Quiz takers of all ages! One of the best part of childhood, for all modern children anyway—was the movies. Cartoons or live action, fantasy or based on reality. These movies were the perfect cure for an otherwise boring Saturday morning. They were the reason to finish homework on a school night, or get up before everyone else on a weekend morning. Movies are good for viewers of all ages, but there was nothing quite like the magic of those childhood movies for transporting the mind and convincing it of the infinite possibilities that life holds.
This quiz covers all the basics, with titles all millennia's will recognize—but only true children’s movies fans will be able to get anything even remotely close to a perfect score on this difficult quiz. The movies children love either transport them to magical worlds filled with fairies and goblins and princesses and knights, or they confirmed that the world could be a confusing place but that children would be okay. These second kind of movies often took place in schools or neighborhoods, and had the effect of a comforting nod that assured us we are not alone. Take this quiz to prove ultimate children’s movie proficiency!
1What is the name of this movie?
Originally based on a Belgian comic franchise by the same name, this series of movies about lovable blue woodland creatures has gained the adoration of children all over the globe. The community of little blue people lives in the forest in a village of mushroom shaped houses. They all have names that can describe them—like sleepy, goofy, clumsy etc. There is only one female inhabitant of the village, but listing her name would be a giveaway here! What is the name of this movie?
2What is the name of this movie?
A remake was released in 2016. This movie is about a boy and his dragon. The boy is an orphan, who is found in the woods after living with Eliot the dragon for six years. Eliot takes care of the little boy until he is rescued, but the pair faces trouble when the little boy tells his human rescuers about his dragon guardian. A heartwarming tale about friends in unlikely places, family values, and the things that are possible when we love. What is the name of this film?
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This Studio Ghibli classic is well known and beloved by fans of all ages, but it is an amazing children’s movie. The movie, which was released in 2001, follows the misadventures of a 10-year-old girl. The little girl is perfectly normal, and disappointed at her parents move to the suburbs. Quite by accident she wanders into a world of gods and monsters, through which she must travel to make her way home. Definitely on the spooky side, but a good animated children’s choice. What is the name of this movie?
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Nothing like a wager between the immortal rulers to add importance to a mortal love triangle. This movie tells the tale of three people living in a small town called San Angel. There are two suitors—Manolo Sanchez, and Joaquin Mondragon—and one beautiful woman—Maria Posada. One immortal ruler lords of the land of the remembered—those who have passed away but are remembered by families, and the other over the land of the forgotten. They make a wager on the suitors, and adventure ensues. What is the name of this movie?
5What is the name of this movie?
“Y'know, me too. That's another thing we have in common. I hate it when you've got someone in your face, you try to give someone a hint and they won't leave, and then there's that big awkward silence... Can I stay with you?” There’s a series, consisting of four movies, in which a talking donkey says the above quote to a big green lovable swamp monster. What is the name of the movie in which the Donkey makes this hilarious quote?
6What is the name of this movie?
In an animated world of Vikings and Dragons, one young Viking by the name of Hiccup Haddock questions the natural order of things. Why, he asks himself and his society, are they fighting dragons? Has anyone ever tried to tame one? He makes friends with a dragon, and the bond the two share changes the relationship between their two species forever. The movie in question became the start of an amazing series. What is the name of the movie that started it all?
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This movie, set in the fictional futuristic city of San Fransokyo—a sci fi mix of San Francisco and Tokyo—follows the story of young Hiro the inventor. When a tragic event occurs in San Fransokyo, Hiro finds himself in danger. Luckily, Hiro is resourceful, and has his trusty sidekick Baymax, and a crew of close friends to help him on his journey. This high tech joy ride reminds kids of all ages of the importance of wit and inventiveness in the face of a crisis. What is the name of this movie?
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One of the older movies in this quiz, this animated movie follows the story of a giant metal alien that came from outer space. The towering metallic creature becomes close friends with a human boy—to whom he means everything. Of course, the rest of the earthlings are less welcoming, and the boy —Hogarth Hughes—must fight to protect his friend from the paranoia of the U.S. powers that be who will stop at nothing to destroy his friend. What is the name of this movie?
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Another oldie, this movie was released in 1992. A timeless tale of environmental recklessness, this movie takes place in a magical forest, inhabited by fairies. The fairies receive warnings about humans from an erratic bat—Batty—who tells them horror stories of human experimentation, but the fairies do not believe in humans until one of them accidentally shrinks a logger. A unique way to tell the story of deforestation, and to make it appeal to youth audiences, what is the name of this movie?
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This old school animated Disney film, which was released in 2003 tells the story of an Inuit boy, who goes by the name of Kenai. Kenai offs a bear in retribution for his own brother’s demise. The spirits, angered at this needless passing, decide to turn Kenai into a bear for his punishment. The movie follows the life of that bear, as Keani adjusts to his new reality, and tries to make amends for his actions. What is the name of this movie?
