Synopsis: 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 down.
Director(s): Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava (co-director)
Production: Disney/Pixar
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 64 wins & 42 nominations.
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111 min

Well, go ahead.

But if Dad sees you walking like that,

he's not going to like it.

What have you got there?

Ah, oh, oh...

You found cheese?

And not just any cheese.

Tomme de chvre de pays!

That would go beautifully

with my mushroom.


This rosemary! This rosemary

with maybe with a few drops

from this sweet grass.

Well, throw it on the pile, I guess,

and then we'II... You know...

We don't want to throw this in

with the garbage. This is special.

But we're supposed

to return to the colony

before sundown or,

you know, Dad's gonna...


There are possibilities

unexplored here.

We got to cook this.

Now, exactly how we cook this

is the real question...


The key is to keep turning it.

Get the smoky flavor nice and even.

That storm's getting closer.

Hey, Remy, you think that maybe

we shouldn't be so...

You got to taste this!

This is... It's got this kind of...

It's burny, melty...

It's not really a smoky taste.

It's a certain... It's kind of like a...

It's got, like, this "ba-boom, zap"

kind of taste. Don't you think?

- What would you call that flavor?

- Lightning-y?

Yeah. It's lightning-y!

We got to do that again.

Okay, when the next storm comes,

we'll go up on the roof...

I know what this needs! Saffron!

A little saffron would make this!

Saffron. Why do I get the feeling

- it's in the kitchen?

- It's in the kitchen.


- Not good.


Don't like it. She's gonna wake up.

I've been down here a million times.

She turns on the cooking channel,

boom, she never wakes up.

You've been here a million times?

I'm telling you, saffron will be

just the thing. Gusteau swears by it.

Okay. Who's Gusteau?

Just the greatest chef in the world.

Wrote this cookbook.

Wait. You read?

- Well, not excessively.

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Brad Bird

Phillip Bradley Bird (born September 24, 1957) is an American animation director and screenwriter. He is best known for his animated feature films, The Iron Giant (1999), The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007) and Incredibles 2 (2018). Bird developed a love for the art of animation at an early age and was mentored by Milt Kahl, one of Disney's legendary Nine Old Men. He was part of one of the earliest graduating classes of the California Institute of the Arts alongside John Lasseter and Tim Burton. Afterwards, Bird worked as an animator for Disney in The Fox and the Hound (1981) and The Black Cauldron (1985) and wrote the screenplay for Batteries Not Included (1987). Bird served as a creative consultant on The Simpsons during its first eight seasons, where he helped develop the show's animation style. Bird directed his first animated feature film, The Iron Giant in 1999. Although it fared poorly at the box office, it came to be regarded as a modern animated classic. He rejoined John Lasseter at Pixar in 2000, where he developed his second animated film, The Incredibles (2004). He directed his third film, Ratatouille in 2007. Both films place among Pixar's highest-grossing features and gave Bird two Academy Award for Best Animated Feature wins and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nominations. In 2011, Bird directed his first live-action film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which was a critical and commercial success. His second live-action film, Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, was released in May 2015. In 2018, Incredibles 2 was released, which Bird wrote and directed. Like its predecessor, the film was a critical and box office success. more…

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