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"Ratatouille" Big Cheese Tour Hits

May 12, 2007 (4:43 am) GMT
Disney/Pixar is holding "The Big Cheese Tour" around U.S. cities in support of their upcoming CGI animation "Ratatouille."
"Ratatouille" Big Cheese Tour Hits

Celebrating their latest CGI animated comedy "", which will grace theaters June 29 this year, Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios are bringing up what called as "The Big Cheese Tour" to cities across the States for public to participate and know more about the flick, President of Buena Vista Pictures Marketing Jim Gallagher announced Friday, May 11.

"'Ratatouille' is the one truly original comedy this summer and we are very excited to let families all over the country get a unique and up close flavor for the film's humor, exciting Parisian backdrop and its wonderful characters through the 'Big Cheese Tour' experience," Gallagher remarked.

Kicked off at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida the same day of the announcement, the tour will continue to cross the country stopping at many events and major food festivals throughout the summer. Stops include Cincinnati's Taste of Cincinnati on May 26-27, Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 9-10, and New York's International Cultures Festival on June 17. Complete schedule can be seen on the movie's official site .

Here visitors will be treated to a special sneak peek at "Ratatouille" inside the 30' state-of-the-art "Eiffel Tower Digital Theater" as well as get an inside look at how the animation for the movie was created. Meanwhile, kids can experience an exciting ride down a 25' wedge of cheese through a thrilling "Big Cheese Slide" besides attend daily shows featuring "Ratatouille" Video Game demonstrations and radio promotions. In addition, there are also daily cooking demonstrations with a real chef featuring Tasty Treats and Healthy Snacks' for busy families at Center Stage area.

The eighth animated feature film from Disney/Pixar, "Ratatouille" presents the story of a rat named Remy whose passion for cooking leads him into a hilarious and exciting race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. "" helmer Brad Bird directs with voice cast consisting of , Brian Dennehy, Janeane Garofalo, and , among others.

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