SOURCE: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

August 27, 2007 06:00 ET

The Best-Reviewed Film of the Year(1), Disney•Pixar's "RATATOUILLE," on DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi Def November 6, 2007

This Holiday's Perfect Gift Includes an Exclusive All-New Animated Short, Deleted Scenes and More!

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2007) - From the award-winning team that thrilled audiences with "Cars" and "The Incredibles" comes the best-reviewed film of the year! Disney•Pixar's "Ratatouille" is an incredible adventure with something for everyone. It is the perfect recipe of comedy, heartfelt storytelling, and breathtaking animation. Experience Paris from the unique perspective of a rat named Remy, who dares to dream the impossible dream of becoming a gourmet chef in a five-star French restaurant. Bubbling over with bonus features, including an original animated short starring Remy and his brother, Emile, deleted scenes, and much more, "Ratatouille" is a treat you'll want to enjoy again and again on DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi Def November 6, 2007.

Delicious DVD Bonus Features Include:

--  Deleted Scenes - With
    introductions by "Ratatouille's"
    acclaimed screenwriter/director
    Brad Bird.
    
--  "Your Friend the Rat" - Remy and
    Emile star in an all-new animated
    short film.
    
--  Fine Food and Film: A
    Conversation with Brad Bird and
    Thomas Keller - Cuisine and
    cinema come together in this
    behind-the-scenes look at
    how master chef and
    restaurateur Thomas Keller
    brought his real-life expertise
    to the table.
    
--  "Lifted" - In Pixar's latest
    short, Oscar® nominated for
    Best Animated Short Film, a teen
    alien learns that failure is an
    option.
    
--  More Surprises!
    

Blu-ray™ Hi Definition Bonus Features:

--  Includes all the bonus features available on DVD plus:

--  All-new features only available on Blu-ray™ Hi Def:

    --  Gusteau's Gourmet Game: In this inventive new Java-based game, the
        orders are stacking up in Chez Gusteau's kitchen. You must help
        Linguini by moving quickly from station to station in the kitchen
        to prepare the right meal. If the guests are happy, there just
        might be time for a delicious bowl of ratatouille.

    --  Cine-Explore: An innovative, in-movie Java feature allows viewers
        to customize their own behind the scenes experience, which
        includes:
        --  Animation Briefings
        --  Documentary Shorts
        --  Deleted Shots: R.I.P.
        --  Deleted Scenes

From Academy Award®-winning director Brad Bird ("The Incredibles") and the amazing storytellers at Pixar Animation Studios ("Finding Nemo," "Cars") comes "RATATOUILLE," this year's most original comedy about one of the most unlikely friendships imaginable.

The film's protagonist is a rat named Remy (Patton Oswalt) who dares to dream the impossible dream of becoming a gourmet chef in a five-star French restaurant. Undeterred by the obvious problem of trying to make it in the world's most rodent-phobic profession, not to mention his family's urgings to be satisfied with the usual trash-heap lifestyle, Remy's fantasies are filled with flambés and sautés. When circumstances literally drop Remy into the Parisian restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau (Brad Garrett), Remy finds the one thing he needs, a friend to believe in him: the restaurant's shy, outcast garbage boy named Linguini (Lou Romano). Remy and Linguini form the most improbable partnership that will turn Paris upside down, leading them both on an incredible journey of comical twists, emotional turns and the most unlikely of triumphs, which they could never have imagined without each other.

Disney•Pixar presents "RATATOUILLE," written and directed by Brad Bird. The film is produced by Brad Lewis and executive produced by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton. Bringing to life a wide-ranging roster of memorable characters is a voice cast that includes popular stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt, Golden Globe® Award winner Brian Dennehy, Emmy® Award winner Brad Garrett, comic star and Emmy® nominee Janeane Garofalo, Academy Award® nominee Ian Holm (1981 Nominee for Best Supporting Actor) and the legendary 8-time Academy Award® nominee Peter O'Toole (1962 Nominee for Best Actor, 2007 Nominee for Best Actor).

STREET DATE:
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Direct prebook:          September 11, 2007
Distributor prebook:     September 25, 2007
Suggested retail price:  $29.99
Feature run time:        111 minutes
Rated:                   "G" - Bonus material not rated in the U.S.
Aspect ratio:            2.39:1
Sound:                   Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Blu-ray Disc®:
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Suggested Retail Price:  $34.99
Feature Run Time:        111 minutes
Rated:                   "G" - Bonus material not rated in the U.S.
Aspect Ratio:            2.39:1
Sound:                   Uncompressed High-Definition Surround Sound
                         (48k HZ / 24-bit)

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(1) RottenTomatoes.com, 8/1/07

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