This Day in Movie History – March 4th, 2011 – Rango Released in Theaters

An animated film centered around a chameleon and a town named Dirt was released six years ago today.

Rango was written by John Logan and directed by Gore Verbinski (with story by Logan, Verbinksi and James Ward Byrkit). It was released in theaters on March 4th, 2011.

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Courtesy: Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies

In the CGI feature, a chameleon named Rango who loves acting gets swept into the town named Dirt, which is desperately dry. And, so, he takes on his latest role, a brave sheriff to fight the villain behind their dehydration situation! But, is he in over his head?

Rango is voiced by Johnny Depp and the feature also has the voice talents of Alfred Molina, Ned Beatty, Abigail Breslin, and Stephen Root. The film was a moderate success, making nearly $250 million on a budget of $135 million. It won the Best Animated Film at the Academy Awards for that year.

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