The star of the Disney Pixar film "Ratatouille" is now a regular patron of Epcot's Les Chefs de France restaurant.
The Disney Imagineers have created their newest and smallest audioanimatronic figure to appear at Disney World. The Remy character is a 6 inch tall rat with soft fur, cute pink paws, and chef's hat (of course).
Chef Remy is now making appearances at Les Chefs de France Monday through Saturday for 40 minute “Bon Appétit from Chef Remy” shows several times each day.
Remy entertains the patrons through movements and lively banter. Along with his Maitre d' assistant he will make stops at each table in the restaurant so that everyone can interact with him. He may even start dancing if the mood and the music appeal to him.
Remy is considered part of the Living Character initiative created for Disney Parks. Disney Imagineer Holger Irmler who worked on this project said, “By combining technologies, our Living Character initiative creates new levels of guest interaction and brings characters to life like never before. Things we do are so complex, yet our goal is to make them seem so magical to our guests.”
Remy follows in the large footsteps of the previous Living Characters. the first was Lucky the dinosaur that debuted in 2004.
If the food alone wasn't enough reason to visit Les Chefs de France, this added entertainment certainly is a reason to head there now. Remy will be performing there now through September 5th, 2009.