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AICN's debut of Pixar and Brad Bird's RATATOUILLE One-Sheet!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the debut of the new Pixar poster, for the flick RATATOUILLE, the second collaboration between Pixar and Brad Bird. INCREDIBLES was... well, incredible. If this film is half as good as INCREDIBLES, we're all the better for it. And Patton Oswalt voices the main character, so geeks all around the world rejoice! Here's the one-sheet!!!

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  • Nov. 6, 2006, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Must have Ben Stiller...

    by thebearovingian

    awkwardly try to pronounce "Ratatouille" like "Brett Fav-ruh" in There's Something About Mary.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 7:56 p.m. CST

    i'm kinda scared...

    by savagexp

    Since The Incredibles, Pixar hasn't done a single thing that looks appealing to me.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 8:09 p.m. CST

    um, savagexp

    by QuinnTheEskimo

    Since The Incredibles Pixar has made like one film.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 8:10 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is with that blue????

    by El Scorcho

    Cool poster, but whoever chose that blue at the bottom needs to be fired, right now.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 8:09 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    Pixar owns you.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Rat movies are the new escaped zoo animal movies

    by Det. John Kimble

    I predict 85 more until this genre is beaten into the ground.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 8:44 p.m. CST

    " escaped zoo animal movies..."

    by the toad

    you mean, it hasn't ALREADY been beaten into the ground--?

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Brad Bird rules

    by M B R

    Come on, The Iron Giant and The Incredibles? This is going to rule.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 8:54 p.m. CST

    If its better then Mouse Hunt

    by georges garvaren

    then . . .well, it will be quiet good I guess.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by Leedrick

    You just used the word "then" in two different contexts. Can you pick which one is wrong?

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 9:38 p.m. CST

    would be better without the dumb tagline

    by triplefive

    and maybe if one of the knives was in the rat's eye...that would be tight.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 9:37 p.m. CST


    by georges garvaren

    Im not sure, but I do know your mother was wrong to not of allowed the doctor to poke your little fetus head in.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 9:43 p.m. CST


    by Leedrick

    Can you tell me which word you should have used instead of "of" in that sentence? Hint: you can figure it out by looking at the sentence I just wrote.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 9:45 p.m. CST

    oooo, im enjoying this BATTLE of wits

    by triplefive

    why am i sittin here on a ratatwhowee TB? so lame.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 9:48 p.m. CST

    You meant "reading"

    by georges garvaren

    the sentence you just wrote. Not "looking". Dope.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Remember when animated movies had human characters?

    by Osmosis Jones

    Neither do I.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 10:05 p.m. CST

    brad bird's bird....

    by kuguy3000

    Hey Peeps...gotta say about Brad Bird...something that people here tend to forget easily, but mistakenly so...<br> <BR> Despite the Iron Giant, besides The Incredibles...whenever one mentions Brad Bird, it's only fitting to remember his most important, and certainly most popular, contribution:<BR> <BR> The Simpsons<br> <BR> NEVER forget that old Birdie got his big break being lovingly involved with much that is The has many of Pixar's animated show in history has spawned such respect and innovation in the animated world (CG or otherwise) as The Simpsons has. AMAZING it's been almost 20 years...yet still hasn't quit?<br> <BR> Final note...yes, the show may still be past it's prime, but facts are facts. The modern iteration is still funny, and I'll take a castrated Simpsons over any of the pap that's currently still running (come back, 'o Futurama). But it ALSO must be said...that during it's hey-day run (my opinion seasons 3-9) the show was absolutely, matter-of-factly, positively UNTOUCHABLE. One of the best 'things' to ever come out my TV box and certainly the best animated show of all time, if not the best comedy. Those are earned acholades...anyone disagree? <br> <BR> p.s. if you're gonna mention Family Guy in the same sentence as The Simpsons, be sure to include the terms "inferior rip-off" and "historically irrelevant". At least when The Simpsons ripped off Flintstones they went all out (Monorail).

