View Full Version : Brad Bird to direct Pixar's Ratatouille

03 March 2006, 03:53 PM
he Incredibles director Brad Bird will helm Pixar Animation Studios' Ratatouille (, the CG-animated tale that was developed in-house by the studio's Oscar-winning short-film director Jan Pinkava (Geri's Game).

The story centers on a rat named Ratatouille, who lives in a fancy Parisian restaurant run by a famous, but eccentric chef.

A sneak peek of the film, with fully rendered CG characters, was introduced by John Lasseter and shown to attendees at Disney's shareholders meeting in Anaheim on Friday.

Executives also confirmed at the meeting that Glen Keane's directorial debut, Rapunzel Unbraided (, remains in the early stages of production utilizing a combination of 2-D and 3-D processes.

Ratatouille ( is the eighth animated feature film produced by Pixar. It is scheduled for release June 29, 2007.

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03 March 2006, 03:59 PM