Rango Trailer Starring Johnny Depp

A few weeks back we posted a strange teaser for Gore Verbinski’s next film, Rango, and expressed bewilderment as a single animated wind-up fish slowly traversed the screen. Now this week the veil of secrecy has finally been lifted and the first official trailer has dropped over at Apple.com. And you know what? For the first time in a long while, a CGI film with talking animals actually has me somewhat interested.

Rango appears to be about a chameleon (voiced by Johnny Depp), who is a stranger to the Mojave Desert, struggling to survive in a harsh environment reminiscent of the Wild West. While the words “From the Director of Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Johnny Depp” will probably be enough to sell most people on this movie, I am really digging the character designs and the quality of the animation here. As far as I know, this is the first time ILM has undertaken a feature-length animated film, and it definitely looks like they will be giving Pixar and DreamWorks a run for their money. Rango hits theatres on March 4th, 2011; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.




  • The animation looks spectacular.

  • Falsk

    The animation is gorgeous. Totally didn’t recognize Depp’s voice–but I guess I kinda like that. The movie looks bizarre, though…

  • Marc

    It’s about time someone blended realism with stylized character designs! This looks head and shoulders better than the tired hyper colorful worlds we’ve been getting from every animation studio out there.

    I for one am looking forward to this.

  • Kasper

    A must-see for sure! I’m almost as excited about this as I am about The Expendables!

  • meh, not as good as Sir Billi promo with Sir Sean Conery..

  • rob

    this looks great

    the only thing that discouraged was the “from the makers of pirates of the caribean” other than that i am loving the look of this

  • Maltez

    I’m diggin the Hunter S. Thompson cameo!

  • Napalm

    Reminds me of Gorillaz’s video for the song Dirty Harry. Animation looks dope.

  • 1138

    Holy shit that looks awesome!! The animation is stellar!! Great spot and well worth the look! I am most psyched to see this in the theater!

  • 1138

    P.S. ILM really out did themselves this time around!

  • juan

    why all of a sudden i want to switch car insurances…..