Ratatouille is a 2007 French-American comedy-family film directed by Brad Bird. The film was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. It was released on June 29, 2007.
A rat, Remy, is born with an enhanced sense of taste and smell, which his father Django and brother Emile use as a way to avoid rat poison. Remy becomes fascinated with fresh food and detests the rat colony having to steal trash. Remy learns that his idol, the chef Auguste Gusteau, has passed away after food critic Anton Ego gave his restaurant a poor review. Inspired by the recently deceased chef, Remy aspires to become a chef as well. However, Django harbors a dislike towards humans and thus forces Remy to avoid them. After the elderly owner of the house the rats inhabit discovers them, the rats are forced to flee. Remy, however, becomes separated from the colony and ends up in the sewers of Paris and then at Gusteau's restaurant.
The new owner of the restaurant, Skinner, hires a man named Alfredo Linguini as a garbage boy. Remy notices Linguini knock over a pot of soup and attempt to cover up his mistake by adding several random ingredients. Remy then decides to help by adding several other ingredients, but is caught by Linguini. The soup is served to a food critic, who enjoys the concoction. Skinner, however, is displeased and attempts to fire Linguini, but chef Colette Tatou convinces Skinner to let Linguini stay. Skinner notices Remy and orders Linguini to take Remy away and dispose of him. However, Linguini realizes Remy was the one who made the soup and thus cannot bring himself to kill him, so he takes him home.
Linguini discovers Remy can control him by pulling his hair, and the duo use this to their advantage with Remy controlling Linguini, which allows him to cook food. They create a duplicate of the original soup and Skinner appoints Linguini to be taught by Colette. Skinner reads a letter from Linguini's mother, stating Linguini is Gusteau's son, which Skinner refuses to believe. However, his lawyer suggests running a DNA test to decipher the truth. Skinner tells Linguini replica one of Gusteau's recipes for several guests, but Remy alters it, making it a success. Skinner realizes Linguini's involvement with Remy and attempts to force him to admit the truth, but gets no answers.
Meanwhile, Remy reunites with the rat colony outside of Gusteau's restaurant. Remy, however, wishes to return to Linguini, which Django opposes. Django then shows Remy a storefront that specializes in rat extermination to prove his viewpoint that the humans and rats are enemies. Remy returns to Linguini, ignoring his father's wishes. Linguini nearly confesses to Colette the truth about Remy, but Remy, desperate to remain hidden, forces Linguini to kiss Colette, causing a mutual attraction between the two. Meanwhile, Anton Ego discovers Gusteau's restaurant's new popularity and decides to come and inspect the situation. At the same time, Skinner is informed that Linguini is indeed Gusteau's son. However, as Skinner will inherit the restaurant if no heir to Gusteau is found in three days, Skinner decides to keep Linguini's heritage a secret.
Remy discovers several documents confirming Linguini as Gusteau's son and shows it to him. Skinner is promptly fired and replaced by Linguini. However, Anton arrives at the restaurant and informs Linguini that he intends to return the next night and give another rating of the restaurant. Linguini attempts to work without Remy's help, leading Remy to have the colony raid the restaurant in retaliation. Skinner captures Remy as Anton returns to the restaurant. Anton and Skinner order one of Gusteau's dishes. Remy is freed and returns to help Linguini with the dish. However, the other chefs discover him and Linguini is forced to confess the truth. The stunned chefs then leave the restaurant, including Colette. However, Django and the colony decide to help Remy and Linguini serve the dish.
Skinner and a health inspector are imprisoned in the freezer while the meals are prepared by Remy, Linguini, the colony, and Colette, who had returned to the restaurant. Anton is served the ratatouille dish, which reminds him of an incident where his mother served him the dish after a motorcycle accident. Anton learns Remy to be responsible for the dish and gives the restaurant a positive review. However, Skinner and the inspector are freed and Gusteau's restaurant is shut down while Anton loses his job as a result of promoting a rat-infested restaurant. However, Remy, Linguini, Colette, and Anton open a bistro named "La Ratatouille" to compensate, with humans and rats alike welcome.
- Patton Oswalt as Remy, a rat with a heightened sense of smell and taste who aspires to become a chef.
- Iam Holm as Chef Skinner, the replacement chef of Gusteau's restaurant after Gusteau's death.
- Lou Romano as Alfredo Linguini, a garbage boy and son of Gusteau.
- Brian Dennehy as Djano, Remy's father and the leader of the rat colony.
- Peter Sohn as Emile, Remy's older brother.
- Peter O'Toole as Anton Ego, a famous food critic.
- Brad Garrett as Auguste Gusteau, the deceased owner of Gusteau's restaurant and Linguini's father.
- Janeane Garafalo as Colette Tatou, a chef at Gusteau's restaurant.
- Will Arnett as Horst, Skinner's sous chef.
- Julius Callahan as Lalo, a chef at Gusteau's restaurant/Francois, Skinner's advertising executive.
- James Remar as Larousse, a chef at Gusteau's restaurant.
- John Ratzenberger as Mustafa, Gusteau's waiter.