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This page lists Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland's references to various Disney works.


Once Upon a Time

Season One

"Pilot"

  • Snow White is placed in glass coffin mourned by the seven dwarfs, and is awakened by a kiss from Prince Charming. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • Regina is notably known as the Evil Queen in the Enchanted Forest. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • Emma wishes on a candle shaped like a blue star, an allusion to the scene in Pinocchio, in which Geppetto wishes on a blue star and his wish is granted by the Blue Fairy. (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • As Emma's car passes into town, a lawn pinwheel of Tinker Bell spins in the wind.[1] (Peter Pan, 1953)
  • Archie shares his name with Hopper, an actual hopper. (A Bug's Life, 1998)
  • Archie working as a psychiatrist is a reference to Disney's Pinocchio, where his counterpart Jiminy Cricket serves as a conscience who leads Pinocchio down the right path; similar to the way a psychiatrist sits down with their clients and tries to help them find the right path.[2] (In The Adventures of Pinocchio novel, the cricket is a ghost and does not speak much.) (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • Jiminy Cricket and his Storybrooke counterpart both carry an umbrella, just like the Disney version of the character. (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • The talking cricket is named after Jiminy Cricket from the film. (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • Archie is heard whistling the song "Give a Little Whistle" as he walks away from Emma and Henry. (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • "The Blue Fairy" was a name given to the character in the Disney film version of Pinocchio, as her name in The Adventures of Pinocchio was simply "The Fairy with Turquoise Hair". (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • Snow White attracts a blue bird that flies onto her hand. Mary Margaret sets free a blue bird from her hands into its nest house. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • There is a plush of Minnie Mouse in Emma's baby room at the castle.[3] (Steamboat Willie, 1928)
  • The fairy with the turquoise hair is called The Blue Fairy like in the film. (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • Pinocchio plays with a wooden whale; a nod to Monstro the Whale. (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • Leroy whistles, "Heigh-Ho" when he sees Emma in jail. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • The seven dwarves are all named after their Disney counterparts. In the original fairytale, the dwarves were unnamed. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)

"The Thing You Love Most"

"Snow Falls"

"The Price of Gold"

"That Still Small Voice"

"The Shepherd"

"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"

  • Mary Margaret has a sugar bowl with a blue bird on top,[11] a reference to the blue birds in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.[12] (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • The Evil Queen sends the Huntsman out to kill Snow White and bring her heart as proof of death, but he cannot bring himself to kill her. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • There are giant sea shells in Mary Margaret's classroom,[13] which is a reference to The Little Mermaid.[12] (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • The Evil Queen and Regina both collect human hearts of their enemies. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • Regina's heart caskets are similar to the one the Evil Queen has in the Disney film. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)

"Desperate Souls"

"True North"

"Fruit of the Poisonous Tree"

  • The Genie lives inside a lamp, that once rubbed, allows the user to be granted three wishes. The Genie is also not free, and is bound to the lamp. When he is set free, his bracelets disappear. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • King Leopold, trying trying to clean the lamp, releases the Genie by rubbing it. In the Disney animated film Aladdin, the title character met the Genie in the same situation. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • The Genie states, "You cannot wish for life, nor death. You cannot wish for love." This is a reference to Disney's Aladdin, where the Genie states that a wish cannot be used to kill anybody, make someone fall in love, or bring people back from the dead. (Aladdin, 1992)

"Skin Deep"

  • This episode features Gaston from the movie Beauty and the Beast. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Belle is named after the same character from the film. Belle's father is called Maurice as in the film. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Belle's clothes are similar to the ones she wears in the film, and so are Gaston's. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • In the opening scene, Belle is holding a book with a blue cover,[18] just like the one her counterpart is reading in the opening scene of the Disney film. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • A red rose is pictured on the Game of Thorns sign,[19] a reference to the enchanted rose from Disney's Beauty and the Beast.[20] (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Rumplestiltskin mentions Belle's "little town", a reference to the song Belle from the Disney film, which opens with "Little town, it's a quiet village / Every day like the one before / Little town, full of little people / Waking up to say". (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Rumplestiltskin turns Gaston into a rose, giving it to Belle, saying that he had bought it from an old woman selling roses, a reference to the enchantress and the magical rose from the movie. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • In Rumplestiltskin's castle, there is a kind of fur with horns which resembles Disney's Beast.[21] (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Belle does not want to marry Gaston, just like in the movie. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • There is a candlestick and clock in Rumplestiltskin's castle resembling Lumiere and Cogsworth.[21] (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • The segment where Belle serves Rumplestiltskin tea is a reference to the scene where Chip and Mrs. Potts bring Belle some tea in the movie. The tea set with the cups, teapot, creamer and sugar bowl[22] mirror the scene in the movie, where Chip and Mrs. Potts are accompanied by a living teapot and a living creamer. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
    • Similarly, when the Evil Queen visits Rumplestiltskin, he has a tea set laid out on the table.[23] (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • The chipped tea cup is a reference to Chip from the movie. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • The teapot on the tray[24] is a reference to Chip's mother, Mrs. Potts. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • A hammer resembling Thor's Mjølnir is sitting on a pedestal.[25] (Thor, 2011)
  • In the castle, there is a hat which resembles the Sorcerer's hat in Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" scene in Fantasia.[23] (Fantasia, 1940)

