"Rango" wins Oscar for best animated feature film

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Posted: Feb 26, 2012 9:58 PM
"Rango" wins Oscar for best animated feature film

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Rango" won the Oscar for best animated feature film on Sunday.

Johnny Depp provides the voice for Rango, a pet chameleon who ends up stuck in a desert town called Dirt, where he takes on the role of sheriff and leads a quest to replenish the town's water supply.

The film is directed by Gore Verbinski.

"Rango" has won a slew of other awards, including a BAFTA and a People's Choice Award for favorite animated movie voice.

(Writing by Andrea Burzynski; Editing by Chris Michaud and Sandra Maler)