How the fuck did they pitch Ratatouille?
I was just watching Ratatouille for the third time a couple days ago and I once again admired how beautiful of a movie it was. I started thinking, "I could watch this movie about 3 or 4 more times, and it still wouldn't get old. It's that good." Then I stopped and thought for a second. I'm watching an aspiring-chef-sewer-rat tugging at a guys hair to control his motor functions and an army of his rat friends crawling all over a kitchen to run a five star restaurant. Who thought of that? What did the board meeting look like? Be honest, if Ratatouille never happened, would you have approved the idea? It would have disgusted the shit out of me. I might have fired the guy who pitched it or at least kept him as far away from my lunch as possible. How did Pixar have to foresight and the balls to plan a movie-a children's movie-about a rat in a guy's hair and spend millions of dollars developing it? How did they push such a concept that, without hindsight, would have seemed like a guaranteed flop?
whatever i don't know. 10/10 great movie.