Brad Bird and Patton Oswalt, Telling a Rat's Tale

Ratatouille director Brad Bird (left) with Patton Oswalt, who plays the leading rat. i i

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Ratatouille director Brad Bird (left) with Patton Oswalt, who plays the leading rat.

Ratatouille director Brad Bird (left) with Patton Oswalt, who plays the leading rat.

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Director Brad Bird and actor Patton Oswalt talk about their film Ratatouille.

The new picture, from digital-animation powerhouse Pixar, opens nationwide tomorrow; it's a comedy about a foodie rat who becomes a chef in a top Paris kitchen.

Bird previously directed and wrote The Incredibles and The Iron Giant.

Oswalt, who provides the voice of the leading rat, Remy, is a writer and stand-up comedian. He's also something of a serious foodie himself — which is in part why Bird wanted him to play his furry hero.

This interview first aired on June 28, 2007.

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