Arts “I Hope That Movie Gives an Entire Generation of Children Bubonic Plague”
posted by June 25 at 11:25 AMon
Things have gotten increasingly hilarious around my house, thanks to the wealth of advance advertising for Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, every bit of which drives my fella Jake eloquently insane.
The quote in the subject line was his first pronouncement on the forthcoming CGI blockbuster, which tells a family-friendly story of a rat that dreams of becoming a great chef. “Teaching children that rats are adorable, misunderstood creatures can bring nothing but good,” says Jake, whose vermin feelings were irreparably colored by two years in New York City, where rats rule, and regularly bite the faces of babies. “Also, connecting rats to delicious food is genius. It’s important that kids know that rats love human food, and have great taste. Whatever kids see a rat eating, they should eat it, too.”
I doubt this is the moral Disney/Pixar’s going for, but the fact that Ratatouille might serve as genius propoganda in the ongoing war between man and vermin is now impossible for me to ignore…