Top 42 Ratatouille Movie Details

While searching the internet for Ratatouille movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

When Linguini is chopping leeks for the soup you can see a green smear on the cutting board that actually happens when cutting green vegtables. Also his bite marks are still there from when Remy bit him a couple of days before.
When Linguini is chopping leeks for the soup you can see a green smear on the cutting board that actually happens when cutting green vegtables. Also his bite marks are still there from when Remy bit him a couple of days before.

Chef Skinner is angry at Linguini's success. But Skinner is also getting some media attention; there's an article about him jumping into the Seine River.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The dog barking at Remy is Doug from Up.
    The dog barking at Remy is Doug from Up.
  • Remy appears to drop a "rat pellet" during this climb. Look closely...

  • 1 - You can see a rat dropping being left behind by Remy as he climbs up behind the counter. Happens around 15:23.
    You can see a rat dropping being left behind by Remy as he climbs up behind the counter. Happens around 15:23.
  • 1 - Linguini can be seen wearing 'The Incredibles' underwear. A nod to director Brad Bird's first Pixar film.
    Linguini can be seen wearing 'The Incredibles' underwear. A nod to director Brad Bird's first Pixar film.
  • 1 - The shadow of Dug the Dog from Up (2009) can be seen.
    The shadow of Dug the Dog from Up (2009) can be seen.
  • 1 - The Health Inspector drives an Electric Car since its more healthy for the environment.
    The Health Inspector drives an Electric Car since its more healthy for the environment.

Hidden Details

1 - Remi gags at the smell of Linguini's soup. Rats are physically unable to gag or vomit, which means that the soup was so atrocious, it broke the laws of nature.
Remi gags at the smell of Linguini's soup. Rats are physically unable to gag or vomit, which means that the soup was so atrocious, it broke the laws of nature.
1 - Remy sees a couple kissing passionately after the woman threatens to shoot the man. Later, when Colette is about to mace Linguini, Remy makes Linguini kiss Colette the same way.
Remy sees a couple kissing passionately after the woman threatens to shoot the man. Later, when Colette is about to mace Linguini, Remy makes Linguini kiss Colette the same way.

When Anton Ego is surprised he checks the bottle of wine he is drinking before deciding to do a spit take or swallow it.

1 - The room Anton Ego writes his reviews is shaped like a coffin
The room Anton Ego writes his reviews is shaped like a coffin

Linguini has red pubic hair. This is a subtle nod to the fact that his hair is also red.

1 - : Anton Ego's nickname is the "Grim Eater," and his typewriter is shaped like a skull and his office is coffin-shaped.
: Anton Ego's nickname is the "Grim Eater," and his typewriter is shaped like a skull and his office is coffin-shaped.
1 - Colette has a scar on her wrist. The scars are actually from burn marks that chefs in real life have... i think
Colette has a scar on her wrist. The scars are actually from burn marks that chefs in real life have... i think
1 - Anton Ego's office is in the shape of a coffin
Anton Ego's office is in the shape of a coffin
1 - When Linguini's job is at risk and Remy (Linguini's only hope) has started to run away, the camera plays with perspective to physically show the characters' situations. Linguini is small and vulnerable like a mouse and Remy is large and the one with the power to help.
When Linguini's job is at risk and Remy (Linguini's only hope) has started to run away, the camera plays with perspective to physically show the characters' situations. Linguini is small and vulnerable like a mouse and Remy is large and the one with the power to help.

Collette yells at Linguini that he "can't be mommy" in the kitchen, yet cooking ratatouille like Ego's mother is what won over the critic at the end of the film.

1 - Remy's brother is named Emile. While it is spelled Emile when, pronounced phonetically it sounds like "a meal" relating to the food aspect of Ratatoulile.
Remy's brother is named Emile. While it is spelled Emile when, pronounced phonetically it sounds like "a meal" relating to the food aspect of Ratatoulile.

: If you look closely at the Chefs hands and arms you will see small cuts and minor burns that change from scene to scene. When Linguine first starts to cook you will notice that he has more then other chefs.

