Do You Know Where These Disney Animals Live?


By: Bambi Turner

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What would Disney's classic "Aladdin" have been without a spirited monkey named  Abu? Or "Pinocchio" without Jiminy Cricket to act as a conscience? And poor Ariel would have spent the first half of "The little Mermaid" talking to herself if it weren't for her animal friend Sebastian. While there's a reason that the stars of beloved Disney films go on to become household names, let's not forget that the movies wouldn't have made quite as much of an impact on pop culture without the stars' animal sidekicks. And then of course, there are the flicks in which the animals themselves take a leading role. Think "The Aristocats," "Bolt," "Chicken Little," or "The Rescuers." These movies all went on to become Disney classics, no princesses required. 

Yet even as the lyrics to songs like "Be Our Guest" or "Under the Sea" roll off our lips long after our childhood days, and we can pick these cherished animated animals out of any lineup, there's still one piece of Disney trivia that might not be as easy to recall — where these animals live. Some are obvious because they are based on classic books — "Robin Hood," anyone — while others require reading the clues presented in the movie, including hints to language, design and local culture or history. 

Think you can guess the locations that some of your favorite Disney animals call home? Take our quiz to find out!

Remember where Hercules and his companion Pegasus live in the 1997 film "Hercules," which is inspired by an ancient myth?

The Greek myth of Hercules, son of Zeus, inspired the Disney animated movie "Hercules." Complete with many familiar names, from the Hydra to Hades, the Titans and Mount Olympia, the movie also features a bird/horse creature named Pegasus, who is gifted to Hercules by his father just before the newborn is kidnapped.


Oh bother. Which of these locales do Winnie the Pooh and his pals call home?

Disney first transformed A.A. Milne's 1920s stories about Winnie the Pooh Bear into a cartoon in the '60s, with a full animated feature released in 1977 as "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh." Pooh, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Piglet and the rest of the gang live in the Hundred Acre Woods, where they receive frequent visits from human friend Christopher Robin.


Where do the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare and the Walrus live in a 1951 Disney favorite?

Set in England, Lewis Carroll's classic book was given the Disney treatment with the 1951 movie "Alice in Wonderland." After following a white rabbit down a hole, Alice ends up in Wonderland, where she meets animals like the Cheshire Cat, March Hare, Caterpillar and Walrus.


Where do Simba the lion and pals Timon and Pumba live in the 1994 flick "The Lion King?"

Simba and pals Timon, a meerkat, and Pumba, a warthog, call Pride Rock their home in "The Lion King." Taking clues from the film, like the fact that "Hakuna Matata" is a Swahili phrase, we can further narrow the setting to nations where Swahili is spoken. These include Tanzania, Kenya, Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, all of which are located in the central part of east Africa.


"Reindeers are better than people," according to Kristoff from "Frozen," but where does his pal Sven the reindeer live in the film?

Ana and Elsa live in the city of Arendelle in the 2013 Disney flick "Frozen." As she chases Elsa to an ice palace on a mountain, Ana befriends a reindeer named Sven, his best friend Kristoff and a talking snowman named Olaf. Based on "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, the movie is set in Norway.


When a young girl adopts a dog in this U.S. state, she has no idea she actually brought home an alien in "Lilo and Stitch."

The 2002 Disney classic "Lilo and Stitch" is set in the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Young Lilo adopts a pet named Stitch from an animal shelter, only to find out that her new dog is actually an alien named Experiment 626, who was created by a mad scientist named Dr. Jumba Jookiba.


Name the city that plays host to a couple of regal amphibians and a trumpet-playing alligator in "The Princess and the Frog."

Set in 1920s New Orleans, "The Princess and the Frog" tells the story of a waitress named Tiana, who transforms into a frog after kissing a Prince-turned-frog. As she struggles to find her way back, viewers are treated to Louis the alligator and his jazz band, as well as Tiana's friend Ray the firefly.


Flounder the fish is Ariel's best friend in "The Little Mermaid," but do you know where he lives?

As Sebastian the crab is happy to point out, Flounder and friends live under the sea. Given that the story is based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, and Andersen is native to Denmark, there is good evidence to suggest that these critters live somewhere near Copenhagen ... perhaps near the famous Little Mermaid statue that draws visitors to the city?


