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Rango — movie to rent today

If you haven’t seen yet Rango in the the­aters (which you prob­a­bly did) or bought the DVD, you should rent it on Red­box now. The PG-rated fea­ture Dream­works ani­ma­tion is directed by Gore Verbin­sky (Pirates Of The Caribbean 1–2-3). Johnny Depp lends his voice to our pro­tag­o­nist, a scaly gecko lizard (from the real human world) called Rango who stum­bles into a west­ern fron­tier town pop­u­lated by ani­mals like him, of course, and after a bunch of mis­ad­ven­tures, becomes the town’s (and the world’s) fun­ni­est sher­iff. He helps the town solve their mys­te­ri­ous water drought prob­lem, while encoun­ter­ing a wild cast of col­or­ful char­ac­ters as well as dis­cov­er­ing who he him­self, really is. The ani­ma­tion is fan­tas­ti­cally real­is­tic, and the movie is fun and excit­ing for all ages/
Roger Ebert (respected film critic from the Chicago Sun-Times) wrote “…Some kind of a mir­a­cle: An ani­mated com­edy for smart movie­go­ers, won­der­fully made, great to look at, wickedly satir­i­cal, and (gasp!) filmed in glo­ri­ous 2-D.“
Have you watched Rango yet? Leave your com­ments below.

Pixar announces two more features on the way, plus a short film!

Pixar Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios has announced, dur­ing Disney’s annual show­case D23, two more yet-to-be-named fea­ture films on the way, to be released by Dis­ney in the early months of 2013.
The first one sounds like a fun premise that Pixar can exe­cute well.  Accord­ing to the ani­ma­tion studio’s Twit­ter account, the film reimag­ines the his­tory of the aster­oid that wiped out the dinosaurs. How­ever, in the film, the aster­oid misses Earth and the dinosaurs keep on liv­ing.
The sec­ond movie’s descrip­tion is a bit vague and obscure,  espe­cially for a Pixar film. The film will “explore a world that every­one knows, but no one has seen, inside the human mind.” Won­der if there will be cud­dly stuffed ani­mals mod­eled after the movie’s characters…inside the brain?
Both films will be released some­time in 2013. Mean­while, Pixar is already work­ing on a fea­ture enti­tled “Brave”. The darker fantasy-adventure film, to be released on June 22nd, 2012, is Pixar’s first fairy tale and con­cerns the  adven­tures of a young and coura­geous daugh­ter of a king, Merida, in the ancient Scot­tish High­lands. The first trailer is already released, and the film is gen­er­at­ing buzz already, for the ani­ma­tion qual­ity and for being the first Pixar film that will star a (extremely red­headed) female protagonist.

Also to come out is a short film fea­tur­ing Buzz and the gang from Toy Story. Since Pixar’s first Toy Story Short worked so well (the one fea­tur­ing Ken and Bar­bie, ‘Hawai­ian Vaca­tion’, which was attached to Cars 2), Pixar is con­tin­u­ing the series. Accord­ing to Huff­in­g­ton Post, the short film will be attached to the Mup­pets movie (com­ing out Novem­ber 23rd).