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Originally an animation, then made into a live action, this is the movie in which Cruella de Vil tries to make a coat out of the skins of a pack of dalmatian puppies that she knows have recently been born. An intensely dark movie, especially for a children’s movie. In this movie, the owner of the puppies fight alongside the dogs parents to outsmart Cruella and protect the little dalmatians, who are way too cute to be made into coats. What is the name of this movie?
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This entirely fictitious animated series is set in a far, far distant past. Long before humans and all sorts of interesting creatures roamed the earth—woolly mammoths, mastodons and saber-toothed tigers. Sloths—distant relatives of the ones alive today of course. In this movie, all those animals could talk, and they did so often as they traveled across the globe. The series, which now consists of 7 movies, started with one. What is the name of the first movie in this series?
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Dr. Seuss, was a children’s author who was well known for his zany sense of humor and hilarious writing style. One of these was made in 2008 and it is an animated movie about an elephant who one day sees a spec of dust go by. He gets it into his mind that he has heard a scream from a spec of dust. This scream he believes, shows that there is an entire civilization living on the dust speck! What is the name of this movie?
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Though the cinematic world usually portrays sharks as mindless machines that claim lives, this undersea children’s movies took a different spin on things. At one point, a shark character who is attempting to change his devious ways and befriend the fish around him says; “I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food…” If only sharks thought that way in real life! What movie is this quote form?
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There have been many movies made about robots. And many of them have been children’s movies! But one stands out amidst the crowd. This movie, which was made in 2005, follows the story of a young robot inventor by the name of Rodney Copperbottom. Copperbottom is the son of a middle-class robot family and he has two dreams in life—to make the world a better place, and to meet his idol Bigweld. What is the name of this movie?
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It’s raining cats and dogs! Or in this case, food items! This 2009 release tells the story of a town that is suddenly inflicted with a case of food rain—thanks to the questionable invention of a local scientist, who thinks his latest gadget to make edible rain is great, until things get complicated. It might seem like a dream, but the lived realities of food falling from the sky make this children movie hilarious and a bit frightening! What is the name of this movie?
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An underwater animated adventure that almost anyone can relate to—parents and adults of course, kids don’t have jobs! This movie is about a fish who works at a car wash, who creates a myth about himself involving the passing of a mafia shark. With its fun animation style, great plot points, and important motto about the dangers of trying to be anyone other than yourself, this children’s movie is one for the books. What is the name of this movie?
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“Through the years I have been known by many names. Diablo Gato, The Furry Lover, Chupa Cabra, Frisky Two Times and then The Gingerhead man. But to most I am _______, outlaw!” The character who this movie features originally appeared in the Shrek series, but fans loved him so much that he got his own self titled spin off movie! This little bandit, voiced by the infamous Antonio Banderas, goes through life with an irresistible and hilarious charm. What is the name of the character (and movie!) who said this quote?
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Its highly likely that animals living in zoos who have experience the outside world would want to return to their homes. This movie operates on that premise, and follows the story of a group of animals who break out of the Central Park Zoo. This action packed animated film for a young audience follows the creatures as they attempt to make their way to a certain island, which they believe will be a safe haven for them. What is the name of this movie?
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A little rat dreams of being a chef. He escapes his sewer home, much to the chagrin of his family of rats who think he would be better off living the simple life. Remy the rat travels to Paris—culinary capitol of the world—to pursue his dreams. A human finds a job in the kitchen, but does not know how to cook. It seems unlikely that the two could ever forge an alliance. And yet… What is the name of this movie?
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It’s a good thing Po is a fan of martial arts, because this lazy Panda who works in a noodle shop is one day accidentally chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and needs all the help he can get. This 2008 film (which was followed by a 2011 sequel) is an testament to what one can accomplish when they believe in themselves, and when they have no other option. Po’s life changes completely when he is chosen, and viewers are taken along for the adventure. What is the name of this movie?
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Strict rules are important, but for one family, the times are a changing and the rules must be left behind. When this family of cave men finds their house destroyed by a disaster—a build up to an even bigger that they refer to as “The End” the family must leave the comfort of what they know and journey, together, to find a new home. A heartwarming tale about family, and loosening up, what is the name of this movie?
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The first of a series about the adventures of a group of lovable animated monsters, this movie takes place at a high-end resort run by no other than the infamous vampire—Dracula! Life is good, and simple, for the count at his resort, where monsters can cut loose and relax far from the eyes of humans. That is until a human boy finds his way to the resort and falls in love with the counts teenage daughter. What is the name of this movie?
