G | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.
The concept was first hatched by Jan Pinkava in 2001, and he had mapped out the original design, sets, characters, and core story. However, Pixar management was not convinced that the main story was delivering the goods, so Pinkava was replaced by Brad Bird in 2005.
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 45 mins) Moments after Colette berates Alfredo for his messy sleeves, his sleeves are clean.
Every single Pixar employee--including those who did not work on the film--is listed somewhere in the credits.
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!"
RUR 91,484,669 (Russia) (1 July 2007)