Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated Western action comedy film co-produced (with Graham King and John B. Carls) and directed by Gore Verbinski as his first animated film from a screenplay by John Logan. Starring the voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, Timothy Olyphant, Stephen Root and Ned Beatty, the film centers on Rango, a chameleon who accidentally ends up in the town of Dirt, an outpost that is in desperate need of a new sheriff. The film was produced by Nickelodeon Movies, Verbinski's Blind Wink Productions, King's GK Films and Industrial Light & Magic as its first animated film.
Rango premiered at Westwood on February 14, 2011, and was released in the United States on March 4, 2011, by Paramount Pictures. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $245.7 million against a budget of $135 million. The film won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, making it the first non-Disney or Pixar film to win that award since 2006's Happy Feet, and it was the last one to win until 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.