Can You Identify These Disney Movies From One Screenshot?


By: Narra Jackson

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Do you remember your first Disney movie? If you were a child of the '40s or '50s, you would have been mesmerized by the imagery and music of Disney's "Fantasia." It was a surreal film, moderately successful as animated films go. But boy, have things changed since then. 

Disney is known for quirky characters, enthralling plots, beautiful backdrops and dashing male heroes. But it's the Disney princesses who often steal the show. Princesses now emulate women and are strong, funny, charming and independent heroines who control the movie industry. 

We know you have a favorite Disney character, either from childhood or from the hours and hours — and hours — of your own children's obsession with Ariel, Rapunzel, Anna and Moana. And while you might tell your friends, "If I have to watch 'Brave' one more time, I'll lose it!," you secretly know that without Disney as the backdrop theme song of your living room, you'd feel something was missing in your life. 

So, if you think you know the difference between Bambi and Baloo, or can tell "Big Hero 6" from "Wreck-It Ralph," then this might just be the quiz for you. Take a look at these images and see how many of these Disney movies — modern and classic — you can figure out from a screenshot. Best of all, this is a great quiz you can take with your kids. Although beware — you may be opening a Pandora's box of Disney classics your children didn't even know exist. 

What is this Disney movie set in Africa?

"The Lion King" was originally titled "The King of the Jungle," but Disney renamed it when they realized that lions don't live in the jungle. Disney originally wanted Sean Connery to be the voice of Mufasa and wanted the voices of the hyenas to be Cheech and Chong.


Can you name this Disney movie that's loosely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel"?

"Tangled" was Disney's first animated full-length computer-animated fairy-tale feature. This was also Disney's 50th animated feature. The director of "Tangled" began his career as an in-between artist for Mushu in "Milan."


What is this 1951 Disney film based on the books by Lewis Carroll?

The Mad Hatter in the story of "Alice in Wonderland" would have never existed if it weren't for the persistence of children. The story was first made into a live movie in 1903, before the animated version began production. Carroll almost called it "Alice's Hour in Elfland."


This Disney film tells the story of Ariel and her adventures in and out of the water:

The Hans Christian Andersen tale of "The Little Mermaid" doesn't have a big role for the sea-witch, Ursula. Her role was so small, in fact, that she didn't even have a name. To animate the shipwreck and Ursula's emergence from the sea, the animators studied the scenes from "Pinocchio" involving Monstro.


What is this 1977 Disney movie about a boy named Christopher Robin and his friends?

The silly old bear of "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" was based on a real young one. During World War I, a Canadian soldier bought a black bear cub from a hunter for $20 and named her Winnipeg. She came to London's Zoological Gardens and was admired by a boy named Christopher Robin Milne.


Can you name this 3D animated Disney movie from 2014?

In the film, "Big Hero 6," the city of San Fransokyo is based on a combination of San Francisco and Tokyo. Baymax's movement is based on a penguin's movement. "Big Hero 6" is the first team-up between Marvel and Disney animation for the big screen.


What is this Disney film about a high-class good girl and a scrappy street mongrel?

In "Lady and the Tramp," the Lady was inspired by a real dog named Lady. Walt came up with the name Tramp for the other dog. Homer, Rags, Bozo, and even Mutt were some of the other options they toyed around with. Animators were worried Tramp was a little too risqué for the time, but Walt got his way anyway.


What is this 2013 movie featuring sisters Anna and Elsa?

Fifty people worked on the technology of the scene in "Frozen" where Elsa builds her ice palace. One frame of the scene took 30 hours to render. It only takes Elsa about 36 seconds to construct the palace in the movie. The animators held a "Sister Summit" to understand what sister relationships are like.


The name of this 3D computer-animated comedy film released by Disney in 2012 is:

"Wreck-It Ralph" has 188 unique characters, more than any other Disney movie in history. Usually Disney films have between 40 and 60. This film also has 70 different individual settings, while most Disney films have about 25. In the film, the color acid green is associated with evil.


Which Disney movie pictured here is based on a story from English folklore?

