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Ratatouille
(2007)
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Composed and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Tim Simonec

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jack Hayes
Larry Kenton

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(June 26th, 2007)
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Regular U.S. release. A song album with no score tracks was released concurrently.
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AWARDS
Winner of a Grammy Award and nominated for an Academy Award.
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Buy it... if you're prepared to be absolutely drenched in a syrupy French style that at the very least confirms Michael Giacchino's talents in the animated film score genre.

Avoid it... if a wild blend of high-class parody of French waltzes, a slick sense of jazz and salsa, and a fiendishly incessant accordion sends you in a defiant search for 'freedom fries.'
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #503
WRITTEN 6/29/07
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Giacchino
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Ratatouille: (Michael Giacchino) Even the most ardent detractors of the animated genre of film must admit that Pixar has been on a remarkable run of quality offerings since its creation a dozen years ago. Their careful production choices have almost always yielded critical and popular success stories on the big screen, and while the process of finalizing the script for Ratatouille may have provided more excitement for the crews than they would have liked, the finished product has once again been an immense crowd pleaser. With the kind of comedy and action to surely entertain the kids, Ratatouille offers some larger conceptual parallels to challenge adults, straddling the line between audiences very effectively. Only viewers with rat phobias need fret, for this film lovingly crosses the worlds of vermanity and humanity and follows the nose of one cute rat who becomes Paris' best gourmet chef. Hiding under the hat of the janitor-turned-cook who's the front for the duo, the charade is bound to have its moments of turmoil and triumph, and Ratatouille manages to overcome its lengthy running time with a truly engaging story. Writer and director Brad Bird would turn once again to his collaborator from The Incredibles for the score; Michael Giacchino's music for the 2004 smash hit was considered by many film music critics to be among the best of the year, perfectly emulating the high style of the early James Bond scores by John Barry and giving the sound a healthy dose of extra meat. For Ratatouille, the result is as predictable as you could possibly make it, with Giacchino writing a score that is both a constant parody of French stylings and strongly reminiscent of the Carl Stallings book of animated action technique. Perhaps the most important element in Giacchino's score, however, is its immense heart, though its upbeat nature is sure to drive some listeners mad. It's a score that was obviously fun to write and record, and that enthusiasm carries over to the listeners. The key to the infectiously positive attitude of Ratatouille is easily Giacchino's wide variety of creative instrumentation.



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Average: 3.59 Stars
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Colin Thomson - November 13, 2008, at 5:52 a.m.
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Paris, Ratatouille, Giacchino...J'Taime =}
Bola - February 13, 2008, at 12:07 a.m.
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Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
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Manon's theme from MOH underground in Ratatouille
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Henry Mancini would be proud   Expand >>
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 62:23
• 1. Le Festin - performed by Camille (2:50)
• 2. Welcome to Gusteau's (0:38)
• 3. "This is Me." (1:41)
• 4. Granny Get Your Gun (2:01)
• 5. 100 Rat Dash (1:47)
• 6. Wall Rat (2:41)
• 7. Cast of Cooks (1:41)
• 8. A Real Gourmet Kitchen (4:18)
• 9. Souped Up (0:50)
• 10. Is It Soup Yet? (1:16)
• 11. A New Deal (1:56)
• 12. Remy Drives a Linguini (2:26)
• 13. Colette Shows Him Le Ropes (2:56)
• 14. Special Order (1:58)
• 15. Kiss & Vinegar (1:54)
• 16. Losing Control (2:04)
• 17. Heist to See You (1:45)
• 18. The Paper Chase (1:44)
• 19. Remy's Revenge (3:24)
• 20. Abandoning Ship (2:55)
• 21. Dinner Rush (5:00)
• 22. Anyone Can Cook (3:13)
• 23. End Creditouilles (9:16)
• 24. Ratatouille Main Theme (2:09)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes an extensive list of performers and a note from the director about the score and film.
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