Can You Name at Least 23 of These Disney Animated Movies Released Since 2000?


By: Beth Hendricks

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Rewind to the 1990s. Ah, the golden age of Disney. Do you remember? Were you lucky enough to experience it firsthand? We were treated to movies like "The Lion King" and "Pocahontas." We saw the first (and second) "Toy Story" films. We marveled at "Aladdin" and fell in love with "Beauty and the Beast." It was quite a decade! (Which makes it a tough act to follow, of course.)

But the 2000s and 2010s were special too. Disney ushered in the 21st century with the likes of "Finding Nemo" and "The Incredibles." We met Experiment 626 in "Lilo & Stitch." We got to "Meet the Robinsons." We even worked the scare floor at "Monsters, Inc." Not much drop-off, right? The hits just kept coming, and since we'll be in this millennium for a while, the odds are good that some other pretty incredible movies will be coming down the pike.

Just how much of the past 20-ish years of Disney do you remember? Take a walk down memory lane while you sort through these Disney hits from the first two decades of the 2000s. Do you remember what movie Tiana belongs to? What "lost" city did Disney explore? Which movie displayed the puppy power of a lost pooch? Get "Up" for this quiz and see if you're an Incredible Disney fan!

All dogs are awesome, but the one in this movie thinks he has superpowers. Which movie are we talking about?

Bolt, the pup from the movie of the same name, believes he has superpowers, since he portrays a superdog on TV. Everything unravels when Bolt believes his owner, Penny, has been kidnapped.


There was a lot of buzz about which movie — the highest-grossing film of 2010?

The third installment in the Toy Story franchise, "Toy Story 3," lived up to the hype, earning the top spot as the highest-grossing film of 2010. This time, the toys find themselves being donated to a daycare center when their owner prepares to go to college.


Sometimes the path to your dream takes a detour. Which of these movies follows would-be scarers Sulley and Mike?

Let's face it: College isn't for everyone, and Sulley and Mike were no exceptions. In this follow-up to "Monsters, Inc.," which is actually a prequel, we meet Mike and Sulley trying to navigate college at — you guessed it — "Monsters University."


"The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" Which film tells the story of a character who sends everyone into a panic with those words?

If you remember the European folk tale "Henny Penny," also known as "Chicken Little," you'll relate to this movie and its title character's worrywart personality. Of course, the sky wasn't really falling, but Chicken Little did create quite a stir.


Can you name Pixar's first movie with a completely human cast of characters?

Meet ... "The Incredibles"? Yep, that's right! "The Incredibles" was the first Pixar-Disney film collaboration to showcase an entirely human cast of characters in a movie. Prior to that, it was things like monsters, talking toys and bugs. (Eww.)


Which of these Disney flicks is set in the Land of the Dead?

OK, it's not as morbid as it sounds. Primary character Miguel ventures to the Land of the Dead to seek out the help of his great-great-grandfather to restore the love of music that has been missing from Miguel's family for generations.


Every bad guy has a good guy inside, just waiting to get out. Which of these movies tells that kind of story?

Video game character Ralph is a bad guy who just wants to be good, and we all get to watch his progress in the Disney flick "Wreck-It Ralph." It's not always an easy path — is it ever? — as the arcade game world around him is threatened by his actions.


He might remind you of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, but this robot named Baymax is from which movie?

"Big Hero 6" marks Disney's first introduction of characters from the Marvel Universe, as well as our first glimpse at the puffy robot named Baymax. Baymax just has your best interest at heart; you'd better say, "I am satisfied with my care," if you want to keep him happy!


Do you have a spirit of adventure? It's probably not like this one. Which movie is the Spirit of Adventure from?

In "Up," main character Carl Fredricksen reminisces on his childhood hero, Charles F. Muntz, an explorer with a blimp-like dirigible called the Spirit of Adventure. Carl later pilots his own ship — his house — by attaching many helium balloons.


Which of these Disney flicks is one of the most expensive animated films ever created?

By some estimates, "Tangled" cost Disney more than $250 million to make, launching it into the stratosphere for not only animated films, but also movies in general. Not to worry, though — Disney pulled in nearly $600 million in box office revenue.


This girl's closet was packed! Which movie features a main character with nine different wardrobe changes?

Hey, princesses need a lot of gear! Tiana from "The Princess and the Frog" wears nine — count 'em, nine — different outfits in her movie. Her Disney Princess counterpart from "Pocahontas," on the other hand, wears the same outfit throughout.


