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 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 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.
Hans Zimmer - Composer
Lee Orloff - SOUND MIXER
John Bell - Production Designer
John Logan - Screenwriter
David Shannon - Character Animation; Production Designer; Co-producer
Mark "Crash" McCreery
James Ward Byrkit
Ian Abercrombie - Actor/"Puppetmaster 3"
Ned Beatty - American character actor
John Cothran Jr.
Patrika Darbo - Supporting Actress
Johnny Depp - American Actor - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STR
Charles Fleischer - AMERICAN ACTOR
Beth Grant - Star, HARD SCRAMBLED (2006)
Alfred Molina - British actor SPIDER-MAN 2
Bill Nighy - British actor, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, UNDERWORLD
Stephen Root - Actor/"Monkey Shines"
Stephen D. Root - Actor/"Monkey Shines"
Harry Dean Stanton - American character actor
Dean Stanton - American character actor
Alanna Ubach - Star, HARD SCRAMBLED (2006)
Vincent Kartheiser - Actor/"Alaska"
Ryan Hurst - REMEMBER THE TITANS
Ray Winstone - Actor/"Ladybird Ladybird"
Kim Whitley - American Actress - NEXT FRIDAY
Kym Whitley - American Actress - NEXT FRIDAY
Claudia Black - Actress
Isla Fisher - Actress, WEDDING CRASHERS
Abigail Breslin - Actor, SIGNS (2002)
Maile Flanagan - Voice actor, NARUTO (2002)
Lew Temple - Actor
Joseph A. Nunez
4 stars out of 4 -- "RANGO is some kind of miracle: An animated comedy for smart moviegoers, wonderfully made, great to look at, wickedly satirical....Its brilliant and startling characters spring from the screen..." - 03/02/2011 Chicago Sun-Times
"A marvelous mash-up of Old West and newfangled, RANGO rewrites the animation playbook with its eye-popping critters and varmints..." - 03/04/2011 Los Angeles Times
"[T]his rambling, anarchic tale is gratifyingly fresh and eccentric....Both Mr. McCreery and Mr. Depp are crucial to the look and rhythm of RANGO, keeping it vigorously strange..." - 03/03/2011 New York Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "Depp possesses one of the finest speaking voices in the business....And he brings all that protean talent to bear on Rango, this ingenious neo-Western's protagonist who isn't just chameleon-like but a chameleon, period." - 03/03/2011 Washington Post
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Wonderfully animated, witty and imaginative, it is full of jokes..." - 03/01/2011 Box Office
"It looks great, thanks to Industrial Light & Magic....RANGO is like nothing you've ever seen." - 03/17/2011 Rolling Stone
"Thanks to Depp's own chameleonlike performance and the camaraderie of the cast's voice-recording sessions run like live theater, the script has a lively, improvised feel." -- Grade: B- - 03/11/2011 Entertainment Weekly
3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he Wild West action is at least as accomplished as TOY STORY 3's spectacular opening...[and] the staples of the genre work just as well with critters as they do with people." - 05/01/2011 Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] pleasing, knockabout animated Western....It's Looney Tunes meets Leone..." - 08/01/2011 Uncut