In this week’s film quiz, we’re taking a look back at the last 23 years of DreamWorks Animation, along with some live-action movie trivia too.
On the secret of making more money from voice acting than live action, Jack Black once quipped: “Each year, I do one DreamWorks project then I take all the money to the Oscars and I bet it on Pixar.” While DreamWorks Animation is very much the House That Shrek Built, they’ve come out with almost 40 features altogether in the last couple of decades, including sequels to The Croods, The Boss Baby, and Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron, all due in UK cinemas in 2021. That’s why this week, we’ve got 10 questions about the studio’s animated fare in amongst the regular movie trivia chuffa.
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. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. TRA LA LAAAAA…
ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History
This round is about new UK cinema 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!
- 2021 – In cinemas now, A New Legacy is the sequel to which 1996 sports comedy?
- 1996 – Who plays the cable guy in The Cable Guy?
- 1982 – Which villain connects Ricardo Montalban and Benedict Cumberbatch in different Star Trek sequels?
- 1993 – What is the name of the fictional island where Jurassic Park is set?
- 1987 – Which Coen brothers comedy sees Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter adopt a baby without permission?
- 1991 – Which master cat burglar does Bruce Willis play in the Marmite action-comedy of the same name?
- 2002 – Who plays Shaggy in the live-action Scooby Doo movies?
- 1985 – Which social network shares its name with a character from Disney’s Return To Oz?
- 2010 – In Inception, what object does Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dom Cobb use as a totem to check if he’s dreaming?
- 1963 – Born this week, who connects the films Gremlins, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and Drop Dread Fred?
ROUND TWO – The DreamWorks Animation Round
Here are 10 questions about DreamWorks’ animated features, from their blockbusting franchises to a couple of their less well-remembered films…
- Which character does Antonio Banderas voice in the Shrek movies and a 2011 prequel?
- “When You Believe” is an Oscar-winning song from which film?
- Which comedian wrote and starred in 2007’s Bee Movie?
- What rare breed of dragon is Toothless in the How To Train Your Dragon movies?
- Complete the title of the 2000 movie featuring the voices of Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline – The Road To…
- Based on books by Dav Pilkey, whose First Epic Movie came to cinemas in 2017?
- Who provides the voice of Megamind in 2010’s Megamind?
- Escape 2 Africa and Europe’s Most Wanted are sequels to which film?
- What kind of animal is Turbo in the racing movie Turbo?
- Which veteran director voices a pufferfish called Sykes in Shark Tale?
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!
- “You can’t handle the truth” is a famous quote from which 1992 drama?
- Fat Sam, Dandy Dan, and Leroy Brown are all characters in which musical?
- Who directed 2015’s The Hateful Eight?
- Crystal Lake, New Jersey is a recurring location in which horror movie series?
- Which Marvel Comics character was billed as A New Breed Of Hero in the UK title of his 1986 movie?
- What is the full title of the eighth Harry Potter movie?
- Which country connects the films The Beach, The King And I, and Only God Forgives?
- What title connects a 1984 horror starring Craig T. Nelson and a 2015 remake starring Sam Rockwell?
- Which singer-songwriter’s works feature prominently in 2019’s Blinded By The Light?
- And finally, in which 2004 comedy does Matt Damon have a memorable cameo, singing the catchy number “Scotty Doesn’t Know”?
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