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All rights reserved to Disney/Pixar. They own all the characters and stories portrayed and this is just fan work done inspired by their work. I am not making any money off of this, I am only a humble and devoted fan. These are only small thumbnails and do not harm the original media. Thanks ^_^


I'm working on trying to get to everyone's comments and questions as quickly as I can! I'm a firm believer in peer review and I want my map to reflect the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. And if possible leave me a link of where you found my map, I'd love to see where everyone's coming from. :)


Please feel free to comment and ask questions. Please read through my explanations first before criticizing. My criteria was based on the following priorities:
FIRST: Movie was placed based on the location IMPLIED IN THE DISNEY/PIXAR VERSION
SECOND: If the movie was too vague to determine a location, the original story/myth was consulted. 
This map portrays 48 full length Disney animated features and 10 Pixar animated features (counting all 3 Toy Storys as one, and both Monsters movies as one) and their respective locations on earth:

NORTH AMERICA
Little Mermaid: Caribbean
    Although the author and original story are Danish, the wildlife is clearly tropical. There is simply no way to have that type of flora and fauna anywhere near Denmark. It is very reasonable that The Little Mermaid movie could take place on theDanish colony, now known as the US  Virgin Islands.(thanks so /u/theflyingbarney) Another big clue is the fact that in the beginning of the movie the storm is referred to as a "Hurricane." Something Europeans knew very little about. (thanks to /u/Cheesecakejedi)
Brother Bear: Northern Canada, Alaska.
    The people in the movie are cast as Inuits, who inhabit both northern Canada and Alaska.
Meet the Robinsons: US/Canada.
    Lewis mentions being from Canada but the tone of the family seems like they are American.
Bambi: Northern US/Canada.
    Though originally a German story, the collection of animals clearly indicates North American wildlife. [from the bambi wiki] ""Disney took the liberty of changing Bambi's species into a white-tailed deer from his original species of roe deer, since roe deer do not inhabit the United States, and the white-tailed deer is more familiar to Americans.""
Fox and the Hound:Northern US/Canada
    Although the feel of the movie definitely seems Appalachian, there are simply no Grizzly Bears in Appalachia, which would put the movie more north.
Chicken Little:US
    Generally Midwestern American feel (corn fields are present) but no specifics given
Home on the Range:Western US
    The movie takes place on a cattle ranch with several noticeable arch formations shown throughout.
Lady and the Tramp: North Eastern US
Small town America feel. Shown celebrating Fourth of July. A song sung in the beginning of the squeal puts the movie in New England.
A Bug's Life: Texas/Mexico Border
    Due to the rainy season present in the movie and flight the grasshoppers take to summer in Mexico puts the movie close to the New Mexico/Texas southern border.
Icabod Crane: Sleepy Hollow
    Explicitly stated
Oliver and Company: New York City, US
    Explicitly stated
Pocahontas: Virginia, US
    Explicitly stated
Incredibles: Midwest/Chicago, US
    My logic for The Incredibles is based mainly on the design of the city. The city definitely does not have a West Coast or Midwestern feel, and my top two choices where either Chicago or NYC. I went with Chicago based on the following comparisons:
The elevated trains: The Incredibles vs Chicago Where it is true that NYC has elevated trains, Chicago is much more well known for them and the style of the ones in The Incredibles reflects the Chicago style.
The streets: The Incredibles vs Chicago Again, a definite Chicago feel, Chicago has a much more industrial feel to the city streets. City Profile/Water Front: The Incredibles vs Chicago I think this one speaks for itself. Parks/Foliage: The Incredibles vs Chicago
. In response to the Emeryville idea. The city is referenced twice: 1. The street names are real Emeryville street names 2. When Hellen activates the GPS in Bob's suit the GPS zooms in on the San Fran area. So it's impossible for it to be both his home town and where Syndrome's secret hideout it. Especially given the long plane ride they must take to get there.
Toy Story:Small Ohio town
    The idea here was to place the Toy Story movies near Chagrin Fall, Ohio which is the popular theory for where they are located. It is based on the idea that it is the home town of Lee Unkrich(co-director of several Toy Story movies), and there is a Go Tigers sticker in Andy's room. (The mascot for Unkrich's high school.) The weather is also consistent with Ohio in that they get a heavy blanket of snow at/around Christmas.
Bolt: Hollywood
    Explicitly stated
Cars: Arizona, US
    Radiator Springs is found on Route 66, significantly East of Los Angeles, which would put it somewhere in Arizona.
Lilo and Stitch:Hawaii, US
    Explicitly stated
Princess and the Frog: New Orleans, US
    Explicitly stated
The Rescuers:New Orleans/ Bayou, US
    Explicitly stated
Dumbo: Florida, US
    Where he is "born" and a bulk of the movie takes place
 
