Can You Match the Disney Character to Their Dilemma?

By: Brittany Rowland

Believing that he killed his father, Simba flees into the wilderness and adopts a worry-free life with Timon and Pumbaa. But he can't run away from his past forever, and Uncle Scar needs a good talking-to!

Hercules fulfills his dream of becoming a hero, but it's not enough to reenter Mount Olympus with the gods. Then he must decide whether to save his love Meg, even if it costs him his life!

An enchantress places a prince under a curse, turning him into a beast until he can earn someone's love. Well, Beast earns it from Belle, but he selflessly releases her so she can return to her father. Will love save him?

The foxy Robin Hood mounts a rescue mission to save Friar Tuck and the other villagers, even while knowing King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham have laid a trap for him. Will he prevail?

In "Toy Story 2," Woody fears that Andy will soon outgrow him and considers going to Japan to be a museum exhibit. It's up to Buzz Lightyear to remind Woody that he's a toy and that's a good thing!

Orphaned Mowgli grows up in the jungle with his animal friends Bagheera and Baloo. But even after defeating Shere Khan, does Mowgli truly belong in the wild, or would he be better off with the villagers?

Bookish Belle falls in love with Beast, but she also has to prove her dad isn't crazy — well, not too crazy. Can she keep a mob of French villagers from attacking Beast's castle?

In "Finding Dory," the blue tang sets off on a quest to find her parents. But after finding them at last, is she willing to lose them again to save her dear friends Marlin and Nemo?

Moana's father forbids her to go past the reef, but the voyager spirit is strong within her! Plus, Moana needs to restore the heart of Te Fiti if she wants to save her island and her people.

King Triton doesn't hesitate to take Ariel's place as Ursula's polyp prisoner, even though he knows Ursula will take his trident and rule over the ocean. Now it's up to Ariel to defeat her!

Fussy Rabbit from the Hundred Acre Wood makes Tigger promise never to bounce again. But when he sees how dejected Tigger becomes, how can Rabbit keep Tigger from being who he is?

The brash demigod Maui stole the heart of Te Fiti and unleashed a lava monster. Will he learn to put his selfish desires aside and help Moana restore the heart, even if it means losing his magic powers?

Ariel, the little mermaid, wants to be part of the human world, which her father strictly forbids. Will Ariel heed his warnings or make a deal with the devil (a wicked sea witch)?

Andy from the first three "Toy Story" films grows up and heads off to college. The question is, will he bring his toys along, pack them away, or give them to a cute little girl?

Bob Parr, aka Mr. Incredible, gets a rare chance to be a superhero again. But will he choose this exciting path for himself even if it means deceiving his wife, Helen (aka Elastigirl)?

In the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of "Fantasia," Mickey stars as the meek servant of a great wizard. When he dons the sorcerer's hat and attempts some magic, things do not go as planned!

Plucky puppet Pinocchio proves himself brave, true and selfless when he rescues his father from the ferocious whale Monstro. He may be made of wood, but he's got a heart of pure gold!

In "Inside Out," lovable clown Bing Bong dreams of being friends with Riley again. But the imaginary friend chooses to help Joy instead, knowing it's what's best for Riley. Take her to the moon for him, Joy!

Mrs. Jumbo is fiercely protective of her baby Dumbo, to the point that she attacks some boys for tormenting him. This leads to one of the most heartbreaking songs in Disney history, "Baby Mine."

Sure, the arrival of a new baby shakes things up at Lady's home. But will the pedigreed pooch abandon her life of privilege to live as a stray with Tramp, the mischievous mongrel?

Free-spirited Pocahontas feels that her path is different from the one her father has laid out for her. But will she somehow bring peace between her people and the English settlers?

After losing his family, Marlin is overprotective of his one surviving son, Nemo. But will this dad realize that he can't protect Nemo from everything and will only smother him if he tries?

Wendy, John and Michael eagerly fly to Neverland with Peter Pan, but only Wendy remembers their parents at home. Will she choose adventure and perpetual youth or the responsibility of growing up?

