Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Disney Map by theantilove Disney Map by theantilove

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.
Big Hero 6: San Franokyo
    Explicitly Stated
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!!!

Add a Comment:
 
:iconhighrollerhydra:
HighRollerHydra Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you'll have to update it for "Inside Out", which started off in Minnesota but the family moves to San Francisco.
Reply
:iconarxielle:
Arxielle Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait

Omfg little mermaid at Puerto Rico?

Yass
Reply
:icondepcow:
depcow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artisan Crafter
Poor Canada!  I was hoping at least ONE movie was based at home
Reply
:iconalanusrex:
AlanusRex Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
"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."

Now the way I see things:

Original media ? I see World's map there. The planet was there long before scumbag Mr. Disney was born. Why scumbag ? Well just because he began stealing legends and figures from a lot of cultures, especially european (Snow White, just to mention her) and copyrighting them under his name.
So when I see World's map with stolen stories from a lot of cultures and below "all rights reserved to Disney/Pixar" - I take a pee AND laugh.
And download the movies/cartoons via torrents if I want to.

Reply
:iconarrathesheerio:
ArraTheSheerio Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Professional Artist
Love it!
Reply
:icondragynn275:
Dragynn275 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! I found this in the "More from DeviantArt" section.
Reply
:iconboltyrandom:
BoltyRandom Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Snowwhite has Whitetailed deer in it. Whitetails only live in America. But the original fairy tale comes from Europe. I'm confused
Reply
:iconalanusrex:
AlanusRex Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
I'm not. :)

Disney has stolen and re-copyrighted like hell.
A thief is always displeased when another thief (or the original owner) steals from him. Thus the "all rights reserved". Clever guys understood that, while sheep-like guys didn't.
Reply
:iconcupcakemew11:
Cupcakemew11 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  New Deviant
WATCH INSIDE OUT AND PUT IT ON THE MAP. I THINK YOU CAN STILL GET TICKETS.
Reply
:iconmilkandcookiesthedog:
Thank god Elsa is FAR AWAY FROM ME
Reply
:iconarxielle:
Arxielle Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I relate to your comment on a whole new level omg
Reply
:iconiamtsman:
IamTSman Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Just to help fill in a gap,

Wreck-It Ralph is based in an arcade in the USA. The city has a billboard for Double U Dees, so I think it's safe to say it's in California. In the very least, the USA.
Reply
:iconkisekaeginger:
KiseKaeGinger Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read the description again
Reply
:iconciskat:
ciskat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy freaking crap you did a LOT of work getting this finished!
Congrats! It's so cool! :D :D :D
Reply
:iconthebronygirl22:
thebronygirl22 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
omg that is so cool! can i put this on my deviantart page??
Reply
:iconthedarkblackcat:
TheDarkBlackCat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Filmographer
DUD OMG FROZE WASENT MADE BY NORWAY IT WAS MADE BY THE USA XD
Reply
:iconlikeisaidpotato:
LikeIsaidPotato Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Not sure if you understand the map properly. But it's where the story took place, not where it was made.
Reply
:iconthedarkblackcat:
TheDarkBlackCat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Ohhh ya thank you
Reply
:iconemperorkirkwall:
emperorkirkwall Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wasn't Anistesia a Disney movie?
Reply
:icontannyin:
Tannyin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student General Artist
No, it's not a Disney movie. However if it was that would have taken place in Russia.
Reply
:iconkyrtuck:
kyrtuck Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya think there might be a slight overkill in the European and American locations?
Reply
:icontannyin:
Tannyin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Bro do you even fairytale? Look at the source material and then come back.
Reply
:iconkyrtuck:
kyrtuck Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly!  There's tons of folk tales all around the world, why only do the Euro ones?
Reply
:icontannyin:
Tannyin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student General Artist
One theory would be most of these were made back in the 50's and earlier? They had weird view points on the world and society back then. Also if you notice it wasn't till around the 90's Disney started making more diverse animated features (like Mulan for example) and it may also have to do with popularity of folk tales in the earlier eras of animation. Maybe the European folk tales, mostly from Brother Grimm (Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping beauty, etc.) were more popular in that time period, and being that animation is a consumer entertainment, you gotta give the audience what it wants.
Reply
:iconeissay:
eissaY Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice but I think Atlantis takes place somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, not the Mediterranean..
Cuz yknow.. "Atlantic"
Reply
:iconlady-mastermind:
Lady-Mastermind Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
No... There are hundreds if not thousands of theories about Atlantis, more than a few staying that it was in the Mediterranean. 
Reply
:iconsamipiplup:
samipiplup Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My headcanon is in Big Hero 6, sometime between the present and the beginning of the movie, _____(means insert either Tokyo or San Francisco, your choice) had a "Big Bad Thingy" happen to it and the newly homeless people were taken in by the other city. The cities basically merged, creating San Fransokyo
Reply
:iconthevcrewdeviant:
thevcrewdeviant Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
Britain and France seem popular..
Reply
:iconfnaflover595:
FNAFlover595 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant
kept on having nightmares of that chicken boy when i was 4.
Reply
:iconelbaf:
Elbaf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
In fact original story similar to Beauty and the Beast waf... Polish legend, from XVI century, first by speaking, then written in XVIII/XIX century, as the most of them to fight with our occupators by culture...
Reply
:iconspanishmonkeys:
SpanishMonkeys Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought Brother Bear was strictly Canadian because of Rutt and Tuke's accents.
Reply
:icondraginkyle44:
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
awesome 
Reply
:iconmangamylove01:
MangaMyLove01 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student General Artist
REALLY PINOCCHIO IS SET IN ITALY???
Reply
:icongooberplease:
GoObErPlEaSe Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOO! Wall-E's in the sea!!! He'll short circuit!!!
Reply
:iconcanttel:
canttel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Holy shizousky!!

