History WesternAnimation / Ratatouille

1st Feb '18 9:49:01 AM alnair20aug93
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The eighth computer animated film by Creator/{{Pixar}}, ''Ratatouille'' (2007) is about a rat named Rémy who has a highly developed sense of taste and smell. Dissatisfied with eating garbage like the rest of his family, he wants to become a chef. When he winds up in Paris, he gets his chance to cook at the restaurant founded by his idol, Auguste Gusteau, by making a deal with the restaurant's garbage boy, Linguini, who (thanks to Rémy's interference) has been mistaken for a cooking genius. Rémy guides Linguini in the kitchen in a puppet-like manner so that Linguini doesn't lose his job, while Rémy gets the cooking experience (and critical fame) he desires.

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The eighth computer animated film by bydi Creator/{{Pixar}}, ''Ratatouille'' (2007) is about a rat named Rémy who has a highly developed sense of taste and smell. Dissatisfied with eating garbage like the rest of his family, he wants to become a chef. When he winds up in Paris, he gets his chance to cook at the restaurant founded by his idol, Auguste Gusteau, by making a deal with the restaurant's garbage boy, Linguini, who (thanks to Rémy's interference) has been mistaken for a cooking genius. Rémy guides Linguini in the kitchen in a puppet-like manner so that Linguini doesn't lose his job, while Rémy gets the cooking experience (and critical fame) he desires.



* DisgruntledChef
** Collette is the underappreciated kind. When saddled with teaching NaiveNewcomer Linguini, she warns him that being a restaurant cook is not like "playing in the kitchen with mommy"; she does eventually soften as they get to know each other. She also points out that [[TheSmurfettePrinciple she's the only woman in the kitchen staff]], and thus has to be extra tough to make it in a traditionally male dominated industry.
** Skinner, the current head chef at Gusteau's, is the artiste kind. He is arrogant and ill-tempered, ruling the kitchen with an iron fist. When he catches Linguini adding ingredients to a soup, he threatens to ''draw and quarter'' him.

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* %%* DisgruntledChef
** %%** Collette is the underappreciated kind. When saddled with teaching NaiveNewcomer Linguini, she warns him that being a restaurant cook is not like "playing in the kitchen with mommy"; she does eventually soften as they get to know each other. She also points out that [[TheSmurfettePrinciple she's the only woman in the kitchen staff]], and thus has to be extra tough to make it in a traditionally male dominated industry.
** %%** Skinner, the current head chef at Gusteau's, is the artiste kind. He is arrogant and ill-tempered, ruling the kitchen with an iron fist. When he catches Linguini adding ingredients to a soup, he threatens to ''draw and quarter'' him.
16th Jan '18 6:36:23 PM TheBigBopper
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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: While not many people would notice it the first time around, there is hard evidence that suggests the film does not take place in modern times. Namely the cars they drive, the black and white televisions, a WWII-era gas mask, ''typewriters'' and old cameras. This would most likely put it at sometime in the 1960s.
** One thing that appears out of place in this world is Colette's scooter, which looks fairly modern by comparison to everything else.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: While not many people would notice it the first time around, there is hard evidence are details that suggests suggest the film does not take place in modern times. Namely the cars they drive, the black and white televisions, a WWII-era gas mask, ''typewriters'' and old cameras. This would most likely put it at sometime in the 1960s.
** One thing that appears out of place in this world is Colette's
1960s. On the other hand, Colette drives a modern-looking scooter, which looks fairly modern by comparison to everything else.and Skinner's lawyer orders a DNA test on Linguini's hair.



* BilingualBonus: When Rémy finds a letter confirming [[spoiler:Linguini's biological status as Gusteau's illegitimate son and rightful heir,]] he proceeds to read through the letter; which is in French, leaving the audience completely oblivious to what it says until Rémy reveals it by asking his vision of Gusteau.
** Not quite. The letter and will are both in English cursive, which can be difficult to read at a glance.
31st Dec '17 12:21:20 PM lakingsif
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Using a shotgun to kill rats. You will make it pretty clear that you are a BadassGrandma and you will completely ruin the rats' day, but you'll be lucky to hit even one of the rats and the collateral damage will be disastrous. And actually, by the time the old woman has a clear shot of Émile, she's out of cartridges.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Using a shotgun to kill rats. You will make it pretty clear that you are a BadassGrandma they should NeverMessWithGranny and you will completely ruin the rats' day, but you'll be lucky to hit even one of the rats and the collateral damage will be disastrous. And actually, by the time the old woman has a clear shot of Émile, she's out of cartridges.
9th Dec '17 1:39:34 AM jamespolk
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For information on the preceding short ''Lifted'' or the follow-up short ''Your Friend the Rat'', see the WesternAnimation/PixarShorts page. If you're interested in the tie-in game, go to [[{{VideoGame/Ratatouille}} this page]].

