To Infinity and Beyond: The Pixar Movie Quiz

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Have you watched every Pixar animated film multiple times? Does it feel impossible to choose a favorite? Then test your knowledge with this quiz. The answers may surprise you.

What animated feature film was Pixar's first release in 1995?

"Toy Story" was the first feature-length computer-animated film. The techniques used in creating this movie were so revolutionary that "Toy Story" director John Lasseter received the Special Achievement Award at the 1996 Academy Awards.

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What talk show host plays the voice of Dory in the 2003 Pixar film "Finding Nemo?"

The forgetful Dory is voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which first aired on Sept. 8, 2003 — the same year "Finding Nemo" was released.

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The movie "WALL-E" features a robot of the same name. What is his job?

In the 2008 film "WALL-E," the robot WALL-E is a trash collector. The name WALL-E is an acronym for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth class.

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What Pixar character says, "No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again?"

At the beginning of the 2004 animated film "The Incredibles," Mr. Incredible utters this memorable quote when being interviewed about life as a superhero. Actor Craig T. Nelson provides the voice of Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible).

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The band of warrior bugs in "A Bug's Life" are actually a circus troupe.

The misfit ant Flik mistakenly enlists the help of a group of circus performers to fight a pack of grasshoppers in the 1998 film "A Bug's Life."

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The character Lightning McQueen in the 2006 movie "Cars" finds himself stuck in what town?

Lightning McQueen is sentenced to repair the road he damaged and finds himself stuck in Radiator Springs for much of Pixar's seventh animated feature, "Cars."

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Who is the lead character in the 2012 film "Brave"?

Princess Merida is the lead character of Pixar's "Brave." Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald performed the role of Princess Merida. She replaced actress Reese Witherspoon, who was originally cast for the part.

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In the Oscar-winning movie "Up," where does character Carl Fredricksen move his house?

Carl Fredricksen takes his house to Paradise Falls in Pixar's "Up," which was released in 2009. "Up" director Pete Docter and a small group of artists from Pixar visited Angel Falls in Venezuela before creating the fictional Paradise Falls.

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What European city is the setting for the 2007 movie "Ratatouille?"

France is the setting for Pixar's Ratatouille. In 2007, the film broke the record for the biggest debut of an animated film in France. It also drew the fourth-highest opening day attendance for any movie in French history.

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In the 2015 release "Inside Out," actress Amy Poehler plays the voice of which emotion?

Amy Poehler is the voice of Joy in the animated film "Inside Out." Joy is the primary emotion of the main character Riley and defacto leader of the other four emotions: Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness.

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Actor Billy Crystal voices which character from the Pixar film "Monsters Inc.?"

The character Mike Wazowski was voiced by Billy Crystal in the 2001 release "Monsters Inc." Billy Crystal was originally offered the role of Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story," but declined. Pixar writers created the character of Mike Wazowski with Crystal in mind, and he accepted the role.

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Which Pixar movie introduces the character Stinky Pete?

Actor Kelsey Grammer plays the voice of Stinky Pete the Prospector in "Toy Story 2." Kelsey Grammer and actor John Ratzenberger — the voice of Hamm — previously worked together on the sitcom "Cheers."

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In the movie "Cars 2," the character Mater is mistaken for what?

In the 2011 sequel, Mater is mistaken for a spy. Daniel Lawrence Whitney, best known by his stage name of Larry the Cable Guy, plays the voice of Mater in the "Cars" movies.

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Which character from Pixar's "Monsters University" says, "You don't need to study scaring, you just do it?"

In "Monsters University" James P. "Sulley" Sullivan says, "You don't need to study scaring, you just do it." Actor John Goodman is the voice of Sulley in the 2013 Pixar release.

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What is the name of the overprotective father in the film "Finding Nemo"?

Actor Albert Brooks plays the voice of Nemo's father, Marlin, in the 2004 Oscar-winning Best Animated Feature "Finding Nemo."

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Where do toys Woody, Buzz and Jessie find themselves trapped in "Toy Story 3?"

