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List of references to Disney in films neither produced nor distributed by Disney.

Live-action films


  • That night, General Stilwell (played by Robert Stack) goes to a showing of Dumbo.
  • Sergeant Tree stops the G.I. crowd's rioting by telling them, "You think the Krauts believe in Walt Disney?" When the crowd collectively shouts "Yeah!", Tree then asks, "Well, was that Mickey Mouse I saw blitzkrieging across France? Pluto in Poland? Or Donald Duck at Pearl Harbor?" The crowd answers each question with a loud "No!"

13 Going on 30

40 Pounds of Trouble

9 to 5

Addams Family Values

Adventures in Dinosaur City

Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer

  • While Arthur, Tim and Natalie are in the sewers, Tim mentions that he has to do a book review for Watership Down, to which Arthur replies that it is about two twin rabbits, named Zack and Cody, living in a hotel.
  • After escaping from the sewers, Arthur makes a guess that the noise they heard belongs to a kid raised by wolves. Natalie then says, "Reality check. Those are not historical accounts. Those are Disney movies."

An American Werewolf in London

  • A Mickey Mouse doll and Donald Duck doll can be seen during the scene where David transforms into a werewolf in his room.

Annie Hall

  • In a sequence the Woody Allen mentions watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and falling in love with the Evil Queen, visualizing (in an animated sequence in the same design of the Woody Allen comic strips) Annie as the Evil Queen.

Babes in Toyland (1934)

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"Mickey Mouse" in Babes in Toyland (1934)

Babes in Toyland (1986)

  • Dumbo made a cameo in a toy store in the beginning of the film.

Bachelor Mother

Back to the Future

Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part III

  • In the outtakes, Seamus arrives with a Roger Rabbit doll instead of actual rabbits.

Batteries Not Included


The Big Broadcast

  • Included is the song "It's the Animal in Me", with lyrics "Look at Mickey Mouse. Look at Minnie Mouse. They just live on love and chee-eeze."

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

  • Malcolm, as Big Momma, briefly calls Jasmine "Tinker Bell".

Billy Jack

  • A man wears a Disneyland souvenir T-shirt.


  • After a lion eats something, a girl says "That never happens in The Lion King."

Blue Thunder

  • A car has a Disneyland parking sticker.

The Blues Brothers

  • One of the members of the Blues Brothers Band is Donald "Duck" Dunn.
  • During the car chase inside the mall, a man in a Toys "R" Us is given a doll of Sesame Street character Grover and asks if they have a Miss Piggy doll. Coincidentally, Frank Oz has a cameo in this film.

Bringing Up Baby

The Brothers Grimsby

  • When Nobby and Coddy are hiding inside a female African elephant from some assassins and then a group of males come to have sexual intercourse with her, Nobby says: "Hakuna Matata."

The Bucket List

  • While in India, Carter Chambers suggests to Edward Cole to "get frozen like Walt Disney."

Carry On at Your Convenience


Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, and Dumbo in Carry On at Your Convenience


  • When Kat notices beds belonging to Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso (the Ghostly Trio and Casper's uncles), she asks herself: "Wonder where Doc and Dopey sleep?"

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • As one point, the glass elevator travels through a snowy mountain made of fudge and powdered sugar, parodying the Skyway going through the Matterhorn.

The Cheap Detective

  • Lou Peckingpaugh torments a woman by singing "Heigh-Ho".

A Christmas Story

  • At one point in the film, during the parade sequence, Randy yells out "Mickey!" Mickey Mouse is then walking along, waving. Then the Wizard of Oz characters run up and surround him and shove him off to the sidelines of the parade. Mickey does a sort of "Aw, shucks" gesture, and hangs his head down.

