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RATATOUILLE the movie


 

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Ratatouille (2007) Official HD Trailer

RATATOUILLE Movie Plot:  Beware!  Spoiler!  Don't read if you don't want to know how the movie unfolds.

Remy (Patton Oswalt) lives in a rat colony in the attic of a French country home with his brother Emile (Peter Sohn) and his father Django (Brian Dennehy). Unlike his kin, Remy is a gourmet whose keen smell is put to use sniffing food sources for rat poison. But Remy dreams of finer pursuits, sneaking into the kitchen to read the cookbook of his hero: Parisian chef Auguste Gusteau (Brad Garrett), who appears to Remy in visions throughout the film to expand on his motto that "anyone can cook." Remy learns that Gusteau died after a harsh review from mean-spirited food critic Anton Ego (Peter O'Toole).

The rats all flee when the resident, an old woman, discovers the rat colony. Remy, separated from the others, floats to Paris in its sewers, following Gusteau's image to the chef's namesake restaurant, now run by former sous-chef Skinner (Ian Holm). As Remy watches from a kitchen skylight, Alfredo Linguini (Lou Romano), a young man with no culinary talent, arrives and is hired on at the request of his recently-passed mother to do janitorial duties. The boy, unknown to all but his mother, is in fact Gusteau's son. Linguini spills a pot of soup and attempts to cover up his mistake by adding nearby random ingredients. Horrified by Linguini's actions, Remy falls into the kitchen and though desperately trying to escape, cannot help but stop and attempt to fix the ruined soup. Remy is caught in the act by Linguini, who himself is caught by Skinner as he captures the rat, but not before some of the soup has been served. To everyone's surprise the soup is a success. The kitchen's sole woman cook, Colette (Janeane Garofalo), convinces Skinner not to fire Linguini provided he can recreate the soup. And thus begins an alliance, uneasy at first, by which Remy secretly directs Linguini. The two perfect a marionette-like arrangement by which Remy tugs at Linguini's hair to control his movements.

Skinner discovers that Linguini is Gusteau's son, which he hides to prevent Linguini from inheriting the restaurant, which would thwart his ambitions of exploiting Gusteau's image to market prepared frozen dinners. Suspicious of Linguini, Skinner plies him with fine wine in an unsuccessful attempt to discover the secret of his unexpected talents. The next morning, hung over and disheveled, Linguini nearly confides his secret to Colette. Desperately trying to stop Linguini, Remy pulls his hairs, making him fall on Colette, leading the two to kiss. They begin dating, leaving Remy feeling abandoned.

One night Remy and his colony are reunited. Remy argues with Emile and his father over his new career as a secret chef. In the process of scrounging food for the clan Remy discovers Gusteau's will which, after a chase by Skinner, he presents to Linguini. Linguini now owns the restaurant, fires Skinner, and becomes a rising star in the culinary world, attracting renewed interest from Anton Ego, who had written off the restaurant for dead. Linguini and Remy have a falling out, Linguini deciding he no longer needs Remy, and Remy retaliating to the snub by leading a kitchen raid for his rat colony.

Things come to a head the night of a planned review by Ego. Linguini, unable to cook without the rat's guidance, admits his ruse to the staff, leading them all to walk out. Colette returns after thinking through Gusteau's motto. Django, inspired by his son's courage, returns with the entire rat colony to cook under Remy's direction, while Linguini, discovering his true talent, waits tables on roller skates. Colette helps Remy prepare ratatouille, a dish so good that Ego, in an epiphany at the climax of the film, relives memories of his childhood after taking a bite. Ego asks to meet the chef, but Colette tells him he must wait until the rest of the diners have left. At the end of the service, Remy and the rats are revealed. A changed man, Ego declares in his review that the chef at Gusteau's is the greatest chef in all of France.

In the denouement the restaurant is closed forever by a health inspector, who finds the rats after being tipped off by Skinner. Ego loses his credibility and job when the public discovers he has praised a rat-infested restaurant. Everything is for the best, however. With investments and regular visits from Ego, Linguini, Colette, and Remy open a successful new bistro called "La Ratatouille," which includes a kitchen and dining facilities for both rats and humans.



 

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First Ratatouille Trailer 2007
Scene not actually in final cut of movie.

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Ratatouille Movie Facts & Trivia

  • Ratatouille is the eighth animated feature film produced by Pixar. Its name comes from the dish ratatouille. It is scheduled for release on June 29, 2007 in the United States.

