106 minutes

A dilettante, lonely chameleon finds himself in a Nevada desert town inhabited by rodents, lizards and amphibians who hail him as their sheriff and protector of the town's water. Affectionate parody of westerns as surreal, pun-wielding animation; technically well-crafted and full of clever conceits and movie-buff references but stuck in a no man's land for being too adult for kids and too weird for adults.

With the voices of Johnny Depp; Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Stephen Root, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone; Timothy Olyphant as the "Spirit of the West".
Directed by Gore Verbinski; animation director, Hal Hickel; produced by mr. Verbinski, Graham King, John B. Carls; screenplay by John Logan, based on a story by mr. Logan, mr. Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit; music by Hans Zimmer; cinematography consultant, Roger Deakins; production designer, Mark "Crash" McCreery; film editor, Craig Wood; visual effects supervisors, Tim Alexander, John Knoll. 
A Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies presentation of a Blind Wink/GK Films production. (US distributor and world sales, Paramount Pictures.)
Screened: distributor advance press screening, Zon Lusomundo screening room (Lisbon), February 24th 2011. 


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