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History of Disney Quiz

The History of Disney Quiz.

Of the multiple legendary American film studios, few have risen to such titanic heights as the Walt Disney Company. Starting off from some of the humblest beginnings imaginable, the studio managed to garner a passionate following through the creativity and grit of its members. Together, these early animators revolutionized the way people thought about movies. In the process, they started a business that would take the world of entertainment by storm.

To this day, few American businesses are as culturally impactful as Walt Disney. Even though the company’s legacy is far from a clean slate, even when it fell on hard times it managed to come back swinging with brand new ideas for the next big thing. In contemporary times, Disney grows exponentially with its continuous acquisitions of other studios which were once competitors. However, the brand has expanded far beyond the realm of motion pictures.

It is now a titan of television, amusement parks, merchandising, and even video streaming. The studio’s consistent iconography mixed with its family-friendliness have endeared it to audiences of all ages. Some have criticized Disney’s reliance on the nostalgia of its fans, but that reliance on nostalgia continues to bring in the big bucks. By this point, Disney has created some of the most memorable characters the world over. Yet, the studio shows no signs of slowing its juggernaut progress. Every year new Disney films take the box office by storm while the brand continues to expand its horizons into a diverse spectrum of markets.

How much do you know about the history of this iconic company beloved the world over? Take our History of Disney Quiz to find out.

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What cartoonist and visionary, after whom the company is now named, founded Disney studios?
Robin Disney
Michael Disney
Timothy Disney
Walt Disney

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Walt Disney founded his iconic animation studio alongside his brother. What was the name of this brother who handled the business side of their studio?
Roy Disney
Thomas Disney
Donald Disney
Oliver Disney

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In what year did Walt and Roy Disney found their animation studio which would eventually grow into the Disney Company of today?
1945
1939
1930
1923

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What is the name of the cartoon character who has served as the faithful mascot of Disney for nearly a century?
Michael Mouse
Marcel Mouse
Montgomery Mouse
Mickey Mouse

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When Walt and Roy Disney founded their studio in 1923, what was it initially called?
The Disney Castle Studio
E.P.C.O.T. Innovations
Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio
The House of Mouse Animations

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What is the name of this cartoon critter which Walt Disney invented in 1927 as one of his first successful animated characters but who was owned by Universal Studios?
Arnold the Gutsy Bunny
Kipper the Playful Mutt
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Remy the Kind Rat

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What film was Disney's first animated feature?
Fantasia
Sleeping Beauty
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Dumbo

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In what city is Disney World Park located?
Orlando, Florida.
Miami, Florida
Dallas, Texas
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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What was the name of the animation which was the first cartoon appearance of Mickey Mouse?
Steamboat Willie
Mouse at the Helm
Cap'n Mickey
Disney River

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From 1929 to 1939, Disney's cartoon catalog mainly featured entries in a series of animated musicals. What was the name of this cartoon series?
Silly Sing-Alongs
Silly Symphonies
Laugh and Listen
Goofs in G Major

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What 1932 cartoon of Disney's Silly Symphonies series was also Disney's first cartoon released in color?
Nature's Bounty
Flowers and Trees
Arbor Day
Lord of the Valley

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The spirit of Disney's Silly Symphonies series lived on in what 1940 feature film which featured a series of animated scenes set to famous pieces of classical music?
Fantasia
Utopia
Heraldry
Education

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Following the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Disney began construction of major studios in what California city where the company's headquarters still resides?
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Anaheim
Burbank

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During World War Two, Disney made a number of . . . interesting propaganda films for the war effort. What of these propaganda cartoons featuring Donald Duck won an Academy Award for best animated short?
The Cry of Liberty
Quacked up in Berlin
Disney Goes to War
Der Fuhrer's Face

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In a peculiar twist of fate, Disneyland featured which of the following?
History of Disney Quiz
The first operational monorail system in the U.S.A.
The first solar power plant in the U.S.A.
The first ever roller coaster in the U.S.A.
The first ever private security force in the U.S.A.

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Walt Disney famously constructed four exhibits to present at what year's World's Fair?
1952
1956
1960
1964

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The Mickey Mouse Club was a famous Disney afternoon television program which featured a young cast of actors which were called by what name?
The Disney Kids Crew
Mouseketeers
The Youngsters Club
Disney's Model Citizens

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In 1964, Disney released their live adaptation of what children's' book which won five Oscars for its acclaimed acting and musical numbers?
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Mary Poppins
The Love Bug

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One of Disney World's popular attractions is the E.P.C.O.T. Park. What does the acronym E.P.C.O.T. stand for?
Even Pilots for Changing Official Tracts
Early Production Capstone Over Time
Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
Earth Protection Carnival of Thrills

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What is the name of the large golf ball-shaped structure which is the symbol of Disney's E.P.C.O.T.?
Spaceship Earth
Disney Express
The Vision of Tomorrow
The Mirror Stand

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In 1982, Disney released what ground-breaking oddity of science-fiction which saw Jeff Bridges play a programmer who gets trapped in a computer world?
Borg
Tron
Gor
Data

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In what year did the Disney Channel launch?
1980
1983
1988
1995

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What 1989 animated feature started the Disney Renaissance in which the company returned to form making animated musicals?
Aladdin
Pocahontas
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Little Mermaid

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What 1988 feature film's success convinced Disney to return to traditional animation because of its blend of animation and live action?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Lilo and Stitch
The Country Bears
The Love Bug

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In 1995, Disney drastically increased their brand by purchasing what television network which also gave them rights to E.S.P.N.?
H.B.O.
N.B.C.
Fox
A.B.C.

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What animated feature was Disney's first computer-generated cartoon movie?
Chicken Little
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Home on the Range
Pete's Dragon

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In 2006, Disney expanded their animation capabilities by purchasing what famous computer animation company?
Blue Sly
Dreamworks
Pixar
Sony Animations

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In 2009, Disney bought what comic company in order to profit from its successful cinematic universe concept?
Marvel
D.C.
Golden Key
Touchdown

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In 2012, Disney further expanded their list of intellectual properties by purchasing the rights of the Star Wars series from what company?
20th Century Fox
Blumhouse
Lionsgate
Lucasfilm

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In 2019, Disney launched a major streaming service. What is the name of this streaming service?
Disney Forward
Disney Net
Disney Advanced
Disney Plus

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