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 10:20 p.m. CST

    poster is much too violent

    by godoffireinhell

    it's supposed to be a kiddie flick not HOSTEL: THE ANIMATED SERIES. get the fuck out.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I don't know.

    by CoursinLarry

    I haven't really liked anything Pixar has made since Cars.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 10:24 p.m. CST


    by Leedrick

    Nice one Georges, except that most people still look in order to read. A little desperate. Keep up the good work contributing to the decline of the English language.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 10:33 p.m. CST


    by Leedrick

    Haha! nice one:)

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Quit Dicking around, and give me Incredibles 2

    by Phategod2

    Nothing really constructive to say but that carry on.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Leedrick, my love

    by georges garvaren

    Recebeu-me. Recebeu-me real bom. Neste gang jeg sjekker til consultare il mio dizionario prima di commentare auf albernen filmen ungefahr blauen ratten, you silly douche bag.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Kuguy. Uh...

    by half vader

    Nope, Brad Bird's big break was arguably his "Family Dog" for Amazing Stories. Burton did character designs, but just like Nightmare, he didn't direct it. As for the Simpsons, respect? Absolutely. Innovation in the animated world? I love the damn show, but ya gotta be fucking kidding me! Smart and funny writing/dialogue has nothing neccesarily to do with actual animation. Remember too that Flintstones was a rip on the Honeymooners. Bird will forever be a legend though if ONLY for Homer talking to his brain. The best actual writing for ANIMATION was when Homer counted to eight on his fingers. Classic, but still lit based more than visual.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 11:12 p.m. CST

    the blue

    by shatter

    French blue, with goldenrod accents. It's a traditional French scheme. Makes sense since the movie takes place in Paris.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Right on Shatter, El Scorch&GOFIH need to settle down.

    by half vader

    ROYAL blue too, with the gold/brass screws, which says posh-o-rama and is exactly the kind of sign you might see on the door of a restaurant. Not only that but the rat is blue too, and there's a flow that leads your eye from the text at the top through the rat to the logo. It's well designed. Why so incensed, Scorcho? Also Godoffire, it's supposed to be a kiddie flick, is it? Incredibles was PG not G remember? If you're going to make assumptions, why wouldn't you guess the same here? You're even more over the top than Scorcho.

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Jumping on the animated animal hata bandwagon

    by half vader

    Thank God the net wasn't around when 70 odd years of Disney films came out! Those classics with all those animals SUCK! Ya buncha tools. Story story story, remember?

  • Nov. 6, 2006, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Georges, my Darling

    by Leedrick

    What is that, gaelic? swedish? Klingon? My apologies if English is not your first language. I was bored, irritable, and wanted to destroy something beautiful. And by destroy I mean ridicule, and by beautiful I mean "with bad writing skills".

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Hey, no problem.

    by georges garvaren

    We all can't write in beautiful prose. I mean, "Haha! nice one:)" is truly an outstanding example of the subtle complexities that the English language has to offer the world. I bow, great Master.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 1:53 a.m. CST


    by random dude

    How the fuck did you make paragraphs?

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Hey Hollah At Ya Boy

    by SkeletonParty

    <p>That was the worst, most lamest, stupid, dumbest, lame, dumb, stupid, lame home movie I've ever seen. Please stop recommending it to people.</P> <p>But this new pixar film looks great. Can't wait.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 2:31 a.m. CST

    wow, that movie was horrid.

    by therightclique

    wow, that movie was horrid. i have no idea what the Australian guy was even saying. I've very ashamed to have watched it for the 3 minutes i watched it for. <p> it would have been good had it not sucked so bad.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 2:41 a.m. CST

    But this isn't an actual Brad Bird film right?

    by dr_buggerlugs

    Wasn't this being directed by Jan Pinkava before he was replaced by Bird? Evidently, either the film was not working before they brought him in or Bird brought something else to the project - personally I loved the trailer and after the general middling reaction given to Cars, this ought to get Pixar back onto strong ground again.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 4:18 a.m. CST

    If directing the film...

    by Brendon

    ...doesn't make it an 'actual' Brad Bird film I don't know what does. Do you think, for example, Sam Raimi actually WROTE the Spider-Man films?

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 4:57 a.m. CST

    A mouse who wants to be a chef. Hmm. Awesome.

    by martinsmith93

    I wonder how many hokey sentimental bits they can squeeze into the trailer this time to stop me from going.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 5:57 a.m. CST

    georges garvaren vs leedrick

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Hahaha the great battle of the talkbackers. My money is on Leedrick. He's a right nasty som'bitch!

