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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 64 (+sequels) 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.
Wreck-It Ralph: Southern California.
Inside Out: San Fransisco. California
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
Wreck-It Ralph: Southern California.
Inside Out: San Francisco, California.
 
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
Moana: Southeast Islands.
    Explicitly stated
 
AUSTRALIA
Rescuers Down Under: Australia
    Explicitly stated
Finding Nemo: Great Barrier Reef
    Explicitly stated
 
OTHER
Dinosaur: Pangea
Treasure Planet: Alternate Universe
Monsters Inc.: Alternate Universe
Wall-E: Future Earth/Space
The Good Dinosaur: Alternate Earth timeline
Zootopia: Alternate Earth timeline

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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:icongretsch1962:
Gretsch1962 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the Incredibles took place in the California Bay Area. There was a reference to San Pablo Avenue which is in Oakland.
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Jimma1300 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2017   Digital Artist
You could say Fantasia is Slovenian because of Chernabog, Slovenia borders Italy to the east i think 
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:iconjackiedolamorefan:
JackieDolamoreFan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Cars 2 is also set in Japan. 
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:iconplusmann:
PlusMann Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What Is The Movie Under Pinocchio?
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:iconpristichampsus:
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Also, the time-setting for Dinosaur is Cretaceous, which means there is Gondwana and Laurasia, not Pangea. Iguanodons and Styracosaurus and Brachiosaurus all occurred in Laurasia.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Moana occurs somewhere in the North or South Pacific islands, Hawaii or Samoa/Tahiti would be a good bet. You said "southeast islands" which is not specific at all, and not accurate, if you misinterpret it as "southeast asia".
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mae990 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
Arial happened in Germany according to Walt Disney
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:icondubaibunniesuae:
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
Amazing job!
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:iconlilicartman:
liliCartMan Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist
Big Hero 6 according to the original script  of the movie is settled in an AU:  San Francisco would have been destroyed by th earthquake of 1903 and Japanese immigrants would have built it back, by the techniques and design of their own country
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Green-Night-Studios Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, I wished they would make a Disney movie set in the Netherlands. My country is almost always forgotten :/
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Nido-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Well, we already have a story about how British girl fell in love with a Dutch boy))) But what could Disney think about it??
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:icongreen-night-studios:
Green-Night-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait that excists? what's the name of the story?
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AcidAli777 Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
UP is such a good movie...without a doubt the best one of these
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:iconrheyankaj:
rheyankaj Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Slyrintana Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Sorry to say but The little mermaid takes place around Denmark
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:iconlordofthefuzzys:
LordoftheFuzzys Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Read the description
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MaxErikson Featured By Owner Edited May 7, 2017
Big Hero 6 takes place in San Frantokyo, which is an amalgam of Tokyo and San Francisco, so much like the movies you have placed under "other", it is basically in an alternate universe or an alternative Earth timeline.
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liliCartMan Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist
yes I read it  :) in which the city had been destroyed by the earthquake of 1903 and built back by Japanese inhabitants with the techniques and design of their country
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting info! :D
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PocketFullOPoku Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great!
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Wirlog Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
It's fun that you places those who have no place on the map where mythology says that the MU continent is placed.
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clovercarmen5 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
i believe treasure plant is on different plant, not universe. the planet jim lives in is called Montressor. even though jim and his mom are human but they aren't from earth. 
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AngryComet48 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ooooooo
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:iconmrcrozier:
mrcrozier Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Well, Chicago could definitely use the Incredibles that's for sure XD
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:iconelectricsky25:
ElectricSky25 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
the key to unlocking my dicc is....
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:iconjaiyapapaya:
JaiyaPapaya Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Student General Artist
Now this is what I call devotion. 
Well done, where's your DD?
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:iconloadrien:
Loadrien Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
this is great! I love it
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:iconprocar:
Procar Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
without breath...o.o... :heart:
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:icontedessa:
Tedessa Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I thought they were searching for Atlantis in Iceland?
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:iconlordofthefuzzys:
LordoftheFuzzys Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Student General Artist
The Shepherds Journal was in Iceland, not Atlantis itself
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fiendishfens Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a lovely idea!

