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.
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Xerxexx on Feb 16, 2012
awesome stuff. one of my top 11 movies...of all time.
Phantomrockcity on Feb 16, 2012
i loved that movie so much
DoomCanoe on Feb 16, 2012
it was genuinely great, wasn't it? witty, cerebral, surreal *and* slapstick, like a hyper-realistic Terry Gilliam film written by Hunter S Thompson. an adult's animation that kids could watch. and it looks just startling on blu ray.
son_et_lumiere on Feb 19, 2012
there was that video floating around before this was released where johnny depp and the other actors were actually physically moving around like their characters and stuff. i want to see the entire movie like that.
fem!anon on Feb 17, 2012
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