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How a fake musical inspired by the 2007 Disney-Pixar movie ‘Ratatouille’ took over TikTok



a group of people posing for the camera: TikTok creators are writing original numbers for the fictional 'Ratatouille: The Musical.'


TikTok creators are writing original numbers for the fictional ‘Ratatouille: The Musical.’

  • “Ratatouille,” the 2007 Disney-Pixar film, has taken over TikTok.
  • People are making original songs, memes, and videos about a fictional musical based on the movie. They call it “Ratatouille: The Musical.”
  • The musical started with a short song from TikTok user @e_jaccs with the now-iconic lyrics, “Remy the Ratatouille, the rat of all my dreams / I praise you, my Ratatouille, may the world remember your name.”
  • After TikToker @danieljmertzlufft created a theatre arrangement for the song, the concept of a full-blown TikTok musical took off.
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Over the course of several months, a nonsensical musical about Remy, the rat from “Ratatouille,” has morphed into a full-fledged musical theatre phenomenon on TikTok.

“Ratatouille: The Musical,” as it’s come to have been known on social media and on the short-form video app itself, isn’t

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China’s daring mission to grab Moon rocks is underway

A Long March-5 rocket carrying the Chang'e 5 lunar mission lifts off at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China

A Long March-5 rocket carrying Chang’e 5 lifts off.Credit: Mark Schiefelbein/AP/Shutterstock

A Chinese spacecraft is on its way to the Moon after launching off the coast of Hainan Island, in southern China, this morning at 4:30 AM local time.

Chang’e-5’s mission is to retrieve rocks from the Moon and return them to Earth. If successful, the craft will be the first to collect lunar material in 44 years — and a first for China, ushering in the next phase of its increasingly complex lunar exploration programme. Several Chang’e spacecrafts, which are named after a Chinese Moon goddess, have reached and touched down on the Moon, including landing on its far side.

Chang’e-5 blasted off from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center aboard the Chinese Long March-5 rocket, and began its 800,000 kilometre roundtrip to the Moon, which will take about three weeks.


“I just left the coast after seeing the rocket

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Busta Rhymes On ‘Extinction Level Event 2’ And Hip-Hop As A Daily Practice : NPR

Busta Rhymes’ latest album is Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God.

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Busta Rhymes’ latest album is Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God.

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When it comes to the most enthralling rappers, there’s no one like Busta Rhymes. At 19 years old, he famously made a scene-stealing guest appearance on A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario.” A few years later, in 1996, he started releasing the string of solo albums and singles that made him world famous — not just for delivery and flow, but as a showman. The music video for “Gimme Some More,” from 1998’s E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front, is a case in point: Busta swaps costumes and characters over and over for the camera, rapping as a boxer, a cowboy

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Germany angers Turkey with attempt to police Libya arms embargo

BERLIN/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey protested to Germany and the EU on Monday after German forces belonging to an EU military mission boarded and tried to search a Turkish cargo ship that they suspected of taking weapons to Libya illegally.

Soldiers from the frigate Hamburg, part of an EU mission enforcing a U.N. arms embargo, boarded the Roseline A overnight but withdrew after Turkey raised objections with the EU mission, which had ordered the search, the German Defence Ministry said.

Turkey released footage showing armed men in military uniform marshalling sailors with their hands on their heads on the bridge of what it said was the Roseline A, at sea southwest of the Greek Peloponnese peninsula.

The incident comes at a time of friction between Turkey and the European Union. The EU’s foreign policy chief has said ties are reaching a “watershed moment” over Turkish oil prospecting in waters claimed by

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2020 BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT Winner, Jon Courtney, Announces 2021 UK Tour

2020 BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Winner, Jon Courtney, Announces 2021 UK Tour

Following his success as the first Golden Buzzer act ever to win Britain’s Got Talent, Jon Courtenay has announced that he will be setting out on his debut tour of the UK in 2021.

Long before triumphing in the 2020 final, Jon was a powerhouse live performer with decades of experience touring the world. Become part of Jon’s journey of a lifetime where you will roar with laughter, maybe shed a few tears and definitely be inspired by his music and the hilarious tales of his family, relationships and life on tour. With a soundtrack including all his Britain’s Got Talent songs and music spanning the classics to rock n roll, Jon’s side-splitting show will leave you with a happy heart and a huge smile on your face.

