* 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.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Dare say Rattlesnake Jake is starting to look like this?
** Priscilla, the little possum girl, could easily count as one too.
** Angelique. [[FurryFandom Why]]? [[FetishFuel Guess]].
* EvilIsCool: Rattlesnake Jake
* FanNickname: Metalbeak. WordOfGod has NoNameGiven for the hawk.
* 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 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 ''{{Pixar}}'' section of its department years ago.
** Some of [[FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke's]] hallucinations at the bar came to life!
** In this movie, [[JohnnyDepp Johnny Depp]] plays a gunslinger who has a competent Native-American sidekick. [[Film/{{TheLoneRanger}} Seems the tables have turned]]. And by the same director, no less.
* InferredHolocaust: [[spoiler: Las Vegas is going to notice if one of their water mains is broken. Dirt's water troubles are not over.]]
** Though [[spoiler: Las Vegas didn't care when the Mayors goons turned off the water]], I think that they just don't notice the water loss [[spoiler: after all they got so much more.]]
* 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...