Are You THE Biggest Disney Movie Nerd Around?

Khadija Leon

Which of these movies was based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale?

"The Little Mermaid" is a 1989 animated fantasy film which was based on the Danish fairytale with the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. It tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess who is fascinated by the human world and dreams of becoming a human.

Which of these movies has a character called "Experiment 727"?

"Lilo & Stitch" is a 2002 animated adventure film that tells the story of a little girl named Lilo Pelekai, who after the death of her parents meets an extraterrestrial creature called “Experiment 727” that she later adopts as her dog and calls him Stitch.

Which of these movies takes place 25 years after the first installment?

"Mary Poppins Returns" is a 2018 musical fantasy film based on the book series with the same name by P.L. Travers. It is the second installment in the film series and takes place 25 years after the events of the first film. Emily Blunt took the role of Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Jack.

What is the name of this movie based on a Sleeping Beauty character?

"Maleficent" is a 2014 dark fantasy film that starred Angelina Jolie as the title character. The live-action film was inspired by the 1959 animated film and told the story of the villain Maleficent and how she came to be the person she is.

Which of these movies is centered around a flying elephant?

"Dumbo" is a 1941 animated film based on a storyline by Helen Aberson. The movie tells the story of the semi-anthropomorphic elephant named Dumbo, who is ridiculed for his big ears, but later learns to fly using them.

Which of these movies is going to be remade into a live action film in 2020?

"Mulan" is a 1998 animated musical film that was based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan about a young woman who disguised herself as a man to take her aging father’s place in the army. The live-action version of the film is scheduled to be released in March 2020.

What is the name of this movie that was released in 1983?

"Inspector Gadget" is a media franchise that began with the 1983 animated TV series with the same name. In 1999, Disney adapted the series into a live action film with Matthew Broderick as the title character and Rupert Everett as his arch-nemesis Doctor Claw.

What is the name of the movie based on "One Thousand and One Nights"?

"Aladdin" is a 1992 American animated fantasy film that was based on the Arabic folktale from the “One Thousand and One Nights” collection. It follows the story of the title character who finds a magical lamp that grants him three wishes.

Which of these movies features the voices of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones and Whoopi Goldberg?

"The Lion King" is a 1994 American animated musical film that starred James Earl Jones, Matthew Broderick, Whoopi Goldberg and Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Most of the songs from the film were written by Elton John and the score by Hans Zimmer.

Which of these movies was based on a Greek mythological character?

"Hercules" is a 1997 musical fantasy comedy film loosely based on the Greek mythological character, Hercules. The movie tells the story of the son of Zeus who, after being kidnapped by Hades, must earn his way back into Mount Olympus.

Which of these movies is Disney's first full-length animated movie?

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is a 1937 animated musical film based on one of the Grimms' fairy tales. It is the company’s first full-length animated film and tells the story of a beautiful princess living with her jealous and vain stepmother, the queen who wants her dead.

In which of these movies are a group of wealthy cats kidnapped?

"The Aristocats" is a 1970 romantic adventure film about the cats of an aristocratic family who are kidnapped by their butler in order to gain his mistress and their owner’s fortune. With the help of an alley cat and a few other friends, they find their way back home.

What is the name of the movie which features a Polynesian princess?

"Moana" is a 2016 adventure film about a young girl who happens to be the daughter of the chief of the Polynesian village of Motunui, who is chosen by the ocean to rescue the heart of Te Fiti and restore balance to the islands.

In which of these films are dogs of a specific​ breed stolen for their fur?

"One Hundred and One Dalmatians" is a 1961 animated film based on the 1956 novel with the same name by Dodie Smith. It follows a litter of Dalmatians puppies who were kidnapped by Cruella de Vil who wanted to use their fur to make coats.

What is the name of this Disney film that was released in 2018?

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" is a 2018 fantasy adventure film was based on "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" short story and "The Nutcracker" ballet. It follows the story of a young girl who, after being gifted with a locked egg, sets out on the journey of a lifetime in a magical land.

Which of these movies was based on a fairytale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont?

"Beauty and the Beast" is a 1991 animated romantic fantasy film that was based on the French fairytale with the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. It tells the story of a prince and his servants who were transformed into a monster and various household objects.

What is the name of the film where a young lady was forced to work as a servant?

"Cinderella" is a 1950 animated musical fantasy that was based on the fairy tale with the same name by Charles Perrault. It tells the story of a young woman who, after the death of her father, is forced to work as a maid in her own home by her wicked stepmother.

Which of these films featured Anne Hathaway?

"The Princess Diaries" is a 2001 romantic comedy based on the 2000 Meg Cabot novel with the same name. It stars Anne Hathaway as the teen Mia Thermopolis, who discovers that she is the heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Genovia.

What is the name of the film about an orphan named Mowgli?

"The Jungle Book" is a 2016 fantasy adventure film that shares the same name with the 1967 animated film. The live-action film tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned boy who along with his animal friends, goes on a journey to discover who he is.

In which of these movies is the title character going to take on the role of 'Great Prince of the Forest'?

"Bambi" is a 1942 animated film based on Felix Salten’s “Bambi, a Life in the Woods.” It follows the title character, a deer who will one day have to take the position of the ‘Great Prince of the Forest’ who must protect the woodland creatures from human hunters.

What is the name of the movie about a princess with long magical hair?

"Tangled" is a 2010 animated musical film was loosely based on the Grimms' fairy tale “Rapunzel.” It tells the story of a young princess with magical long blonde hair who was kidnapped and locked in a tower by the wicked Mother Gothel.

