Who wants to take a trip to the happiest place on earth? This quiz will definitely scratch that itch! The magical world of Disney has been releasing feature-length cartoons since 1937, with the debut of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Wikipedia). After that, the world was sold on Disney cartoons! Since 1937 there have been many iconic movies that capture our hearts and make us laugh. We fell in love with Dumbo and searched for Nemo. We saw the beauty in the music and animation with Fantasia. Many of us have also visited the theme parks in California, Florida and around the world. Disney has a global impact, no question about it!
If you can remember your favorite Disney movie as a child, this quiz is for you! This quiz will list out 50 Disney cartoon characters that have been in films over the years. Depending on whether the character gets picked or passed, we will guess your absolute favorite one! There are plenty of characters to choose from. The Mad Hatter. Mickey Mouse. Minnie Mouse. Goofy. Donald Duck. Pluto. Daisy Duck. Scrooge McDuck. The list goes on! So let us get started as you pick or pass on a wide variety of Disney cartoons.
Can you believe that Disney's Cinderella first aired in 1950? IMDb continues to explain, "When Cinderella's stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother." She had a tough childhood but she overcame with the help of her animal friends and her fairy godmother. Many young children like to dress up as Cinderella. Yet, not everyone is a fan of her storyline. Pick or pass on this princess character?
The fascinating story of Aladdin began as a Middle Eastern folk tale that was known to many. "Aladdin, a poverty-stricken but well-meaning Agrabah thief." Wikipedia continues to say, "Aladdin was released on November 25, 1992, to critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1992 with an earn of over $504 million in worldwide box office revenue." This movie was full of amazing songs, and they are coming out with a remake! Will it be a pick or pass for "Prince Ali Ababwa"?
Ariel is a princess, and most important a mermaid. "Ariel has a distinctive appearance, with her long, flowing, bright red hair, blue eyes, green mermaid tail and purple seashell bikini top. In the films and television series, she is the seventh-born daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena of an underwater kingdom of Merfolk called Atlantica. She is often breaking the rules." (Wikipedia) She has a wonderful singing voice, but loses it temporarily in the film. Pick or pass on Ariel?
Wendy from Peter Pan actually has a long name. Her name is Wendy Moira Angela Darling. "Wendy is the most developed character in the story of Peter Pan, and is considered a main protagonist. She is proud of her own childhood and enjoys telling stories and fantasizing. She has a distaste for adulthood, acquired partly by the example of it set by her father." (Wikipedia) She is brave, caring and assertive. We all need a Wendy in our lives. Pick or pass?
Who's ready for a bit of trivia from the Cars film series? "Lightning McQueen is a racer participating in the Piston Cup. At the beginning of the film, McQueen is portrayed as being ungrateful, and selfish, and sarcastic. Preparing to leave for California for a tie-breaker race, McQueen begins to realize he has no true friends." (Wikipedia) This character was a hit and the movie has become a land inside Disneyland, and has multiple video games. There is no denying Lightning McQueen's popularity!
Next up is the good looking and very arrogant Gaston. "Gaston is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1991). Voiced by actor and singer Richard White, Gaston is an arrogant hunter whose unrequited feelings for the intellectual Belle drive him to hurt his adversary, the Beast, once he realizes she cares for him instead." (Wikipedia) The drama in this film is awesome, and Gaston is someone who loves himself enough for all of us.
Pinocchio has deep roots with the world of Disney. Wikipedia writes, "Pinocchio is a 1940 animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The plot of the film involves an old wood-carver named Geppetto who carves a wooden puppet named Pinocchio." Will you support Geppetto by picking Pinocchio?
Alice is the main character of the movie Alice in Wonderland, which was based on a hugely popular book. "Walt Disney first attempted unsuccessfully to adapt Alice into an animated feature film during the 1930s. However, he finally revived the idea in the 1940s. The film was originally intended to be a live-action/animated film; however, Disney decided to make it an all-animated feature in 1946." (Wikipedia) The world that Alice travels is silly, unique and sometimes a bit weird. Pick or pass?
