3. Ratatouille (2007)
Brad Bird directed this picture, who is my favourite Pixar director, as well as being one of my favourite directors of all time! Whoever can make a movie about a rat dreaming of becoming a top chef in France is pure genius. Remy achieves the impossible, but falls short by seeking revenge when he allows his rat clan to steal food, illustrating the human flaws in his character. But this is what makes Remy believable and inspiring, as he learns the truth of the phrase “Anyone can cook”, inspiring the audience as Remy proves you can follow your dream, no matter who you are or where you have come from. On a list of top ten Pixar characters, Remy would definitely be near the top spot. Surrounding the character of Remy though, is a tale of adventure, aspiration and love, which warms the cockles of everyone’s heart who watches this film. And, of course, in true Pixar style, the visual effects are undeniably awesome, especially Remy’s trip down the water pipes!