History WesternAnimation / Rango

23rd Nov '16 6:07:15 AM Qube
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* BadBadActing: Rango and his posse disguise themselves as an acting troupe to arrest the groundhog clan. Given the lack of acting experience his posse seems to have, HilarityEnsues.

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* BadBadActing: Rango and his posse disguise themselves as an acting troupe to arrest the groundhog mole clan. Given the lack of acting experience his posse seems to have, HilarityEnsues.



** "The signal! Something must've gone wrong!" (As they stand surrounded by a huge clan of hostile groundhogs.)

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** "The signal! Something must've gone wrong!" (As they stand surrounded by a huge clan of hostile groundhogs.moles.)



* CastOfSnowflakes: Every critter in the movie (and there are dozens of them) has a very individual face. Even the groundhogs.

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* CastOfSnowflakes: Every critter in the movie (and there are dozens of them) has a very individual face. Even the groundhogs.moles.



** [[spoiler:The climax uses practically everything in the entire film. The road from earlier, Roadkill, the walking cacti, and Spirit of the West, all of which are seen or mentioned at the beginning of the film help Rango out of his HeroicBSOD. They're used again, along with the groundhog family, Jake's fear of hawks, the hole dug by the groundhogs, the pipe underground, and Rango's "one bullet" each play a huge role in defeating the mayor at the end of the film. The writers practically made everything in the entire film a ChekhovsGun!]]

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** [[spoiler:The climax uses practically everything in the entire film. The road from earlier, Roadkill, the walking cacti, and Spirit of the West, all of which are seen or mentioned at the beginning of the film help Rango out of his HeroicBSOD. They're used again, along with the groundhog mole family, Jake's fear of hawks, the hole dug by the groundhogs, moles, the pipe underground, and Rango's "one bullet" each play a huge role in defeating the mayor at the end of the film. The writers practically made everything in the entire film a ChekhovsGun!]]



* EqualOpportunityEvil: Bad Bill's gang have conspicuously non-American accents (British; German; Mexican; [[spoiler:and since they're on the Mayor's side, we'll throw in his French secretary]]) while the people of Dirt all have easily identifiable Western accents and speech patterns. Averted with Ambrose the owl, who has a British accent and is one of the good guys and the creepy groundhogs [[spoiler:who turn out to be NecessarilyEvil and willing to switch sides.]]

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* EqualOpportunityEvil: Bad Bill's gang have conspicuously non-American accents (British; German; Mexican; [[spoiler:and since they're on the Mayor's side, we'll throw in his French secretary]]) while the people of Dirt all have easily identifiable Western accents and speech patterns. Averted with Ambrose the owl, who has a British accent and is one of the good guys and the creepy groundhogs moles [[spoiler:who turn out to be NecessarilyEvil and willing to switch sides.]]



** One of the many enemies Rango encounters are an entire clan of groundhogs riding bats mounted with little gatling guns.

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** One of the many enemies Rango encounters are an entire clan of groundhogs moles riding bats mounted with little gatling guns.



** The German version kicks the radar square in the nuts and shoots it with a double barrel, since there are at least two instances of the word bitch/whore (Schlampe) being used. The scene where Rango gets his sheriff's clothing is of particular note, as Beans is practically screaming it right at the camera before blanking out, referring to Angelique. The word ass (Arsch) is also used faintly in the background when the Rango is watching the groundhogs through binoculars. The father is hitting his son, and threatens to "beat up his ass." The movie is rated 6 and up...

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** The German version kicks the radar square in the nuts and shoots it with a double barrel, since there are at least two instances of the word bitch/whore (Schlampe) being used. The scene where Rango gets his sheriff's clothing is of particular note, as Beans is practically screaming it right at the camera before blanking out, referring to Angelique. The word ass (Arsch) is also used faintly in the background when the Rango is watching the groundhogs moles through binoculars. The father is hitting his son, and threatens to "beat up his ass." The movie is rated 6 and up...



* GondorCallsForAid: Rango enlists the aid of [[spoiler:the groundhog family]] near the end.

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* GondorCallsForAid: Rango enlists the aid of [[spoiler:the groundhog mole family]] near the end.



* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Most of the film's music is supposedly provided by the mariachi owls or similar music-playing critters. During the groundhog family's air chase, some of them are even playing "Music/RideOfTheValkyries" ... ''on banjos.''

