What's your Disney IQ?


By: Torrance Grey

6 Min Quiz

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The movies, the characters, the theme parks ... from a small animation studio in Southern California, Disney has grown to take over the planet! Think you know all about the world of Disney? Prove it now with our quiz!

The main genius behind the company was _______ Disney.

Walt Disney and his brother, Roy, started working in animation in the 1920s, with Walt as the leader and idea man. Roy renamed "Disney World" to "Walt Disney World" to honor his brother after Walt's death.


Which character is considered to be the worldwide symbol of Disney?

Mickey Mouse was created in the 1920s. Mickey Mouse watches, in which his arms move for the hour and minute hands, were all the rage in the mid-20th century.


Which movie made Mickey Mouse an overnight success?

"Steamboat Willie" was inspired by a Buster Keaton film. It wasn't Mickey Mouse's first picture, but it was the first to have synchronized sound. Hence its success.


Which of these is based on a Hans Christian Andersen tale?

"The Little Mermaid" is probably Andersen's most famous story. A number of fantasy writers have taken a crack at retelling it -- sometimes with significant changes -- but Disney's version is fairly true to the original.


Which major TV network is a subsidiary of Disney?

The ABC-Disney connection can be seen on one of its shows, "Dancing With the Stars." Almost every year, the show has a "Disney night" in which stars dance to famous songs from Disney movies.


Which of these movies was based on a Chinese legend?

"Mulan" is a story about a girl who takes her aged father's place during a nationwide army conscription (draft). Actress Ming-Na voiced the girl warrior.


In which movie did a young Jodie Foster play a girl trapped in her mother's body?

Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris starred in this live-action film about a body-swap. "Freaky Friday" was remade in the 2000s with Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis in the leads.


In which of these movies would you find a kingdom called Arendelle?

"Frozen" was a huge, huge hit in 2013. It was loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, "The Snow Queen."


Which of these early animated films was released first?

"Snow White" was released in 1937. It was Disney's first movie-length animated feature.


In which animated movie would you hear the songs "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo"?

The 1950 "Cinderella" is still considered one of the best animated films ever made. Generations of girls have delighted in the scene in which Cinderella's simple dress is made over into a glamorous ballgown.


Which of these was the first animated film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture?

This French fairy tale charmed audiences in 1991. It didn't win Best Picture, but did win Best Original Score and Best Original Song.


In which of these movies would you find the villainess Cruella deVil?

Cruella DeVil was a woman who wanted a spotted fur coat made entirely of Dalmatian pelts. This might be a very early anti-fur film!


Which of these was based on a Rudyard Kipling book?

"The Jungle Book" was the last movie that Walt Disney was involved with before his death. It was released in 1967.


In which film would you find a rabbit named Thumper and a skunk called Flower?

"Bambi" was another of Disney's early full-length features. It was released in 1942.


In which of these did Patton Oswalt voice a rat?

Patton Oswalt was the voice of Remy, a rat who dreams of becoming a chef. Ratatouille is a spring-vegetable dish; Remy makes it for a food critic near the end of the movie.


Which of these California towns is the home of Walt Disney Studios?

Burbank is home to several TV and film studios. Former "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson used to make fun of the town, referring to "beautiful downtown Burbank" and its annual Christmastime "Holiday on Tar!" (No, that wasn't a real thing).


In which of these films would you find a lovable bear called Baloo?

Baloo, voiced by actor Phil Harris in the 1967 version, is a bear who takes orphan Mowgli into his care. Mowgli, though, eventually returns to his own kind.


Which of these movies features a Hawaiian girl and her extraterrestrial "dog"?

Fun fact: The Hawaiian girl, Lilo, was voiced by Daveigh Chase -- the terrifying little girl from the "The Ring."


Which film includes a segment with Mickey Mouse as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"?

"Fantasia" was a series of shorts set to classical music. In the best-known segment, Mickey Mouse portrays a magician's assistant who cannot control the magic he tries out in his master's absence.


What is the name of the computer-animation studio that revolutionized animated films?

Pixar began as part of Lucasfilm, went independent, and was bought by Disney in 2006. Pixar films have been tremendously successful, both commercially and in terms of award nominations and wins.


In which movie would you find a red-haired archer princess?

In "Brave," Princess Merida of Scotland is given a bow and arrow as a gift by her father. This allows Merida to join an archery contest among her suitors and avoid marriage.


Which of these movies was based on "Rapunzel"?

"Tangled" is based on the "Rapunzel" story. In the original, a princess in a tower lets down her hair to allow a suitor to climb up to her. (Ouch!)


Which of these pop stars was NOT a Mouseketeer in the 1990s?

The Mickey Mouse Club was a virtual star-making factory in the 1990s. "It couple" Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were both cast members, as were Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, and JC Chasez. But not Simpson.


In the 1973 animated version of "Robin Hood," what kind of animal is Robin?

The 1973 "Robin Hood" made all the characters animals. Both Robin Hood and his love Maid Marian were foxes, while wicked Prince John was a lion.


What was Mickey Mouse's original first name?

Would Disney have taken off with "Mortimer Mouse" as its mascot? Hard to say ... He sounds like an escapee from an Addams Family cartoon!


Is "Bambi II" a real movie?

It sounds a little goofy (pardon the play on words), but a 2006 movie was called "Bambi II." Its alternate title was "Bambi and the Great Prince." (The Great Prince was Bambi's father).


Which part of Walt Disney World is sometimes called a "permanent World's Fair"?

Epcot (once EPCOT Center) stands for "Experimental prototype community of tomorrow." It was inspired by Walt Disney's optimism about the future.


"WALL-E" is mostly set on which planet?

"WALL-E" was set on an abandoned, trash-strewn future Earth. The movie was a powerful warning about what consumerism and a "throwaway" culture is doing to the planet.


In which 1950s movie did Peggy Lee sing "He's a Tramp"?

Jazz singer Peggy Lee voiced a Pekingese-like dog in a dog pound; her song is in praise of the footloose "scoundrel" Tramp. The cocker spaniel, Lady, ended up in the pound after her misadventures with Tramp.


In which decade did Disneyland open its doors?

Disneyland is located in Anaheim, California. It's the home of famous rides like Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain.


In 1959, Disneyland became notable for having what kind of transportation system?

Disneyland's system was the first monorail in the Western Hemisphere to run daily. It's still operational.


The Disney-owned Freeform channel broadcast which of these racy series?

Fun fact: "Freeform" began life as part of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network. It slowly morphed into a family channel, became "ABC Family," and then took on its current name in 2015. Its programming is increasingly boundary-pushing, as "PLL" indicates.


Which sports team takes its name from a Disney movie?

"The Mighty Ducks" was a movie about a peewee hockey team coached by a former hockey legend. The Anaheim team was originally named the "Mighty Ducks" before dropping the adjective from their name.


Which of these films was the first collaboration between Disney and Studio Ghibli?

Under John Lasseter's supervision (Lasseter was with Pixar), American voice actors dubbed "Spirited Away" into English. Disney later collaborated on "Howl's Moving Castle" and "The Wind Rises."


Which of these movies was NOT made with Disney involvement?

This smash film was written and produced by "Titanic" director James Cameron. His Lightstorm Entertainment was the production company.


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