Children are toxic! Hey, don't blame us; blame which movie?

In "Monsters, Inc.," released in 2001, scarers at the Monsters, Inc. factory believed that children were toxic. So, when a little girl they call Boo makes it through to the scare floor, Mike and Sulley must work diligently to return her safely to her bedroom.


This movie isn't all about stewed vegetables, we promise. Which Disney film is it?

You may think of ratatouille as a stewed vegetable dish, and you're right. But Disney turned that dish into a movie of the same name and put a rat in the kitchen — really! "Ratatouille" was released in 2007.


Why wouldn't you choose a teenager to embark on an ocean mission to reunite a heart with its goddess? Which movie tells this story?

Moana is just a girl when she is chosen to reunite a relic with the goddess Te Fiti and save the people of her island. Along the way, she recruits the assistance of Maui, whose character was inspired by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's grandfather. (Seriously!)


What happens when a fox and a rabbit team up? (Don't say lunch.) What movie recounts the tale of this unlikely duo?

Disney's "Zootopia" chronicles the partnership of a rabbit who's a police officer and a fox who's a bit of a troublemaker. The pair team up to solve a city's problems, and then the fox becomes a police officer. Can't make this stuff up!


This movie continues a story we've known for a long time, in a direct-to-video format. Which is it?

It wasn't the popular success that the original "Cinderella" was, but "Cinderella III: A Twist In Time" is an interesting sequel to the popular Disney Princess flick. In this movie, Cinderella's stepmother gets her hands on the Fairy Godmother's magic wand, and chaos ensues.


Lovers of the first film had to wait 14 years for which sequel?

When "The Incredibles" was introduced in 2004, little did fans of the movie know they would have to wait 14 years for its sequel. In fact, that's the longest gap between a movie and its theatrical release sequel in Disney history, with "Finding Nemo"/"Finding Dory" coming in second, at 13 years.


The star of this movie was the first Disney Princess to eschew a love interest, focusing instead on battling bad guys. What movie is it?

You might say Disney was "brave" or at least revolutionary with the introduction of the spunky Merida in "Brave," the first Disney Princess without a love interest. Before producers landed on "Brave," the working title of this film was "The Bear and the Bow."


The sound designer behind this title character has an impressive resume — he also voiced R2-D2 of "Star Wars" fame. Which titular character is this?

If Wall-E's sounds and noises seem familiar, there's a good reason. The same sound designer who created the voice of R2-D2 in "Star Wars" is behind the trash compactor robot's language in this 2008 release. The designer's name is Ben Burtt.


This Disney blockbuster is based on a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. What movie is it?

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen" was Disney's inspiration for its blockbuster animated film "Frozen." Both stories follow a princess' journey to free a kingdom from a curse of perpetual winter, but the details vary considerably.


When this movie was first conceived, it was going to be set in Kansas or Kentucky. What is this Hawaii-centered film's name?

"Lilo & Stitch" might have gotten a location upgrade, by some standards. It was originally slated to be set in either Kansas or Kentucky, but producers eventually decided on Hawaii. Oh, and the first thoughts about the movie involved Stitch only; Lilo didn't enter the picture until later.


Disney, reporting for duty! Which of these films included input from U.S. Navy commanders?

Disney is nothing if not thorough! When they put together the movie "Planes," they sought the assistance of the U.S. Navy to offer feedback on portions of the film. Filmmakers even spent time aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson to get a firsthand account of carrier life.


Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mario Andretti and Michael Schumacher were certainly in their element in which of these films?

What better way to tell the story of "Cars" than with people like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mario Andretti and Michael Schumacher, who are in the car racing business? This film debuted, appropriately, at Lowe's Motor Speedway in North Carolina.


This movie is a partner film for "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up." What is it called?

"Tinker Bell," the movie about the fairy of the same name who follows Peter Pan around, gives viewers a more in-depth picture of this beloved character. From 2008 to to 2014, she was the star of several movies in her own franchise.


Act self-centered, and Disney will turn you into a llama. Which movie follows that storyline?

"The Emperor’s New Groove" wasn't as successful as some of Disney's other movies, but it's a cute one nonetheless. It was first intended to be called "Kingdom of the Sun," before producers changed course.


What would you do if you met a future version of yourself? Which of these movies boasts this scenario?