"Robin Hood" was the result of another movie idea being canned. "Reynard the Fox" was the original movie idea. Animator Ken Anderson ended up blending Reynard into his script for "Robin Hood." The voice of Robin, Brian Bedford, is a classically trained Shakespearean actor.


Can you identify this 1942 Disney movie?

"Bambi" was adapted from the book "Bambi: A Life in the Woods," written by Australian author Felix Salten. Although "Bambi" is considered a classic today, it bombed at the box office due to being released during World War II. This film ranked third out of ten in American Classic Film Genres.


Which 1959 Disney movie based on a fairy tale is pictured here?

In "Sleeping Beauty," when the fairies are discussing how to help the king and queen early on in the film, Merryweather is making cookies in the shape of Mickey Mouse heads. "Sleeping Beauty" is a classic now, but early in its release critics said it lacked character development and moved too slow.


Can you identify the first animated Disney movie, pictured here?

Walt Disney's wife thought that "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" would completely bomb. In order to achieve the Magic Mirror's "hollow-sounding" voice, actor Moroni Olsen wore a frame covered with drum heads over his head.


Can you name this 1991 animated Disney film?

The beast in "Beauty and the Beast" is a mashup of a bunch of different animals. He’s got the mane of a lion, the beard and head of a buffalo, the brow of a gorilla, the eyes of a human, the tusks of a wild boar, the body of a bear, and the legs and tail of a wolf.


What is this 1998 Disney movie that's based on a Chinese legend?

"Mulan" took five years to complete. It took 700 animators, artists and technicians to complete the film. They brewed 1,630 pounds of coffee during production. The directors, Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, make cameo appearances toward the end of the film.


What is this Disney film about the adventures of a big-eared elephant?

Dumbo originally had a different sidekick. In the original book, Timothy Q. Mouse didn't exist; Dumbo's sidekick was a Red Robin. By the end of the book version, Dumbo and Red had signed a film contract and were headed to Hollywood. Dumbo almost landed on the cover of "Time" magazine.


This classic from 1940 is Disney's second animated feature film:

Carlo Collodi wrote the original story of "Pinocchio" in an Italian magazine in 1881. It was published as a book two years later. The name "Pinocchio" literally means "little wooden head." Walt Disney tossed 2,300 feet of footage, or five months' work, because he didn't think it had the feel that he was looking for.


Which Disney movie about the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up is shown here?

Captain Hook was not always in the story of "Peter Pan." The original villain of the story was Peter Pan himself. His role was later expanded because of children’s fascination with pirates. There have been many debates about Peter Pan's age, ranging from 7 days old to 13 years.


What is this 1997 animated comedy about the son of Zeus?

"Hercules" was the first movie to break away from Disney's favoritism toward fairy tales. The animators spent six to 14 hours rendering a frame of the Hydra, depending on how many heads it had. The Spice Girls were considered for the parts of the Muses.


This 1999 Disney film about a jungle dweller and his friends is called:

It took animators three years to come up with the opening sequence for the film "Tarzan." Rosie O'Donnell is the voice for baby Terk. Phil Collins wrote most of "You'll Be in My Heart" while he was at a Christmas party. He was playing the piano at a neighbor's house and wrote down the chords and melody for the song on the back of some wrapping paper, so he wouldn't forget.


What is the name of this rags-to-riches animated musical?

"Cinderella" marked Disney's return to ambitious narrative features. This was both a creative and financial gamble for the studio, the first time in eight years it had made a dicey attempt. If "Cinderella" had failed, it would have bankrupted the Disney company. This film cost $3 million to make.


What is this 2011 movie that's a sequel to a 1977 Disney film?

A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, had a whole gang of toy animals that were the inspiration for the characters in his father’s book. They are now on display at the New York City Library. "Winnie the Pooh" came to life on Christmas Eve in 1925. The original story was published in the "London Evening News."


What is this Disney film that was the highest-grossing movie of 1992?

In order to get Robin Williams for the Genie, the animators created test sequences of the Genie performing some of William's stand-up routines. "Aladdin" marked the end for Disney voice actors needing to have magnificent singing voices to be cast.


Can you name this 1961 Disney movie about Pongo, Perdita and their brood?

