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  • The theme song for Robin Hood, Whistle Stop, played during a T-Mobile commercial showing animals being friends during the 2014 Super Bowl.
  • In the FIFA 2014 Gatorade commercial, the song "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" is heard.
  • Heigh-Ho is heard in the background for a commercial for Delta.
  • "I've Got No Strings" was played by a commercial for Beats Wireless.
  • In the Vodafone 2014 Christmas commercial, the people who are featured sing "Let It Go" as they watch Frozen on their mobile and tablet devices.
  • The February 5, 2015 Android commercial had used as the soundtrack "Oo-De-Lally" from Robin Hood.
  • In the Truth Orange Finishers 2.0 commercial, the mature version of the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland with aqua green skin and only two feet and two hands was shown sitting in a taupe mushroom smoking a hookah with white text that says, "And smoking 60 mins of this".
  • There are many Disney references in the Sky Movies advertisements in the UK:
  • In the Direct Line advertisement, Winston Wolfe (a character from the film Pulp Fiction) holds a toy that he names Roger the Rabbit, and says it will take 40 minutes to "get the fudge outta Roge".
  • The AMC Theaters policy PSA "Soar: Princess of the Sky" is a minute-length short reminding viewers to turn off their cellphones parodying animated Disney movies, partucularly The Lion King and Brother Bear. The "film" was supposedly about a young bald eagle named "Soar", who decides to run away from her overprotective father with her porcupine friend "Quill" and explore the world, although she is forbidden by her father from exploring the volcano ruled by an evil Vulture (Quill even warns Soar about her decision). The two go there anyway, where the Vulture and his minions attack them and try to kill them, only for Soar's father to fight off the evil vultures and saving the two. Later, Soar's father and the Vulture fight each other again, this time at the edge of the volcano's crater when the Vulture attacks the father and pushes him into the lava below. Soar flies into the volcano to try and save her father from doom , only for a cellphone to start ringing offscreen (the phone's ringtone is the Nokia "Dee-dee-loot-doot-Dee-dee-loot-doot-Doo-doo-doo-doot-DEE" ringtone, due to the short being sponsored by Nokia), causing her to wonder what just happened, and as a result she is unable to save her father and the two collide with each other causing them both to fall into the volcano and are seemingly killed. The short ends with Soar having survived the volcano, but with her feathers burned off slamming a celllphone shut.
  • In a PBS Kids Ready to Learn PSA, a teddy bear resembling Koda from Brother Bear makes an appearance.
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Animated shorts

Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown

  • In one scene during the montage, Mickey Mouse is seen getting hit over the head by a lead pipe.

Looney Tunes

Fatso the Bear

  • The point of this series was that Fatso was a reference to Humphrey and Inspector Willoughby was a reference to J. Audubon Woodlore.

Lee Hardcastle shorts

Vince Collins shorts

  • In "Life is Flashing Before Your Eyes", an alligator that holds a hippo wearing a ballet dress is a reference to the "Dance of the Hours" segment from Fantasia.

Woody Woodpecker

  • In "Skinfolks", when Woody goes to his Uncle Scrooge Woodpecker, probably a reference to Scrooge McDuck and Donald Duck.


Main article: List of references in non-Disney comics


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  • The March 2000 issue contains a section called Toon People (a parody of Teen People magazine based around cartoon characters). At the Toonie awards, the ants from A Bug's Life and Antz protest Raid winning "Commercial of the Millennium" in honor of Jiminy Cricket, who died during the "Bug Hunts" of the 1950s. Also, an elderly Mickey Mouse is seen receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Mike, Lu, and Og at a retirement home for cartoons. It's said he shares a mouse hole with Jerry of Tom and Jerry fame.
  • Roger Rabbit made a cameo in a comic story that parodies The Simpsons.

Doctor Who: Monster Invasion

  • In Issue 46, the "Where's the Doctor?" strip features the Hoix spaceship with the intro stating that its destined for Disneyland on Clom.
    • This is generally a reference to the Doctor Who episode "The Girl Who Waited".

How It Works

  • In Issue 61, on page 12, there is an image of Han Solo in Suspended Animation as part of its information that it could be reality. On Page 13, an image of Queen Elsa and Princess Anna is shown as part of its information that cuteness is a result of large eyes and chubby cheeks, suggesting the 'cuteness' formula is seen in Frozen.




