Rango on Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack-Review and Giveaway

When I’m looking for a fun family activity, there’s nothing I love more than a fun family movie. The newest animated hit from Paramount, Rango, was released on Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack on July 15, 2011, and it sounded like an absolutely hilarious choice for a family movie night. I was lucky enough to get the chance to review it for myself and I couldn’t wait. Here’s a brief synopsis:

rango blu-ray plus dvd combo pack cover Get ready to tango with Rango, a winner with critics and audiences that’s “like nothing you’ve ever seen before” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Johnny Depp is spectacular as Rango, a kooky pet chameleon who gets tossed into a wild and raucous town in desperate need of a hero. Refreshingly original with eye-popping animation, Rango is “loads of fun and genuinely funny” (Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times). And now you can get more Rango in the Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy featuring the never-before-seen ending, 10 deleted scenes and exclusive interactive Blu-ray features including picture-in-picture storyboards and an interactive field trip to Dirt, and so much more.

Of course, one of the things that immediately appealed to me about this movie was the fact that the fabulous Johnny Depp provides the voice of Rango. Like one or two other women in the world, I’m a big fan of Johnny Depp and even though he plays an animated chameleon in Rango, I was still excited to watch the movie and see what he did with the role.

The movie was even better than I had expected and such is the brilliance of Johnny Depp that he can make even a pet chameleon stranded in a desert town into an incredibly cool character. While the bumbling and surprisingly lucky Rango is more actor than hero, he manages to give the thirsty townspeople something that they’ve needed for a very long time…hope.

Unfortunately, when Rango’s search for the town’s missing water leads him a little too close to the truth, he is forced to admit that he is a fraud and leave the town in disgrace. But just when all seems lost, Rango finds something even more important than the water, namely, himself. And his new knowledge may be just what he needs to free the town once and for all!

This movie was beautiful, hilarious, exciting and moving all at once and I loved every minute of it. It was a little bit complex for Zackary and since some of the animals do actually die and there is a bit of mild language, I would say the movie is a better choice for older children and teens rather than for younger kids.

My husband and my thirteen-year-old sister both loved Rango every bit as much as I did and the animation really is amazing. If you’re looking for a great new movie to enjoy this summer, check out Rango and see just how entertaining an animated western starring a domestic chameleon can be!

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  1. Virginia Soul says:

    The Camel!

  2. The only desert anumal i can think of is the scorpion so I’m going with it.

  3. definitely camels

  4. Leanne M says:


  5. meerkats!

  6. Claudia N says:

    Favorite Desert animal is Mountain Lion

  7. Jennifer says:


  8. My favourite desert animal is the Bearded Dragon

  9. wow I had to really think about that one! I think I will go with the camel, I rode one at a zoo once! LOL

  10. jessica edwards says:

    jack rabbit

  11. Linda Kish says:


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  12. I think Meerkats are very cool!

  13. My favorite desert animal is the the salamander. I love those things! We get blue tailed skinks!

  14. stacey dempsey says:

    armadillo , they look so medieval
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  15. My favourite desert animal would be the Camel. You can get around with them.

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  16. My favorite is the Sonoran Desert Toad. Thanks.

  17. Lois Jones says:

    These little beetles that get across the hot sand by rolling up into a ball to go down hill. Very fun to watch.


  18. Jennifer L. says:

    I really like iguanas and salamanders.

  19. I would say my favourite desert animal is a gecko( not sure if its desert or not)
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  20. My favorite desert animal are Meerats.

  21. I like fennec foxes that live in the desert.

  22. Lexigurl says:

    I love rattlesnakes!
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  23. I’m a fan of the camel. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  24. Pauline Milner says:

    I am not positive if they live in the desert, but I love Anteaters. They are just too funny looking.

    They are so ugly, they are cute!

    Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline


  25. I like the armadillo

  26. my fav animal is the leopard gecko.

  27. Raquel Beaty says:

    I like gila monsters! I would never like to meet one of course, but they’re kind of cool from a distance!

  28. the Meerkat is my choice after watching a documentary on them on the Discovery channel


  29. angela m says:

    i love camels

  30. Florence c says:

    I have say a lizard they seem to be a common desert animal

  31. Imma go with Camel


  32. keely hostetter says:

    I would say gecko’s or lizards. I always liked them:)

  33. Lindsay S says:

    My favorite dessert animal would have to be a camel!

  34. andalene says:

    Mine would be a camel – I rode one on my honeymoon.

  35. camel

  36. Karla Sceviour says:

    My fav desert animal? A camel!
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  37. Rebecca Shockley says:


  38. My fav desert animal is the Fennec Fox!

  39. NW Homesteader says:

    I love the kangaroo :)

  40. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    My favorite desert animal is the MeerKat

  41. Melissa P. @Mel4Him says:

    My fave would be the hedgehog

  42. Debbie Kennedy says:

    I love camels

  43. I think of camels when I think of the desert, but my kids all love lizards.

  44. Gecko

  45. hmmmm my favorite desert animal? i think it would either be the desert tortoise or horned toad (lizard)


  46. tanyab79 says:

    I can tell you it’s not a snake. Camel for me as well.

  47. I like Addaxes.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  48. I think it would be a camel

  49. Todays tweet


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  50. brenda witherspoon says:

    The only one I can think of is the camel

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