It appears that there was so much consternation in response to a cleverly odd online teaser trailer for Paramount/Nickelodeon’s “Rango” that the original video disappeared from YouTube within hours a couple of weeks back. Well, now it’s back (you can see it at the link above) and we also now have this more conventional, but still very clever trailer for the CGI animated film starring the voice of Johnny Depp and an impressive all-star supporting cast as well as the very good writer John Logan on board.

It might be just my love of westerns talking, but I completely dig this trailer. That’s interesting because up to now director Gore Verbinski hasn’t been on my radar very much — I’m not a “Pirates of the Caribbean” fan, to put it mildly. This little varmint oater with a surreal edge, however, has me expecting good things.