“Ratatouille” is Disney/Pixar’s latest animated adventure and it’s one of their best.
The movie is about a rat named Remy who wants to become a chef, and a kitchen-boy named Linguini who becomes a chef, even though he can’t cook. They team-up to and quickly become the greatest chef in Paris.
However, the current top chef at the restaurant wants Linguini to fail. And a tough food critic wants to write a bad review that will close the restaurant down.
Together Remy and Linguini form one of the great Disney/Pixar friendships, like Lightning McQueen and Mater and Buzz and Woody.
All of the supporting characters are great as well, especially Emile, Remy’s brother and Collette, the only female chef at the restaurant. Janeane Garofalo’s voice work in the best in the film.
As usual the animation is fantastic. And there are plenty of funny lines from everybody. While I may have liked last year’s “Cars” a little better, “Ratatouille” is clearly the best animated movie so far this year.
The film is rated G but don’t let that scare you adults away. When I saw it in the theater there were more adults and teenagers than younger kids and everyone was laughing a lot.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Ratatouille” gets an A! The DVD also includes the new Disney/Pixar animated short, “Lifted” and a never before seen short “Your Friend the Rat”. Plus the “Wall-E” trailer and other stuff.
Finally, I’d like to dedicate this review to the great film critic Joel Segal who died on 6/29, the opening day of “Ratatouille.”