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Pixar Makes Rataouille–Will Rat Movie Make Money?

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Pixar has an upcoming animated tale of a rat who yearns to create in the kitchen, Ratatouille. And Kim Severson, in the NY Times food section, inadvertenly explains why movies cost so much. Thomas Keller of the French Laundry was the technical consultant, and

The Pixar crew took cooking classes, ate at notable restaurants in Paris and worked alongside Mr. Keller at the French Laundry in Yountville, Calif.

The tasting menu is prie fixe at $240. The film’s budget was in the $100 million area.

With Brad Bird at the helm, Rataouille looks to be more fun than last summer’s Cars. Trailer here. Sneak previews this Saturday, too.

Upcoming Pixar has more info on the studio than anyone might ever need. Victor Navone, Pixar animator, blogs his reactions.

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