2007’s Ratatouille is one of those rare cartoons that stick with you for a long, long time. It’s gorgeous, heartwarming, and it’s all about food… in Paris!—what’s not to love? I’ll be honest, it’s one of the very few movies that I’ve seen twice at the cinema (don’t judge me, movie tickets are expensive).
Produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures, Ratatouille reminded us about the importance of putting love and sprinkling care into everything that we make and bake in the kitchen. However, there’s more than meets the eye to Ratatouille.
The animated film is full of small details and Easter eggs. Hidden. Or… hiding. Just like the ingredients in your pantry that you know you have but can’t find no matter what. We here at Bored Panda love showing you awesome secret movie tidbits, so we’ve collected the best ones from Ratatouille. While you’re scrolling down and upvoting your fave hidden details, I’ll be raiding my fridge for a gourmet snack.
For A Scene Where Linguini Is Wet From Jumping In The River, They Got A Member Of Crew (Kesten Migdal) To Jump In A Swimming Pool In A Chef's Uniform To See Where The Uniform Would Normally Stick To On The Body When Wet
Colette Has An Oven Rack Burn On Her Forearm - A Common Injury Among Professional Chefs
At The End Of The Movie Anton Ego Is A Little Bit Fatter. This Is Especially Poignant Since He States, "I Don't Like Food, I Love It... If I Don't Love It I Don't Swallow"
[Eats snack with gusto.] Where were we? Ah, yes! Easter eggs. MTV points out that not all of the hidden details are visual. For instance, when Remy the rat is in the sewer, you can hear the ‘Dead men tell no tales’ soundbite playing ever so faintly. It’s from the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ ride and it’s a friendly nod to Disney.
Meanwhile, the infamous and ever-present ‘Pizza Planet’ delivery truck also makes a cameo in Ratatouille. It’s been in practically every Pixar movie to date, having made its debut in Toy Story.
The Ratatouille That Rémy Prepares Was Designed By Chef Thomas Keller. It's A Real Recipe. It Takes At Least Four Hours To Make
After Cars (2006) Lost Out On The Oscar For Best Animated Movie To Happy Feet (2006), Which Utilized Motion Capture, Pixar Placed A "Quality Assurance Guarantee" At The End Of Their Next Movie Ratatouille (2007) To Remind The Academy They Animate Every Single Frame Of Their Movies Manually
The First Thing Remy Does When He Enters The Kitchen Is Falls Into A Sink Full Of Soap And Water So He Doens't Contaminate Any Food He Touches Later In The Scene
What’s more, a whole bunch of the Paris posters, food labels, as well as street and business signs are inside references. They’re named after people tied to the movie.
For example, ‘Lasseter Cabernet Sauvignon’ obviously refers to Executive Producer John Lasseter (I say ‘obviously,’ but you won’t get the reference unless you know the big shots by name). Similarly, ‘Bouchiba’ spaghetti refers to animator Bolhem Bouchiba. And Chateau-Jessup Pauillac Medoc is meant to point to production designer Harley Jessup.
The Dog Barking At Remy Is Doug From Up
Anton Ego’s Typewriter Resembles A Skull And His Office A Coffin
Anton Ego’s Face Is Less Pale After He Eats The Ratatouille, Symbolising How His Emotions And Feelings About Food Have Changed
The filmmakers of Ratatouille visited Paris to get all of their research done. During one of their excursions around the City of Lights, they walked underneath the Pont Alexandre III and this bridge was chosen for the scene where Remy and Linguini decide to become partners.
The team behind the movie also spent a lot of time enjoying brilliant food in some of the tastiest places in Paris. And we might be a tad jealous. So jealous that it’s about time for another snack.