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1->''"[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!]]"''-->-- '''[[Disney/PeterPan Beluga Billy]]'''* [[ Already in just the opening scene.]]** Actually, this game may be the best example here, as, according to the dev team, ''[[ShownTheirWork every single detail]]'' is a ShoutOut to some obscure bit of Creator/{{Disney}} history. [[MickeyMouse Mickey's]] sidekick, [[DeadpanSnarker Gus?]] He's from an unmade WWII cartoon by Roald Dahl. The {{NPC}}s on [[HubLevel Mean Street]]? Extras from WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts. ''[[SerialEscalation Individual barrels?]]'' You'd better believe they turned up in one Creator/{{Disney}} project or another before showing up here. ShownTheirWork doesn't ''begin'' to cover it.* Mickeyjunk Mountain, an area built out of old Mickey merchandise, contains cartridges of old [[MickeyMouse Mickey]] games on the NES and SNES. Its theme also contains a brief segment of ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' theme.* Not only is "Petetronic" wearing armor that glows with TronLines, he throws a homing DeadlyDisc from his back, and summons rotating energy shields to protect him, all inside a presumably [[{{Franchise/Tron}} computerized arena]] where floor tiles disappear when struck.*** He's wearing [[TheDragon Sark]]'s armor, specifically. Beating him with Paint slowly turn's it into Tron's suit. The whole fight is a reference to the battles with giant Sark and the [=MCP=].** Petetronic has somewhat of a Zelda-ish feel, as he throws his Disc at you, and [[MickeyMouse Mickey]] makes it fly back in a sort of ''Ocarina of Time/Wind Waker/Twilight Princess + MickeyMouse'' boss.** A piece of concept art in the game revealed him to have more of a ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''-y feel, making him look more like Long John Silver.** The Tanker Beetleworx also have [[CoolBike lightcycle]] bodies, as well as the heads of the guards from Disney/LiloAndStitch when in Tomorrow City. They can also appear with the heads of [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Lady Grimhilde (y'know, the Evil Queen's hag-form) and poison-apple bodies.]]* Other Beetleworx contain references. Hoppers take the forms of [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Scuttle]] or [[Disney/TheJungleBook vultures]], dependent on area.** The Bashers in Tomorrow City are based on [[Film/TheBlackHole Maximillian.]]* The [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Lonesome Ghosts]] are [=NPCs=] at Lonesome Manor, Disney/PeterPan's pirates occupy Tortooga, extras from Mickey and the Beanstalk roam Mean Street...* [[MeaningfulName Yen Sid]] mentions Mickey was his [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} apprentice]]. If you look closely behind him when [[spoiler:he sends Mickey back through the mirror]], there's a [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} bucket and two brooms]] on the floor.** The paint jar he uses [[IncrediblyLamePun bears]] a striking resemblance to one of ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' 's [[strike:Honey]] Hunny Pots.* Dark Beauty Castle is the Wasteland's counterpart to the Disneyland Paris version of Disney/SleepingBeauty Castle, complete with a somber reendition of "Once Upon A Dream" for its {{Leitmotif}}. It's also loaded with fireworks.** The castle also features many of the gargoyles from [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast's Castle]] and even [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Victor, Hugo and Laverne]]. It also apparently contains images of [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]], [[Disney/PeterPan Captain Hook]] and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent.]]** The castles at the Disney theme parks the 2D transition level based off Sleeping Beauty resemble one of the old doll dioramas that were used to tell the story of Sleeping Beauty in the old castle walk-through.** One of the statues in the very first room in Dark Beauty Castle IS the Beast himself, holding a three-pronged candle. We all know who this is supposed to be.** Speaking of which, [[spoiler:the Phantom Blot]] is [[Disney/{{Mulan}} the second Disney villain to be defeated with fireworks.]]** Nevermind the Great Stone Dragon and Mushu in the same room as the aforementioned Beast Statue. They're, well, statues.** [[spoiler: When Dark Beauty Castle gets restored by the rain of Paint, a beam of light flies over it, in the same vein of the [[VanityPlate Walt Disney Pictures logos]].]]* Sweepers are malevolent versions of the brooms from [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} The Sorcerer's Apprentice.]]* The [[spoiler:real]] [[BigBad Shadow Blot]] looks a lot like [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Chernabog]] when first created, and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] [[spoiler:when set free.]]* Most of the Wasteland is built on forgotten or existing Ride/DisneyThemeParks rides. Divided by area:** Gremlin Village: Disney/{{Dumbo}} ride, Disney/{{Aladdin}}'s Flying Carpets, It's A Small World.** Tomorrow City: The Sky-Ride, the People Movers, Space Mountain, Moonliner Rocket and [[Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Not-ilus]]. The Autopia is added for the sequel.** Tortooga: Skull Island, the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse, Ride/TheEnchantedTikiRoom, the Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean ride (complete with burning buildings in an area that boats pass through), Adventureland.** Mean Street: The cinema (showing [[WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie Steamboat Oswald]]), souvenir shop, penny-arcade, and ice-cream parlour all exist in real-life Main Street.** Ostown: Donald's Tug-Boat and Mickey's House.** Lonesome Manor: The Haunted Mansion.*** New Orleans Square (under the name Bog Easy)** Disney Gulch (Frontierland, particularly Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland)*** Fort Wasteland (Tom Sawyer Island)*** Rainbow Caverns (The Rainbow Caverns portion of the Mine Train, mashed together with elements of Snow White)* Several characters from ThruTheMirror appear, including Mickey's phone, the radio and the card soldiers.* Two pirates in Tortooga are named [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Gabe and Tycho]].* In the library of Lonesome Manor, the statue near the staircase is [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]].* When filling in paintings in Dark Beauty Castle near the end of the game, you find a small paintable square on the wall. Paint it in, and it becomes the Beast's portrait in human form [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast from the West Wing]], complete with claw marks through the center.* There are even references to ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''! Casey's key you have to get near the start of the game? It's design is very similar to Kairi's keyblade. Mickey getting his heart stolen sounds familiar as well. Some of the blotlings act very similar to heartlesses.* In the sequel, the new versions of the Travel levels are called [[Creator/RoaldDahl Dahl]] Engineering Corridors.* The sequel seems to be full of references already: the [[ ladybug Beetleworx from the Mad Doctor's song as well as the chariot he rides in]] are both abandoned parade floats. Animatronics of the Tortoise (from the Tortoise and the Hare) and [[spoiler:[[Film/PetesDragon1977 Eliot]]]] (as a boss) have also showed up.* ''Power of Illusion'' features references to Disney's gaming history. A sketch to summon Scrooge [=McDuck=] has him using his [[VideoGame/DuckTales pogo cane]] and a Goofy sketch has him using his spin attack from the Kingdom Hearts games.* Beluga Billy in Tortooga references the ever infamous meme, "[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!]]" when he gives you the first watch sketch.----


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