Can You Match The Disney Movie To Its First Line?

By: J. Reinoehl
Image: Walt Disney Pictures

About This Quiz

Disney animated films have grossed billions of dollars over the decades and consistently do well at the box office. Find out if you know your Disney animated films by taking this quiz.

Which Disney animated film begins, “All right everyone, this is a stick-up. Don’t anybody move”?

“Reach for the sky.” “Oh no, Sheriff Woody!” –Woody and Mr. Potato Head, "Toy Story"

Which Disney animated film begins, “This is the story of how I died. Don’t worry, this is actually a very fun story, and the truth is, it isn’t even mine”?

Disney keeps their offerings in demand by sticking some of its movies in “The Vault” and re-releasing them on a schedule. They began this tradition when they re-released "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) in 1944.

Which Disney animated film begins, “Once upon a time in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind”?

"But then, one winter’s night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold." –Narrator, "Beauty and the Beast"

Which Disney animated film begins, “This could be the room of any small boy, but it just happens to belong to a boy named Christopher Robin”?

A. A. Milne, author of "Winne the Pooh," is best known for his children’s books based on his son, Christopher Robin, and his son’s stuffed animals. However, he also wrote books and essays for adults, such as "The Red House Mystery," "The Holiday Round," and "Chloe Marr."

Which Disney animated film begins, “Where are you? Come out, come out, come on out. I’m coming to get you”?

"Brave" was the first Disney movie to contain a princess without a love interest. It was also the first Pixar film to have a female protagonist.

How did "Lilo and Stitch" begin?

"How do you plead?" "Not guilty—my experiments are only theoretical—completely within legal boundaries." --Grand Councilwoman and Jumba, "Lilo and Stitch"

Which Disney animated film begins, “Just at that moment, the ugly little frog looked up with sad, round eyes and pleaded, ‘Oh please, there princess, only a kiss from you can break this terrible spell that was inflicted on me by a wicked witch'”?

"You have had quite an influence on me, which is amazing because I have dated thousands of women and—no, like two, three… just other women! A-and anyway, you could not be more different. You know you are—you are practically one of the guys! No, no, no—you are not a guy…!" –Prince Naveen, "The Princess and the Frog"

Which Disney animated film begins, “How do you do? My name is Deems Taylor, and it’s my very pleasant duty to welcome you here on behalf of Walt Disney...”?

Although many theaters could not handle the requirements of stereophonic sound, "Fantasia" was the first film to use it. Some theaters spent $85,000 to upgrade from a few small speakers behind the screen to speakers all the way around the room.

Which Disney animated film begins, “Is this on? …I can break through walls; I just can’t…. I can’t get this on”?

“Every superhero has a secret identity. I don’t know a single one who doesn’t. Who wants the pressure of being super all the time?” – Mr. Incredible, "The Incredibles"

Which Disney animated film begins, “Listen. They’re beautiful, no? So many colors of sound, so many changing moods because you know they do not ring all by themselves”?

Victor Hugo’s original novel featured Claude Frollo (the villain) as an evil priest. Unwilling to risk offending Christian organizations, Disney changed him into a judge.

Which Disney animated film begins, “Slave in the magic mirror come from the farthest space. Through wind and the darkness, I summon thee. Speak, let me see thy face"?

“What wouldst thou know, my Queen?” “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” –The Evil Queen and the Magic Mirror, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

How did "The Lady and the Tramp" begin?

Finding a dog to be the model for Lady was easy. However, Tramp was more difficult. Eventually, the model was rescued from the pound and became Disney’s pet, but it was another female dog.

Which Disney animated film begins, “Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was a tiny kingdom—peaceful, prosperous, and rich in romance and tradition. Here in a stately chateau lived a widowed gentleman and his little daughter…"?

"Poor Cinderelly. Ev’ry time she’d find a minute, that’s the time when they begin it. ‘Cinderelly! Cinderelly!’" –Jaq, "Cinderella"

Which Disney animated film begins, “Wake up, Wake up” “What now?” “Wake up, friend owl”?

The idea for "Bambi" came from a book by Felix Salten, who sold the rights for only $1,000. The movie made $3 million upon its release and currently has a lifetime gross of $102 million.

Which Disney animated film begins, “All this has happened before, and it will all happen again, but this time it happened in London. It happened on a quiet street in Bloomsbury—that corner house over there is the home of the Darling family…"?

“Peter Pan chose this particular house because there were people here who believed in him. There was Mrs. Darling… Mrs. Darling believed that Peter Pan was the spirit of youth…” The Narrator, "Peter Pan"

Which Disney animated film begins, “Oh-oh no, oh no! I’M LOST! Where’s the line? It just went away? What do I do?”

“It’s Tough to Be a Bug” is a 3D film and live show at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom based on the movie. Although the show was based on the movie, the show opened six months prior to the release of the movie.

How did "Dumbo" begin?

Dumbo cels are among the most valuable to collectors because not only were cels originally seen as “trash,” and rumors of Disney employees using them to skate up and down the halls exist, but also the brown paint used on Dumbo’s cels was prone to flaking off.

