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List of references to Disney in games that are not based on Disney productions.

Computer Games

Animal Jam

  • When you play as an elephant in the game when you press the play button, the elephants flap their ears and fly very low to the ground, a reference to Dumbo.

Brain Dead 13

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Fantasia mushroom gone bad.

  • One of the "game over" sequences ends up with Lance Galahad running into a bunch of dangerous mushrooms. They resemble the mushrooms from Fantasia.

Curious George Learns Phonics

  • The ball in the story "Baby Bip Takes a Bath" is the Pixar Ball.

Dr. Seuss' ABC

Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell

Fisher-Price Pirate Ship

  • On the "Crow's Nest Show", King Triton and Genie are referenced.
  • At the "Ship-Wheel Show", Ariel, the Nautilus and the Giant Squid are referenced.

Fisher-Price Wild Western Town

Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars

I Wanna Be the Guy

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

  • Based on the 1983 film of the same name, the cover of this video game features a naked family (who are about to be crushed by a boulder with a sperm cell on it) all wearing Mickey Mouse hats.

Sam & Max Hit the Road

Bumpusville Pinoke

Pinocchio's been caged again, this time by Conroy Bumpus.

  • When Sam and Max are visiting Conroy Bumpus' mansion, they happen upon Bumpus' stage room. In one corner of the room, Pinocchio, with his nose grown, can be seen sitting in a locked birdcage.

Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal"

SPY Fox 2: "Some Assembly Required"

  • After Spy Fox gains access to the Dogbot's control room, he makes a reference to a line from the song "A Spoonful of Sugar".

Ultimate Writing and Creativity Center

  • At the "Picture Place", Ariel is referenced.

Video Games

Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice

  • During Turnabout Revolution, Crown Princess Rayfa mentions "Besides Nayna and the little birds who visit, I have no one else to talk to". Apollo Justice later thinks to himself in response "Is there anything more stereotypically princess-y than talking to birds?", referencing Disney Princesses and their tendency to interact with animals such as Aurora and Snow White.

Animal Crossing (series)

  • During the Halloween season in various Animal Crossing games, there is a character named Jack who wears a jack-o-lantern on his head, wears black, and repeatedly calls himself the King of Halloween, which is presumably a reference to Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more specifically how he appeared during the opening song This is Halloween before jumping into a fountain.
    • Another animal, a rat, is named Rizzo, which is most likely a reference to the Muppet character.

Back to the Future: The Game

  • The convention booth is A113.


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  • The opening for the game has the main villain, Gruntilda, asking her cauldron, Dingpot, "Dingpot, Dingpot by the bench, who's the nicest-looking wench?", a clear parody of the Evil Queen's famous phrase "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In fact, Gruntilda's motives in the game were similar to that of the Evil Queen, and even was defeated in a similar manner to the Queen by falling and being crushed by a boulder (although unlike the Evil Queen, Gruntilda wasn't actually killed by this).
  • Banjo's house in the game was colored blue, which along Banjo's species being a bear may have been a parody of the Playhouse Disney show Bear in the Big Blue House.

Bendy and the Ink Machine


Boris the Wolf's appearance bearing a strong resemblance to Goofy's 1930's generation.

  • The overall vintage themes and cartoons for the horror game franchise Bendy (including the games like Bendy and the Ink Machine and Bendy in Nightmare Run) are remarkably inspired by the 1920-30s works of Disney and Fleischer.
  • Some cartoon characters seems to be based on the popular Disney characters:
    • Bendy, the devil character, is influenced by the Disney mascot Mickey Mouse. Bendy's horns are drawn to always appear in the same style no matter which way he is facing in the animation shorts, the same way as the position of Mickey Mouse's ears. Bendy's whistle heard in occasions of the game also sounds similar to Mickey's own whistling tune in his Steamboat Willie cartoon.
    • Boris the Wolf's design is surprisingly similar to Goofy.
  • The amusement park, Bendy Land, is likely based on the Disney parks such as Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
    • The ballroom, inside Bendy Land's haunted house dark ride, has few similarities to Disneyland's dark ride Haunted Mansion.
  • Michael Eisners name in BATIM

    Michael Eisner's name in the appointment schedule board in Bendy and the Ink Machine, from the fifth box with the time 11:30.

    Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company chief executive officer Michael Eisner's name is referenced in the appointment schedule as "E. Misner".
  • Sillyvision mentioned in the cartoon posters may be inspired by Silly Symphonies.
  • The fictional animation company Joey Drew Studios (a setting where the game takes place) is based on Walt Disney Studios, while the founder Joey Drew is a reminiscent to Walt Disney.
  • The "Dreams come true" message quote seen or heard in the Bendy and the Ink Machine game may be a reference to Walt Disney World's slogan "Where dreams come true".
  • The book item entitling "The Illusion of Living" is a reference to the Disney animation book The Illusion of Life written by two long-term animators, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of Disney's Nine Old Men.