Clash of the Santas

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

  • The film's score has multiple references to "When You Wish Upon a Star". Additionally, a toy can also be heard playing the song's melody right before Roy Neary rips off the top of his sculpture. Also, Roy tells his children "Hey, you know what's playing tonight? Pinocchio! You guys have never seen Pinocchio, you're in luck!" Brad disagrees to watch it, asking "Aw, who wants to see some dumb cartoon rated 'G' for kids?" Roy then tells him that he is going to see Pinocchio tomorrow night after asking about his age and if he wants to be nine years old. When Ronnie says that "is a terrific way to win over your children," Roy replies "I'm not serious, I'm just saying that I grew up with Pinocchio, and if kids are still kids, they're going to eat it up." Later, he tells the children "Okay, let's have a vote. Tomorrow night you can play Goofy golf, which is a lot of standing in line and shoving and pushing, and probably getting a 'zero,' or you can see Pinocchio, which is a lot of furry animals and magic, and you'll have a wonderful time." The children all vote for golf.


  • In "They're Creeping Up on You", one of Upson Pratt's employees says he and his family are going to Disneyland.

Daddy's Home

Diamonds Are Forever

  • The two fighting girls in charge of watching Willard Whyte are named Bambi and Thumper, after two of the leading characters in Bambi. However, the one named Thumper in the movie had her name changed in the Spanish-dubbed version, for uncertain reasons, to Pluto.

Dirty Grandpa

  • After Richard "Dick" Kelly bails his grandson, Jason from jail due to a misunderstanding, he says: " Oh, Jason, chill. Come on. Hakuna Matata."

Escape from Tomorrow

  • The film is set at a nightmarish version of the Disney parks.

The Family

  • On the phone with the FBI, Giovanni Manzoni sarcastically says: "Who's this? Goofy or Pluto?"

The Fault in Our Stars

  • Hazel reveals to Gus that when she was thirteen, she went on a trip to visit Disney World and Epcot Center, as well as visiting Goofy.

The Flintstones

  • At one point, the Dictabird remarks "I should have signed up with Disney, they never would've allowed this thing to happen."

Flipper (1996)

Four Lions

  • During one scene, Omar tells a story to his son about him and Waj, but replaces their names with names of the characters from The Lion King.

Full Metal Jacket

  • At the end of the film, soldiers are singing the "Mickey Mouse March".
  • Also, Sergeant Hartman said "What is this Mickey Mouse?"

Garfield: The Movie

Ghostbusters (2016)

  • One of the balloons possessed by the ghosts then busted by the Ghostbusters resembles Pinocchio.
  • When the girls order Rowan's ghost to leave Kevin's body, he asks them if he was being like Peter Pan.

Ghostbusters II


Winnie the Pooh on Oscar's pajamas in Ghostbusters 2

Ghost Rider

Godzilla (1998)

  • Due to Zilla's entrance into New York, a radio announcer announces that the Warner Bros. and the Disney Stores are closed.

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)

  • There is one scene of the movie that features Rodan flying over Tokyo Disneyland.


  • After Blanche reveals her habit of dancing, Sonny calls her "Tinker Bell".

Grease 2

  • During the song "Let's Do It for Our Country", Sharon discusses with Louis about going to Disneyland.

Green Lantern


  • In one scene, as the gremlins are terrorizing a movie theater, they pause to watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs playing on the screen, singing along to the dwarfs singing "Heigh-Ho". At one point, a gremlin is seen wearing a pair of mouse ears.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

  • In one scene during the film, the Gremlins take over the movie projector and interrupt the movie itself, as they just wanted to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Grudge Match

  • Dante Slate Jr. messes with Razor wearing a special suit he asked him to wear for a computer video game by saying he looks like Buzz Lightyear and quoting his most famous line: "To infinity and beyond."

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

  • When Edward forces Gulliver to surrender, one of the Lilliputians says that they thought he used to fight crime alongside Jack Sparrow.

A Hole in the Head

Hollywood Hotel

  • In the "Hooray for Hollywood" song, one of the most popular and well-known lyrics were "Go out and try your luck, you might be Donald Duck."

Hollywood Party

  • Mickey Mouse appears at the party and introduces a special Technicolor cartoon, "Parade of the Choc-Late Soldiers".

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

  • Kevin McCallister makes a guess that his grandmother gave him Donald Duck slippers for the family's trip to Miami.

