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Here Are 30 Small Details You Might Have Missed When Watching Ratatouille

Published 5 months ago

Ratatouille is an animated film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures back in 2007, that features an adorable rat named Remy that dreams of one day becoming a chef. Throughout the years, the film had become a modern classic, and is still enjoyed by both kids and adults to this day.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably seen Ratatouille numerous times before but here’s the catch – turns out that the movie is full of hidden little details that even the keenest of eyes might have missed. Check out some of the most interesting ones in the gallery below!

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#1 Colette Has An Oven Rack Burn On Her Forearm – A Common Injury Among Professional Chefs

Image source: Disney / Pixar

#2 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

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#3 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”

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#4 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

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#5 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

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#6 Remy Makes Sure To Walk Upright Instead Of On All Fours To Keep His Two Front Paws Clean

Image source: Disney / Pixar

#7 The Ratatouille That Rémy Prepares Was Designed By Chef Thomas Keller. It’s A Real Recipe. It Takes At Least Four Hours To Make

Image source: Tokyono

#8 The Dog Barking At Remy Is Doug From Up

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#9 Anton Ego’s Face Is Less Pale After He Eats The Ratatouille, Symbolising How His Emotions And Feelings About Food Have Changed

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#10 When Recording Lines For A Scene In Which Remy Hugs His Father Django, Patton Oswalt (Voice Of Remy) Actually Hugged Director Brad Bird To Achieve A Realistic Sound

Image source: Disney / Pixar

#11 When Anton Tastes Remy’s Ratatouille, He’s Reminded Of His Mother’s Cooking. There’s A Few Hidden Details That Suggest Remy Grew Up In Anton’s Mother’s House, Learning To Cook By Watching Anton’s Mother

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#12 Anton Ego’s Typewriter Resembles A Skull And His Office A Coffin

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#13 When Flipping Through The Cookbook In The Sewer, One Of The Pages Remy Flips Through Shows The Jobs Of Each Person In Gusteau’s Kitchen, Revealing How Remy Knows This Later On

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#14 Linguini Has The Bite Mark On His Hand From Where Remy Bit Him, Previously

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#15 Remy Uses A Toothpaste Cap As A Cup

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#16 This Mime In The Background Of Ratatouille Is Bomb Voyage From The Incredibles

Image source: Trap_Carrot

#17 The Shop With Dead Rats In The Window Is Based On A Real-Life Shop In Paris, France, Called Aurouze

Image source: Tokyono

#18 Linguini Has To Hide Remy Before His Second Day Of Work. He Offers To Hide Him In His Pants, Revealing His Briefs Covered In The Incredibles Logo

Image source: its_xSKYxFOXx

#19 When Linguini Is Chopping Leeks For The Soup You Can See A Green Smear On The Cutting Board That Actually Happens When Cutting Green Vegetables. Also His Bite Marks Are Still There From When Remy Bit Him A Couple Of Days Before

Image source: Paulsify

#20 There Is Much Debate Over When Ratatouille (2007) Is Supposed To Take Place, Many Saying The Late 60s Because Of The Cars, Phones And Tvs. However, The Note Linguine’s Mom Leaves Gusteau Reveals It’s Within A Few Years After 2004

Image source: Purpluss

#21 Linguine Gives An “Inspirational Speech” Before Food Critic, Anton Ego, Comes To Critique The Restaurant’s Food. Pixar’s Attention To Detail Shows The Staff Visibility Exhausted By This Speech. That’s Because It Lasts Almost 20 Minutes During Dinner Service!

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#22 In This Scene At The End Of Ratatouille, The Cups Are Thimbles, The Plates Are Buttons, And The Utensils Are Pins

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#23 A Magazine In Riley’s Living Room Features Colette From Ratatouille On The Cover

Image source: Disney / Pixar

#24 In Cars 2 (2011), In Paris You Can See A Restaurant Called “Gastow’s”. This Is A Direct Reference To “Gusteau’s” Restaurant From Ratatouille (2007)

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#25 When Remy Explores The Apartment Building, He Sees A Woman Pointing A Gun At A Man. A Moment Later, They End Up Kissing. Later On, When Colette Is About To Mace Linguini, Remy Makes Him Go In For A Kiss

Image source: Disney / Pixar

#26 There Is A Lasseter Wine Bottle. John Lasseter Owns A Winery In Real-Life. The Bottle Even Has The “Lasseter Family Winery” Logo

Image source: Tokyono

#27 The Same Chinese Take Out Boxes Can Be Seen In A Bug’s Life, Ratatouille, And Inside Out

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#28 According To Brad Bird, Director Of Ratatouille (2007), He Chose Patton Oswalt To Voice Remy After Hearing One Of His Stand Up Routines About Food

Image source: PBfilms

#29 The Line “Get My Lawyer!” Is Pure Exposition; Skinner’s Phone Is A Landline, He Has No Secretary, And He Dials No One. He’s Talking To A Dial Tone

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#30 You Can See Gusteau’s First Name, Auguste, On The Cookbook “Anyone Can Cook” Which Is An Anagram Of Gusteau

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