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  • - We started the Ratatouille musical.

  • - An this is that story.

  • My name is Emily Jacobsen

  • and this all started in August of 2020.

  • One day in my apartment,

  • I was reading an article about the new Ratatouille ride

  • coming to Disney World

  • and that's sort of got the movie in my head.

  • So afterwards, when I was cleaning up my apartment,

  • I just started singing this song to myself

  • about the main character of the movie, Remy.

  • Remy, the ratatouille, the rat of all my dreams

  • And I found the song pretty funny

  • and decided to make a TikTok out of it.

  • And when I recorded the song, I sped it up,

  • so my voice sounded a little more cartoon-like.

  • Remy, the ratatouille, the rat of all my dreams

  • And I posted it on TikTok,

  • sent it off to family and friends,

  • I'm pretty much forgot about it.

  • It was just for a joke, a quick laugh.

  • Fast forward two months later,

  • I woke up one morning to hundreds of notifications.

  • It turned out that TikTok superstar, Brittany Broski

  • had posted a video and on one side

  • it was the characters from the Ratatouille movie dancing

  • and on the other side, she was dancing along with them.

  • The background music was my little joke song from August

  • and suddenly there were all these people

  • flooding over to my video and liking, commenting,

  • tagging their friends.

  • Every day there were thousands of people

  • using my song in their own videos,

  • and that kind of exposure caught the attention of

  • Daniel Mertzlufft, who was a composer arranger,

  • overall musical genius.

  • - My name is Daniel Mertzlufft,

  • I'm a working composer arranger.

  • and when all of this stuff was shut down because of COVID

  • I think me, like every other person

  • was longing for theater in some way.

  • I became aware of Emily's video when a friend of mine,

  • who also went viral on TikTok for his song,

  • "I'm An Accountant",

  • tagged me in the comments and said,

  • "Is this the next grocery store musical?"

  • Which was my big musical video

  • that went viral over the summer.

  • So I listened to Emily's video,

  • I thought it was funny, thought it was charming

  • and said, maybe.

  • Remy, the ratatouille, the rat of all my dreams

  • We have lots of strings, French horn, lots of percussion,

  • We have the tubular bells and glockenspiel

  • all of that to bring us into the world.

  • - And it was in that moment

  • that the Ratatouille musical movement was born.

  • So suddenly at that point,

  • every single video on my for you page

  • was about the Ratatouille musical.

  • Anyone can cook

  • If you want to make it in the kitchen

  • - Yes m'am.

  • Don't waste your whiskers on dreaming

  • Remy, the ratatouille, the rat

  • For a while, I was kind of afraid that

  • I was gonna get some sort of legal notice

  • or cease and desist,

  • but then suddenly people from

  • the Disney World started joining in.

  • Patton Oswalt, the voice of Remy,

  • he was tagging the director of the movie,

  • Brad Bird, who was chiming in.

  • And then all of a sudden Disney popped up

  • on their Disney Parks TikTok account

  • with a video they called the unofficial audition

  • for the Ratatouille musical.

  • The next day, Pixar on Instagram

  • was posting a picture of Remy

  • and hashtagging it with my lyrics.

  • So there were suddenly all these nods here and there

  • that made me think,

  • all right Disney's not necessarily mad about this.

  • This could be a good thing.

  • - We've both had multiple interviews a day.

  • People asking me what my next projects are,

  • record labels wondering if

  • I have things that I'm working on,

  • managers, agents.

  • - If Disney were to kind of bring this to fruition

  • in some way, they're kind of in a weird position.

  • I don't think there's ever been a situation where

  • really the community at large

  • has taken such a role in creating a product.

  • There would be a lot of demand I think,

  • to use some of what has been created

  • and contributed on TikTok.

  • If we've learned anything from the movie,

  • I think it's that great art can come from anywhere

  • and that's what has happened on TikTok

  • with the Ratatouille musical

  • Ratatouille, may the world remember your name

- We started the Ratatouille musical.

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We Started the TikTok Ratatouille Musical

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/06
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