Which of these movies is based on a 1982 Roald Dahl novel?

"The BFG" is a 2016 fantasy film which was based on the 1982 Roald Dahl novel with the same name. It follows the life of an orphan girl who becomes friends with a giant called “Big Friendly Giant.” Together they attempt to stop the man-eating giants from invading the human world.

What is the name of the animated film in which the lead character is transported to the land of the dead?

"Coco" is a 2017 animated fantasy film which tells the story of a young boy named Miguel who is transported to the Land of the Dead where he needs the help of his deceased family members to return him to the land of the living.

Which of these movies features a Native American character?

"Pocahontas" is a 1995 animated musical film which is loosely based on the life of Pocahontas, a famous Native American woman. The movie gives a fictionalized account of how she met the English, specifically John Smith.

Which of these movies tells the story of an infant orphaned in the jungle?

"Tarzan" is a 1999 animated film which was based on the story “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It tells the story of an infant who was raised by a female gorilla after his parents were killed by the same leopard who killed the gorilla’s infant.

Which of these films is loosely based on a Brothers Grimm tale?

"The Princess and the Frog" is an animated musical which is loosely based on “The Frog Princess” novel by E.D. Baker and the Brothers Grimm tale “The Frog Prince.” The story is set in 1920s New Orleans where waitress Tiana kisses a prince who was turned into a frog and becomes one herself.

Which of these movies features a character played by Johnny Depp?

"Pirates of the Caribbean" is a series of fantasy films based on a Walt Disney theme park ride with the same name. They all follow the adventures of these pirates, mainly Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) as they search for treasure and other mystical items only heard in lore.

One of these movies is loosely based on a Marvel Comics superhero team. What is it called?

"Big Hero 6" is a 2014 animated superhero film which was loosely based on a Marvel Comics superhero team with the same name. It follows a young robotics prodigy, who forms a superhero team with the help of an inflatable healthcare robot his late brother created.

Which of these movies do Shakira and Idris Elba star in as animals?

"Zootopia" is a 2016 animated buddy cop comedy film that featured the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, Jason Bateman and Shakira. It tells the story of the unlikely partnership of a con artist and a police officer who uncover a conspiracy in the metropolis.

Which of these movies features five emotions?

"Inside Out" is a 2015 animated comedy-drama film set in the mind of a young girl named Riley Andersen, where her five emotions (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust) live. They try to help her adjust to their surroundings as the family moved from Minnesota to San Francisco.

What is the name of the movie based on a J. M. Barrie play?

Peter Pan is a 1953 animated fantasy film which was based on J.M. Barrie’s play “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.” The Darling children are acting out the story of Peter Pan only to be visited by him later on that night. They are then taken to Never Land, where their adventure begins.

Which of these movies was inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale​?

"Frozen" is a 2013 musical fantasy film which was inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale “The Snow Queen.” The movie tells the story of a fearless princess who goes on a journey to find her sister who accidentally set an eternal winter, trapping the townspeople.

What is the name of the movie about a trio of witches?

"Hocus Pocus" is a 1993 comedy horror film which stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches who are accidentally resurrected by a teenage boy in Salem, Massachusetts. With the help of a friend, he must find a way to get rid of them before they suck out all the souls of the children living in Salem.

This title is shared by two movies - the 1951 animated version and the 2010 live-action. Which of these it is?

"Alice in Wonderland" is a 1951 musical fantasy film which was based on a series of Lewis Carroll books with the same name. It tells the story of a young girl named Alice, who follows a white rabbit down a hole which takes her on the adventure of a lifetime. The movie was remade into a live action film in 2010.

Although it was the second film released, it was actually set before the first. What movie are we refering to?

"Monsters University" is a 2013 animated comedy film and the prequel to the 2001 film "Monsters Inc." It tells the story of how Mike and Sully met at university and how they were first rivals but later became very close friends.

What is the name of the movie whose characters include​ a cricket, a blue fairy and a whale?

"Pinocchio" is a 1940 animated musical fantasy film which was based on the Italian children’s novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio.” The movie revolves around a woodcarver named Gepetto who carves a puppet named Pinocchio who is later brought to life by a blue fairy.

Which of the movies listed below stars Linsey Lohan as a pair of twins?

"The Parent Trap" is a 1998 romantic comedy film that is a remake of the 1961 film with the same name and an adaption of Erich Kästner’s novel "Lottie and Lisa." It follows a pair of identical twins who were separated shortly after birth and later met at a summer camp for the first time since their separation.

Which of these 2018 movies is the sequel to a 2012 movie?

"Ralph Breaks the Internet" is a 2018 comedy film and the sequel to the 2012 film “Wreck-It Ralph.” It catches up with Ralph and Vanellope who have been best friends since their last adventure and eventually find their way to the internet.

Which of these movies is about a blue tang fish?

"Finding Dory" is a 2016 animated adventure film and the sequel to the 2003 movie “Finding Nemo.” It catches up with the regal blue tang named Dory, who was separated from her parents as a child and gradually forgot them due to her short-term memory loss.

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About This Quiz

A nerd is a person who is "seen as overly intellectual and obsessive" about a certain topic or genre, and when it comes to Disney, there is no shortage of nerds. What makes the nerds different from the fans are that they truly and genuinely love all things Disney, not just the movies and the theme parks, but also the man who started it all. 

Some of the company's most successful movies include the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, "Beauty and the Beast," "Frozen," "The Lion King," "Finding Dory," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "The Little Mermaid" and newer releases like "Christopher Robin," "Incredibles 2," and "Ralph Breaks the Internet."

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