A few weeks ago I trekked over to the Paramount screening room to see some footage from next spring's animated adventure Rango, and much to my surprise, I was totally impressed. The first movie Gore Verbinski has made since Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and starring Jack Sparrow himself Johnny Depp, Rango looks jangly and silly but also very,very weird, influenced by everything from old-school Westerns to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In a world when even Pixar is making sequels, Rango looks likes something 100% unique.

A key part of the Rango marketing campaign is the wind-up goldfish that are Rango's favorite toy-- or something. I'm not totally sure what they mean, but they're a key part of a new poster for the film, which hit today at Yahoo! Movies and you can see below. Rango, the now-familiar bug-eyed chameleon, is clutching his wind-up goldfish and flanked by the residents of Dirt, the Western town where he arrives and pretends to be a famous killer. It's hard to get into many more plot details without confusing you-- and confusing myself too, since I'm telling you, this movie is weird-- so just check out the poster and look forward to Rango on March 4. I've got a good feeling about this one.

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