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Ratatouille (2007)

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Ratatouille is a American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was written and directed by Brad Bird, who took over from Jan Pinkava in 2005, and produced by Brad Lewis, from an original idea from Bird, Pinkava and Jim Capobianco. The title refers to the French dish ratatouille, which is served at the end of the film and also references the animal type of the main character, a rat. The plot follows a rat named Remy, who dreams of becoming a chef and tries to achieve his goal by forming an alliance with a Parisian restaurant’s garbage boy.

The film stars the voices of Patton Oswalt as Remy, an anthropomorphic rat who is interested in cooking; Lou Romano as Alfredo Linguini, a young garbage boy who befriends Remy; Ian Holm as Skinner, the head chef of Auguste Gusteau’s restaurant; Janeane Garofalo as Colette Tatou, a rôtisseur at Gusteau’s restaurant and the staff’s only female chef; Peter O’Toole as Anton Ego, a restaurant critic; Brian Dennehy as Django, Remy’s father and leader of his clan; Peter Sohn as Emile, Remy’s older brother; and Brad Garrett as Auguste Gusteau, a recently deceased chef.

Remy is a highly intelligent and idealistic young rat with unusually acute senses of taste and smell, who dreams of becoming a chef like his idol, the late Auguste Gusteau. However, the rest of his colony, including his brother Emile and his father Django, are interested in food only for sustenance. One day, Remy and Emile go to retrieve seasoning for some of Remy’s food only to have an encounter with the homeowner whose ceiling houses their colony, forcing the colony to flee. Remy is separated from the clan and eventually finds himself above the kitchen of Gusteau’s Restaurant in Paris.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava (co-director)

Writers: Brad Bird (screenwriter), Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Emily Cook

Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofalo, Peter O’Toole, Will Arnett


Patton OswaltRemy (voice)
Ian HolmSkinner (voice)
Lou RomanoLinguini (voice)
Brian DennehyDjango (voice)
Peter SohnEmile (voice)
Peter O’TooleAnton Ego (voice)
Brad GarrettGusteau (voice)
Janeane GarofaloColette (voice)
Will ArnettHorst (voice)
Julius CallahanLalo / Francois (voice)
James RemarLarousse (voice)
John RatzenbergerMustafa (voice)
Teddy NewtonLawyer (Talon Labarthe) (voice)
Tony FucilePompidou / Health Inspector (voice)
Jake SteinfeldGit (Lab Rat) (voice)
Brad BirdAmbrister Minion (voice)
Stéphane RouxTV Narrator (voice)
Jack BirdTeen Rat (voice)
Andrea BoerriesStreet Woman (voice)
Marco BoerriesFood Snob #3 (voice)
Lindsey CollinsAbusive Girlfriend (voice)
Thomas KellerFood Snob #1 (voice)
Bradford LewisAbusive Boyfriend (voice) (as Brad Lewis)
Lori RichardsonFood Snob #2 (voice)
Michael GiacchinoReporter (voice) (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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