This will definitely be a rip-roaring night of music and comedy that you’ll never forget!

Jon Courtenay originally hails from Ipswich but

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Gremlins 3 Script Is Written, Creator Promises Puppets Instead of CGI

There is still no official word on whether or not Gremlins 3 will ever happen. However, original writer Chris Columbus has offered a somewhat encouraging update on the proposed sequel, which has been kicking around for years now. According to Columbus, his script is written and they are just trying to figure out when to make it, in addition to navigating some rights issues. Should it come to pass, Columbus says that they will use practical puppets and minimal CGI.

Chris Columbus wrote the original Gremlins, which was directed by Joe Dante. But Columbus has been actively trying to get Gremlins 3 off the ground for some time now. While promoting his latest movie, The Christmas Chronicles 2, the filmmaker was asked about the status of the sequel. Here’s what he had to say about it.

RELATED: Wild Gremlins 3 Pitch Arrives Disguised as an ’80s Rock Anthem

“I

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9 Disastrous Family Dinners in Film

While Thanksgiving is usually a time of big meals and family togetherness, this year’s never-ending pandemic is, understandably, making the old traditions more than a little difficult to achieve. And while missing out on turkey and cranberries (or just taking a nap on your mother-in-law’s couch) is sure to make anyone sad, we’re here to remind you that the holiday isn’t always all that it’s cracked up to be.

From nightmare travel arrangements, to giant chickens, to a whole lot of cannibalism, here are nine terrible family dinners from film to make you feel a little bit better about skipping this year’s festivities.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

One of a very few Thanksgiving-themed motion pictures, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is also a timely reminder that sometimes the trip is more trouble than it’s worth. Yes, it all works out in the end—and who wouldn’t want to make friends with John

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Mobile fingerprinting a core tool in US deportations

BOSTON (AP) — A mobile fingerprinting app U.S. immigration agents use to run remote ID checks in the field has become a core tool in President Donald Trump’s deportation crackdown, a pair of immigration rights groups say in a new report based on a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

The 2,500 pages of documents obtained through the 2017 lawsuit show that the app, known as EDDIE, has helped Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents ramp up deportations of migrants not intentionally targeted for removal, the report states. Such people are often detained as “collaterals” picked up in operations aimed at others, the activists say in Monday’s report. They say that field use of the app exacerbates racial profiling in immigrant communities.

For instance, an internal agency newsletter released with the documents described immigration agents using the app during traffic stops in collaboration with local police in Escondido, California, in 2017. That

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Miley Cyrus’ ‘Golden G String’ Is ‘Reflective of Donald Trump as President’

Miley Cyrus is just days away from unveiling her highly anticipated Plastic Hearts album, and while chatting with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe on Monday (Nov. 23), the singer opened up about the variety of inspirations behind the album.

“Golden G String,” she shared, was written in “2017 or 2018″ and “is reflective of Donald Trump as president and the men hold all the cards — and they ain’t playing gin, and they determine your fate.”

“This song, which is also about kind of the cross I’ve had to bear, in a way, of saying, ‘I feel like everything that I’ve done has just been up for all the opinions and I guess people being offended and all this sh-t,’ she continued. “But it’s like our president grabs women by the, and you’re mad at me. I’m a pop star. I’m supposed to do these things. I’m supposed to

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Ben Affleck Wears a Child-Size Face Mask During New Orleans Reunion with Ana de Armas

Over the summer, it seemed as though Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas were never not walking their dogs while sipping on an extra-large cups of Dunkin’, hopping fences to break into their own home, zooming off into the sunset in matching motorcycle helmets, or tempting fate and COVID-19 by planting kisses directly on each others’ face masks. But with the change of season, those near-daily very public displays of affection began to taper off as the pair pursued work obligations that took them to different states. But now, Affleck and de Armas have reunited in New Orleans, and are picking up right where they left off.

The couple is currently doing reshoots for the erotic thriller Deep Water, where their romance first began. The pair were spotted leaving their hotel early Sunday morning to head to set, and it seems that Affleck was in a particular rush to make

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