  • The film's marketing materials say that the film's title is pronounced "rat-a-too-ee". This is purposely non-standard pronunciation syntax (versus "ra-ta-too-ee"). The same applies for the German title where the phonetic notation is "ratte-tuu-ii" (Note: "Ratte" means rat in German.)
  • This project was formerly listed as 'Untitled Pixar Rodent Project'
  • The chef's name "Auguste Gusteau" involves both a homonym and an anagram. His last name appears to be pronounced the same as the Italian word "gusto", meaning "flavour", and his first name is an anagram of his last.
  • The restaurant in Ratatouille is called “Gusteau's” referring to the chef's name "Auguste Gusteau".
  • Ratatouille's general plot, as suggested in the March 2007 trailer, of a rodent secretly guiding a human to become a success in his career -- is similar to a previous Disney short subject, Ben and Me.
  • The French waiter in the trailer talking about the cheeses is voiced by the director, Brad Bird.
  • At the start of the teaser trailer, the pedestrian bridge in the foreground is the easily recognizable Pont des Arts. Drawing a line from the bridge to the Eiffel Tower places the fictional restaurant right across the river Seine from the Louvre, directly south-west of Pont du Carousel. Paris has been slightly remodeled though since Musée d'Orsay, seen to the east (left) of the restaurant, should be about 500 meters to the east.
  • In the trailer, there is a piece of paper in Remy’s mouth. Skinner is chasing Remy and both are flying over the river. On the right side of the piece of paper the hand written note says:

    Skinner
    …Renata Linguini you may
    …many years ago, where
    …were way close
    …boy (alfredo) to you in hopes
    …to give him a job

    perhaps Renata Linguini wrote a letter to Skinner to give Alfredo Linguini a job.
    Quotes:
    [from trailer]
    Remy: What is that?
    Remy's Brother Emile: [Looks at the odd thing he is eating]
    Remy's Brother: I don't really know.
    Remy: You don't know, and your eating it.
    Emile: You know, if you can sort of muscle your way past the gag reflex, all kinds of food possibilities open up.
    Remy: [to the screen] This is what I'm talking about.
What do I always say? Anyone can cook.~ Auguste Gusteau
Well, yeah...anyone can. That doesn't mean everyone should. ~ Remy

Production Info

The film is directed by Brad Bird, who previously directed the 2004 Pixar film The Incredibles. The film's original director Jan Pinkava, of the 1997 Pixar short film Geri's Game, is co-directing. The screenwriters are Emily Cook and Kathy Greenberg, both making their feature film debuts, from a story by Jan Pinkava. The film's score is composed by Michael Giacchino known for his works The Incredibles, One Man Band, Lost, and Alias.

The film's executive producer is Disney-Pixar Animation's Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter, who continues to retain this position on all Pixar films he does not personally direct. The film is produced by Brad Lewis and John Lasseter (executive producer) and edited by Darren T. Holmes, whose previous work includes The Iron Giant and Lilo & Stitch.

Plot (from Jim Hill)

Pixar, the creators of "Finding Nemo," "The Incredibles" and "Cars" now cook up "Ratatouille," a delicious new animated-adventure centering on an ambitious French Rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a great chef. Because of his passion for cooking, Remy accidentally uproots his family from the French countryside to the sewers of Paris, and finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. When Remy helps create a soup that wins rave reviews from the world's most powerful food critic, he sets in motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that wreaks havoc on the entire city, allowing him to achieve the impossible and pursue his true gift. The screenplay, written by Academy Award-winning Brad Bird ("The Incredibles"), is flavored with a colorful cast of characters and exquisite French backdrops making "Rataouille" a tantalizing recipe of imaginative fun and unexpected delight.

remy with cheese

 

 

A Fan Site for Ratatouille The Movie

Movie Release Date: June 29, 2007  
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007 

Official Site: www.ratatouille.com NO LONGER LIVE- domain is for sale
Genre: Animation
Rating: G
Distributed by: DISNEY-PIXAR
Screenwriter/Director: Brad Bird
Producer: Brad Lewis
Voice Talent: Patton Oswalt, Brian Dennehy, Brad Garrett, Janeane  Garofalo, Ian Holm, Peter O’Toole
Original Story by: Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird

Academy Award®-winning director Brad Bird (“The Incredibles”) and the amazing storytellers at Pixar Animation Studios (“Cars,” “Finding  Nemo”) take you into an entirely new and original world where the  unthinkable combination of a rat and a 5-star gourmet restaurant come  together for the ultimate fish-out-of-water tale.

In the hilarious new animated-adventure, RATATOUILLE, a rat named  Remy dreams of becoming a great 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 city 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 unwanted visitor in the kitchen at one of Paris’ most  exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with  Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy’s amazing  talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a  hilarious and exciting chain of extraordinary events that turns the  culinary world of Paris upside down.

Remy finds himself torn between following his dreams or returning  forever to his previous existence as a rat.  He learns the truth  about friendship, family and having no choice but to be who he really  is, a rat who wants to be a chef.

Nearly all (maybe all) of Pixar's feature films have the number "A113" in them somewhere (most recently the train in Cars). Also, there's often the ball from Luxo Jr. in there (it can be seen in Jack-Jack Attack on the Incredibles DVD, for instance).  Look for A113 in Ratatouille! (rumor has it A113 is the classroom number at the Californian college where many Pixar animators learned their trade).

Popular and critical reaction
Ratatouille has opened to near-universal acclaim. As of July 1, 2007 it is 95% 'fresh' on Rotten Tomatoes, 9.0 on the Internet Movie Database with 4,067 votes, and 95/100 on Metacritic (the sixth highest Metacritic film rating ever and highest for Pixar).

