MPAA Rating: G
Genre: Comedy/Adventure/Family/CG Animated
Age range: Ages 3 and up
Runtime: Approx. 116 minutes
Starring: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar, John Ratzenberger, Teddy Newton, Tony Fucile, Jake Steinfeld, Brad Bird, Laurent Spelvogel (narrator)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar
Director/Screenwriter: Brad Bird
Release Date: June 29, 2007
Ratatouille - Movie Trailer
Ratatouille - Synopsis
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.
Ratatouille - Fun Facts
The word ratatouille, pronounced rat-a-too-ee, is a culinary term which, according to Dictionary.com, is vegetable stew, usually made with eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and onions, seasoned with herbs and garlic. The term has French origins, and thus makes the perfect title for a film about a Parisian rat who loves to cook. In fact, here is a Ratatouille recipe straight from Remy:
Ratatouille RecipeThanks Remy!
Gusteau’s Ratatouille (French Mediterranean Stew)
A wonderful French countryside classic!
1 large eggplant, cubed
1/4 to 1/3 cup olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 chopped pepper (red or green)
2 to 4 crushed garlic cloves
4 small zucchini, chopped
4 tomatoes, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
- Salt the eggplant, drain in a colander for 1 hour, and pat dry. Heat half of the oil in a large saucepan and briefly saute the eggplant until brown, then add the onion and pepper. Next, add the garlic, zucchini, and tomatoes. Cook until a soft stew has formed, about 15 to 30 minutes.
- Serve over rice in a bowl or on a plate.
- Add the salt, pepper, and basil. Sprinkle with the cheese and serve. You can freeze leftovers.
Ratatouille - DVD Bonus Features Include:
- Deleted Scenes: With introductions by Ratatouille's screenwriter/director Brad Bird.
- "Your Friend the Rat": Remy and Emile star in an all-new animated short film.
- Fine Food and Film: A Conversation with Brad Bird and Thomas Keller: Cuisine and cinema come together in this behind the scenes look at how master chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller brought his real life expertise to the table.
- Lifted: In Pixar's latest short, a teen alien learns that failure is an option.
- Gusteau's Gourmet Game: Orders are stacking up in Chez Gusteau's kitchen. You must help Linguini by moving quickly to prepare the right meal.
- Cine-Explore: An innovative, in-movie Java feature allows viewers to customize their own behind the scenes experience, which includes: animation briefings, documentary shorts, deleted shots, and deleted scenes.