Can You Tell Which Decade This Disney Animation Is From?

By: Kennita Leon
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Walt Disney Animation Studios, headquartered in California, is a company that creates some of the world's favorite and most recognizable creatures and characters on the big screen and on television. The question is, have you been enough of a fan of theirs throughout the years to tell us which decade each of these animated scenes belongs to? 

Walt Disney Studios was founded almost 100 years ago and has since gone on to create numerous feature films, among other things. Although the company was founded in 1923, it wasn't until 1934 that they decided to create feature films. In 2006, the company expanded when it acquired Pixar Animation Studios, where the likes of "The Incredibles," "WALL-E," "The Good Dinosaur" and "Ratatouille" were made. They have collaborated with the Disney parks and resorts, with video games such as "Disney Infinity" and "Kingdom Hearts" and with other, smaller projects like "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Toy Story" and even "Mary Poppins." 

So, if you think you've got what it takes to be in the extreme minority of Disney fans who can tell us the decade and maybe even the year each of these creations is from, take this quiz! Let's see how well you've been paying attention. 

In this 2016 film, Moana stars as a fearless teenager on a daring journey across the Pacific to save her beloved island of Motunui and its people. Moana generated over $600 million against its $150 million budget.

This 1988 film is based on the 1981 novel by Gary K. Wolf, "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?" Roger Rabbit is a Toon star that becomes caught in a whirlwind scandal when his wife's alleged lover is murdered. It is up to private detective, Eddie Valiant, to find out the truth and free Eddie.

Ponyo, released in 2008, tells the story of the unlikely friendship that is formed between five-year-old Sosuke and the goldfish Ponyo, who longs to be human. The two must decide how to coexist when their two worlds begin to clash. Ponyo was a hit, earning over $200 million at the box office.

After creating lots of trouble for his friends, the restless Tigger travels through the Hundred Acre Wood in search of his own kind. "The Tigger Movie," which was released in 2000, shows Tigger embarking on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of family.

When a beautiful princess is cast off into the deadly forest, seven dwarf miners come to her aid and take her into their loving home. Though the award-winning film was released decades ago, in 1937, it remains a children's classic to this day.

In this 1997 Greek mythological film "Hercules," Hercules is a half man, half god that must earn the respect of the gods of Mount Olympus. He must use and manage his supernatural strength to conquer the evil villains that threaten his journey.

Winnie the Pooh is a lovable bear that maintains a lively spirit while overcoming a series of mishaps with his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" came out in 1977.

The orphaned Tarzan of the African jungle is happy and content with his adopted gorilla mother until other humans visit the forest. The elated Tarzan is happy to discover others like himself but is soon torn between his gorilla family and the crafty humans.

In this 1981 animated film, "The Fox and the Hound," children learn the value of friendship and overcoming obstacles together, through the tales of Tod the Fox and Copper the hound.

In the city of Monstropolis, monsters reign supreme and work at Monsters, Inc., where they collect the screams of children to generate energy in their world. All of this changes when a young girl named Boo enters Monstropolis and alters their outlook on humans forever.

Peter Pan is a 1953 fantasy film, based on the novel by J.M. Barrie entitled "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up." In the film, three young children are delighted to find that Peter Pan, the subject of all their bedtime stories, has come to life and taken them to his island of Neverland, where children remain young.

In "Finding Nemo," a young clownfish attempts to be free from the watchful eye of his father. Nemo the clown fish's plans go awry when he is caught by a diver and taken ashore. While his father, Marlin, and his friend, the forgetful Dory, navigate the perils of the sea to bring him to safety, he devises a plan of his own to escape.

Flik, a clumsy bug living in Ant Island, jeopardizes the lives of all the other bugs in the colony when he destroys the seasonal contribution that they must give to the grasshoppers. In this 1998 film, "A Bug's Life," the innovative Flik sets out on a journey to redeem himself and save his colony.

This 1995 animated film shows the secret life of toys and all their rivalries. Woody was once the favorite doll of his owner, Andy, until he was replaced by Buzz Lightyear the action figure. When his jealousy causes trouble, the two must form a truce and reunite with their beloved Andy before it is too late.

This 1940 tale tells the story of a carpenter's wish upon a falling star, that transforms his woodwork into a real life puppet - Pinocchio. To become a real boy, Pinocchio must prove to be good and honest but the poor puppet encounters a terrible curse and tells many lies, which causes his nose to grow very long.

The city of Zootopia is the home of just about every mammal, including Judy Hops, the first police rabbit in the force. In the 2016 film "Zootopia," Judy, determined to prove herself capable to her dismissive boss, forms an unlikely alliance with a crooked fox to save her career.

Punished for his arrogance by his advisor, Yzma, young Emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama and exiled to the desert. Luckily, he gets help from village leader, Paca, and is inspired to change his selfish ways before returning to his rightful place on the throne. "The Emperor's New Groove" came out in 2000.

When an ailing father is ordered to join the Chinese military, his daughter takes his place through clever impersonation before her identity is eventually revealed. Nevertheless, in this 1998 film "Mulan," the fearless Mulan wards off a Hun invasion and protects her country with the help of her dragon, Musha.

This 1955 film, "Lady and the Tramp," features the love story of two dogs: Lady, the American cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a homeless mongrel. When Lady's privileged life takes a downturn and she finds herself on the streets, she forms a friendship and a liking to Tramp, her protector. However, more problems at Lady's home threaten their budding romance.