"What Happened to Frederick"

  • Regina gives Henry a game called Space Paranoids, which was created by Kevin Flynn, the protagonist of the Tron film. (Tron, 1982)
  • Emma eludes to Kevin Flynn by quoting his advice to Henry while he is playing the game, "It's all in the wrists." (Tron, 1982)

"Dreamy"

"Red-Handed"

  • The fact that Peter is a hunter pursuing a wolf in the middle of winter refers to the segment "Peter and The Wolf" (Make Mine Music, 1946)
  • When Peter first visits Red Riding Hood at her cabin at the beginning of the episode, he claims that if she does not come out to talk to him, he will, "...huff and puff..." and blow the house down. (Three Little Pigs, 1933)

"Heart of Darkness"

"Hat Trick"

  • The Evil Queen disguises herself as a hag to lure in Jefferson's daughter, Grace; much like how the Evil Queen dressed as a hag selling apples to Snow White in the film. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • The doll in the marketplace that Grace wants is a white rabbit wearing a petticoat;[29] a reference to the White Rabbit. (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
  • When approached by Regina and the Mad Hatter, who are visiting Wonderland, the Caterpillar blows his hookah pipe and asks very slowly, "Who are you?" as in the Disney film. (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
  • Regina picks a piece of a mushroom from Wonderland for her father to eat so he can return to normal size after having been shrunken. (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
  • The Queen of Hearts is ruler of Wonderland, and orders her soldiers to cut off the Mad Hatter's head with the phrase, "Off with his head." In the Disney film, the Queen is constantly shouting, "Off with her head!" (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
  • Mary Margaret hits Jefferson over the head with a croquet mallet. (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)

"The Stable Boy"

"The Return"

"The Stranger"

"An Apple Red as Blood"

"A Land Without Magic"

Season Two

"Broken"

  • Prince Phillip cut down thorns to get to the sleeping Aurora. (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)
  • Aurora mistakes Mulan to be a man after she sees her dressed in heavy armor. However, when Mulan takes off her helmet, Aurora is surprised to see a woman. (Mulan, 1998)
  • The prince is named Prince Phillip like in the Disney film. (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)
  • Aurora shares her name with the character in the Disney film. (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)
  • When Emma and her parents pay Mr. Gold a visit, he is brewing tea for himself and Belle, a reference to the scene where Chip and Mrs. Potts bring Belle some tea in the movie. The tea set with the cups, teapot, creamer and sugar bowl[38] mirror the scene in the movie, where Chip and Mrs. Potts are accompanied by a living teapot and a living creamer. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • When Belle leaves the pawnshop, a candelabra similar to Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast[39] is sitting on a shelf by the door.[40] (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)

"We Are Both"

"Lady of the Lake"

"The Crocodile"

  • A Mickey Mouse figurine can be seen in the pawnshop in Belle's dream.[44] (Steamboat Willie, 1928)
  • The teapot sitting in the corner of Mr. Gold's kitchen counter[45] is a reference to Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast.[20] (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Mr. Gold attempts to make Belle eat something after their fight. Similarly, in the Disney film, when the Beast makes Belle eat dinner with him, she refuses, claiming to be not hungry. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Smee's hat is red as it is in the Disney film. (Peter Pan, 1953)
  • Belle enjoys drinking ice tea at Granny's Diner and says that she's never had it iced before, a reference to the scene where the living teaset bring Belle some tea in the movie. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • As Rumplestiltskin prepares to kill Captain Hook in their first duel, he says, "Tick-tock dearie, Tick-tock!" This is an allusion to the crocodile that takes Hook's hand in the Disney film. Furthermore, Hook's nickname for Rumplestiltskin is "Crocodile." (Peter Pan, 1953)
  • Mr. Gold gives Belle a library to try to regain her affections, similar to what the Beast does in the Disney film. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Neverland is alluded to by Captain Hook as a place "where people never grow old." (Peter Pan, 1953)

"The Doctor "

"Tallahassee"

