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Prepare For Your Mind To Be Blown By This "Ratatouille" Fan Theory That Honestly Makes So Much Sense

Ever wonder why the food critic would get so sentimental?

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Pixar, of course, is notorious for hiding Easter egg surprises inside their films to reveal unexpected details.

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A lot of the time, this includes references to other Pixar movies, like when Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story reads A Bug's Life book.

But last week, Imgur user ManImgurUsernamesAreDifficultToThinkOf noticed a few more details hidden in Ratatouille that tie together two previously unrelated characters: the old woman whose house Remy sneaks into, and Ego, the food critic.

Okay, so in the movie's first big scene, we're inside the old woman's house, in the countryside. And there are a few distinctive items in the kitchen...


According to this theory, these similarities mean that the old woman is actually Ego's mother.

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In this theory's timeline, Ego grew up in that house in the countryside with his mother, who would cook ratatouille for him. Years later, it's Ego's childhood home that Remy sneaks into to watch cooking shows, and we can probably assume Remy ends up watching Ego's mother cook, as well.

This post was translated from Spanish.