Elsa is a character from Disney's Frozen. Disney.com says: "In the mountains of Arendelle, Elsa learned how to let go and embrace the icy powers that make her special. With the help of her sister, Anna, Elsa grew to realize that love can conquer all and she now has what a family’s love can give her: happiness." She sings the famous song Let It Go, that was stuck in our heads for weeks, if not months! Pick or let her go?
Beast is a character from Beauty and the Beast, one of the most popular Disney characters of all time (of course). Because he was a selfish man, he was cursed to become a Beast, hiding in the halls of his castle. The opening voice-over of the film explains, "If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be lifted. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time."
The magical world of Disney has been releasing feature length cartoons since 1937, with the debut of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves as its very first film (Wikipedia). Snow White did not begin with Disney. "Snow White" is a 19th-century German fairy tale which is today known widely across the Western world." (Wikipedia) Disney Wiki shares, "She is a young princess; the "Fairest of Them All", who, in her innocence, cannot see any bad in the world. Pick or pass Snow White?
Nemo is the main character of the movie Finding Nemo. However, for a large majority of the film he is lost! His father Marlon sets out on an adventure to find him. The movie was quite popular. Disney Wiki reports: "It was the second highest-grossing film of 2003, behind The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, earning a total of $868 million worldwide. Finding Nemo is also the best-selling DVD of all time, with over 40 million copies sold as of 2006."
So we already picked or passed on Simba. Now it's time for his very own Uncle Scar. "Scar is the main antagonist of Disney's 1994 animated feature film The Lion King. As the younger brother of Mufasa and second-born prince of the Pride Lands, Scar was next in line to assume the throne as king. His chances were lost, however, at the arrival of his nephew, Simba." (Disney Wiki) Scar did not have Simba or Mufasa's best interests in mind.
The Disney movie Moana had such a catchy soundtrack, and the character took the world by storm. "The film tells the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of returning the heart of Te Fiti and saving her people." (Wikipedia)
This Disney movie was set in the South. "Tiana is the protagonist of Disney's 2009 animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog. She is a gifted cook living in New Orleans during the Jazz Age, with dreams of opening a restaurant of her own. In a desperate attempt to achieve her goal, Tiana shares a kiss with a prince that had been magically transformed into a frog." Tiana is the ninth Disney princess! Will it be a pick or a pass?
Mater: "My name's Mater." Lightning McQueen: "Mater?" Mater: "Yeah, like "tuh-mater," but without the "tuh"." —Mater introduces himself to Lightning McQueen. Sir Tow Mater is a comedic character in the movie Cars. (Disney Wiki) He is played by Larry the Cable Guy. Wikipedia says, "The character Mater speaks with a hick Southern redneck accent with a dash of hillbilly twang and frequently uses incorrect syntax." This funny character helps out Lightning in many ways and is a huge favorite for the film series. Pick or pass?
We will never let this character go! Princess Anna (pronounced Ah-na) is the star of Disney's 2013 movie Frozen. "During their childhood, an accident involving Elsa's magic created a rift between the two sisters, leaving Anna devoid of love for most of her life. Despite this, she remained big-hearted and optimistic, albeit socially awkward. Anna is more daring than graceful and, at times, can act before she thinks. But she's also the most optimistic and caring person you'll ever meet." (Disney Fandom)
Sweet little Dumbo the elephant is a huge favorite! "Dumbo is the protagonist of Disney's 1941 film of the same name. He is a young elephant and the son of Mrs. Jumbo. Dumbo is most famous for his giant floppy ears, which give him the ability to glide in the air." (Disney Wiki) He is part of a circus, and experiences some rough times when he is separated from his mother. He is a strong character who grows in confidence throughout the movie.
Mulan is distinguished as a very progressive movie because of the interesting storyline. "Against her family's wishes, Mulan secretly disguises herself as a man, then takes her father's conscription notice, armor, and gear so that he will not have to go. She rides away on her horse, Khan, to join the army." (Wikipedia). "She disguises herself as a man and joins the Imperial Army in her father's place. Instead of being punished for doing so, she ends up a war hero"(Disney Wiki).
Some of us might remember the old saying, "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your long hair." The story of Rapunzel is a bit traumatic. "She is the princess of Corona, known for her long, magical, golden hair. As a child, Rapunzel was taken by a wicked crone and locked away in a remote tower for eighteen years" (Disney WIki). She is a sweet Disney character, full of hope and passion. Despite her troubled childhood she is kind and caring to all.
