Pixar’s best movie is not the one you think


Emma McGee

Emma McGee

Emma McGee

Pixar has been a major contributor to animation for a while now, with iconic films like “Toy Story” and “Finding Nemo,” but their most popular films aren’t their best ones.

Wide-scale successes like those previously mentioned overshadow the Pixar films that are superior in subject matter and emotion.

One such Pixar film that has been pushed aside for so long is “Ratatouille.”

Focusing on a rat’s journey to self-love and confidence while giving a human the spotlight he so deserves, “Ratatouille” is one of the most inventive Pixar movies to date.

Who would have thought that a movie about a rat who controls a human’s cooking through hair pulling would be such a fascinating premise?

Most Pixar movies focus on characters relationships with family or friends—Marlin with Nemo in “Finding Nemo,” Carl with his deceased wife, Ellie, in “Up,” and the Parr family in “The Incredibles”— but “Ratatouille’s” focus on Remy’s relationship with himself gives uncommon depth to this Pixar film  and provides a welcome a change from Pixar’s overused emotional techniques.

“Ratatouille” teaches audiences that “anyone can cook,” meaning anyone can do anything they set their mind to—even someone as small and seemingly insignificant as a rat.

Loving and believing in oneself should supersede any limitations society or family may try to put in place

This theme will continue to inspire people even after many viewings because it is a theme that will always be relevant to someone at some point in time.

“Toy Story” is emotional because of its nostalgia, but it doesn’t go as far as to inspire people to be the best versions of themselves by following their dreams.

Where “Toy Story” is lacking, Ratatouille soars.