The Disney Classics Quiz Book

by C.J. Booth | Release Date: September 20, 2018 | Availability: Print, Kindle

Test Your Disney Film IQ

How much do we really know about the Disney animated films we watch over and over again? Less than we think. But here's your chance to move into the front row and experience these classics from a new perspective and with new insight into the process and the product of Disney filmmaking.

Disney film maven C.J. Booth compiles not just hundreds of tricky-but-doable trivia questions about Disney's animated films, but also "watch lists" of the hidden Mickeys, Pixar balls, and recycled animation peppered throughout most of these films—very cool stuff which the average fan never notices.

Booth organizes over seven decades of Disney's animated film output into "eras" of related films, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs through Moana, then gives a brief overview of each film followed by a set of fifteen trivia questions, plus instructions on where and how to find the cinematic surprises buried within.

In Cinderella, for example, did you know that there are at least six hidden Mickeys, if you know where to look for them? Or that Pinocchio makes a cameo appearance in Tangled? Or that The Jungle Book contains recycled animation from Disney's "package films" of the 1940s?

You will soon, and the next time you watch the Disney classics, it will be with a fuller appreciation for the genius of the Disney studio.

Table of Contents


The Golden Era: 1937-1942

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs





The Wartime Era: 1942-1949

Saludos Amigos

The Three Caballeros

Make Mine Music

Fun and Fancy Free

Melody Time

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad

The Silver Era: 1950-1967


Alice in Wonderland

Peter Pan

Lady and the Tramp

Sleeping Beauty

101 Dalmatians

The Sword and the Stone

The Jungle Book

The Bronze Era: 1968-1988

The Aristocats

Robin Hood

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

The Rescuers

The Fox and the Hound

The Black Cauldron

The Great Mouse Detective

Oliver and Company

The Renaissance Era: 1989-1999

The Little Mermaid

The Rescuers Down Under

Beauty and the Beast


The Lion King


The Hunchback of Notre Dame




The Post-Renaissance Era: 2000-2008

Fantasia 2000


The Emperor’s New Groove

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Lilo and Stitch

Treasure Planet

Brother Bear

Home on the Range

Chicken Little

The Wild

Meet the Robinsons


The Revival Era: 2009-Present

Princess and the Frog


Winnie the Pooh

Wreck-It Ralph


Big Hero 6




Whose Line Is It, Anyway?

Film to a Song

Everyone Loves a Villain

Character to a Film


The Golden Era

The Wartime Era

The Silver Era

The Bronze Era

The Renaissance Era

The Post-Renaissance Era

The Revival Era


Welcome to this celebration of Disney classic animated movies. I grew up with these classics and have happy memories of watching them with my family and friends.

The book is split into parts, each named after an era (albeit unofficial) of Disney classic films. There are over 1000 questions in over 62 quizzes to challenge and delight you. Each quiz is based on a single Disney film, and each has 15 questions. The question vary in style and difficulty, to make them fun for the whole family. There are questions on lyrics, quotes, details, and story plot, and other elements from the films

I’ve also given you some fun trivia and enlightening information about what you may have missed in the films, including hidden Mickeys, A113 references, and Pixar balls, as well as other tidbits.

Hidden Mickeys

A hidden Mickey is a nod to the Mouse that started it all, portrayed by either items or markings in a scene making the iconic three-circle symbol of Mickey Mouse, or sometimes an actual image of the Mouse himself. I’ve listed the approximate times that they appear in the films. Note that the times are approximate and are taken from the standard-edition DVD or Blu-ray copies of the film, and may not line up if you are watching an extended version or a different format. This applies to the timing hints given for the A113 references and Pixar balls as well. Finally, hidden Mickeys can be subjective as to whether they are intentional, so I’ve listed all instances and will let you decide.

A113 References

At the art school that Walt Disney himself created, the California Institution of Arts, or CalArts as it’s commonly known, A113 was the classroom number where many of the great graphical design and computer-animation artists learnt their profession. The artists celebrate this with “A113” references hidden throughout their films. You will see some of these references as we make our way through the classics, but these references are even more common in Pixar movies.

Pixar Balls

A Pixar ball is a yellow ball with a blue stripe and a red star, originally seen in the Pixar short Luxo Jr. in 1986, which was reshown with Toy Story 2 in cinemas in 1999. Similar to the hidden Mickeys and A113 references, these balls have started to make an appearance in Disney movies. As with the A113 references, they are primarily in Pixar movies, but there are some to be found in the classics, too.

Chris Booth

I am a Disney-mad dad (and husband) from Cheshire in England who works in a project management team and runs a scout section in my local community.

I was first introduced to the world of Disney by a birthday gift of a VHS copy of Robin Hood when I was a child. I watched the tape over and over and eventually for my next birthday was given The Jungle Book which started my collection.

The collection grew over the years as did my love for Disney animation, and I even aimed to become an animator when I was a teen. This did not come true, but I took my first trip to Walt Disney World in Florida in 2006 where my obsession grew and I knew I wanted to be part the Disney fan community.

I hope you enjoyed me sharing my passion for the Disney classics with you in this book.

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