Rango

Sergio Leone meets Walt Disney.

Taking animation into the Wild West, director Gore Verbinski and Paramount Pictures won an Oscar for Best Animated Picture.

And they did it by making a film far-more inventive and funny than anything the House of Mouse or Pixar were producing that year.

Our (frequently trembling) hero is a pampered chameleon voiced by Johnny Depp, who staggers into a lawless town with absolutely no plans to clean it up.

But fate has other plans, and soon Rango is wearing a sheriff’s badge and makin’ time with Isla Fisher’s slightly-batty iguana.

Clint Eastwood would approve.

 

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