  • Hook says that time is running out, "In other words, tick-tock"; a reference to Peter Pan, where the crocodile is always accompanied by the tick-tock sound of a clock it swallowed. (Peter Pan, 1953)

"Child of the Moon"

"Into the Deep"

"Queen of Hearts"

"The Cricket Game"

  • In the opening scene, Hook is shown from behind, standing on a yard while holding on to it with his left appendage, and looking at the town while the camera zooms in on him. The camera then zooms in on his face as his hair is blowing in the wind. Hook then grabs a rope that was next to the mast, hangs on to it and jumps to the deck below. This is exactly the same as Captain Jack Sparrow's introduction in Pirates of the Caribbean. (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003)

"The Outsider"

  • Archie's tombstone reads "Archibald Hopper – Friend and conscience";[48] a reference to Disney's Pinocchio, where Archie's counterpart Jiminy Cricket serves as a friend and conscience to Pinocchio. Similarly, Mary Margaret describes Archie as someone who would remind them be their best selves, do the right thing and always fight for what they believe in; another reference to the Disney character. (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • Mulan tells Belle to only fight for what's worth fighting for is a reference to the song from the Disney song "A Girl Worth Fighting For". (Mulan, 1998)
  • Belle reverses a curse which makes a beast human again. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)

"In the Name of the Brother"

  • The Star Wars theme is heard as a ringtone in an episode broadcast shortly after Disney purchased the franchise. (Star Wars franchise)
  • Leroy mentions the movie Splash as an example of how magical beings discovered in the real world are likely to be "studied to death". (Splash, 1984)

"Tiny"

"The Queen Is Dead"

  • A small Bambi statue is in Mary Margaret's loft.[49] (Bambi, 1942)
  • After he stabs Mr. Gold, Hook says, "Tick-tock. Time's up, crocodile."; a reference to Peter Pan, where the crocodile is always accompanied by the tick-tock sound of a clock it swallowed. (Peter Pan, 1953)

"The Miller's Daughter"

  • The segment where Cora holds out her newborn daughter Regina in front of the court is a reference to scene where Simba is presented to the kingdom as the future king in The Lion King.[50] (The Lion King, 1994)

"Welcome to Storybrooke"

"Selfless, Brave and True"

  • As August lies on the ground in agony, there is a honey neon sign for a bar called "Winnie's Pub".[55] (Winnie the Pooh, 2011)

"Lacey"

  • In the Enchanted Forest, Belle wears a similar dress to the one in the ballroom scene in the Disney film. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Mr. Gold orders ice tea for himself and Lacey at Granny's Diner, a modern reference to the scene where the living teaset bring Belle some tea in the movie. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Rumplestiltskin shows Belle the library in his home, similar to what the Beast did in the Disney film. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)

"Second Star to the Right"

  • John is carrying an umbrella and Michael carries a teddy bear.[56] (Peter Pan, 1953)
  • The time on Big Ben is 8:15,[57] the same time that is shown in the Disney film. (Peter Pan, 1953)

"And Straight On 'Til Morning"

Season Three

"The Heart of the Truest Believer"

  • Neal references Mulan to a Disney film of the same name. (Mulan, 1998)
  • The way David saves Emma from drowning, by tying a rope around himself and jumping into the water, mirrors the scene where John Smith saves Thomas from drowning in Disney's Pocahontas. (Pocahontas, 1995)

"Lost Girl"

"Quite a Common Fairy"

  • The title card features Tinker Bell lighting up the title with her magic, a reference to what the Disney animated version of the character does for the company's logo at the beginning of several of its motion pictures.
  • Tinker Bell wears a similar costume to the animated version in the Disney animated movie. (Peter Pan, 1953)

"Nasty Habits"

"Good Form"

  • The second star to the right is mentioned. (Peter Pan, 1953)
  • Pegasus is mentioned by Captain Liam as a legendary horse whose feathers were used to create a magic veil in allowing their ship to fly into the sky. (Hercules, 1997)

"Ariel"

  • Ariel saves Snow White from drowning, the same way she rescues Prince Eric in the movie. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • The names of Ariel, Prince Eric and Ursula all come from the Disney animated version of the story, since in the original fairytale, the characters are unnamed. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • In the title card, Ariel is sitting on a rock,[60] similar to how Disney's Ariel sits on a rock in the movie during a musical number. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • The Under the Sea Celebration is a reference to the song "Under the Sea" from the movie. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • While masquerading as Ursula, Regina says to Ariel, "My dear sweet child", which are the spoken words at the start of the song "Poor Unfortunate Souls" sung by Ursula in the Disney film. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Regina says,"You can be part of Eric's world", alluding to the Disney film song "Part of Your World". (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Regina takes away Ariel's voice and calls her a little mermaid. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Ariel learns what a fork is. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Both Ariel and Eric mention a ship wreck where they first met. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Ariel likes to collect random human objects. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Eric states one of the places he will be traveling to is Agrabah. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Regina mentions the evil munchkins' dirt road. (Oz the Great and Powerful, 2013)
  • Snow White's ball dress has small Mickey Mouse faces on it.[61] (Steamboat Willie, 1928)

