Friday, August 3, 2007


2008 Best Animated Cartoon

The film was produced by Pixar Animation Studios which has won seven Academy Awards and is best known for its feature films Toy Story (1995) • A Bug’s Life (1998) • Toy Story 2 (1999) • Monsters Inc. (2001) • Finding Nemo (2003) • The Incredibles (2004) and Cars (2006)

In May 2006 the Walt Disney Company purchased Pixar for $7.4 billion making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of Disney.

Patton Oswalt: Rémy, a farm rat in rural France
Peter Sohn: his chubby brother Émile
Brian Dennehy: their father Django, the leader of the rat clan
Ian Holm: Skinner, the new boss of a prestigious five-star Parisian restaurant, Chez Gusteau
Lou Romano: Alfredo Linguini, newly hired “garbage boy”
Brad Garrett: deceased famous chef and author Auguste Gusteau
Janeane Garofolo: Colette, the kitchen's sole woman cook
Peter O'Toole: Anton Ego, the harshest food critic in Paris

Just when you think it can’t get any better, Pixar comes out with the best animated cartoon ever. Combining state of the art computer generated images with a well-developed story line it is most entertaining. The main theme is one of following your dreams. The romantic comedy aspect is somewhat unexpected.

The realism is incredible (in particular the trip down the Seine) and the detail simply amazing (especially some of the food preparations). And to top it all off, the musical score is exquisite, a real delight to the ears.

Although the movie runs almost two hours, it does not seem like it.


Ratatouille (ra-ta-TOO-ee) is a traditional French Provencal stewed vegetable dish, regarded by some as "a peasant dish" and therefore quite unsuitable to be served in a five star restaurant.

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