This is the mouse that started it all! Mickey Mouse is one of Disney's well-known characters, who was originally created in 1928. "An anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves, Mickey is one of the world's most recognizable characters." (Wikipedia) Mickey is known to have a dog named Pluto and a lady named Minnie Mouse. Does this mouse make your heart happy, or is he overdone? Time to decide whether or not to pick or pass.
The 2012 Disney Pixar film Brave starred a young Merida, a Disney Princess unlike the rest. She also goes by Red-haired lass, Princess and Wee darling (Disney Wiki). "Princess Merida is the 16-year-old daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor, who rule their Scottish kingdom. Queen Elinor's traditional expectations that Merida take a husband and become a proper royal lady come into conflict with the single-minded and impetuous Merida" (Wikipedia) She has a passion for archery and a fire in her spirit. Pick or pass?
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh had such a sweet history, with a wide variety of friends. "A. A. Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, on whom the character Christopher Robin was based. The rest of Christopher Robin Milne's toys – Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Tigger – were incorporated into Milne's stories." (Wikipedia) There is also a Winnie the Pooh ride in the theme parks that mimic the movies. Pick or pack on Pooh bear?
Where did Prince Charming get his name? Wikipedia tells us the interesting insight. "Prince Charming is Cinderella's love interest. He is a dark-haired, tall, and handsome young man. In the first film, he has no given name. It should be noted that Cinderella's prince is never actually identified in the film as "Prince Charming", nor is there any clear reason why he has come to be known by that title in the Disney vernacular." Pick or pass on Prince Charming?
The Mad Hatter
"The Mad Hatter is a resident of Wonderland and the best friend of the March Hare. Together, the two commonly engage in tea parties; most of which are to celebrate their "unbirthdays". The Hatter is loud, eccentric, and funny like the rest of Wonderland's residents." (Disney Wiki) He absolutely loved tea parties and celebrating whenever he can. He shows Alice the ropes in Wonderland, but also causes her some confusion. While many love the original animated character, others prefer the live action adaptation. Pick or pass on The Mad Hatter?
Monsters Inc was a hit in 2001 (Wikipedia). People loved seeing the storyline of the other side of monsters. "Mike Wazowski is a proud and confident monster, partly defined by his friendship with James P. Sullivan, whom he works with as his Scaring Assistant, and drives him through an exercise regimen like a strict coach. They're best friends, roommates, incredibly devoted to each other." The sequel to this film was released in 2013 and was entitled, Monsters University. The film did amazing domestically and abroad (Wikipedia).
James P. Sullivan
From the wonderful world of Pixar we got James P. Sullivan from Monster's Inc. Pixar Fandom describes him like this: "He is a huge monster with shaggy blue fur with purple spots, two small horns on his head, and a long tail. In the first film, Sulley was top scarer of Monsters, Inc., and was naturally afraid of humans, due to their rumored "toxic touch". Sulley eventually learns that humans are not toxic! Yay, now you can choose to pick or pass.
Simba has been listed as a favorite Disney character for many people since animal characters are hugely popular. He grows up right before our eyes and deals with the difficulties of life. "Simba is a fictional character who appears in Disney's The Lion King franchise. Introduced in Walt Disney Animation's 32nd animated feature film The Lion King (1994), the character subsequently appears in its sequels The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) and The Lion King 1½." Pick or pass on this lion cub?
"Buzz Lightyear is a fictional character in the Toy Story franchise. He is a toy Space Ranger superhero according to the movies and an action figure in the franchise. Along with his friend, Sheriff Woody, he is one of the two lead characters in all three Toy Story movies." (Wikipedia) Buzz is played by Tim Allen, and he serves a major role in all the films. In Disneyland there is a ride dedicated to Buzz and the gang. Pick or pass?
Vanellope Von Schweetz
Wreck-It Ralph was a popular movie that debuted in 2012 from Walt Disney Studios (Wikipedia). "Vanellope von Schweetz steals Ralph's medal to buy her way into the nightly race that determines which characters are playable the next day, but King Candy, the ruler of Sugar Rush, forbids her from racing because she has glitches that cause her to teleport erratically." (Wikipedia) Vanellope is played by Sarah Silverman, and she and Ralph become great friends in the end. Pick or pass?
