A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French 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 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. —IMDb
A filmmaker who possess the rare ability to truly instill his animated creations with lifelike sentiments, identifiable emotions, and most of all heart, director Brad Bird has found notable success in film with such efforts as The Iron Giant and The Incredibles. Rising through the ranks with an impressive resumé, which includes such popular animated efforts as television’s The Simpsons and the groundbreaking Amazing Stories episode “Family Dog,” it seemed only a matter of time before the gifted storyteller ventured into feature territory. By the time Bird stepped behind the camera for 1999’s endearing boy-meets-giant-robot fable The Iron Giant, it was obvious to all who saw the film what a unique talent the director really possessed. Began at age eleven and completed when the fledgling Bird was a tender fourteen, his first animated film eventually caught the attention of Walt Disney Studios — and it wasn’t long before the ambitious youngster was being mentored under the tutelage of… read more
Dr. Jan Jaroslav Pinkava, Ph.D. (born 21 June 1963, in Prague) is the director and writer of the Pixar Oscar-winning 1997 short film Geri’s Game and the originator and co-director of Pixar’s Oscar-winning 2007 film Ratatouille.
He is the third-born of four children of the Czech polymath Václav Pinkava alias Jan Křesadlo. The family emigrated to Britain in 1969, where he obtained British citizenship.
He attended Colchester Royal Grammar School from 1974 to 1982 showing interest and talent in the arts, music, drama and sculpture. (One of his juvenile sculptures ‘Big Cat’ was acquired by Essex University and put on permanent display outside the library.)
After obtaining an 8mm movie camera for Christmas in 1975, he began experimenting with pixilation, stop-motion plasticine, paper-drawn and cell animation. He had some early prize-winning successes in animation competitions. Most notably, he won the Young Film-Maker’s Competition of the Year Award 1980 on the long-running… read more
this is my favorite Pixar film, and although i haven't seen brave or the abortion known as cars 2, i am constantly in awe of just how much this resonates with me, patton oswalt needs to get an award.
Only Pixar could make a cooking rat engaging and lovable with a story that could've turned out dull. Brad Bird's eye for detail helps put this film into animation perfection.
This is a smart movie in the same way a comedian is a genius. Its underrated and looked over like a juvenile. Any kid can sit down to this film and be completely taken by its simple story of love… read review