Ratatouille Synopsis and Release Date Announced

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Via the official Pixar site we now have the Synopsis and Release date for their next film Ratatouille.

After taking audiences on incredible journeys to the worlds of cars,
superheroes, fish and toys, only the amazing storytellers at Pixar
Animation Studios ("Cars," "Finding Nemo," "The Incredibles") could
create an entirely new and original world where the unthinkable
combination of 5-star restaurants and rats come together for the
ultimate fish-out-of-water tale.

In the new animated-adventure, RATATOUILLE, a rat named Remy dreams
of becoming a great French 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 sewers 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 unlikely – and
certainly unwanted – visitor in the kitchen of a fine French
restaurant, Remy’s passion for cooking soon sets into motion a
hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris
upside down.

Remy finds himself torn between his calling and passion in life 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. Directed by Academy
Award™-winning Brad Bird ("The Incredibles") and co-directed by Academy
Award™-winning Jan Pinkava ("Geri’s Game"), RATATOUILLE is slated for
release on June 29, 2007.

That seems very late summer for a Pixar release. What are they going to do when faced with the July 4th blockbuster that is sure to be released. But I guess they couldn’t put it too close to the Memorial Day Pirates III either. (Thanks Upcoming Pixar)