Peter Pan lives in Neverland, but where does Nana the dog call home in the 1953 Disney animated movie?

A Saint Bernard named Nana cares for Wendy, Michael and John Darling in the 1953 movie "Peter Pan." When the kids use pixie dust to travel to Neverland, they meet the mean Captain Hook, as well as a very hungry crocodile who wants to wrap his teeth around Hook's remaining hand.


A pair of mice named Gus and Jaq live in a fine chateau with a princess-to-be in "Cinderella." Remember where the chateau is located?

Disney's 1950 movie "Cinderella" came from a 1697 book of fairy tales written in France by Charles Perrault. The title character's mouse friends Gus and Jaq are turned into horses to pull her pumpkin coach thanks to a resourceful fairy godmother, while her dog Bruce becomes a footman. If you've seen this flick, you might also remember an evil cat named Lucifer causing problems for the poor maiden.


Disney's 1973 version of "Robin Hood" transforms the familiar characters into animals, with Robin and Maid Marion portrayed by foxes. Know where this movie is set?

"Robin Hood" takes place in Sherwood Forest in England during Medieval times. In the Disney version, Robin Hood and Maid Marion are foxes, Little John is a bear, Sheriff Nottingham is a fiendish wolf and Prince John a fearsome lion.


While Dickens' "Oliver Twist" is set in London, where is the 1988 Disney version of the story set?

Disney moved Dickens' classic tale from London to modern-day NYC for the 1988 film "Oliver and Company." The movie stars an orange kitten named Oliver who takes up with a group of dogs, led by a terrier named Dodger, as he tries to survive the mean streets of the Big Apple.


Heihei the rooster accompanies a brave young girl on an epic journey in the 2016 movie "Moana." Know where this movie takes place?

In "Moana," the daughter of a Polynesian chief must leave her home on the island of Motunui and reunite the goddess Te Fiti with her heart to save her people. She is accompanied on her journey by a gigantic demigod and a less-than-brilliant rooster named Heihei.


A cheeky monkey named Abu accompanied the title character on his many adventures in "Aladdin," but can you remember where the pair lived?

The name of the setting for "Aladdin," Agrabah, is mentioned numerous times throughout the movie. Abu the kleptomaniac monkey, who is Aladdin's best friend, lives on the streets of the city as the movie unfolds. The tale is based on an Arabian folk story from "The Book of One Thousand and One Nights," but believe it or not, this original tale was actually set in China!


While Ariel hangs with Flounder in "The Little Mermaid," do you know where Eric's pal Max lives?

Prince Eric is seen with his pet dog Max throughout "The Little Mermaid." As the close companion of a prince, Max the dog makes his home up on land in a lux castle while Ariel and her animal friends Sebastian and Flounder live under the sea.


The title character in "Mulan" is close to her horse Khan and an insect named Cri-kee. Where does the trio live?

When the Huns invade China, Mulan dresses as a man to save her father from military service in the 1998 Disney classic. Her horse Khan, a dragon named Mushu and a lucky cricket named Cri-kee accompany on her battles.


Pongo and Perdita lose their pups to Cruella de Vil in "101 Dalmatians." Know which city the dogs called home in the film?

All is well when Roger and Anita meet and marry in London in "101 Dalmatians," bringing their beloved dogs Pongo and Perdita to live together. That is, until Cruella de Vil steals all of their puppies ... leaving their parents, plus a horse named Captain and a sheepdog named Colonel, to save the pups and bring Cruella down.


Set thousands of years ago among the Inuits, where do the animals in "Brother Bear" live?

Disney's 2003 hit "Brother Bear" is set thousands of years ago among the Inuit people of Alaska. A boy named Kenai finds himself transformed into a bear, and relies on a pair of moose and a cub named Koda to help him regain his human form.


Inspired by the tales of Sherlock Holmes, "The Great Mouse Detective" stars a sleuthing mouse named Basal who lives in this city.

The 1986 Disney feature "The Great Mouse Detective" is a retelling of the Sherlock Holmes stories with animals replacing the familiar characters. Set in London like the original, the movie stars Basal the mouse in the role of Holmes, a rat named Professor Ratigan as Moriarty, and Toby, a hound belonging to Holmes himself.