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Did a cat throw all those knives annd forks???

    by JDanielP

    Who doesn't love everything Pixar has done? And this looks interesting, with the potential to be very funny.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Special Olympics

    by Leedrick

    Come on Georges, we can share the trophy.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 9:29 a.m. CST


    by nushustu..

    Does anybody think it's weird that Cars is already out on dvd? I mean, I didn't hear a single thing: no tv ads, no print ads, nothing. Half the reason they moved the movie to the summer was so that they could sell it on dvd for christmas. Now it's out, and there's nothing. the movie wasn't that great, but I'm still kind of surprised how low-key the release was...

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST

    yeah, that IS weird...

    by arhat23

    considering the movie grossed $244million stateside, $450million worldwide, and have pretty high reputation rankings on imdb and amazon... i don't watch tv, so i don't know if there actually weren't any ads for it, and i didn't see the movie because talking cars (and larry the freakin' cable guy) don't appeal to me... it should be important to point out that just because something doesn't twist our nipples here at AICN - especially in the TBs - doesn't mean it didn't do well, and that the majority of people won't like it. and vice versa *cough* snakes on a plane *cough*

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Special 'er Olympics

    by georges garvaren

    I would share it with no other. But, can we stand on the first place tier, with our fists held high in the air as a disobedient display of our bold, defiant stance against The Man? And then go get some ice cream !

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 10:40 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with the blue?

    by nemesisdarkside

    Seriously, how can you be offended by the particular shade of blue used on the poster? It looks alright to me. I read that and started laughing, thinking it was a joke. ;D<P>Some people will find ANYTHING to bitch about.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Cars is a shoo in best animated film

    by emeraldboy

    Despite its weak story Cars is visually the best looking film Pixar has ever done. it is pixars artistic and visual triumph. There is stuff in there which will be framed and put in art gallery in the future. Take for example the car shaped mountains in the background, the scene where the sun goes down aginst the back drop of the car shaped mountains, as a european the Naascar thing went over my head completely but there was some wit in there. I thought the casting of Jeremy Clarkson was good stroke. I thought the whole to-mater joke was unappealing and left a bitter taste in my mouth. The the next challenge for pixar will to be to a 2d film which is on the horizon as we know. That films success or failure will make or break lassiter as the new of disney animation.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST

    At least its not some giant celebrity as usual

    by godzillasushi

    they get semi-normal comedian for the voice and not jam it with 100's of famous people so they can tack their names all over the poster. Its like they dont even get the right voice for the character anymore.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Where's the Incredibles sequel?

    by Jor-El23

    That needs to happen

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Yea Pixar has done well with voices

    by godzillasushi

    but the other CG movies for the most part are horrible. Ant Bully, The Wild, and various other animal movies.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    Even though the trailer was less intriguing than I'd hoped for a new Pixar film, I trust Brad Bird to give me something good. His track record is way above average, with "The Iron Giant" and "The Incredibles" both hitting it out of the park, so I'm hopeful for "Rataouille." We'll see.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Anyone else noticing the huge use of this font?

    by JunoFallon

    I normaly wouldn't notice something this odd, but my band started using this font about a year and a half ago and now I don't want to use it anymore because I'm seeing it EVERYWHERE. Not just movies and TV either. I'm seeing it all over Chicago. Bars, restaurants, even a fucking funeral home. lol

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 5:45 p.m. CST

    As much as I've had it with talking CG vermin

    by quadrupletree

    This looks kinda cool...

