Ratatouille (2007)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 51 mins

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Vibrant and upbeat, this delectable animation adventure triumphantly traces the twists and turns in the life of Remy, a talented rat, who dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's objection and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers 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 unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race, that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. Will Remy's hard work and perseverance help him fulfill his dreams? Despite his innate talent and passion for his craft, can Remy overcome prejudices and succeed against all odds?
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Cast: Janeane Garofalo, Lou Romano, Peter O Toole

Crew: Brad Bird (Director), Robert Anderson (Director of Photography), Michael Giacchino (Music Director)

Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Dates: 29 Jun 2007 (India)

Tagline: Dinner is served... Summer 2007

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Did you know? Walt Disney Pictures were reluctant to push Ratatouille as a nominee for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, fearing that members might overlook it in the Best Animated Feature category where it was deemed to be a lock. Instead, they concentrated their efforts on making sure it won in the animated category. Read More
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as Colette
as Linguini
as Anton Ego
as Ambrister Minion
as Gusteau
as Django
as Skinner
as Git (Lab Rat)
as Larousse
as Mustafa
as Lalo / Francois
Supporting Actress
as Remy
as Emile
as Lawyer
as Pompidou / Health Inspector
as Horst

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Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

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Music Editor

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Foley Editor
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Sound Effects Editor

Animation

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital EX, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Dinner is served... Summer 2007
He's dying to become a chef.
A comedy with great taste.
Goofs:
Character Error
When we first see the kitchen, the frying pan handles are sticking out. One of the first things a cook learns is to keep handles at an angle and away so that the pans will not be accidentally hit and cause injury.

Character Error
Most of the "spices" referred to in the film (rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil) are actually herbs. Spices come from the seeds, roots, stems or fruit of plants, whereas herbs come from the leaves or flowers.

Continuity
When Colette stops at a red light on her motorcycle and looks at Gusteau's book in a store window, she's in between two lanes on the road. When the light turns green, she's in the middle of a lane.

Continuity
During the press conference, an irritated Remy, hiding in Linguini's toque, yanks on Linguini's hair with his left paw, causing Linguini to hit himself in the left side of the head with one of the two copper pans he's holding up for photographers. However, Linguini has his arms crossed in front of his face at that moment, and thus hits himself with the pan being held in his right arm, not his left. From what we know of how Remy controls Linguini's arms by hair tugging, Remy would have to have used his right paw for that movement, not his left.

Continuity
When Remy is released from the trunk of the ex-head chef's car, it is clearly daytime. Remy goes across the road to the restaurant to cook for the critic, however, when he arrives, the courtyard is clearly seen to be dark (indicating nighttime), how long did it take him to cross the road?

Continuity
Moments after Colette berates Alfredo for his messy sleeves, his sleeves are clean.

Continuity
Remy's small beard is missing for a couple of seconds in the scene where Linguini wakes up after taking Remy to his home.

Continuity
The position of the Gusteau cardboard cutouts change position during the scene with Skinner and the Lawyer, and when Remy is going to get the keys.

Factual Mistake
When Linguini places Remy outside after his party, Horst goes out the same door, yet doesn't notice Remy.

Factual Mistake
Skinner's lawyer collects a hair from Gusteau's hat to do a DNA comparison with Linguini. But hair doesn't contain DNA. Only hair roots have DNA.

Revealing Mistakes
When Linguini reveals Remy to the rest of the staff, and is holding him in his hand, Remy's tail appears transparent.
Trivia:
The window shop displaying dead rats actually exists. It is the window of Destruction des Animaux Nuisibles, an exterminator established since 1872, located 8 rue des Halles in the first arrondissement.

Worried that the general public wouldn't know how to pronounce the title, Disney/ Pixar had it spelt phonetically on all the posters and trailers.

To create a realistic-looking compost pile, artists photographed and researched the way real produce rots. Fifteen different kinds of produce were left to rot and then photographed, such as apples, berries, bananas, mushrooms, oranges, broccoli, and lettuce.

Brad Bird cast Patton Oswalt in the main role after hearing his stand-up routine about the menu at the Black Angus Steakhouse.

The concept was first hatched by Jan Pinkava in 2001 and he had mapped out the original design, sets, characters and core story but the Pixar management were not convinced that the main story was delivering the goods so Pinkava was replaced by Brad Bird in 2005.

Pet rats were kept at the studio in the hallway for more than a year so that the animators could study the movement of their fur, noses, ears, paws and tails.

To find out how to animate the scene where the Head Chef is wet, they actually dressed someone in a chef suit, and put him in a swimming pool to see which parts of the suit stuck to his body, and which parts you could see through.

Walt Disney Pictures were reluctant to push Ratatouille as a nominee for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, fearing that members might overlook it in the Best Animated Feature category where it was deemed to be a lock. Instead, they concentrated their efforts on making sure it won in the animated category.

The animation team worked alongside chef Thomas Keller at his restaurant French Laundry in order to learn the art of cooking. Mr. Keller also appears in a cameo role as the voice of a patron at Gusteau's.