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U.S. Teams Up With ‘Ratatouille’ On Energy
June 19, 2007 (UPI)
Walt Disney Company and Remy, Emile and Skinner (the stars of the new animated film “Ratatouille”), US Department of Energy (Secretary Samuel Bodman)
the star of "Ratatouille" (the mouse's rat)
The Disney pic characters are featured in a new animated 30-second TV spot urging consumers to switch from traditional incandescent bulbs to the new compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs).
The spot began airing June 15 and will run throughout the summer.
The spot will run nationally, with increased frequency in California and Virginia.
The CFLs are Energy Star-efficient and many states have passed or are considering laws requiring them in public buildings.
The spots will urge viewers to check the DOE website for more efficiency tips.
from the New York Times (click to enlarge)
Bodman: "Combining the energy expertise of the Department of Energy with the promotional ingenuity of Disney is a unique way to raise energy awareness…I hope this will be the first project in a continuing effort to leverage the resources of the entertainment industry and government to encourage smart energy choices."