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. Disney/Pixar
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.