Welcome to our weekly film quiz: we’ve got no Soul, but we’ve still got 30 film-related questions, including a round on Pixar animated features.
While Pixar’s 23rd feature film, Soul, was due to hit UK cinemas today before the latest lockdown measures were implemented, but as it’s the 25th anniversary of Toy Story this week (I’ll pause while our older readers gather themselves) let’s go ahead with a quiz on all things Pixar. In between the usual trivia about live-action fare, we’ve got a round dedicated to some of the studio’s previous films, including some early funny ones, some nuclear weepies, and yes, the odd sequel.
Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Please do get in touch in the comments and let us know how you did (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Watch out for hopping lamps…
ROUND ONE – This Week in Movie History
This round is about new releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!
- 1968 – “God damn you all to hell” is the final line of which science-fiction classic?
- 1986 – In which martial-arts fantasy film does Kurt Russell play truck driver Jack Burton?
- 1954 – What is James Stewart’s character’s job in Rear Window?
- 1981 – Born this week, who plays Mandy in the 2018 revenge-horror film Mandy?
- 1990 – Which original superhero was created by Sam Raimi after he missed out on directing Batman and The Shadow?
- 2005 – What is the full title of the fourth Harry Potter film?
- 1996 – Which “Club” unites Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler in the comedy of the same name?
- 2002 – Eminem won an Oscar for which song from the 8 Mile soundtrack?
- 1993 – Who stars as the paranoid groom in So I Married An Axe Murderer?
- 2017 – Which comic book movie features an alien supervillain named Steppenwolf?
ROUND TWO – Get Lamped
Pixar have been making movies for a quarter of a century and ahead of their new film this Christmas, we’ve compiled 10 questions on the previous 22 features.
- Soul will be the second of two Pixar movies released in 2020 – what was the first?
- Which toy is voiced by Don Rickles in all four Toy Story films?
- What is the title of the 2013 prequel to Monsters Inc?
- What kind of insect is Francis in A Bug’s Life?
- Which Pixar film opens with an asteroid narrowly missing the Earth?
- 2017’s Coco is set between the Land of the Dead and which country?
- Who provides the voice of Lightning McQueen in the Cars movies?
- Colette, Gustave, and Anton Ego are all characters in which Pixar film?
- In Up, what is the name of the idyllic South American destination where Carl Frederickson flies his house?
- What connects Crush the sea turtle in Finding Nemo/Dory, Edna Mode in the Incredibles films, and Dad’s Anger in Inside Out?
ROUND THREE – Pot Luck
Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!
- Which 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film is based on Philip K. Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”?
- How many Beverly Hills Cop movies have been released to date?
- 2019’s Rotten Romans is a movie spin-off of which children’s TV series?
- What title connects a 1932 Howard Hawks film and a 1983 Brian DePalma remake?
- Who does Lisa Kudrow play in Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion – Romy or Michele?
- How many Days Of Night make up the timeframe of a 2007 vampire movie?
- Composed by Bill Conti, “Gonna Fly Now” is the theme tune from which franchise?
- Who plays Mr Smee in Steven Spielberg’s Hook?
- Forrest Whittaker won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in 2006’s The Last King Of… where?
- And finally, complete the trilogy – Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Honey I Blew Up The Kids…
Ready for the answers?
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