This 1989 Disney movie, "The Little Mermaid," features the teenage mermaid, Ariel, who often visits the seashore and soon falls in love with a handsome prince. Her longing for life on land places her in major trouble, and it is up to her father, King Triton, to save her.

The perfect romantic tale of two Dalmatians is interrupted when their litter of 15 puppies is stolen. Cruella De Vil is the villain of this 1961 film, "101 Dalmatians." She is intent on using the adorable puppies to make fur coats. Their parents, Perdita and Pongo, team up with canines across the country to save their young.

Arlo is a dinosaur who forms a friendship with a young boy he names Spot, and Arlo helps him to return home to his family after being separated during a rainstorm. This charming 2015 prehistoric film only generated a little over $300 million and was a flop for the film studio, Pixar.

Retired superhero parents, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, emerge from their mundane lives to fight crime once again when a robot threatens to take over their world. This 2004 Academy award-winning film grossed over $600 million against its $92 million budget.

Dumbo is an underestimated and ill-treat elephant who discovers a unique talent that changes the course of his life. Spanning only 64 minutes long, this 1941 film is one of the shortest movies to be released by the entertainment company, Disney.

In this 1959 classic film, "Sleeping Beauty," a bitter and jealous witch places a terrible curse on the beautiful princess, Aurora, so that she may die on her 16th birthday. Thanks to three good fairies, the curse is weakened, but they must rescue Aurora once and for all, before it is too late.

The musical aspirations of 12-year-old Miguel are not appreciated by his family. Nevertheless, the young musician and his friend, Hector, travel to The Land of the Dead to uncover his family secret. This 2017 film, "Coco," won several awards, including The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Animated.

The life of a happy go lucky 11-year-old is turned "Inside Out" when her parents relocate to San Francisco. This 2015 film brings to life all the various emotions that she encounters while adjusting to her new home - Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust.

Much to her father's dismay, Pocahontas, the daughter of a soldier, falls in love with an English captain, John Smith, when he visits her home in the New World. In this 1995 movie, "Pocahontas," the duo struggle to find the balance between maintaining their romance and preventing chaos among their peers and loved ones.

Tired of being the villain in the video game, Fix-It Felix Jr, Wreck-it- Ralph conceives a plan to be the hero for once. However, when his quest for heroism takes a nasty turn, other game characters come to his rescue to help restore peace to their world once again.

Arthur is a poor boy living in England who meets the acquaintance of Merlin, the wizard. Soon, he is taught valuable life lessons that lead to his participation and victory in the jousting tournament, where he is crowned King of England. "The Sword in the Stone," which was released in 1963, is an adaption of a novel of the same name.

This 2013 award-winning film, "Frozen," features the reclusive Queen Elsa, who accidentally cursed her kingdom of Arendelle to a harsh eternal winter. Her sister Anna and her friends - Kristoff, a reindeer and a snowman - trudge through the snow to reverse the curse and ultimately reunite the two siblings.

"Bambi" is a 1942 film that tells the tale of a young deer's life in the forest, filled with fun times with friends and tainted by tragedy. This film was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Music for "Love is a Song" and Best Sound.

After being deceived by his evil Uncle Scar, young Simba flees the jungle and his responsibility as king. Years later, he seeks the help of his friends to take his rightful place on the throne and defeat his evil uncle. This 1994 movie, "The Lion King," was a worldwide hit, garnering over 900 million dollars against its $45 million budget.

In "Brave," Merida, the fierce daughter of King Fergus, defies the tradition of her land and unleashes chaos in the kingdom. The defiant young princess must use her archery talents and brilliant mind to must reverse the terrible curse before it is too late.

Bolt, the heroic dog in a fictional television show, believes he's a superstar with real powers. When misfortune lands him on the streets of New York, he travels with a hamster and a cat to find Penny, his owner. This 2008 film, "Bolt," received the Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Film.

In this 1991 film, "Beauty and the Beast," a selfish prince who was transformed into a beast as a punishment captures the father of a young woman named Belle. Though she exchanges her freedom for her father's, he once again ends up in trouble and it is left to Belle and her new-found love to rescue him and live their own love story.

When a clever but insecure destitute frees a magical genie from a bottle, he is granted three wishes and is transformed into a wealthy prince. In this 1992 film, "Aladdin," the title character uses his newfound status to win the affections of Princess Jasmine but must race to secure her love before another potential suitor reveals his true identity.

"Cinderella" is a 1950 film that has transcended time. It features the story of an ill-treated young girl who hopes to find true love and meet the handsome prince at the upcoming royal ball. When her wicked stepmother disallows her, her fairy godmother and friends conspire to make her dream come true.

Three cats are destined to inherit a fortune from their owner, Madame Bonfamille. However, her jealous and conniving butler plots to eliminate them and dump them in the countryside. In this hilarious 1970 comedy, "The Aristocats," the cats seek the help of a tomcat to bring them back to their home and fortune in Paris.

In "Tangled," the lives of an escaped thief and an imprisoned girl cross paths when the bandit, Flynn Rider, finds refuge in the tower that has been her home for her entirety. This 2010 film features the restless Rapunzel, who forms a partnership with Flynn in order to enjoy her freedom discover her true identity.

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