!!The Movie
* ActingForTwo: Jonathan Hyde played both Alan's father and Van Pelt. A common theory is that Jumanji conjures up Van Pelt by taking the form of the person you had dreaded the most, and for Alan, it was his father - especially since Van Pelt spouts out the same criticism as his father.
* {{Defictionalization}}: A ''Jumanji'' board game was released when the movie came out. It shared many elements with the game in the movie, aside from the supernatural elements (like sucking-in-small-children) ... at least as far as we know. It also used cards, not even attempting to copy the magic-8 ball style interface. It came full-circle again when ''{{Zathura}}'' came out, which used cards.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Aside from the three most obvious, Mr. Parrish/Van Pelt is played by [[Film/{{Titanic}} Jonathan]] [[Film/{{Anaconda}} Hyde]], David Allen Grier plays Carl, and Creator/BebeNeuwirth plays Aunt Nora.
** [[Film/LegallyBlonde Laura Bell Bundy]] plays the young Sarah.
** Elder Sarah is [[WesternAnimation/ABugsLife Rosie]] and [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 Dolly]].
** Peter is [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Chip]] and [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Tails]].
** [[Film/SpiderMan Mary Jane]] is Judy.
** The gun shop owner used to be a [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Romulan ambassador]].
* RealitySubtext: The gun shop owner asking Van Pelt if he's a postal worker. Around the time of the movie, there had been a lot of news stories about postal workers going crazy and shooting up their workplaces, from which we get the expression "GoingPostal."
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Referenced when they start playing the game in 1969, with Sarah remarking that the self-moving pieces must be done with magnets. When the kids continue the game in 1995, Judy suggests it's done with microchips, which actually makes ''less'' sense. Plus, Carl proudly showing off his prototype for a modern basketball shoe.

!!The Cartoon
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Alan is [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Broadway]] and [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Patrick]].
** And TimCurry is Trader Slick. And how.
** Aunt Nora is [[{{Rugrats}} Didi Pickles]].
** Professor Ibsen is [[Film/BladeRunner JF Sebastian]] and [[{{Series/Deadwood}} EB Farnum]]
** Van Pelt is [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Blight]] and [[WesternAnimation/MenInBlack Buzzard]].
** Captain Squint is [[WesternAnimation/TheCritic Duke Phillips]] and [[WesternAnimation/MenInBlack Zed]].
** Dee Bradley Baker makes a guest appearance as the voice of Mudboy, not suprising considering his other work.
** Judy is [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]
** Peter [[Creator/AshleyJohnson is]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Gretchen Grundler]]
** The Sand King is JimCummings
** Both Ant Queens are [[XiaolinShowdown Wuya]]

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Tim Curry auditioned for Van Pelt before being cast as Trader Slick.
** Trader Slick was intended to have a Bugs Bunny like New York accent.
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