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* 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.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Rather than have actors do their lines in sound booths, Gore Verbinski actually shot the film in live action and used the actor's movements as the basis for the animation.

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* 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 Granted, the other major characters in film otherwise boasts few name actors than the movie were voiced by more obscure actors, and even by some of the movie's production staff.
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Rather than have actors do their lines in sound booths, Before the animation process began, Gore Verbinski actually shot Verbritski filmed a live-action version of the film in live action on a sound stage with very basic sets and used props. The actors' lines were captured with boom mics and both their physical performances and the actor's movements as the basis camera blocking were heavily referenced for the animation.



* FanNickname: Metalbeak. WordOfGod has NoNameGiven for the hawk.
* OneBookAuthor: Due to Disney's acquisition of parent company Creator/{{Lucasfilm}}, ''Rango'' remains Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic's only animated film.

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* FanNickname: Metalbeak. WordOfGod has NoNameGiven for Fans have dubbed the hawk.
canonically nameless hawk Metalbeak.
* OneBookAuthor: Due to Disney's acquisition of parent company Creator/{{Lucasfilm}}, ''Rango'' remains Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic's only animated film.feature as an independent company. Their second, ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'', was distributed by Disney after it acquired their parent company Creator/{{Lucasfilm}}.


* ActorAllusion:
** 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]]. Also, Rango himself wears Duke's Hawaiian shirt, and 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 [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean a grizzled sea captain]] and [[Film/DonJuanDeMarco a Latin lover]].
** 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 [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first]] ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie, Rango is also armed with [[OneBulletLeft one bullet]].
** [[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 [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean feared Grim-Reaper figure]].



* Rango's name, despite being Durango without the Du, is most likely a reference to Ringo, the main character of ''A Pistol for Ringo'', an SpaghettiWestern staring Giuliano Gemma. It's also only two letters off from {{Django}}.

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* Rango's name, despite being Durango without the Du, is most likely a reference to Ringo, the main character of ''A Pistol for Ringo'', an SpaghettiWestern staring Giuliano Gemma. It's also only two letters off from {{Django}}.Film/{{Django}}.


* Album cover artist Roger Deakins was the responsible for the film's unique look.

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* Album cover artist Famed cinematographer Roger Deakins was the responsible for the film's unique look.

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* TheWikiRule: Yup, [[http://rango.wikia.com/wiki/Rango_(film) there's one.]]


* DyingForYourArt: Rather than have actors do their lines in sound booths, Gore Verbinski actually shot the film in live action and used the actor's movements as the basis for the animation.

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* DyingForYourArt: EnforcedMethodActing: Rather than have actors do their lines in sound booths, Gore Verbinski actually shot the film in live action and used the actor's movements as the basis for the animation.

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* DyingForYourArt: Rather than have actors do their lines in sound booths, Gore Verbinski actually shot the film in live action and used the actor's movements as the basis for the animation.


* 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.

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* Rango's name, despite being Durango without the Du, is most likely a refference reference to Ringo, the main character of APistolForRingo, ''A Pistol for Ringo'', an SpaghettiWestern staring Giuliano Gemma.Gemma. It's also only two letters off from {{Django}}.


* 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.]]

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* Appearing as Lotso in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' and the Mayor in this film means that Ned Beatty Creator/NedBeatty was in two Academy Award-winning animated films in a row. [[spoiler: In both cases, he plays the BigBad.]]

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* TalkingToHimself: Creator/JohnnyDepp does the voice of both Rango and Raoul Duke's cameo.

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* OneBookAuthor: Due to Disney's acquisition of parent company Creator/{{Lucasfilm}}, ''Rango'' remains Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic's only animated film.


* First lines Rango says in the film? [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That's Johnny Depp warming up.]]

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* First ThrowItIn: The first lines Rango says in the film? [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That's Johnny Depp warming up.]]


** 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]].

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** 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'' [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first]] ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie, Rango is also armed with [[OneBulletLeft one bullet]].


** 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]].

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** 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 [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean a grizzled sea captain]] and [[DonJuanDeMarco [[Film/DonJuanDeMarco a Latin lover]].



** Also, this isn't the first time Bill Nighy has portrayed a [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean feared Grim-Reaper figure]].

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** Also, this isn't the first time Bill Nighy has portrayed a [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean feared Grim-Reaper figure]].


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally this was a live-action film. Partway through filming, someone (it's unclear who) said, "Wouldn't it be funny if they were all animals?" The footage already shot was then used as reference material for the animation.

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