Can You Name at Least 13 of These Disney Animated Movies Released in the '90s?



By: Beth Hendricks

7 Min Quiz

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Do you consider yourself a Disney-movie fanatic? You've seen "The Little Mermaid" 973 times. You own "The Lion King" on DVD AND Blu-ray, but you still stop to watch it every time it's on cable. You might have even dressed up as Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" for Halloween one year. But can you even "fangirl" (or guy) if you didn't live through the renaissance period of the 1990s? Sure, the 2010s gave us the über-popular "Frozen" and and "Moana," but the 1990s? The 1990s were some kind of crazy, crank-out-all-the-animated-Disney-classics period of history: "Beauty and the Beast," "Mulan," "Pocahontas," "Aladdin," "Toy Story," "The Lion King" ... Do you see where we're going? To quote Charles Dickens, "It was the best of times ..." And that's it! The best of times for Disney fans everywhere.

The question is, whether you lived through it or you didn't, can you identify the parade of animated Disney flicks we can thank the '90s for? (Watch out, we might throw a couple of live-action films in there, too!) Take a cinephile's journey through the golden age of Disney movies and see how many of these '90s-era flicks you can remember with a clue and a photo. Then spend your weekend binge-watching your favorites!

Which movie tells the story of a girl who impersonates a man, becoming a great warrior along the way?

It's Mulan! It was originally a 1998 animated release and is soon to be a live-action theatrical version in 2020. Mulan takes her father's place in the Chinese military, concealing her appearance and taking on bad guys with some serious girl power.


"You've Got A Friend" in the main characters from which of these Disney tales?

One of the most iconic Disney songs of all time, "You've Got A Friend In Me," hails from the four-movie franchise "Toy Story." It first appeared in the 1995 animated release, which tells the story of the relationship between Woody and Buzz Lightyear, two of Andy's toys.


This movie details the drama of a head-in-the-clouds protagonist who owes a sizable debt to a bully. What movie are we talking about?

Who knew bugs could have so many personal problems? "A Bug's Life" tells the story of Flik and his attempt to correct the mistakes he's made in ticking off the bully grasshopper, aptly named Hopper.


"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"? Which Disney movie birthed this popular song?

Whether it was the 1994 animated release or the 2019 live-action version of "The Lion King," you'll hear this popular song. Elton John popularized it in the 1990s, and Beyoncé and Donald Glover do it justice 25 years later.


If you've ever known anyone who seemed like they were raised by wolves, they'd probably identify with which of these Disney films?

Some people just seem like they were raised by wolves, but Mowgli from "The Jungle Book" actually was. The movie chronicles Mowgli's growing up and discerning who does (and doesn't) have his best interest at heart.


"Can you paint with all the colors of the wind"? Or can you at least tell us what movie that song lyric is from?

The deeply inaccurate but well-loved depiction of the very real Native American woman Pocahontas, in the movie of the same name, details her love for a settler in the New World and the backlash that ensues.


A genie, a flying carpet and a forbidden romance are all hallmarks of this Disney classic. Which movie is it?

With a story winding around the forbidden romance between streetwise Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, this movie takes viewers on a magic carpet ride. You also meet Genie who, true to form, grants his finder three wishes.


Half mortal, half god: Which Disney movie tells the story of Greek god Zeus' son?

Hercules, Hercules! This half-man, half-god character at the center of the Disney movie of the same name must prove his mettle by battling evil adversaries in his quest to attain Mount Olympus status.


It's another Disney movie with a genie, but this time, Huey, Dewey and Louie are involved. What movie are we talking about?

Released in 1992, "DuckTales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp," gave Scrooge McDuck his first full-length movie as he and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie take on Egypt, falling into trouble as they do.


What movie do you get if you pair a quiet and bookish girl with an oversized and accursed prince?

We certainly identify with Belle and her bookish ways in "Beauty and the Beast." The rest of the story, including softening the heart of the Beast and breaking the curse, is pretty magical, too.


The Disney version of the movie that made Jane famous. Which film is it?