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A classic tale of a man adopting two daughters, and finds himself slowly becoming a better man. Except this man is a super villain who will stop at nothing to rule the world. Mauahahahaa! With the help of his little yellow minions this big bad daddy raises two little girls, while still keeping up his main hobby of attempted world domination and general evil. This movie started a franchise that has grown to become one of the most popular in the current moment. What is the name of this movie?
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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.” This short but memorable quote comes from a Dr. Seuss book which was recently made into an animated joy ride of a children's movie. The movie follows the story of a boy searching for a tree. He sneaks out of town, to hear the story of an old man filled with regret over singlehandedly destroying the environment against the wishes of a forest guardian he befriended in the past. What is the name of this movie?
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All older siblings are skeptical of their younger siblings at first. The difference between them and Tim, the seven-year-old narrator of this movie, is that most younger siblings don't arrive at the front door in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. Tim is rightfully suspicious of his new younger brother, but learns to work with him when he reveals that he is a spy on a secret mission to stop a sinister plan and avoid an epic battle. What is the name of this movie?
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Foster care is tough. Foster children, unlike orphans, are not adopted out of orphanages but rather live for a while with one foster family, before being moved to another. Such is the story of Gilly Hopkins, a brash 12 year old who is determined to break the spirit of every foster parent she encounters. Until she encounters a woman named Maime Trotter. Gilly finds a place for herself she could never have dreamed of in Maime’s home. What is this movie?
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Originally a book written in French by the aviator, poet, and aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this delightful animated film about a young prince on an interstellar journey to visit earth is one for the ages. The movie, which contains all of the timeless motifs of the film, stole the hearts of critics and fans of all ages with its daring little protagonist, and elegant style. Though it is an animated space movie, there is no other quite like it. What is the name of this movie?
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“Like, zoinkes gang, what do we do” The cartoon gang known for their talking dog and their propensity for traveling around in the so called mystery gang and unmasking bad guys came to the big screen for two feature length films in the early 2000s. The first of these live action films was released in 2002 and follows the reunion of the gang years after a heartbreaking split. They travel to an amusement part island ominously named ‘Spooky Island’ to solve a case. What is the name of this movie?
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Over the generations, there have been many versions of this wonderful—if a bit spooky tale. In it, a boy wins a golden ticket, inviting him and a handful of others to visit the most famous and secret chocolate factory in the world. Once inside, the boy finds a place more wonderful than he could ever imagine—but also more dangerous. The chocolate maker has invited a group who somehow are all children, on the pretense of a tour, in order to pick out an heir to his factory. What is the name of this movie?
31What is the name of this movie?
This is another story that has had multiple movies made for it, and children's movies fans of different ages will remember animated movies, or live action ones. Some will remember one cast of characters and other, a different set entirely. A young girl falls down a rabbit hole—adventure ensues. The girl must make her way past a mad hatter, and a life-threatening queen. She finds herself in a tea party, and growing to twice her height—then shrinking back down again. What is the name of this movie?
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When a group of children in England find a magical land hidden in the back of a wardrobe, they have mixed reaction at first. When they journey through the wardrobe, they find a lamppost that marks the beginning of a magical world beyond their wildest imaginations. Pure escapist pleasure, this movie-based off a wildly successful series of books—is one for children's movies fans of all ages. What is the name of this movie?
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"Dearest children —since we've been abroad we have missed you all so much… At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey” What is the name of the movie in which a trio of orphaned children receive the letter containing this quote from their parents?
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The one holiday movie on this list—this movie about a big green pessimistic monster was easy to watch all year round. The creature, who lives on the edge of a town called Whoville hates Christmas more than anything, and will stop at nothing to make sure that no one gets to enjoy the holiday. That is until he meets little Cindy Lou Who, who manages to slowly befriend him, and melt his cold grumpy heart. What is the name of this movie
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Based on the series of novels by Beverly Cleary, this good for the whole family movie is sure to make anyone smile. The movie, which follows the story of a highly adventurous and self motivated third-grader, dives into the special nature of a sibling relationship when two parents are struggling. The girls must rely on each other, even when they embarrass each other, because though their parents are present, they are having a hard time. What is the name of this movie?
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Originally a movie about a board game that sucks players into it and won’t release them until they have won the game, this movie got a modern upgrade in 2018. The film now tells the story of four high schoolers in detention who find an old dusty video game and get sucked into it. The movie, which stars Jack Black and The Rock among others, is a great modern spin on a favorite childhood classic. What is the name of these movies?
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What would happen if a princess from a fairy tale magically appeared in New York City? Such is the premise for this 2007 movie, which follows the story of a beautiful young woman from a fictional magic land who is banished by an evil queen to far away New York City. When she arrives, the maiden discovers a whole new world and though it takes her time to adjust she eventually falls in love with—of all people—a lawyer. What is the name of this movie?