Mad Kids

  • The May 2006 issue features Zack and Cody on the cover and features an interview with them.
  • The March 2007 issue features a parody of High School Musical on the cover and contains prank DVD labels for that film and The Cheetah Girls.
  • The August 2007 issue features Remy on the cover.
  • The June 2008 cover features WALL-E on the cover.


Main article: List of references in non-Disney films


Main article: List of references in non-Disney television shows


Alice in Sunderland

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Disney would later adapt this into a movie in 2015.

  • In the book, Alexander has a Mickey Mouse nightlight.

Babar Comes to America

Disneyland in Babar Comes to America. From Main Street, U.S.A. to Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Captain Underpants

  • The fourteenth chapter of Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants is titled "Honey, I Shrunk the School". This is a reference to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
  • A few of the jokes in The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun mention Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and Peter Pan.
  • In The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, Danger Dog asks Deputy Dangerous, who was turned into poop, to read him Winnie the Pooh. Also, the sixth Flip-O-Rama is titled "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Bug?" This is a reference to the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
  • The famous dinner scene in Lady and the Tramp is referenced in The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun 2's comic "The Night of the Terror of the Revenge of the Curse of the Bride of Hairy Potty", where Hairy Potty and his future bride have a dinner of toilet paper and urinal cakes. They are munching on the same toilet paper and kiss, then Hairy Potty nudges a urinal cake to the female toilet.

Curious George

  • A toy Mickey Mouse can be seen inside the Balloon Man's box when George steals some balloons after escaping the prison for fooling the fire department, before being blown away and later reuniting with the Man with the Yellow Hat.

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

  • On page 3, Susan and Frank confirm the family will go to Disney World, after bluffing earlier that they would be visiting the kids' Aunt Loretta at a retirement home. However, Greg's three-year-old brother Manny begins to cry, as Susan kept talking about the trip to the retirement home so much, that, unlike Greg and Rodrick, actually wants to visit Aunt Loretta. This postpones the Heffleys' trip to Disney World.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

  • On page 12, Greg says how dismayed he is now that the Heffleys' pig wears pants, saying it feels like they are living "with a Disney character".

Double Fudge

  • In Chapter 8, Fudge and Peter meet their long-lost cousins, including twin girls Flora and Fauna, and a small boy named Farley Drexel Hatcher, which is Fudge's real name. When Fudge gets upset over the idea of his cousin having the same nickname as him, they decide to come up with another nickname, to which Peter suggests calling him "Mini," as in "Mini Farley." But the girls initially misinterpret it as "Minnie," as in Minnie Mouse.
  • In Chapter 16, when Cousin Howie explains how he and his family are moving down to the Everglades in Florida, Fudge asks if the Everglades is near Walt Disney World, and expresses interest in buying it (as Fudge has an obsession with money and buying things in this book.)

Drawing a Blank, or How I Tried to Solve a Mystery, End a Feud, and Land the Girl of my Dreams

Ghosts of the 20th Century

Give Yourself Goosebumps

  • The twentieth gamebook in the series, "Toy Terror: Batteries Included", has one instance where the reader and their friend Benny stow away on an airplane. Bobaloo mentions that the plane is headed to Walt Disney World. Benny gets so excited, he suddenly blurts out. But this alerts Bobaloo and his goons, and Benny and the reader get pushed out of the airplane without any parachutes.


  • The titular amusement park is described as being nowhere near as big as Disney World. Furthermore, the character of Fred Dean mentions that he briefly worked for Disney.

Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A.

  • Mickey Mouse makes a cameo on the cover.

Santa Lives!: Five Conclusive Arguments for the Existence of Santa Claus

  • Epcot is mentioned in the section about places that do exist.

The Bean Trees

  • Somebody mentioned hippo ballerinas in a Disney movie, probably referring to the Fantasia segment Dance of the Hours.

The Outsiders

  • Sodapop Curtis' former pet horse was named "Mickey Mouse".

The Homer Book

  • Homer Simpson mentions Jiminy Cricket.

The Railway Series

  • In the book Oliver the Western Engine, one story is titled "Donald's Duck", a play on Donald Duck. This story is also one of the many to be televised in the series Thomas & Friends.

Stalin Ate My Homework

  • In the first chapter of his autobiography, English comedian Alexei Sayle recounts how he wasn't allowed to see Bambi as a child, due to his parents political views and his mother's concern that the death of Bambi's mother would be traumatising for her son.


