Ratatouille – Take Home Food


Starring the voice talent of Patton Oswalt, Peter O’Toole, and Ian Holm
Rated G
Appropriate for all ages
Release Date: November 6, 2007

Remy is one of the most gifted chefs in France.  He has talents and skills that most chefs can only dream of.  Unfortunately for Remy, he is rat.  When Remy finds a young dishwasher named Linguini that he can control like a puppeteer, he hides behind the hat so that he can practice his craft without anyone seeing a rodent in the kitchen.  We have come to expect certain excellence from Pixar and this film adds to the long list of amazing films from the Disney partner.  Entertaining for both children and adults, Ratatouille should be a big home run on DVD.  While there will probably be a nice two-disc special edition coming out soon, this single disc version is good for now and has a couple of short films: Lifted and Your Friend The Rat, as well as an interesting documentary comparing filmmaking to cooking.  I will admit, the deleted scenes, comprised of pencil sketches from an original unused plot line, are less than impressive and could be easily skipped over.