Beyond Two Souls

  • A113 is the number of a room in the building Jodie grows up in.
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The map of Soldier's Field.

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The Andrew Ryan "partners" statue.

BioShock Infinite

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Borderlands 2


  • The enemy pair Dead Mate as well as Ghost Dancer is based on the Groundskeeper and dancing ghosts from The Haunted Mansion.
  • The Fox Archer enemy (or more accurately, its palette swap Fox Hunter) resembles Robin Hood from the 1973 film.

Crash Bandicoot

Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled

  • Crunch Bandicoot’s victory animation in his Robot skin is a reference to Iron Man.
  • Komodo Moe’s Master skin makes him resemble Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Pura’s victory animation in his Lion skin has him doing a dance similar to Simba during ‘Hakuna Matata’.
  • Yaya Panda’s voice is similar to Vanelope von Schweetz.
  • Emperor Velo XXVII’s Captain skin is a reference to Silver from Treasure Planet.



Cuphead and Mugman wearing Mickey and Oswald's shorts.


  • A113 is the name of an unknown area on the Dead Orbit Ghost fragment Grimoire card.

Destroy All Humans! 2

  • One side mission involves Cryptosporidium-138 creating a cult for the Furon God, Arkvoodle, whom Orthopox-13, Crypto's superior, explains will return when enough people believe in his image, to which Crypto quips, "You mean like Tinker Bell?"
  • In Albion, one hippie randomly criticizes Dick Van Dyke's attempted British accent and his saying things like "chim-chiminee".
  • In Takoshima (a takeoff on Tokyo, Japan), one Japanese man randomly asks, "How does panther song from Jungle Book go?"


  • A113 can be seen on the new glider in the end of the introduction mission cutscene.

Duke Nukem 3D

Earthworm Jim

  • In the Villi People level of the second game, there is a question asking; "When did the Battle of Hamstrings take place?", one of the possible answers is: "101 D.M."

Fallout 4

  • A113 can be seen in one of the gas station signs in the gameplay demo and in the Brotherhood of Steel Cambridge computer logs

Final Fantasy series

Game & Watch Gallery series

  • The Disney Game & Watch game Egg is one of the playable games in Game & Watch Gallery 3.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

The Legend of Zelda franchise

  • According to Shigeru Miyamoto, Link's design was modeled after Peter Pan's. Owing to this, Link (or at least his incarnation in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask), similar to Peter Pan, also grew up among children who could not age within a mysterious realm (in Link's case, the Kokiri in Kokiri Forest, and in Peter Pan's case, Neverland).
  • One character during the Child Timeline is seen prancing around Hyrule Castle Town's square, and when talked to, says "Huff huff! I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!", an obvious reference to the White Rabbit from the Disney adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
  • There being seven Mountain Minish (not counting their boss) and their having a song relating to their work in The Minish Cap seems to be a reference to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Ganondorf just before battling Link in Ocarina of Time utters a warlord yell when summoning waves of darkness that disabled Navi's Z-targeting function, with the yell sounding very similar to Shan Yu's warlord yell in the climax to Mulan. It is to be noted that the game was released a few months after the theatrical release for Mulan.

Lego Batman: The Videogame

  • At the start of the level at which you battle the Riddler, his minions will use umbrellas as parachutes before attacking you. The landings are a reference to Mary Poppins.

Lollipop Chainsaw

Mario series

  • The design of the recurring Mario series anti-hero Wario was derived in part from Stromboli.[1]

Mario Kart 8

  • Sweet Sweet Canyon bears some resemblance to Sugar Rush from Wreck-It Ralph.


MediEvil: Resurrection

  • Jack Skellington's last name is briefly mentioned by one of the bosses of the game named Mr. Axey as he said, "Stay still! BAD Skellington! Go to naughty stair!"

Mega Man series

  • In Mega Man ZX, the intro boss for the game, Giga Aspis, resembles the Snake boss from Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse in overall design as well as the head being the weak point and being fought in a forested area.
    • In addition, the final battle against Serpent also resembles the Ursula boss fight in the NES and GB versions of The Little Mermaid.
    • One of Splash Woman's attacks from Mega Man 9 featured her using robotic fish resembling Flounder from the NES version of the aforementioned game. Coincidentally, all of these games were made by the same company, Capcom.

Metal Gear series

  • In the HD Collection version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, shooting a Kerotan doll for the first time will unlock the trophy/achievement Prince Charming, alluding to both The Princess and the Frog (which had already seen a theatrical release at the time the HD collection had been released) and the fairy tale it was adapted from, The Frog Prince. Similarly, shooting all of the Kerotan dolls will unlock the trophy/achievement It Ain't Easy Being Green, alluding to Kermit the Frog of The Muppets.
    • When having Para-Medic save, she discusses films that were released either during or prior to the events of the game (ie, during or before 1964). One of the films she referenced was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Metroid Prime

Mortal Kombat 11

  • One of the customization options for Frost is a Frozen Core called Axiom A113.