Which Disney animated film begins, “We’re under attack! Light the signal”?

"Great. She brings home a sword. If you ask me, she should’ve brought home a man… Whoo! Sign me up for the next war." –Grandmother Fa, "Mulan"

Which Disney animated film begins, “Long ago in the faraway land of ancient Greece there was a golden age of powerful gods and extraordinary heroes, and the greatest and strongest of all these heroes was the mighty…”?

With a production budget of $85 million, Hercules only tiptoed over the top, grossing $99 million domestically. It did better on its worldwide gross, but they scrapped the plan for "Hercules II" and replaced it with the direct to video film, "Zero to Hero."

Which Disney animated film begins, “Isn’t this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face, perfect day to be at sea”?

"Come in, my child. We mustn’t lurk in doorways—it’s rude. One might question your upbringing..." –Ursula, "The Little Mermaid"

How did "The Sword and the Stone" begin?

Karl Swenson (1908-1978) provided the voice of Merlin in "The Sword and the Stone." He appeared in many television series and radio programs throughout his career, notably appearing as Father Brown in the radio production, "The Adventures of Father Brown," and Lars Hanson on the television series, "Little House on the Prairie."

Which Disney animated film begins, “Life’s not fair, is it? You see, I-I shall never be king, and you shall never see the light of another day”?

"Oh, yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it or—learn from it." –Rafiki, "The Lion King"

Which Disney animated film begins, “Hey, look, is that Smith?” “That’s him all right, the old sea dog”?

Although it is generally not thought of as a “Thanksgiving” movie, the idea for "Pocahontas" was conceived over Thanksgiving weekend. The development team had already been thinking about doing a "Romeo and Juliet" animated romance when co-director Mike Gabriel pitched the idea to them.

Which Disney animated film begins, “Ahhh, salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend. Please, please, come closer—A little too close”?

“Oh, Al, I’m getting kinda fond of you, kid. Not that I wanna pick out curtains or anything.” –Genie, "Aladdin"

Which Disney animated film begins, “Attention, please, the economic and social council will convene in five minutes.” “G-good day, sir. G-good day, Mr. Ambssador…”?

Initially, a movie about a bear named Louis (and voiced by Louis Prima who also did King Louie in "The Jungle Book"), who escaped from the zoo with the help of mice, was in the planning stages. After Disney passed away and Prima developed a brain tumor, the film was turned into "The Rescuers."

How did "Alice in Wonderland begin"?

"Read the directions directly, and you will be directed in the right direction." –Doorknob, "Alice in Wonderland"

Which Disney animated film begins, “Pretty, huh? I’ll bet a lot of you folks don’t believe that… about a wish coming true… do you"?

"Pinocchio" is one of several Disney movies to contain a hidden Mickey Mouse. When Pinocchio accidentally catches his finger on fire, a chair Geppetto rushes past has the classic Mickey shape for a back.

Which Disney animated film begins, “Elsa—psst, Elsa, wake up, wake up, wake up”?

"Picks his nose? …Excuse me, sir; he is a prince." “All men do it.” “Ewwww.” –Anna and Kristoff, "Frozen"

Which Disney animated film begins,”Wow.” “Mmm.” “Wow.” “Mmm-hmm.” “Wow.” “Yes, Marlin. No, I see it. It’s beautiful”?

To ensure the animation team got the right look for the undersea environment, they were required to take scuba diving classes. In addition, they all attended lectures and took courses in oceanography, ichthyology, and marine biology.

Which Disney animated film begins, “In the beginning, there was only ocean until the mother island emerged-te fiti. Her heart held the greatest power ever known”?

"Okay, first, I’m not a princess: I’m the daughter of the chief.” “…If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” –Moana and Maui, "Moana"

Which Disney animated film begins, “Marie, my little one, you’re going to be as beautiful as your mother, isn’t she, Duchess?"

Walt Disney approved of "The Aristocats," but died before it was produced. It is the last film to end with the line: “A Walt Disney Production.”

How did "Robin Hood" begin?

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” “Or forgetful.” –Clucky and Marian, Disney’s "Robin Hood"

Which Disney animated film begins, “Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am Speed. One Winner. Forty-two losers. I eat losers for breakfast”?

"Cars" used many real-life auto notables. For example, Richard Petty was the voice of Strip “The King” Weathers and Mario Andretti and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also played their automotive doubles.

Which Disney animated film begins, “You poor little fella. It’s all right. Big Mama’s here”?

“Amos Slade, you trigger-happy lunatic! Give me that gun!” “My radiator! Why you blasted female—“ [She aims the gun at Amos] –Widow Tweed and Amos Slade, "The Fox and the Hound"

How did "The Black Cauldron" begin?

“…Are you a lord or a warrior?” “I-I-I’m an assistant pig keeper.” “Oh, what a pity. I was so hoping for someone who could help me escape.” –Eilonwy and Taran, "The Black Cauldron"

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