In "101 Dalmatians," there are over six million spots throughout the movie! This was the first film to use Xerox technology, where they transferred drawings onto the screen. Cruella de Vil has the same voice as the narrator for "Cinderella." Betty Lou Gerson voiced both characters.


Mowgli pals around with some furry friends in which Disney film?

The animators originally wanted the Beatles to be the voices for the Vultures in "The Jungle Book." The Sherman brothers wrote the Vultures’ song “That’s What Friends Are For” with the Beatles in mind. However, the Fab Four turned them down. John said, "I don't wanna do an animated film." "Yellow Submarine" was created three years after.


Which 1963 Disney film based on the story of King Arthur is pictured here?

Although Walt Disney never knew it, he inspired designer Bill Peet's model for Merlin in "The Sword in the Stone." Peet saw them both as argumentative and cantankerous, but playful and very intelligent. This was the last film that Disney fully produced, since he died during the production of "The Jungle Book." This was the first Disney animated feature made under a single director.


What is this Disney movie about a Hawaiian girl and an extraterrestrial creature?

The original story of "Lilo & Stitch" was about an alien living in a forest on his own, trying to overcome his isolation and find out where he came from. Lilo didn't become part of the film until much later in the story's development. The filmmakers were originally going to have the story take place in rural Kentucky or Kansas, before they agreed on Hawaii. Stitch was originally not able to talk, but the filmmakers realized it was important for him to be able to express himself intelligibly.


Can you name this 2008 computer-animated film about a dog who thinks he has superpowers?

In "Bolt," Mittens the alley cat was originally called Mr. Mittens because her owners never took the time to figure out if she was a boy or a girl. The creative journey for "Bolt" started with a desire to evoke the painterly style of classic Disney animated features and American painters such as Edward Hopper. The production team actually had a pet hamster named Doink. Rhino, the hamster, was originally supposed to be a rat.


Tiana is the hero of this 2009 Disney film set in New Orleans:

Directors Ron Clements and John Musker pitched the film "The Princess and the Frog" to Oprah while they were on a trip to Disneyland. She loved the idea and wanted to be part of it. The women who fawn over Prince Naveen were based on women who worked at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Anika Noni Rose requested that Tiana should be left-handed, like her, and also that she should have dimples.


The name of this 2003 Disney film set in a post-ice age Alaska is:

The leader of the bears in the salmon run is a caricature of voice actor Michael Clarke Duncan in "Brother Bear." An idea to do a television animated series for the Rutt and Tuke characters was scrapped by Disney. Most of the characters are named after actual places in Alaska, where the story takes place. Kenai, for example, was named after the Kenai Peninsula.


Name this 1995 movie that won an Academy Award for the song "Colors of the Wind":

It took five years to finish the film "Pocahontas." Pocahontas herself required 55 animators. There was a rivalry between the animators of "Pocahontas" and "The Lion King." "The Lion King" won, going on to amass $987 million worldwide. The film was released right around Pocahontas' real birthday. It is thought that she was born on June 23, 1595, making her 400 at the time of the film's distribution.


What is this 1944 package film that follows a series of adventures through Latin America?

"The Three Caballeros," along with "Saludos Amigos," was created by Disney to improve the United States of America's relations with South American countries during World War II. Its world premiere was held in Mexico City on December 21, 1944. This was the last Disney film released during World War II. The song "You Belong to My Heart" was used in a Disney short called "Pluto's Blue Note" and was eventually recorded by Bing Crosby.


What is this 2007 Disney animated science fiction comedy called?

A picture of Walt Disney is seen in the orphanage. The part of Lewis and Wilbur had to be recast when the original actor's voice broke. The science fair that Wilbur goes to is at Joyce Williams Elementary School, to acknowledge the original author of the story, William Joyce. "Meet the Robinsons" is based on a book called "A Day with Wilbur Robinson." This film actually started as a live-action film before being moved to animation.


Which 1970 musical comedy was Disney's 20th animated feature film?

"The Aristocats" was originally intended to be a live-action film. This was the first Disney film to be produced after Walt's death. Six of Disney's original "nine old men" worked on the film. They included producer Wolfgang Reitherman, character animator Eric Larson, and directing animators John Lounsbery, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas and Milt Kahl. Louis Armstrong was the intended voice actor for the Scat Cat.


