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
HIDDEN MICKEY: When Remy and Gusteau are watching the chefs cook in the kitchen, Colette leaves three pans on a stove, and if the screen gets turned sideways, than it forms a Mickey face. See more »
(at around 1h 7 mins) The food critic Anton Ego makes a remark about Chef Gusteau comparing him to Chef Boyardee as an insult. However the real Chef Boyardee (real name: Ettore Boiardi) was a world famous chef for over a decade before his line of pre-made pastas and sauces became popular. He was known for being head chef at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, and even catering president Woodrow Wilson's wedding in 1915.
However, it is possible that Ego has disdain for Boiardi, whose name has seemingly become known more for canned pasta and pizza kits than his own career, much like Gusteau's was becoming associated with frozen meals. See more »
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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Features one of my favorite animated movie moments of all time
Not only does Ratatouille do a fantastic job of portraying the joy of eating, but it also features one of my favorite animated movie moments of all time (the childhood flashback scene). Yes, the premise is goofy and, yes, rodents are actually pretty disgusting, but that doesn't make me love this movie any less. This is one of the Pixar greats.
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