* AnimationAgeGhetto: The one star reviews on Amazon.com are full of parents complaining about this PG rated film being not suitable for children.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
** At one point when the characters are traveling underground a giant eye opens and watches them walk away. One character remarks, "That's a big one," but nobody else even notices it. It's never explained and never appears in the movie again.
** There's also the dance when the town goes to get water after the bell rings. Granted, we are informed that getting water on Wednesday is a regular ritual -- the dance itself, though, comes out of nowhere and it's never explained what it has to do with anything.
* CreepyAwesome:
** Rattlesnake Jake, especially when he first shows up.
** The undertaker could also qualify as this. He was only in one scene of the whole movie, but what's not to love about a PerkyGoth spider with a CheshireCatGrin and rocking a [[NiceHat top hat]]?
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: What's [[AwesomeMoments more awesome]] than a chase scene involving [[FurryConfusion critters riding bats like fighter planes]] in pursuit our heroes? Doing so to a Western-style version of "Ride of the Valkyries". Playing "Ride of the Valkyries" during an aerial assault scene? [[StandardSnippet Meh.]] Playing "Ride of the Valkyries" during an aerial assault scene ''on banjos''? Hilarious.
** The 'final showdown' music in which Rango recovers his discarded sheriff's badge from Boot Hill is chilling and inspiring -- as well as a spot-on homage to ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''.
** The credits music, which sounds like a Western remix of [[Music/DickDale Misirlou]] is is exactly as awesome as that sounds.
* EnsembleDarkHorse:
** Dare say Rattlesnake Jake is starting to look like this?
** Priscilla, the little aye-aye girl, could easily count as one too.
** Angelique. [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Why]]? [[FetishFuel Guess]].
* EvilIsCool: Rattlesnake Jake
* FoeYay / NoYay: Jake's behaviour towards Beans. In his first appearance, Jake almost strangles her and [[LecherousLicking licks]] her face. And in another scene, he almost strangles her again.
* HarsherInHindsight: This was ILM's first animated release, and it was both successful commercially and competitive enough to win an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward. It looks like it will also be ILM's last, as Disney bought Lucasfilm, which includes ILM, and is unlikely to give them a shot at doing more animated films in the future.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The fact ILM is now doing animation after Lucas sold off the ''Creator/{{Pixar}}'' section of its department years ago.
** Some of [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke's]] hallucinations at the bar came to life!
** In this movie, Creator/JohnnyDepp plays a gunslinger who has a competent Native-American sidekick. [[Film/TheLoneRanger Seems the tables have turned]]. And by the same director, no less.
* MoralGuardians: They've bashed the film due to characters smoking. [[http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/health/2011-03-08-rango08_ST_N.htm No, really.]] Thus saving us all from the moral decay of ''smoking cartoon animals in the Old West.''
* NightmareFuel: The armadillo at the beginning. Cut in half and yet it lives!
* {{Squick}}:
** When the posse members are talking around the campfire, and Spoons reveals a little too much information.
** Also sort of a [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Gross Background Event]], but during that scene, we see Elgin, the black cat-thing, wring out his socks... into his cup. FridgeBrilliance: they're running out of water. Waste not.
* TearJerker:
** "Who am I? I'm nobody."
** When Rango leaves Dirt, returns to the road, picks up Mr. Timms and hugs him like a child would a security blanket or stuffed animal.
* UglyCute:
** Rango is basically a photorealistic anthropomorphic chameleon, but with that little Hawaiian shirt he's sporting and his constant freakouts, how can you not love him? Real-life chameleons are not ''that'' ugly.
** Priscilla is pretty adorable too. Along with Ambrose and possibly Ezekiel, she's one of the closest characters to being traditionally cute.
** Waffles the horned toad is red-eyed, spiky, and nearly toothless, and is one of the cutest characters in the film.
** Beans has some undeniable appeal as well.
* UncannyValley: It's a tad jarring to see a bunch of eerily realistic animals running around in clothes and talking, but it was obviously done as a stylistic choice, similar to the illustrations of storybooks featuring animal characters in very human situations.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Just about all of the animation in the film is fantastic. Naturally, it's from Industrial Light and Magic, who have only ever done fully realistic effects before this.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The film has ugly animals, lots of ParentalBonus, smoking, ''swearing'', and is a parody of [[SpaghettiWestern a genre most kids don't even consider watching]]. [[http://www.amazon.com/Rango-Two-Disc-Blu-ray-Combo-Digital/product-reviews/B003Y5H542/ref=cm_cr_dp_hist_1?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addOneStar Add some parents with their heads stuck in the]] AnimationAgeGhetto...
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