Hot Shots! Part Deux

  • During Topper Harley's flashback of having a Lady and the Tramp-like meatballs dinner date with Ramada in an Italian restaurant, two people closely resembling Tony and Joe were seen playing music for them.
  • One of the rescued soldier hostages, who was carried by men because of being badly injured and was forced into the water by accident, quotes Jiminy Cricket: "Oh, Mr. Geppetto."

Hotel for Dogs

  • When trying to find a perfect dress to wear for a party thrown by her boyfriend, Dave's friend, Andi says: "If cartoon birds and mice were ever going to make me a dress for the ball, now would be a good time."

Journey to the Mysterious Island

  • Hank sarcastically asks his friends: "Hey, does anybody have an umbrella? Because apparently, Mary Poppins here is gonna fly us up to the top of the cliff."

Joy of Living

  • Somebody mentioned "Mr. Disney's D. Duck", referencing Walt Disney and Donald Duck.

Jurassic Park

  • The character John Hammond (the founder of Jurassic Park) is reminiscent of Walt Disney, and his park Disneyland. Even both director Steven Spielberg and Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton describe the character as "the dark side of Walt Disney."
  • One of the quotes in the film is as follows: "If Pirates of the Caribbean shut down the pirates wouldn't eat the tourists".

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

  • The first victim's dog is named Pooh Bear.


  • A panning shot of Sarah's scrapbook reveals an image of the fox version of Robin Hood, as seen in the 1973 Disney animated film. A Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs book can also be seen in Sarah's room.

Last Vegas

  • Sam suggests his friends to go to Disney World next year for another celebration party after celebrating what would have been Billy's engagement party in Las Vegas.

Lethal Weapon 2

  • After Riggs and Murtaugh are given an assignment to protect a guy named Leo Getz, which they don't like doing, by their boss Captain Murphy, he replies: "How the hell should I know? Take him to Disneyland." after Riggs asks him what they should do with him.

The Manchurian Candidate

  • At night, a taxi passes by a movie theatre that displays Pinocchio.



Old Yeller on T.V. in Marmaduke

  • A scene from Disney's Old Yeller can be seen on T.V. when Marmaduke decides to run away from home one night.

The Martian

  • When the crew ask Mark Watney if he is alright, he replies that he feels like Iron Man. The crew then say "Let's go Iron Man!"


Max Dugan Returns

  • Playdo the dog is mistakenly called Pluto by Nora.

Michael O'Halloran

  • An excerpt from the Mickey Mouse cartoon Puppy Love is shown.


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Mickey - Opening Credits (Someday My Prince Will Come)

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Mickey - Someday My Prince Will Come (Excerpt)

  • The opening credits features Mickey Kelly (played by Lois Butler) singing an rendition of the song "Some Day My Prince Will Come" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She sang this song later on in the scene in the auditorium. After she sang, she and Hank Evans (played by Skippy Homeier) were broke into a fight on stage. An instrumental version of the song can be heard in the film's score.

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

  • Towards the end of the intro song, the naked family made from the splat of goo all wear Mickey Mouse hats.

Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure

  • Filemón (Pepe Viyuela) refered as Mickey el gigante (Mickey the Giant) (portrayed by Javier Aller) as Mickey Mouse due to his size.
  • Fredy Mazas (Dominique Pinon) introduced himself under the alias of "Disney Walter" and tried to hypnotize the guard to make him believe he is "La gallina Caponata" (the Spanish version of Big Bird).

My Lips Betray

  • The first scene shows a portion of the Mickey Mouse film Ye Olden Days on a TV in a car.


  • Laura Kinney confusingly asks her "real" husband Doug Kinney: "What do you mean? You want to go to Disney World without the kids?" And after a few discussions, Doug asks Laura back: "Can I ask you something? When is it we're going to Disney World?"

Munster, Go Home!

  • Herman Munster mistakes the Queen of England on a dollar as Mary Poppins.

