This blog post is one in a series by the Magical Blogorail about famous Disney couples. During the series you will have the opportunity to win a D23 2-piece luggage set from American Tourister. Read through this post to learn how you can enter to win.
Ratatouille is one of my favorite Disney/Pixar films. So when we were asked to choose a couple to write about for this series I knew I had to choose Remy and Linguini. Their unlikely bond is what makes the film so great and it teaches us a lot about what friendship really means.
Ratatouille teaches us a lot of lessons – like be yourself and follow your dreams – but I think one of the biggest is trust. Remy, being a rat, has been taught to fear humans and to never, ever trust them. But to be able to follow his dream and be a chef he has to enter the human world and trust Linguini. In turn, Linguini has to trust that the most unlikely chef ever will help him navigate a kitchen and not make him look like a fool.
One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Remy first realizes he can “drive” Linguini; and, after some trial and error, they learn that together they can cook. Remy shares his innate cooking skills and Linguini allows him to shine. Of course there are a lot of ups and downs in the movie but in the end they both learn that trusting and believing in one another allowed both of them to live their dreams.