You’ve got a friend in us. This week, ahead of Toy Story 4, we’re putting up thirty questions about the animation juggernaut, Pixar. From their humble beginnings in the 1980’s to one of the highest grossing studios in the world, Pixar has come a long way. Test your skills with Pixar Trivia.
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You’ve got a friend in us this week as we explore the movies and short films of Pixar Studios.
Hey there, I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this is the Dorky, Geeky, Nerdy trivia podcast. Every week, we have thirty geeky trivia questions to test your knowledge.
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The Dorky Round
- What’s the name of the lamp that serves as the mascot for Pixar?
- What actor has voiced characters in every Pixar film from Toy Story to Soul?
John Ratzenberger. He’s considered the studio’s good luck charm. Note: As of 2022, Soul (2020) appears to be his last Pixar film as he was not in Luca or Turning Red.
- What movie is Pixar’s only prequel?
- What’s Lightning McQueen’s number?
95. It’s a nod to the year Toy Story came out
- What fashion designer has an aversion to capes?
- What’s the name of the monstrous bear in Brave?
- Located along Route 66, what town do Mater, Sally, and Doc all call home?
- The phrase “Día de los Muertos” was almost trademarked in anticipation of what film?
- In Finding Dory, Hank is described as what kind of creature?
A septopus (he only has seven arms)
- What 2003 short featured a Jackalope and a shy sheep?
The Geeky Round
- Pixar created computer animation effects for what 1982 Sci-Fi film?
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (they made the Genesis demonstration)
- Bobby McFerrin provided the soundtrack for which Pixar short?
- The title character from Geri’s Game makes an appearance in what feature film?
Toy Story 2. He’s the Cleaner that restores Woody back to new.
- What’s the name of the proprietary software the Pixar makes and uses for its films?
- In the Monsters movies, what’s Sulley’s full name?
James P Sullivan
- Alien abduction plus a driver’s test gives us what short?
- What comedian voiced Remy in Ratatouille?
- What was the first Pixar feature, not directed by John Lasseter?
Monsters, Inc. It was directed by Pete Docter
- The sushi restaurant in Monsters Inc, was named after what stop-motion animation legend?
- Which Pixar short is the first to feature characters from a feature-length film?
Mike’s New Car
The Nerdy Round
- What was the name of the rabbit in Presto?
- How old is Crush in Finding Nemo?
One-Hundred-Fifty Years old. And still young dude.
- Which Pixar film was the last film appearance of Roddy McDowell?
A Bug’s Life. He played Mr. Soil.
- In Up, what’s the name of Charles Muntz’s airship?
The Spirit of Adventure
- Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan play parents in which film?
They play Riley’s parents in Inside Out.
- WALL-E is short for what?
Waste Allocation Load Lifter: Earth-class
- Arlo is what kind of dinosaur?
- Chris Cooper, Armie Hammer, and Nathan Fillion voice characters in which Pixar film?
- Brave was originally titled what?
The Bear and the Bow
- The floor from Sid’s house in Toy Story was inspired by the hotel in what film?
It wasn’t quite infinity and beyond, but we hope you enjoyed the trip. The new Toy Story movie hits theaters this weekend and we’re all excited to see it.
We’ll be back next week with another episode, and here’s your clue:
A little history and geography next week so come back for that.
You can find more good stuff about the podcast over at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. You can also checkout our book of the week, Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull. Mr. Catmull was one of the founders of and the President of Pixar Studios. His book is equal parts history of Pixar as well as an excellent guide to managing technical and creative people. I don’t normally enjoy “self-help” books, but this one was absolutely fascinating.
I hope to see you back here next week. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. Thanks for listening.