The media narrative on Rango is getting pretty well fixed.
Verbinski and his motley crew (with the help of some heavyweights at ILM, who themselves were wading into new waters) made the year’s weirdest and best animated film ...
In other words: "The small renegade band pulls it off."
Pretty irresistable legend and myth, and I keep seeing it in different places, so I think the thing is taking hold. I'm all for renegades, but I'm not sure this qualifies.
I would like to see one of the DWA offerings take the Little Gold Man, but if it ends up being Mr. Verbinski and his crew, bully for them.