Jake left New York City? Why??
*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?
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.
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.
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 ..."
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.
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.
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...
When are we going to get The Incredibles 2? That movie rocked!
Damn, Pixar, now I can't decide what's cuter/better for humanity: plagues of vermin or those adorable anthropomorphic automobiles.
If your kid learns the wrong lessons about rats from a cartoon, you're not Parent Of The Year material.
"The Secret of NIMH" anyone? Sure, the heroine was a mouse, but the hotness that was Justin? A rat!
A point you are having, Soupytwist. Touche.
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.
Damn you guys actually watch this shit? Disney is really running out of ideas.
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.
@#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.
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.
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.
"Now bend over Abigail May, 'cause here comes the gravy pipe!!!!"
"At Black Angus, your name is Peaches!"
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