In "Meet the Robinsons," Lewis meets a future version of himself, a man known as Cornelius Robinson. The movie was inspired by the book "A Day with Wilbur Robinson," authored by William Joyce.


We love that the main character (and primary emotion) in this movie is Joy. What film is she from?

"Inside Out" explores many of the emotions you will experience in life — Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust — in the form of characters with their own personalities. All of these characters live inside the head of one young lady named Riley.


Everyone has a story — even pigeons during World War II. Which film tells their story?

Only Disney could turn homing pigeons into an animated film. The movie "Valiant" was based on the real-life contributions of pigeons who aided British troops during World War II. The pigeons' movie enemies are falcons.


Which of these movies prompted producers to study adoption, to present a realistic portrayal of its plot?

Believe it or not, Disney producers working on "Finding Dory" dove deep into the study of the psychology behind the adoption process, to make a more realistic portrayal of what adoption is like for the adoptee. In this movie, Dory was welcomed into a new home with Nemo and his dad.


Which of these Disney movies blends animation with live action?

"Enchanted" is a Disney movie like no other, blending animation and live action into one film. Disney does a good job of poking fun at itself in this film, too. In one scene, for example, Giselle is cleaning, and rats and cockroaches join in on the fun, a nod to princesses like Cinderella being joined by birds and squirrels.


Which was the highest-grossing movie from the Winnie the Pooh franchise until it was unseated in 2018?

"The wonderful thing about Tiggers/ Is Tiggers are wonderful things." At least Disney fans certainly think so, making "The Tigger Movie" the highest-grossing Winnie the Pooh franchise film when it was released in 2000, until it was unseated by "Christopher Robin" in 2018.


This Disney movie required a team to build an entire world wide web! What film was it for?

Well, we already have the world wide web, but Disney needed a visual representation of it for the movie "Ralph Breaks the Internet." They arranged a field trip to a server facility that is a hub for internet-based communication in North America for inspiration.


This sci-fi film is based on a Robert Louis Stevenson book with a similar-sounding name. What is it?

Robert Louis Stevenson authored "Treasure Island," which isn't exactly "Treasure Planet," but it's close. Both tell the story of Jim Hawkins' quest for buried treasure. Disney's version ups the ante by putting the whole story in space.


A dose of karma and a trip to the Northern Lights are at the center of this flick. Which one is it?

"Brother Bear" has rather serious subject matter for an animated movie, with a bear targeted by an Inuit boy for the death of his brother. As punishment, the boy is transformed into a bear himself, and a literal — and spiritual — journey begins.


In a departure from musicals, Disney took an adventure approach to this movie, inspired by novelist Jules Verne. What film is it?

"Atlantis: The Lost Empire," released in 2001, is a nod of tribute and recognition to Jules Verne, who wrote many famous adventure novels. A departure from Disney's typical musical, this movie is all about action and adventure, which Verne certainly would've approved of.


What are you watching if the phrase "P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney" pops up?

Dory introduces this famous line from "Finding Nemo," which is used to help guide her and Marlin on their journey to find Marlin's son, Nemo. The pair eventually find P. Sherman, a dentist, who has Nemo in his office aquarium in Sydney.


This movie was named after a folk song. What is the title?

"Home on the Range," a 2004 release by Disney, is named after a popular folk song. Remember "Home, home on the range/ Where the deer and the antelope play"? In 1947, it was designated as the state song of Kansas. Wonder how they feel about the movie?


Disney rescripted the opening of which film, after seeing 1998's "Armageddon"?

Released in 2000, "Dinosaur" was slated to have a meteor shooting through the sky as part of its opening sequence. However, "Armageddon," released two years prior, opted for a similar opening, so "Dinosaur" producers reversed course.


The animals plot an escape from the Central Park Zoo in which of these Disney movies?

The animals in the Central Park Zoo maybe didn't realize how good they had it until they plotted an escape to "The Wild." Soon they discover they're not exactly cut out for life on the outside. "The Wild" was released in 2006.


It's the first of the Winnie the Pooh movies that the "willy, nilly, silly old bear" himself narrates. What's the title?

Released in 2005, "Pooh's Heffalump Movie" was the first of the Winnie the Pooh films to be narrated by Pooh himself. The story follows the friends in the Hundred Acre Wood as they go in search of a "monster" they've dubbed a "Heffalump."


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