Mr. Bones

  • When Vince faces his zoophobia with a lion, he adds "Simba" and "The Lion King" to his sentence when chasing the lion back to its cave.
  • When tourists notice Bones helping an elephant with digestion problems in a repulsive manner, one kid wishes he went to Disney's Animal Kingdom instead.

One Direction: This Is Us

  • One Direction sings "Heigh-Ho" one time before going on stage.

The Outsiders

  • Keith "Two-Bit" Matthews wears a Mickey Mouse shirt.
  • The Greasers were seen watching the short Mickey's Trailer at the Curtis' house.

Paper Towns

  • During their journey to New York, Quentin, Radar and Ben talk about when they snuck into a screening of Snow Dogs during their younger years.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

The Perfect Man

  • Before taking Jean on a night out to see the band Kilroy (thought at first to be Styx), Lenny suggests to Holly that she and Zoe go and watch the film Bambi. Holly, unsure, says: "I'm not actually sure that Bambi is still in theaters. Which is such a shame because I'm just dying to take my seven-year-old little sister to a movie where the mom gets killed by the evil male hunter." Zoe, however, happily replies: "I want to go see that."

Pink Floyd – The Wall

  • A Mickey Mouse watch can be seen in the beginning.


Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol

  • Officer Zed (Bobcat Goldthwait), who used to be a street punk leader, was seen wearing a Mickey Mouse watch, which he considers a family heirloom, the last thing he stole before joining the academy.

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

  • Sergeant Jones was seen imitating Donald Duck when quoting "Ow!" and "Ah, phooey!" and saying: "Sorry, Donald." in a Comedy Pub.

Red 2

  • Mickey Mouse was mentioned during a confrontation between Frank, Marvin and a Frenchman known as The Frog. The Frog says: "You think I'm just going to roll over for you hegemonic, Mickey Mouse-loving Americans?" And after Marvin hits him, Marvin says: "You leave Mickey out of this."

Return of the Pink Panther

  • The Pink Panther went as Mickey Mouse in the opening credits.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

  • When Robin is asked where King Richard is, Robin replies with a number of famous names with the word "King" in them including King Louie.
  • When Robin Hood asks his family's loyal blind servant Blinkin about what happened to his home and family, he asked him about what happened to his dog named Pongo.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • Columbia wears Mickey Mouse ears in the scenes in the bedroom with her and Magenta.

Santa Claus: The Movie

  • The Nanny mentions Mary Poppins after taking the magic lollipop, for it was similar to "I Love to Laugh".

School of Rock

  • During Dewey's lesson of playing music, Freddy makes a sound on the drums which makes Dewey say, "That's bad. That's like George of the Jungle."

The Shining

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    Winnie the Pooh in the Overlook lobby

    Dopey and Minnie Mouse can be seen on the wall of the Torrances' original home. Additionally, Danny has a Goofy toy and Mickey Mouse sweater.
  • A Winnie the Pooh toy appeared in multiple scenes.

Small Soldiers

  • Major Chip Hazard says, "It's a small world after all."
  • The Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket are mentioned by Phil Fimple.

Snow White and the Huntsman

  • Beith references the lyrics of "Heigh-Ho", to which Quert says he will "smash his face in" if he whistles.


  • After the Dinks saved Lone Star, Princess Vespa, Barf and Dot Matrix, Lone Star said "When did we get to Disneyland", for the Dinks were a spoof on the Seven Dwarves.
  • When the characters are watching a news report, a review for the film, Rocky Five-Thousand, by a reporter named "Pongo". Mel Brooks has confirm this to be intentional, as he has had canines, who he names Pongo or Perdita.


  • When sneaking into the meeting in Rome, James Bond goes by the name of Mickey Mouse: "I am Mickey Mouse. Who are you?" Later, after James is discovered by Blofeld, the bodyguard replies: "Hello, Mickey Mouse."


Spice World

  • During Emma Bunton (Baby Spice)'s conversation with one of the back-up dancers in Milan, she mentions having stuffed dolls of Buzz, Woody and "the alien".

Stand by Me

  • At one point, Gordy and his friends have a discussion on what kind of animal Goofy is.