Moana was inspired by Polynesian culture/mythology, so should be much further south-east.
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Fermin-Tenava Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
The original story of Aladdin set the story in China, yet with very islamic structures and all people praying to Allah, the princess' father is a Sultan, and there is even an account when Aladdin deals with a jewish merchant. The evil sorcerer of the story is from Maghreb.

It either refers to a time when China was extended far into east (maybe Iran or somewhere northern India), or it was just placed by accident, since China was a faraway land with notable muslim communities.
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:iconlilicartman:
liliCartMan Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist
true  :) but we all have in our mind the Arabian princess that told the story, married to a Persian Shah; 2nd idea, truly: in China but among members of a Muslim community
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Fermin-Tenava Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
The thing is: The original Aladdin tale never was part of the original arabian collection. Antoine Galland, the frenchman who translated and published the first western version of "One Thousand and One Nights", integrated some stories from other sources. "Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp" and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" were both among those additions.

Also, the "persian shah" was really a king of the Sasanian empire, ruling "islands in India and China", so - there's that ^^.
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liliCartMan Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist
thank you  :)
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meto30 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was going to opine that Persia/Iran would not be much of a good candidate for the location for Aladdin, but on second thought, the direct evidence (the architecture, especially) isn't very supportive of that opinion, other than the storyteller explicitly mentioning Arabia (and the sandy desert shown in the movie - not sure but I am under the impression that such a landscape does not exist beyond the Zagros mountains for some distance. Architecture and the style of furniture would actually enlarge the candidate region instead, adding central Asia as well.

Now I am struck with the idea that Agrabah is one of those Timurid princely states in Hindustan and Aladdin was passing off as someone from Arabia....
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student Filmographer
wow!! snow white & rapunzel live next doors!!
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:iconchrisgohan:
ChrisGohan Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
Omg, you included The Black Cauldron! Yessss!
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:iconelvinkin66:
Elvinkin66 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student Writer
Little Mermaid takes place in Denmark.
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:iconlordofthefuzzys:
LordoftheFuzzys Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Read the description. The original story takes place in Denmark, but the Disney version is more tropical.
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Noah-D-Arc Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, he probably took her there becouse Sebastian's acent
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v1si0n4ry Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
I don't know if anybody told you, but Zé Carioca (aka Joseph Carioca) is explicitly from Rio de Janeiro, in case you care about more details, hahaha
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:iconlarozeta:
LaRozeta Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
Mexico is part of North America
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:iconnysa-chan:
NYSA-chan Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Frozen in Norway? This is interesting...
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:iconvortexsupernova:
VortexSupernova Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh yea, it's actually the "Ice Queen", written by a Danish, Hans Christian Andersen. It was set in Norway, you notice there are plenty of snow and fjords only located in that country. The names ("Kristoff", "Sven") obviously Norwegian.
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tinybrazilian Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
very interesting
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intelligentpeguin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
Frozen takes place in Norway... imma go hide in a corner
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ArtJockeyKC Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2017
You entered Wreck-It Ralph and Inside Out twice in the description!

About Lilo & Stitch: Despite being a U.S. state, Hawaii is actually located in Oceania, not North America; the specific Hawaiian island it takes place on is Kauai; and the town where the ohana live, Kokaua Town (it was named in Lilo & Stitch: The Series), is inspired by the real life CDP of Hanapepe located along the south shore of the real Kauai.

Since you've now placed Big Hero 6 on the map, shouldn't you remove (or strikeout) the "Where is Big Hero 6?" question from the FAQ?

You did not mention Finding Dory yet, which explicitly takes place in Morro Bay, California.
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SelenaParthenopaeus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
If you see the bonus content of Moana you can get a way better placement for where the movie took place.
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hectorcabz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, Moana and Maui are just near the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.
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