Check Out This Cool Visual Effects Reel for Gore Verbinski's 'Rango'
by Ben Pearson
February 16, 2012
Almost a year ago, audiences were treated to one of the strangest animated films in recent memory. Not a traditional "kid's movie" by a long shot, Gore Verbinski's reateaming with Johnny Depp in Paramount's Rango is a funny post-modern western full of homage to classic films that came before it. Featuring fantastic performances from Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, and more, the film went on to win Best Animated Feature at the 2011 Annie Awards and is up for the same prize at the Oscars. Now Paramount has sent out this cool visual effects reel to help sway voters' minds at the last minute. Watch the video below!
Here's Industrial Light & Magic's visual effects reel for Rango straight from Paramount's YouTube page:
Rango is 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 animated 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 has Rango on Blu-Ray/DVD shelves everywhere right this minute. Visit the official website here: RangoMovie.com.