Ratatoing

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Ratatoing
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A mockbuster film that rips off Ratatouille? PRECISELY!
Genre: Animation
Directed By: Michelle Gabriel
Written By: Marcos Hirsh
Starring: Douglas Guedes
Elisa Vilon
Sidney Ross
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Video Brinquedo
Release Date: June 26, 2007
Runtime: 44 minutes
Country: Brazil


Ratatoing is a 2007 Brazilian rip-off of Ratatouille made by Video Brinquedo.

Plot

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (unlike Ratatouille, which took place in Paris, France) Marcel Toing's restaurant Ratatoing is very well-regarded among the customers who eat there. But when a gang of evil rats try to steal his recipes, Marcel and his friends try to drive his rivals out of business by sending them to a laboratory where they'll be experimented on by the scientists working there.

Why It Sucks

  1. It blatantly rips off Pixar's Ratatouille, which was released the same year as this movie.
    • Even the title rips off that movie. It's like the creators of the movie couldn't pronounce Ratatouille right, or even come up with an original title for that matter.
  2. Poorly made CGI animation like with Video Brinquedo's other movies, especially the mouth movements and walk cycles. However, the biggest, most laughable offender comes in the form of a scene where a cat chases after them, and walks on two legs while waving its arms around as though it were on fire.
  3. Speaking of the animation, there are even some errors:
    • In two scenes, Carol, the pink rat, is sliding across the screen and winking at each other while walking.
    • Sometimes, whenever rat characters speak, their noses sporadically move upwards.
    • There are some occasions where certain characters in the background and foreground don't appear to be animated, and as a result, appear frozen stiff.
    • During the suit-up montage, Greg, the green rat, is seen putting on a beanie hat, even though in a couple of shots earlier, he was already wearing it.
    • During the establishing shot of Rio De Janeiro at the beginning of the movie, the sky sinks below the horizon line.
    • The unnamed brown-haired female rat's notebook does not have a skin at the back.
    • In one scene, Marcel's hand clips through the pole used to stir the contents in his cooking cauldron.
    • In one shot during the scene where the villains wreak havoc in the human restaurant, Oscar, the gray rat with glasses is way out of scale.
  4. Cacophonic background music.
  5. Bad lip syncing. And this isn't the result of it originally being produced in a different language - it's just as bad in the original Brazilian version.
  6. The 3D models are recycled to make for minor characters.
  7. Annoying voice acting, especially from the elderly rats at the beginning of the movie.
  8. Awful dialogue, especially the opening narration, which overuses the word "city".
  9. The English dub makes the original Brazilian Portuguse version even more worse due to inserting random and very loud noises in almost every scene that were originally meant to be silent.
  10. The film's attempts at humour don't work and instead come off as flat and unfunny, notably the 'fly in sauce' scene and even the infamous 'ceiling fan' scene.
  11. The green rat, Greg, says the word "precisely" in the same tone 11 times throughout the movie, and it sounds like the exact same recording was recycled.
  12. One of the paintings features a rat that looks way too similar to Mickey Mouse.
  13. Some inappropriate moments for a family movie:
    • Marcel's rivals are sent to a laboratory where they're subsequently experimented on by scientists. Despite this, at the end one of the villains says that the captured rats have been treated well by the scientists working there.
    • During the scene where they put on their dance, the villains can be heard mumbling really weirdly. (clear)
    • Carol walks in a rather sexually provocative manner (presumably a political propaganda on left spectre).
    • During the suit-up montage, Greg is shown pulling out two lumps of cheese in a manner that makes it look like he's doing so from out of his groin.
  14. There's a continuity error in the scene where Marcel finds a bar of chocolate in which Carol states that they've "never had any chocolate before", even though Greg used that ingredient to make some ice creams earlier in the movie.
  15. Two-thirds of the film are loaded with filler that adds nothing to the plot. Nothing happens in the first 12 minutes of the film, except for repetitive, annoying and overused dialogue of how much the customers like Marcel's food. There are even more obvious examples, with scenes that are repeated throughout the movie due to its low budget. For example, an out-of-nowhere action montage of the main characters getting ready for their mission is played three times in a row with no alterations. A scene of the group moving through a door is also played three times in the movie.
  16. Speaking of filler, the film has little-to-no story at all.
  17. Weird and downright annoying moments. For example, after the villains come up with their evil plans, they all dance and sing along together, annoyingly saying "ha-ha-ha-ha!" over and over again and making a lot of creepy noises until one of them scares a human woman. Also, they don't know that they can fly away from them. None of this is ever brought up again and makes that moment entirely pointless.
  18. All the female rat characters have lady parts and none of the rats wear clothes. This makes for a very uncomfortable scene where Carol turns to the camera and winks.
  19. Some of the scenes have fade outs that look like they are commercial breaks but then they do them again only 10-20 seconds afterwards, making them completely unnecessary and pointless.
  20. False advertising: On the DVD cover, Marcel wears a chef's outfit, complete with a hat, even though he doesn't at all in the entire movie.
  21. Several plot holes:
    • Junior's father thinks that "cheddar is just plastic", which is plain stupid. In fact, cheddar isn't even made of plastic, and it's made of real life foods.
    • How can a single strawberry make a week's worth of dishes for Marcel's restaurant?
  22. The ending is stupid, as Marcel's friends are laughing hysterically just because Greg says "precisely" and they continued laughing even more and he says it once again.
  23. There is no character development whatsoever, and all of the characters are one-dimensional.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. There is the effort put into the voice acting and it is good from actors like Wayne Grayson, Mike Pollock, and Dan Green. The narrator (Mike Pollock) also puts effort into the narrating. Despite this, the elderly rats' voices at the beginning are annoying.
  2. Some scenes because of the animation/etc have a 'so-bad-its-good' theme that some scenes can provide viewer amusement because of that (e.g the way the fat cat runs for example).

