Do you always see food in animated movies and wish you could have it yourself? We’ve compiled a list of similar recipes to our favorite food scenes if you want to replicate them!

Written by: Reb Czukoski – November 24th, 2021 7:06 pm pst

Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, Princess and the Frog

Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Beignets from The Princess And The Frog

The Princess And The Frog is a classic love story about waitress Tiana who kisses a frog that was once a prince but had a spell put on him. After her kiss, she becomes a frog too and they both go on adventures to figure out how to turn themselves back into humans again. 

Before Tiana became a frog, the audience got a glimpse into her life as a waitress and we were all blown away at the delicious-looking Beignets that she dusted in sugar and delivered to the customers. Taking place in New Orleans, we can only imagine how great this southern dessert classic was in the movie, but now you can make it yourselves!

Ratatouille from Ratatouille

Credit: Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

Ratatouille is an entire film about food especially after the rat, Remy, becomes an undercover chef who controls the restaurant garbage man, Linguini. Remy cooks incredible food alone, but after becoming Linguini, now cooks some of the best food in a renowned restaurant in Paris.

Seeing that the entire film is about cooking, there is more than one moment that made everyone’s mouth water. However, we want to focus on the star dish of the whole movie, the ratatouille. Even though it was cooked by a rat, it drove the food critic crazy with how amazing it was, and lucky for you, now you can make it at home!

Congee from Mulan

Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Mulan follows the main character of the same name on her journey to becoming a member of the Imperial Chinese Army. Their village requires a man from every family to join the army when the Hun invasion starts and knowing that her father is too old, Mulan dresses up as a man and takes his place to fight for him.

There isn’t much enticing army food that makes an appearance in the film, but the iconic Mushu waking up Mulan breakfast scene gets us every time. Even though he practically had to force-feed it to Mulan in the morning, it always looked super yummy and we wanted to stuff our faces with it ourselves!

Empire Biscuits from Brave

Credit: Walt Disney Studios, Pixar Animation Studios

Brave shows the story of a rebellious princess, Merida, who is defiant on getting married to any of the three sons of her brother kingdoms. She seeks out a way to change her fate and in doing so, a witch gives her a biscuit to feed to her mother to do so. Unknowingly, the biscuit turns her mother into a bear and she must find a way to change her back. 

The queen wasn’t the only one to eat the biscuits, as Merida’s three little brothers broke into the stash. Although watching food that can turn you into animals might not be everyone’s cup of tea, the biscuits themselves were always so beautiful which was what made us want to eat them. Here’s a recipe that you can eat without fear of turning into a bear!

Porridge from Beauty and the Beast

Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Beauty and the Beast focuses on a prince that was cursed into looking like a beast that holds a young woman, Belle, hostage in his castle. Belle attempted to save her father from imprisonment by the beast, so he took her instead, but the beast soon realizes that in order to reverse his curse he needs to love Belle and get her to feel the same.

Living in a castle surrounded by amazing chefs would mean that Belle definitely got a taste of good food during her stay and everyone raves about the “grey stuff” from the famous “Be Our Guest” scene. However, a lesser-known food that we don’t talk about enough is the breakfast porridge that the beast stuffs his face with, making it look like it tastes absolutely magical. Now you can eat the magic too!

Mango Milkshake from Coraline

Credit: Laika, Pandemonium Films

Coraline is the story of a young girl of the same name that is neglected by her parents in their move to a new state because they are so busy. Not knowing anyone, she starts to explore her house and realizes there is a secret door that leads her to a parallel universe that has other parents that resemble her own and pay her lots of attention.

The universe ends up being bad and the other mother turns evil, but we can’t doubt that she didn’t have some very tempting reasons to stay. Coraline gets to experience this grand feast with so much food and one of her favorites, a mango milkshake! Every one of the foods looked stunning, but why not try the star of the feast?

Noodles from Kung Fu Panda

Credit: DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures

Kung Fu Panda tells the story of Po, an adopted panda bear to Mr. Ping, a noodle restaurant owner. Po always wanted to fight with a group of Kung Fu artists, the Furious Five, and strangely enough, to everyone else’s surprise, gets picked to join their team by their master. Po gets named the dragon warrior and learns Kung Fu with the rest of the group to be able to fight off a dangerous prisoner.

We don’t know how Po was able to leave his father so easily because those noodles always looked to die for. The noodle soup seems perfect for every occasion and now instead of buying it from Mr. Ping himself, you can make it at home!

Onigiri from Spirited Away

Credit: Studio Ghibli

Spirited Away follows a ten-year-old girl, Chihiro, who moves to a new town, but ends up in a spirit world by mistake while going after her parents. Her parents get turned into pigs by a witch for being greedy and Chihiro needs to find out how to fix them and get all of them back to the human world.

Chihiro gets a delicious piece of onigiri during one of the scenes and even though she is upset and spends all of it crying, the food looks good nonetheless. Studio Ghibli loves producing at least one memorable food scene from their films, like the bread from Kiki’s Delivery Service, and now we get to experience the onigiri as well!

About The Author:

Reb Czukoski is an intern with AfterBuzz TV and a senior at Emerson College studying visual media arts with a focus in animation and minoring in peace and social justice. They are currently pursuing a career in animation and graphic design, with an interest in movies, music, and social media.

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