Best Food Cartoon Movies That All Food Enthusiasts Must Watch


Have you ever been watching an animated food movie and your mouth started watering because of the delicious-looking food on the screen? If you’re a foodie, these food cartoon movies will encourage you to cook, eat, or perhaps change careers into the culinary field. 

Why food cartoon movies can leave us mouth-watering?

Food in food movie cartoons is made to appear beautiful, to be the most appealing form of itself, so we imagine it tastes great even when we know it doesn’t. Even though we know they’re not real, certain meals appear so delicious that they make us salivate! It’s fascinating to see that some die-hard fans have succeeded in reproducing some of the most iconic cartoon dinners, and while they are exact replicas, we’ll never know if they taste the same!

Top 5 food cartoon movies that are worth watching

1. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs


This is definitely one of the best animated movies with food. Flint Lockwood, an aspiring scientist, appears to have finally addressed the town’s food issue after inventing the machine that turns water into any type of food. However, it isn’t long before the machine breaks down, resulting in spaghetti tornadoes, gigantic deadly pancakes, and ice cream avalanches. While it may be completely implausible, there’s something about all that massive food that makes us want this machine could exist (as long as all the culinary catastrophes can be averted).

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2. Ratatouille


Ratatouille astonished everyone with its devotion to excellent cuisine. You might not expect an animated food movie cartoon about a rat who lives in Paris to be one of the greatest films about cooking ever created, but it surprised everyone with its tribute to great cuisine. Remy, a food-obsessed rat, teamed up with a bumbling kitchen worker to prepare delectable dishes at a renowned Parisian restaurant. Ratatouille not only celebrates wonderful food, but also the love, hard effort, and artistry that goes into its preparation, sending a powerful message to anybody who is afraid of the kitchen: anyone can cook.

3. Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


Warner Bros Animation produced this cartoon food movie Tom and Jerry M15: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a 2017 direct-to-video animated feature starring Tom and Jerry. It’s based on Roald Dahl’s renowned children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Tom and Jerry assist Charlie Bucket in obtaining a Golden Ticket and discreetly accompany him into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory to prevent one of Wonka’s competitors from stealing a special sweet known as the Everlasting Gobstopper in a retelling of the film and the novel.

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4. Strawberry Shortcake


Because Strawberry Shortcake – an adorable food movie cartoon is all about food and fruits, it would be unthinkable not to include some on this list. All of the figures are fruit-inspired, so it’s a little “dessert-oriented.” And the main character lives in a strawberry shortcake, no less! That is truly a dream home! Perhaps not… In a few days, I’d most likely be homeless… But enough about that; let’s get back to the cakes! If you don’t like strawberries for any reason, you can choose for a Huckleberry Pie, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Tart, Plum Pudding, or Apple Dumpling, and you’ll gain a few pounds by the end of the episode… However, you will have a good time! Oh, yes… Those weren’t actual candies…

5. Jang Geum’s Dream


This food cartoon movie is based on the Korean historical drama Dae Jang Geum, however, it is geared toward a younger demographic. The story revolves around a girl named Jang Geum who aspires to be a palace chef. However, the complicated web of corruption and murder that runs through Dae Jang Geum is absent from Jang Geum’s Dream. In Season 2, Jang Geum’s mother is revealed to have died. The tone of the story is kept light throughout, with plenty of comedy. Jang Geum joins the palace and astounds everyone with her abilities and willingness to learn.

However, after earning widespread praise from the royals and upper sang goong, she abandons her desire to cook in order to see people’s smiles and instead focuses on winning and impressing. Lady Han, a sang goong who has always kept an eye on her, warns her about the path she is on, but Jang Geum persists in her efforts to impress. After stealing a sacred book, she is finally discovered by the sang goongs and cast out of the palace with her pals, Yeon Shan and Chang Yi. Jang Geum travels with her pals, gradually realizing her errors and returning to her original train of thinking. She realizes she’d overlooked the significance of natural flavor. Jang Geum wins a competition by creating food that is good for everyone who eats it, and he is let back into the palace at the end of the series. She does, however, demote herself to the lowest royal maid in order to start afresh. In 2007, Jang Geum’s Dream Season 2 picks up the plot.

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If you are a food fanatic, we hope that our recommendations will help you to have a relaxing time watching some of the best animated food movies. Maybe, just maybe, your mouth starts to water, you feel hungry despite having just eaten supper, and before you know it, you’re in your kitchen attempting to reproduce that delicious cartoon meal! And remember to visit Thecookingmovie for more suggestions on what food movies and TV shows are worth watching.