Monday, August 18, 2008
"Good food is like music you can taste, color you can smell. There is excellence all around you. You need only to be aware to stop and savor it." -Auguste Gusteau
So if someone told you a story about a rat, fascinated with the culinary arts, who cooks up the finest food in France by controlling a clueless human being, how would you respond? I say if anyone could make it work, Pixar can. And they do! Ratatouille is by far among the finest they have to offer, which is saying quite a lot.
The animation alone is on a whole new level of brilliance. You can almost smell and taste the food. But I believe Pixar's greatest strength is that of character and story. For that is what truly captures an audience and connects on a more personal level. Ratatouille left me charmed, delighted, and hungry for more....