Do You Know These Disney Movies?

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About This Quiz

Disney animated movies are unforgettable! But sometimes, maybe you can't remember the details. In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of the most popular Disney animated films. By the end, you'll know whether or not you're a true Disney-phile! Warning: we'll explore some Disney secrets, as well.

What is the prince's name in Cinderella?

We call him Prince Charming, because he has no name. Maybe he's the son of Evil Queen in Sleeping Beauty.

Which Disney princess has the least amount of screen time?

Aurora from "Sleeping Beauty" has the least screen time and the fewest lines! Maybe that's because she was sleeping so much!

Who is the only Disney princess with hazel eyes?

Belle is the only Disney princess with hazel eyes. So that does mean that people with hazel eyes are smarter!

What's the first Disney animated film directed by a woman?

"Frozen" is the first Disney animated film directed by a woman! Why did it take so long?

Which Disney princess has the largest eyes?

Not only does she have the longest hair, but she also has the biggest eyes! That means a lot, considering how doe-eyed all the princesses are.

Who has the rights to "Peter Pan"?

The creator of "Peter Pan" gave the rights to a children's hospital. They will always get the royalties from the film.

Who was awaiting an offer to play Tiana in "The Princess and the Frog"?

Beyoncé refused to audition, and she was awaiting the offer. It seems like that offer was never sent.

What was Mickey Mouse's original name?

Mortimer the Mouse? It was almost the case. Luckily, someone put a stop to that and thought of Mickey!

Who sued Disney over the hyenas in "The Lion King"?

An actual hyena biologist sued Disney over the film. He thought it was terrible the hyenas were cast as villains.

Which of these was a huge flop?

"Sleeping Beauty" was a huge flop and actually led to layoffs at Disney! Imagine! Today, it seems like such a classic.

Who was the inspiration for Ursula in "The Little Mermaid"?

A drag queen was the inspiration for Ursula. The actual drag queen in question is named Divine.

Who was originally supposed to sing "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" in The Lion King?

Timon and Pumbaa were supposed to sing it. Instead, an outside voice sang it. That was probably a smart choice.

What movie has Walt's favorite bit of animation?

When Cinderella's dress gets transformed into a ballgown! This is said to be Walt's favorite bit of animation.

Which Disney film featured the first use of animitronics?

"Mary Poppins" featured the first use of animatronics in a Disney film. It was for a little bird that sang with Julie Andrews - the wires ran through her dress.

Who was supposed to be Pocahontas' sidekick?

A talking turkey named Redfeather was supposed to be her companion. He was to be voiced by John Candy, but sadly, the actor died before the film was made.

What was the inspiration for how Ariel's hair looked underwater?

Footage of Sally Ride, a female astronaut, is said to be the inspiration. This footage showed Sally's hair flying around in space.

Who shows up in "The Little Mermaid"?

Actually, all these guys made a brief cameo in "The Little Mermaid," in a crowd scene! Can you believe it? I don't remember seeing them!

When did Walt Disney receive 8 Oscar statues at once?

Walt actually received one large Oscar and 7 mini oscars for the film. The film won an honorary Academy Award(s).

Who was the first male villain in a Disney movie about a princess?

Believe it or not, Gaston is the first male villain in a princess-centric movie. Before that, the villains were all women!

What was the first truly original Disney movie?

"The Lion King" was the first truly original Disney movie. Before that, stories were always borrowed from somewhere else.

Disney's "Robin Hood" stole a lot from which movies?

"Robin Hood" actually borrowed a lot of animation from these other movies. Talk about recycling!

Which song was almost cut from "The Little Mermaid"?

"Part of Your World" was almost cut from The Little Mermaid!!! What would the movie have been without that little gem?

How did WALL-E get his name?

WALL-E was named for Walt Disney. Did you know his middle name was Elias?

Who almost voiced the muses in "Hercules"?

Yes, you read that right. The Spice Girls almost voiced the muses. We wish the Beatles had done so, instead.

Which was the first Disney movie to release a soundtrack?

It was the first Disney movie to release a soundtrack. Not only that, it was the first MOVIE to ever release a soundtrack!

Which Disney movie has the most valuable cels?

At the time, animators didn't worry much about preserving cels. That, combined with the fact that Dumbo used certain colors that didn't stay preserved for very long. These things together make the cells the most valuable.

Which Disney film was the first to be nominated for an Oscar?

"Beauty and the Beast" was the first to be nominated for an Oscar. It was actually the first animated movie in history to be nominated for Best Picture.

What's true about "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"?

"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" was literally the most expensive movie ever made. Disney sure likes to spend money on pirates.

How did Yen Sid in "Fantasia" get his name?

That was an easy question, right? Yen Sid is Disney spelled backward! Pretty clever.

Who was the Beast in "Beauty and the Beast" modeled after?

The Beast was created to look like several animals! Some animals include: buffalo, gorilla, lion and wolf.

What's true about the boy that voiced Bambi?

The boy who voiced Bambi went on to be the youngest drill sergeant in the marines. His name was Donnie Dunagan, and he survived Vietnam.

Why didn't Andy have a dad in "Toy Story"?

Human characters were expensive to create in "Toy Story"! That's why there's a great absence of them, but lots of toys.

What was the original Pixar philosophy, in relation to Disney animated movies?

Pixar was created with the desire to be un-Disney. They didn't want singing or predictable happy endings.

What's true about the script for "Pocahontas​"?

Pocahontas was rewritten so many times. In fact, every scene of the movie was re-written at least 35 times! Clearly, they wanted to get it right!

Did everyone think "Snow White" was going to be a success?

In truth, nearly everyone thought "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" would fail. Even Walt's own wife thought the movie would bomb!

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