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This Disney-Pixar animated film drove critics wild with joy when it was released in November 2017. It is a delightful, vibrant, and colorful ode to the power of music, and the stubborn optimism of youth. A young boy with a dream of being a musician just like his great grand father, ends up journeying to the land of the dead on Dia De Los Muertos. There, he encounters his history and decides his future. What is the name of this movie?
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An early Ann Hathaway movie, this is based off of a book that seems almost like a Cinderella spin off. A young woman in the fictional land of Fray has a curse of obedience put on her by an overenthusiastic fairy. When her evil stepsisters and step mother find out, she must set out to find the fairy and break the curse. Along the way she falls in love with Prince Charmant—who is being manipulated by his evil uncle. What is the name of this movie?
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Mothers and daughters don’t always get along, and sometimes they have to go to drastic measures to work out their differences. When the mother daughter pair in this movie discover they have magically switched bodies thanks to a fortune cursed fortune cookie, they freak out. Over the course of the movie, they work out their differences, and get their originally bodies back—with plenty of laughs along the way. What is the name of this humorous movie that conveys both the challenges of being a parent, and the challenges of being a teenager?
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Nothing makes bedtime like a good bed time story. But what happens when all those bed time stories start coming true? This is the premise of the 2008 film staring Adam Sandler as a hotel handyman who is looking after his niece and nephew when he realizes that all the stories he has been telling them are manifesting in reality. Sandler’s character—Skeeter—decides to make the most of the situation, but doesn’t account for the effect of the children’s contributions to the stories. What is the name of this movie?
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After hours at the museum, all the exhibits come alive and adventure ensues. Such is the premise of the trilogy, staring Ben Stiller as a night guard at the U.S. Museum of Natural History. Stiller’s character—Larry Daley—is way over his head when he realizes that the simple night job he was bargaining on is actually the adventure of a lifetime. Though they all start at the Museum of Natural History, in the second and third films the cast travels to other museums as well. What is the name of this series?
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Who didn’t wish their toys would come alive when they were a child? One movie tells the story of a store where all of the toys are magical, alive and unique. The store has a magic book which can conjure things up, and enchants individuals of all ages. That is, until the owner of the store decides he is going to leave. Though he thinks he will be leaving the store in good hands, it disagrees and throws a temper tantrum. What is the name of this movie?
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This children’s movie is about a Nanny who uses magic to improve the behavior of the children she is charged with watching over. The Nanny, who starts off looking like an ugly old witch, gradually improves in aesthetic beauty as the children’s behavior improves, until at the end she is a beautiful woman. Usually taking care of seven children has the opposite effect, but not for this magical Nanny! What is the name of this movie?
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Based on a beloved children’s picture book published in 1963 by the well-known and well-loved children's author, Maurice Sendak, this movie follows the story of a young boy who runs away from home. The boy then sets sail for an island filled with strange monsters, that take him in and eventually make him their king. The little boy romps and stomps with them, and inspires children everywhere to embrace their wild side. What is the name of this movie?
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Not just another movie about an orphan, this 2011 children's adventure movie follows the story of a young orphan boy who lives in Paris—in the walls of a train station. The movie is set in the 1930s. The young boy is on the case of a mystery that involves his father and a mechanical work known as an automaton—a sort of early robot. Along the way, the young boy makes unlikely friends who help him solve the mystery of his departed father. What is the name of this movie?
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An inspiring movie about a dolphin who gets a second chance at life after being found stuck in a crab trap, this 2011 tear jerker follows the bond that develops between a little boy, and the dolphin his family rescues. Though the dolphin looses his tail to the trap, our heroes find a way of making him a prosthetic one, and he is eventually taught how to swim again. An enduring tail of cross species friendship. What is the name of this movie?
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Based on the best selling children’s book series, this movie follows the story of three siblings who move with their parents into a creepy old house in what feels like the middle of no where. Things are going ok until the children discover there is more to the house than meets the eye. In a book hidden in the house, the youngest finds a ring through which one can see goblins and trolls and all sorts of monsters who begin a battle for the book. What is the name of this movie?
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In a film of make believe made real, viewers follow the magical friendship between two young friends who conjure up a fantasy world into which they journey to escape reality. Their world, which is hidden in the forest, can only be reached through a certain route and is full of tree giants and other strange magical monsters. The movie, which is every child’s dream, chronicles this happy escapism, right up until tragedy strikes, and the magical world is forever lost to them. What is the name of this movie?
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Singing chipmunks? Who would have guessed a story about singing rodents would become such a successful children's movie franchise? The chipmunks, who are something of a singing group, star in several animated movies as well as one live action movie (the people are live action, the chipmunks are still animated) and a TV show! The various stories include the trails and tribulations of a chipmunk band hoping to make it big, and then the perils of stardom that await them once they make their big break. What is the name of this franchise?