New Rango Featurette Offers Hilarious Look at "Emotion Capture"
12.24.10 by BJSprecher
Director Gore Verbinski shed some light on his new CG-animated feature, Rango, back in July by explaining that the plot centers around a pet chameleon who is "a thespian in search of an audience" who finds himself in a desert town "hungry for a hero." He also introduced the unique filmmaking process he dubbed "emotion capture," which he said encourges "a kinetic, raw spark to the audio track" not found in typical, "manufactured" animated features. Now, a new B-roll featurette for the movie has been released that offers a hilarious look at "emotion capture" in action as title star Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy and others act out the scenes that will later be animated.
Rango was written by John Logan (Gladiator) from an idea conceived by Verbinski and James Ward Byrkit. The movie also features the voice talents of Abigail Breslin, Ray Winstone, Harry Dean Stanton, and Timothy Olyphant.