On this day in 2007, the 8th PIXAR film, RATATOUILLE was released by Walt Disney Pictures. As I think back, it’s the last movie I went to see in a theatre. I thoroughly enjoyed it because it was completely void of social or political “agenda”. Few films, including Disney / Pixar releases of late, can say that. I’m tired of movies, even the ones for kids, pushing a particular leftist agenda off on the youth. I just want to be entertained – that is ALL. That’s my agenda… and it’s the agenda of many others, including Lucinda Berry Hill. ❤
Ratatouille was directed by Brad Bird, who took over from Jan Pinkava in 2005.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t know that ratatouille was a French dish – or that the main character in the film would be… a rat. It was so cute and cleaver! RATatouille – and Remy is a RAT. Who thinks of this stuff?
I’ll do my best not to spoil the ending for you – but basically, Remy the rat has a goal to become a chef. He goes about achieving this dream by making friends with a Parisian restaurant’s garbage boy. I can’t remember his name – hey, it was 2007, give me a break. Anyway… Ratatouille was released on June 29, 2007 in the United States and enjoyed box office success! It also won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, among other honors.
Will Remy realize his lifelong dream of becoming a renowned French chef??? Why would I spoil the ending for you? I know – most of you have probably seen it. If you have small children you may have seen it more than once and less than a hundred times. I don’t like everything Disney does (okay, don’t smack me) – but this is one movie that gets two thumbs up – really high – from me.
Have you made ratatouille? There are a bunch of ingredients, but it’s so worth the expense and the time because it tastes so good and is so healthy. I found the link for Disney’s recipe – did not know there was a recipe from the movie – but here it is!
I’m thankful for the odd movie that is just cute and fun for everyone without political correctness injected or obvious agenda pushing parts. Are those days over? I hope not. I’m looking forward to the next really good movie from Disney and Pixar. 🙂