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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Most of the film's music is supposedly provided by the mariachi owls or similar music-playing critters. During the groundhog mole family's air chase, some of them are even playing "Music/RideOfTheValkyries" ... ''on banjos.''



* LowClearance: During the bat chase Waffles tangles with one of the groundhogs atop the wagon. The rodent has Waffles pinned and it looks like it's all over for him until Rango accidentally blows up a rock spire, forming a low bridge.

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* LowClearance: During the bat chase Waffles tangles with one of the groundhogs moles atop the wagon. The rodent has Waffles pinned and it looks like it's all over for him until Rango accidentally blows up a rock spire, forming a low bridge.



* MadeOfExplodium: Apparently the bats the groundhogs have domesticated are rare Explodium Bats.

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* MadeOfExplodium: Apparently the bats the groundhogs moles have domesticated are rare Explodium Bats.



** [[spoiler:The groundhog family who try to rob the bank. While they actually ''were'' trying to steal Dirt's water reserve for themselves and appear to have a water jug when Rango and his posse arrive, at the end of the long chase sequence, everyone learns said jug was empty by the time the groundhogs got there. The BigBad is revealed soon after.]]
** Rango's final showdown with Jake. [[spoiler:He scares Jake by having the bat-riding groundhogs fly in a hawk formation and when Jake figures it out he gets cocky and empties his ammo into the sky, allowing Rango to stroll right up to him and point his revolver right between his eyes.]]

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** [[spoiler:The groundhog mole family who try to rob the bank. While they actually ''were'' trying to steal Dirt's water reserve for themselves and appear to have a water jug when Rango and his posse arrive, at the end of the long chase sequence, everyone learns said jug was empty by the time the groundhogs moles got there. The BigBad is revealed soon after.]]
** Rango's final showdown with Jake. [[spoiler:He scares Jake by having the bat-riding groundhogs moles fly in a hawk formation and when Jake figures it out he gets cocky and empties his ammo into the sky, allowing Rango to stroll right up to him and point his revolver right between his eyes.]]



* RuleOfCool: Groundhogs riding bats. That have gatling guns. And ''explode''. While Ride of the Valkyries plays. ''[[UpToEleven On banjos]]''.

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* RuleOfCool: Groundhogs Moles riding bats. That have gatling guns. And ''explode''. While Ride of the Valkyries plays. ''[[UpToEleven On banjos]]''.



* SeldomSeenSpecies: TheMovie. A plethora of seldom-used desert critters play prominent roles, including a chameleon, a gecko, an armadillo, a tortoise, groundhogs and many more.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: TheMovie. A plethora of seldom-used desert critters play prominent roles, including a chameleon, a gecko, an armadillo, a tortoise, groundhogs moles and many more.



* StandardSnippet: "Music/RideOfTheValkyries" during an aerial chase. It's even [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn in-universe]], as the groundhogs start playing it as they ride the bats. Played on ''[[EverythingIsAnInstrument banjoes and moonshine jugs]]''.

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* StandardSnippet: "Music/RideOfTheValkyries" during an aerial chase. It's even [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn in-universe]], as the groundhogs moles start playing it as they ride the bats. Played on ''[[EverythingIsAnInstrument banjoes and moonshine jugs]]''.



** Invoked again when Rango enlists the help of the groundhogs to save their imprisoned kinfolk.

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** Invoked again when Rango enlists the help of the groundhogs moles to save their imprisoned kinfolk.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Ironically, Rattlesnake Jake. [[spoiler:He is deathly afraid of hawks, what with them being his natural predator. This is used against him in the climax; the groundhogs and their bats ride in a formation that looks like a hawk. It works initially, but Jake sees through it pretty quickly.]]

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Ironically, Rattlesnake Jake. [[spoiler:He is deathly afraid of hawks, what with them being his natural predator. This is used against him in the climax; the groundhogs moles and their bats ride in a formation that looks like a hawk. It works initially, but Jake sees through it pretty quickly.]]
13th Nov '16 7:54:29 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: One of the townspeople has a voice that vaguely sounds like Pat Buttram's.
7th Nov '16 3:15:06 PM dlchen145
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An unnamed lizard falls out of the back of a car and wanders the desert, eventually reaching the town of Dirt. In an effort to impress the locals, the lizard concocts a {{Badass}} backstory, adopting the name Rango along the way, that impresses everyone and gets him hired as sheriff by the mayor. But Dirt has its own problems, the town is going through a drought and the town's water supply is disappearing, and it's up to Rango find the cause.