When you think of Tarzan, you probably also think of his lady love Jane. (Remember "Me Tarzan, you Jane?") This is Disney's take on the classic story, complete with an orphaned Tarzan swinging through the jungle.


Who hasn't been embarrassed by a parent? This movie speaks to the mortified teenager in all of us. What is it?

You might not think it by the title, "A Goofy Movie," but this movie is a study in the relationship between a "goofy" dad and his regularly embarrassed son. The two embark on a bonding trip together.


This was a timeless retelling of the story of the Cratchit family, with a frog and a pig as its main characters. What movie are we talking about?

What better way to retell the Charles Dickens classic than with Kermit and Miss Piggy and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cratchit? "The Muppet Christmas Carol" also features noted actor Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge.


Which of these Disney stories involves a new generation mending an old family feud?

You probably remember the feud between Mufasa and Scar in "The Lion King," one that extended to Mufasa's son, Simba. In "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride," the tenuous relationship between members of Simba's pride and members of Scar's continues.


A conniving thief and a daring rescue fuel the plot of which of these Disney films?

If you loved the original, "Toy Story 2" is sure to be right up your alley. This time, Woody has been stolen away by a thief, and it's up to his toy friends to rescue him and save the day.


Step aside, Rapunzel! In this movie, it's a guy hidden away in a tower. What flick is it?

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" takes us inside the life of Quasimodo. Abandoned at Notre Dame Cathedral due to his disfigurement, he hides in the church's bell tower before finding acceptance through the course of the film.


You get three stories for the price of one in this holiday classic. Which movie is it?

Guided by everyone's favorite mouse, "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas" offers three different holiday classics, including a re-telling of "The Gift of the Magi" — using Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and other popular characters.


Which movie details the mission of two mice, a kangaroo and an albatross?

When they called them "rescuers," they meant business! The rescuers in this movie, "The Rescuers Down Under," head to Australia to help save a rare eagle from the clutches of a greedy poacher.


A lot of movies have princes; this one has a pumpkin king. What film are we talking about?

The title says "Christmas," but this movie follows Halloweentown's pumpkin king, Jack Skellington. No worries, though; if you're a fan of Christmas movies, there's plenty of action in a place called "Christmastown" in "The Nightmare Before Christmas."


In this Disney sequel, a young woman must travel a great distance to prevent a war. What is it?

Though not as well known as its original, "Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World" is a movie with both intrigue and danger. In it, Pocahontas travels to Europe to help prevent a war from breaking out.


Tim Allen has big shoes to fill in which of these live-action Disney flicks?

Sparking two sequels, "The Santa Clause" is a comical take on what happens when Santa vanishes and someone is needed to take his place. This movie stars Tim Allen, who begins to take on Santa Claus', um, shape in anticipation of assuming his role.


The protagonist in this movie loses his parents when they are eaten by a rhinoceros ... seriously! Which movie is it?

James is the boy with the unfortunate luck who goes to live with his aunts after his parents' unusual death. One day, he encounters a magical peach, and the rest, as they say, is history.


We've all asked for a little divine intervention with our sports teams. Which live-action Disney movie chronicles the same?

What if angels came to earth to help YOUR team perform better? That's the gist of the story behind "Angels in the Outfield," when a little boy's prayers are answered and his favorite team starts to turn it around.


Two teenagers hoodwink their parents by switching places in this film. What is it?

It helps that the two teenagers in question were identical twins, played in this live-action movie by Lindsay Lohan. In the tale, the two are living apart — each with one parent — and use their similar looks to play switcheroo on the adults.


Scrooge isn't in this Disney film, but maybe he should be! Which of these animated flicks details a plan to wreck Christmas?

A follow-up to Disney's uber-popular "Beauty and the Beast," "Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas" is a holiday spin on this couple as they prepare for the holidays, with a bit of sabotage of Scrooge-like behavior along the way.


Which of these live-action Disney films stars a hoops-shooting canine?

"Air Bud," based on the real-life hoops-shooting dog, Air Buddy, is a sweet tale of a teenager figuring out where he belongs and the talented pup by his side. The pair have to battle through adversity as the movie progresses.


