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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)

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Brad Bird (screenplay), Jan Pinkava (original story by) | 5 more credits »
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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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Certificate:

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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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2.39 : 1
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Will Arnett's second animated film. The first being Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006). See more »

Goofs

(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 »

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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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Best Animated Film in Creation
17 June 2007 | by PoisonKeybladeSee all my reviews

The combination of Disney and Pixar never ceases to amaze, but with Ratatouille, their newest effort, animated features are brought to new heights with the best one to date. Ratatouille is stunning, surreal while at the same time realistic, and a joy to watch. The writing is, in one word, just amazing, and the voice acting is sensational. The characters are poetic and real, and the rats are some of Disney/Pixar's cutest creations. Ratatouille is written and directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles), and features stellar voice acting from Peter O'Toole, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Brian Dennehy, Lou Romano, Brad Garrett, and Janeane Garofalo.

Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) is a little rat who dreams of becoming a chef just like his idol, the human Gusteau (voiced by Brad Garrett). After a mishap, Remy loses his family in the sewers and comes upon a fading restaurant that had previously been owned by Gusteau before his untimely death. He comes upon a lowly garbage boy, Linguini (voiced by Lou Romano), and together they set out to revive the once-legendary restaurant.

Ratatouille is filled with loads of surprises and lots of twists and turns. The animation is even more stunning here than in some of the other Disney/Pixar productions, and the breathtaking landscape of Paris, France, really adds a layer of realism to the film. The food looks so real and delicious, and the humans and rats look incredibly realistic. Remy and Linguini are both lovable characters, and the audience is rooting for them the entire way. Surprisingly enough, this movie is the funniest of the Disney/Pixar films, with very subtle and unique humor.

As previously stated, the voice acting really makes the film different, and each actor is perfectly suited to his or her role. The best among the bunch happens to be Lou Romano, as he deals with his character extremely well and is incredibly believable. There are times when the acting and animation is so excellent that you forget you are watching an animated film altogether. Brad Garrett is actually tolerable for once, and is excellent in his role as Gusteau, who acts as Remy's conscience for the majority of the film. Some of the funniest scenes in the movie are rooted from Gusteau's chats with Remy and many others come from the relationship between Linguini and Remy. On another note, Patton Oswalt does a magnificent job voicing Remy, and Peter O' Toole is very memorable as Anton Ego, the food critic for 'The Grim Eater'.

Overall, you can't ask for a better film than Ratatouille, a new classic from Disney/Pixar that is filled with humor, amazing animation, and, most importantly, lots of heart. Some of the scenes are so poetic and perfect that they just bring tears to your eyes. It may be hard to believe, but Ratatouille is far better than any other animated films you will see this year, or perhaps that you will ever see. It manages to be better than Toy Story, better than Finding Nemo, even better than the fantastic Meet the Robinsons. I saw a pre-screening of the film on Saturday, June 16, but I cannot wait to see it again once it hits theaters everywhere on June 29. See Ratatouille—it is highly original, heartwarming, uplifting, and a very thrilling movie that has to be the best animated feature of the last few decades.


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