Interesting Facts Quiz: Disney

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

The Walt Disney company was founded by Roy and Walt Disney back in 1923 but as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. The idea was for the brothers to establish themselves as one of the pioneers of American animation, which they managed to do. The brothers may not have known it at the time, but they would soon be responsible for giving the world one of the largest multimedia corporations on the planet.

For decades, Disney has been, dare we say, the leader in animated movies, not just in the United States, but also around the world. They have also ventured into live-action films, which have also been major successes if you take "The Pirates of the Caribbean" and "High School Musical" franchises seriously. And with over 500 films under their belt, it's easy to see why quizzes like this one are being made about them. 

So, we want to test how much you know about Disney movies. Because there's so much material, we're eliminating the live-action films, the theme park trivia and all the cartoons (non-films) from our quiz. We're going to test you on the most popular animated movies that really made a name for Disney and continue to do so. Are you ready to find out just how much you know? 

"Beauty and the Beast" is the first Disney movie to use the title twice (once at the beginning and the end of the film).

At the end of the film, Snow White kisses the seven dwarfs (minus Sleepy) goodbye before leaving with the Prince.

In the book, Quasimodo and Esmeralda were both 16years old. Quasimodo was also deaf and was unable to form intelligible speech.

This movie was the first Disney animated film to be an original story, rather than based on existing stories.

Originally, the film was supposed to feature the Nutcracker Suite and Dance of the Hours, which were both included in the first film.

The animators were indecisive about the color of Aurora's dress, so they decided to incorporate fairies into the storyline.

Moana differs from the other Disney films in that she does not have a love interest, nor does the storyline focus on romance.

The original Hans Christian Andersen story did not have a happy ending and was altered by Walt Disney who believed it was too depressing.

The names of the four main characters (Hans, Kristoff, Anna, and Sven) were inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's (the author of the original story) name.

This film received criticism for its racial stereotypes of Asian, Mexican and Italian characters (Si and Am, Tony and Joe, and a Mexican chihuahua).

"Pinocchio" is the second animated film of the Disney Animated Canon; it is preceded by "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

Several cast members from "Lady and the Tramp" (Jock, Peg, Lady, and Tramp) made cameos in this film.

The Genie's Lamp made a cameo during the song "Dig a Little Deeper" when Mama Odie is seen throwing a bunch of magic objects.

"Aladdin" is the first Disney film to reference Allah or any non-Christian religious figure.

Voice actress Ming-Na Wen and singer Lea Salonga provided the speaking and singing voices for "Mulan;" the latter also sang for Jasmine in "Aladdin."

"Bambi" is the fifth animated movie in the Disney Animated Canon and it was released during World War II on August 21, 1942.

Prior to the film's release, the name was changed from "Rapunzel" to "Tangled" in order to market the film as gender-neutral.

The original French version of the story states that Cinderella's slippers were made of fur rather than glass.

"Peter Pan" is the last Disney movie where all members of Disney's Nine Old Men worked together as directing animators.

This film features over 180 characters, most of which were Nintendo characters who made cameo appearances.

"Zootopia" is the 14th non-musical Disney film and the fifth film to have no onscreen humans.

In addition to English, Phil Collins sang the original song in Spanish, French, Italian and German.

Unlike several other Disney movies, this film features no musicals and takes a very light and comical approach.

In June 1981, "Dumbo" became the first Walt Disney Animated Classic film to be released on videocassettes.

Several Disney characters made cameo appearances including Hans ("Frozen"), Stitch ("Lilo & Stitch"), and Ralph ("Wreck-It-Ralph").

A total of 14 original songs were included in this film's 75 minute run time, more than any other Disney movie.

The ship's name RLS Legacy stands for Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of the original story.

The voice actors for Mother Rabbit, Mother Mouse and Father Mouse would later lend their voices to Kanga and Piglet in "Winnie the Pooh."

This film was a critical and financial success that received a nomination for the Best Animated Film at the 2008 Academy Awards.

The filmmakers traveled to New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns to observe the underground trails that served as inspiration for the film.

There are several differences between the book and the movie. In the movie, Bagheera is very serious whereas in the book he spoils Mowgli.

"Pocahontas," which was released on June 23, 1995, was in production the same time as "The Lion King," which made its debut on June 24, 1994.

In original myths, Hera was against Hercules, whereas in the movie she allied herself with him.

This movie is the first Disney animated film to be scored by two composers and the first to be broadcast on STARZ.

Pictures of Walt Disney and Nikola Tesla could be seen on the wall of the orphanage where the main character resided.

The "Sword In the Stone," which made its debut on December 25, 1963, was the last film to be released before Walt Disney's death.

Released in 2000, this film is Disney's first CGI movie and also the first to utilize real-life backgrounds.

This 1977 film is based on material from three animated shorts that were released in 1966, 1968, and 1974 respectively.

"The Rescuers Down Under," is the second Disney animated film that was not a musical, the first being "The Black Cauldron."

This film contains two segments which are based on the stories "The Wind in the Willows" and "The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow."

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