Rango sees Gore Verbinski and Jonny Depp team up to tell the tale of a pet chameleon with aspirations of becoming an actor finding himself stranded in a town called Dirt in the Mojave desert. In order to fit in with the locals he adopts the persona of a typical western gunslinger and soon finds himself in the role of the towns Sheriff. When the towns water supply goes missing Rango is tasked with locating its whereabouts.

I have to admit that when I first saw posters of Rango; they really didn’t grab me but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it in advance of its release via some very favourable reviews, including one from Lisa on this very site.

I suppose I should have learned my lesson about writing off animated films before I’ve seen them as the past two years I did this with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and How to Train Your Dragon and they were among my favourite films in the years that they were released and having seen the most recent TV spots and trailers I can see Rango being up there among my favourites at the end of the year.

If you’re still not sold on the film check out this exclusive clip courtesy of MSN that clocks in at a little over six minutes. From the footage I’ve seen Rango appears to be being played as a straight western that’s aimed at adults rather than kids that on the surface are its target audience. The animation looks pretty damn amazing and I can’t wait to check it out on its release this weekend.

And if that clip didn’t provide enough Rango goodness for your liking; check out this new international poster courtesy of IMPA.