"Dark Hollow"

"Save Henry"

"Going Home"

"New York City Serenade"

"Witch Hunt"

  • Henry plays a hand-held video game and mentions "derezzing" an opponent. (Tron, 1982)

"The Tower"

"Quiet Minds"

"It's Not Easy Being Green"

"The Jolly Roger"

  • Hook opens his eyes and sees the face of Ariel, which is reminiscent of the scene in The Little Mermaid, where Eric opens his eyes and sees Ariel's face after she rescues him from drowning. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Black Beard's clothing and appearance is reminiscent of Disney's Captain Hook. (Peter Pan, 1953)
  • The shadows against the sail during Hook's duel with Black Beard is reminiscent of the scene where Peter Pan engages Hook in single combat in Disney's Peter Pan. (Peter Pan, 1953)
  • When Emma sees Ariel and Eric through the mirror, they reenact the beach scene from the Disney film. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)

"A Curious Thing"

  • Henry mentions the movie Peter Pan, and how he's seen it "a million times". (Peter Pan, 1953)

"Snow Drifts"

"There's No Place Like Home"

Season Four

"A Tale of Two Sisters"

  • Season 4A is a continuation of the movie Frozen. This episode introduces the characters Elsa, Anna, their parents, Grand Pabbie, Kristoff and Sven, as well as their homeland Arendelle. (Frozen, 2013)
  • When Elsa stops Leroy's car by magically freezing it, she is in exactly the same pose as in the movie when The Duke Of Weselton's guards attacked her. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Belle and Mr. Gold dress in similar clothes as their counterparts in dance scene from Beauty and the Beast. They also dance to an instrumental version of the title song on the gramophone. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Regina says to Sidney, "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who do I want to kill most of all"; a spin on the classical line from the Disney film: "Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all". (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • Elsa summons a Marshmallow-like snow monster to protect herself. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Elsa asks Anna, "Have you forgot your last dalliance? Hans...", a reference to their disastrous relationship from the movie. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Kristoff reminds Elsa of what happened the last time she left her kingdom behind. (Frozen, 2013)
  • The scene with Emma and Regina on opposite sides of a door is a reference to the "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" sequence from Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • The object transformed by Mr. Gold is Master Yen Sid's hat from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" scene from Disney's Fantasia. (Fantasia, 1940)

"White Out"

  • Anna goes by the name of Joan. This is a reference to Anna's line, "Hang in there, Joan", during the song "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?". (Frozen, 2013)
  • Anna asks to sleep in the barn. Just as Kristoff sleeps in the barn in Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • When Storybrooke looses its power, an advertisement for computers with the Encom logo from the movie Tron can be seen on the street.[70] (Tron, 1982)
  • In the ice cave, Elsa says comments on the cold and says that "It's never bothered me", a reference to the famous song "Let It Go". (Frozen, 2013)
  • Elsa asks Emma if she was born or cursed with her powers. This is what Grand Pabbie asked the King about Elsa in the movie. (Frozen, 2013)
  • David says to Elsa that Anna wouldn't her to live alone in an ice cave, which harkens back to the movie. (Frozen, 2013)
  • When Anna is leaving the farm, Ruth packs Anna sandwiches for the journey. Anna gratefully accepts, and says, "I love sandwiches". This is a reference to Anna and Hans' line, "We finish each other's- sandwiches!" during the song "Love Is An Open Door". (Frozen, 2013)
  • Anna says to David that she nearly froze to death when helping her sister. (Frozen, 2013)

"Rocky Road"

  • This episode introduces Hans, the villain from Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • The Arendelle soldier refers to Kristoff as the official ice master and deliverer; a reference to his character in the film. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Marian gains a streak of white hair in the same fashion Anna did in the film. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Hans states he did not kill Anna, but left her to die. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Elsa asks her aunt if she has ever built a snowman; a reference to Olaf and the Frozen song "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?". She also talks about the ice palace she built. (Frozen 2013)
  • Dr. Hopper advises Mary Margaret that it's okay to let go of her child. This is a reference to the song "Let It Go". (Frozen, 2013)
  • Kristoff says that he's seen Anna fight wolves and snow monsters and "that idiot from the South Isles"; a reference to events from Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • When Emma leaves the diner, an advertisement for computers with the Encom logo from the movie Tron can be seen on the street.[71] (Tron, 1982)

