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Sunday quiz: Name these animated films

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Sunday quiz: Name these animated films

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1. On November 22, 1995, this movie was released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery. The movie features two lead characters, one named after the second man to walk on the moon and a sheriff voiced by Tom Hanks. What movie was this that launched the Pixar revolution and was a box office hit?

Answer :

Toy Story

1. This 1937 animated movie became the first ever to release a soundtrack of all the songs featured in it. It became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time and was re-released multiple times. When the producer of the movie won an Oscar in 1938 he was given eight awards in total, one being a normal award and the rest miniature statuettes. What movie was this?

Answer :

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

1. This 2004 animated movie was the first Pixar movie to feature an all computer-generated human cast and no main animals. The animators were all given copies of the medical textbook Gray’s Anatomy to help them figure out how the human body moves. They ended up creating a new technology to animate detailed human anatomy and clothing. What movie is this that follows a family who hide their true selves in accordance with a government mandate and attempt to live normal lives?

Answer :

The Incredibles

1. This 2016 animated movie features a total of 64 different species of animals. To get the minor details right, the animators had to study individual strands of fur and how they moved for different animals. Among other things, they learned that polar bear fur is transparent and appears white because of reflection, and that a strand of fox fur is dark at the root and lighter towards the tip. What movie is this in which pop star Shakira played the role of a gazelle?

Answer :

Zootopia

1. To ensure that they got the feel of the characters in this movie, all the animators were required to take courses in ichthyology and have scuba diving lessons. The movie went on to become a blockbuster hit but had some interesting ecological consequences. Due to demand for the lead character as a pet, the species’ numbers in the ocean dropped dramatically. On the other hand, many viewers decided to release their pets into the wild, which led to the introduction of alien species in certain locales. What movie is this?

Answer :

Finding Nemo

1. This 2015 animated movie’s five central characters had intentional shapes. The main character is shaped like a glowing star and the others like a red brick, blue teardrop, grey thin nerve, and a green broccoli. The animators consulted psychologists and studied neuropsychological papers to ensure that they got their characterisation correct. What movie is this which is entirely set in the mind of a young girl who moves from Minnesota to San Francisco?

Answer :

Inside Out

1. This 2001 movie was based on a 1990 book by William Steig. Steven Spielberg bought the rights to the book, and making this movie saved his studio, Dreamworks SKG, from going bankrupt. This movie won the first ever Oscar for best animated feature. What movie is this whose title character gets his name from the Yiddish word for ‘terrible’?

Answer :

Shrek

1. This 1994 movie is an animated re-telling of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Initially it was planned as a documentary, but was later made into a musical. It went on to become the highest-grossing hand-drawn animated feature of all time. The movie’s soundtrack is responsible for Hans Zimmer’s only Academy Award till date. This film also introduced a Swahili phrase into common usage after two central characters sang it to the main character. What movie is this which had a live-action remake released in 2019?

Answer :

The Lion King

1. This 2017 movie is entirely based around the holiday of Dia de los Muertos and was the first big-budget animated movie to have an all-Latino principal cast. To make some scenes truly authentic, animators studied videos of musicians who had cameras attached to their guitars. The producers and animators spent a lot of time in Mexico doing their research in order to make the movie as accurate as possible. What beautiful tear-jerker of a movie is this?

Answer :

Coco

1. This 2005 Dreamworks animated movie follows the adventures of a group of four friends after they are marooned on an island in the Indian Ocean. The movie was responsible for the sudden increase in popularity of a certain species of mammal that is native only to that island in reality. These animals are known for their pointed snout, large eyes and long tails. Their name comes from the Latin word for ‘ghost’. Which movie is this and what animal is this whose most famous specimen is called Julien?

Answer :

Madagascar, Lemur

Sunday quiz: Name these animated films

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