Sunday, June 24, 2007
Writer-director Brad Bird of the movie Ratatouille talked to Entertainment Weekly about why he gave a shot to this movie about a rat who can cook and a cook who can't. "When Jan Pinkava pitched the idea of a rat who wants to cook, everyone at Pixar immediately recognized it as having a sort of huge [dramatic] tension. Because a rat is death to a kitchen. I mean, they'll close a restaurant that has a rat in it. And a kitchen is death to a rat. So a rat that wants to move into that world? It's the most impossible goal any creature could have. Everybody was very entertained by that."