Curious, cuddly, or crafty - there's a Disney animal for whatever personality that you prefer!
There are two things that Disney does well when it comes to animation: princesses and animals. Disney animals come in a wide variety of styles and forms - quite possibly some of their most iconic being their anthropomorphic animals, like their mascot Mickey Mouse and his friends Daffy Duck and Goofy. However, Disney is also known for having full-blown animals characters in central and supporting roles in some of their most beloved animated films; such as "The Lion King," "Bambi," "The Lady and the Tramp," and "One Hundred and One Dalmatians."
By telling tales with animals on both the big screen and on television, Disney allows their stories to appeal to children even when they have a profound message behind the cute and cuddly characters. Disney animals usually have very straightforward personalities that make for simple yet effective storytelling - whether its an evil tiger, an innocent deer, or a brave lion.
So, are you going to breeze through this quiz or are you going to choke on a hairball? C'mon then, let's get a little wild and jump right into this Disney animal quiz!
The lovable bear first appeared in a story written by A.A. Milne, who based the characters on his son's stuffed animals. The original toy that inspired the franchise was named after Winnie - short for "Winnipeg" - a bear cub adopted by a Canadian soldier during World War I. The bear later became a popular attraction at the London Zoo.
Pumbaa is a clumsy and fun-loving warthog from the animated film, "The Lion King." The amiable, kind, and loyal Pumbaa is a great friend who is always here to help. And when Simba decides to confront his destiny, the devoted warthog Pumbaa is the first to follow.
Not only does Jiminy Cricket sing the most inspiring Disney song ever, he also helps Pinocchio along the way. His main task in the movie is to keep the wooden boy in line, teaching him valuable life lessons about the dangers of temptation.
In the classic Disney movie, "Bambi," the young prince of the forest learns about life, love and friendship. He has great friends - Thumper and Flower - and is in love with his childhood sweetheart, Faline. They end up, later on, having twin fawns, a son and daughter named Geno and Gurri.
In the adorable film of the same name, sweet little elephant Dumbo learns that his unusual yet spectacular ears make him unique and special, allowing him to become famous as the world's only flying elephant.
A kind and lovable bear gave us the song and motto "Bare Necessities," but he was also the "strict" teacher of the cubs of the Seeonee wolf pack. The fun-loving, easygoing, and good-natured bear, along with the grumpy panther, Bagheera, are arguably the main attractions of "The Jungle Book."
Mickey Mouse is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world. His very first released cartoon was "Steamboat Willie," in which he drove a steamboat and faced his worst enemy, Pete. The black-and-white movie was released in 1928.
The lovable and loyal Flounder is Ariel's best friend. Despite his name, he is not an actual flounder, but a tropical fish.
It's hard to find a fish more hospitable, more friendly and more sociable than Dory. She tries to become friends with anyone she meets on her way. And even though she would love to chat with you and tell you her life story... she can't. Dory suffers from short-term memory loss and doesn't remember anything about her childhood or parents.
Jasmine's pet tiger name is Rajah, meaning “king.” He is Jasmine's best friend and fierce protector. He cares deeply for the princess and always supports her throughout the movie.
In the first "Lion King" movie we meet Simba as a cub - playful, joyful and innocent. In the sequel, he is an adult male lion, the king of Pride Rock and the mate of Nala, with whom he has two cubs: a daughter, Kiara, and a son, Kion.
Lady is the pet of Jim Dear and Darling, and the wife of Tramp in the animated feature "Lady and the Tramp." Lady can be rather demure and naive, but she makes a good friend. She is based on a real dog - after seeing sketches Joe Grant did of his pet, an English Springer Spaniel also named Lady, Walt Disney encouraged the artist to create a storyboard featuring the pup. Just like Lady in the movie, Grant’s dog was learning how to deal with a new baby in the house.
Pluto is a playful yellow dog who tries hard to stay out of trouble but usually doesn't succeed. Pluto is a pantomime character - his personality is expressed through pure action. However, you can actually hear Pluto speak once in "The Moose Hunt" (1931), where the dog actually says “Kiss me!” to Mickey.
Just like other "Winnie the Pooh" characters, Tigger is based on one of Christopher Robin Milne's stuffed toy animals. Tigger is fun-loving, overly energetic, reckless and thoughtless. He is probably the most eccentric member of the Hundred Acre Wood.
Bolt is the star of the biggest sci-fi/action TV show in Hollywood. But he doesn't know that this is just a show - for him, all of this is real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved owner, Bolt does everything he can to find a way home.
Goofy can be a bit clumsy sometimes, but he always tries to do his best. He might be not very smart - he got his name because of his clumsiness and incompetence - but he is a loyal friend, willing to do anything when his friends are in trouble.
Timon and Pumbaa are the adorable meerkat and warthog who sang "Hakuna Matata" in the "Lion King" movie. Plus, this duo provided most of the laughs during the movie. It was greatly appreciated since "The Lion King" - even though it's a kids' movie - gets pretty dark at times.
Toby is the dog of Sherlock Holmes, who lives above Basil of Baker Street. Although he is Holmes' dog, he is Basil's best friend and helps Basil solve cases too.
This cute raccoon from the animated film "Pocahontas" is so adorable - we especially love all of his hilarious reactions to events in the movie, his friendliness and his overwhelming love of food.
Pegasus is Hercules' best friend, who was sent by Zeus to protect and support Hercules along the way. He was made by clouds. Even though he is a two-animal hybrid, he still counts as the most adorable Disney animal as well as the most loyal friend shown in Disney's animated features.
Perhaps the coolest Disney character ever, the Cheshire Cat is purple and can disappear. Plus, this mysterious cat is always smiling, Why? Nobody knows.