Now i can go say hi to pumba!!
Reply
:iconarcadia202:
arcadia202 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Sorry friend but I miss the golden road to be located in mexico
Reply
:iconamazinglagann:
Amazinglagann Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you're talking about Road to Eldorado, that's a Dreamworks movie.
Reply
:iconlittleoma:
littleoma Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Pocahontas, about to be Bh6
Reply
:iconendersmirror:
Endersmirror Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
With everyone arguing about Little Mermaid being Denmark instead of the Caribbean, I'd like to throw my two cents in...although the movie does not actually state where in the ocean she's from, there is still the fact that Eric's ships and coast were within a day's travel from Atlantica, so it would make more sense for her to be based somewhere along the European coasts, since the Americas have never had a Caucasian prince - plus, the architecture had a mix-mashed European feel to them.
Reply
:iconxsamiamrg7x:
xSamiamrg7x Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
This is really cool. It's not something you think of all the time, but it is interesting to see it all mapped out like this.
Reply
:iconmintpower:
mintpower Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Um ariel is danish...
Reply
:iconspartan-180:
SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Bloody hell disney, Australia is a lot cooler than you think.
Reply
:iconthatonepinkdress900:
thatonepinkdress900 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
Reply
:iconjill-of-all-trades11:
Jill-of-All-Trades11 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  New Deviant Student
Little Mermaid technically takes place in Denmark
Reply
:iconfrankrt:
FrankRT Featured By Owner Edited May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't Big Hero 6 technically fall under the "Other" category? I'm thinking of how it's set in a sort of alternate universe, specifically.
Reply
:iconcheddar23:
Cheddar23 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Three bacalers was in Rio de Janeiro, this state is not in the center of Brazil, and UP was not only in Venezuela.
Reply
:iconthegreatrouge:
thegreatrouge Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Interface Designer
cool i didn't know cinderella and sleeping beauty were french XD
Reply
:iconmaxinezorualuna:
MaxineZoruaLuna Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Well I guess Inside Out is going to be fairly easy
Reply
:iconsuperiorjustice27:
SuperiorJustice27 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice amazing Disney map.
Reply
:iconblue-jedi:
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
I think Bambi is actually a Bavarian or Swiss folktale.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download PNG 6250 × 3464




Details

Submitted on
May 4, 2011
Image Size
7.2 MB
Resolution
6250×3464
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
487,227 (73 today)
Favourites
11,684 (who?)
Comments
2,462
Downloads
4,720
×