"The Apprentice"

  • The Sorcerer's Hat is from the from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" scene from Disney's Fantasia. However, the Apprentice being turned into a mouse is a reference to Mickey Mouse, who portrayed the Apprentice in the Disney version. Also the broomstick that the Apprentice and Mr. Gold uses looks very similar to the one Mickey Moused enchanted and used. (Fantasia, 1940)
  • The part where Emma says to Hook, "You look...", and Hook answers, "I know", is a reference to the scene in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back where Princess Leia tells Han Solo that she loves him, and he answers, "I know".[72] (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980)
  • The man and woman eating spaghetti at the restaurant is a reference to the famous scene from Lady and the Tramp. The waiters are dressed like Tony, the kelner from the movie, and according to the menu, the restaurant itself is called Tony's.[73] The candles in a bottle and the table cloths[74] are similar to the ones seen in the famous movie scene. (Lady and the Tramp, 1955)
  • Anna says, "Wait, what?", one of her favorite phrases from Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)

"Breaking Glass"

  • Elsa builds an ice staircase of the one she made in the movie Frozen during the song "Let It Go". (Frozen, 2013)
  • Snow Queen tells Elsa that she going to "build a snowman", just like in the song "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?". (Frozen, 2013)
  • Elsa says "I'm not afraid", which is a reference to the line Anna says right before the reprise of the song "For the First Time in Forever" from the movie Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • David tells Mary Margaret that Belle will be able to reach them even if they fall through a portal to Asgard; a reference to the fictional realm Asgard from the movie Thor, in which Josh Dallas originally portrayed the Asgardian Fandral.[75] (Thor, 2011)
  • Elsa said that she sent a giant ice monster to chase her sister away, a reference to Marshmallow from Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)

"Family Business

  • This episode introduces the character Oaken from Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Belle favorite book has a blue cover, just like her favorite book from the opening scene of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • While Belle is researching, she wears a dress with embroidered roses.[76] (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Oaken say's "Hoo-hoo" and maces his hand like in the movie. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Kristoff says that Anna fell in love with Hans only ten minutes after meeting him. (Frozen, 2013)

"The Snow Queen

  • This episode introduces the Duke of Weselton from Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • When Ingrid enters the clock tower, the clock (seen from inside) is set at 10:15,[77] a reference to the scene from Frozen where Anna and Hans are singing "Love Is an Open Door" in front of a clock tower.[78] (Frozen, 2013)
  • One of the babies, during the 'Mommy and Me' class, is wearing a Mickey Mouse outfit.[79] (Steamboat Willie, 1928)
  • When Emma uses magic to handcuff the Snow Queen, the clock (seen from inside) is set at at 12:25,[80] a reference to the time on the White Rabbit's pocket watch in Alice in Wonderland.[78] (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
  • The instruments and the position of the musicians playing at the royal ball,[81] are the same as in the movie.[82] (Frozen, 2013)
  • The Duke dances similar to the way he does in the movie. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Rumpelstiltskin gives Ingrid a pair of gloves to conceal her magic, which are almost identical to the ones Elsa wore in the movie. (Frozen, 2013)
  • The Duke asks, "Did I say that out loud?", just like he did in Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Helga pronounces his name "Weaseltown" instead of Weselton, and intends to stop the trading business between their kingdoms. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Ingrid freezes Helga similar to the way Elsa freezes Anna in Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Emma runs away after her powers become out of control the same way Elsa does in Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • A set of Mickey Mouse ears cast in steel are lying in a box on the counter of Mr. Gold's pawnshop.[83] (Steamboat Willie, 1928)

"Smash the Mirror"

  • Elsa expresses Anna's love of chocolate in Frozen with a table full of chocolate desserts for her return. (Frozen, 2013)
  • When Anna says, "Go away Anna, go away Anna", she recites dialogue from the "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" sequence in Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Kristoff uses his pickaxe from Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • When Ingrid first arrives in the Land Without Magic in 1982, there is a Tron advertisement in the city streets.[84] (Tron, 1982)

"Fall"

  • Anna says to Hans that she sang with him, referring to their duet "Love Is an Open Door" from Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Elsa and Anna embrace, just like they do in the movie. (Frozen, 2013)
  • As the shards from Ingrid's spell fall from the sky, an advertisement for computers with the Encom logo from the movie Tron can be seen on the street.[85] (Tron, 1982)

"Shattered Sight"

"Heroes and Villains"