Who knew turtles could be so cool? Crush and his son, Squirt, a plucky, playful sea turtle, are a great duo that makes the perfect "Finding Nemo" movie even better.
Shere Khan is a cruel Bengal tiger that appeared in both Disney's 1967 animated feature film, "The Jungle Book," and its 2003 sequel, "The Jungle Book 2." His name may have originated from the nickname of the Afghan warlord who ruled in India, Sher Shah Suri.
Dug is a playful, friendly, social and lovable dog who is always kind to people. He loves almost everybody he comes across. Even though he is good at following rules, he gets distracted by some things, mostly squirrels.
Everyone has seen the 1989 Disney classic, "The Little Mermaid," but it's a question we've all wondered since childhood - is Ariel's friend Sebastian a crab or a lobster? Disney says he is 100% crab and Sebastian calls himself a crab in the song "Poor Unfortunate Souls"; however, he looks like a lobster with his massive pincers and a head distinct from his body. So, it seems like this question will never be answered.
As a cub in the first "Lion King" movie, Nala was very playful, spirited and kind. She and Simba were best friends. In the sequel, Nala has become much more mild-mannered and motherly.
Sven is the devoted pet reindeer and best friend of Kristoff, a rugged mountain man. According to the book "Frozen: The Essential Guide," Sven was rescued by Kristoff as a young calf and remained his loyal friend and companion ever since.
Cute, sweet Minnie enjoys dancing, singing and spending time with her friends. She especially loves to look for new adventures along with her lifelong sweetheart, Mickey.
A tiny blue alien, Stitch might not be the ideal puppy, but he’s the ideal best friend for Lilo. Stitch, also known as Experiment 626, is an illegal genetic experiment who has managed to escape from an alien planet and land on Earth.
Kind, timid, soft-spoken Piglet is a great friend who is always willing to help his friends when they are in trouble. Although he is an important character in the "Winnie-the-Pooh" franchise and Winnie's best friend, Piglet was originally omitted by Disney in the first Pooh film, "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree."
The beautiful black panther Bagheera makes up the second half of a great yet weird couple, with Baloo. She teaches Mowgli a few serious rules of the jungle and life, balancing out Baloo's silliness during the movie.
Extremely cute and huggable Mr. Pricklepants was briefly introduced in "Toy Story 3"; however, he is going to be a main character in the upcoming sequel, "Toy Story 4." Mr. Pricklepants was made in Germany and is from the Waldfreunde collection of premium imported plush toys.
Cruella de Vil desperately wants a fur coat - after Roget and Anita decline her offer, Cruella hires the criminal Badun brothers to steal their 15 dalmatian puppies. Their parents, dogs Pongo and Perdita, set out to save their children, all the while rescuing 84 additional puppies that were bought in pet shops, bringing the total number of dalmatian puppies to 101.
The cute rabbit named for his habit of thumping his left hind foot, Thumper was a devoted and loyal friend, always there for Bambi.
Nemo has grown up with one small, weak fin due to a crack in his egg, but his kind and supportive father Marlin assures him that this is his "lucky fin."
In Bambi, we first meet the skunk when he is sleeping in flowers. When Bambi mistakes him for one, he accidentally names him "Flower." Whether or not this is his real name is unknown, but despite the irony, the cute and warm-hearted skunk doesn't mind being called Flower.
Tod is a sweet, kind fox and a loyal friend. His best friend is Copper the hound dog. Despite the fact that the two should be natural enemies, they care deeply for each other.
Disney always wanted to create a character that was slightly more negative than Mickey Mouse, and that's how the bad-tempered Donald Duck was born. His middle name is Fauntleroy, which is revealed in the 1942 film, "Donald Gets Drafted." Reportedly, he is the only major Disney character with an official middle name.
Copper was inspired by a hound dog with the same name that appeared in the novel, "The Fox and the Hound," by Daniel P. Mannix. Copper remains loyal, kind and devoted friend.
Owl's character is obviously based on the stereotype of the "wise old owl." However, both in the books and Disney's animated movies, the quality of Owl's "wisdom" is often questionable.
The tiny dragon Mushu from the Disney animated movie "Mulan" is also a guardian spirit, sent to protect Mulan when she decides to enlist in the army to save her village from the Huns. When the girl teams up with Mushu, together they defeat Shan Yu by blowing him apart with the Chinese New Year fireworks.
Daisy Duck is a part of a fictional family of cartoon ducks involved with Disney character Donald Duck. She is the girlfriend of Donald Duck. She was first introduced in a short film, "Mr. Duck Steps Out," in 1940.
Abby Mallard is a female duck with buckteeth and a slight speech impediment. Even though she is teased for her appearance a lot, Abby is still optimistic and kind. She is Chicken Little's best friend who is secretly in love with him.
Noble and dignified, Zazu is an uptight yet very talkative bird. He served as majordomo to Mufasa, Scar and later Simba. Even at the cost of his life, he protects those under his care, undergoing abuse and threat of death.
A fearless, optimistis bunny, Judy Hopps always had a dream of joining Zootopia's police department. Determined to prove herself, Judy wants to crack a big case, even if it means teaming up with a cunning fox.
Crush is a father of Squirt. Even though he is super old, he is still young at heart, with a laid-back surfer dude attitude that lets him go with the flow. His main goal in the movie is to help Marlin and Dory reach Sydney and save Nemo.
Pascal is a cool character: he is a best friend of Rapunzel, he is a chameleon and he has an amazing sense of humor for such a small animal. Rapunzel's green buddy makes the movie "Tangled" so much better.