|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.
"A gorgeous, wonderfully inventive computer-animated comedy. Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"...the animation is astonishing...sustain[ing] a level of joyous invention that hasn't been seen in family entertainment since "The Incredibles." Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"...the master chefs at Pixar have blended all the right ingredients...[into] a warm and irresistible concoction... Justin Chang, Variety
"Brad Bird and Pixar recapture the charm and winning imagination of classic Disney animation. Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
"Its sense of humor is more sly, more sophisticated and more interesting than most PG-13 or R-rated comedies at the moment. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...a sublime dish of a movie, and the company's piece de resistance. Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun
Editor's NoteWith astounding animation, inspirational messages, and endearing characters, Pixar Animation Studios (THE INCREDIBLES, CARS) and Walt Disney Pictures have whipped up something special with RATATOUILLE. A rat named Remy (Patton Oswalt) lives in Paris with a dream (and the talent) to be a chef. Opting to raid the kitchens of Paris rather than the garbage cans and sewers of the city with his family, Remy is inspired by the philosophy of one of the city's most legendary chefs, the late Gusteau (Brad Garrett). One night, Remy can't resist practicing his skill in Gusteau's restaurant. While his guard is down, Remy is discovered by a klutzy young man, Linguini (Lou Romano), who cleans the kitchen. Together Remi and Linguini become a culinary duo, with Remy playing puppeteer by concealing himself under Linguini's chef's hat. Remy pulls Linguini's hair to direct his hands, helping to bring Remy's creations to life. Soon Gusteau's restaurant becomes the talk of the town--but would it still be the toast of Paris if everyone knew a rat was running the show?The positioning of a city-dwelling rodent with a distinct palate and the aptitude to concoct mouthwatering dishes in one of Paris's finest eateries is the winning ingredient in RATATOUILLE's inspirational presentation. And Remy's brave conviction to break away from the pack and risk his life for what he loves and believes in gives the film a positive and heartwarming message for all ages.
|Brad Bird - Director|
|Brad Bird - Screenplay|
|Brad Garrett - Voice Of|
|Brad Lewis - Producer|
|Brian Dennehy - Voice Of|
|Darren T. Holmes - Editor|
|Harley Jessup - Production Designer|
|Ian Holm - Voice Of|
|Jan Pinkava - Director|
|Janeane Garofalo - Voice Of|
|Jim Capobianco, et. al. - Based On Story By|
|John Lasseter - Executive Producer|
|John Ratzenberger - Voice Of|
|Michael Giacchino - Original Music By|
|Patton Oswalt - Voice Of|
|Peter O'Toole - Voice Of|
|Robert Anderson - Cinematographer|
|Sharon Calahan - Cinematographer|
|Will Arnett - Voice Of|
Pixar really outdid themselves on this one. In Blu-ray, the animation is positively gorgeus, with an almost 3-D quality, and the story flows like fine wine. Has some fun extras too.
Great Dsiney Movie1/3/2008
I really enjoyed the rats perspective in this movie and it had a great story to boot.I thought the acting was solid and my hat goes off to the cast.Disney really didn't let me down putting this movie on Blu-ray the picture quality and sound quality are superb.