Shrimpanzees. Tacodile Supremes. Wildabeets. Bananostriches. Double bacon cheespiders. Watermelophants. Flint Lockwood has quite the menagerie of food animals to contend with in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, and that’s only naming a few of the edible beasties inhabiting Swallow Falls in the sequel to Phil Lord’s and Chris Miller’s thoroughly delightful 2009 hit.
The film’s list of food animals stretches for miles, and has so much diversity to its credit that it got us thinking: what other humanoid (or at least sentient) foods exist out there in the greater realm of moviedom?
It turns out that, much like Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (read our review), there’s an impressive variety of food-based creatures and characters to be found – if you know where to look, that is. In fact, we stumbled upon so many different walking and talking comestibles that we had to leave some real choice picks for this list on the cutting room floor. With that said, here are our five best anthropomorphized foods in film.