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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:

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
Emperor's New Groove: Peru
    Explicitly stated
Up: Venezuela
    Explicitly stated
Three Caballeros: Mexico, Brazil and Argentina
    Explicitly stated
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.
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.
Jungle Book: India
    Explicitly stated
Mulan: China
    Explicitly stated
Aladdin: Saudi Arabia/Iran
    Explicitly stated
Rescuers Down Under: Australia
    Explicitly stated
Finding Nemo: Great Barrier Reef
    Explicitly stated
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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BBTSC Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Student General Artist
Wow, wow, WOW! This must have taken forever to figure out the location of ALL these movies! :happybounce:  AW! so AMAZING!
Guyverman Featured By Owner 2 days ago
They explicitly stated that Alladin was in Arabia, yet you pointed in in Iran.
Poyo58 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
I haved learned something
jayjay0607GenX Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Life-For-Sale Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What a perfect work... Thank you for this!
bumblebee131111 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I read that Brother Bear and Fox and the Hound and i think Bambi take place in Canada
Covelina Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
T H I S  I S  AN  E P I C  W O R K ! ! ! 
niroel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
ah...Big Hero 6 is in San Fransokyo ^^
luka1184 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2015
While Arendale is based on Tøndelag i Central Norway, the story itself is based on a book by Hans Christian Andersen, who is not Norwegian, but Danish. Most of the names of the people in the film are both Norwegian and Danish names though. But there isn't any mountains here, so in that regard Norway makes sense :)
RoseRuby13 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Also in behind the making of Frozen which aired around thanksgiving they specifically said that they modeled it after Norway and Incorporated Norwegian themes like the swirls of Elsa's magic 
jonathan856 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
thank You. nice I had wondered about the move locations :)
Natchaotix Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
great job
Bambideerfan Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2014
What I can say is that Bambi has its place in the territory of the Katahdin Mountain in Maine. I knew for a long time , Bambis Story takes his Place in Maine . This was even told by Walt Disney in interviews. What location just stood out for me as I watched the film , to determine a location in Maine of the film . and I had a recognized success. in the scene where Bambi looks down on the camp of the hunter, the outlines of a very high mountain in the background can be seen. This mountain has two peaks , resembling the look of a volcano . However, he looks just like Mount Katahdin from a certain perspective . And there is only one mountain in Maine , which can be as high and look like this. Mount Katahdin . It was clear to me: Bambi's story takes place in the Katahdin Mountains in Maine .
faridjoss Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  New member
Big hero 6 takes place in San Franokyo a cross between Tokyo Japan, and San Francisco CA lampu led motor . you could argue that it takes place in one or both of these areas 
TheWanderingCactus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Actually, I think it's definitely more San Francisco than Tokyo. You can actually tell just by looking at pictures of the two cities. Going off of the landmarks, for example, there's a bridge very much like the Golden Gate Bridge which serves as a very recognizable landmark in San Fransokyo and a part of the story, but there is no Mount Fuji in the background.

San Fransokyo is like a San Francisco cake with Tokyo frosting: you see the very strong Asian/Japanese influence everywhere (more than there already is in San Francisco and more distinctly Japanese) but at it's core it's San Francisco.

I've never been to either city though, more's the pity.
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually The Little Mermaid takes place in Denmark, I think
Phenenas Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Read the description.
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GiganticMan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
This is awesome!
EsmeAmelia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I believe the arcade where Wreck-It Ralph takes place is in California. I seem to remember one of the directors saying that.

Big Hero 6 is set in "San Fransoyko," a hybrid of San Francisco and Toyko. Good luck getting that on the map.
Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I am surprised that there are no Disney movies from the nations of the former Soviet Union. My knowledge of that part of the world is sadly limited but I am certain there is a wealth of stories to be told.
daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are a LOT!  One of my favorites is The Frog Princess, which Disney will likely never do, since they made The Princess and the Frog.  However, if they were to include Make Mine Music, which was a theatrical release, then there is a segment with Peter and the Wolf, which would be there.  I'd love to see Make Mine Music broken up into its segments so that they can be placed on here...

That would add:
The Martins and the Coys - Kentucky/West Virginia area
Blue Bayou - probably Louisiana (or round about there between Texas and the Florida Panhandle)
All the Cats Join In - Generic suburbia in America
Casey at the Bat - Probably somewhere around Chicago
Peter and the Wolf - Russian Empire
Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet - New York City
The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met - New York City/Atlantic Ocean

I would add Melody Time there, but there're real people in Blame it on the Samba.  But, the Three Caballeros also has Dora Luz singing in "You Belong to My Heart," so I'm not sure it should be up there.
Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
The Frog Princess sounds interesting, I will have to look that up. I have heard the music piece for Peter and the wolf but I did not know it was part of a larger story. You learn something new every day. That is something I will have to look for too. I read Casey at the bat but I am unfamiliar with the others.

This is exciting, I am going to look all of these up! Thank you!
mothergoosemusic Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  New member
What about Fantasia, Planes, Duck Tails, Frankenweenie, The Nightmare Before Christmas? Mainly I can't believe Fantasia didn't make the cut. I can understand if the others don't because they can be debated. I don't know your set criteria when it comes to the others. I hope you will include Fantasia because it does meet the requirements of being a Disney Movie and it is fully animated.… Also there is a sequel which is Fantasia 2000… but I am more concerned with the original. Just thought I would point it out. 
daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there are actually "live-action" parts to Fantasia, where you see the Orchestra, and the conductor.
daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lady and the Tramp: I think that the people who did the sequel didn't pay much mind to the fact that the town in the original was actually based off of Walt's home town, Marceline, Missouri, just like Main Street U.S.A.
Snow White: Some of the things that imply it's set in Germany is the clothing, the architecture, the music, and such.  Snow White, as a face character in DisneyLand and Disney World is found in Germany in the Epcot Center.

