Important values in Ratatouille cartoon, kids can learn in the movie
RATATOUILLE is one of my daughter’s favorite cartoons. She watched it about a dozen times! The story centers on a rat named Remy and Linguini, a cook helper who needed each other to fulfill their dreams.
Chef Gusteau inspired Remy, the rat. He was a famous restaurateur who coined the phrase “Anyone can cook.” His desire to cook led him to the restaurant where he met Linguini.
The conflict began when everyone thought Linguini cooked the delicious soup. Undermined by the antagonist Chef Skinner, he discovered Linguini was the wold-be-heir of Gusteau’s restaurant. A threat, he tried to expose Linguini and Remy, but it backfires.
There are several lessons, morals, and even Christian principles kids can learn from the movie. Other than that, it’s really a heartwarming and must-see movie for the family.
1. Don’t steal
At the restaurant, Remy tells his cousin, “we don’t steal food!.” Although he was inconsistent, for example, ravaging ingredients from an old lady, the storyline’s point was decency—ironically from a rat.
2. There is heaven
Renata was Linguini’s dead mom and Gusteau’s former lover. In a letter she wrote to Chef Skinner, Renata alludes to heaven. Something that’s rarely talked about in movies today.
3. Thank the Lord
In one scene, Remy’s cousin was about to eat cheese that was laced with poison. Remy sensed it and sprung into action to stop his cousin. He blurts, “Thank God!” realizing he was able to stop his cousin from eating it.
Today, the mere mention of God in movies or cartoons is taboo in far-left liberal America.
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4. Overcome your weak nature
After Remy was trashed from the restaurant after their cover blew, his father tried to console him by saying, “we can’t change nature.” But Remy disagrees and said, “We can if we decide.”
5. Wash your hands!
After Linguini confessed Remy, a rat, helped him cook, the chefs abandoned him. Linguini was alone to serve the customer, and he didn’t know how to cook. Remy comes to the rescue, together with the rest of his “rat clan.”
In the Bible, washing the hands is both a religious ceremony as well as for hygiene among the Jewish people.
6. Don’t be quick to judge
Snooty food critic Ego thrives on destroying restaurants. After tasting Remy’s dish, he’s transformed from inside out. Of course, everything was an allegory, but he realized his prejudice when he learns about the rat Remy. After all, anyone can cook.
Why should kids watch Ratatouille?
The cartoon movie ends with important values. In RATATOUILLE, we see the moral value of forgiveness, reconciliation, love, friendship, and the importance of choice.
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