SOUTH AMERICA 
Emperor's New Groove: Peru
    Explicitly stated
Up: Venezuela
    Explicitly stated
Three Caballeros: Mexico, Brazil and Argentina
    Explicitly stated
 
EUROPE
Robin Hood: England
    Explicitly stated
The Great Mouse Detective: London, England
    Explicitly stated
Sword and the Stone: England
    Explicitly stated
Winnie the Pooh: England
    Although the real life bear that Winnie the Pooh is based on is from Canada, the books are actually set in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England.
Alice in Wonderland: England
    Although never explicitly stated in the movie, the writer was Englishman Lewis Carroll.
The Adventures of Mr. Toad: England
    Explicitly stated
Black Cauldron: Mythological Wales
    The author, Lloyd Alexander, was inspired by Welsh mythology.
101 Dalmatians: London, England
    Explicitly stated
Peter Pan: London, England
    Explicitly stated
Cars 2:England
    The last and big part of the movie is set in England.
Brave: Scotland
    Explicitly stated
Snow White: Germany
    The movie is not explicit enough to definitively decide its location, so the original work of the Brothers Grimm puts it in Germany.
Sleeping Beauty: France
    This movie is based on the Charles Perrault version of this story, there is an abundance of fleur de lis, and the French national anthem is played to announce the arrival of Princess Aruroa. (thanks to /u/DrRegularAffection)
Pinocchio: Italy
    An Italian story and they are near mountains by the sea.
Tangled: Germany
    The movie is not explicit enough to definitively decide its location, so the original work of the Brothers Grimm puts it in Germany.
Cinderella: France
    When they revamped It's A Small World, Cinderella was placed in France (next to the Cancan dancers and Eiffel Tower) with Jacques and Gus. Video Relevant @ 2:35. Also, one of the new Mickey shorts takes place in France and at one point we see Cinderella. (thanks to /u/rustylime)
Hunchback of Notre Dame: Paris
    Explicitly stated
Beauty and the Beast: France
    Explicitly stated
Aristocats: France
    Explicitly stated
Ratatouille: Paris, France
    Explicitly stated
Hercules: Greece
    Explicitly stated
Atlantis: Mediterranean
    The movie never explicitly states where the Atlantis they are heading for is.  The best approximation would be the more historically proposed location which would be in the Mediterranean Sea. A common misconception with this location is that it should be Iceland; however Iceland is the location of the Shepard’s Journal, not Atlantis itself.
Frozen: Norway
    The presence of Norwegian architecture, art and landscapes (namely mountains and fjords) put in the movie in Norway.
 
AFRICA
Tarzan: Nigeria/Gabon
    Although never explicitly stated, due to the wildlife and the proximity to the coast, the movie would have to take place in either Nigeria or Gabon.
Lion King: Kenya/Tanzania
    The location of Mt Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti are located here.
 