On that note, Cinderella and Aurora are face characters found in the France area of the World Showcase, at least when they're to be found out and about there.

My only issue with the Little Mermaid thing is... that CASTLE!  I mean, a European Prince living in a palace on a Caribbean island, that looks like that?  I'd believe it being somewhere on the Mediterranean coast before the Caribbean.  Additionally, Sebastian was originally slated to have an English accent. 

Tarzan, I would say, while difficult to determine, that Gabon/French Congo is the most likely, because of overlapping territories of the Leopard/Forest Elephant/Gorilla/Mandrill Baboon/Hippo/Black Colobus/marabou stork.

Though, I'm curious, why no Arjun, Ducktales: The Movie, A Goofy Movie, or James and the Giant Peach, and are you going to be updating as they're released (like Moana, coming out in a couple years)?
mothergoosemusic Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  New member
Am I correct when I state that James and the Giant Peach isn't fully animated? Because I believe it begins with a real boy. Her criteria is that it much be full animated. That is why Mary Poppins and such isn't on the list. 
daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is true!  It has been quite a while since I've seen it, of course, I believe it was also stop-motion animation, so I am not sure that counts, either. I've noticed that The Nightmare Before Christmas isn't up there, either.  However, Ducktales, Goofy Movie, and Arjun remain. >_>
thelionessprincess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Tarzan takes place in Uganda. It even said so during their "behind the scenes", since they did go there for inspiration. The gorillas in this movie are silverbacks; there are only about 700 left in the wild today, and they only live in east Africa. Plus, my mom grew up in Uganda, so I think I know what I am talking about. Please don't hate me, though, sorry if I appeared rude, I just wanted to get the facts straight.
daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Silverback" is a term for an adult, male gorilla, because their hair starts to turn "silver."  Prior to that, they're called "blackbacks."  If they're supposed to be in Uganda, they got a lot of the fauna wrong, not to mention it's kind of landlocked, so the whole scene of his parents biting the big one wouldn't happen.  Also, there is no direct steamship travel from Uganda to England.
KritterKid Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought the bear from Fox and the Hound was an overgrown American Black Bear.
daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It likely is, given the black fur and the much lighter muzzle, as well as the shape of the head.  Someone got a 9 ft. one a couple years ago.  On the other hand, it seems to have a hump on its back that would lean toward grizzly.  Not too happy with the ambiguity, but it's not like a lot of money went into that movie for actual nature study.
KritterKid Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Plus there is a badger in the forest, which don't live in Appalachia.
daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, badgers can be found in the western part of Pennsylvania, which is considered part of Appalachia.
KritterKid Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thanks.
princessoftheweirdos Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dang, No Irish one's. Well thats a bummer
EstrangeloEdessa Featured By Owner Edited Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
'Kay, I don't know if this comment is welcome coming out of the blue like this, but I was looking through Incredibles screenshots (for reasons of my own) and the movie definitely takes place in California.… Look at the return address on that envelope. 

Of course, that's the city of Metroville, where the Parr family relocates after all the superhero lawsuits. The city at the beginning of the movie is called Municiberg, and most of the screenshot/real-world comparisons you linked to were of that city. So I guess it would be quite possible that the movie begins in Chicago but the bulk of it takes place while the Parrs are living in Emeryville? 

I hope my nitpicking is welcome. :)
ChaircarMao Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Good,I really like such a kind of summerize.
Luletu021 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gemini-Victoria Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Big hero 6 takes place in San Franokyo a cross between Tokyo Japan, and San Francisco CA. you could argue that it takes place in one or both of these areas 
MayMouse27 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Just watched Snow White today.  In the scene at the wishing well she is very obviously wearing wooden shoes in the style of the Dutch. I might venture to say she belongs in Holland
daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I might advise looking up the German Holzschuh, or the the French Sabot.
MayMouse27 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tip. I did look those up. and I stand by my previous assumption that they are Dutch wooden clogs. Wooden Shoes by MayMouse27  
daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't only come with the straps.  There are various styles of that variety of shoe.  Additionally, she would likely also be wearing Dutch cap, if the intention was for her to be from the Netherlands. They're working shoes, pretty much, not regularly worn.
Exodvs Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
0_o How long did it take you to make this?!
LifeOnSkaro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
I totally agree with your point about The Little Mermaid. In addition, Ariel lives in the Kingdom of Atlantica which puts her right in that ocean. Somewhere (hey, it's a big ocean!).

Cinderella I would also agree with as France. In the ball scene, all the ladies are introduced as M'amselle or Madam (with the exception of Lady Tremaine). So if not France, then at least a French-speaking country.

This is a well thought out map and has been a great help as I felt an urge to watch a couple of my favourite Disney movies in their 'native' language dubs. I was bored. I really recommend it though. :D Would never have pegged Sleeping Beauty as French but then I had no idea that introduction was the French national anthem.
xHarleenQuinzelx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Cinderella is Spain. She's even seen in Spain on its a small world in the parks.
theantilove Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How so?
daChaosKitty Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Except that as a face character, she's in France of the World Pavilion, and the Duke does use French terms.  He only uses senorita when he doesn't think she understands him.  Meaning there are women from Spain, there, which helps the idea of France.
shieldmaiden55 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  New member
I dont know if it was said by someone else already but Tangled is one of my favorites and the kingdom and island it is built on are based on Mont Saint-Michel in France. So i would say tangled takes place in france not germany.
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