If We Give You Three Characters, Can You Give Us the Disney Movie?

By: Heather Cahill
Image: Walt Disney Pictures

About This Quiz

We've all grown up watching the magical movies of Disney. We've watched the princesses as they find their way through difficult times and the memorable animals who try to navigate their way through life. You know all of the main characters of the movies, but the supporting characters add magic to the films as well. Could you imagine Mulan without her faithful horse Khan? The movie would be a lot different without him!

Disney characters were often inspired by the people, places and things that Walt and his animators knew. Sometimes, even the animators or voice actors for certain characters influenced their looks. For example, Scar from "The Lion King," voiced by Jeremy Irons, was drawn to resemble him. A side-by-side look at them reveals many similarities. 

Some animal characters, such as Tramp from "Lady and the Tramp," were inspired by real-life animals. Tramp was brought to life after an animator found a stray dog. Many say, "life imitates art," but in Disney's case, art often imitated life.

If you know your Disney characters, you're halfway there. All that's left to do now is to match them to their Disney movies. Take the quiz to see how well you know them!

One of Walt's first films, what movie are Sneezy, Doc and Happy from?

Sneezy, Doc and Happy are all dwarfs who spent time with Snow White. The movie was released in 1937 and become a beloved classic. You'll probably remember it as being the first full-length animated Disney film. We have "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to thank for the many classics we've had since!

Which movie would you find the characters Thumper, Faline and Friend Owl in?

It's hard to forget about Bambi's sidekicks and family who supported him when he needed it most. Did you know that the movie was supposed to be a little longer than it is now? An extra 12 minutes were cut by Walt before release.

This legendary movie has the characters Kovu, Zazu and Rafiki. What movie is it?

You'll know all of these characters from the movie "The Lion King." The movie became an instant hit and was one of the biggest movies at the box office during 1994, the year of its release. It had quite the cast and music to make the legendary movie even better!

Neera, Aladar and Kron are all characters in what movie?

This movie was originally designed to have no spoken words. As we know today, that decision was ultimately overruled, and we got the touching story of the orphan dinosaur and his friends.

Can you name the movie that Kronk, Yzma and Pacha are in?

"The Emperor's New Groove" went through lots of struggles during its production. If the original plan had been followed, you would know the movie as "Kingdom of the Sun," and it would have a much different story line than the one we know today!

Do you know what movie the characters Kerchak, Tantor and Terk are from?

The Disney movie "Tarzan" has a different ending than the book that it was based on. Tarzan's family were the apes in the jungle, and Disney felt that it was more fitting that he stayed with them. Family takes many different shapes and forms in Disney movies!

Which animal movie has the characters Perdita, Cruella de Vil and Sergeant Tibbs in it?

Cruella de Vil might have given this question away, but she doesn't give away her fur coats! Did you know that an iconic Disney voice actor created some of the barks used in the film? It was Clarence Nash, the voice actor for Donald Duck!

This movie has the characters Michael Darling, Tinker Bell and Mr. Smee. What movie is it?

Many years before creating the movie, Walt played Peter Pan in a school play. It's what inspired him to make the film in the first place. It's safe to say that Walt had a knack for many aspects of the arts!

Claude Frollo, Phoebus and Esmeralda are from which movie?

You may not have noticed, but a Disney character from another movie makes a small cameo in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." You can catch a glimpse of Belle reading a book in one special scene in the movie.

What movie are the characters Meeko, John Smith and Grandmother Willow from?

"Pocahontas" was based on the real woman from the 1500s and 1600s. The movie was released in 1995, which is 400 years after her presumed birth year! Of course, it's important to remember that the Disney movie does not portray everything to its fullest historic accuracy.

The characters Princess Jasmine, Abu and Iago are from which movie?

The movie has achieved great success and has become an important example in the work of voice acting. Many actors had turned down such roles in the past, but Robin Williams is the reason that many big names finally decided to start accepting voice acting roles in animated movies.

Do you know what movie Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and March Hare are from?

"Alice in Wonderland" was largely based on Lewis Carroll's book of the same name, but not all of the characters were. Tweedledee and Tweedledum were from another Caroll book, titled "Through the Looking Glass," which the film was also based on. Can you imagine the movie without these two iconic characters?

Can you name the movie that Megara, Pegasus and Hades are in?

His name is Hercules in the movie, but that is the Roman version of his name. The Greek version is one you've probably heard of as well, Heracles. There are many jokes throughout the movie as well, usually using the Greek language.

Jumba, Captain Gantu and Nani are all characters from which movie?

Before it became the movie that we all know today, Lilo was never even thought of as a character. Luckily, they added her and many other characters later to improve the story, and it became the memorable "Lilo & Stitch" that we all love.

This movie has the characters Heihei, Maui and Tamatoa. What movie is it?

Could you imagine Maui voiced by anyone other than Dwayne Johnson? Neither could the creatives at Disney! He was their first pick for the role. Auli'i Cravalho, however, was found through the audition process.