  • In the dark castle, there is a close-up of Rumplestiltskin's teacup,[86] a reference to Chip, the living teacup from the Disney film. The tea set on the table[87] is a reference to the scene where Chip, Mrs. Potts and the rest of the living tea set bring Belle some tea in the movie. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • The way Maleficent sends her message through a raven and later shapeshifts from a flock of ravens is a reference to the Disney film, where Maleficent owns a pet raven named Diablo. (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)
  • Maleficent's costume and headgear is similar to what she wears in the classic Disney film. (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)
  • Cruella De Vil's hairstyle and clothes are similar to her Disney animated counterpart. (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
  • Cruella refers to Ursula as 'darling'. 'Darling' is a word that her Disney counterpart always uses in the movie. (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
  • Ursula wears a shell necklace similar to the one in the movie. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Anna says, "Wait, what?", one of her favorite phrases from the movie. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Right before the wedding, Elsa says "What is that amazing smell?" and then she and Anna say "Chocolate" in unison, just like they do in the film Frozen. (Frozen, 2013)
  • When Anna says "Did you see these bruises?" and Elsa says "Have you seen Hans's eye?" is a reference to the part of the Frozen film where Anna punches Hans in the face. (Frozen, 2013)
  • Before Anna gets married, Elsa asks, "You ready?", just like in the film; once with young Elsa and again at the end of the film. (Frozen, 2013)

"Darkness on the Edge of Town"

  • When Cruella uses persuasion magic on her dogs, the magic comes out of her mouth in the form of green smoke, which is designed to reflect the green cigarette smoke that Cruella puffs in the movie. (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
  • A little bird sits on Mary Margaret hand, just like in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • According to a note on the board in the Storybrooke library, the owner of the Apprentice's house is Yen Sid,[88] a reference to the powerful sorcerer from Disney's Fantasia. (Fantasia, 1940)
  • In our world, Ursula wears a black jacket with purple, scale-like textures, and a purple scarf; a reference to Ursula's design in The Little Mermaid, where the character is lavender-skinned with six black tentacles with violet suckers. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Cruella De Vil's jerky way of driving is a reference to the eponymous' character's driving in the film One Hundred and One Dalmatians. (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
  • Cruella calls people 'darling', the famous label she uses to address people in the movie. (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
  • This episode features Chernabog and the Bald Mountain from Fantasia. (Fantasia, 1940)

"Unforgiven"

"Enter the Dragon"

"Poor Unfortunate Soul"

  • The episode is named after a song from the Disney film The Little Mermaid. The song is sung by Ursula to Ariel. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Ursula sings "Part of Your World" and "Fathoms Below" during the episode. Both songs are from the Disney film The Little Mermaid. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Poseidon possesses a trident similar to the one that Ariel's father, King Triton, does. Ursula takes the trident from her father and and uses it to perform magic, just like Disney's Ursula takes Triton's trident and uses for the same purpose in The Little Mermaid. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Poseidon sees humans as dangerous, just like Triton does in the movie. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Ursula's mother was killed by pirates, just like Ariel's mother was in the 2008 prequel. (The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, 2008)
  • Ursula loves singing/music due to her mother's influence, and because she loves singing, she goes against her father's orders, just like Ariel does in the prequel. (The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, 2008)
  • Ursula is seeking passage to Glowerhaven, a reference to Prince Eric's line from The Little Mermaid, "You're not still sore because I didn't fall for the princess of Glowerhaven?" (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Hook points out that if they spill any squid ink, "Storybrooke will have a giant squid in its harbor", a reference to the scene in the animated film, where Ursula grows into a giant. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Hook steals Ursula's singing voice by trapping it inside a sea shell, just like Ursula did when she took Ariel's voice in the Disney film. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Ariel finds Hook unconscious in the sea and pulls him to safety, just like she did with Eric in the movie. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Hook opens his eyes and sees the face of Ariel, which is reminiscent of the scene in The Little Mermaid, where Eric opens his eyes and sees Ariel's face after she rescues him from drowning. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Mary Margaret knocks out Cruella with a frying pan, just like Rapunzel does to Flynn Rider in the movie Tangled. (Tangled, 2010)
  • Ursula's father has a problem with singing/music because it reminds him of his wife's death, just like Ariel's father does in the prequel. Like Ariel's father, he realizes he was wrong and decides to accept singing/music in their lives. (The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, 2008)
  • The aria sung by Ursula when she gets her singing voice back, is the same tune that Ariel sings in the Disney film, when Ursula takes her voice. (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
  • Gold says regarding August "Let's see if we can pull this puppet's strings." This references the song, "I've Got No Strings". (Pinocchio, 1940)

"Best Laid Plans"

  • August Booth stated that the position of the Author "goes back eons", naming one man who held the position as Walt. This is a direct reference to Walt Disney, the famed American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and the co-founder of The Walt Disney Company.

