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June 28, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
WHEN Brad Bird was brought in to take over "Ratatouille," a new movie about -- sacre bleu! -- a rodent in a five-star Parisian restaurant, he immediately took issue with the rats. They were all wrong. To begin with, they were walking around on two legs. And they had short tails. "They were trying to deratify the rats," Bird said of the animators who were working on the Pixar/Disney film before he came on board.
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June 28, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
WHEN Brad Bird was brought in to take over "Ratatouille," a new movie about -- sacre bleu! -- a rodent in a five-star Parisian restaurant, he immediately took issue with the rats. They were all wrong. To begin with, they were walking around on two legs. And they had short tails. "They were trying to deratify the rats," Bird said of the animators who were working on the Pixar/Disney film before he came on board.
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August 1, 2007 | Laurie Winer, Special to The Times
SOMETHING fresh happens onscreen in "No Reservations," the newest in that newly burgeoning genre, American foodie cinema, and it's not the sea bass poached in a court bouillon with sautéed batonnet of carrots and zucchini (though that fish with vegetables cut into baton shapes looks pretty fresh). Beyond the batonnet, viewers may discern a sea change in the way moviemakers are portraying a now glamorous profession (or hobby). After an awkward and self-conscious start ("Spanglish" anybody?
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