The Ultimate Disney Quiz

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Gavin Thagard

6 Min Quiz

In "Lady and the Tramp," Tramp lives outside which type of restaurant, where he dines on scraps?

The spaghetti scene, probably the most famous moment in the movie, was almost cut because Walt Disney struggled to imagine two dogs sharing a spaghetti strand together. Luckily, Frank Thomas, one of the animators, was able to create a draft that convinced Disney it would work.

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What grows on Pinocchio whenever he isn't telling the truth?

Aside from his growing nose, Pinocchio was a difficult character for the animators to create. They struggled between wooden fixtures and human characteristics, but ultimately, the animators blended the two to bring Pinocchio to life.

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How many dwarfs does Snow White encounter when she comes across a cottage in the forest?

Dopey, who is the silent dwarf in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," was supposed to be a character who talked nonstop. However, the creators couldn't find a voice they liked, so they made him silent instead.

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Can you select the item that Cinderella leaves behind after fleeing from the ball as the clock chimes midnight?

"Cinderella" is a story that dates back hundreds if not thousands of years, with some versions of the plot coming from the B.C. era. Older versions of the story do not use a glass slipper but, instead, use slippers made from different materials including gold and fur.

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It's one of the most heart-wrenching moments in any Disney film. How is Bambi's mother killed?

One of the most important elements of creating "Bambi" was getting the movements right for Bambi, his mother and the other deer. To accomplish this, the animators studied deer at the Los Angeles Zoo. They even went as far as watching a deer decompose to understand how the muscles and tendons worked.

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He's the leader of the toys in "Toy Story," but are you familiar with the type of toy that Woody is?

Woody, who is based on actor Woody Strode, does actually have a last name that's never mentioned in any of the films. The name was revealed to be Woody Pride by director Lee Unkrich in 2009.

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Do you know the song that Baloo and Mowgli sing together in "The Jungle Book"?

"The Bare Necessities" might be the most recognizable song from "The Jungle Book," but the song wouldn't have made it into the film if not for the Sherman Brothers. When an early draft for "The Jungle Book" came out, every song from the draft was scrapped besides "The Bare Necessities," which the Sherman Brothers pushed heavily to keep.

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Are you familiar with the animal that follows Captain Hook around in the 1953 movie "Peter Pan"?

Tick-Tock the Crocodile gained a fixation for Captain Hook after Peter Pan fed Captain Hook's hand to the crocodile. Since then, the animal follows him around, and anytime Tick-Tock appears, the song "Never Smile at a Crocodile" plays.

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Who is the evil fairy in "Sleeping Beauty" that casts a spell on Aurora, causing her to fall into a deep sleep?

The antagonist in "Sleeping Beauty," Maleficent received her own live-action film, released in 2014. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, a woman who defends her forest kingdom against an invading army.

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"The Incredibles" follows a group of superheroes who find themselves in a bit of trouble. How do the heroes know each other?

To create the human characters in "The Incredibles," the animators used a new form of technology, which required a detailed understanding of the human anatomy. They went as far as studying anatomy by reading the famous textbook "Gray's Anatomy."

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"Dumbo" shows how bullying can leave scars, even on an elephant. Can you identify the one character who befriends Dumbo?

The story for "Dumbo" comes from a book written by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl titled "Dumbo the Flying Elephant." In the book, Dumbo's closest friend is Red Robin and not Timothy Q. Mouse, which was one of several changes between the book and film.

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He's the lead character in "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," but which type of animal is Pooh?

Winnie the Pooh was based on a real-life bear that was held at the London Zoological Gardens. The bear was named Winnipeg and had been purchased by a Canadian solider during WWI. The creator of the character, A.A. Milne, visited the bear several times with his son, Christopher Robin.

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Why is a young prince transformed into a beast in "Beauty and the Beast"?

"Beauty and the Beast" didn't come out until 1991, but the idea for the film dates back to the '30s. However, a French version of the story was created by Jean Cocteau around this time, which put the Disney version on hold for decades.

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Even the most tragic tales need comedic relief, which the warthog in "The Lion King" provides. What's his name?

Pumbaa is often refereed to as a pig in the film, though he doesn't take insult when Timon or Simba call him this. However, he does get insulted when Bonzai makes this reference, perhaps because he doesn't consider the hyena his friend.

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Monsters can be terrifying to kids. Do you know why the monsters in "Monster, Inc." scared children?

Boo, the child who gets stuck in Monstropolis, shows the monsters that a child's laughter actually has more power behind it than a child's scream. The voice for this character, including her laughter, was portrayed by Mary Gibbs, the daughter of the story artist, Rob Gibbs.

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In "A Bug's Life," a group of bugs are trying to save what type of colony?

When "A Bug's Life" was released in 1998, it had to compete directly against "Antz," a movie released a month earlier. Despite both movies being about ants, "A Bug's Life" did much better than its competitor at the box office.

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Setting up the story to "Alice in Wonderland," who does Alice follow into the hole in the ground?

In the story "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," which the movie is based on, the White Rabbit is used to keep the plot moving forward. He always pops up to guide Alice to a new place in Wonderland, as she follows him wherever he goes.

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Disney isn't afraid to look for a plot in a traditional legend. Who is the father of Hercules?

According to Greek mythology, Zeus serves as the king of the gods on Mount Olympus. Aside from Hercules, he's also the father of several other gods, including Ares, Apollo, Aphrodite and Athena.

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Hid from society, where does Quasimodo live in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"?

