Must Watch: First Teaser for Johnny Depp's Animated Rango

June 29, 2010
Source: Apple

Rango Teaser

Paramount has debuted the first teaser trailer for Gore Verbinski's Rango on Apple today. Yesterday we unveiled the first poster and reveal of the chameleon Rango, as voiced by Johnny Depp. The voice cast also includes Abigail Breslin, Bill Nighy, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina and Ray Winstone. Those mariacha owls actually show up all the time and sometimes break the fourth wall and look like they'll be a lot of fun. I'm really looking forward to this, it actually looks pretty good, and it's ILM's first ever full-length animated feature. Check out the first teaser trailer below and stick around for an alternate version a bit later. Enjoy!

Watch the first teaser for Gore Verbinski's Rango:

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You can also watch the teaser trailer for Rango in High Definition on Apple

Update: Paramount has also provided us with a second slightly different version of the same teaser trailer as a participant in the press event yesterday. I've added that other teaser below for your viewing pleasure!

Watch the second slightly diff teaser for Gore Verbinski's Rango:

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Rango is being directed by filmmaker Gore Verbinski, of The Mexican, The Ring, The Weather Man, and all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The script was written by John Logan (Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Aviator, Sweeney Todd) based on a story by Verbinski and James Ward Byrkit. ILM is animating using "cutting edge techniques" that "allow [them] to capture and translate every aspect of Johnny's performance, using it to drive the computer-generated character in a way that has yet to be seen." Paramount is bringing Rango to theaters on March 4th, 2011 next spring. Visit the official website as well:

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Reader Feedback - 41 Comments


AWESOME!!!! Going to check this out alright.

4k4k on Jun 29, 2010


So unique. It is like something that Tim Burton should be doing instead of all this adaption stuff he has been doing the past decade now.

4k4k on Jun 29, 2010



tms on Jun 29, 2010


weird, but cool. reminds me of a Bugs life in a strange way...

solo calrissian on Jun 29, 2010


Looks great! but.... "ILM is animating using "cutting edge techniques" that "allow [them] to capture and translate every aspect of Johnny's performance, using it to drive the computer-generated character in a way that has yet to be seen" Isn't that what they already said about the Avatar technology??

Adster on Jun 29, 2010


Looks pretty good and it actually got some laughs out of me. It has a really odd vibe for a Nickelodeon movie though.

floppytall on Jun 29, 2010


I am loving how the chameleon is rocking the Acapulco shirt. Very Hunter S. Thompson.

Michael Lee on Jun 29, 2010


@7 did you notice the fear and loathing cameo when he was on the windshield.

imthinking.tyler on Jun 29, 2010


and if u notice the scene where the lizard splats against the window-- the driver is hunter on his way to las vegas.

brank un on Jun 29, 2010


Ummmm. This looks awesome! Is it just me or does J.D.'s voice sound different when not matched with his face? I always forget that its his voice in Corpse Bride but otherwise its very distinguishable. Does that make sense?

Traveler on Jun 29, 2010


Looks brilliant.

yep on Jun 29, 2010


The yell the lizard did when he was running sounded just like yell of Captain Jack Sparrow as he was running along the beach in DMC.

EJP on Jun 29, 2010


but why is he doing an impression of Jim Henson? he sounds like Kermit

ville on Jun 29, 2010


#9 Haaah, that's true! Amazing! xD

SuicidalOptimist on Jun 29, 2010


Yep, ILM for sure. The cantina looked very familiar...

goudos on Jun 29, 2010


Looks... strange. Still, I wanna see where it goes.

Eli on Jun 29, 2010


#5 You're correct. 'Avatar" has already broken that ground. I'd expect film journalists to be more aware of the nature of this epochal breakthrough. Robert Legato, an Academy Award-winning visual effects genius, helped James Cameron accomplish this unprecedented feat. Before you hear again that Steven Spielberg on his upcoming "Tin Tin" film used a "new" technology "to capture and translate every aspect of actors' performances, using it to drive the computer-generated character in a way that has yet to be seen", I recommend to listen to Robert Legato's fabulous, illuminating interview on Kevin Pollak's show: (it starts at 0:16:00). You'll find out how for the first time in cinema history filmmakers managed to "beat the computers." The door has been opened...

Marty on Jun 29, 2010


Show me more, this looks great.

MMH on Jun 29, 2010



beavis on Jun 29, 2010


I'm sure I'll be seeing this trailer in front of The Last Airbender

Duck on Jun 29, 2010


Cool! you gotta love those Mariachi Owls.

dex on Jun 29, 2010


Finally a cartoon of mexican desert animals featuring mariachi owls and george lopez isn't one of them!

indyjack86 on Jun 29, 2010


This actually looks pretty darn awesome.

Kevin on Jun 29, 2010


kinda remembers me of "fear and loathing"

godius333 on Jun 29, 2010


#5 He is not really correct 😉 That's what WETA said, not ILM. WETA was the main vfx company of Avatar and they made the whole characters stuff with cooperation of giantstudios. ILM did spaceships, explosions, amp suits, etc. ILM was always "a fan" of rotomation instead of motion capture. They believe in animator's work. Even when they used special costumes with markers (Pirates of the Caribbean) they still did roto... In District 9 Image Engine also mainly used rotomation. (sorry for my English 😉

cicool on Jun 29, 2010


im so gonna go seee this one !!!!! yay

Danni on Jun 29, 2010


@ #22 I think he was the desert toad.

Deathtoll 2010 on Jun 29, 2010


movie looks cool i guess but, will he save me 15% or more on my car insurance?

TheLOLrapist on Jun 30, 2010


this reminds me of a CG rockos modern life

a fig on Jun 30, 2010


@Fig Oh dear god that would be amazing.

shadow on Jun 30, 2010


@15 made me laugh thanks! I think this looks funny and Depp is always a favorite. I look forward to seeing this.

arjones on Jun 30, 2010


this the shit. i'm in.

lubomir heidinger on Jun 30, 2010


Is it me or is he wearing the same shirt as he wore in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?

Tim on Jun 30, 2010


This looks like a PG Fear & Loathing for kids...trippy and weird all at once. I like it.

xsvNRG on Jun 30, 2010


34 - exactly what I was thinking

Nick Sears on Jun 30, 2010


This looks great...the cantina scene looks like star wars meets butch and sundance! I hope they keep the inside jokes. But not too many.... #28....lmao!

kitano0 on Jun 30, 2010


Johny Depp is So Funny 😀

mybabymovies on Jul 1, 2010


This looks better than any animated release I've seen lately.

Lincoln on Jul 1, 2010


YES in a heartbeat! Looks amazing....

1544K on Jul 1, 2010


Holy Hell!! I am soooo there!!! This looks AWESOME!! @13, that's what I thought. Sounds like Johnny Depp is method acting and channeling Kermit the Frog, but other than that I am so on board for this. Funny that "Alice in Wonderland" came out March 5th and now we get another Depp movie almost exactly a year later:P

Marc on Jul 2, 2010


Too bad the can protected the eagle from getting hurt..

mwah on Jul 8, 2010

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