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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  • 4k4k
    AWESOME!!!! Going to check this out alright.
  • 4k4k
    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.
  • tms
  • solo calrissian
    weird, but cool. reminds me of a Bugs life in a strange way...
  • Adster
    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??
  • floppytall
    Looks pretty good and it actually got some laughs out of me. It has a really odd vibe for a Nickelodeon movie though.
  • Michael Lee
    I am loving how the chameleon is rocking the Acapulco shirt. Very Hunter S. Thompson.
  • imthinking.tyler
    @7 did you notice the fear and loathing cameo when he was on the windshield.
  • brank un
    and if u notice the scene where the lizard splats against the window-- the driver is hunter on his way to las vegas.
  • Traveler
    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?
  • yep
    Looks brilliant.
  • EJP
    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.
  • ville
    but why is he doing an impression of Jim Henson? he sounds like Kermit
  • SuicidalOptimist
    #9 Haaah, that's true! Amazing! xD
  • goudos
    Yep, ILM for sure. The cantina looked very familiar...
  • Eli
    Looks... strange. Still, I wanna see where it goes.
  • Marty
    #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...
  • MMH
    Show me more, this looks great.
  • beavis
  • Duck
    I'm sure I'll be seeing this trailer in front of The Last Airbender
  • dex
    Cool! you gotta love those Mariachi Owls.
  • indyjack86
    Finally a cartoon of mexican desert animals featuring mariachi owls and george lopez isn't one of them!
  • Kevin
    This actually looks pretty darn awesome.
  • godius333
    kinda remembers me of "fear and loathing"
  • cicool
    #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 😉
  • Danni
    im so gonna go seee this one !!!!! yay
  • Deathtoll 2010
    @ #22 I think he was the desert toad.
  • TheLOLrapist
    movie looks cool i guess but, will he save me 15% or more on my car insurance?
  • a fig
    this reminds me of a CG rockos modern life
  • shadow
    @Fig Oh dear god that would be amazing.
  • arjones
    @15 made me laugh thanks! I think this looks funny and Depp is always a favorite. I look forward to seeing this.
  • lubomir heidinger
    this the shit. i'm in.
  • Tim
    Is it me or is he wearing the same shirt as he wore in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
  • xsvNRG
    This looks like a PG Fear & Loathing for kids...trippy and weird all at once. I like it.
  • 34 - exactly what I was thinking
  • kitano0
    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!
  • Johny Depp is So Funny 😀
  • Lincoln
    This looks better than any animated release I've seen lately.
  • 1544K
    YES in a heartbeat! Looks amazing....
  • 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
  • mwah
    Too bad the can protected the eagle from getting hurt..




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