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References to the Disney adaption:
- Beauty and the Beast: The dance between Belle and Prince Adam in the finale is reused animation of the dance between Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip. This was done because the animators were running out of time during the production of the movie.
- Cars: Mater refers to Lightning as "Sleeping Beauty".
- The Lion King 1½: At the end of the film, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather are among the many Disney characters who enter the theater to see the film after Timon's mother rewinds it.
- Ralph Breaks the Internet: Aurora shows up alongside the other Disney Princesses during the Oh My Disney section. In addition, a poster for Sleeping Beauty can be seen on the Disney Animation booth.
- In the original movie, the fairies among the fairy tale creatures resemble Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.
Live Action TV
- In the Jeopardy! Licensed Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, one of the questions in the "Frosty Flicks" category is "In a Disney cartoon, she falls under the evil spell of Queen Malificent". Erroneously, the correct answer is "Snow White".note
- In the North American version of Mickey Mousecapade, Maleficent appears as the Final Boss of the game.
- MAD: The sketch "F-I-E-N-D-S" features Maleficent.
- Muppet Babies (1984): The episode "Slipping Beauty" spoofs the film.
- Robot Chicken:
- A sketch from "Super Guitario Center" has Prince Phillip awaken Princess Aurora, only for her to tell her the weird dream she had when she was asleep, going into every detail. Upon hearing this, Prince Phillip screams into a pillow.
- The final sketch from "Stone Cold Steve Cold Stone" has the Disney Princesses having engaged in a civil war, with Aurora being on the "traditional" side. Aurora tries to get out of the fight by saying she's sleepy, but Snow White tells her not to pull that trick. Just as Aurora tells Snow White she's just kidding, she is then killed by Tiana's arrow.
- Steven Universe: Sapphire and Ruby do the same dance in the forest as Aurora and Phillip do during "Once Upon a Dream".
- Timon & Pumbaa: Dragon Maleficent makes a cameo in the episode "Guatemala Malarkey".
References to the original tale(s)Animated Films
- In Shrek 2, Sleeping Beauty appears at the ball. She shows up again in Shrek the Third.
- Tangled: There's a spinning wheel in Rapunzel's tower.
- Garfield: This strip has Garfield waking Jon up by referring to him as "Sleeping Beauty" and planting a kiss on his lips. Jon is understandably disgusted.
- Off the Mark: Apparently, Sleeping Beauty has several princes trying to wake her up.
- Hark! A Vagrant: Sleeping Beauty is concerned that she missed her meetup with someone named Dave upon waking, and is entirely uninterested in the prince who woke her.
- Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: In "Sonically Ever After", one of the stories in the book of fairy tales that Miss Saccharine reads to the children is called "Snoring Beauty". Later in the episode, when Cinderella decides to take a nap, Sonic complains about her thinking she's Sleeping Beauty.
- Muppet Babies (1984): In "Once Upon an Egg Timer", Rowlf loses his voice, and the babies take turns telling a story with an egg timer until it comes back. Piggy's part of the story is a spoof of Sleeping Beauty, which involves her getting a kiss from Kermit, or at least it would have if the timer didn't go off just before that part.
- An episode of Thomas the Tank Engine is entitled "Sleeping Beauty". At one point in the episode, when one of the rescuers finds Duke sleeping in his shed, he says, "We found him! We found our sleeping beauty!"