Shrek 2:
* During "Accidentally in Love":
** Shrek accidentally ends up kissing [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] before Fiona throws her into the ocean to be eaten by sharks.
** [[Film/{{Spider-Man}} The upside-down kiss between Fiona and Shrek with Shrek's face partially covered by mud (which Fiona wipes away from his mouth)]].
** Shrek capturing a fairy in a jar could be a reference to ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''.
** The exchange of the ring parodies ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies, with Shrek taking the ring out of the fire (though it is hot in this film, whereas in ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' it was still cool) and the inscription on the ring. The shot of Fiona reaching up to catch the ring on her finger is identical to a similar shot towards the end of ''The Return of the King'' in which Gollum does the same thing.
* Shrek's "I'll kill that cat!" might be a reference to ''Theatre/DinnerForOne'', in which the same line was spoken with almost the exact same intonation.
* Puss in Boots bursting out of Shrek's shirt recalls the infamous chestburster scene from ''Film/{{Alien}}''.
* When leaving for Far Far Away, Donkey sings the theme from ''Series/{{Rawhide}}''. Apparently, this was a ThrowItIn by Eddie Murphy.
* After the messenger and his band show up at Shrek's house, one of the trumpet players begins to play the theme from ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' before the messenger stops him.
* Shrek refers to the messenger and company as "Sgt. Pompous and the Fancy-Pants Club Band", referring to ''Music/TheBeatles'' album ''Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band''.
* "K.N.I.G.H.T.S" is a reference to the real-life TV series ''Series/{{Cops}}''. Gingy also mentions another show called "[[Series/WheelOfFortune Wheel of Torture]]".
* When the Fairy Godmother's factory is flooded with potion, two of the workers are transformed into [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumiere and Cogsworth]]. A swan is also transformed into a beautiful girl, referencing ''Main/TheSwanPrincess''.
** The swans themselves are probably a reference to ''TheUglyDuckling'' and ''SwanLake'' (especially since the swans turn into ballet dancers when they become human).
* Puss carves a P into a tree with his sword the same way ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' carves a Z into his enemies. This also counts as an ActorAllusion, since Antonio Banderas played both characters.
* Puss mutters [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} "I hate Mondays."]] during the bar scene.