Stalking Santa

Stuck on You

  • Bob sarcastically asks his conjoined twin brother, Walt: "I mean how do we know the producers of The Lion King aren't looking for some conjoined hyenas as we speak?"
  • When Bob asks Walt about Pavlov's Dog, Walt replies: "Probably one of those Disney movies with the you know, talking animals."

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

  • Mickey Mouse is mentioned on the events in 1929.

Sullivan's Travels

  • One scene features the character John Sullivan realizing the importance of laughter when he and a group of prison inmates watch Playful Pluto.

Ted 2

  • As a slight to Samantha's age, Ted jokes that he does not want her to break out and sing Frozen songs during the opening statement of his case.

Team America: World Police

  • Disney World is mentioned in the song "America, F**k Yeah".

Time After Time

  • A Security Guard asks H.G. Wells if he's from Disneyland.
  • Amy Robbins has a Mickey Mouse phone.

Tower Heist

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

  • Wheelie's design resembles that of WALL-E's.
  • Ejector, the toaster Decepticon, is described as have a courage rating of 10 according to his toy bio, making him a "brave little toaster."

Walking on Sunshine

  • While forcibly on a date with her ex-boyfriend Doug, Maddie describes as a man who does not want to grow up, before beginning to mention Peter Pan. Doug guesses that she is going to say that what happened to Peter was that he learnt how to fly, but Maddie finishes her sentence to say that Peter "ends up alone." Towards the end, in an attempt to be rid of Doug by having her sister Taylor and her friend Lil assist in attaching him to a hang glider and motorboat, Maddie comes up with the mention of Peter Pan again, this time to say to Doug that if he wants to be Peter, he shall have the ability to fly.

We Bought a Zoo

  • Hugo Chavez tells Benjamin Mee at the beginning that Toy Story is his favorite film, before being asked by one of his bodyguards if it is the first one or the second one, to which he replies that it is the second one.

When Good Ghouls Go Bad

  • As the movie begins, Uncle Fred Walker, serving as the narrator too, says: "One of the first things you learn in life is that things aren't always the way they appear to be. Domestic list for example. When Danny was little, he believed that his parents' love was forever, that their home was the center of the universe, and that the only way to walk a family would ever leave Chicago was if they were moving to Disneyland."

The Woman Alone

Animated films

The 12 Tasks of Asterix

  • Donald Duck can be seen as a figurine after a chicken lays eggs and then a few other things during Asterix and Obelix (and the entire village's) last task in the arena of the Colosseum in Rome while fighting a few gladiators before dealing with animals.

The Angry Birds Movie

  • In "The Flock Visits AMC Theaters" commercial, one of the posters inside the theater spoofs Inside Out, called "Inside Snout". This title is also shown on the screen listing the films available in the "Chuck Visits Regal Cinemas" commercial.

Bartok the Magnificent

Bartok and Pumbaa
  • A cart shows a picture of Pumbaa from The Lion King with Bartok.

Bébé's Kids

  • Robin takes Jamika, Leon, and Bébé's Kids LaShawn, Kahlil and Pee-Wee to a theme park called Fun World, which is similar to Disneyland.
  • In the original stand-up version, Robin's prospective girlfriend asks Robin to take her and her son to Disneyland. However, as it turns out, the four kids are mischievous, bratty and spoiled. They terrorize park staff and cut off Donald Duck's feet.

Bee Movie

  • In one scene in the film, Barry was in court showing how bears are normally horrible, bee killing monsters, but before he goes on to say this, Mr. Klauss Vanderhayden mentions some famous bears, one of them being Fozzie Bear.
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    After the bees win the case from the humans, all the honey must be given back to them. In one scene, Barry B. Benson and a government agent spot Winnie the Pooh and Piglet with a honey pot and Barry tells the agent to "take him down", which is followed by Pooh getting hit with a tranquilizer dart.

Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown

  • Mickey Mouse makes a cameo getting hit on the head by a lead pipe.

