Can You Name All These Disney Films From Just One Image?

By: SA
Image: Walt Disney Pictures

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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, but only moderately successful as animated films go. It's truly amazing how much Disney animation has changed since then!

Disney is known for quirky characters, enthralling plots, beautiful backdrops and dashing male heroes. However, it's the Disney princesses who often steal the show. Princesses have adapted to the modern woman and are now 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, Ana and Moana. And while you might tell your friends, "If I have to watch 'Brave' one more time, I'll just...," you secretly know that without Disney as the backdrop theme song of your living room, you'd feel something was missing from your life. 

So, if you think you know the difference between Bambi and Baloo, or "Big Hero Six" 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 you can name from a single screenshot.


"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.

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. This 1994 film was also one of the first to use CGI animation (as the ballroom background.)

In order to get Robin Williams for the role of Genie, the animators created test sequences of the Genie performing some of William's stand-up routines. In the 2019 live-action remake of this film, Will Smith will be taking on the role of Genie.

In the film, "Big Hero 6," the city of Sanfransokyo 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.

"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.

"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 inbetween artist for Mushu in "Milan."

"Wreck-It Ralph" has 188 unique characters, more than any other Disney movie in history. Normal Disney films have between 40 and 60. This film also has 70 different individual settings, while most Disney films have about 25.

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.

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, and John Clive did the speaking voice of John Lennon.

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.

"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, Brain Bedford, is a classically trained Shakespearean actor.

The Hans Christian Andersen story 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, they studied the scenes of "Pinocchio" and Monstro.

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.

"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 towards the end of the 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.

. 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."

"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 (with a more limited European audience than anticipated.) AFI ranked it as the third best animation film of all time in 2008.

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.

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

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.)

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 slowly.

"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, which was over $4 million in debt.

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.

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.

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. The film is made up of three different stories (animated at different times) about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh and his buddies.

"Hercules" was the first movie to break away from Disney's favoritism toward fairy tales. The animators spent 6 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.

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.

"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.

It took animators three years to come up with the opening sequence for the film "Tarzan." Fun fact! 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.

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.

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.

Bram Bones, from "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad," later became the inspiration for the character of Gaston in "Beauty and the Beast." Disney's original title for the movie was, "Two Fabulous Characters." The only reason these stories are linked together is that both characters are prone to disaster.

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 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 Reithermen, character animator Eric Larson, and directing animators John Lounsbery, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas and Milt Kahl.

In "Treasure Planet," filmmakers made Silver a cyborg so that they could modernize the tale and the character. Footage from "Peter Pan" was used to test applying CGI grafts onto animated bodies in "Treasure Planet." While David Hyde Pierce was still working on "A Bugs Life," the casting director of "Treasure Planet" sent him a script and some sketches and asked him to be part of the movie. The actor loved Dr. Doppler and accepted the role.

The popularity of "The Rescuers" almost led producers to make a spin-off series in 1989. This was the first Walt Disney animated feature that inspired a sequel. Fun fact! Rufus the cat is a caricature of animator Ollie Johnston.

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 aesthetic style of classic Disney animated features and American painters, such as Edward Hopper.

Frollo's original job was changed in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," to avoid offending religious groups. In the original story, Frollo is Notre Dame's Archdeacon, but Disney worried that an evil priest wouldn't sit well with Christian organizations.

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.

"The Rescuers Down Under" is Eva Gabor's last film before her death in 1995. A third "Rescuers" movie was planned for 1996, but, after her death, this and all the other "Rescuers" ideas for movies were scrapped. "The Rescuers Down Under" was the first 100% digital feature film ever made.

This was Disney Studio's 38th animated film. It was the very first animated feature film to be released in IMAX. Like the original, it's a number of animated vignettes set to music.

After "The Hunchback of Norte Dame" was released, Disney decided they didn't want to do another musical. Instead, they went for an action-adventure film that was inspired by the work of Jules Verne. Thus, "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" was born. The weaponry used in this film is correct for its time period.

Most of the characters in "Brother Bear" are named after actual places in Alaska, where the story takes place. Kenai, for example, was named after the Kenai Peninsula. Another fun fact: The leader of the bears in the salmon run is a caricature of voice actor, Michael Clarke Duncan.

"Fun & 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, featured in a 1930 issue of "Cosmopolitan." The song, "Fun & Fancy Free," as sung by Jiminy Cricket, was supposed to be used for the film "Pinocchio," but it was later dropped.

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. Dodger's appearance in the film was inspired by Billy Joel. The dogs' dances were based on choreography by Bob Fosse.

It took five years to finish the film, "Pocahontas." Pocahontas herself required 55 animators. 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.

"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.

"Melody Time" is the tenth 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.

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.

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. The family consisted of both parents and their five adopted kids. The family's uniqueness was perfect to feature in, "Dinosaur."

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