Can You Pass This Basic Disney Test?


By: Beth Hendricks

6 Min Quiz

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Who spent time "under the sea?" Where did Snow White live after the huntsman helped her escape? How did Cinderella get to the ball? Easy, right? These are the Disney basics you've probably know since Alice first went down the rabbit hole. It's "old" trivia by Disney standards, but it's well-known nonetheless. How about the new classics? Do you know who admonished us to "Let It Go?" What about the top company for the world's best "scarers?" Who is playing "lost and found" in "Finding Dory?" 

Chances are, if you've seen these movies at least once (and even if you've never seen them at all!), you'll know these general Disney factoids. There's no question that there's a lot of complicated Disney things to remember from their several hundred movies to-date, but not here and not today. We're more interested in whether you remember how Sleeping Beauty got herself in that predicament than what Sebastian's full name is. (It's Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian, by the way. Say that five times fast!)

So, let's see what you've got! Don't be "Frozen" with fear or get "Tangled" up in the hard facts. This is easy-peasy Disney knowledge that you'll find pretty "incredible!" Match the clues and the photos to the Disney fact, and you'll be well on your way to being "King" of Disney trivia — and that's no "Lion!"

What was it that Cinderella lost that helped lead Prince Charming to her?

The glass slipper that Cinderella lost running from the ball was later used by Prince Charming to help locate her among the many women in the kingdom. They did, as the story goes, live happily ever after.


He's always late, but what color is the rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland?"

The White Rabbit, as he is called in "Alice in Wonderland," is dressed in a very dapper fashion, but appears to be late everywhere he goes. He continually checks his pocket watch.


Where does Peter Pan take Wendy, John and Michael in "Peter Pan?"

The boy who wouldn't grow up, otherwise known as Peter Pan, took the Darling children to Neverland, where they encountered a variety of characters including Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.


What does Ariel give to Ursula in "The Little Mermaid" in order to become human?

Ariel makes a dangerous trade with Ursula in "The Little Mermaid," agreeing to give up her voice for the ability to become human and find Prince Eric. Love will make you do some crazy things.


What movie soundtrack is the popular "Let It Go" song from?

Along with the popularity of the movie, "Frozen" came the popularity of the song, "Let It Go," from the movie's soundtrack. In the film, it is sung by Queen Elsa. In real life, it has been shared and parodied numerous times.


How does Mary Poppins arrive (and then leave) the Banks' residence?

Mary Poppins sure knows how to make an entrance. She arrives at the Banks' courtesy of her umbrella, which carries her in with the wind. She later leaves the same way she came.


Which of these words best describes Belle in "Beauty and the Beast?"

Belle's love of books is evident from early in the story when she visits the village bookstore and, later, when she discovers the library in the castle of the Beast. We love to read too, Belle!


What does Jafar transform into at the end of "Aladdin?"

The villain in "Aladdin," Jafar, transforms himself into a snake toward the end of the film in an attempt to take down Aladdin. But if Disney movies have taught us anything, it's that evil never wins.


Who instructs Mowgli on the "bare necessities of life" in "The Jungle Book?"

A singing bear teaching a human child about the necessities of life? Why not! That's what happens in "The Jungle Book," when Baloo (a sloth bear) instructs — and sings to — the youngster.


Why did Cruella de Vil kidnap the puppies in "101 Dalmatians?"

It's not a coincidence that Cruella de Vil could be reinterpreted as "Cruel Devil." This movie villain had her sights set on making fur coats from Pongo and Perdita's spotted pups.


Who is Woody and Buzz Lightyear's child owner in the "Toy Story" series?

The "Toy Story" saga begins with Andy and his collection of toys that include Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Andy's name is actually written on the bottom of Woody's boot.


P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way! Who is Nemo trying to find in "Finding Nemo?"

Nemo sets out on a journey to find his father in the Disney flick, "Finding Nemo." The journey introduces him to forgetful Dory and other characters as he navigates a dentist's fish tank and other adventures.


Which of these household objects does the Crocodile in "Peter Pan" swallow?

Known by some Disney fans as "Tick-Tock the Croc," the Crocodile in "Peter Pan" famously swallowed a clock. This was good news for anyone the Croc was stalking since it gave away an unmistakable "tick-tock" sound when it was approaching.


Who was Snow White living with after escaping the huntsman in the movie that bears her name?

There were always plenty of people to take out the trash in this household. Snow White found shelter with the dwarfs (Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey) after the huntsman helped her escape.


Every girl needs good transportation. What did Cinderella's Fairy Godmother turn into a carriage to help her get to the ball?

Who would've thought a pumpkin would make a good carriage? Apparently, in Cinderella's world, it's a perfect solution. The Fairy Godmother even outfitted it with footmen and coachmen, using dogs and horses, of course.


Oui! Oui! What is the setting for the Disney movie "Ratatouille?"

The Disney movie, "Ratatouille," is set in Paris, as a rat learns to face the odds pursuing a culinary career. It's fitting, since the word "ratatouille" refers to a French recipe of vegetable stew.


Which character holds the title of "first Disney princess?"

Snow White was the first, and thus is the oldest, Disney princess, a club that has grown exponentially since. Snow White was first introduced in the late 1930s. She has aged well!


Some Disney princesses are make-believe (Shhh...), but at least one is based on a real person. Who is it?

The Disney version of "Pocahontas" is an animated re-telling of the story of Pocahontas, a Native American woman who helped early colonists in Virginia on multiple occasions.


