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Ratatouille (2007). "I killed a man... with *this* thumb!."

This week...there's rats in the kitchen and our hearts. Somebody call the health inspector! It's Ratatouille from 2007. Do we give this movie a 5 star review, or is it at the bottom of Yelp? Find out now!


Storyline :A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely, and certainly unwanted, visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Directors: Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava(co-director)

Writers: Brad Bird(screenwriter), Jan Pinkava(original story by) and Jim Capobianco(original story by)

Stars: Patton Oswalt, Brad Garrett, and Janeane Garofalo

Awards: 67 Wins & 42 Nominations

Film Budget: $150,000,000 (estimated)

Gross Worldwide: $623,726,085


Not much of a "soundtrack" to this one but the score is traditionally classic french giving us visions of baguettes, the eiffel tower, and of course delicious cuisine.


Dinner is served and these facts are the main course.

  1. Pet rats were kept at the studio in the hallway for more than a year so that the animators could study the movement of their fur, noses, ears, paws, and tails.

  2. Brad Bird cast Patton Oswalt in the main role after hearing his stand-up routine about the menu at the Black Angus Steakhouse.

  3. Wherever possible, Brad Bird had mainly female animators working on the character of Colette.

  4. To create a realistic-looking compost pile, artists photographed and researched the way real produce rots. Fifteen different kinds of produce were left to rot and then photographed, such as apples, berries, bananas, mushrooms, oranges, broccoli, and lettuce.

  5. With a Metascore of 96, this is Metacritic's best reviewed movie by Pixar, and it's also their best reviewed animated movie in general. This is also Metacritic's 22nd best reviewed movie of all time.


This Pixar instant classic can of course be watched right here on Disney+

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