Can You Name These ’90s Animated Films From One Screenshot?

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Lauren Lubas

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About This Quiz

By the 1990s, animated films were nothing new. As a matter of fact, since Walt Disney created the first feature-length animated movie in 1937, the animated film industry has been a big hit for families. However, there were a few changes to animation in the '90s. More adult jokes were being inserted into scripts, computer-aided design was changing the game and computer-generated imagery (CGI) was brought to the big screen for the first time with "Toy Story". 

There is no doubt that the 1990s were the dawn of the platinum age of animation, and companies like Fox, Disney and Warner Bros. were at the top of their games. The films that they produced no longer depended on children simply liking to watch animated films. They had deeper storylines, more complex scripting and surprise protagonists ... along with a lot of animal friends. In short, these movies were some of the most memorable movies a generation could have ever watched.

Whether you grew up in the '90s or you just love the animation and stories of the time period, this quiz is going to take you back to the good ole days. Let's see if you can guess at least 30 of these films from a screenshot.

What is the name of this movie about a famous Disney character?

Goofy has long been a fan favorite Disney character, so it only made sense to give him his own movie. In this film, he does everything in his power to bond with his son Max, who is a typical teenager.

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In 1995, this state-of-the-art movie came along and changed the game. Can you name it?

Though several movies and television shows attempted to use CGI in certain scenes, "Toy Story" delivered a virtually seamless full-length film that was completely CGI. The film was such a hit, it spawned several sequels and shorts.

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This movie is a tale as old as time. Can you name it?

In 1991, audiences were blown away by the intricate animation style that came along with "Beauty and the Beast". This movie was the beginning of showing young girls that beauty was on the inside.

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In which animated '90s film did Robin Williams play a magical support system?

Nearly every '90s kid will tell you that "Aladdin" was one of the best animated films of the decade. There were some great moments, the best songs and fun characters that brought the entire film together perfectly.

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Woody and friends return in which sequel that was released in 1999?

Fans loved the first "Toy Story" movie so much that a second one was almost immediately in the works. In the second installment of the franchise, we meet several new characters, including Jessie the cowgirl and Bullseye the horse.

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Which movie includes a huge alien robot?

When an alien robot crash lands in your town, the only thing you really can do is befriend it, right? Well, that's what Hogarth does in "The Iron Giant." This film is all about gaining an understanding of things or people that are different from you.

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Huey, Dewey and Louie star in this Disney film. Can you name it?

When it come to the ducks of Disney, Huey, Dewey and Louie were huge favorites among the younger crowds. With the success of the "DuckTales" television series, the movie was sure to make a splash.

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Do you know which Disney film was based on "Hamlet" and released in 1994?

"The Lion King" is one of the most memorable Disney films of the 1990s. '90s kids remember the intense moment in which Simba finds his father's lifeless body, and begs him to get up. Grab your tissues, this one is pretty intense.

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Can you name the movie with this strong man?

Disney has remade several classic tales, and with "Hercules" the studio decided to take on Greek mythology. It wasn't an easy task, as mythology is filled with adult content. Although it had to change a lot of aspects of the story, Disney did get one thing right: his name.

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In which adult animated film do the characters use a lot of curse words?

Although it was highly anticipated, the movie received terrible reviews from angry parents who didn't realize what their children were getting into. Ironically, the movie is about just that. Americans even go to war with Canada in the movie.

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Can you name this 1999 Disney film?

A man raised by gorillas is going to have some very special skills and strengths. In "Tarzan," we see the main character swing through trees, jump much further than any other human and get the girl in the end.

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Which of these movies is about a boy who goes on a journey with storybook characters?

At the height of Macaulay Culkin's career, we were finally able to see him tackle voice acting. In "The Pagemaster," Culkin's character gets stuck at a library, receives a head injury and wakes up surrounded by literary characters.

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Do you know the name of the movie about a woman who saved an empire?

The 1990s were the girl-power era, and no animated movie showed the strength of women better than "Mulan." This film was about a woman who took her father's place in the Chinese military and fought against the Huns.

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Based on a Nickelodeon favorite, this movie is about a boy's journey. What is it called?

Fans of the television show "Doug" know that this character is a lovable nerd who is in love with Patti Mayonnaise. He writes in his journal nightly, and we get to see the tales he is recounting. "Doug's 1st Movie" is basically a long episode of the show, and fans got even more of what they loved.

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Based on a book by Roald Dahl, which movie was about a boy and a big piece of fruit?

Stop-motion animation may have been on its way out in the 1990s, but there were still a few memorable films with visuals that took our breath away. One of those films was "James and the Giant Peach," directed by Henry Selick.

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What is the name of this film about a beautiful Native American princess?

While critics bash "Pocahontas" for the lack of historical accuracy in the film, many audiences loved the characters and the visuals. Both of these took away from the intense songs with somewhat disturbing lyrics.

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Do you recognize this sequel?

Fievel from "An American Tail" was one of the most memorable animated characters of the 1980s, so it only made sense to make a sequel of the famed movie. In "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West," we see this character and his family travel west to get away from the cats.

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This Christmas special touched our hearts. What is it called?

Dozens of holiday and Christmas specials were made throughout the decade, but the most memorable might just be "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas." In this movie, we see three separate Christmas stories that include all of our favorite Disney characters.

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This animated film was directed by Tim Burton. Can you name it?