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An unnamed lizard falls out of the back of a car and wanders the desert, eventually reaching the town of Dirt. In an effort to impress the locals, the lizard concocts a {{Badass}} badass backstory, adopting the name Rango along the way, that impresses everyone and gets him hired as sheriff by the mayor. But Dirt has its own problems, the town is going through a drought and the town's water supply is disappearing, and it's up to Rango find the cause.



* {{Badass}}: Rattlesnake Jake.



* PrecisionFStrike: This film isn't shy about swearing despite being a family film. One particularly jarring scene is when [[spoiler:Rattlesnake Jake is squeezing Beans to death and says, "Sign the damn paper, woman!"]] And her reply of "[[{{Badass}} Go to hell]]!" That said, Jake does have the most swearing of any character, which is part of what makes him the KnightOfCerebus.

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* PrecisionFStrike: This film isn't shy about swearing despite being a family film. One particularly jarring scene is when [[spoiler:Rattlesnake Jake is squeezing Beans to death and says, "Sign the damn paper, woman!"]] And her reply of "[[{{Badass}} Go "Go to hell]]!" hell!" That said, Jake does have the most swearing of any character, which is part of what makes him the KnightOfCerebus.
7th Oct '16 11:52:47 AM erforce
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* GirlyRun: Rango. It rather resembles [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean another character of Depp's]]. Judging from the [[Creator/JohnnyDepp actor involved]] and the director of the movie (Creator/GoreVerbinski), this was fully intentional.

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* GirlyRun: Rango. It rather resembles [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean another character of Depp's]]. Judging from the [[Creator/JohnnyDepp actor involved]] and the director of the movie (Creator/GoreVerbinski), this was fully intentional.
14th Sep '16 4:12:13 PM MarkLungo
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* BarefootCartoonAnimals: Some of the supporting characters, including Buford the barkeep and Mr. Merrimack.

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* BarefootCartoonAnimals: BarefootCartoonAnimal: Some of the supporting characters, including Buford the barkeep and Mr. Merrimack.
24th Apr '16 7:30:05 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** Rock-Eye's CurseCutShort as a ShoutOut to ''Film/TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly.''

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** Rock-Eye's CurseCutShort as a ShoutOut to ''Film/TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly.''''Film/TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly''.
24th Apr '16 6:07:07 PM aye_amber
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** Rock-Eye's CurseCutShort as a ShoutOut to ''TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly''.

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** Rock-Eye's CurseCutShort as a ShoutOut to ''TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly''.''Film/TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly.''
27th Mar '16 8:32:27 PM Qube
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* BrickJoke: Rango used to have a [[GirlfriendInCanada girlfriend]], but she couldn't keep her head.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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Rango used to have a [[GirlfriendInCanada girlfriend]], but she couldn't keep her head.head.
** The Mayor is an avid golfer, having "played the game for years". [[spoiler:When Rango learns where The Mayor got his inspiration, i.e. the land development of Las Vegas, one of the most prominent things seen is a golf course, where he most likely discovered the game]]. "Learned a thing or two" indeed, tips on his swing no doubt.


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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: After apprehending the "bank robbers", Rango has a [[GoKartingWithBowser "friendly" game of golf]] with The Mayor and his staff. The difference in skill levels is obvious from the start, which is commented on, and these comments can also apply to both Rango and The Mayor's skill in political influence.
--> '''''Rango:''' You've... Obviously mastered this game.''
--> '''''The Mayor:''' Well. I've been playing it for many years, sir.''
27th Mar '16 7:51:50 PM Qube
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** The [[DreamingTheFuture dream]] Rango has before he gets to Dirt.

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** The [[DreamingTheFuture [[DreamingOfThingsToCome dream]] Rango has before he gets to Dirt.Dirt.
** During the chase following the raid on the Mole Family compound, Ezekiel has no issue firing on the wagon holding the water from the bank. [[spoiler:Earlier, he had tried to tell Pappy something was wrong; We find out later that the water's already been stolen.]]
27th Mar '16 6:44:04 PM Qube
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** While assigning tasks within the posse:
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