ASMzine got snap happy with the Ratatouille toys at the 2007 Toy Fair. Notice the purple man in the picture above? Why is he purple? Brad Garrett can spoil it for you, if you wish.
"I play the owner of the French restaurant where the rats live, Rousseau, who is dead but lives like a ghost and kind of nicely haunts the restaurant."
Rousseau was not originally dead at all, this was a relatively late development in the production, possibly related to Brad Bird taking over the reigns from Jan Pinkava.