【tdr0462】There was a model of the chef of “Ratatouille”?


Feature length animated film “Ratatouille” is released on June 29th 2007 and July 28th in Japan by Pixar Animation Studio.

This is a story of “Remy who is a mouse that unwanted guest for kitchen dreaming to become a chef and handyman “Linguine” aim to become the number one chef of Paris. It is a film that won feature length animated film award at 80th Academy Awards.

The story takes place at restaurant called “Gusteau”.

The man called “Skinner” who is a chef at the restaurant is the enemy in this story. Inside head of “Skinner” is always full of how to raise the money.

He started to get arrogant after the death of owner “Gusteau” and he is such rude person that he tries to raise money under name of “Gusteau”.

Anyway, the name of his the “Skinner” has model that actually exists. The name of the person who became the model is “Burrhus Frederic Skinner”. He is one of psychologists that gave huge influence during 20th century and founder of behavior analysis.

But how come name of psychologist was used?

“Burrhus Frederic Skinner” was analyzing and studying about behavior of animals. And in that process he did a lot of animal experimentation that used mouse.

The main character of this film is mouse, so his name was chosen because of having connection with mouse.

Skinner and mouse is incompatible in real life and even in animation.

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