I watched a lot of cartoons and movies. I draw incessantly and carry a sketchbook everywhere. I work in animation and self-publish my books. There are monsters in the streets, don't wear red. Mad bulls and monsters hate that color. I still watch cartoons.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ratatouille wins Oscar!

Brad poses with a smattering of a proud story crew. From left: Pete "A rat too loveable for for words" Sohn, Ted "A round of tequila shots for my friends" Mathot, Josh "Gray Leader checking in" Cooley, Mark "Rock you like a hurricane" Andrews, Brad "The Magnificent" Bird, Jim "My friend the Rat" Capobianco, Enrico "I'm gonna be a daddy" Casarosa, Ronnie "That's Mr. Biscuit Maker to you" del Carmen, Alex "I'll direct the smashing around here" Woo, Bill "You don't wanna mess with me" Presing. Image links to a larger look at these mugs.

Brad Bird brings the gold man home. There's something about Brad that inspires hero worship, we're no exception at Pixar (or, especially here). We gathered to salute him at the atrium with glasses of champagne in hand (cider for me. Allergies) and the crowd started to cheer as he walked into the building and through the crowd.

He was hoarse and started to say so but raised the Oscar to us as we applauded. He didn't miss the opportunity to say that the Oscar win was "...about you. It's for you."

"I'm keeping it." he quickly added, to laughter and applause. "But it's for you."

Ed Catmull wanted to highlight that Brad did a great thing by taking on the reigns of this movie. Ratatouille took a lot to finish, and Brad didn't have to jump in but he did. Brad's response, "Because there's something special about this place."

We all gathered around after the toasts and he graciously posed for pictures. Congratulations all around to all who worked on the movie. I'm glad to have been a part of it.

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Blogger Lee-Roy said...

Congratulations you guys! Nice picture and funny "nick names" Ronnie. I knew you all would have some kind of celebration today. Rock on! Ratatouille is a truly superb film (that feels like an understatement). It deserves every accolade.

1:00 AM

Anonymous damien said...


2:03 AM

Blogger Bill said...

Congratulations, Ratatouille deserved it. Also, I can't wait to see UP!

8:32 AM

Blogger Larry Levine said...

Congratulations for the well deserved Oscar! This humble cartoonist salutes you.

10:11 AM

Anonymous ansonjew said...

Congratulations! A well deserved award indeed!

10:31 AM

Anonymous Tom Sito said...

Congratulations to you all. Brad, Peter, Jim, Andy, Mark, Michel and Lou and all the gang. It looked like as fun a picture to work on as it was to watch. Vivat, Slava, GLory to you!

11:31 AM

Blogger ViVi-Moji said...


I found Ratatoullie to be a special film that really stuck out from any other, even the finest detail and subtle movements were amazing.

8:56 PM

Blogger [Moth] said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!

It's great when good work gets recognised and awarded.

cheers from a spanish fan.

12:43 AM

Anonymous David Alvarez said...


6:14 AM

Blogger Sant Arellano said...

Congratulations to all of you guys at Pixar!


4:33 PM

Blogger amelia said...

Congrats! You and the folks at Pixar have done it again, stellar stuff in all aspects of production. And no doubt they will do it again and again and again!
Also- I Can't wait to see more of Nina and her world, like the ITH in the previous post. Maybe she'll win her own Oscar some day, huh? :)

5:21 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that there were over 90K boards on this one. There is a blood, sweat and tears that go into these movies. You guys do not compromise. Pixar deserves this one.


11:05 PM

Blogger Anthony Holden said...


10:20 AM

Blogger Nancy said...

I LOVE this picture!!! How great to see you all celebrating! Congratulations all of you1


8:30 PM

Blogger Chad Kerychuk said...

Congrats! No surprise of course with the studio's usual dedication and insane talent.

And they pay you too! lucky buggers. :D

Well deserved.

11:24 PM

Anonymous chris said...

happy for you guys, but sad for persepolis.

5:24 AM


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