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Film - Animated

  • The Simpsons Movie: While the family is on a train, Bart rummages through luggage and comes out wearing a black bra on his head, saying "I'm the mascot of an evil corporation!".
  • Steven Universe: The Movie: Spinel's design, especially her past form, is partly based on Mickey Mouse, including the detail that her heart-shaped buns always retain their shape like Mickey's ears.

Film - Live-Action

  • An American Werewolf in London: While an undead Jack visits David, he plays with a posable Mickey Mouse doll and says "Hi, David!" in a squeaky voice. Later, during David's transformation, the camera briefly cuts to a shot of the doll, symbolizing that he's becoming something similar to what Mickey is: a combination of human and animal.
  • Backstreet Dreams: Shane has a marionette of Pluto hanging from his wall.
  • Broadway Melody of 1936: During the "Sing Before Breakfast" number, Ted is wearing wears a Mickey Mouse shirt.
  • In A Safe Place (1971), Noah's apartment has a poster of Mickey on the wall.
  • In The Professional, Norman Stansfield says "I haven't got time for this Mickey Mouse bullshit" towards his superiors when they ask him about what happened during the raid on the apartment.


  • In the The Dresden Files short "A Restoration of Faith" when warned by Nick that the Astors reported their daughter as kidnapped after hiring Nick and Harry to find her after she ran away Harry sarcastically guesses that the description they gave of the "suspected kidnappers" matches the description of Mickey and Donald.
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  • Julia's Kitchen: Marlee's mother Minnie, who loves all things Disney, makes her and Cara Mickey Mouse pancakes when Cara stays over.
  • In Eye Contact, Suzette wears an old Mickey Mouse T-shirt.

Web Original

  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • At the end of his review for Quest for Camelot, a stressed-out Critic kills Mary Poppins and Bert in a fit of blind rage and tries to run before he kills again. As he runs off camera, he is heard being greeted by Mickey before shooting him.
      Critic: I'm sorry! Quest for Camelot made me do it!
      Mickey: (dying) I... I understand.
    • In his review of Bébé's Kids, Critic imitates Mickey swearing vengeance over a shot of a Disney-like castle crumbling in the distance.
      Critic as Mickey: Damn you, Bebe's kids! The Mouse will have vengeance on you! I will see you perish in flames! I have connections to the Lord of Darkness. Your ass is grass! They won't recognize your bodies! I will steal your souls, Bebe's kiiiiiiiids...
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    • In his review of The Disney Afternoon, Critic sheds light on the infamous Bonkers episode where Mickey "appears", but isn't seen or mentioned by name.
    • In "War of the Commercials", the Critic reviews various commercials for the Mickey Mouse Talking Phone.

Western Animation

  • Animaniacs: In "This Pun for Hire", Yakko says that someone tried to "slip him a mickey", and he is given a drink containing a mouse wearing red shorts.
    Yakko: Nice try, bub, but I work for Warner's.
  • Drawn Together: In "Terms of Endearment", Mickey Mouse appears as a Darth Vader-like villain who wants to exterminate all racially-insensitive cartoons. Every mention of his name is partially bleeped.
  • Family Guy:
    • In "A Hero Sits Next Door", Peter tells Joe that playing on his company's softball team is so fun, "it should be illegal, like copyright infringement", before his head morphs into Mickey's (referencing Disney's lobbying for the Copyright Term Extension Act).
    • In "The Cleveland-Lorretta Quagmire", Peter and Brian are decked out in souvenirs after having done everything in the world, with Brian waring a Mickey ear hat.
    • In "Peter's Def Jam", Peter laments being deaf and remarks that he'd rather be stuck on a Disney Cruise, leading to a cutaway of Mickey running for the bathroom while shouting "Don't eat the shrimp!".
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: In "Pest Control", Vladimir and his mouse army were experimented on by Dr. Wakeman to make them look like Mickey-like mice. At the end, Wakeman prepares to dress him in a familiar pair of red, buttoned shorts.
  • Pinky and the Brain: At the end of "Cinebrainia", Brain's plan to become a movie star fails, and he laments "It's clear that no mouse is ever going to make a lasting impression on the silver screen". At that moment, a certain artist sees his mouse silhouette cast on the empty screen and gets an idea.
  • Rocko's Modern Life:
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?", one of Herb's fellow bums mentions that he used to be rich by owning Mickey Mouse Massage Parlors before Disney shut them down for the unlicensed use their trademark.
      Hobo: I said, "Look, I'll change the logo, put Mickey's pants back on!"
    • At the end of "Special Edna", Homer tries to break into Disney World, and he gets spotted by security as a squeaky voice says "Step away from the wall!".
    • In "Mobile Homer", an album of Homer's various near-death experiences contains a photo of him getting beaten up by Mickey and Goofy at Disneyland.
  • South Park: In "The Ring", "Obama Wins!" and "Band in China", Mickey appears as the greedy CEO of Disney in plots satirizing certain money-related controversies the company was involved in.

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