There Are Hundreds of Disney Movies — We’ll Be Impressed If You Can Identify 40!

Beth Hendricks

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When Cinderella got the guy and finally one-upped her stepsisters, we cheered. When Bambi's mother died and when Simba lost his father, we cried like babies. We laughed at Mike and Sully trying (and failing) to scare Boo in "Monsters, Inc." We watched in horror when Cruella de Vil kidnapped those puppies in "101 Dalmatians," and applauded when her evil plans were thwarted.

Disney movies have been with us through the highs and lows. Since the launch of Walt Disney Studios in the 1920s, we've been entertained, educated and enchanted by a host of characters and kingdoms from Polynesia to Persia. And, it hasn't all been animated. Along the way, there have been some pretty memorable pirates and panthers. We've even been treated to live-action versions of some animated Disney treasures such as "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Jungle Book," blurring the line between old-school classic and new favorite. 

How well do you know your Disney stuff? Think you can match the right flick to a pic (and a clue, of course)? Test your knowledge of genies, mermaids and superheroes in the questions that follow. How far will you go? (That's a "Moana" reference, don't you know?) Let's see what you've got!


You get to see the softer side of this villain from "Sleeping Beauty" in her self-titled film. Which of these is it?

"Maleficent" is a live-action spin-off from the "Sleeping Beauty" franchise, a look at the infamous villain from that film. A sequel to "Maleficent," "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," is slated to hit theaters in 2019.

It's a "tale as old as time." What Disney movie tells this timeless story?

"Tale as old as time/True as it can be..." are the starting lyrics to the theme song from "Beauty and the Beast." The movie, which has spawned both animated and live-action versions, follows Belle and her journey with the Beast.

Only Disney could pair a forgetful fish and a slightly buzzed sea turtle and create a classic. What film are these characters from?

"Finding Nemo" follows a clownfish (that's Nemo's dad) trying to reunite with his family. Along the way, he connects with Dory (she's the forgetful fish) and Crush (the "buzzed" turtle) to create a memorable and heartwarming tale.

At first glance, you might think this movie is about Halloween. Which film are we talking about?

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" features a main character called Jack Skellington, and promotional materials for the movie show jack-o'-lanterns, but the movie is actually about Christmas Town.

She trades her voice for a pair of legs. In what movie did it happen?

Ariel had a classic case of "The grass is greener on the other side," giving up her voice to become a human. It all worked out in the end, but not before some terrifying sequences with "The Little Mermaid's" villain, Ursula.

Regular mom and dad by day; superheroes by night. What movie tells their story?

"The Incredibles," specifically Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl (or Bob and Helen Parr by day), manage to merge their day-to-day lives with their superhero aspirations in this film. They tote their kids, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack, along with them.

It's no "Romeo & Juliet," but this Disney movie does feature a romance between opposing teenage cliques. Which film is it?

"High School Musical" was a big deal — we mean a BIG deal — back in 2006 when it was released. (Sorry if you're too young to remember it.) Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are the film's modern-day "Romeo & Juliet" ... sort of.

You'll have all the emotions — Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust — when watching which one of these Disney movies?

"Inside Out" is an emotional journey — literally! The main character, a young girl named Riley, introduces us to the emotions in her head — Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust — as she navigates a move to a new area.

A curse of infinite winter doesn't sound too bad when it's blazing hot outside. But in which of these movies was it a problem?

OK, that one is a gimme. Of course, an "infinite winter" is going to pop up in a movie like "Frozen." It has been one of Disney's most-heralded successes as of late, coming in as the second-highest-grossing animated movie ever.

This was the first animated Disney movie to showcase characters from the Marvel Universe. What film is it?

If you thought "Big Hero 6" was just about a puffy robot, you're only partly right. It's actually Disney's first animated introduction of the "Big Hero 6" superhero team created by Marvel Comics.

The actor who played the main role in this series said he modeled his character after a combination of Keith Richards and Pepe Le Pew. What franchise are we talking about?

