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Your Friend the Rat (2007)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Family  -  6 November 2007 (USA)
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Remy and Emile plead the case for rats by illustrating the historical and scientific facts about the species and their interaction with humans.

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Remy (voice)
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Linguini (voice)
Tony Russel ...
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Norwegian Rat (voice)
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A forthright Remy and his reluctant brother Emile speak out for oppressed rats everywhere. Remy rolls film explaining that rats see themselves as on a par with men, who, instead, make war on rats. Remy gives a history lesson: heroism in India, black rat migration from the Middle East to Europe during the Crusades, the Black Death of 1347 to 1352, and Remy's contention that the flea was the villain. Enter the brown or Norway rat - from China. Both travel on ships around the world, with the larger brown pushing out the smaller black, and both live symbiotically with man. Then, Emile explains what's cool about rats. Trade phobia, Remy tells humans, for utopia. Any chance of that? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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WILHELM SCREAM: A chalkboard drawing of an astronaut gets frightened by a rat. See more »

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[first lines]
Remy: Hello, I'm Remy and this is my brother Emile.
Emile: Hi.
Remy: We're here to speak out on behalf of repressed rats everywhere. Rats who don't have the access to media that our movie escorts us. Yes, we have to. We rats have to take a stand.
Emile: You said we'd sing something. You know, joke around. You did not say we were going to take a stand.
Remy: This is important. Humans need to know, humans need to...
Emile: Feed us. That's what you need to do. Leave some garbage out and we won't bother you. Just leave the ...
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Plan B
Music by James G. Dashe
Lyrics by Jim Capobianco and James G. Dashe
Arrangement by Jennifer Hammond and Michael Giacchino
Performed by Patton Oswalt, Peter Sohn, and James G. Dashe
Music recorded at Skywalker Scoring Stage
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Some may find it a bit stuffy, but I liked it
12 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an extra from the DVD release of RATATOUILLE. It is a documentary about rats that some might find stuffy--like some sort of public service lecture or an episode of BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY. However, since I am a history teacher, I liked it--particularly the segment on the Black Death. Plus, while the text of the film is indeed dull, the graphics and laughs are excellent (I particularly liked the obscure reference to Francois Truffaut). Interestingly, while the movie RATATOUILLE is pure CG, this features what looks like traditional hand-drawn animation--and very high quality animation it is. So even if you don't like the topic or dialog, you can't help but respect the animation.

Who says learning can't be fun?


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