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Your Friend the Rat (2007)

Remy and Emile plead the case for rats by illustrating the historical and scientific facts about the species and their interaction with humans.

Director:

Jim Capobianco

Writers:

Jim Capobianco, Jeff Pidgeon (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patton Oswalt ... Remy (voice)
Peter Sohn ... Emile (voice)
Lou Romano ... Linguini (voice)
Tony Russel Tony Russel ... Disclaimer Guy (voice) (as Tony Russell)
Sigmund Vik Sigmund Vik ... Norwegian Rat (voice)
Jim Capobianco Jim Capobianco ... Director Voice (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Your Friend the Rat See more »

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Color
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Trivia

(at around 9 mins) A 2-D rendering of the title robot from Pixar's next feature project, _WALL·E (2008)_ appears as the driver of a futuristic Mars vehicle during the musical number. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Features A Bug's Life (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Humorous and Interesting for Various Styles of Animation Employed
3 April 2019 | by gpeeversSee all my reviews

Cute little short assembled partially from all the research that had been done about rats for film Ratatouille. Features Remy and Emil from Ratatouille in there full computer animated form presenting documentary style evidence of their reasons that mankind and rats should get along better. The documentary portions utilize a number of hand drawn animation styles including the Walt Disney Educational films of the 60's and 70's.

The various styles of animation are very evocative and add to the story and the humor.

Ends with a humorous disclaimer (by the producers) about some of the ideas espoused by Remy and Emil, much to their chagrin..


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