The Ratatouille Musical: When TikTok and Pixar Collide

To be honest, I never thought I’d have TikTok. I saw it promoted on Twitter more than I wanted and just resigned myself to the fact that I would never feel the joy of Vine again.

And then quarantine struck, boredom reached out at all time high, and TikTok made its way onto my phone. It’s quickly become one of my favorite apps. Say what you want about the dances, but there are many different sides of TikTok and it’s cool to see people’s talents and stories.

On to the Pixar part of this story.

A few weeks ago, I started seeing comments on TikToks about the Ratatouille musical. I didn’t think anything of it or figured it was a joke that went viral and people were still thinking about it.

Then the first Ratatouille musical related TikTok came across on my For You Page and that’s when I realized the magnitude of this production and yes, it’s a full-fledged production at this point.

Even though TikTok gives people at most 1 minute for a video, there are original songs, dances, staging, set design and even stage crew contributions. You have to see it to believe the scale so I’ve included some of the TikToks, and this is a tiny fraction of them.

@keegscook

Stagehands for the Ratatouille Musical standing by. @pnyeguy @parkerconley10 #ratatouillemusical #ratatouille

♬ original sound – danieljmertzlufft

 

@shoeboxmusicals

#Duet with @fettuccinefettuqueen Thank you for the amazing song! Here’s the scene to match! #ratatouillethemusical #stagemodel #theater #setdesign

♬ original sound – Shoebox Musicals

@aaacacia_

#duet with @blakeyrouse sorry for the lack of enthusiasm but i was trying to remember it #WeWinTogether #fyp #ratatouillemusical #musical #singer #fyp

♬ original sound – Yay Blake Rouse!!

While it is pretty entertaining to think about a group of people writing a musical while most people are totally unaware (the different sides of TikTok rarely cross so not even everyone on TikTok sees the musical content) it’s also really cool to see what people can do in one minute. 

While we always knew that Ratatouille was iconic, the musical adaptation (even if it never sees the stage) shows that with some Pixar nostalgia, 60 seconds, and being locked inside with minimal creative outlets there are some crazy yet impressive possibilities.

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