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Foxx loved working with Will.i.am

Published 31/01/2011 | 11:57

Jamie Foxx really got into being a bird for Rio
Jamie Foxx really got into being a bird for Rio

Jamie Foxx has said it was amazing teaming up with Will.i.am on a song for their new animated film Rio.

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"Will.i.am, I mean that's big business," the actor laughed at a special press day for the film in LA .

The Academy Award-winning actor admitted: "We worked in the studio together on the music, to watch him work was amazing."

The 43-year-old star plays Bobby, the yellow canary, in the bird tale which is set in South America.

"It was my first time doing this so it was a lot of fun. I had pockets of feathers every time I went to work, I worked on my bird impersonations. I really got into it, it was fantastic!" he laughed.

Ahead of the film's UK release in April, producers laid on the special party to reveal there will also be a special edition of the massively popular mobile app Angry Birds based around the movie.

Jamie revealed his family has already given the film a thumbs up.

"I had my little daughter watch it and she was like 'wow, that's dad's voice' so it was amazing," he said.

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