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Juno, that font was big 15 years ago, and Quad

    by half vader

    If you're a designer or graphic designer, you woulda been using it big time in the early 90s. It's since become part of the standard typographic palette much like bank gothic. I'm not ragging on you, just sayin. _______________Quadrupletee, Did you scream blue murder that Disney kept making films like Dumbo, Bambi, Lady and the Tramp, Lion King, Jungle book etc. etc.? Nope! They all had, God forbid, talking animals. How many people here post I'm fucking SICK of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn and so-on? NO-ONE! For the best part of a century NO-ONE cared. Like I posted above, it's about story story story (and slightly about animation not always doing redundant things like showcasing what a live-action film could do which is why I took Kuguy to task on the Simpsons and the same can be said of King of the Hill). Why have you 'had it'? Because the animals are now CG? Huh? I know I'm being over the top, but it annoys me that people post this every talkback without thinking their own argument through. Forgive me, but if you guys get to vent, so do I.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember who Pixar turned downsides HarrisonFord

    by half vader

    for Mr. Incredible? And Anchorite, give it a chance, man! You're going off based on the very first teaser? What "trailers"? There are more? If you were paying attention you'd know that mostly the teaser stuff doesn't even end up in the actual movie! I guess you don't like that Eddie Izzard style humour, but don't force your subjective bias down our throats as fact. Besides which after your "pull this one out of the sewer" line you forfeit any judgment on what constitutes good writing. Settle down, Beavis.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 7:24 p.m. CST

    One more - anyone remember who did that "Rat in the

    by half vader

    kitchen what am I gonna do?" song? It's pretty old but you can see why it just came flooding back.

  • Nov. 7, 2006, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by occula

    that font has been around since the 19th century. it's called copperplate gothic. every frakking 'serious' book or movie poster uses it to be, like, taken seriously. but the best use of it? on patrick bateman's business card. however, i'm more weirded out by the phonetic spelling underneath. aren't there other french words they coulda used that aren't so difficult for 3-year-olds (or 30-year-olds) to pronounce? (i realize i sound like a chump, but i do speak french, i'm just thinking, strange marketing, ya know?)

  • Nov. 8, 2006, 2:43 p.m. CST

    For Occula

    by Nitemuze

    The title, is actually very catchy! A "Ratatouille" is a gourmet vegetable casserole dripping in garlic and olive oil. It is usually served with some form of red meat or game. So, not only does the title refer to the idea that this is a story about a "RAT"-atouille, it's also a riff on gourmet dining - a national pastime in France, and a calling that the main character aspires to. And as far as it being unpronouncable by 3-year old and 30 year olds, the folks at Pixar realize that the good ole USA has one of the worst literacy rates among indusrialzed nations. That's why they spelled it out for you.

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Fair enough Anchorite

    by half vader

    You pwned me with "just as good as the shit served up". I was only taking issue with you being so over the top because when you said the whole story sucks and the trailers are terrible it came off as awfully disingenuous considering you're talking about what, 2 minutes tops? And you posted 3 times. I think my comments were fair considering. No Joe Ranft is indeed an awful thing, but I didn't think he had any story input on Incredibles. As far as I know it was just voice input on that one - and yet he DID do a lot on Cars, so... As for not having confidence in their own product, look at Toy Story 2. They started all over again because they were so unhappy with the way things were going. That one turned out all right. Actually now I think of it MOST of their stuff has had a huge narrative stumbling block along the way. As for outsider naysaying, people dissed the crap out of Monsters, Nemo, Incredibles AND Cars. They turned out O.K. too, so have a little faith. I have no problem with differing opinions and will happily agree to disagree as you might have seen from my other posts over the years, I just really did think after those 3 posts that you were jumping the gun something awful and shrieking about it. Guess I was a bit full-on too. I was probably already angry at all those super flying fuckwits who say moronic unthinking shit like 'talking animal movies suck', Ignoring the best part of a century of really good animated movies and genius Warners shorts and basically shooting the messenger. It's not the CG, or the fact that it's animated. Which brings us neatly back to Pixar and story story story. If Ratatouille sucks it'll be because of the characterisation or plot not the bloody rendered fur. Just because the last few movies with animated animals in 'em sucked doesn't mean Bugs Bunny shorts, Dumbo, Droopy cartoons or Bambi suck. I must admit though I'd probably be happy to use any old excuse at hand to tear down Mickey Mouse. Little fucker makes a hypocrite of me. Mickey DOES suck. Sorry. I'll stop rabbiting on now. Ha!

  • June 28, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST


    by zenmarc

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  • June 28, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST


    by zenmarc

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  • June 28, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Who is this message for?

    by orcus

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