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Played in theaters with Pixar short ''WesternAnimation/{{Lifted}}''. For information on the preceding short ''Lifted'' or the follow-up short ''Your Friend the Rat'', see the WesternAnimation/PixarShorts page. If you're interested in the tie-in game, go to [[{{VideoGame/Ratatouille}} this page]].
29th Nov '17 10:58:46 PM NWolfman
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* StealthPun: The music which plays over the beginning of the credits is a Latin-jazzed-up version of the music which plays during Collette's TrainingMontage. Specifically, it's a ''salsa'' arrangement!
28th Nov '17 2:03:41 PM MetroidPeter
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* CantCountBullets: When Remi & Emile are discovered by the old lady in the film's opening scene, she goes for the most extreme form of pest control available: [[NoKillLikeOverkill a pump action shotgun]]. She shoots the rats several times but misses, and when Emile is helplessly dangling from the ceiling lamp, she gets a clear shot as he cowers. She pulls the trigger, and nothing happens. However, [[SubvertedTrope she remembers to reload]].
21st Nov '17 7:42:43 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** "Auguste Gusteau" translates into "majestic palette", and "gusto" is related to words referring to the sense of taste or appetite (IE "gustatory"). A man with a sense of taste befitting royalty? He might just make a good chef.

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** "Auguste Gusteau" translates into "majestic palette", and "gusto" is related to words referring to the sense of taste or appetite (IE (i.e. "gustatory"). A man with a sense of taste befitting royalty? He might just make a good chef.



* NoNameGiven: The old woman at the beginning whouse house the rats are living in before she discovers them.

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* NoNameGiven: The old woman at the beginning whouse whose house the rats are living in before she discovers them.
21st Nov '17 6:55:47 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Rémy is this on account of him being a rat, and as a result, whenever humans see him, they try to attack or even kill him, such as the old woman who tries to [[AwesomeButImpractical take him and Émile out with a shotgun]], the chefs in Gusteau's and arandom people on the Paris streets who [[GrievousBottleyHarm throw bottles at him]] before he escapes into a sewer. The only people not to treat him like vermin are Linguini and (eventually) Colette [[spoiler:and Ego]].

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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Rémy is this on account of him being a rat, and as a result, whenever humans see him, they try to attack or even kill him, such as the old woman who tries to [[AwesomeButImpractical take him and Émile out with a shotgun]], the chefs in Gusteau's and arandom random people on the Paris streets who [[GrievousBottleyHarm throw bottles at him]] before he escapes into a sewer. The only people not to treat him like vermin are Linguini and (eventually) Colette [[spoiler:and Ego]].
21st Nov '17 6:46:37 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Collette is the underappreciated kind. When saddle with teaching NaiveNewcomer Linguini, she warns him that being a restaurant cook is not like "playing in the kitchen with mommy"; she does eventually soften as they get to know each other. She also points out that [[TheSmurfettePrinciple she's the only woman in the kitchen staff]], and thus has to be extra tough to make it in a traditionally male dominated industry.

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** Collette is the underappreciated kind. When saddle saddled with teaching NaiveNewcomer Linguini, she warns him that being a restaurant cook is not like "playing in the kitchen with mommy"; she does eventually soften as they get to know each other. She also points out that [[TheSmurfettePrinciple she's the only woman in the kitchen staff]], and thus has to be extra tough to make it in a traditionally male dominated industry.
20th Nov '17 8:58:38 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: While not many people would notice it the first time around, there is hard evidence that suggests the film does not take place in Modern times. Namely the cars they drive, the black and white televisions, a WWII-era gas mask, ''Typewriters'' and old cameras. This would most likely put it at sometime in the 1960s.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: While not many people would notice it the first time around, there is hard evidence that suggests the film does not take place in Modern modern times. Namely the cars they drive, the black and white televisions, a WWII-era gas mask, ''Typewriters'' ''typewriters'' and old cameras. This would most likely put it at sometime in the 1960s.
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