Dragon Ball

  • Buu, Bibidi, and Babidi's names are most likely references to the magic words the Fairy Godmother uses in the 1950 film Cinderella, "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo." In Japanese, Majin Buu is roughly translated to mean "chief magical being."


  • While trying to escape from a moving-floor trap in a museum, Gintoki mentions two Disney characters: The first, that his legs are already wobbly from too much running like Bambi; and second, that he does not have ears to fly into the sky like Dumbo.

Kaiketsu Zorori

  • In the book "Certain Death" and the anime episode "The Fated 8 Hours" (which is based on the first half of the book), when Zorori, Ishishi, and Noshishi remember the story of Snow White, Zorori immediately fantasizes the story's ending while reminded of his goals to build his Zorori Castle and get married. In the dream, he is seen walking towards a castle with a princess whose attire resembles the 1937 version of Snow White's as the former is wearing similar attire to that of the prince.

One Piece


  • The English dub title for the episode "Steamboat Willies!" is a play on the Mickey Mouse cartoon, Steamboat Willie.'

Ranma ½

  • In the anime, Principal Kuno has numerous tacky photos of himself. In one of them, he wore a Mickey Mouse hat.

Web videos

Main article: List of references in non-Disney web videos


Allan Sherman

  • One song that he did on his album My Name is Allan is a parody of "Chim Chim Cher-ee".
  • In his song "J.C. Cohen" (a parody of "Casey Jones"), he mentions the World's Fair. At the end, after J.C. is gone, Sherman sings that Mrs. Cohen is taking her boy to Disneyland: "So Melvin, little darling, don't you weep or wail, / 'Cause you got another papa on the Monorail."

Billy Joel

  • Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, and Disneyland are all mentioned in the lyrics for the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" in the album Storm Front (although in the case of Peter Pan, given that Joel is referring to the year 1955 in this context, he may have been referencing the televised play version with Mary Martin, not the Disney animated version, which debuted in 1953, two years earlier).

Black Eyed Peas

  • In the song "The Time (Dirty Bit)", one line of the lyrics "Mirror, on the wall, who's the baddest of them all?" is based off a line from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

David Bowie

  • In the song "Life on Mars?", Mickey Mouse is mentioned in the lyrics.


  • In the song, "Sit Still, Look Pretty", Snow White is mentioned.

Five Finger Death Punch

  • Mickey Mouse is mentioned in the lyrics for the song "The Pride" in the album American Capitalist.

Heroes For Hire

"Hooray for Hollywood"

Joe Jackson

  • Mickey Mouse is mentioned in the lyrics for the song "Stranger Than You" in the album Night and Day II, mentioning one quirk of his friend the Chinese Elvis is that "He talks like Mickey Mouse."

Justin Bieber

  • Buzz Lightyear is mentioned in the lyrics for the song "Boyfriend" in the album Believe, which say "I could be your Buzz Lightyear, fly across the globe."



  • In the song "Bicycle Race", Freddie Mercury says in the lyrics that "I don't believe in Peter Pan" and "I don't like Star Wars".
  • In the song "Let Me Entertain You", Freddie Mercury sings; "I'll pull you, I'll thrill you, I'll Cruella De Vil you!"

Sarah Brightman

  • In the song "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper", Sarah Brightman says in the lyrics "And evil Darth Vader he's been banished to Mars".

The Smiths

Stan Freberg

  • In the calypso-sounding song "Tele-vee-shun", Freberg sings about children watching TV instead of reading books: "You ask them, who's de father of our country, mon, / They'll say, was either Walt Disney or Ed Sullivan." Later, he sings about his son joining the U.S. Navy: "They give him aptitude test, mon, now here's the rub: / They find him best suited for watching Mickey Mouse Club!"

Taylor Swift

"Weird Al" Yankovic

  • In the music video for "Close but No Cigar" (2006), Cigarettes the Cat cuts up a caricature of Mickey Mouse.
  • "Skipper Dan" (2009) is about Dan, a man who abandoned his dream to be a famous actor to be a skipper at the Jungle Cruise ride.


  • The song "Massachusetts" includes this line: "Sometimes I watch The Lion King and I cry when Mufasa dies."

"You're the Top"

  • Mickey Mouse is mentioned in the lyrics of the song: "You're the melody from a symphony by Strauss / You're a Bendel bonnet, a Shakespeare sonnet / You're Mickey Mouse."


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