Young Arthur, also called Wart, meets Merlin, a magician who knows Arthur's great destiny. The trouble is, no one else recognizes Arthur's potential yet — including Arthur himself.

Being the son of Goofy can't be easy, especially for teenage Max in "A Goofy Movie." But will Max go along with Goofy's plan of a father-son fishing trip or hurt his pop's feelings?

Oliver of "Oliver & Company" finds the home he's dreamed of with Jenny, but he still feels loyalty to Dodger and his gang of pooches. Will Oliver make the best choice and save his friends too?

Aladdin's impish monkey sidekick is as skilled a thief as Aladdin himself. But when they enter the Cave of Wonders, can Abu keep his little paws off a tantalizing jewel so Aladdin can get the lamp?

Cruella De Vil writes Roger a big fat check for Pongo and Perdita's newborn puppies. But even without knowing of Cruella's wicked plans, Roger rejects her offer, proving himself a good "pet."

Only an act of true love can save Princess Anna from a curse. But it turns out Anna performs the act of true love by saving her sister Elsa from being killed! Sisters before misters!

Mulan can't sit by and watch her elderly father join the Chinese army, where he'll surely die in battle. But if anyone discovers that she's posing as a man, she risks death herself!

In "Pooh's Heffalump Movie," Roo goes along with his friends' plan of bagging a heffalump. But after meeting the friendly Lumpy, Roo has a change of heart. Can't they all be friends?

Giselle from "Enchanted" becomes disenchanted when she enters the Big Apple and learns that love is more complicated than it is in her fairy-tale world. Will she choose the dream or reality?

In "Aladdin," the title character believes he must be a prince to deserve the love of Princess Jasmine. However, Genie helps convince the good-hearted "street rat" that he should just be honest.

Joy is one of the emotions in Riley's mind. But as Riley deals with a new school, Joy struggles to keep her happy at all costs — even by shutting out the other emotions, like Sadness.

Widow Tweed raised Tod like a human baby, but she can't ignore the fact that he's a fox forever. When Amos threatens to harm Tod, the woman knows she has only one option. Cue the sad music!

In "The Emperor's New Groove," selfish ruler Kuzco is humbled when he turns into a llama and realizes that his subjects dislike him. Can he still turn back to a human — a better human?

Petty thief Fagin has to pay back Sykes the loan shark — or else. But his plan to ransom a kitten goes awry when a girl shows up with a piggy bank. How will he get out of this jam?

"Sugar Rush" racer Vanellope travels into the Internet with Ralph to save her game from being turned off. But when Vanellope finds her dream game, will she choose to say goodbye to her friend?

Bernard is only a janitor for the Rescue Aid Society, but he can't resist volunteering to partner with the Hungarian mouse Bianca and rescue orphan Penny. Still, he'd prefer a train to flying!

Copper is a hound dog who, as a pup, befriended the fox, Tod. However, their friendship became more problematic once they grew up and Copper realized that he was expected to hunt foxes like Tod.

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About This Quiz

We're not all lucky enough to have Jiminy Cricket as our guide. Who wouldn't love to just "give a little whistle" and have a physical manifestation of our conscience show up and tell us the right thing to do? Alas, it doesn't work for us real, non-animated people — and it doesn't work for 99.9% of the characters from the beloved Disney pantheon. 

Since the 1937 film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," Disney characters have had to face some tough choices — and we're not talking choices like "Should I take the pumpkin or the squash carriage to the ball tonight?" The reason the Disney movies resonate with audiences so much is because people can identify with the characters' dilemmas, even when they don't always agree with their decisions. Who hasn't struggled with hiding a part of themselves to attract the person of their dreams? Who can't identify with the love a mother or father has for their child, which drives them to do extreme things? Who hasn't made a sacrifice of some sort to help a friend? Disney movies may be predominantly fairy tales, but they're also human tales. 

See how much these Disney movies have resonated with you as you take the quiz. And as you identify the Disney characters by their dilemmas, remember the words from Jiminy's catchy little ditty: "Always let your conscience be your guide!"

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