I also got to see Ratatouille early, and I have to add my voice and say that it is a simply amazing film. It has everything, IMO - it's beautiful, the animation is stunning, the characters are endearing and the story is great, IMO. It's probably the best movie I've seen this year.
I thought the story was really well handled - it was funny, and heartwarming and wrapped up so well at the end. The ending was great.
I loved, loved, loved Anton Ego. From the moment he appeared at the restaurant right up utnil the end of the movie, I thought that was as perfect as it could get. The flashback when he tasted the ratatouille...I loved that scene so much,
The part where Remy realizes that his family still loves him and was willing to help him acheive his dream. I couldn't believe how amazing the animation in that scene was with all the rats moving around the kitchen. Incredible.
In my opinion, Pixar has completely knocked this one out of the park. I can't wait to see it again!