If you’re visiting Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, you might just end up looking for Nemo. This beloved little clownfish is now available as a dessert from Landscape of Flavors. We managed to find him in cheesecake form, and started shouting “Mine! Mine! Mine!”
I’m Nemo Cheesecake — $6.29
Classic Cheesecake coated in a shimmering Blue ‘Ocean’ Glaze with Graham Cracker ‘Sand’ and White Chocolate Nemo
We found Nemo in the display case at Landscape of Flavors. In the past, we’ve seen this item in the grab-and-go area, but now you must get a Cast Member to assist.
There are several other Pixar-related food options for sale at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
This sparkling dome cheesecake is topped by a white chocolate Nemo piece. He’s so adorable, you might not want to eat him. Fish are friends, not food.
The glittering blue “water” is a gelee/gelatin type of layer, with squiggles of buttercream seaweed and crunchy pearls for bubbles. Our crunchy pearls were pretty soggy, though. I guess that’s what happens when you throw crunchy pearls into the ocean. It’s really a simple, but creative, dessert we appreciate. Anything this sparkly automatically gets my approval.
Inside the dessert, we find nothing but creamy cheesecake. There’s no additional flavors either, which was a nice change of pace. The cheesecake was soft and creamy with a lovely graham cracker crust. The gelee didn’t have much of a taste and was barely noticeable. This might be your basic cheesecake, but there’s nothing wrong with that. Sometimes we just want a simple, comforting dessert without all the fillings and toppings. The “I’m Nemo” Cheesecake is a solid dessert we highly recommend.
This is beautifully decorated and will surely be popular with guests visiting the resort, especially with so many Instagrammable photo opportunities just outside the doors. If you’re searching for more “Finding Nemo” desserts, don’t forget to check out the Finding Nemo Cupcake from Disney’s All-Star Music Resort!
Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” was released in 2003 and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It stars Albert Brooks as Marlin, a clownfish who goes on a journey across the ocean to find his lost son, Nemo, voiced by Alexander Gould. Marlin is joined by Ellen DeGeneres’ Dory, a regal blue tang with short-term memory loss. Willem Dafoe voices Gill, a moorish idol who mentors Nemo when the little fish is brought to a dentist’s fish tank.
The critically-acclaimed film won the Academy Award and Saturn Award for Best Animated Film. It’s certified fresh with a 99% critic score and an 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The 2016 sequel, “Finding Dory,” is about Dory’s search for her parents. Both films were directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton. Hayden Rolence voices Nemo in the sequel, with Gould making a cameo appearance as a delivery truck driver.
Though not as praised as its predecessor, “Finding Dory” still reached a 94% critic score and 84% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. It won Best Animated Film at the Saturn Awards.
At Disney Parks, “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” are represented with Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland, Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Nemo & Friends SeaRider at Tokyo DisneySea, and Crush’s Coaster at Disneyland Paris. “Finding Nemo” characters will be featured at Pixar Place Hotel at Disneyland Resort. A section of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World is dedicated to “Finding Nemo.”