Only about a dozen photos of the interview area of the red carpet I attended for the world premiere of
Disney/Pixar's "Ratatouille".

While VF is still evolving in new directions, coverage of these events will hopefully expand.
I hope you were able to see the live coverage of the event that was broadcast by us on the web.
You can still check out the video from VF's main page


Part of the backdrop for the red carpet which was set up in front of the Kodak theater. Actually, the red
carpet was set up ON Sunset Strip, so this backdrop was actually part of the westbound lane of Sunset Boulevard.


Kyle Massey, who is a very genuine young man, and quite funny, stopped to chat. He's on Disney Channel's
"Cory In The House" where he plays the son of the chef to the "President of the United States". If you've ever
seen more than 1 episode of the show, you probably understand why I put that in quotes.


Ed Grier, President of Disneyland Resort, chose to walk on the other side of the velvet rope, bypassing the press
completely. Perhaps because he was with his wife.


Eric Estrada with his partner Nanette Mirkovich and his daughter, Francesca.
A fun interview. He admitted that he couldn't really cook, but that back in the day
when he was on the market, there were one or two meals that he
could create if he really wanted to impress the ladies.

Sounds so familiar.


Michael Giacchino, composer for Ratatouille... and about a thousand other movies (Including "The Incredibles", "Sky High",
and "The Lost World: Jurrasic Park") and TV shows (Including "Lost", and "Alias"). He was the best interview of
the night because he was so happy to talk about the movie and his involvement with "Lost" and past Disney/Pixar


I didn't ask him about "Muppets Wizard of Oz".
I thought it was best to let one lie.



So we can continue to bring you coverage of these events LIVE!

Ed Catmull, current president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.
His computer animation work goes back to "Star Trek II, The Wrath of Kahn".


Emil and Remy from the movie.
They refused to do an interview.
Just waved me off... go figure.


Body by Jake.
Jake Steinfeld, who played "Git" the bodybuilding rat in the movie.
He's holding his action figure here.


Richard Cook, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios.
He stated out working at Disneyland in 1970 on the Monorail and the
Disneyland Railroad.


Producer Brad Lewis and his family. It was his daughter's first movie premeire. She was pretty excited and


My hero John Lassiter, and Pixar favorite John Ratzenberger.

Snubbed many of the interview press.
Basically if you don't represent one of the big networks or entertainment shows, they don't need to stop and
talk to you.

So they don't.


Director Brad Bird.

I spoke with, and interviewed many people that evening and got several photographs of
folks that are not included here. After the fact, do you really care to see a photo of
Maiara Walsh or Michael Richardson walking past me?

I didn't think so.

I was VERY grateful to be invited to be a part of the coverage of the event. I'm just learning the breaks of the press business, and "I'm just happy to be here"!!!

Seriously, I truly was just happy to be there for the event.
It was quite and adventure.

...and if you haven't seen Ratatouille yet, you are really missing out on one of the best movies of the year.
It's a kind, sensible, and heartwarming movie from start to finish.
Go see it!

let me know what you think!

Camera Info
 I shot these photos using an
8 megapixel
Canon EOS 350D Digital Rebel XT
with a
Canon 580EX speedlight flash,
and whatever lenses I could get my hands on.

I also use a Moose warming/polarizing filter on many of my shots.

not a paid product endorsement in any way, simply letting you know the equipment I have paid for
and use and really, really appreciate!