Cool World

  • When the doodles realize what Holli Would is about to do to Jack Deebs, a Toon Rabbit says, "Man is in the bedroom." This is a reference to "Man was in the forest", a line from Bambi.
  • When the Doodles from Cool World cross over into the real world after Holli Would removes the Spike of Power, a scene reminiscent of the "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence from Fantasia is shown. One of the hippos from "Dance of the Hours" also makes a cameo in the scene.

The "Night on Bald Mountain" scene from Cool World

Despicable Me 2

  • At the beginning of the film, during Agnes' birthday party, Gru dresses himself as a fairy princess named Gruzinkerbell, which is a parody of Tinker Bell.
  • When Margo and Agnes play a game together, the object Agnes uses greatly resembles Mrs. Potts.


  • In the US version of The Magic Roundabout (renamed Doogal in the US), one of the skeletons mentions the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, to which another skeleton says to not have any Disney jokes.

Flushed Away

  • In the scene where Roddy St. James and Rita are having dinner, two slugs are seen eating a spaghetti dinner (before one of them is accidentally eaten by the other); referencing and spoofing the famous Lady and the Tramp dinner scene.
  • When Roddy is flushed down the toilet and travels down a sewer pipe, he comes across a fish that asks him "Have you seen my dad?" This is a reference to Finding Nemo.
  • When Roddy arrives in the underground city, a rat gives an offer to "Feed the flies! Tuppence a bag!" This is a reference to the Mary Poppins song "Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)".
  • After Roddy and Rita escape from the icemaker, Rita refers to the Toad as "Kermit".

Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil

  • The famous text of Walt Disney was used for "Disgustingly Cute Toys".

Hotel Transylvania

The Iron Giant

The western from 101 Dalmatians.

  • When Kent Mansley contacts General Rogarth regarding his investigation of the claims of an Iron Giant in Rockwell, Maine, Rogarth is seen watching the Western from 101 Dalmatians.
  • When the Iron Giant jumps into the lake, a raccoon resembling Meeko can be seen being swept away during the resulting tidal wave.
  • Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston make cameos at the train accident as an engineer and passenger.
  • In the 2015 extended version of the movie, the Iron Giant was watching the Tomorrowland segment of the opening theme for 1954's Disneyland show.

The Land Before Time

  • After Littlefoot attracts the Sharptooth's attention, his mother tries to fend off the predator, but to no avail. Her death scene is reminiscent of that of Bambi's mother. This might just be coincidental, however. Kenneth Mars, who voiced King Triton, also voiced Grandpa Longneck in the following films.


  • At the end of the short, a drowned Walt Disney castle logo and a drowned BnL logo from WALL*E can be seen among the destroyed buildings made from corporate logos after Logos Angeles is destroyed by an earthquake resulting in the entire city being flooded after the short's villain, Ronald McDonald escapes from several Bibendum (Michelin Man) police officers only to fall into a crevice due to him being hit by a falling Weight Watchers logo and presumably killed (though he is shown to have survived after the credits, though bald and nearly toothless).

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

  • After Bugs Bunny and Kate Houghton get splashed by water from a falling water tower, Bugs is seen on a life boat fishing until he states, "Hey, what do you know? I found Nemo." Then a clownfish resembling Nemo is temporarily seen afterwards.
  • On a quest for the Blue Monkey diamond in Africa, Daffy says: "Giddy-up, Dumbo!" to an Indian elephant ride.

The Peanuts Movie

  • A featured newspaper says Sally Brown is going to Disneyland.

The Pebble and the Penguin

  • The scene with the dolphins jumping in front of the ship "Homeward Bound" is similar to the beginning of The Little Mermaid.

Quest for Camelot

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  • During the song "If I Didn't Have You", the famous scene in The Lion King song "Circle of Life" is parodied with Cornwall as Simba and Devon as Rafiki.

Robot Carnival

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

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  • The way Spike and Fifi were sharing pizza with each other is similar to the way Lady and Tramp were sharing a plate of spaghetti with each other in Lady and the Tramp.