A mishmash of buffalo, lion, wolf, bear and gorilla, the Beast from "Beauty and the Beast" lived in this European country.

In the 1991 film "Beauty and the Beast," the castle staff, which have been transformed into candelabras, teapots and clocks, sing the song "Be Our Guest." The lyrics to this song give away the Beast's home with the line, "After all, Miss, this is France!" One other animal featured in this movie is Sultan, the castle dog, who is transformed into a footstool for most of the film.


Camelot comes to life in "The Sword in the Stone" as Merlin and his pet owl Archimedes befriend a future king. Where is this 1963 movie set?

The 1963 movie "The Sword in the Stone" is a retelling of the tale of King Arthur, featuring a talking owl named Archimedes. A young boy named Arthur is tutored by Merlin the magician, and becomes rightful King of England when he is the only one who can release a sword lodged within a stone.


A cat in life, Pepita becomes a spirit animal in death. Where did this animal from the movie "Coco" live while on Earth?

In the 2017 movie "Coco," which is set in Mexico and celebrates the Day of the Dead, Pepita is a cat who becomes a spirit animal in death. Officially known as an alebrije, this jaguar and eagle animal mix guides a boy named Miguel through the Land of the Dead and his own ancestry.


Though they hail from NYC, where do the mouse stars spend most of their time in "The Rescuers Down Under?"

After saving Penny in the 1977 movie "The Rescuers," Bernard and Miss Bianca are back at work in the 1990 sequel "The Rescuers Down Under." In this followup tale, the mouse duo head to Australia to save a boy named Cody who is being threatened by poachers.


Where do Duchess and her kittens Toulouse, Marie and Berlioz live in the 1970 flick "The Aristocats?"

The 1970 Disney film "The Aristocats" takes place in early 20th-century Paris. In addition to Mama Duchess and family, the movie features Scat Cat and his jazzy band, Thomas O'Malley the alley cat and a horse named Frou Frou.


Can you recall the name of the town where the sky sorta was falling in the 2005 flick "Chicken Little?"

When the title character, an actual chicken, claims that the sky is falling in the 2005 flick "Chicken Little," the people of Oakey Oaks all make fun of him. It's Chicken Little who has the last laugh, however, when the townspeople learn that the falling sky is actually a well-camouflaged UFO. This film also features Fish Out of Water, a goldfish that makes his life on land.


Remy is a great chef ... trouble is, he's also a rat. Where does this aspiring restaurateur live in the 2007 flick "Ratatouille?"

With a nose for food, Remy from "Ratatouille" would be the perfect chef ... if only he weren't a rat. Instead, he befriends a kitchen worker named Linguini, who works in a Paris restaurant. Together, the pair tries to impress a high-ranked food critic and achieve Remy's dream of cooking glory in this 2007 Disney film.


Name the South American nation, home to the Inca people, where a certain llama lived in "The Emperor's New Groove."

In the 2000 movie "The Emperor's New Groove," a cruel Incan emperor named Kuzco, who rules an Incan area in what is now Peru, is transformed into a llama. As he tries to find his way back to form, he has a run in with a pair of mean jaguars and a sassy squirrel named Bucky.


In the 1995 movie "Pocahontas," the Indian maiden is often seen alongside Meeko the raccoon. Where does this critter live?

OK, if we ignore the fact that the Native Americans actually called it Tsenacommacah, we can simply say that Meeko the raccoon and Flit the hummingbird from "Pocahontas" lived somewhere around Jamestown, Virginia. These animals were the Indian maiden's closest friends as she befriended future husband Captain John Smith.


A clownfish named Marlin goes on an epic journey to find his son in "Finding Nemo." Know where the action takes place?

The 2003 favorite "Finding Nemo" is set in the wondrous Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Marlin follows the trail of his lost son Nemo, a clownfish, all the way to Sydney Harbour before the pair are reunited. The 2014 sequel takes place across the globe at a Marine Biology Institute in California.


Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, where does Baloo the bear from Disney's 1967 version of "The Jungle Book" live?