Do you know what movie Amos Slade, Copper and Big Mama are from?

"The Fox and the Hound" is a classic story that is beloved by many. The unlikely pair showed people around the world that no matter how different you are, you can always find some common ground. A friendship like Copper and Tod's is quite hard to come by.

Can you name the movie that Jock, Aunt Sarah and Si are from?

One thing that the studio was well known for was bringing actual animals inside, for inspiration. "Lady and the Tramp" was no exception. The animators observed the animals in the studio to create the perfect movements for their characters.

Rex, Andy and Hamm are all from which movie?

The 1995 movie "Toy Story" was released at about the same time as other Disney classics, "The Lion King" and "Pocahontas." Its sequel, "Toy Story 2," almost never made it to theaters, as it was planned to be released as a home video.

This movie has characters named Mater, Ramone and Guido. What movie is it?

You can probably match many of the cars in the film to cars you know from real life. Don't try it with Lightning McQueen, however – he's an original design. Next time you watch, see how many cars you can identify!

Which movie are Gaston, Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth in?

It's hard to forget about the Beast. But did you know that he has the traits of many animals? Just to name a few, you can spot his mane, which comes from a lion, and he has the legs of a wolf. His head loosely resembles that of a buffalo.

Flik, Molt and P.T. Flea are all characters from what movie?

While bugs in real life may not seem so lovable, the bugs in this movie are! "A Bug's Life" was one of the first animated movies to have a blooper reel at the end of the film. There were many funny moments!

Do you know which movie Bellwether, Nick and Finnick are from?

"Zootopia" is filled with many different animals. The total number of different animal species is 64! They include the wildebeest, the white-tailed deer and the jaguar. It would be hard to identify them all!

Can you name the movie that Cri-Kee, Mushu and General Li are from?

"Mulan" was adapted from a song which tells the legend of Mulan. The basics of the story are mostly the same as they are in the legend. However, Cri-Kee was a suggestion from an animator, because crickets are considered to bring good luck in Chinese culture.

This movie has the characters Flounder, Prince Eric and Ursula. What movie is it?

Ariel's red hair is one of her most signature traits. It was chosen to distinguish her from other on-screen mermaids at the time. It worked, as Ariel can be easily recognized by her hair alone.

Do you know which movie Olaf, Bulda and Hans are from?

Anna and Elsa are well known to be sisters in the movie, but at one point in production they had no relation at all: Elsa was always a queen, but Anna was a peasant instead. It would be hard to imagine the movie any other way than it is now!

Crush, Squirt and Bruce are all characters from which movie?

"Finding Nemo" was a big success, which was a surprise to some, since it was all about fish. The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 hit finally arrived in 2016. This time around, Nemo had to help Dory.

What movie are Bagheera, Kaa and Shere Khan in?

The 1967 version of "The Jungle Book" originally had a bigger cast. In addition to the characters we know and love, there was also supposed to be a rhinoceros named Rocky in the film. He was cut, but he later appeared in the 2016 remake.

The characters Dr. Calico, Mittens and Penny are from which movie?

Do you know what breed of dog Bolt is? He's modeled after a white German Shepherd that the animation team studied while working to create the movie. He was voiced by John Travolta!

Can you name the movie that Dodger, Francis and Tito are in?

This movie had quite the star-studded cast! Bette Midler, Dom DeLuise and Cheech Marin are just a few of the famous names in the film. Cheech Marin has been in quite a few other Disney movies throughout his career, including "Cars" and "The Lion King."

Charlotte La Bouff, Dr. Facilier and Prince Naveen are all characters in which movie?

Princess Tiana was known for being a hard-working individual – she was the only Disney princess with a job, unless you decide to count Cinderella. Tiana definitely did her fair share of work before she became the princess that we know and love.

What movie are Queen Elinor, Lord Dingwall and King Fergus in?

Did you know that Merida was almost voiced by Reese Witherspoon? Scheduling conflicts led to another voice actor, Kelly Macdonald, taking on the part of Merida. It's hard to imagine the character with any other voice!

Queen Leah, Maleficent and Fauna are all characters from what Disney movie?

Everyone loves the fairies who are always there for Sleeping Beauty from her birth and onward. The original fairy tale featured seven fairies, but as we all know, the Disney movie includes just three – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.

Which movie are Toulouse, Thomas O'Malley and Duchess in?

What we know today as a great animated film almost wasn't animated at all! "The Aristocats" of 1970 was originally planned as a live action film, but it was scrapped and turned into the animation it is now.

Sergeant Calhoun, Sonic and Sour Bill are all characters from which movie?

The animators of "Wreck-It Ralph" were tasked with something pretty fun – they got to play video games for many hours in order to get a good feel for the worlds! That would be a dream job for many people.

The characters Sulley, Mike and Randall are from which movie?

There are many easter eggs and crossovers throughout the Disney movies, and this one is no exception. Just look around the scenes in Boo's room with her toys. You'll catch a glimpse of a few different characters that you'll recognize.

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