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

By EW Staff
Updated March 01, 2011 at 05:00 AM EST
Paramount Pictures

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.