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Rango

Johnny Depp takes a walk on the wild side as an animated chameleon

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SWASHBUCKLING HERO Rango featuring the voice of Johnny Depp
Paramount Pictures

Rango

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
107 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/04/11
performer:
Johnny Depp, Ned Beatty, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Timothy Olyphant
director:
Gore Verbinski
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
John Logan
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

STARRING Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, and Timothy Olyphant
DIRECTED BY Gore Verbinski

Johnny Depp plays the titular character, a Hawaiian shirt-wearing pet chameleon who is transported from the safety of his terrarium to a desert town populated by other anthropomorphic critters. Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, and Alfred Molina round out the cast. The movie marks Industrial Light & Magic’s first foray into full-length animated films; until now, the CGI experts have been best known for providing the effects for movies like Jurassic Park, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and, of course, the Star Wars movies.