What did Geppetto wish for in the Disney classic "Pinocchio?"

Geppetto was a woodworker in the movie "Pinocchio," and crafted the title character out of wood, making a wish that he was a real boy. The Blue Fairy grants Geppetto's wish.


Which of Dumbo's physical features was laughed at and mocked in the movie of the same name?

It was Dumbo's sizable ears that earned him the scorn of those around him. That is until those ears make Dumbo the star attraction of the circus. See? Imperfections are beautiful.


Who are Thumper and Flower in the Disney universe?

Thumper and Flower, a rabbit and skunk respectively, are the unlikely friends of Bambi in the Disney film of the same name. The story follows Bambi and his friends growing up in the forest.


This culinary treat bonds pooches in "Lady and the Tramp." What is it?

When you think of iconic images that define Disney movies, the scene of Lady and the Tramp bonding — and smooching — over a plate piled high with spaghetti and meatballs has to be near the top of the list.


Which action causes Sleeping Beauty to, well, fall into a deep sleep in the Disney classic?

A curse put on Aurora as an infant finally comes to fruition when she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel when she becomes a teenager. Of course, there's a handsome prince around to help break the spell.


What is the name of the wizard in "The Sword in the Stone?"

Merlin is the wizard of record in "The Sword in the Stone," which is a re-telling of the story of Arthur before he became King Arthur. In the movie, Merlin helps instruct Arthur as a child.


What kind of animal portrays Robin Hood in the Disney cartoon by the same name?

Robin Hood is portrayed by a fox in the cartoon version of the story of "robbing from the rich to give to the poor." Foxy Robin Hood is joined by Little John, a bear, and Prince John, a lion, among others.


What does Ariel use to help style her hair in "The Little Mermaid?"

While collecting junk under the sea, Ariel's friends find a "dinglehopper," otherwise known as a fork to the rest of us. Later, Ariel uses the fork to comb her hair, to the dismay of the humans around her.


What is Princess Jasmine's pet's name in "Aladdin?"

What princess doesn't want a pet tiger? Princess Jasmine had one in "Aladdin" named Rajah. If you recognize the other answer options, that's for a good reason — they are also characters in the movie.


Who does Rafiki hold up in the air at the edge of the cliff in "The Lion King?"

It's Simba as a lion cub that Rafiki holds up at Pride Rock to introduce to the rest of the animal kingdom below. The remainder of the story follows Simba in his coming-of-age tale.


This female character isn't considered a Disney princess, but she steals the show in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Who is she?

Esmeralda is Quasimodo's friend in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," but Disney does not treat her as a princess like Cinderella and others. Esmeralda is still a powerful female character in a well-known Disney film.


Which of these Disney films tells the story of the half-god, half-man character from Greek mythology?

Disney used a cartoon to tell the story of the sometimes-complex Greek mythological system — in this case, Hercules. Hercules is a part god and part human being who lives among humans in this tale.


What Disney movie would you watch if you wanted to learn how to become a "scarer?"

Tag along with Sully and Mike as they perfect the skill of being a "scarer" at Monsters Inc. They're pretty lovable characters, taking care of lost Boo and getting her home to safety.


Which of these common objects earned its own headlining Disney movie in 2006?

The movie "Cars" was a box office smash, bringing to life cars with attitude including a race car and a country tow truck named, appropriately, Tow Mater. Only Disney could make a movie about a car getting lost.


This movie flips the script on Nemo's forgetful friend. What is it?

"Finding Dory," like "Finding Nemo" before it, follows a fish with a plan. This time, it's Dory, who is setting out to be reunited with her parents. Of course, not everything goes smoothly, which makes for quite the adventure.


What does Carl Fredricksen tie to his home in "Up," to help him sail away to South America?

One of the most recognizable images connected to this movie is that of Carl's house being whisked away by hundreds of balloons. Little does Carl know he has a stowaway aboard who will wreak havoc on his plans — in a good way.


Which Disney movie features the "willy nilly silly old bear?"

Disney has devoted quite a lot of movie time to Winnie the Pooh, the "willy nilly silly old bear" himself. The latest was a live-action version of his story told through the perspective of his friend, Christopher Robin, dubbed, appropriately, "Christopher Robin."


Which of these movies is a reimagined tale of a princess hidden away in a tall tower?

"Tangled" is a re-make of Rapunzel for a new generation, telling the story of a girl with long flowing locks who has been sequestered in a tall tower. A handsome prince helps her escape.


Who is the red-headed, bow-and-arrow-shooting Disney princess star of the movie "Brave?"

Merida is technically Disney's second red-headed princess, behind Ariel from "The Little Mermaid." She's just as feisty, though, and is known to whip out a bow and arrow to make her point — literally.


What is the setting for the Disney film "Wreck-It Ralph?"

"Wreck-It Ralph," a 2012 Disney film, tells the story of Wreck-It-Ralph, a video game "bad guy" who just wants to be the "good guy" for once. He travels the arcade game universe in an attempt to become the hero.


Which of these movies features a teenager who sets sail on an ocean adventure?

Moana, like so many Disney characters, is an adventurous young gal. In this movie, we find her taking on an ocean adventure in an attempt to rescue her island nation. She takes on the demigod, Maui, along the way.


Who is the villain in "Sleeping Beauty" who earned her own feature film?

Though not a cartoon, "Maleficent" became a live-action feature film starring Angelina Jolie in the villainous role. Maleficent places a spell on Aurora as an infant that is later fulfilled in her teenage years.


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