June 26, 2007 – Two Albums for Pixar’s Animated Feature Film Ratatouille are Released Through Walt Disney Records
“Dreams are to lovers as wine is to friends…”
On June 26, 2007, two soundtrack albums for Pixar’s with animated feature film Ratatouille were released through Walt Disney Records: the official score composed by Michael Giacchino, and a compilation album entitled Ratatouille: What’s Cooking? This was Giacchino’s second time working with Pixar, having worked with director Brad Bird on The Incredibles. French artist Camille was hired to perform the ending song “Le Festin” (translation: the feast), with the song remaining in French in each translated version of the film. The score garnered Giacchino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score and his first Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album. The second album is a compilation of songs that are inspired, rather than taken from, the film. The album includes tracks titled “Saturday Night Fish Fry” and “Banana Split for My Baby,” and are performed by Fred Mollin and the Blue Sea Band, Johnny Neel, and Troy Johnson.