Directed by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava (Credited as co-director)
Produced by Darla K. Anderson, John Lasseter, Brad Lewis
Written by Brad Bird
Starring Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Peter Sohn, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Holm, Brian Dennehy, Peter O’Toole
Music by Michael Giacchino
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
I love the way Pixar gives life to concepts like Ratatouille. The most important factor in any animated movie is that there should be a good story and an equally impressive set of characters who look realistic and believing. Ratatouille is another of the Pixar animated films and clearly among the best.
The movie revolves around a rat who loves to cook, and ever since he reads the phrase “Anyone can cook” he knows he’s got to cook. His idol Gusteau has influenced him enough for him to forget that he’s a rat who can’t cook. So he somehow gets to Gusteau’s famous restaurant. And he cooks a soup, and Linguini looks what the rat did. And from then on its a great ride on. Lots of interesting scenes and a great storyline unfolds. Its really a wonderfully created environment and you are really immersed in the virtual things in the movie. The relationship between the human and the rat is the main idea around the movie along with the phrase “Everyone can cook”
All the characters are very good, the rat Rémy and Linguini are both impressive. The storyline is good. The main thing was the animation, it was really very good. DreamWorks Animation also had a rats based movie last year, Flushed Away. But Ratatouille is a bit better than Flushed Away.
Overall I rate it as a pretty good movie, definitely among the best animated ones I’ve seen. Its a refreshing movie, not very complicated or anything, lovely animation. Just about perfect for a Pixar animation film.