1 - I just noticed in Ratatouille (2007) there is a scene where Remi is figuring out he is in Paris and a dog barks at him. That dog is Doug from Up (2009)!
I just noticed in Ratatouille (2007) there is a scene where Remi is figuring out he is in Paris and a dog barks at him. That dog is Doug from Up (2009)!
1 - Remi reads from Chef Gusteau's cookbook the roles of different workers in the kitchen. Later (in Gusteau's kitchen) he explains the different jobs to ghost Gusteau.
Remi reads from Chef Gusteau's cookbook the roles of different workers in the kitchen. Later (in Gusteau's kitchen) he explains the different jobs to ghost Gusteau.
1 - The critic Anton Ego says that 'if I don't like the food, I don't swallow'. He is also incredibly thin. At the end of the movie when he visits Remy's new restaurant, his face is noticeably rounder, implying that he loves Remy's cooking so much he eats there regularly.
The critic Anton Ego says that 'if I don't like the food, I don't swallow'. He is also incredibly thin. At the end of the movie when he visits Remy's new restaurant, his face is noticeably rounder, implying that he loves Remy's cooking so much he eats there regularly.
1 - There is a scene with the Health Inspector, barging into the Restaurant with a picture of his face on the wall. This poster is present throughout the entire movie whenever this section of the restaurant is shown.
There is a scene with the Health Inspector, barging into the Restaurant with a picture of his face on the wall. This poster is present throughout the entire movie whenever this section of the restaurant is shown.

Remy gets the idea to cook ratatouille "just like mom used to make" because of Colette's lesson where she told Linguini that he wouldn't have time to do that in a restaurant, a move Remy knew would impress the food critic.

1 - Remy bites Linguini's hand when he's trying to get him to grab a different ingredient. A few scenes later, we see a red mark on Linguini's hand where he was bitten.
Remy bites Linguini's hand when he's trying to get him to grab a different ingredient. A few scenes later, we see a red mark on Linguini's hand where he was bitten.
1 - Anton Ego's typewriter is modelled after a skull, in keeping with the aesthetic of his office (a coffin)
Anton Ego's typewriter is modelled after a skull, in keeping with the aesthetic of his office (a coffin)

Director Brad Bird) in the scooter case scene, after Skinner crashes the scooter, the handle bars do not sit square or aligned correctly anymore.

1 - Anton Ego's typewriter back is a skeleton, and his room is shaped like a coffin.
Anton Ego's typewriter back is a skeleton, and his room is shaped like a coffin.

When Skinner jumps from one boat to another, he pulls the tablecloth out from under the dishes as he falls into the water.

1 - When Remy is walking between the walls from different apartments, in one of them we can see the shadow from Dug from Up (2009)
When Remy is walking between the walls from different apartments, in one of them we can see the shadow from Dug from Up (2009)

The main character is a rat, a sly reference to the title. This is a clever detail you probably didn't catch,

Not sure if this has been posted before, but in Ratatouille (2007), you can see Dug's (Up, 2009) shadow as the dog that barks at Remy.

1 - Remy gets scared by a dog which we can only see through it's shadow. If you look closely you can see that the dog is actually Doug from Up. Disney is foreshadowing their own movie which would come out two years after.
Remy gets scared by a dog which we can only see through it's shadow. If you look closely you can see that the dog is actually Doug from Up. Disney is foreshadowing their own movie which would come out two years after.
1 - Anton Ego's [the critic] study is shaped like a coffin and his typewriter resembles a skull to match his deathly looks.
Anton Ego's [the critic] study is shaped like a coffin and his typewriter resembles a skull to match his deathly looks.

The reason Git (the really large muscular rat) is so big is the same reason he has an ear tag; Scientific Experimentation

There is a scene where Remy poops as he climbs. (15:24)

1 - The room of the critic Anton Ego is shaped like a grave in reference of his personality and how he "kills" restaurants with his criticism.
The room of the critic Anton Ego is shaped like a grave in reference of his personality and how he "kills" restaurants with his criticism.

Does Remy drop a deuce during this climb?!

1 - The moment Linguini almost told Colette about Remy (the rat) who was the true Chef and not him. As he was about to reveal his biggest secret of success which could have destroyed him ended at a sweet romantic kiss which revealed the hidden affection Colette had for Linguini.
The moment Linguini almost told Colette about Remy (the rat) who was the true Chef and not him. As he was about to reveal his biggest secret of success which could have destroyed him ended at a sweet romantic kiss which revealed the hidden affection Colette had for Linguini.

The CRT tv makes a high pitch hum as CRTs do.

Ratatouille poster
Ratatouille poster

Ratatouille Plot: A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Ratatouille, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Ratatouille and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director Brad Bird
Main Actors Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy
IMDB score 8.0