Remy

No list of beloved big-screen rodents is complete without the star of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP012232" title="Pixar Animation Studios" href="/topic/business/media-industry/movie-industry/pixar-animation-studios-ORCRP012232.topic">Pixar</a>'s "Ratatouille," which won last year's Academy Award for Animated Feature Film. Filmmaker <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000517" title="Brad Bird" href="/topic/entertainment/brad-bird-PECLB000517.topic">Brad Bird</a>'s Oscar-nommed screenplay about Remy and his gustatory passions didn't ignore humans' revulsion of rats, but played it up to genius effect in a parable about prejudice. "There are very different perspectives [about rats] in other cultures. In the Chinese Zodiac, rat is considered clever and resourceful," Dreiske points out

( HANDOUT / June 25, 2007 )

No list of beloved big-screen rodents is complete without the star of Pixar's "Ratatouille," which won last year's Academy Award for Animated Feature Film. Filmmaker Brad Bird's Oscar-nommed screenplay about Remy and his gustatory passions didn't ignore humans' revulsion of rats, but played it up to genius effect in a parable about prejudice. "There are very different perspectives [about rats] in other cultures. In the Chinese Zodiac, rat is considered clever and resourceful," Dreiske points out

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