  • A113 is the name of a locked room in the earliest stage of the game.

Pokémon series

  • In Pokémon X and Y, various references to fairy tales and their Disney renditions are made throughout the game. In Lumiose City, someone refers to having; "One Hundred and One Furfrou" and one of the posters on a digital billboard is a clear reference to the theatrical poster for Saving Mr. Banks.

Poker Night at the Inventory


Substance A-113A

Substance A-113A.

  • Bloodtox, the red chemical used to combat the Blacklight Virus, is codenamed Substance A-113A, referring to the inside joke A113 in Pixar films.

Resident Evil

  • Richard Waugh's performance as Albert Wesker was specifically cited to be based on Shere Khan from the 1967 version of The Jungle Book.
  • The Trophies/achievements for completing episodes of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 with all medals, "Only Good Guys Win Medals", "There's a Medal for That", "Sweet, Golden Medal" and "I'm Not Leaving Without My Medal", are derived from dialogue from Wreck-It Ralph.

Saints Row: The Third

  • There is a "missing ships" poster found on cargo ships. On this list, several real and fictional ships are listed, including Axiom from WALL-E.

The Simpsons Game

SLH Keyblade

Santa's Little Helper statues with Keyblades.


  • A Skylander named Hex bears a resemblance to Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.
    • So does Kaos' Mom, an antagonist of Skylanders: Swap Force.
  • In the Wilikin Village, a chapter in Skylanders: Giants, there will be a boss battle with Chompy Mage at the end. The island on which you fight looks similar to a Hidden Mickey.
  • A Skylander named Wash Buckler bears a resemblance to Davy Jones from the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

Sonic and All-Stars Racing: Transformed

Star Fox

  • Pre-Star Fox 64 production materials such as the Missions Guide and the Nintendo Power comic mentioned that the main protagonist and leader of the Star Fox team, Fox McCloud, prior to forming the mercenary pilots for hire group, was the leader of a group of bandits who stole from the Imperial Guard in the name of the oppressed, alluding to Robin Hood (who coincidentally in the Disney version, was portrayed as an anthropomorphic fox, just like Fox McCloud was) and his merry band of thieves who stole from Prince John and gave the wealth back to the poor.

Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People series

  • In Episode 2, "Strong Badia the Free", at the Homsar Reservation, as Strong Sad worries about having an inflammation of the "pretendix", he fears that he may have a "rumble in [his] tumble."

Sunset Overdrive

  • A113 is seen while walter is working on his glider during a cutscene.


  • A113 can be seen written on the entrance door of Oliver's math class one of the race track.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

  • In Jaycee's Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ending, it shows the scene when they were going near an injured woman. On top of the injured woman, there is a lamp that is a reference to Luxo, Jr.
  • In Lee Chaolan's Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ending, one of the Tekken Forces hide on top of a blossom cherry tree that is a reference to the blossom tree from the ending of A Bug's Life.

Tom and Jerry in House Trap

  • The intro logo shows Pumbaa from The Lion King.

A Vampire Story

  • A113 is the position on Mona's grave.

War Thunder

  • A113 it was included as a decal with certain event vehicles.

Wario Ware Inc. Mega Party Game$

  • A Mickey Mouse head shape was found in one of the minigames.

World of Warcraft

  • There is an NPC named Kher Shan, a reference to Shere Khan from the film The Jungle Book.
  • Lorewalker Cho's small crimson cloud serpent Mishi is a reference to Mushu.
  • On top of a mountain, there is a house which has a large amount of balloons tied to it. Inside the house, there are three NPCs named Kar, Rusty Nail and a fox named Dig. This is a reference to Carl, Russell and Dug from the Pixar film Up.
  • There is a comment on a buff while riding the magnificent flying carpet that says "Don't you dare close your eyes," which is a part of the lyrics for the song "A Whole New World" sung in the film Aladdin.
  • In a certain area, there are four NPCs named Bambina, Mother of Bambina, Flora and Thudder. This is a reference to Bambi, Bambi's mother, Flower and Thumper from the film Bambi.
    • Every 10–15 minutes, there is a hunter that will come out and shoot Mother of Bambina, which is what happens to Bambi's mother in the film.
  • There is a minor boss who wields a Keyblade, which is a reference to the Keyblade weapon in the Kingdom Hearts series.

Mobile App Games

Angry Birds franchise

  • The overall appearance of Piggy Island resembles Neverland from Peter Pan, particularly the crescent-shaped lagoon on the southern portion of the island, the waterfall in the center of the island, and the mountain range on the northern portion of the island.

Angry Birds Stella

Angry Birds 2

Pocket Mortys

Tasty Tale

Card Games

Apples to Apples Junior

  • Mickey Mouse and Dumbo are on some of the cards, and the word "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" is on the Cinderella card.


  1. William Andureau (December 06, 2018). "Les confidences du dessinateur historique des personnages Nintendo". Le Monde. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (English translation available here)
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