Sausage Party


Seth Rogen being like Walt Disney

  • For a promo for the film, Seth Rogen impersonated Walt Disney while treating Frank like Mickey Mouse, like one of Walt Disney's previews to his animated films.
  • The film features music and a Disney-style song written by Alan Menken, who has written songs for several Disney films.
  • A car has a bumper sticker that says "Dixar", an obvious pun on Pixar.
  • Near the end of the movie, the villain controls a human in an obscene way similar to how Remy controls Linguini in Ratatouille.

Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf

  • One of the Hunch Bunch sings a parody of "Heigh-Ho" before dropping a hive of vampire bees.

Shaun the Sheep Movie

  • Although not actually in the film, one of the US posters is a spoof of Ant-Man, called "Ant-Lamb".


  • When Donkey is sprinkled with pixie dust and starts flying, he boasts "Maybe you've seen a horse fly, maybe even a super fly, but you ain't never seen a donkey fly!"
  • Among the fairy tale characters seen camping out on Shrek's swamp are obvious lookalikes of Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.
  • Cinderella and Snow White are among the choices for brides by the Magic Mirror. In addition, Lord Farquaad's request to find out whether Duloc is "the most perfect kingdom" to the Magic Mirror was clearly a reference to the Wicked Queen's request to find out who the fairest one of all is.
  • Fiona singing with the bird the morning after her rescue was a clear reference to Snow White and Aurora singing with the birds (save for the fact that she caused the bird to explode when making a high note).
  • The room Fiona was "sleeping" inside was a clear reference to the room Aurora was sleeping in in Sleeping Beauty.
  • The entrance to Duloc has an animatronic welcome greeting is based on It's a Small World.
  • Fiona's "transformation" after being kissed was a clear reference to the Beast's regaining of his human form in the ending of Beauty and the Beast.

Shrek 2

  • In the opening scene of Shrek and Fiona's honeymoon, a scene parodying From Here to Eternity has a wave covering the two and pulls back to reveal Shrek kissing a mermaid that looks a lot like Ariel.
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    Fiona then drags her by the tail and tosses her into the sea, where she is instantly attacked by sharks.
  • When the Fairy Godmother goes through various fairy tale books to prove to Shrek that "ogres don't live happily ever after", one of the books she goes through is Pretty Woman.
  • At one point, when Shrek, Donkey and Puss accidentally leak a potion while trying to escape, two workers in the Fairy Godmother's factory are turned into a candelabra and a clock, referencing Lumière and Cogsworth.

The Simpsons Movie

  • When Homer and Marge prepare to have sex in their Alaska cabin, a group of forest animals arrive to undress them in a scene parodying Disney fairy tale films. The fawn in the scene greatly resembles Bambi.
  • While on a train, Bart is going through peoples' luggage and wears a black bra on his head to resemble Mickey Mouse, while he says in a squeaky voice "I'm the mascot of an evil corporation!" by mocking the Walt Disney Company. 

The Smurfs

  • While talking about his hopes to please Odile, Patrick refers to her as "Cruella de Odile".

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Space Jam

  • At one point during the film, Daffy Duck says to Bugs Bunny, "I know a good name for our team: The Ducks!", to which Bugs responds, "Please! What kind of Mickey Mouse organization would name their team 'The Ducks'?"

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

  • Near the end of the movie, King Neptune blasts Mr. Krabs with his trident, originally intending to unfreeze him. However, it turns Mr. Krabs into a human boy. King Neptune then notices that his trident was accidentally switched to "Real Boy Ending", a direct reference to how Pinocchio ended.

Summer Wars

The Triplets of Belleville

  • When Madame Souza and the Triplets examine Bruno's personal files, they find a photo of him wearing a Mickey Mouse hat.

The Swan Princess III: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom

The Thief and the Cobbler

  • Before an attempt to steal the ruby from the witch, the Thief acts like Chernabog in the beginning of Night on Bald Mountain (with an excerpt from that composition playing in the background).
  • In the Miramax cut, also titled Arabian Knight, the Thief mentions Disneyland while stealing the golden balls.

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