SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
THE DESIGN SCHOOL
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT
NAME:Mak Mun Choon
STUDENT ID NO: 0314928
FILMS SELECTED: Cars and Ratatouille
ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205)
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: COMPARE – CONTRAST ESSAY
LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA
SUBMISSION DATE: 5TH DECEMBER 2013
An animated film is the film that we watched when we still a child. Animated films stayed
with us and give us many interesting and unforgettable memories. For example of animated
films, Shrek, Cars, Toy story and others. I can’t forget this interesting scene in my memories.
Each animated films got different type of style and story, so that’s why I like to watch
animated films when I was still a child. In many type of animated films, got two animated
films that I feel better than others animated films are Cars and Ratatouille. The animation was
done well. They did a good job of making it look semi real but it still look like a cartoon. The
plot of those stories was good and interesting.
Both animated films contain many popular characters that many people can identify and are
known almost everywhere.The narrative of these films does not revolve around only one
central character, but they have multiple characters withinteresting storylines that cross path
and leads to exciting climax. In contrast, there are many differences between bothanimated
films. One major difference that viewers can easily identify is that the firm of cars is a
personification movie of a car that can talk, move, and think like a human andthe others firm
of Ratatouille is talk about a rat that can cook well.The personification is the rat can cook and
can control the moment of a person by pulling his hair.
Cars this movie is talk about a life of race car called lighting McQueen. The story of car is
about lighting McQueen racing for winning the Piston Cup championship. By the way, he
accidentally gets into the town called Radiator Springs. In there he meets many new friends
and many new things from his friends. At the race, he lost his chance to win, when he saw
Weathers get into the accident and recalling Doc's fate, allowing Hicks to win, and drives
back to push Weathers over the finish line.This story is talk more about how McQueen learn
some experience and new racing skill from the Doc and his friends for winning the race and
learn to be respect to other people and racer.
The story of Ratatouille is about a rat called Remy, he got talent to cook and he separated
with his familyas a result of the woman's gunshotsand get into a restaurant called Gusteau's
restaurant. Then he met a young man named Alfredo Linguini and they work together to
prepare food to customers. At last the Gusteau's is closed down, since Linguini and Remy had
no choice but to release Skinner and the health inspector. Ego loses all credibility as a critic
but funds a new bistro, “La Ratatouille”, created Remy, Linguini, and Colette. The rats settle
in their home in the bistro's roof. Through this story I had learn that people must put effort
into something to successful, don’t always depend on others people to help us.
In this two animated films, they have different style on focusing. Like Cars, is focusing on
car, the movie is all about vehicles and not others things like human or animals. Although
their food and drinks also special. In the movie, the characters drink petrol as their food and
drinks. In movie of Ratatouille, they focus on the rat can cook better than a people and can
make friends with people and although can control the moment of the people, that was very
incredible. So, I choose this two type of films as my favourite choice of film.
In the conclusion, I more prefer to Cars because it story is more excited and interesting
than Ratatouille, the Cars plot is very special, in their world is just got vehicles and no others
living things, Ratatouille is just talk about a rat can cook, it not enough special than Cars
because we can rat and people in our daily life but a living car doesn’t real or appear in our
daily life and it was impossible. So, I more interested in the plot of Cars than Ratatouille.