Disney & Pixar's newest movie, Ratatouille, is amazingly cute. The little rat is so lovable and cuddly, you just want to take him home.
Now, I know that not all of you out there are rat fans, but try to look past that. That's what this movie is all about, looking past appearances and backgound to see who a person really is. I think it was such a good way to get that message across.
Really think about the idea, a rat who's a gourmet chef? That can't happen. The mere idea of rodents in the kitchen makes most people cringe. My mother has conniption fits because I let my rats eat off the saucers, even though neither I, nor anyone else ever uses them. (It should be noted at this point that I do not live with my mother. Those are my dishes to do with as I please.) Just the thought of them using anything resembling a real plate gives her hysterics. Paper plates, fine, but tea saucers, oh no.
Still, there he is, little Remi the gourmet, and he does it so well. The message, not everyone is a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. I hope that this adorable little movie can help more people see that. Also, since most animal movies end in a cry of hundreds of children spontaneously wanting a new pet, I hope that this movie will help more people understand that pet rats are wonderful little creatures full of fluff and love. Rats get such a bad rap, I really hope that this can help change that.