Thumper the rabbit. "Thumper is a fictional rabbit character from Disney's animated films Bambi and Bambi II. He is known and named for his habit of thumping his left hind foot. The young adult version of Thumper also appears at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as a meetable character." Thumper is friends with a deer named Bambi and a skunk named Flower. Thumper is part of the classic film that is Bambi! Pick or pass on this cartoon character?
Now we can learn about an age old Disney character, Bambi. Disney Fandom describes him like this: "Bambi ― as with most of his friends ― is similar to any deer in any forest. In his early youth, Bambi has the full measure of charm that many young mammals display, with his wide eyes, spindly legs, curious nature, and a good cute voice." Many of us were not aware that Bambi was indeed a boy! Pick or pass on Bambi?
Tinker Bell is the pixie friend of Peter Pan who helps him learn to fly! That is the kind of friend we all need in life. Wikipedia says, "A hot-headed pixie and Peter Pan's closest friend. She is very envious of the relationship formed between Wendy and Peter. Her jealousy causes her to have Wendy nearly stoned." In the end, she helps out. "Tink helps the Darling children return home by sprinkling pixie dust all across the pirate ship Peter Pan has just inherited."
Maleficent is the antagonist in Disney's Sleeping Beauty. "She is a fairy who, after not being invited to a christening, curses the infant Princess Aurora to "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and sleep forever" before the sun sets on Aurora's sixteenth birthday." She is truly out to get Aurora, and she works her magic to punish her parents for not being invited to the christening. When Disney decided to turn this character into her own film, it was Angelina Jolie that portrayed the main character. Pick or pass?
Who has seen The Hunchback of Notre-Dame? If you have, you will remember Esmeralda who stars opposite of Quasimodo. In this Disney film, Esmeralda is played by Demi Moore (Wikipedia). Disney Fandom shares more of her story. "She is a young woman belonging to an oppressed group known as "gypsies." Esmeralda is an outspoken humanitarian, which drives her to protect the deformed bell-ringer, Quasimodo, from his oppressors—namely, Minister Frollo. This act of mercy, coupled with her beauty and cultural background, makes Esmeralda the main target of Frollo's wrath."
Do you have a friend in Bo Peep? Time to choose! Disney Fandom says, "She is inspired by the character of the classic children's nursery rhyme Little Bo-Peep. Bo is sometimes considered to be "Andy's toy" because Andy likes to make her the damsel in distress of his plays. Bo is the romantic interest (later girlfriend) of Woody, providing a calm and loving comfort whenever he needs it." She is not a damsel in distress, and comes in handy throughout the films.
Cruella de Vil
“I live for furs! I worship furs! After all, is there a woman in all this wretched world who doesn't?”―Cruella (Disney Wiki). With this kind of quote, it is definitely clear that Cruella De Vil is not one to show kindness to animals. "The Disney villainess proved successful and has led to appearances in other media, most notably the Disney Villains franchise, of which Cruella is a primary member." She is often seen walking around the theme parks, ready for photos.
Here is a little background on Lilo's history from Disney Wiki. "Lilo is a kid living on the island of Kauai with her older sister, Nani. With Nani being of age by the time of the tragedy, she was dubbed Lilo's legal guardian." She is a kind hearted girl, growing up in Hawaii. She meets Stitch and everything changes! They become great friends throughout the film and there was a heartfelt storyline that was told. Will it be pick or pass for this little surfer girl?
"Scrooge McDuck is a Scottish duck created by Carl Barks. Named after Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens' 1843 novel A Christmas Carol, he is Donald Duck's rich, miserly uncle, whose primary character trait is his thrift." (Disney Wiki) He is known to his great nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, as Uncle Scrooge. "McDuck was initially characterized as a greedy miser and antihero, but in later appearances he has often been portrayed as a charitable and thrifty hero." Pick or pass?
