Here is an animated movie now on DVD that just hit the mark from the first minute to the last. The voice of Johnny Depp (using a voice similar to his character ED WOOD in a movie by the same name) stars as a lizard that is thrown from the safety of his world into the dessert and an old town like the wild West, a town quickly running out of water and without water, no town.
Through some tall tales, he makes his way to the town sheriff with a resolve to find where the water is going and how to get it back. Ned Beatty does the voice of the town of Dirt's Mayor and a very interesting cast of towns folk, all critters of one type or another build a believable story. Even a mariachi band - what more could you want!
The amazing part was the animation, I have never seen better. I would have loved to have seen this in 3D and hope it comes to HBO or Showtime in 3d so I can rewatch it on my TV. But really, amazing animation and great story and very rewarding characters make this my favorite animation to date.
It has a lot of parody moments from other films, we counted 7 scenes from well known movies, and what I liked is that this film felt MORE like an adult film the kids could watch than a kids show that the parents might enjoy.
I got to say, my 5 star system rarely sees a 4.5 but RANGO gets a 5 out of 5 stars for being a animated movie that kept my wife fully entertained and usually she just tolerates my kiddish side that enjoys animations.
This is REALLY REALLY good - Queue this one up at Netflixs or where ever, I really recommend this on a lot.