Pixar Plating Up a Foodie Film

Animation studio Pixar is following their blockbuster films The Incredibles and Cars with the story of a Parisian-born foodie who can’t get enough of the gourmet nibbles — only problem, this foodie is a rat.

Ratatouille is set to release next summer but the trailer is already online and people are talking about the studio’s first foray into the world of food. Food blogs have picked up the news, as have film sites. Josh Tyler, on the site Cinema Blend, writes “If Pixar can make a movie about a bunch of lame looking cars fantastic, they should have no problem getting something great out of a script about a bunch of rats living in a restaurant.”

The story revolves around a rat named Rémy, who lives in a five-star Parisian restaurant and harbors dreams of becoming a chef. John Lasseter, CCO of Pixar, has been quoted as saying “it is a wonderful story about following your passions when all the world is against you. A rat to a kitchen is death; a kitchen to a rat is death.”

Directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles), the film will features the voices of Patton Oswalt, Brad Garrett, David Schwimmer, Brian Dennehy, and Janeane Garofalo and is set to release June 29, 2007.