If Disney created a cult classic, it had to be "The Nightmare Before Christmas." This film was dark, scary and filled with holiday cheer all at the same time. The musical has songs that you can hear people singing from Halloween to Christmas.

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Can you name this animated film from 1993 about a time-traveling alien who helps a group of other beasts?

While the majority of the story is about the dinosaurs on vacation, no one could possibly forget the wishing machine. When all of the dinosaurs see how many children are wishing for them, they want to travel.

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Based off a Broadway play, this film received a lot of attention. Do you know what it's called?

What better story to relay to children than that of a school teacher in a foreign country attempting to teach not only children but a stubborn king as well? "The King and I" was a popular story to be remade throughout the 1990s.

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In which half-animated, half-live action film do we see the biggest basketball player of the '90s?

One thing many '90s kids learned after watching "Space Jam" was that someone can be an excellent basketball player, but that doesn't make him an excellent actor. Micheal Jordan stars with the Looney Tunes in this film about aliens trying to take over the world.

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This Disney movie included a not-so-adorable main character. What is it called?

A story about a child who was abandoned, a gypsy on the run and a mean justice minister couldn't possibly be a Disney movie ... unless it's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This film is one of Disney's darkest, but it still has a strong fan base.

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Can you tell us which film is about a royal mystery?

Created by Fox Animation Studios, "Anastasia" was a little darker and a little historical in its presentation. The story is about two con artists who try to pass off a girl to be a missing princess.

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Do you recognize this Bible story?

The Book of Exodus includes Moses realizing he has Jewish roots and working toward freeing his people. This DreamWorks film shows what happens when two brothers are at odds with one another, but one has God on his side.

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Kayley wants to be one of the Knights of the Roundtable in which animated film?

Women and young girls could do anything in the 1990s, the only thing that held them back was someone telling them that they couldn't. That is what makes Kayley such a strong character in "Quest for Camelot." She works toward finding the missing Excalibur to save the day for the king who lost his powers.

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Early in the '90s, this film brought us all the way to Australia. What is it called?

After a boy frees a golden eagle from a poacher's trap, the poachers kidnap him. It is up to the Rescue Aid Society all the way in New York to help find the boy. Bernard and Bianca are back and they meet new and interesting characters on their journey.

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Can you name this movie with every '90s kid's favorite babies?

Sure, it sounds macabre to attempt to return your baby brother to the hospital because you think he's evil. However, from a baby's perspective, it seems like the only option for Tommy Pickles.

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Can you name this about a Christmas battle?

Everyone knows the story of "The Nutcracker," and everyone loves the music that accompanies it. However, in the 1990 film "The Nutcracker Prince," we get a new spin on the old classic.

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Hero dogs were popular in the 1990s. Can you name this one?

Hero dogs were an important element to children's movies of the 1990s, but Balto took it a step further. He didn't save someone from a fire, he saved an entire town of diphtheria by delivering the medicine they needed.

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A few obscure animation companies created this fantasy film. Can you name it?

When an evil magician transforms a beautiful princess into a swan, she has to go on a quest to find someone who will reverse the magic spell that was put on her. Luckily, she finds some great animal friends to help her on her way.

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Fairies and a small girl are in which animated feature from the '90s?

Thumbelina is a girl who was born by magic, but only grew to be a few inches tall. It only makes sense that her love interest is a fairy prince of about the same height, after all, Thumbelina can't get any bigger.

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Can you name this animated feature that included a cat that wanted to make it big?

Making it big in Hollywood is difficult, no matter what species you are. In "Cats Don't Dance," we see Danny doing his best to make it big in the 1930s. When he's upset that he's typecast and only getting animal parts, he has to figure out how to make it big other ways.

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What is the name of this remake of a Disney classic set to music?

Although it's called "Fantasia 2000," the film was actually released in 1999. Fans of the original movie were enthralled by the updated scenes and new computer-animated images that came along with the remastered remake.

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Do you recognize this animated movie with a famous super hero?

Did you ever think that Bruce Wayne would ever get married? Well, he's planning his wedding in "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm." Set in the 1940s, this film is about another vigilante who people mistake as Batman himself.

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A famous comedian voiced the dog in which '90s animated comedy?

Rodney Dangerfield was a comedian with a long-standing career by the 1990s. His standup comedy and "I don't get no respect" schtick were legendary. In "Rover Dangerfield," we get to see all of the comedian's best lines with a canine spin on them.

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Do you recognize this movie about a magical being that can grow trees?

The 1990s outcast movies were incredibly popular. As a matter of fact, those who were shunned often became the heroes of their own stories. Stanley the troll encompasses this character type perfectly in "A Troll in Central Park".

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Do you know the name of this film about a toxic spill and a bunch of woodland creatures?

Hanna-Barbera Productions didn't necessarily make a lot of full-length animated features, but their film "Once Upon a Forest" hit it big with younger audiences. The film is about young woodland creatures who have to go on a journey after their home is destroyed.

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Do you recognize this movie about ants and grasshoppers?

For years, the ants have been offering food to the grasshoppers for protection. However, when Flik, an ant who is kind of a screwup, destroys that food on accident, things start getting out of hand.

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Can you name this movie about animals at the South Pole?

There were a lot of "screw-up" heroes in the 1990s, and Hubie the penguin (voiced by Martin Short) was one of them. He wasn't perfect, but when he gets pulled away from his home, he becomes brave and takes on an intense journey.

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