Box Office
The film debuted at $47 million in estimated weekend sales, making it number one at the box office. Compared to other Pixar movies, the opening weekend was the lowest grossing since A Bug's Life.

remy among breaking dishes    

Production

Jan Pinkava came up with the concept and directed the film from 2000, creating the original sets and characters. Pixar management replaced him with Bird in 2005. Bird was attracted to the film because of the outlandishness of the concept and the conflict that drove it: that kitchens feared rats, yet a rat wanted to work in one. Bird was also delighted that the film was a highly physical comedy, with the character of Linguini providing endless fun for the animators. Bird rewrote the story with Gusteau killed off and gave larger roles to Skinner and Collette, and also changed the appearance of the rats to be less human-looking.

Because Ratatouille is intended to be a romantic, lush vision of Paris, giving it an identity distinct from previous Pixar films, the crew spent a week in the city to properly understand its environment, taking a motorcycle tour and eating at five top restaurants. There are also many water-based sequences in the film, one of which is set in the sewers and ten times more complex than the blue whale scene in Finding Nemo. One scene has Linguini wet after jumping into the Seine to fetch Remy. A Pixar employee (ShadePaint Dept Coordinator Kesten Migdal) in a chef suit jumped into a swimming pool to see which parts of the suit stuck to his body and which became translucent from water absorption.

Ratatouille (film)

In an interview, John Lasseter described the movie: "It is about a rat that wants to be a fine chef in a top French restaurant in Paris. It is a wonderful story about following your passions when all the world is against you. A rat to a kitchen is death; a kitchen to a rat is death." 
 

Director: Brad Bird
Produced by: Brad Lewis
Executive Producers: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Associate Producer: Galyn Susman
Original Story: Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird
Music: Michael Giacchino
Story Supervisor: Mark Andrews
Film Editor: Darren Holmes
Supervising Technical Director: Michael Fong
Production Designer: Harley Jessup
Supervising Animators: Dylan Brown, Mark Walsh
Director of Photography/Lighting: Sharon Calahan
Director of Photography/Camera: Robert Anderson

Character Design
Jason Deamer
Greg Dykstra
Carter Goodrich
Dan Lee

Character Supervisor: Brian Green
Sets Art Director: Robert Kondo
Sets Supervisor: David Eisenmann
Shading Art Director: Belinda Van Valkenburg
Shading Supervisor: Daniel McCoy
Global Technology Supervisor: William Reeves
Effects Supervisor: Apurva Shah
Simulation Supervisor: Christine Waggoner
Groom Supervisor: Sanjay Bakshi
Crowds Supervisor: Ziah Sarah Fogel
Production Manager: Nicole Paradis Grindle
Sound Designer: Randy Thom

CAST

Git- Jake Steinfeld
French Waiter-Brad Bird
Horst-         Will Arnett
Lalo& Francois- Julius Callahan
Larousse-     James Remar
Mustafa-     John Ratzenberger
Lawyer (Talon Labarthe)- Teddy Newton
Pompidou & Health Inspector- Tony Fucile
Ambrister Minion- Brad Bird
Narrator- Laurent Spelvogel

 



 

Ratatouille Movie Characters

Characters Image Voice actor About the character
Remy Patton Oswalt Remy is unlike his fellow rats and dreams of becoming a chef - a dream not shared by the rest of his family or anyone in the catering industry, except one young man...
Linguini Lou Romano After a series of jobs which didn't work out, Linguini is the new boy in the kitchen. Trying his hardest to make it work this time, he bumps into Remy and the adventure begins. As if that wasn't enough, he also has a soft spot for Colette...
Colette Janeane Garafalo After many years in a male-dominated profession, Colette is a tough cookie. A talented and ambitious chef, she doesn't appreciate having to look after Linguini but is there a soft center under that hard exterior?
Skinner Ian Holm The bossy head chef at Gusteau's who took over after Gusteau himself died. Skinner has since used Gusteau's reputation to squeeze as much money as possible from the admiration the restaurant used to attract.
Emile Peter Sohn Remy's not-so-little brother with a not-so-little stomach. He doesn't share Remy's love of fine food and loves gorging on just about anything he can lay his claws on.
Django Brian Dennehy The father of our rodent family with high expectations for Remy, his eldest son. These expectations do not include going anywhere near a restaurant, unless it's to steal scraps of food when no-one's looking.
Auguste Gusteau Brad Garrett A world-famous chef who mysteriously died after his highly-regarded restaurant was downgraded from five stars to four by Anton Ego (see below). After his death the restaurant declined in quality and reputation but Auguste remains an idol and inspiration to many, including Remy.
Antono Ego Peter O'Toole The ultimate food critic and feared by everyone in the world of cuisine. He is known as 'The Grim Eater' and his reviews can mean success or failure to a restaurant.

Git- Jake Steinfeld
French Waiter-Brad Bird
Horst-         Will Arnett
Lalo& Francois- Julius Callahan
Larousse-     James Remar
Mustafa-     John Ratzenberger
Lawyer (Talon Labarthe)- Teddy Newton
Pompidou & Health Inspector- Tony Fucile
Ambrister Minion- Brad Bird
Narrator- Laurent Spelvogel

 

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