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Ratatouille (2007)

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A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

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Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava (co-director)

Writers:

Brad Bird (screenplay), Jan Pinkava (original story by) | 5 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 64 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patton Oswalt ... Remy (voice)
Ian Holm ... Skinner (voice)
Lou Romano ... Linguini (voice)
Brian Dennehy ... Django (voice)
Peter Sohn ... Emile (voice)
Peter O'Toole ... Anton Ego (voice)
Brad Garrett ... Gusteau (voice)
Janeane Garofalo ... Colette (voice)
Will Arnett ... Horst (voice)
Julius Callahan Julius Callahan ... Lalo / Francois (voice)
James Remar ... Larousse (voice)
John Ratzenberger ... Mustafa (voice)
Teddy Newton ... Lawyer (Talon Labarthe) (voice)
Tony Fucile Tony Fucile ... Pompidou / Health Inspector (voice)
Jake Steinfeld ... Git (Lab Rat) (voice)
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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. Written by Orange

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rat | chef | ratatouille | soup | hair | See All (177) »

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Dinner is served... Summer 2007 See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

29 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Rodent Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,027,395, 1 July 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$206,445,654

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$623,722,818, 13 December 2007
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The brand of motorcycle that Colette rides, as evidenced by the logo on the gas tank, is Calamari - in reference to a dish made from squid, or the Italian word for squid. A "squid" is a term for a rider of sport motorcycles, usually young men, who relish emulating famous racers on public highways, and quite often have battle scars on both their bodies and on their bikes. It originally was a derogatory term, but now squids proudly wear the label. "Team Calamari" is often seen on bumper stickers and t-shirts, often accompanied by wild Ed "Big Daddy" Roth style caricatures. Colette's bike itself is styled after a Ducati (an Italian make) Hailwood Replica. See more »

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Most of the "spices" referred to in the film (rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil) are actually herbs. Spices come from the seeds, roots, stems or fruit of plants, whereas herbs come from the leaves or flowers. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: [on television] Although each of the world's countries would like to dispute this fact, we French know the truth: the best food in the world is made in France. The best food in France is made in Paris. And the best food in Paris, some say, is made by Chef Auguste Gusteau. Gusteau's restuarant is the toast of Paris, booked five months in advance. And his dazzling ascent to the top of fine French cuisine has made his competitors envious. He is the youngest chef ever to achieve a ...
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Crazy Credits

End credits play over hand-drawn animation of rats playing in a kitchen. See more »

Alternate Versions

The intro credits and the newspaper headlines are localized in different languages for release in different countries. These localizations are retained in the DVD and Blu-ray versions. See more »

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Soundtracks

Le Festin
Written and Produced by Michael Giacchino
Performed by Camille
Recorded by Paul Silveira and Dan Wallin
Mixed by Dan Wallin
French Translation by Boualem Lamhene
Camille Appears Courtesy of EMI Music France/Virgin Music Division
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The best yet!
30 June 2007 | by verdieSee all my reviews

At this point, Brad Bird is no longer making great animated movies -- he's making great movies, end of sentence.

From the standpoint of writing, this one keeps an astonishing number of themes going, creates great multifaceted characters, and maintains believable suspense and motivation, all without ever seeming strained or "written." From the standpoint of animation, it's unbelievable. The translucency of a rat's paw, the dented shine of a copper kettle, the complex texture of a crumb of bread, are all rendered with breathtaking accuracy. (And Paris has never looked lovelier -- if the French tourist board didn't subsidize this production, they should have.) From the standpoint of voice acting, it ranges from believable and unshowoffy (unlike the annoying star turns we're seeing in a lot of these days) to the stentorian sneer of the great Peter O'Toole.

And, most of all, the character creation and animation is beyond belief. The facial expressions, the unique-to-each-character body movements, the sense of weight and texture are so incredibly closely observed and reproduced that at times I had to work to remember that what I was seeing was animation and not Oscar-caliber acting.

If this one doesn't go up in the Best Picture category instead of simply Best Animated Feature, there's no justice in Oscar-land.


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