* ActorAllusion: Many, but the most obvious one is when Rango is flying through the air on the highway, he smacks into the windshield of a car driven by [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo]]. (It doesn't hurt Rango himself wears Duke's Hawaiian shirt.)
** Rango dons a dress at one point in the film; [[Film/EdWood this isn't the first time a Johnny Depp character has worn a dress.]]
** When Rango is in his tank and trying out various different characters, some of them seem to be allusions to other roles of Depp's, including [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean a grizzled sea captain]] and [[DonJuanDeMarco a Latin lover]].
*** Speaking of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', Rango is carried away by woodlice in a brief scene, where he later [[spoiler: finds a boat in the middle of a salt flat]].
**** He also runs like Jack Sparrow, leaning back, arms akimbo.
**** And like Jack in the first ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie, Rango is also armed with [[OneBulletLeft one bullet]].
**** "That's interesting."
**** "Hola."
** [[spoiler: The Spirit of the West]] is voiced by Timothy Olyphant--a brilliant three-pronged ShoutOut to ''Series/{{Justified}}'', ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'', and ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' as his character model is a Creator/ClintEastwood look alike.
** Also, this isn't the first time Bill Nighy has portrayed a [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean feared Grim-Reaper figure]].
* AllStarCast: Creator/JohnnyDeep as Rango, Bill Nighy, Alfred Molina, Creator/AbigailBreslin and Creator/IslaFisher to name a few.
* BillingDisplacement: Abigail Breslin is billed pretty high in the credits (third or fourth) despite Priscilla not even really playing that much of a significant role in the movie. Then again, most of the other major characters in the movie were voiced by more obscure actors, and even by some of the movie's production staff.
* FakeAmerican: Isla Fisher as Beans.
** And Bill Nighy as Jake.
* FanNickname: Metalbeak. WordOfGod has NoNameGiven for the hawk.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Creator/JohnnyDepp and Bill Nighy (who respectively played [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones]]), are Rango and Rattlesnake Jake.
** The armadillo was Creator/AlfredMolina, better known as [[Film/SpiderMan2 Dr. Octopus]].
** Also Creator/AbigailBreslin AKA Olive in ''LittleMissSunshine'' as Priscilla. Creator/IslaFisher, who played Gloria in ''Film/WeddingCrashers'' as Beans. Ned Beatty, who played Lotso in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', as the mayor and Creator/TimothyOlyphant (better known as Raylan Givens from ''Series/{{Justified}})'') as [[spoiler:The Spirit of the West]].
** [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Buck Strickland]] and [[OfficeSpace Milton]] are Doc and Merrimack.
** Wounded Bird is Gil Birmingham, an actor who's played another [[Literature/{{Twilight}} crippled Native American]].
** Angélique is voiced by Creator/ClaudiaBlack.
** Vincent Kartheiser belongs to the bank robbing trio.
** Ambrose is [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Palpatine]].
** Considering that this was released shortly after ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', the Mayor and Buford the bartender were Lots-O-Huggin' Bear and Slinky Dog, respectively.
** The raccoon kid is {{Naruto}}
** The Japanese dub doesn't skimp out on notable names either, including...
*** HiroakiHirata as Rango
*** Creator/TesshoGenda as the Mayor
*** Creator/{{Chafurin}} as Merrimack the bank teller
*** Creator/WataruTakagi is Waffles
*** Creator/AtsukoTanaka as Angelique
*** Creator/NaoyaUchida as Elgin the Bobcat
*** Creator/RokuroNaya as Spoons
*** [=George DelHoyo=], the voice that does previews on FOX, is Senor Flan the owl.
* First lines Rango says in the film? [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That's Johnny Depp warming up.]]
* How many Academy Awards does Clint Eastwood have? Five. How many 'golden guardians' does the Spirit of the West, an {{expy}} of TheManWithNoName, have? Five.
* Rango's name, despite being Durango without the Du, is most likely a refference to Ringo, the main character of APistolForRingo, an SpaghettiWestern staring Giuliano Gemma.
* Appearing as Lotso in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' and the Mayor in this film means that Ned Beatty was in two Academy Award-winning animated films in a row. [[spoiler: In both cases, he plays the BigBad.]]
* Album cover artist Roger Deakins was the responsible for the film's unique look.
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