Ratatouille (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Brad Bird

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on 1/3/2008

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. Read More

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on 10/11/2008

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. Read More

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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.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 205563554
UPC 786936738025
UPC 14 00786936738025
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 11/6/2007
Rating Rating
Animated Characters
Animated Worlds
Family (General)
Paris, France
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note With 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.
Entertainment Weekly "[A] miraculously textured piece of animated design. The foggy Paris streets glow with gaslight romance..." -- Grade: B 06/29/2007 114
New York Times "RATATOUILLE is a nearly flawless piece of popular art, as well as one of the most persuasive portraits of an artist ever committed to film." 06/29/2007 p.E1
USA Today 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "RATATOUILLE is ambitious and delightful. It blends a savory stew of ingredients that, when whisked together, create a wondrously tasty and visually stunning dish." 06/29/2007 p.4E
Sight and Sound "[A] celebration of cleverness....[T]he perils and excitements of Remy's world are quite vivid." 10/01/2007 p.66
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "RATATOUILLE is a warm, extremely likeable comedy set in the kitchens of Paris' grandest restaurants." 11/01/2007 p.147
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Novel in concept, exquisite in execution, another family feast from Pixar suitable for all palates....Sophisticated, zesty and nourishing..." 11/01/2007 p.44
Empire 5 stars out of 5 -- "Brad Bird looks deep into humans and sees magic. His films feel like gifts." 11/01/2007 p.40-42
Brad Bird
Name Oswalt,Patton
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
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
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 5465603
UPC 00786936738025
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 111 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Brad Bird may be one of the few animated filmmakers working today who understands what the concept of a "family film" means...Following The Iron Giant and The Incredibles, Bird has turned his attention to the sewers and kitchens of Paris with Ratatouille...while Ratatouille misses the pinnacle achieved by The Incredibles (considered by some to be the best-ever computer animated film), it provides solid entertainment and shows why something like Shrek the Third should be cast aside...Coupled with Surf's Up, Ratatouille offers movie-goers a recent rarity: back-to-back quality animated family films. It has been years since we have seen something similar, and the effectiveness of this movie helps to wash away some of the bad aftertaste left by Shrek the Third. For parents looking to spend time in a theater with their kids or adults who want something lighter and less testosterone-oriented than the usual summer fare, Ratatouille offers a savory main course.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Forget Of Mice and Men. In The Incredibles' director Brad Bird's world, it is more like Of Rats and Gastronomy. It looks like he has been watching the Food Network or those Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows and taking notes. He has come up with his own winning recipe involving kitchen-invading rodents; a clumsy, but ambitious restaurant garbage boy; an underhanded chef; a vicious critic (typecasting!); and Paris. The dish is called Ratatouille, a scrumptious and savory entrŽe, delivered with wit and aplomb. It is the most delicious offering yet from those wizards at Pixar...This is a frankly more mature creation than any Pixar offering before it and a lot of it is going to sail over most kids' heads. Nevertheless, it is colorful enough, and Remy and Linguini are goofy enough that the little ones will still be fully engaged. Like Looney Tunes, Ratatouille works beautifully on multiple levels. As might be expected, the animation is fantastic...Even the food, including the titular vegetable dish, looks fabulous.
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 10
Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), Spanish, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Oswalt,Patton
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
A.O. Scott, The New York Times A nearly flawless piece of popular art, as well as one of the most persuasive portraits of an artist ever committed to film.
Jack Mathews, New York Daily News A gorgeous, wonderfully inventive computer-animated comedy.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal ...the animation is astonishing...sustain[ing] a level of joyous invention that hasn't been seen in family entertainment since "The Incredibles."
Justin Chang, Variety ...the master chefs at Pixar have blended all the right ingredients...[into] a warm and irresistible concoction...
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter Brad Bird and Pixar recapture the charm and winning imagination of classic Disney animation.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune Its sense of humor is more sly, more sophisticated and more interesting than most PG-13 or R-rated comedies at the moment.
Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun ...a sublime dish of a movie, and the company's piece de resistance.
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