Rango with Johnny Depp Blu-ray Release Date and Details

Johnny Depp as Rango will embark on a new adventure when the spaghetti western animated hit with new footage rides onto Blu-ray and DVD on July 15.

Rango re-teamed Pirates of the Caribbean vets Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp, a winning combination that earned over $120 million at the domestic box office and over $230 million worldwide. The CGI-animated film co-stars the voices of Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, Bill Nighy, Ray Winstone, Alfred Molina, Abigail Breslin, Harry Dean Stanton and Timothy Olyphant.

Paramount is releasing Rango on Blu-ray in a DVD and digital copy combo pack configuration with the SRP set at $44.99. The included theatrical and extended cut (with an alternate ending) should look and sound spectacular in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Rango on Blu-ray will include the following supplemental features:

  • Commentary with director, story co-writer and producer Gore Verbinski, head of story James Ward Byrkit, production designer Mark “Crash” McCreery, animation director Hal Hickel and visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander (on Extended Version only)
  • Breaking The Rules: Making Animation History— Discover how Gore Verbinski and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) prepared for their first animated movie by following every step the filmmakers made to create this new kind of animated film.
    • The Stage Is Set (Part 1)
    • Now We Ride (Part 2)
  • Real Creatures of Dirt—In this fun and educational piece, animal experts talk about the real creatures that inspired the characters of Rango and the filmmakers explain why they chose specific animals to reflect certain personality traits.
  • Storyboard Reel Picture-In-Picture—Enhance your movie-viewing experience by watching the entire feature with picture-in-picture images of the storyboards (Theatrical Version only).
  • A Field Trip to Dirt—Using the technology and footage from ILM’s special camera, viewers are put in control of their own tour of Dirt. They can select the streets they want to explore and the characters they’d like to interact with, discovering trivia and other bonus footage along the way.
  • Deleted Scenes—Including a never-before-seen alternate ending
  • Theatrical Trailer

Click here to pre-order Rango on Blu-ray for $31.49 (30% off the SRP), and check out the Rango Blu-ray cover art below.

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