Wandering through Design Life Now, I was shocked to see these Ratatouille maquettes (another angle) set in a wall alongside an army of better known Pixar properties. Most of the rest had been seen at MoMA’s Pixar exhibit back in 2005 (Cars was the mystery project then) but I believe these models of rat and culinary pals appear for the first time at the Cooper-Hewitt.
The pompous overstuffed chef, the skittish undersized chef, and R?my laughing all the way to the cheese chest. There were a couple others (including a giddily menacing chef) but the guards threatened bodily harm before I could grab those shots. Truly lovely stuff. Can’t wait to see Brad Bird (Incredibles, Iron Giant) back in the director’s seat!
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