Who could forget Johnny Depp's portrayal of the quirky pirate Jack Sparrow in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series? The franchise produced five movies dating from 2003 to 2017. The money earned by the various films has placed it in the top 15 highest-grossing film franchises ever.

"Wakanda forever!" Need we say more? What film is this famous saying from?

"Black Panther" shattered all kinds of box office records when it hit theaters in 2018. It was also highly-decorated among Hollywood awards, earning seven nominations including the first-ever "Best Picture" nod for a superhero film.

It's the story of the Hundred Acre Wood, told from an adult's perspective. What movie is it?

Released in 2018, "Christopher Robin" offers up a different spin on the traditional stories of Winnie the Pooh. This time, it's told from the grown-up Robin's perspective, as he learns how to get back in touch with his childhood roots.

"See the line where the sky meets the sea?/It calls me," is a line from which of these movie's theme songs?

"Moana" is a tale of an adventurous young girl tasked with saving her people and her island. No big deal, right? The movie's popular song, "How Far I'll Go," received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Original Song."

One of the most popular scenes in this movie involves a tea party to celebrate an unbirthday. In which movie does it happen?

"Alice in Wonderland" tells the story of Alice falling down a rabbit hole. While there, she experiences all types of odd circumstances and characters, including meeting the Mad Hatter at an "unbirthday" tea party.

This movie, popularized by an image of a house being carried off by balloons, was the first animated film to open the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. What movie are we talking about?

The animated Disney film, "Up," follows the friendship of a crotchety old man and a young wilderness explorer who gets tangled up in his plans. "Up" was the first animated movie to ever open the Cannes Film Festival.

A movie about a trash compactor? Disney did it. Which of these films is exactly that?

"WALL-E" is, indeed, a movie about a trash compactor. Well, a trash compactor robot, that is. Released in 2008, "WALL-E" won "Best Animated Feature Film" during that season's Golden Globes.

Normally a one-eyed monster would be terrifying, but this movie disproves that theory. Which of these is it?

"Monsters Inc," a 2001 release by Disney and Pixar, included the one-eyed monster Mike Wazowski. Typically, a walking green eyeball would be pretty frightening, but Wazowski and his colleague, James P. Sullivan, are more adorable than alarming.

The most recent release of this film featured big-time celebs like Beyoncé, Donald Glover and James Earl Jones. What movie is it?

Following up on the success of the animated film, Disney opted to make a live-action version of "The Lion King," with characters voiced by Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Seth Rogan and James Earl Jones.

If your childhood included a Slinky and Mr. Potato Head, you'll probably love which of these animated flicks?

"Toy Story" has spawned four movies now, starring the famous Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear, along with old and new favorites like Slinky Dog, Mr. Potato Head and Forky. The most recent movie, "Toy Story 4," was released in summer 2019.

There are lots of ways to get to New York City. The main character in this movie finds a unique mode of transportation. Which film is it?

"James and the Giant Peach" tells you everything you need to know: James travels to New York City in the middle of a giant peach. James embarks on his travels with two bugs because, well, bugs love fruit, too.

A cartoon character is accused of murder in which of these old-school Disney classics?

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" was the world's first introduction to Jessica Rabbit and her husband, Roger, the title character who is accused of murder. Whoever heard of a murdering rabbit anyway?

This Disney movie features the only time a Princess kisses a villain. What movie are we referencing?

It may be called "Aladdin," but Princess Jasmine is making headlines with us. She remains the only Disney Princess to kiss her movie's villain, Jafar. "Aladdin" was released in animated form in 1992 and in a live-action version in 2019.

Were you raised by wolves? This guy was! Which movie is he the star of?

"The Jungle Book" tells the story of the "man-cub" Mowgli and his adventures with his jungle friends and family. First released in 1967, it also got the live-action treatment. The story is based on a collection of stories from Rudyard Kipling.

She popularized the word, "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." What movie did it come from?

"Mary Poppins" is everyone's favorite flying nanny, with magical abilities to tidy up quickly and help the medicine go down more easily. She popularized the nonsense word, "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," in a song sung with a chimney sweep.

