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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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:icontrainguy112:
trainguy112 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Cool!
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:iconwhitebearboy:
whitebearboy Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
This is so cool! Is Sleepy Hollow a real town?
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:iconzmeygodzyllych:
ZmeyGodzyllych Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
Yes, that is. And they do some celebrations around Irving’s story, especially at Halloween.
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:iconwhitebearboy:
whitebearboy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
Wow, I thought it was just a made up town!
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Strikecomment63 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
I just noticed that Toy Story takes place in my Home State!
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MatthewDaAnimeFanboy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Big Hero 6 would either be Japan or America.
I enjoyed Big Hero 6. One of the best movies.


One thing, where did you find the map?
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:iconthunderclaplover:
ThunderclapLover Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
The Good Dinosaur also takes place in Wyoming in because the Grand Tetons are in Wyoming. (Which I want to visit someday).
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AB-Norway Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
To my observation, the "Lion King" is taking place in a generalized Africa, not in any specific location.

The big mountain looming above the savanna is Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, that is right. But the huge sand dunes seen when Simba is running back to Pride Lands is in the Namib desert in likewise named country. The always smoldering volcano where Scar is mustering his hyena army is Erta Ale in Eritrea. The delta in savanna land is either White Nile delta in South Sudan or the Okavango delta in Botswana, most probably the latter. The huge waterfall shortly after is Victoria Falls aka. Mosi ya Tunya at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

So You see, nothing from northern, western or central Africa but You get the point. This is a representation of Africa in its completeness.
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:iconknightsoftheyear1776:
Knightsoftheyear1776 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
You Forgot Far Cry 1 through 5
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:icontoxicanvil243:
toxicanvil243 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist
So many stories from England and France. Not complaining though.
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:iconpetesd:
petesd Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Student General Artist
Anna is from Norway?

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"If you know my name, I won't tell you. You already know it." - Steven Spielberg
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Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
Wall-e?
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:iconrp-96neko:
RP-96Neko Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
The only one closest to where I live would be Toy Story, since it's the closest to Michigan, which is just across the border from where I live in Canada.
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:iconcainmak:
Cainmak Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still waiting for an Eastern European princess
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:iconviniciusdattii:
ViniciusDattii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
bem...todo BR é um tanto zé carioca kkkk
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:iconbeasty52:
Beasty52 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Will you do one including Star Wars Universe and some of Fox Studios like Deadpool maybe. Now that Disney own them? ... Is Disney becoming Evil Inc
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:iconilovedinner1999:
Ilovedinner1999 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
Why would they do Star Wars, a franchise which literally takes place IN A GALAXY FAR AWAY
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:iconbeasty52:
Beasty52 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes but Star Wars is also Disney, and a Map like this one could be cool to do in a Disney style for Star Wars
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SirGawainKSel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Not bad..Not bad indeed.
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Shrafik-cat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
and everytihng disney, american animation, no one Sverige or Norge animation, a america, very its`a pity.
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AnonymousGX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
So the Little Mermaid is Caribbean. Does that mean that Cinderella (whose King attended the wedding), Beethoven, Mozart, the North Pole, and Hans Christian Andersen are in the Caribbean? Because they all appeared either in the film or the TV series. Not to mention Morgana living in ice not too far from Atlantica in Little Mermaid II.
Not to mention the Princess of Glaurhaven. That's a distinctly Scandinavian naming scheme.
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:iconklnusername:
KLNusername Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
big hero6 in japan
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:iconanonymousgx:
AnonymousGX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
San Fransokyo. It's more of a San Francisco with a lot of Japanese influence than Japan with San Francisco's layout.
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charmsp1 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah I was looking for CoCo and couldn't see it, just saw it and reckoned it was great! and yeah you do know your disney! this is pretty impressive actually.
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:iconsilverlegends:
Silverlegends Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Coco: MEXICO!
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:iconavinashtyagi:
AvinashTyagi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
They need to do more stories from Asia
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:iconinfernodarkdragon:
InfernoDarkDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Peter and the Wolf also disney this Fantasia. ;)
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:iconloukho:
Loukho Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool work :D
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:iconzed-corp:
Zed-corp Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2018
What the hell, Disney is rusophobic? WHERE'S SOYUZ NERUSHIMIY (distorted soviet anthem plays and hardbass)
But I can forgive that, only for creation of Wide Nibba Kylo Ren
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mariefasolt Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Just a comment of what you said about Meet the Robinsons: Many Canadians sound like Americans from the USA. Only certain areas have the darling Canadian accent made famous in movies. I live abroad and there's loads of Canadians who I think are USA Americans at first.

As for The Little Mermaid, I think the best case is that it's an alternate Earth timeline because the costumes, architecture, natural land features, aquatic life, accents, and available technology make very little sense. Ariel's dresses jump around in period wildly from one to the next. It taking place in the Caribbean is an interesting take, but given Eric is a prince, he and his castle are unlikely to be found in the Danish West Indies.
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:iconkiaradgpaws:
KiaraDGPaws Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
wait what Moana is Philippines?
oh my god i cant beleive it
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:iconavinashtyagi:
AvinashTyagi Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2018
Actually I think its Actually Closer to New Zealand, as Maui is of the Maori tradition

And the Maori are indigenous to New Zealand

Although if Moana dates back to BC times, then perhaps the Phillippines (as the Polynesians did pass through the Philippines as they moved eastward)
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AnonymousGX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Maui is all over Oceania. However, the Kakamora are localized mostly to the Solomon Islands. But since they sail around, a lot, I wouldn't be surprised if Motonui is closer to Hawaii while Te Ka is near Australia (not guesstimation, but extreme location ends).
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KiaraDGPaws Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
ohh i see
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:iconpaladinpainter:
PaladinPainter Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Well done Cat nods 
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:iconjoeyalvarez:
JoeyAlvarez Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many "Coco" from México
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:iconvictoriafox2015:
VictoriaFox2015 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, there's some rare ones in there, you know your Disney!!
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:iconreenaki:
Reenaki Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
woah this is super cool O_O
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:iconnume70:
Nume70 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Good work and interesting
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:iconaniia296:
Aniia296 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Big Hero is from Japan
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:iconarianasolares:
ArianaSolares Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Professional Photographer
UP EN VENEZUELA VIVAAAAAAAA
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:iconquyakillaluna:
QuyaKillaLuna Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconarianasolares:
ArianaSolares Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2018  Professional Photographer
Si que si, en la pelicula Up el niño con el anciano cuando iban en la casa pasaron por El Salto Ángel en Venezuela ♥
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:iconkatkiggy:
KatKiggy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
West coast of Denmark is where Ariel is.
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:iconkatkiggy:
KatKiggy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Ariel takes place in Denmark
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:iconthorberg22:
Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Student Artist
No. It actually takes place in the Mediterranean. The author of the source material was just Danish. Ariel isn't.
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Bluespottedfire Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist
The Good Dinosaur actually takes place in and around Yellowstone National Park in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming and the Grand Teton National Park just south of Yellowstone. It may be an alternative timeline, but the geography is still the same. "Clawtooth" mountain is the Tetons.
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TheProfessorWalnut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist
This is great! I completely agree with all of your placement decisions (except maybe Little Mermaid)! 
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:iconthorberg22:
Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Student Artist
Ikr. Little Mermaid takes place in the Mediterranean.
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