The Movie

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Comments


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For real, don't watch this!
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Se

18 months ago
Score 4
Yep.
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Jeff35122

17 months ago
Score 3
Except if you just wanna listen to the characters' voices in the English dub.
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Trevor807

18 months ago
Score 8
Mike Pollock and Lisa Ortiz were too good for this... thing that makes normal dross look awesome.
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Footsies

17 months ago
Score 3
  1. KeepYourKidsAwayFromThis
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Hookuai

17 months ago
Score 4
JUNIOR'S FATHER: THAT AINT CHEESE, IT'S JUST PLASTIC
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SuperDuperAll100

2 months ago
Score 2
Hmmm
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SonicClub

16 months ago
Score 4

I hate this movie!

#ScrewThisMovie!
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Stephenfisher2001

16 months ago
Score 6
Agree.
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PhantomVulture

15 months ago
Score 4

Son: Mom, can we buy Ratatouille

Mom: We already got Ratatouille

Ratatouille at home: RATATOING
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Hilarious and original.
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Stomps

13 months ago
Score 12
pRecIseLy
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Hookuai

12 months ago
Score 4
PrEciSeLy
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I Said A Hip Hop

11 months ago
Score 4

Literally the first 12 minutes of this 44 minute film








IS JUST DINERS PRAISING THE FOOD!!!!!!!!!
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Lukasb4001

9 months ago
Score 3
I will never look at Ratatouille the same way again because of this.
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Rendy4ever

7 months ago
Score 4
so bad it's Funny In my POV!
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Floraptor

5 months ago
Score 3
this is probably Brazil's worst crime against humanity post-slavery.
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LunaTheUnikitty!Lover2005

4 months ago
Score 3
I bought this mockbuster on DVD at a Dollar USA store back in 2016 i believe? Along with a Hip Hop Harry DVD. Luckily i didn't even watch the gosh-darn DVD and destroyed it at school one day.
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Mr. Monty Mole

4 months ago
Score 3
Eggman is too good to be in this film.
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Ice cake 2543

3 months ago
Score 3
How is DR eggman in this film? Even tho I did not watch it but still
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score 3
One of the characters in this movie is voiced by Mike Pollock, Dr. Eggman's voice actor.
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RogerRabbitRocks2020

3 months ago
Score 2
I don't care to about this movie, so Ratatouille is way better. Who else will agree?
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Le0ne 82,651

one month ago
Score 3
Ratatoing is an embarrassment of a film
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VeggieDude2006

3 months ago
Score 3
Disculpe señora podría servirme algo de MUERTE?
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score -2
Uh... are you speaking portugese because this movie is Brazillian or is that really your native language?
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VeggieDude2006

3 months ago
Score 4
Actually it's spanish, That's a quote from "Historia de una Plaga de Ratas" ("Story of a Rat Plague" in English) by Fistroman, who it's a spanish youtuber who reviewed this film along with another moviens.
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SuperStreetKombat