"The Jungle Book" is set in the jungle of India. It features classic tunes like "The Bare Necessities" song by animals like Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, who try to keep human boy Mowgli safe from a cruel tiger named Shere Khan.


Do you know which city is home to the United Nations, where the mouse stars of "The Rescuers" lived?

The 1997 movie "The Rescuers" takes place in New York City, where a pair of mice named Bernard the Janitor and Miss Bianca launch a mission to rescue a child named Penny from the clutches of the evil Madame Medusa. The animal heroes in this film work for the Rescue Aid Society, a mouse-sized version of the United Nations.


"Brave" features two animal stars, including a creepy crow and a mom-turned-bear. Pick the country where these creatures live.

Red-haired Princess Merida of the Clan Dunbroch shows off her archery skills in the 2012 film "Brave," which takes place in the Scottish Highlands around 1,000 years ago. Merida comes into contact with three animals in the film, including a crow, her black and white horse Angus, and her own mother, who gets transformed into a bear at one point.


Where do the title character, a white Shepherd dog, and his owner Penny live during most of the 2008 production "Bolt?"

In the 2008 movie "Bolt," the title character lives in Los Angeles, where he stars alongside owner Penny in a super-powered TV show. After ending up in New York, he fights his way back to L.A, with the help of Rhino the hamster and a wild cat named Mittens.


Always let your conscience be your guide, like Pinocchio does in the 1940 flick. Know where the wooden puppet and his favorite cricket live?

"Pinocchio" is a 1940 Disney movie set in Italy. It tells the story of woodcarver Geppetto and his creation Pinocchio, who is transformed into a real boy by a blue fairy. A smart cricket named Jiminy helps Pinocchio stay on the right track when he comes to life. Other animals appearing in the movie include a fox named Honest John, Gideon the cat and a whale named Monstro.


Esmeralda is the proud owner of a goat named Djali in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," which is set in this city.

Set in 16th century Paris, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is inspired by Victor Hugo's classic 1831 novel. It is the story of Quasimodo, who lives at the iconic church and falls for a woman named Esmeralda, who owns a feisty, earring-wearing goat named Djali in this 1996 Disney version of the tale.


The city where Mochi the cat from "Big Hero 6" lives is a mixup of San Francisco and this Asian city. Can you name it?

The thrilling 2014 Disney movie "Big Hero 6" takes place in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo, a blend of San Francisco and Tokyo. The movie features a cat named Mochi, who is the pet of a teen named Hiro. With the help of a robot named Baymax and his ultra-smart friends, Hiro forms a gang of advanced superheroes to save his city from disaster.


"Tarzan" is the story of a boy raised by a kind gorilla named Kala. Do you know where this unusual family lives?

A gorilla named Kala raises a human infant in Congo the 1999 Disney version of "Tarzan." The boy grows up in the African jungle alongside animal friends like Terk the gorilla and Tantor the elephant, all while avoiding the evil leopard Sabor who left Tarzan an orphan after killing his parents.


The 1941 movie "Dumbo" got a live-action remake in 2019. Where is this classic story set?

The original animated "Dumbo" movie tells the story of a young, big-eared elephant named Jumbo Jr. who befriends a mouse named Timothy while performing in the circus throughout Florida. A live-action remake in 2019 used real actors and a CGI elephant added in post-production.


Can you remember which mythical city a dog-like creature named Gurgi calls home in the 1985 animated feature "The Black Cauldron?"

In this 1985 film set in the land of Prydain, Taran must take on the Horned King to prevent of army of the undead from taking over. This film based on traditional Welsh folk tales stars a dog-like critter named Gurgi who speaks in the third person using phrases like the much-quotable, "Munchings and crunchings."


Which region do Jim Dear, Darling and their pets call home in the 1955 classic "Lady and the Tramp?"

Viewers of "Lady and the Tramp" learn its set in the Midwest, but the Disney website reveals that the town was based on Walt's hometown of Marceline, Missouri, which also inspired Main Street USA at Disneyland. In the film, a Cocker Spaniel named Lady falls for a mutt named Tramp, sharing a date over a plate of spaghetti at Tony's Italian Restaurant. Other animals appearing in the film include Si and Am, a pair of evil Siamese cats.


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