'Ratatouille' returns home to Paris
PARIS — Top Disney execs shared their culinary secrets at a lavish party for the French preem of “Ratatouille” on Saturday night.
“I love to cook, so the film’s motto ‘Anyone can cook’ definitely applies to me,” said Disney prexy Bob Iger, swearing he’d be easily capable of “whipping up a ratatouille.”
Perhaps he should give lessons to helmer Brad Bird. The director of the animated foodie film, set in Paris, revealed that an omelet was the best he could manage in the kitchen.
“I didn’t know much about France, rats or cooking, but making this film has made me want to know more,” Bird said.
Disney studio topper Dick Cook stayed away from food talk, discussing instead the $16.5 million that the Pixar toon cooked up on opening night.
“They’re lovin’ it,” Cook said.
Pixar’s John Lasseter called the film “a love letter to Paris.”