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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.
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!!!

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:iconsandalaia:
Sandalaia Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
I love Meet The Robinsons, Lady and the tramp, Frizer, L&S, The Incredibile, Brave and Rapunzel.
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Gojira5000 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The closest I've ever gotten to pinpointing a location to _Dinosaur_ is that it's somewhere in South America (probably close to the northern half), but the fact that it has styracosaurs, brachiosaurs and such make it much harder to pin.

So the most logical point is "Somewhere in the New World"; most likely the northern parts of South America, as it's the closest logically we can get with that movie (as there are iguanodonts in South America, and Carnotaurus is from South America), but it's definitely not the same as the one in our world. If I _had_ to place it, I'd go with Patagonia, personally; it's the closest to the faunal arrangement seen in the movie.
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RedFalconRanger Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
I love Toy Story because it was one of my childhood Disney Movies. But it was awesome.
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:iconerarosaimmortal21:
erarosaimmortal21 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Cool! It's interesting to see where each movie was based. ^^
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Soluna17 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
San Fransokyo is actually a made-up city combining aspects of San Francisco and Tokyo. Big Hero 6 is based on Marvel comics. Stan Lee created several mashup cities, provinces and countries including Latveria (Latvia and Siberia) and Transia (Transylvania and Serbia). Technically you aren't wrong in this case as this made-up city was actually built over an existing one (San Francisco) after the 1906 earthquake. (marvel.wikia.com/wiki/San_Fran…) However it is an alternate universe, so it could go either way.
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:iconhirohamada:
HiroHamada Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You forget to add Inside Out, it located San Francisco!
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:icondcaldwell101:
dcaldwell101 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2015  Student Artist
Anatasia is from Russia, Balto is from Alaska. And Prince of Egypt, I thought it was obvious, Egypt. Mary Poppins was in London, Pete;s Dragon was in the North Eastern part of Maine, and as for American Tail they start in Russia then move to the US.
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Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Not Disney movies. Those are all Dreamworks Animation or Don Bluth, wit the exception of Mary Poppins.
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:icondcaldwell101:
dcaldwell101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student Artist
Well, either way there is your answer. And one day they might make a Russian princess
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JordyLuck Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
WOW!
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kitsunelove Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2015  Student
I'm actually not too certain about the Sleeping Beauty one. I believe in the Disney movie it's actually supposed to be the English version, with some additional inspiration from the rest of Europe (mostly France) because the story was that widespread. Though it could be a strange joint story between France and England and that's why we have two royal families in the film.

CONTEXT CLUES:
• An illuminated manuscript with gold leafing opens the film.
• Aurora’s name before she knows she is a princess is Briar Rose, which is a rose that has been prevalent in England since ancient times.
• Prince Philip says to King Hubert, “Now, Father, you’re living in the past! This is the 14th century!” when he thinks Aurora is a peasant and still wants to marry her.

sourced from here;
www.buzzfeed.com/eugeneyang/if…
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erarosaimmortal21 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You make a good point. Yeah, it is set in England based with French themes because the story varies.^^
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Twytchums Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Disney clearly needs to base more movies in Russia. lol
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CidolfasSilverwing Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
YEAH! >w<
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InfinityPrincessArt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome!😃
Though I always thought Frozen's Arendelle was based of Arendale in Norway?
And that is on the other side In South 😂
But I could be wrong
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:iconbrony4all:
brony4all Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Student Artist
what about making a island for Pixar
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:iconhami2000:
Hami2000 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  New Deviant
Great work! This is very interesting.:happybounce: 
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:iconsebs20:
Sebs20 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I like your map very much, and you make a point that I never knew (about The Little Mermaid and the flora and fauna, you could shake the theory Rapunzel-Frozen-The Little Mermaid o: )

But Atlantis, I always thought it was in the Bermudas Triangle o: 

Well, I like it very much!!! (Oh, and there was a movie about an airplane that was in Chile and Argentina e.e)
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TheWanderingCactus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Yay! Thank you for adding Big Hero 6! ^^
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:iconwoofdogg:
WoofDogg Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, very interesting 
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:iconlolwhoopie:
LOLWhoopie Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting.. Peridot~Durr... 
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:icondogy9978:
dogy9978 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you just give us the location of Atlantis... WOAH!!!
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:iconjackiedolamorefan:
JackieDolamoreFan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Where are you going to put Zootopia and Moana in next year? 
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:iconlavapelz:
Lavapelz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
WOW!
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:icontruearena111:
TrueArena111 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student General Artist
I think Inside Out should be put on here.

San Francisco is its setting of course. (If you've seen any trailers, you'd know.)
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:iconpuppyinabox:
puppyinabox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So...
Much...
M'rca!
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:icontoddntheshiningsword:
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap this is amazing
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xXLunarStar1218Xx Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This Is So Amazing! Thanks So Much For Doing This!!! :D
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:icondaoko:
daoko Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is so cool ! ive always wondered where all the disney movies took place . nice job!
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sailorvulpix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
England has so many Disney movies...
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:iconbooomer127:
BooomeR127 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
And where is the cartoon character from the beautiful Anastasia ?
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:iconraptor-bait:
raptor-bait Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just Disney, Anastasia isn't a disney movie.
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:iconwolfryhedgies:
WolfryHedgies Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student General Artist
So... Big Hero 6 should be in the other category, like I said to one person. Reason? San Fransokyo is not actually a real place in the Americas, and it's not stated in the movie to be of either America or Japan. It does take references to San Fran and Tokyo, but it's not really those places.

I know; I watched the movie.
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lorddragonborn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Sleeping beauty is not for france.
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ScroogeMacDuck Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Robin Hood may take place in Naboombu instead of England. The opening narration first states English with illustrations of humans, then we meet Alan-a-Dale the Rooster, and he says that he's going to tell the story the way it's told "in the Animal Kingdom". The "Animal Kingdom" has chances to be Naboombu, especially when you see how much the universes are similar ! 
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Ripperfangs Featured By Owner Edited Jul 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Argentina= Paraguay (?)
xD
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:icondragonkingofthestars:
actually we known were dinosaur took place: Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico near the town of Chicxulub, we know this because dinosaur starts off with a the meteor impact, the
Chicxulub impact that knocked out the dinosaurs.
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:iconnightengale1028:
nightengale1028 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
I agree with this  exsept atlantis I would say its more up in the atlantic itself than the medertreainian.
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:iconveki-kun:
veki-kun Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
finding nemo guys are hilarious XD hahaha
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:iconaman-bk201:
AMAN-BK201 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  New Deviant
🙌 ye India too
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:icontheswedishelf:
TheSwedishElf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Inside Out starts in Minnesota and then mostly takes place in San Francisco, so that can be added now. :3
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:iconkonan20:
konan20 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
mal tem no brasil Cry forever 
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:icondarkspihatsuko124:
Darkspihatsuko124 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student General Artist
CARAMBA OUTRO BR
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:iconhankmillenium:
HaNKmillenium Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, there's ACTUALLY a San Fransokyo?!
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:iconwolfryhedgies:
WolfryHedgies Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Nope. There's a San Francisco and a Tokyo, but not a San Fransokyo, which is entirely made-up and should at least be in the other category.
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kylehen8645 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Writer
Incredibles is in california and the pacific
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:icondrewstick:
DrewStick Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Agar.io, right? :p
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:iconhighrollerhydra:
HighRollerHydra Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  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.
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:iconarxielle:
Arxielle Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait

Omfg little mermaid at Puerto Rico?

Yass
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:icondepcow:
depcow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Poor Canada!  I was hoping at least ONE movie was based at home
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