Released two years ago today, and last year’s winner of the Academy Award for best feature animated film, the cartoon oif the day is Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp- wow, that sounds like a couple of pirate films we know- this stylish western was on the tops of many lists last year. Let us know what you thought of this one.
A comedy-adventure that takes moviegoers for a hilarious and heartfelt walk in the Wild West. The story follows the comical, transformative journey of Rango, a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in?
When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, a lawless outpost populated by the desert’s most wily and whimsical creatures, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds that he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt… until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be.
Rango is an exciting new twist on the classic Western legend of the outsider who saves a town, and himself in the process.
Release date is that of Los Angeles premiere; general release date was March 4, 2011.
The first animated feature film for award-winning special effects house Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).