G | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Jan Pinkava's involvement in the film ended after a few years when John Lasseter decided that the leadership and vision required to helm a full-length animated feature were simply not there. Brad Bird, who had just finished The Incredibles (2004) was asked to help out whenever he inundated Lasseter with appealing story ideas for the project. Eventually, he was given the reins, while Pinkava left the company.
Although each of the world's countries would like to dispute this fact, we French know the truth: the best food in the world is made in France. The best food in France is made in Paris. And the best food in Paris, some say, is made by Chef Auguste ...
(at around 9 min) When the grandma opens the umbrella with her shotgun, you can hear her manually cocking it. A few seconds later, she starts firing blindly and it becomes semi-automatic.
Reported at the end of the credits: "Our Quality Assurance Guarantee: 100% Genuine Animation! No motion capture or any other performance shortcuts were used in the production of this film."
Apart from language-dependent localization, the European versions are different from the American version: most of the movie's inscriptions are in French instead of English. For instance, in each shot it appears, the title of Gousteau's book is "Tout le monde peut cuisiner!" instead of "Everyone can cook!"
$47,027,395 1 July 2007
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