Kronk is a goofy character, and he is not the sharpest tool in the Disney shed. Disney Wiki says: "Kronk is the secondary antagonist of the 2000 Disney animated feature film The Emperor's New Groove and the protagonist of 2005's Kronk's New Groove. Kronk often serves as Yzma's hapless henchman, but he is genuinely good-hearted and friendly at his core." He is played by Patrick Warburton. "Kronk is a talented chef and has the ability to communicate with squirrels." (Wikipedia)
Donald Duck is more than a funny voice. According to Wikipedia, "Donald Fauntleroy Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow tie." Donald has been around for a while, but he is not everyone's favorite cartoon character. Some prefer some of the other newer characters. Now it's time to choose to pick or pass on this classic character.
"Tony Goldwyn as Tarzan, a twenty-year-old man raised by mountain gorillas who rediscovers his human roots." (Wikipedia) Tarzan's parents were not there to raise him. "They built themselves a treehouse from the ship's wreckage, but soon afterwards, they are hurt by a female leopard named Sabor." (Wikipedia) This film documents Tarzan's growth while being raised by gorillas. The movie is emotional, funny and full of amazing songs! Tarzan finally meets a human and things get interesting. Pick or pass on Tarzan?
There are some out there that might need a refresher on Bolt. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the Disney character. "Bolt is a fictional white haired German Shepherd and the eponymous protagonist of Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2008 film Bolt. In the film, he is voiced by John Travolta. His journey and the personal evolution that it provokes in him is core to the film's main themes." This adorable dog has super powers. Will it be a pick or pass?
Hercules is yet another tale of sibling jealousy. Wikipedia says: "In Ancient Greece, after trapping the Titans beneath the ocean, the rulers of the Greek gods, Zeus and his wife Hera, have a son named Hercules on Mount Olympus. While the other gods are joyful, Zeus' jealous brother Hades plots to overthrow Zeus and rule Olympus." He ends up getting hurt, unaware of his mythological roots. He is strong, handsome and part god! Pick or pass on Hercules, son of Zeus?
Flik is from the 1998 feature film A Bug's Life. "Flik is a nerdy, inventive, and courageous ant who is a black sheep of the ant colony and wants to make a difference to his colony's way of life, but has a tendency to make things worse in the process. His inventions include a telescope created by wrapping a blade of grass around a dew drop." He has good intentions and eventually saves the colony he is a part of.
Just keep swimming! "Dory is a very optimistic and kind, but ditzy and forgetful fish. This is because she has short term memory loss. However, she has a heart of gold, and was willing to go full lengths to help Marlin find his son (even though she can never remember his name)." (Disney Wiki) Dory is essential in Marlon's mission to find his son Nemo in the vast ocean. Sometimes Dory can be tough to work with, but she is always sweet.
Where would Mickey be without his Minnie Mouse? Disney Wiki says: "Minnie Mouse is an animated, anthropomorphic mouse character created by Walt Disney. She is the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse, and first appeared alongside him in the short Steamboat Willie in 1928. Minnie is sweet in nature and widely recognized for her large collection of big bows of different colors that sit atop her head." This adorable mouse can be found in numerous TV shows, movies and around the theme parks.
This iconic and hilarious character was played by Eddie Murphy. "Mushu is Fa Mulan's closest companion throughout the Mulan series and the comic relief. He is the only creature that talks. He is a scrawny, tiny, red, orange-accented dragon with blue horns and a cheeky-chappy personality. Mushu was once a guardian spirit of Mulan's family, but he has been demoted to the position of an incense burner and gong-ringer" (Wikipedia). He also makes friends with a cricket! Pick or pass?
Toy Story characters have a piece of our heart because of the incredible storyline. "Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (better known simply as Jessie) is a major character in the Toy Story series, first appearing in Toy Story 2. She is a vintage pull string cowgirl toy from the 1950s and a former member of Woody's Roundup Gang" (Disney Wiki). Toy Story 2 is a 1999 computer-animated comedy film directed by John Lasseter (Wikipedia). Pick or pass on this confident cowgirl?
We all remember the love interest in the Disney film Pocahontas. If not IMDb can refresh your memory. "An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia." This character is based off of a real soldier who established Jamestown in North America (Wikipedia). John Smith was played by Mel Gibson, and he was definitely a great character. He developed and changed his views throughout the film. Pick or pass on this one?