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Remy

No list of beloved big-screen rodents is complete without the star of Pixar's "Ratatouille," which won last year's Academy Award for Animated Feature Film. Filmmaker Brad Bird's Oscar-nommed screenplay about Remy and his gustatory passions didn't ignore humans' revulsion of rats, but played it up to genius effect in a parable about prejudice. "There are very different perspectives [about rats] in other cultures. In the Chinese Zodiac, rat is considered clever and resourceful," Dreiske points out
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