Johnny Depp bringing Rango to Blu-ray

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that the animated film RANGO, featuring the voice talents of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina and Timothy Olyphant and directed by Gore Verbinski, will be available on Blu-ray July 12, 2011. The film follows Rango (Depp) a chameleon who accidentally winds up in the small town of Dirt, which is in the Wild West and is in need of a new sheriff. RANGO did rather well at the box office and pulled in nearly $120 million world-wide. It didn’t quite hit the budget (which was $135 million) but considering how bad some of these films have been doing at theaters this is pretty successful.

I heard that this particular film was a little more adult oriented than kid-friendly, so keep this in mind if you are planning on picking it up for the summer. Special features include:

Rango Blu-ray

  • Filmmakers Commentary: Director/co-writer/producer Gore Verbinski, head of story James Ward Byrkit, production designer Mark “Crash” McCreery, animation director Hal Hickel and visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander dissect the extended cut of the film
  • Breaking The Rules, Making Animation History: Discover how Gore Verbinski and Industrial Light & Magic prepared for their first animated movie by following every step the filmmakers made to create the film.
    • Part 1: The Stage Is Set
    • Part 2: Now We Ride
  • Real Creatures of Dirt: Animal experts talk about the real creatures that inspired the characters of Rango, while the filmmakers explain why they chose specific animals to reflect certain personality traits.
  • Storyboard Reel Picture-In-Picture: Enhance your movie-viewing experience by watching the theatrical cut of the film with picture-in-picture storyboards.
  • A Field Trip to Dirt: Using the technology and footage from ILM’s special cameras, viewers are put in control of their own tour of Dirt. From there, users can select the streets they want to explore and the characters they’d like to interact with, discovering trivia and other bonus footage along the way.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer

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