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Jake left New York City? Why??

Posted by Boomer in NYC | June 25, 2007 11:35 AM

*is in total agreement with your man*

I'm sorry, but disgusting. Yes, I get that the movie's supposed to be all feel-good, let's teach everyone that no matter where you begin your life you can achieve your goals... but damn... rats?

Posted by Phelix | June 25, 2007 11:38 AM

There have been hundreds of cartoons with cute, lovable rodents in them. Every other Tom and Jerry cartoon took place in a kitchen.

I think humanity is safe.

Posted by JC | June 25, 2007 11:48 AM

JC: I know it's silly and irrational, but there's a difference between Mice and Rats. :P

I mean, didn't you ever see the Fivel movies? Or the rescuers movies? Mice = nice things with cute accents, rats = evil villains that carry plagues.

Posted by Phelix | June 25, 2007 11:50 AM

Saving grace: Patton-goddamn-Oswalt. I am fucking gleeful that this thing is going to make him a household name, though hopefully that won't kill his funny. Maybe he can launch into his bit about Robert Evans or the Black Angus commercial (the only piece of stand up comedy which has actually literally made me pee my pants and almost crash the car I was driving while listening to it.

"The human rectum is NIGHTMARISHLY elastic ..."

Posted by BillyCorazon | June 25, 2007 11:52 AM

There's uh, there's rats eating gross stuff in the movie too.

That said, I love Brad Bird. The Iron Giant was a goddamn masterpiece and The Incredibles was fantastic, so I'm trusting this movie to be at least good.

Posted by Jordyn | June 25, 2007 11:54 AM

Oh, I can't be the only person who remembers the movie Ben. With Michael Jackson singing the song about a boy and his special rat friend.

Posted by Jessika | June 25, 2007 11:54 AM

More disturbing was the song in Little Mermaid where the chef was talking about how much he liked to eat fishes and crab, with poor Sebastian trying to get away...maybe there is a vegetarian agenda at Disney??

I kid....I kid...

Posted by Original Monique | June 25, 2007 11:55 AM

When are we going to get The Incredibles 2? That movie rocked!

Posted by elswinger | June 25, 2007 11:57 AM

Damn, Pixar, now I can't decide what's cuter/better for humanity: plagues of vermin or those adorable anthropomorphic automobiles.

Posted by Eric Grandy | June 25, 2007 12:07 PM

If your kid learns the wrong lessons about rats from a cartoon, you're not Parent Of The Year material.

Posted by Jason Josephes | June 25, 2007 12:17 PM

"The Secret of NIMH" anyone? Sure, the heroine was a mouse, but the hotness that was Justin? A rat!

Posted by Soupytwist | June 25, 2007 12:43 PM

A point you are having, Soupytwist. Touche.

Posted by Phelix | June 25, 2007 12:50 PM

Rats, rats, lay down flat
We don't need you, we act like that
If you think you're unloved
Then we know about that.
Rats, rats, lay down flat.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, lay down flat.

Posted by fnarf | June 25, 2007 1:19 PM

Damn you guys actually watch this shit? Disney is really running out of ideas.

Posted by #14 | June 25, 2007 1:21 PM


Other than Toy Story, I don't think Pixar is big on sequels. They canned a whole bunch of them when they took over Disney animation.

Posted by John | June 25, 2007 1:32 PM

@#14 fnarf, thank you for beating me to the Syd Barrett.

If any locals need to lose their affection for the furry little vermin, take a visit to Rat Alley in Pioneer Sq. (off Yesler between 2nd and 3rd behind Togetsu). It's astounding.

Posted by dj girth | June 25, 2007 1:55 PM

Gosh. It seems to me that your children should be taught the difference between fantasy and reality.

I grew up on Tom and Jerry, and have somehow avoided hitting people with frying pans. Maybe I'm just not that impressionable.

HAH! Impressionable! Get it? Like when Jerry hits Tom with a frying pan and then the frying pan looks like an IMPRESSION of Tom's FACE? God, that's funny.

whatever. Like a mouse could ever even lift a frying pan.

Posted by Lee Gibson | June 25, 2007 2:28 PM

But what can be wrong with a movie that teaches children (as well as uneasy adults) to properly pronounce restaurant menu French? I mean RATATOUILLE is difficult to pronounce, a bitch to spell. Insofar as coping with life's little social nightmares, being able to order "rat-uh-TOO-wee" in uninflected French is a real confidence-builder. Mercy buttercups, mon oncle Walt. I look forward to seeing "Ratatouille" in Boca Raton.

Posted by KENTUCKY KERNEL OF TRUTH | June 25, 2007 2:34 PM

"Now bend over Abigail May, 'cause here comes the gravy pipe!!!!"

"At Black Angus, your name is Peaches!"

Posted by BillyCorazon | June 25, 2007 4:13 PM

Murky Bowcups

Posted by Callie | June 25, 2007 4:25 PM

Murky Bowcups

Posted by Callie | June 25, 2007 4:35 PM

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