What is this 1981 Disney animated buddy movie called?

As the producer of every animated feature since the death of Walt Disney, Woolie Reitherman saw his role as keeping Disney animation not only aloft, but also soaring to new heights of artistry. He took special care in making this happen in "The Fox and the Hound" because he had a personal attachment to the film.


What is this musical anthology film that Disney released after the end of World War II?

In "Make Mine Music," the vocals for the song "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met" — including the bass up through soprano, and the chorus — were sung by Nelson Eddy. By messing with his home recording equipment, Eddy was able to sing and record sextets with himself for the soundtrack. This was the first Disney animated feature film to be released after the end of World War II.


Can you name this animated Disney comedy about a young Incan ruler?

Originally "The Emperor's New Groove" was going to be called "The Empire of the Sun." It was about an Incan emperor, Manco (not Kuzco, but still voiced by David Spade), switching places with an identical Pacha (a peasant voiced by Owen Wilson, not the fat one voiced by John Goodman).


What is the name of this animated feature film that was the third released by Disney?

"Fantasia" was the first movie to be screened in stereo. Disney sound engineers created an elaborate sound system called "Fantasound" for the film, recording the orchestra on a then-unprecedented nine-track polyphonic master. They then mixed that down to three tracks.


What is this Disney film set in Victorian London that was released in 1986?

"The Great Mouse Detective" is rooted in the Sherlock Holmes tradition. The creators purposefully used no human characters in this animated film. They wanted to take the viewers into a world that they could never go to, to experience things in miniature. This creates the perfect environment and reason for an animated film. Anthropomorphic mice solving crimes are the best, aren't they?


Name this 2000 Disney CGI animated adventure movie:

The realism in the animated feature film "Dinosaur" is amazing. This was inspired by a research trip Peter John and producer Denise Ream took to the Rockies. The development of Arlo's family was created around a ranching family Sohn and Ream met in Oregon, named McKay. The family consisted of both parents and their five adopted Haitian kids. The family's uniqueness was perfect to feature in "Dinosaur."


What is this 1977 film about heroic mice?

The popularity of "The Rescuers" almost led producers to make a spinoff series in 1989. Penny freezes every time she looks into Maiden Medusa's eyes because, in Greek mythology, anyone who looked into Medusa's eyes turned into stone. This was the first Walt Disney animated feature that inspired a sequel. Rufus the cat is a caricature of animator Ollie Johnston.


What is this 2008 Disney movie that shares a storyline with a Charles Dickens novel?

In "Oliver & Company," Marlon Brando was offered the role of Sykes by the head of the Walt Disney Company, Michael Eisner. Brando turned it down, fearing that the movie would bomb. This is the first Disney film to have its own department set up solely for the purpose of generating computer animation. Dodger's appearance in the film was inspired by Billy Joel. The dogs' dances were based on choreography by Bob Fosse.


This is the fourth "package film" Disney made in the 1940s to save money during World War II:

"Fun and Fancy Free" is the last example of Walt Disney doing the voice of Mickey Mouse. Much of it was recorded in the spring and summer of 1941. Bongo was inspired by a story written by Sinclair Lewis that was featured in a 1930 issue of "Cosmopolitan." The song "Fun and Fancy Free," as sung by Jiminy Cricket, was supposed to be used for the film "Pinocchio," but it was later dropped.


Can you name this package film that featured seven segments set to popular music?

"Melody Time" is the 10th animated movie in the Disney animated features canon. It was first released by RKO Radio Pictures on May 27, 1948. "Melody Time" was first released on home video on June 2, 1998. Its last release was on DVD in June of 2000. Roy Rogers, the narrator, plays himself in this animated film.


What is this movie that's a sequel to the third Disney animated feature film?

Originally, Disney animators made nine sequences for the film "Fantasia 2000," including one set to Debussy's "Clair de Lune," featuring birds flying across a moonlit sky over the Florida Everglades. This segment was eventually cut for length, but then it appeared in a later musical film, "Make Mine Music."


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