2 months ago
Score 2
Oh, okay, gotcha.
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Jureg Óbvio O Ogro Verde

3 months ago
Score 2
Esse filme é um lixo. Não assistam este rip-off. Como brasileiro, esse filme me ofendeu. Quando eu era criança eu amava Ratatoing e achava que Ratatouille era um filme apenas decente, agora que eu tenho 15 anos (vou fazer 16 anos em 2021), eu amo Ratatouille (meu filme favorito da Pixar) e odeio Ratatoing.
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Trevor807

3 months ago
Score 6
English translation: This movie sucks. Don't watch this rip-off. As a Brazilian, this film offended me. When I was a kid I loved Ratatoing and thought Ratatouille was just a decent movie, now that I'm 15 (I'm turning 16 in 2021), I love Ratatouille (my favorite Pixar movie) and I hate Ratatoing.
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Le0ne 82,651

one month ago
Score 2
Thanks Trevor
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PlayStationForever

3 months ago
Score 3
I wonder why Mike Pollock, Lisa Ortiz, and Dan Green decided to play a role in this "movie"
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Trevor807

3 months ago
Score 6
They need to eat.
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ChessPiece21

2 months ago
Score 3
To get sum moneys
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SuperDuperAll100

2 months ago
Score 2
Honestly the graphic and animation are awful i tried to watch the full movie but oi just can't go throught 3 min
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SuperStreetKombat

2 months ago
Score 3
P R E C I S E L Y
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Le0ne 82,651

2 months ago
Score 2
Ratatouille is one of my favorite movies put out by Disney. So to see it so ripped off hurts me on the inside.
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Gamerpogu

one month ago
Score 2
I don't know why but I love this movie it is so fucking bad that it's funny.
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Gamerpogu

one month ago
Score 3
The beginning of the movie: city city city coty City City City City CITY CITY CITY
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Jclem05

one month ago
Score 2
Are you sure this isn't just a twin film? The movies were released on the same year and around the same time.
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UndertaleGamer1000

14 days ago
Score 0
I guess Video Brinquedo noticed Pixar was making the movie Ratatouille so they decided to rip it off.
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FIshingForZucchini

14 days ago
Score 0
What? This movie is great! I wrote a 5 star review under the name "Phoenix Walker". I am older than 13.
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Triggeredrepatillo

14 days ago
Score 1
NOH!
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EijiZeBoi

12 days ago
Score 2

This film is a masterpiece among the complete and utter trash that is Ratatouille, the characters are relatable and easy to become comfortable with loving despite the fact that they are biologically rodents. Marcel's dream is understandable and obviously excuses stealing.

Marcel's determination, wit, and willingness to do what is imperative to reach success sends an amazing and wholesome message to anyone who watches this godly film: "If you can’t reach your dreams or they are out of sight, don’t give up, simply steal the supplements others have worked their whole life to get the job to get the money it took to buy said supplements.” I believe Ratatoing is by far the most glorious, spectacular film to have ever been on screen.

I think of this movie and it reminds me of a time in my life where nothing could hurt me and I could lazaly watch whatever I wanted so ,of course, always choose the amazing masterpiece that is Ratatoing, the memories shared with others while watching this movie alone is worth millions of dollars, dollars I would throw into a flaming garbage can if it meant Marcel could come to life and hug me, his soft scent of diarrhea brown steaw, his warm embrace, longing for Marcel is one of the only things I can think about these days… Beside that I still want to wright a completely family friendly review since Ratatoing is a family friendly movie that should be watched with the whole family.

The music is a smooth as honey, sugar sweet symphony of holy music that is like sweet tea for your ears and brain, I am honestly convinced that the music alone in this utter work of art excelerated my brain function and opened 92 out of the 114 chakras of the human body, the rest of the movie opened the other 22 were opened by the rest of the movie, 18 of which were opened by the exquisite visuals.

In conclusion I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you, thank you for the memories, for my first true love, for opening me to a true form of art dazzling compared to the likes of anything else I have ever seen. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart that you have filled and enlarged through your many teachings.

Thank you Ratatoing.
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UndertaleGamer1000

9 days ago
Score 0
I guess you did this ironically.
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ExploringEditor

11 days ago
Score 1
The only thing I like was the green mouse voiced by Mike Pollock and that ludicrous fat cat. That's it.
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SuperStreetKombat

11 days ago
Score 3
Precisely!

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