ASIA
Jungle Book: India
    Explicitly stated
Mulan: China
    Explicitly stated
Aladdin: Saudi Arabia/Iran
    Explicitly stated
 
AUSTRALIA
Rescuers Down Under: Australia
    Explicitly stated
Finding Nemo: Great Barrier Reef
    Explicitly stated
 
OTHER
Dinosaur: Pangea
Treasure Planet: Alternate Universe
Wreck-It Ralph: Cyberspace
    Although the arcade has a location in the real world, the characters live in cyberspace, which is an alternate universe to ours.
Monsters Inc.: Alternate Universe
Wall-E: Future Earth/Space

Frequently Asked Questions:
Why is The Little Mermaid in the Caribbean, and Atlantis in the Mediterranean?
    Read the description again, I'm more than open to critiques.
Where is Anastasia, American Tale, Balto, Prince of Egypt, Megamind etc?
    Sorry, they aren't Disney/Pixar movies.
Where are Mary Poppins, Song of the South, Pete's Dragon etc?
    Although these are all Disney movies with animation, they are not fully animated movies.
Why is there no love for Russia or New Zealand?
    Sorry, not my fault! Email Disney about it :P
Why no love for Canada?
    Canada actually has two movies! They share Brother Bear and Fox and the Hound with the US.

Where is Big Hero 6?
    Once I see the movie, I'll make an assesment and put it on the map!

I am trying to get to everyone's comments! I'm going through them all trying to answer them. But I do love some of the great observations you guys make. Thanks!!!

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:iconjenny-theanimator:
jenny-theanimator Featured By Owner 42 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love for Disney to make a movie that takes place in Russia, any point in Russia's history would make a GREAT story!
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RedWes Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
I thought Wall-E was somewhere on the west cost of the United States.
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J4m35c Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Looks like quite a lot of research went into this.
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Realangrybirdplush Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
That is very accurate.
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:iconhidden-member-ruise:
Hidden-Member-Ruise Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Super cool map. :)
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:iconlt-colonel-sharpy:
Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Atlantis was in the Middetrrainian Sea?
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leedragom Featured By Owner 4 days ago
where are hiccop and toothlessD:
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DreamilicousDoodlez Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Those are not Disney movies! X'DDD
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Riolu947 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
Oh, well done! Thumbs Up 
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WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2015
The only countries missing here are Japan and Russia.... We shouldn't go to Russia though... it sucks there.

Right along with Iceland and Greenland... does anyone care about those countries? Cuz they definitely haven't done either of the poles either.
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:iconhidden-member-ruise:
Hidden-Member-Ruise Featured By Owner 2 days ago
And Ireland.
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:iconwhitelynx57:
WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Ah yes there too. I can't believe I missed that.
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:iconhidden-member-ruise:
Hidden-Member-Ruise Featured By Owner 2 days ago
And maybe Canada, we're not sure about Brother Bear.
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Demifan92 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I love frozen is is located in norway :) I've always wanted to go!
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RandomeBlondie Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
The only thing we have that is impressive is the fact that there is imposible to see the horison cus of our mountans and hills.... + if you go far enough north the sun do not rise in the winter and there is midnight-sun in the summer... nothing speciall here... nope