Based on a novel by Victor Hugo, Claude Frollo was originally an Archdeacon in the Notre Dame cathedral. Disney didn't want to upset Christians with an evil religious figure, so they turned him into a judge.

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Some stories are more than legend. According to the legend in "The Sword and the Stone," what happens to whoever removes the sword from the stone?

Arthur, who ends up removing the sword from the stone and becoming the new king of England, was voiced by three different people. The three voices can be heard quite distinguishably, occasionally in the same scene.

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Where does the story of "Pocahontas" take place?

Pocahontas was a real Native American who was a member of the Powhatan tribe in present-day Virginia. According to reports, she helped the English settle Jamestown, while also saving John Smith from being executed by her tribe.

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He's a poor boy living on the streets of Agrabah. Do you know what Aladdin uses his first wish on?

The lead character of "Aladdin" was supposed to be a different version of a Disney prince, who wasn't just handsome and charming. Instead, Aladdin had lovable qualities but also flaws, which made him much more relatable.

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Do you know the name of the third segment of "Fantasia," where Mickey Mouse tries to stop a broom from flooding a room?

"Fantasia" was remade in 2000 in a film titled "Fantasia 2000." Of the eight segments from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is the only segment to be brought back for the latter production.

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Can you identify the song Kala sings to Tarzan in the 1999 film "Tarzan"?

"You'll Be in My Heart" was written and sung by Phil Collins, who was hired to create music specifically for "Tarzan." Collins was chosen to compose the movie's soundtrack because of his experience on the drums, which producers thought complimented the jungle theme.

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Which outside force attempts to invade China in the Disney Renaissance film "Mulan"?

"Mulan" is based on an ancient Chinese legend from the "Ballad of Mulan." The legend describes a real female warrior who replaces her father in the army to defend her country against outside invaders.

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He's thief who steals from the rich to give to the poor. Identify the skill that Robin Hood has mastered?

The bow-wielding archer Robin Hood wasn't the original outlaw Disney planned to make a film about. Instead, storyboards were drawn up for a character named Reynard the Fox, based on a fable from the 12th century. However, Reynard was viewed as too villainous of a protagonist.

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Of all the Dalmatians captured in "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," how many belonged to Pongo and Perdita?

Considering "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" is about Dalmatians, it's no wonder that there are a lot of spots; over six million, to be exact. 72 of those spots belong to Pongo, and 68 belong to Perdita.

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What has happened to the title character in "Finding Nemo"?

After the release of "Finding Nemo," children all over the world wanted their own clownfish to keep as a pet. The demand for clownfish was so high that it led to a huge decline in clownfish populations.

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Name the abandoned robot in "Treasure Planet" that has lost its mind?

B.E.N. is based on the character Ben Gunn from "Treasure Island," a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Both characters were abandoned by Captain Flint in their hunt for treasure, only to later help Jim Hawkins find the treasure everyone was looking for.

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In the first half of "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad," J. Thaddeus Toad expresses his recklessness by stealing what?

The story of J. Thaddeus Toad comes from a Scottish novel, "The Wind in the Willow," written by Kenneth Grahame. The plot to the novel follows Mr. Toad on an adventure similar to that in the movie as the protagonists recapture Toad Hall.

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In "James and the Giant Peach," who sings the song "That's the Life for Me"?

The music for "James and the Giant Peach," including the song "That's the Life for Me," was created by Randy Newman. A veteran in the business, Newman has composed music for several other Disney films including "Toy Story" and "A Bug's Life."

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Tod and Copper are close friends who eventually grow apart with time in "The Fox and the Hound." Can you remember what brings them back together?

Two of Disney's most important creators, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, retired from making films after "The Fox and the Hound." The two longtime friends incorporated elements of their friendship into the characters of Tod and Copper, which became the heart of the story.

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The Brazilian parrot, Jose Carioca, sings which song to Donald Duck in "The Three Caballeros"?

"Have You Been to Bahia?" is the English version of a Brazilian song written Dorival Caymmi, though parts of the song are still in Portuguese. The main different between the two versions, however, is that the song in the film is addressed to Donald Duck.

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Ariel is a mermaid princess from what kingdom in "The Little Mermaid"?

At the start of the film, King Triton is shown gliding over Atlantica in his chariot with a crowd below. If you look close enough at the crowd, characters like Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck can be seen.

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The ducks in "DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp" are after whose treasure?

Collie Baba is based on a character from a folk tale named Ali Baba, a woodcutter who learns the secrets of a thieves' den. The story was part of "One Thousand and One Nights," which consists of several Middle Eastern folk tales.

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About This Quiz

Your whole life, you've probably curled up on your couch to watch the magic of your favorite Disney movies unfold. As they run from start to finish across the screen, they have a way of holding your attention the entire way. What makes Disney movies so captivating, though? Is it their ability to pull from different periods, stories and cultures? Perhaps, it's the fact that Disney tells stories that resonate with a variety of audiences or that the main characters have complex story arcs.

No matter the reason, Disney has shaped itself into one of the top film companies in the world, producing movies year after year. The most magical part of the company's accomplishments is that they've been doing it since the '20s when they were making short cartoon films. Mickey Mouse was created during that time and became the face of the company and its most iconic character.

Now, Disney has a plethora of films for audiences to choose from, both new and old, inspiring and tragic. Do you think you know everything there is to know about the library of Disney movies out there? If you do, start this Disney movie quiz and see if you can conjure up a high score.

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