Time for another live-action detour! Which of these Disney films tells the story of the Sanderson sisters' return from the dead?

"Hocus Pocus" has become a cult favorite since it was released in 1993. It tells the story of the unleashing of the very dead Sanderson sisters, witches who were put to death more than 300 years earlier. Spooky.


A bad guy resurfaces in this Disney movie, which is a follow-up to a popular classic. What is it called?

Just when Aladdin and Princess Jasmine think they're safe, here comes "The Return of Jafar." In this film, Jafar comes back, attempting to wreak havoc, but the pair enlist the help of friends to attempt to thwart their old nemesis.


Let's end things with a final live-action Disney release. Which of these '90s movies is based on a popular video game?

"Super Mario Bros." has been around since the early 1980s in one form or another, with a live-action movie released in 1993. In the film, Mario and Luigi must rescue a pretty girl from an evil ruler. Sound familiar?


What do snow, the Olympics and Jamaica have in common? How about this movie released in 1993?

"Cool Runnings" is the tale of four Jamaican bobsledders who train in hopes of becoming Olympic-games ready. Though it's based on a true story, much of the movie was embellished for entertainment.


Love hockey? This live-action Disney movie will have you wanting to take the penalty shot to win the game. Which film is it?

"The Mighty Ducks," a movie headlined by '80s heartthrob Emilio Estevez, tells the story of a struggling pee-wee hockey team who falls under the leadership of an equally struggling attorney. That is, until he deals with his demons and turns himself — and the team — around.


A band of friends set out to find their pal, not understanding he's simply gone off to school. What film does this describe?

"Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin" is a cute Winnie The Pooh tale about the gang from the Hundred Acre Wood going on an adventure to locate Christopher Robin.


In which movie, based on a popular Nickelodeon show, would you find this comical quote, "Stop! You almost ate Herman Melville"?

The real Herman Melville was an author, most noted for his novel "Moby-Dick." In "Doug's 1st Movie," however, this is the name given to the monster in Lucky Duck Lake, notably because it nearly ate a copy of Melville's famous book.


This movie was more of an animated concert than a real film. What was it called?

"Fantasia 2000," released in 1999, was a combination of animated scenes and popular pieces of music, including Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" and the classic graduation soundtrack, "Pomp and Circumstance."


Robin Williams starred in this live-action Disney movie, adapted from "The Absent-Minded Professor." What was its title?

Based on a magical substance that Professor Philip Brainard (played by Williams) discovers, the movie "Flubber" is a re-telling of the 1961 classic "The Absent-Minded Professor."


This movie shows you what can happen when you leave two pups and a cat along together for too long. What is it called?

"Homeward Bound" is an adventure tale of two dogs and a cat who band together to try to find their way home. Thinking they'd been abandoned when they were really just being kept at a friend's house, the trio encounters peril in their ambitious attempt.


Two Disney favorites are about to be married in which of these animated sequels?

Just as Aladdin and Jasmine are about to walk down the aisle, Aladdin's father pops back up in the movie "Aladdin and the King of Thieves." The reunion isn't all warm and fuzzy, which adds to the movie's drama.


OK, so this one isn't animated, but let's test your skill! Which movie involves a strike against Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst?

One of Disney's musicals, "Newsies" is a non-animated film that details the newsboys' strike in 1899. Released in 1992, it tells the story of how the "little guys" rise up against publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.


Here's another live-action stumper: Which movie features a pre-teen boy enjoying a sizable windfall?

You might think a million dollars is a small price to pay for nearly getting killed, but don't tell that to criminal Carl Quigley in "Blank Check." He loses a million dollars after inadvertently giving his pre-teen victim a — you guessed it — blank check.


A Southern-California-kid travels to the Middle Ages in which of these live-action Disney movies?

"A Kid in King Arthur's Court" follows Calvin Fuller, a kid who is one minute playing a baseball game and the next fighting to help save Camelot. He does have the assistance of the wizard Merlin, so there's that.


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