parakeets in particular and exotic birds in general, Nigel is the most menacing screen villain since Cruella de Vil.

The most memorable scene in the film for me is Nigel’s song ‘Pretty Bird’ where he raps his hard-luck story to a backing track of terrified exotic birds. If you’ve never seen RIO, check this out. The rhymes are top notch!

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Stephen Davies

Children's author: picture books, chapter books and YA novels

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