"Heart of Gold"

  • As the purse snatcher races across the road on his bicycle, there is a view from the inside of a car, where you can see a Mickey Mouse keychain on the rear view mirror.[89] (Steamboat Willie, 1928)
  • In The Wizard of Oak furniture shop, there is a set of Mickey Mouse ears cast in steel, inside a drawer.[90] (Steamboat Willie, 1928)
  • While Robin Hood is waiting for Mr. Gold outside the hospital, an advertisement for the Broadway production of Aladdin can be seen in the background.[91]

"Sympathy for the De Vil"

  • The song that Cruella hears on the radio is a jazz instrumental version of the song "Cruella De Vil", from One Hundred and One Dalmatians. (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
  • Madeline's car is similar in design and color to Cruella's car from One Hundred and One Dalmatians.[92] (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
  • The dalmatians growl at young Cruella, which is a similar attitude shown in the Disney movie. (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
  • Cruella stitches a fur coat for herself made out of the skin of her mother's dalmatians. Her love for wearing fur coats out of dogskin (especially dalmatians) is shown in the movie. (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
  • Cruella calls Isaac a fool, which is an insult her Disney animated counterpart also uses. (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)

"Lily"

"Operation Mongoose Part 1"

"Operation Mongoose Part 2"

Season Five

"The Dark Swan"

"The Price"

"Siege Perilous"

"The Broken Kingdom"

  • Emma orders Merida to make Mr. Gold "brave", a not so subtle reference to the movie of the same name. (Brave, 2012)

"Dreamcatcher"

  • Just before Merida is about to look through Henry's storybook, an advertisement for computers with the Encom logo from Tron can be seen on the street.[102] (Tron, 1982)

"The Bear and the Bow"

  • The title of this episode was the original title of Brave.[103] (Brave, 2012)
  • The kingdom of DunBroch from Brave appears for the first time. (Brave, 2012)
  • This episode introduces young Macintosh, young Macguffin, Wee Dingwall and Merida's brothers, as well as their homeland DunBroch, from Brave. (Brave, 2012)
  • Merida and Belle visit the witch's cottage from Brave. (Brave, 2012)
  • The potion, which transforms people into bears, is named "Spell of Mor'du", a reference to the main antagonist of Brave. (Brave, 2012)
  • Merida fires an arrow straight another arrow, splitting it down the middle, just like she does in the movie. (Brave, 2012)
  • The clan symbols seen on the banners[104] are near identical to the ones from the mo]vie. (Brave, 2012)
  • The witch's magic ingredients are used to transform Merida into a bear, just like what happened to her mother in the movie. (Brave, 2012)
  • The moment where Merida, in bear form, looms over Mr. Gold with her teeth bared, mirrors the scene where Merida is attacked by Mor'du in the movie. (Brave, 2012)
  • An automated message from Merlin appears from out of a cauldron, just like the witch's automated message in Brave. (Brave, 2012)

"Nimue"

  • The young Apprentice is wearing red robes similar to the ones worn by Mickey Mouse, who is the Sorcerer's Apprentice in Disney's Fantasia. (Fantasia, 1940)
  • His clothes also resemble the robes worn by young Arthur in The Sword in the Stone. (The Sword in the Stone, 1963)
  • Merlin says, "not all wizards have long, white beards", referencing the Disney film version of Merlin who has a long, white beard. (The Sword in the Stone, 1963)

"The Bear King"

  • The "Bear King" is King Fergus' nickname in the movie Brave. "The Bear King and His Daughter" was one of the proposed titles for the movie.[105] (Brave, 2012)
  • This episode introduces King Fergus, Queen Elinor and the Witch from Brave. (Brave, 2012)
  • The kingdom of DunBroch and its castle appears. (Brave, 2012)
  • Two bear carvings are sitting on a shelf in the witch's cottage,[106] a reference to the events of the movie, where the Witch made a living selling bear carvings. (Brave, 2012)
  • King Fergus says that the Witch gave his daughter magic, and turned his wife and boys into bears, a reference to the events of the movie. (Brave, 2012)
  • The carvings on the castle thrones[107] are similar to DunBroch symbol on Merida's pendant from the movie. (Brave, 2012)
  • King Fergus' clan symbol (a sword against a circular pattern)[108] is near identical to the one from the movie. (Brave, 2012)
  • The Witch warns Merida that if the Enchanted Helm is not returned by sundown tomorrow, she'll turn everyone into bears. (Brave, 2012)
  • Merida is seen riding a Shire horse, a reference to Angus from the movie. (Brave, 2012)

"Broken Heart"

"Souls of the Departed"

  • Hades' hair turns to blue flames, just like in the Disney film. (Hercules, 1997)

"Labor of Love"