Im Norwegian i swear...
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KnightSlayer115 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Notice the the many UK based films
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S-concept Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is missing one in Japan =D
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XHerpin-n-DerpinX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Artist
What's missing? 
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PumpkinPieCrazy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Big Hero 6 states that it is in San Fransokyo. So this makes it either in Tokyo or San Francisco.
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WEED-DORlTOS Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
What about song of the south?
that takes place in Alabama 
or does it not count due to being in the vault 
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Artistic-Ebba Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nothing in sweden..what a bummer.
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samiesam418 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I think Big Hero 6 is in Tokyo, japan.
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WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
I thought I commented on this before, but apparently not... anyway, fantastic researching, and here's some tidbits I can add on confirming locations in Europe by using the period fashion for some of the more famously disputed early disney princess films. (I'm a fashion student and costumer, and fashion history and period costuming is easily my favourite subject...)
Snow White- Her iconic dress (the blue bodice, yellow skirt, standing collar and slashed sleeves) is very, very reminiscent of 17th-century German fashion. Standing collars, puff-and-slash sleeves, wide skirts and several colours in a gown were very fashionable in that period. The stepmother is from a whole different period with her clothes, but the wimple, standing collar and what you can see of the gown design make it lean towards German medieval fashion- the ladies there had some WEIRD headress getups by the end of the middle ages (check out the horned hennin/headress...). Likewise, the architecture screams German/Austrian.
Sleeping Beauty- The movie states it's the 14th century but I think they meant the 1400's in the FIFTEENTH century, because they're easily a century off for their fashions. Don't look at Aurora because her outfit is right out of it's 50's premiere time, but, look at the courtiers- extremely fashionable in France in the late middle ages were steeple hennins (the steeple hats you see in so many "princess" getups), which were not generally seen in England, Italy or much of Germany.
Cinderella- A bit of leeway with the designs, but the huge skirts and hairstyles at the ball set it in about the mid-Victorian era when the crinoline skirt was at its peak (approximately 1850's-1870's). It was fashionable over pretty well all of Western Europe, but there's not only the names, and I seem to recall some signs of fleur de lis, that makes it French. France not having a monarchy would make it disputable, though, as France abolished theirs before the 1800's. Hmmm, maybe Monaco or Belgium? Belgium has French as an official widely-used language, retained its monarchy and Monaco is a Principality and borders the south of france.
 I haven't seen Frozen yet, but just google "Traditional Norwegian dress". There are MANY resemblances.
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WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Okay, that would have been better suited to a standalone comment, not a reply to mine that relates to the dress styles linked with historical fashion and has NOTHING to do with dinosaurs.
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:iconmkbrony:
MKBrony Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My mistake. How about I hide my comment and you hide your reply. That way no-one will see this conversation.
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ValiantToxin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Disney sure does love England.
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Artificial-Thunder Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this concept! The only things I would change is putting Toy Story more towards California as the setting seems to have a lot of those influences, and I think Bambi was a story that originated in Central Europe rather than the middle US.
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:iconmkbrony:
MKBrony Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, but the species of deer that Bambi was in the book was changed to a North American species for the primarily US audience.
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Artificial-Thunder Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough.
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RainbowDashMlpFan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member Student Artist
Omg elsa is so close to me!  Withered Balloon Boy/Girl Intensifies! (Chat Icon) 
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LollipoppopXD Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Omg the Incredables take place where i live o.o
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mlp-and-smLunaLover Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Good job!
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Alphadyne Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Hold on, I thought atlantis is in the Atlantic ocean not the Mediterranean sea, or am I forgetting something from the movie?
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4Soldiers Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Writer
This looks amazing. Great job on putting this together.
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:iconmkbrony:
MKBrony Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
By the way, Dinosaur takes place in prehistoric South America, not Pangea. Pangea is the super-continent from the Triassic period where only the first dinosaurs existed. The Iguanadon and Carnotaurus that featured in the film were from the late Cretaceous period, where the continents were, at that point, starting to come close to their formations in modern times. While the Iguanadon was a species that existed worldwide, the Carnotaurus specifically came from south America. I think the best bet to the film's location would be somewhere close to Argentina, if not further south. I'll have to look up the location of where the first Carnotaurus fossil was discovered.
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Cristosius Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Well detailed!
Great Job ;)
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GoliathDoesFlash66 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
AWESOME
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SilverBuller Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Totally awesome. Just one small mistake. The Little Mermaid takes place in Denver, which is between Norway (Frozen) and Germany (Tangled). It's for this reason that it's widely believed that the sunken ship Ariel and Flounder explored was the one Elsa and Anna's parents were on when it sunk.
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MariposaLass-93 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Writer
That could possibly explain why Sebastian the Crab sounds like a Jamaican in the Little Mermaid film.
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Sli-ka Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Eastern Europe :(
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Sandramimosa Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
It's time for Disney to make something with Chile and its folklore! They would love some of our legends 
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eziomercer4 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  New member Student Artist
big hero 6 is in tokyo
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Silverlegends Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's San Fransokyo, an alternate universe.
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GhadaHijazi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think Alladin happened neither in Iran Nor saudi arabia , Iraq fits more because it was the capital of the Abbasi Calphits were Calphis Prince's were living and ruling.
Its not Iran nor Persia because the culture is different from arabs and all names in the movie are Arabic.
Anyway, its in the Middle East!
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xXUnoriginalNameXx Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
iirc the original text states it takes place in china
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MiguelTheSniper Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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GhadaHijazi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, but Alladin happened in Iraq not Iran, the story is from a book from That Era called Arabian Nights ( The Abbasi caliphs era) i assume.
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