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Oxfam International, Nabil Elderkin, File, Associated Press
FILE - In this undated photo released by Oxfam International on Sept. 21, 2008, singer Sergio Mendes shows his signature on a hat in a show of commitment to fight poverty. Mendes, along with Brazilian singer Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett, were nominated Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012 for an Academy Award for best original song for "Real in Rio" from the animated film "Rio." The Oscars will be presented Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Billy Crystal and broadcast live on ABC.

NEW YORK — Sergio Mendes scored an Oscar nomination for his song "Real In Rio" and he says the animated film will most likely have a sequel.

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The Brazilian musician says "Rio" director Carlos Saldanha may want to tie the sequel to the 2014 World Cup, which will take place in Brazil.

Mendes says he thinks "the plan is for the movie to come three or four months before the World Cup."

Mendes believes a meeting is planned for next week. Fox didn't immediately respond to an email request seeking comment on the possibility of a sequel.

"Rio" was released last year. It's about birds adventuring to Rio de Janeiro with the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway.