Here is a brief update
for all of you Pixar fans anxiously awaiting the next big CG animation.
Will it have to do with bugs, vehicles or toys? Well, neither, but how about
rats? Disney/Pixar has recently sent over the official synopsis for their
upcoming 2007 flick Ratatouille.
After taking audiences on incredible journeys to the worlds of cars, superheroes,
fish and toys, only the amazing storytellers at Pixar Animation Studios (“Cars,”
“Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles”) could create an entirely
new and original world where the unthinkable combination of 5-star restaurants
and rats come together for the ultimate fish-out-of-water tale.
In the new animated-adventure, RATATOUILLE, a rat named Remy dreams of becoming
a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem
of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy
in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant
made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers
of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a
fine French restaurant, Remy’s passion for cooking soon sets into motion
a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside
Remy finds himself torn between his calling and passion in life or returning
forever to his previous existence as a rat. He learns the truth about friendship,
family and having no choice but to be who he really is, a rat who wants to be
a chef. Directed by Academy Award®-winning Brad Bird (“The Incredibles”)
and co-directed by Academy Award®-winning Jan Pinkava (“Geri’s
Game”), RATATOUILLE is slated for release on June 29, 2007.