Top 11 Rango Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Rango facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Rango film message.

It's quite hard to see, but in Rango (2011), the Clock Tower is made out of a box of Thyme
It's quite hard to see, but in Rango (2011), the Clock Tower is made out of a box of Thyme
The white of Rango's eyes are shown frequently until after he meets the Spirit of the West. Throughout the climax of the film, Rango never widens his eyes enough for the white parts of his eyes to appear.
The white of Rango's eyes are shown frequently until after he meets the Spirit of the West. Throughout the climax of the film, Rango never widens his eyes enough for the white parts of his eyes to appear.

Rango Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Rango slams into "Hunter S. Thompson's" windshield. Depp portrayed Thompson in 1998's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Hunter's only line in the movie is, "There's another one," possibly referring to the bats he hallucinates in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
    Rango slams into "Hunter S. Thompson's" windshield. Depp portrayed Thompson in 1998's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Hunter's only line in the movie is, "There's another one," possibly referring to the bats he hallucinates in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
  • 1 - This shot in Rango (2011) references another Johnny Depp film, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    This shot in Rango (2011) references another Johnny Depp film, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • 1 - The graveyard is full of amusing epitaphs. From left to right: "He's dead Jim", Sheriff Amos: "Thurs-Sat RIP", Sheriff Jurgen:" Doors", Sheriff Tucker: "Hold my beer and watch this", and Sheriff Kippy: "Rest in pieces",
    The graveyard is full of amusing epitaphs. From left to right: "He's dead Jim", Sheriff Amos: "Thurs-Sat RIP", Sheriff Jurgen:" Doors", Sheriff Tucker: "Hold my beer and watch this", and Sheriff Kippy: "Rest in pieces",

Rango Hidden Details

When Rango enters the saloon for the first time, the bar patrons are none too thrilled to see him. There is a brief shot of a beverage, in which the glass is designed to resemble a skull. The glass is accompanied by an infamous card combination.

1 - When Rango talks about the Spirit of the west you can see TIE-fighters, the KISS-logo, and Kilroy among other things in his drawing.
When Rango talks about the Spirit of the west you can see TIE-fighters, the KISS-logo, and Kilroy among other things in his drawing.
1 - During the campfire scene, one of the posse can be seen wringing his socks for a drink
During the campfire scene, one of the posse can be seen wringing his socks for a drink

When the mayor tries to run away he pulls the wrong lever and extension arm goes out.

" during the opening in the saloon, when the extra Spoons spit out his chew, some dribbles onto his chin. Later in the scene you can see it stained his beard

Rango poster
Rango poster

Rango Plot

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Rango. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Director Gore Verbinski
Stars Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty
IMDB score 7.2