With smashes like Inside Out grossing billions of dollars worldwide (and getting nominated for Oscars), Pixar is a money-making machine. Test your knowledge of one of the most successful film studios of all time. Question #1: Who declined the role of Merida in Brave due to scheduling issues? Kate Winslet Rachel McAdams Reese Witherspoon Jennifer Garner Question #2: Which of Pixar’s film is the second animated film (ever) to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar? Up Ratatouille Brave Finding Nemo Question #3: Who has lent his voice to every single Pixar film? Woody Allen Billy Crystal John Ratzenberger Craig T. Nelson Question #4: Earning over $10 billion in merchandising sales alone, which movie is Pixar’s most profitable? Cars Finding Nemo Toy Story 2 The Incredibles Question #5: What is the best-selling DVD of all time? Finding Nemo The Incredibles Monsters, Inc. Cars Question #6: What actor recorded ALL of the dialogue for Marlin in Finding Nemo, then got the axe because he was deemed “not the right fit?” William H. Macy Jeff Bridges J.K. Simmons Billy Crystal Question #7: Which of the Toy Story movies has the lowest Rotten Tomatoes rating. . . at 99%? Toy Story Toy Story 2 Toy Story 3 Question #8: What actor turned down the role of Woody in Toy Story, and now considers that to be the biggest blunder of his career? Billy Crystal John Goodman Jim Carrey Ben Stiller Question #9: Which Pixar blockbuster almost didn’t get finished because of issues with the main character being likable? Up WALL-e Toy Story Finding Nemo Question #10: Pixar was bought for $5 million in 1986. When Disney acquired it in 2006, how much did it pay for it? $100 million $500 million $3.4 billion $7.4 billion Question #11: Who bought and named Pixar in 1986? Steven Spielberg George Lucas Steve Jobs Tom Hanks Great job! Maybe you can work for Pixar one day. Not so hot. But hey - the research to improve will be fun!