Audiences eager to see Disney•Pixar’s upcoming summer comedy Ratatouille will get an early summer treat on Tuesday, May 1st when an extended 9-minute sequence from the film will debut exclusively on In an innovative cross-media promotion intended to make sure that audiences won’t miss this special debut, Disney will launch a day long television advertising campaign highlighted by a :90-second commercial during American Idol.

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Official Synopsis

Release Date: June 29, 2007
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Genre: Animation
Rating: TBD
Distributed by: Disney•Pixar
Screenwriter/Director: Brad Bird
Producer: Brad Lewis
Voice Talent: Patton Oswalt, Brian Dennehy, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Holm, Peter O’Toole
Original Story by: Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird

Academy Award®-winning director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and the amazing storytellers at Pixar Animation Studios (Cars, Finding Nemo) take you into an entirely new and original world where the unthinkable combination of a rat and a 5-star gourmet restaurant come together for the ultimate fish-out-of-water tale.

In the hilarious new animated-adventure, Ratatouille, a rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the city of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen at one of Paris’ most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy’s amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a hilarious and exciting chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Remy finds himself torn between following his dreams or returning forever to his previous existence as a rat. He learns the truth about friendship, family and having no choice but to be who he really is, a rat who wants to be a chef.