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New York City (also referred to as "The Big Apple", "The City That Never Sleeps", "NYC" or simply New York) is the largest and most populated metropolitan city in the United States of America. It is located in the northeastern seaboard. It consists of five burroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island, and is a global mecca for commerce, politics, art, culture and entertainment. It has served as a recurring backdrop for film and media since the beginning, including those produced by Disney.
For a longer list of Disney movies filmed in New York City, click here.
The island of Manhattan is the primary setting of Gargoyles. When Xanatos moved Castle Wyvern to the top of the Xanatos Industries skyscraper, he freed Goliath and his clan from their curse. And even after putting Xanatos in jail, they were allowed to live in the castle for a while. However, they were forced to move into a nearby clocktower when Xanatos finished his time.
New York City is the main setting for American Dragon: Jake Long. Here, it is portrayed as being home to a variety of Magical creatures living in secret. The Unicorns live in Central Park while the Mermaids dwell under the Hudson river (the list goes on).
In James and the Giant Peach, New York City serves as the primary destination for James' quest, having wanted to move there with his parents when they were alive. Riding the seagull-supported giant peach with his friends, the peach landed on top of the Empire State Building. And with fire rescue crews, it was eventually brought down.
In the 19th century in the film Around the World in 80 Days, New York was the final destination for Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Monique LaRoche to visit during their journey around the world in eighty days and finally fight off General Fang and her Black Scorpions before travelling by sea back to England before the 80th day.
In Enchanted, Giselle ends up in the middle of Times Square. After a number of misadventures, including causing a minor car accident, accidentally being caught in a crowd and getting on the subway, and having her tiara stolen by a homeless man in the Bowery, she meets Robert, a hardened, yet friendly divorced lawyer, and his daughter Morgan.
In Bolt, New York is the city where Bolt is accidentally being shipped to, and it is the first real-life scenery that the titular character experiences outside the studio. New York was one of the most notable locations depicted in the film, as this is the place where Bolt meets various other characters for the first time, most importantly the abandoned street cat Mittens. All the scenes from the movie take place in real life New York locations.
Bolt escapes from a shipping box, and runs aimlessly down the streets, looking for Penny. When he is accidentally caught with his head between the bars of an iron fence, Bolt must listen to the instructions of three pigeons to break free, all of whom speaks with a heavy Brooklyn accent. When hearing about Bolt’s irrational anti-cat sentiment, the three pigeons lead the dog to Mittens, whom he immediately captures. The cat tells Bolt that he must get to a place called "Hollywood." Bolt seems confused at first, but recognizes the Hollywood logo he remembers from a certain map, written on the side of a U-Haul truck. Assuming that the truck must be heading where he wants to go, Bolt sneaks into to it, taking Mittens with him. They leave, heading down the interstate of Ohio.
New York City is the setting for A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. The Muppets are seen trying to mail their letters to Santa Claus at the city's post office. They are also shown living in an apartment complex in the city.
In the Phineas and Ferb 1-hour special "Summer Belongs To You!", Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, Candace, Baljeet and Buford go past the Statue of Liberty. It is also the 2nd level on the Hoverboard World Tour online game.
In Planes, John F. Kennedy International Airport appears as the location of the Wings Around the Globe pit row that Dusty Crophopper struggles to find until being given directions by Tripp. The start of the first race then takes place at the airport, with the final leg back to New York.
The home of Peter Parker and location of many of Spider-Mans enemies and friends. S.H.E.I.L.D.is based here with there Helicarrier and later the Tricarrier. And Headquarters/ School the Triscalion. This where the Daily Buggle and J. Johna Jameson works, Mid-Town High Peter Parks old school. Aunt May lives here in the big apple.
A sky view of New York City in the beginning of Oliver & Company
New York City in Oliver & Company (note the Twin Towers in the picture)
The fictional Stark Tower in Manhattan, as seen in The Avengers.
Stark Tower during the day
New York City in American Dragon: Jake Long season 1
New York City in American Dragon: Jake Long season 2
Central Park after hours
New York State in the Schoolhouse Rock episode: "A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing"
New York in the Schoolhouse Rock song: "Elbow Room"
The Statue of Liberty in the Schoolhouse Rock song: "The Great American Melting Pot"
New York is shown in the background as Meg and George meet
Jake and Rose in Central Park
New York in 1942 as shown in Captain America: The First Avenger
Dusty Crophopper flying around New York City
Ripslinger flying past a car-ified Statue of Liberty