How Well Do You Remember Disney's Minor Characters?


By: Annette

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Disney, one of the world's most wildly successful entertainment franchises, has created some of the most memorable characters of all time.

While we may never know their secret, we do know their characters like they're our real life friends. We even bring them into our homes and declare them part of our personality! It doesn't matter if you have an Elsa poster, a Moana doll, the key to Davy Jones' chest or some Mickey Mouse ears; the point is that you know the main characters better than you know practically any other cultural phenomenon. 

But we aren't focusing on them today. Today, we want to discuss the other, smaller roles that make the big ones so great. Do you think you could you answer a question about Hei Hei (Moana's chicken) if we gave you one? Could you tell us the name of Mufasa's advisor and closest friend? And could you tell us the name of the gorgeous gypsy that Quasimodo fell for in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame?"

While it's great to know the names of the characters that really shine in the movie, you can't call yourself a true Disney fan if you don't know the names of the minor characters, as well. So let's find out if you deserve that title or not!

Who was the villain in "101 Dalmatians?"

She had black and white hair. That's the evilest hair style there is, especially when you kidnap a bunch of puppies to use their fur for a coat. Betty Lou Gerson did the original voice of the evil heiress in 1961.


What animal was Maid Marian in "Robin Hood?"

Not only was she a fox, but she was a red fox, to be specific. Maid Marian was voiced by Monica Evans in her last ever film role.


What's the name of Donald Duck's girlfriend?

Daisy Duck is Donald's beloved girlfriend. She was created in 1940 for the short, "Mr. Duck Steps Out," and then became a semi-regular fixture in the Disney canon.


What's the name of the sweet bear in "The Jungle Book?"

Remember Baloo? He was a sloth bear and Mowgli's teacher. His most famous song in the 1967 Disney film is "The Bare Necessities." The story was originally by Rudyard Kipling.


What's the name of the red-headed heroine in "Brave?"

Merida had some serious red hair, and she wielded a bow and arrow! Yet, even though she is a main Disney character, she's not talked about as much as other leading Disney ladies.


Who is the prince in "The Little Mermaid?"

Prince Eric is supposed to be 18-years-old in the 1989 film. Fun fact: He doesn't ever sing in the movie!


Who were Cinderella's two mice friends?

Jaq's full name is actually Jacques, and Gus's name is Octavius. Cinderella rescues them, and they help her out in return.


Which two characters share the name "Chip?"

Chip is the beloved teacup from "Beauty and the Beast," and Chip is the chipmunk partner to Dale.


Who is Winnie the Pooh's human friend?

Christopher Robin is actually based on "Winnie the Pooh" writer, A.A. Milne's, son. His name? Christopher Robin Milne. He grew up to become a bookseller.


What was the name of Ariel's beloved companion in "The Little Mermaid?"

Remember cute little Flounder? What a sweetheart! Flounder is not actually a flounder though, but rather a tropical fish of undisclosed species.


Who was the bird in "The Lion King?"

Zazu, one of Mustafa's evil helpers, was a red-billed hornbill. Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as "Mr. Bean," voiced the character.


Who does Simba fall in love with in "The Lion King?"

Nala eventually becomes the Queen of the Pride Lands when she marries Simba. Four different actresses voiced the character in the original animated film: two speaking actresses and two sing actresses to portray both young and adult Nala.


What's the name of the evil queen in "Sleeping Beauty?"

Maleficent, from the Disney movies, was based on the evil fairy godmother in the French version of the classic folktale.


What is the name of the genie in "Aladdin?"

The genie in "Aladdin" is, in fact, named Genie. He is a type of Jinn, which is an Arabian mythical figure. He's also referred to as the "Genie of the Lamp" and "Blue Genie."


What was the name of the Evil Queen in "Snow White?"

In the film, she goes by Evil Queen, although she technically has a name: Queen Grimhilde.


Who was Pocahontas' love interest in the first film?

John Smith was her love interest in the original film. In real life and the Disney sequel, Pocahontas marries John Rolfe.


What were the names of the evil stepsisters in "Cinderella?"

Anastasia and Drizella were Cinderella's stepsisters. They are the daughters of Cinderella's stepmother, Lady Tremaine.


Who is Quasimodo in love with?

In "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Esmeralda is the Romani dancer that Quasimodo falls in love with. Her goat's name is Djali.


What's the name of the beloved raccoon in "Pocahontas?"

Remember sweet little Meeko? He really enjoyed eating anything he could get his little paws on.


What was the name of the beloved seabird in "The Little Mermaid?"

Remember Scuttle? He was the seagull that introduced her to the dinglehopper and the snarfblatt!


What's the name of Pinocchio's favorite cricket?

Jiminy Cricket, of course! Who can forget him? The name is a play on the actual oath and exclamation, "Jiminy Cricket," which was used to keep people from saying "Jesus Christ" while swearing.


What is the name of the flying horse in "Hercules?"

Pegasus is the name of the flying horse. That's also the name of a constellation.


Who is the king of the lions at the beginning of "The Lion King?"

Mufasa is Simba's father and is killed by Scar early in "The Lion King." When Mufasa dies, Simba must muster his courage to be the new king.


What were the names of the Darling brothers in "Peter Pan?"

Michael, John and their sister, Wendy, are transported to Never Land by Peter Pan. Michael is about four years old, John is about eight years old and Wendy is almost thirteen years old.


Who was the woodcarver in "Pinocchio?"

Geppetto is essentially Pinocchio's father. Geppetto carved Pinocchio out of wood into a puppet, but it's the blue fairy that actually brings him to life.


Who are the kangaroos in "Winnie the Pooh?"

Kanga and Roo are the lovable kangaroos! Kanga is Roo's mother. Roo is a joey, and based on an actual stuffed animal that belonged to Christopher Robin Milne.


What's the name of the candlestick in "Beauty and the Beast?"

Lumiere is the talking candlestick. He wanted Belle to be his guest! Before that, when he was human, he was the Beast's valet.


Which of these is not one of Tinkerbell's fairies?

Tinkerbell has seven fairy friends: Silvermist, Fawn, Periwinkle, Iridessa, Rosetta, Vidia and Zarina.


Which of these is not a female protagonist in "Sleeping Beauty?"

Do you remember them in red, green and blue? They are Aurora's fairy godmothers, and Merryweather is the one who keeps her from dying on her sixteenth birthday.


Who is Gaston's sidekick in "Beauty and the Beast?"

LeFou is Gaston's loyal sidekick, despite the fact that he's not treated very well by Gaston.


What was the name of Pinocchio's benevolent fairy?

She was called the Blue Fairy because she was modeled after the fairy in the original story: The Fairy with Turquoise Hair.


What was the name of the chief in "Pocahontas?"

Chief Powhatan loved his daughter, but he was insistent she should marry Kocoum. The historically accurate Chief Powhatan's name is Wahunsenacawh.


Who was the evil snake in "Robin Hood?"

Sir Hiss was the adviser and assistant to Sir John. He was voiced by Terry-Thomas.


What's the name of the protagonist in "101 Dalmatians?"

Pongo was the lovable dalmatian in the movie and Roger's pet. Perdita was his female companion. Together, they had 15 puppies.


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