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Pink Floyd are an English rock band formed in London by the guitarist Syd Barrett in the year 1965. Other members included Nick Mason, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Richard Wright. In the late sixties, the band transitioned from psychedelic music to what was known as "progressive rock". Throughout the seventies and eighties, they produced countless albums that garnered critical acclaim, regarded not just as landmarks in the genre, but in all of music history. The band split in 1979 due to creative differences, with Wright leaving first, followed by Waters, the latter going on to have a successful solo career. Pink Floyd produced several more albums over the next fifteen years before "officially" disbanding. Despite such, they would occasionally reunite on special occasions, and they even briefly came back together to release an album in 2014.

Pink Floyd had been referenced and lampooned on various occasions in Disney media. An episode of the show Phineas and Ferb was titled "The Doof Side of the Moon", which is a clear reference to their 1979 album The Dark Side of the Moon. The Wizard of Oz, upon which many Disney works are based, is a film in which many believe syncs up perfectly to the Dark Side of the Moon. In Gravity Falls, one of Mabel's sweaters depicts the iconic prism and rainbow shown on the cover of the original LP for the album. Finally, in regards to The Dark Side of the Moon, a line from the song I'll Make a Man Out of You is a possible reference.

Gerald Scarfe, the artist behind the movie Hercules, was the lead animator for the film adaptation of the album The Wall. The Muppet character Floyd Pepper's name is a tribute to the band's name, as he was introduced around the same time that the band was at its height.

The Disney classic Alice in Wonderland has a very similar theory attached to it like the Wizard of Oz does. Many believe that if one syncs the Wall up to it, that both the music and the movie go well together. This actually holds some weight to it, as both are roughly the same length; the cues line up both visually and audibly; the leitmotif in the album reprised from the song Another Brick in the Wall appears at multiple times during scenes with similar themes; and both the album and the movie are often interpreted as being about mental illness and drug addiction (Lewis Carroll himself was a frequent user of Opium).