The toy trio and their friends are accidentally donated to Sunnyside Daycare in this 2010 Pixar release. "Toy Story 3" was highest grossing movie of 2010 and Pixar's first film to be released in IMAX theaters.

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The character Syndrome in "The Incredibles" has super powers.

Syndrome, the primary villain in "The Incredibles," has no super powers. Actor Jason Lee voices Syndrome, who uses technology and his own inventions to fight superheros.

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What is the address that characters Marlin and Dory are trying to reach in "Finding Nemo"?

P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way is written on the dive mask that Merlin and Dory find after Nemo's abduction. The forgetful Dory finally remembers something and repeats the line 11 times in the movie.

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Why do humans flee Earth in the 2008 film "WALL-E?"

Humans take to space in giant luxury vessels after the Earth is overrun with trash in the movie "WALL-E." In 2008, the same year the film was released, Americans generated an average of 4.5 pounds of trash per person per day.

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How does character Carl Fredricksen of Pixar's animated feature "Up" move his house?

Carl Fredricksen, a former balloon salesman, uses balloons to move his house. Actor Ed Asner plays the voice of Mr. Fredricksen in the 2009 release "Up."

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Who is the leader of the food-stealing grasshopper gang in "A Bug's Life?"

The character Hopper is the leader of the grasshoppers in the 1998 movie. After Robert DeNiro turned down the role of Hopper, John Lasseter, writer and director of "A Bug's Life," offered the role to Kevin Spacey at the 68th Academy Awards ceremony. Spacey accepted on the spot.

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Where are characters Woody and Buzz trapped in the 1995 Pixar release "Toy Story?"

Woody and Buzz are held hostage in the bedroom of the ruthless toy destroyer Sid. The toolbox holding down the crate where Woody is trapped is a Binford brand toolbox. Tim Allen's character used the fictional brand of Binford tools on his television series "Home Improvement."

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What racing series is the character Lightning McQueen trying to win?

Lightning McQueen is trying to win the Piston Cup Championship in the 2006 release "Cars." Actor Owen Wilson performed the voice of Lightning McQueen.

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What sport does the main character Riley play in the movie "Inside Out?"

Hockey is Riley's favorite sport to play in the 2015 movie. For the voice of Riley as a toddler, producers of "Inside Out" reused the voice of Boo, played by Mary Gibbs in "Monsters Inc."

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The "Monsters Inc." character Mike Wazowski has three eyes.

The outspoken "Monsters Inc." character Mike Wazowski has one large eyeball in the 2001 animated feature. Actors Billy Crystal and John Goodman, the voices of characters Mike and Sulley respectively, often recorded their lines together in the same room.

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In the movie "Ratatouille," who teaches character Alfredo Linguini how to cook?

This 2007 Pixar film is about a rat named Remy who loves to cook. In "Ratatouille," Remy teaches Linguini to cook by hiding under his chef's hat and pulling Linguini's hair to direct his arm movements.

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What weapon does Princess Merida use in the 2012 movie "Brave"?

Lord Fergus gives his daughter a bow and arrows for her birthday in the movie "Brave." The Pixar film won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2013.

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Which "Toy Story" character says, "This isn't flying, this is falling with style?"

Buzz Lightyear tells Woody, "This isn't flying, this is falling with style" in the 1995 film "Toy Story."

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In the 2004 movie "The Incredibles," what does Mr. Incredible throw at Syndrome's jet?

In the final showdown between Syndrome and the Incredibles, Mr. Incredible throws a car, destroying the jet and eliminating Syndrome. Actor Jason Lee plays the voice of Syndrome in "The Incredibles," the sixth film by Pixar.

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What is the name of the character who traps Andy's toys at the daycare in "Toy Story 3?"

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear is the villain that holds Woody, Buzz and the gang hostage at Sunnyside Daycare in Pixar's 2010 animated feature. "Toy Story 3" was the highest grossing movie of 2010 and as of 2015, is still the third highest grossing animated movie of all time.

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