Last weekend Walt Disney held its annual Disney Trading event at Epcot. There, attendees got their first look at a design for Tonto and Lone Ranger Vinylmation toys. It is the first look the public has had at any merchandise related to the new Lone Ranger movie now in production.The toys are scheduled to reach stores in March.
The movie stars Johnny Depp at Tonto and Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger. It is scheduled to hit theaters on July 3, 2013.
Johnny Depp in his Tonto makeup poses with a fan.
Wranglers at work on the set in Monument Valley.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and other folks have Tweeted and posted several more pictures and a video from the Lone Ranger set locations. A few of them are posted above and below.
For those who thought “The Lone Ranger, Tonto and Me” book project had ridden off into the sunset, think again. The book is back on track and in need of your help. We are seeking stories about how you, the fan, have been affected by your interest in The Lone Ranger. This book is a kind of “Chicken Soup for the Lone Ranger Soul” if you will. We want to share your stories of how being a fan of the masked man shaped your life. If you have stories of interactions with the many actors who have played the parts of The Lone Ranger and Tonto, we want to hear about them. Please include any photos you feel might help tell your story or let people know who you are (mug shot). Most of the early submissions for the book vanished a couple years ago in a computer crash. We still have the stories from those who have submitted since then or sent their information by postal mail. Please feel free to verify by email that we have your submission. The deadline is November 30, 2012.
Please email stories and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Lone Ranger book” in the subject line. Postal submissions can be sent to: Joe Southern, 1100 West Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Please note that we will make every attempt to return pictures mailed to us with a SASE, but we cannot guarantee safe return. Now, return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear…