Can You Match the Lyric to the Disney Character?



By: Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

Image: Walt Disney Pictures

About This Quiz

Ever since Snow White burst onto the silver screen in 1937 as the first full-length animated feature film and introduced us to the idea of the animated movie musical, Disney has remained the leading name in thoughtful, inspiring tales about brightly colored characters singing and dancing their way to true love, heroism and coming of age. While only Beauty and the Beast was ever nominated for Best Picture, Disney has repeatedly won Oscars for its songs. Writers like Elton John, Tim Rice, the late lamented Howard Ashman, married duo Bobby and Kristen Andersen-Lopez and more have brought their characters to life with memorable numbers from "Under the Sea" to "Circle of Life" to "He's a Tramp." Indeed, there are some amazingly clever and satisfying lyrics in the less noteworthy songs. Whether it's a hilariously French character singing it up in absurd "franglais" or the intricate and crafty rhymes of Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, there's a wordplay to make even the finest musical connoisseur smile.

You remember the movies, sure, and you remember the songs - but do you remember any of the lines besides the hook? Are you willing to test your Disney savvy against this fiendishly difficult quiz? Let's find out!

My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around.

This is from "Let It Go" in Frozen.


When you pick a paw paw, or a prickly pear...

Baloo sings "Bare Necessities". This line is from the bridge of the song.


When I find my hero's welcome right where I belong...

This is Hercules' character establishing song from his eponymous movie.


Try the gray stuff, it's delicious / Don't believe me? Ask the dishes!

This is from "Be Our Guest" in Beauty and the Beast.


Here is a riddle to solve if you can / Who is the monster and who is the man?

Clopin is the jester who sings and dances the narrator's role in Hunchback.


If this is where the monarchy is headed, count me out!

Zazu sings this during Simba's number "I Just Can't wait to be King."


I saw a fireside chat / I saw a baseball bat / And I just laughed til I thought I'd die!

The crows who sing about the insanity of an elephant flying sing this lyric to Dumbo. They are led by a crow who is astonishingly named Jim Crow - in a movie that came out 70 years after Jim Crow laws began.


From appearance fees and royalties, young Herc had cash to burn!

This is "Zero to Hero", a narrative montage in "Hercules."


Upon the shore they work all day / Out in the sun they slave away

This Oscar-winning number is when Sebastian tries to persuade Ariel to stay safe.


You'd love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream

This is the song Aurora sings in imagining her true love - who then shows up!


I find delight in the gruesome and grim /%0D'Cause I'm the magnificent, marvelous, mad...

Mad Madam Mim tries to kill Arthur when he fiddles around with magic. It doesn't go well for her.


Once we watched a lazy world go by / Now the days seem to fly / Life is brief, but when it's gone / Love goes on and on

Robin Hood and Maid Marian fall in love to this song, but no physical character sings it.


Hey clear the way, in the old bazaar / Hey you, let us through, it's a bright new star

The Genie sings about Prince Ali, Aladdin's princely alter ego.


You're a spineless, pale, pathetic lot, and you haven't got a clue!

Li Shang sings this during "I'll make a man out of you" trying to train a pack of misfits in Mulan.


When you wish upon a star / Makes no difference who you are

Jiminy Cricket explains to Pinocchio that you gotta think big!


All my life has been a series of doors in my face / But then suddenly I bump into you

This is a faux love song from Frozen in which the villain seduces our innocent hero Anna.


I've been staring at the edge of the water / Long as I can remember, never really knowing why

This is Moana's character establishing song, "How Far I'll Go."


In dreams you lose your heartaches / Whatever you wish for, you keep.

Cinderella sings this to her animal friends as she keeps her chin up.


And then I brush and brush and brush and brush my hair / Stuck in the same place I've always been

Rapunzel sings this in "When Will My Life Begin," her character's establishing song.


You can fly, you can fly, you can fly!

Peter Pan and others fly to this song - but they don't sing it.


And it ain't no trick to get rich quick / If you dig dig dig, with a shovel and a pick

The dwarfs sing this when we first meet them, just as they meet Snow White for the first time.


Why can't they understand the way we feel / They just don't trust what they can't explain / I know we're different, but deep inside us / We're not that different at all

This song is a narrative one but no character sings it.


This old town can slow you down / People taking the easy way / But I know exactly where I'm going / Getting closer and closer every day

Tiana sings this in her character establishing song in "The Princess and the Frog".


Why do all my dreams extend / Just around the river bend

Pocahontas sings this in her eponmous movie, to convey her need for adventure.


A very merry unbirthday to you, to you / To me? / To you!

The Mad Hatter sings this very silly song and refuses to help Alice until he is done.


You can never tell when he'll show / He gives you plenty of trouble

This amazing song works on many levels and was sung by Peggy Lee. It's called "He's A Tramp".


What's this? What's this? They've got a little tree!

The king of Halloween, Jack Skellington, takes over Christmas after singing "What's This?", a song about Christmas land.


Singing as we fetch the detergent box / Or the smelly shirts and the stinky socks

This clever song satirizes all the "princess and her animal friends" songs by having Gisele's singing call up rats, cockroaches, and mangy pigeons to help clean up in "Happy Working Song" from Enchanted.


Everybody's pickin' up on that feline beat / 'Cause everything else is obsolete

Scat Cat sings this with his friends in Disney's "The Aristocats."


It's so weird, so feared, yet wonderful to see / Substitutiary locomotion come to me

This song is from Bedknobs and Broomsticks and is about casting a spell to make objects move! The other characters sing backup to Miss Price.


A robin feathering his nest / Has very little time to rest / While gathering his bits of twine and twig

Mary Poppins sings this song to encourage the children to take their medicine and make things fun!


Tell me, Maria / Why I see her dancing there / Why her smold'ring eyes still scorch my soul

Frollo's song "Hellfire" is about how he decides to murder the gypsy Esmeralda if she won't date him.


Put em together and what have you got? Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!

The Fairy Godmother sings this while make Cinderella ready for the ball.


Now we're looking all around your domicile / If we like we'll stay for maybe quite a while

This song is sung by two cats belonging to Aunt Sarah, who looks after the house while Jim Dear and Darling are away. The cats get Lady into trouble.


Now it's happened once or twice / Someone couldn't pay the price / And I'm afraid I had to rake 'em 'cross the coals

Ursula sings this in explaining the terms of her bargain with Ariel.


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