These aren't the arcade days! Which of these movies takes its characters into the 21st century?

After years of being an arcade game character, Ralph finds himself in the 21st century — and the World Wide Web — in "Ralph Breaks the Internet." This movie is the sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph," released in 2012.

Which of these movies features a character who unintentionally gains weight and grows a white beard?

Tim Allen's portrayal of a suburban-dad-turned-Santa Claus has been entertaining audiences at the holidays since 1994. "The Santa Clause" has spawned two sequels, which were released in 2002 and 2006.

This movie premiered at Lowe's Motor Speedway in 2006. What film is it?

There's no better place for a movie called "Cars" to premier than at a racetrack like Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Of course, it was later released in theaters as well, much to the delight of Disney lovers everywhere.

The "second star to the right and straight on 'til morning," leads you to the heart of which of these tales?

The "boy who wouldn't grow up," otherwise known as "Peter Pan," whisks the Darling children off to Neverland, where they encounter Captain Hook, a "ticking" crocodile and a spunky fairy named Tinker Bell.

In which movie would you find characters by the name of Sneezy, Grumpy and Bashful?

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," namely Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey, is one of Disney's earliest successes. In fact, it presents Disney's first-ever princess, who was introduced in this 1944 release.

This modern Disney movie was a remake of "The Absent-Minded Professor." What is its name?

Robin Williams played the absent-minded professor in this movie, but the title "Flubber" is what stuck. (Pun intended.) The bouncy green goo leads Williams through ups and downs in this 1997 film.

This Disney film spawned a professional sports team with the same name. What movie are we talking about?

Released in 1992, "The Mighty Ducks" starred Emilio Estevez leading a youth hockey team. A year after the film was introduced, the National Hockey League got a new team: The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, sponsored by Disney of course.

Part animation, part live-action, which Disney movie chronicles a princess' journey from Andalasia to New York City?

Amy Adams starred in the 2007 film, "Enchanted," with both animated and live-action components on her journey from a fairytale kingdom to the Big Apple. A sequel, appropriately dubbed "Disenchanted," is supposed to be in the works.

The title character in this movie pricked her finger on a spinning wheel. What movie is it?

Aurora is "sleeping" because of a curse placed on her and the prick of her finger on a spinning wheel. In "Sleeping Beauty," Aurora only has 18 speaking lines, making her one of Disney's quietest Princesses.

"Put them together and what have you got?" In which movie can you experience "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo?"

"Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" is the song sung by Cinderella's Fairy Godmother in the movie by the same name, "Cinderella." After enduring a harsh stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella finally gets her happily ever after.

If you like to redistribute from the rich to the poor, which movie will tickle your fancy?

Robin Hood and his band of merry men have their own form of justice: Rob from the rich and give to the poor. Disney first introduced the movie, "Robin Hood," in its animated version in 1973. Many variations of the film have since been made.

This movie was slated to be called "The Bear and the Bow" before earning which of these titles?

It started off as "The Bear and the Bow," before transitioning to "Brave," and we have to say we like it much better. The red-headed Merida is the star of this film as she works to thwart a curse.

The star of this movie started with a series by the same name on the Disney Channel. What film is it?

Miley Cyrus became a household name with the Disney Channel show, "Hannah Montana," followed by "Hannah Montana: The Movie," which debuted in 2009. Disney capitalized on the success of the TV show with a movie and a slew of licensed merchandise.

Disney ventures into the sci-fi arena with this animated flick set in Hawaii. What is it called?

"Lilo & Stitch" pairs a cute Hawaiian tot with an alien she thinks is a dog. The pairing works, though, and the two become the best of friends. "Lilo & Stitch" was released in 2002, later spawning a television series on the Disney Channel.

"Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?" Or, can you at least see this movie?

"Colors of the Wind" is one of the songs from the 1995 film, "Pocahontas." "Pocahontas" is the only Disney Princess to be based on a real person, the daughter of Native American Chief Powhatan.

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