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Backstage at the Magic Factory: Johnny Depp on the Set of "Rango"

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Johnny Depp, Isla Fischer and Bill Nighy talk about director Gore Verbinski's approach to filming this animated tale--he actually has his actors in the same room! (Published Monday, Dec 27, 2010)

    We normally avoid these pathetic featurette things like the plague. They tend to be full of footage you've already seen interspersed with clips of "interviews" with actors listlessly spewing boiler plate. This "Rango" featurette is decidedly different.

    Depp takes us on the set of director Gore Verbinski's upcoming animated adventure, which also stars Isla Fischer and Bill Nighy, about a chameleon suffering through an identity crisis.

    "Rango"

    [NATL] "Rango"
    This teaser does nothing to shed any light on the upcoming animated feature from director Gore Verbinski and starring the voices of Johny Depp, Bill Nighy, Isla Fisher, Stephen Root and Abigail Breslin. Enjoy! (Published Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010)

    What's cool is that Verbinski not only has his actors working together, he also shot footage of them acting out all the scenes and used that as a model for the animators. It sad that this approach, which sounds totally obvious, is not the norm.

    "Rango" arrives March 4.

    This Trailer for Johnny Depp's "Rango" Looks Seriously Dope

    [NATL] "Rango"
    Johnny Depp is Rango, a chameleon going through an identity crisis, who accidentally becomes the hero and then sheriff of a small desert town. Written and directed by "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski, the film comes out March 4. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)