After talking with ILM lead animator Maia Kayser this week and hearing about how the cast of Rango was filmed acting out the script to give animators even more detail to work with, I wanted to see more. Thankfully, I was able to get my hands on some behind-the-scenes B-roll footage of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy, and others doing their thing before any of the actual animation had been started.
Traditionally, actors voicing animated characters are sequestered to sound booths. But Gore Verbinski took a different route by gathering all of the actors together to act out the entire film on a sound stage, complete with props. It's really funny to watch, and it seems like the cast had a lot of fun. And while animations are traditionally aimed at children, Rango is definitely a film that adults will enjoy. Check out both clips after the jump.
Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures