A forthright Remy and his reluctant brother Emile speak out for oppressed rats everywhere. Remy rolls film explaining that rats see themselves as on a par with men, who, instead, make war on rats. Remy gives a history lesson: heroism in India, black rat migration from the Middle East to Europe during the Crusades, the Black Death of 1347 to 1352, and Remy's contention that the flea was the villain. Enter the brown or Norway rat - from China. Both travel on ships around the world, with the larger brown pushing out the smaller black, and both live symbiotically with man. Then, Emile explains what's cool about rats. Trade phobia, Remy tells humans, for utopia. Any chance of that?
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(at around 9 mins) A 2-D rendering of the title robot from Pixar's next feature project, _WALL·E (2008)_ appears as the driver of a futuristic Mars vehicle during the musical number. See more
Hello, I'm Remy and this is my brother Emile.
We're here to speak out on behalf of repressed rats everywhere. Rats who don't have the access to media that our movie escorts us. Yes, we have to. We rats have to take a stand.
You said we'd sing something. You know, joke around. You did not say we were going to take a stand.
This is important. Humans need to know, humans need to...
Feed us. That's what you need to do. Leave some garbage out and we won't bother you. Just leave the ...
Music by James G. Dashe
Lyrics by Jim Capobianco
and James G. Dashe
Arrangement by Jennifer Hammond
and Michael Giacchino
Performed by Patton Oswalt
, Peter Sohn
, and James G. Dashe
Music recorded at Skywalker Scoring Stage See more