This Is What Food from Disney Movies Looks Like IRL

While Studio Ghibli films definitely feature the most appetizing meals in all of animation, Disney and Pixar films come in second. Numerous Disney animated stories highlight drool worthy entrees and desserts. And Gabrielle Williams has dedicated her culinary talents to re-creating them in real life (spotted via Design Taxi). She does a pretty impressive job of matching her finished food to the screen. Williams started with Tiana’s infamous beignets from The Princess and the Frog. Her videos go through her process and ingredients before showing off the final product.


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Yep, we’re hungry.

The beignets marked a beginning of several days worth of Disney and Pixar film foods. The “gray stuff” from Beauty and the Beast, ratatouille from the movie of the same name, even broccoli pizza from Inside Out. And you know what: broccoli is delicious on pizza. Fight me.

Ratatouille IRL besides an image of animated Remy from the Pixar film

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The creativity here impresses me. Making a recipe is work in and of itself. But then creating something to look like a food that appears in a movie for maybe a few frames? It involves pausing the film, taking screencaps, looking for reference on the web—in other words, several steps. And Williams nails her Disney bakes. These iced rolls from Brave look exactly the ones Merida tries to keep from her mischievous brothers.

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And how about this sweet potato gnocchi that strongly resembles the grubs Pumbaa and Timon teach Simba to eat in The Lion King?

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That makes me think Pumbaa and Timon were onto something.

If you want to salivate over more Disney snacks, follow Williams on TikTok and/or Instagram. You’ll notice she tackles food from other films too. She’s recently been on a Coraline baking spree, for example.

Amy Ratcliffe is the Managing Editor for Nerdist and the author of A Kid’s Guide to Fandom, available now. Follow her on  Twitter and Instagram.

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