Oscar-nominated “Rango” set for limited re-release

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Rango

Rango

The now Academy Award-nominated “Rango,” from director Gore Verbinski and starring the voice of Johnny Depp, saddles up for a one-week limited engagement at the ArcLight Hollywood beginning this Friday, January 27.

The original animated comedy-adventure from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, which takes moviegoers for a walk in the Wild West, was nominated Tuesday morning for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

Rango is the winner of the National Board of Review and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature, while top critics’ groups around the United States — including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. — have declared it the best animated film of 2011.

A chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, Rango dreams of being a fearless hero and is challenged to become just that when he inadvertently becomes the sheriff of a lawless desert town called Dirt.

Written by John Logan and directed by Gore Verbinski, Rango earned more than $230 million worldwide. The film also features the voices of Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone and Timothy Olyphant.

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