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A pet chameleon who has lived his entire life in the confines of a cozy glass terrarium discovers adventure beyond his wildest imagination in this animated Western adventure from director Gore Verbinski. When we first meet Rango (voice of Johnny Depp), the sheltered pet chameleon is safe in his terrarium, and embarking on epic adventures through the power of imagination. Then, suddenly, his safe existence is irrevocably upended thanks to a bump in the road that sends him soaring out of a car window and right onto the searing-hot asphalt of a desert highway. On the advice of a wise armadillo who relays the story of the Spirit of the West, our conical-eyed hero sets out in search of a town called Dirt, narrowly escaping a hungry hawk and encountering a self-sufficient pioneer named Beans (voice of Isla Fisher) along the way. Upon arriving in the dusty desert town, Rango wanders into the local bar and convinces the townspeople that he's a notorious gunslinger with a lightning-fast trigger finger. When one of the locals challenges Rango to a showdown on Main Street, the hawk that menaced our hero on his way to town shows up looking for a rematch, and ends up beak-down in the dirt. Convinced that Rango is the real deal, the Mayor (voice of Ned Beatty) decides to name the brave chameleon their new sheriff. But Rango's honeymoon in Dirt is short-lived when bandits steal the town's entire supply of water, and the newly christened sheriff forms a posse in order to get it back. Little do they realize they were all being manipulated by one greedy power-monger who's determined to keep the people of Dirt under his thumb with the help of a diabolical villain named Rattlesnake Jake (voice of Bill Nighy) whose Gatling-gun tail makes Swiss cheese of all challengers. Now, if Rango can just locate the Spirit of the West (voice of Timothy Olyphant) and summon the courage to realize his true potential, perhaps he can finally free the people of Dirt from the tyranny that binds them, and discover his true destiny under the scorching desert sun. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 4, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Producers Guild of America John Carls Best Animated Feature 2011 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Craig Wood Best Edited Animated Feature 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gore Verbinski Best Animated Feature 2011 Winner
Producers Guild of America Gore Verbinski Best Animated Feature 2011 Nominee

Cast

Johnny Depp
as Rango
Isla Fisher
as Beans
Abigail Breslin
as Priscilla
Ned Beatty
as Mayor
Alfred Molina
as Roadkill
Bill Nighy
as Rattlesnake Jake
Harry Dean Stanton
as Balthazar
Ray Winstone
as Bad Bill
Timothy Olyphant
as The Spirit of the West
Stephen Root
as Doc
Stephen Root
as Merrimack
Ian Abercrombie
as Ambrose
Gil Birmingham
as Wounded Bird
Claudia Black
as Angelique
Blake Clark
as Buford
John Cothran, Jr.
as Elgin
Patrika Darbo
as Delilah
Patrika Darbo
as Maybelle
George Del Hoyo
as Señor Flan - Mariachi Accordion
Johnny Depp
as Lars
Maile Flanagan
as Lucky
Charles Fleischer
as Elbows
Beth Grant
as Bonnie
Ryan Hurst
as Jedidiah
Vincent Kartheiser
as Ezekiel
Vincent Kartheiser
as Lasso Rodent
Hemky Madera
as Chorizo
Alex Manugian
as Spoons
Mark "Crash" McCreery
as Parsons
Joseph A. Nuñez
as Rock-Eye
Chris Parson
as Hazel Moats
Chris Parson
as Kinski
Chris Parson
as Stump
Chris Parson
as Clinker
Chris Parson
as Lenny
Chris Parson
as Boseefus
Chris Parson
as Dirt Kid
Stephen Root
as Mr. Snuggles
Lew Temple
as Furgus
Lew Temple
as Hitch
Alanna Ubach
as Boo Cletus
Alanna Ubach
as FrescaMiss
Alanna Ubach
as Daisy
Gore Verbinski
as Sergeant Turley
Gore Verbinski
as Crevice
Gore Verbinski
as Slim
Gore Verbinski
as Lupe - Mariachi Violin
Kym E. Whitley
as Melonee
Keith Campbell
as Sod Buster
Mark "Crash" McCreery
as Parsons
Ryan Hurst
as Jedidiah
Kym E. Whitley
as Melonee
Blake Clark
as Buford
John Cothran, Jr.
as Elgin
Claudia Black
as Angelique
Ian Abercrombie
as Ambrose
Joseph A. Nuñez
as Rock-Eye
Hemky Madera
as Chorizo
Alanna Ubach
as FrescaMiss
Alanna Ubach
as Daisy
Alanna Ubach
as Boo Cletus
Chris Parson
as Lenny
Chris Parson
as Dirt Kid
Chris Parson
as Clinker
Alex Manugian
as Spoons
Chris Parson
as Boseefus
Chris Parson
as Kinski
Chris Parson
as Stump
Chris Parson
as Hazel Moats
Gore Verbinski
as Slim
Gore Verbinski
as Crevice
Gore Verbinski
as Lupe - Mariachi Violin
Gore Verbinski
as Sergeant Turley
Stephen Root
as Doc
Stephen Root
as Merrimack
Stephen Root
as Mr. Snuggles
Maile Flanagan
as Lucky
George Del Hoyo
as Señor Flan - Mariachi Accordion
Lew Temple
as Furgus
Johnny Depp
as Lars
Lew Temple
as Hitch
Vincent Kartheiser
as Lasso Rodent
Vincent Kartheiser
as Ezekiel
Beth Grant
as Bonnie
Gil Birmingham
as Wounded Bird
Charles Fleischer
as Elbows
Patrika Darbo
as Delilah
Patrika Darbo
as Maybelle

Crew

Gore Verbinski
Director
Graham King
Producer
Gore Verbinski
Producer
John Carls
Producer
John Logan
Screen Story
John Logan
Screenwriter
Gore Verbinski
Screen Story
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
Craig Wood
Editor
Mark "Crash" McCreery
Production Designer
Aaron McBride
Art Director
David Shannon
Co-producer
Shari Hanson
Co-producer
Tim Headington
Executive Producer
Lee Orloff
Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Kopald
Sound Editor
Christopher Boyes
Re-Recording Mixer
Derrick Carlin
Lead Animator
David Feiss
Storyboard Artist
Maia Kayser
Lead Animator
Jurgen Gross
Storyboard Artist
Paul Massey
Re-Recording Mixer
Leandro Estebecorena
CGI Effects
Josh Hayes
Storyboard Artist
John Knoll
Visual Effects Supervisor
Robert McGee
Additional Casting
Christian Alzmann
Conceptual Design
Addison Teague
Supervising Sound Editor
Andy Wong
Lead Animator
Colin Benoit
Layout
Jakub Pistecky
Lead Animator
David Shannon
Character Design
Hal Hickel
Animation Director
Ruth Lambert
Additional Casting
Nick Walker
Layout
Charles Alleneck
Lead Animator
Nelson Sepulveda
Digital Effects Compositor
Wyatt Jones
Additional Editing
Roger Deakins
Visual Consultant
Mark "Crash" McCreery
Character Design
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