  • Hercules and Megara's nicknames are "Herc" and "Meg" just like in the Disney film. Megara also says, "My friends call me Meg", just like she does in the movie. (Hercules, 1997)
  • When Mary Margaret is at Hercules' grave, the melody of "Go the Distance" can be heard in the background. (Hercules, 1997)
  • Regina calls Hercules "Wonder Boy", which is what Megara calls him in the movie. (Hercules, 1997)

"Devil's Due"

"The Brothers Jones"

"Her Handsome Hero"

  • Gaston mentions a man called LeFou, who likes to spread tall tales to embarrass him. This is a reference to Gaston's sidekick from the movie Beauty and the Beast. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • Maurice states that Gaston is the son of Lord LeGume. According to the story reel included in the Platinum and Diamond Editions of the DVD and Blu-ray release of Beauty and the Beast, Legume was originally intended to be Gaston's surname.[113]

"Ruby Slippers"

  • Dorothy mentions that she was committed to an asylum after telling her family about Oz. (Return to Oz, 1985)

"An Untold Story"

  • In the opening shot of the scene everyone returns to Storybrooke, an advertisement for computers with the Encom logo from Tron can be seen on the street.[114] (Tron, 1982)

Season Six

"The Savior"

  • In Belle's dream, she prepares tea for Rumplestiltskin, a reference to the scene where Chip and Mrs. Potts bring Belle some tea in the Disney movie. The tea set includes cups, a teapot, a creamer and a sugar bowl,[115] which mirrors the scene in the movie, where Chip and Mrs. Potts are accompanied by a living teapot and a living creamer. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • In Belle's dream, she drops a teacup, but Rumplestiltskin catches it and says that it's not even chipped; a reference to Chip from the Disney film. The segment where Belle is holding the cup and the teapot[116] are a reference to Chip and his mother Mrs. Potts. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • In Belle's dream, she and Rumplestiltskin dance to an instrumental version of the title song from Beauty and the Beast. Belle's yellow dress is similar to the one her Disney counterpart wears in the dance scene from the movie. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
  • The red bird is an allusion to Iago from the Aladdin trilogy. (Aladdin, 1992)

"The Other Shoe"

  • The evil stepmother is named Lady Tremaine, just like in the Disney film. (Cinderella, 1950)
  • Clorinda wears a greenish dress before the ball, and also pulls her hair back with a yellow bow, just like Drizella does in the animated Disney film. Tisbe also wears a yellowish dress like Drizella does, though has her hair styled similarly to Anastasia. (Cinderella, 1950)
  • Cinderella plans to wear her mother's dress to the royal ball, but it is destroyed in the fireplace by Lady Tremaine and her stepsisters. This alludes to the live-action film where she plans on wearing her mother's dress until her stepmother and stepsisters intentionally tear the dress apart. (Cinderella, 2015)
  • Cinderella's mother's dress is pink, but the gown the she wears to the ball is blue. This is a reference to the live-action film, where the Fairy Godmother transforms Cinderella's tattered pink dress into a blue dress. (Cinderella, 2015)
  • The way Lady Tremaine and her daughters name Ella "Cinderella" is similar to the live-action film. (Cinderella, 2015)
  • This episode features Gus from the animated Disney film Cinderella. (Cinderella, 1950)
  • Like Disney's Anastasia, Tisbe wears a pink dress during the ball and has her hair styled similarly.[117] (Cinderella, 1950)
  • Cinderella asks if Prince Thomas is charming, which causes Snow White to mention that the name "Charming" is already taken by somebody else. Prince Charming is the name of the prince in the animated Cinderella film. (Cinderella, 1950)
    • It is also a common misconception that the prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is named "Prince Charming", when officially he is only known as "The Prince".
  • Just like Disney's Anastasia, Clorinda falls in love with a low-class man, but her mother disapproves of their relationship. Eventually, she is helped by Cinderella, before standing up to her mother and being reunited with her lover. (Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, 2002)
  • Lady Tremaine mentions her cat, a reference to Lucifer from the animated Disney film. (Cinderella, 1950)
  • When David visits Belle aboard the Jolly Roger, a teapot and a tea cup are sitting on the table,[118] a reference to Chip and Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)

"Strange Case"

"Street Rats"

  • The Cave of Wonders from Aladdin appears. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Emma tells Jasmine how she watched the Aladdin movie. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • The term "street rat" is used to describe Aladdin, Emma, and a group of thieves that Jafar encounters on the streets. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • One of Jasmine's possession is the Golden Scarab of Agrabah, a reference to the Golden Scarab Beetle from the movie. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • There is a treasure called the Diamond in the Rough, which turns Aladdin into a savior. Aladdin is referred to as "the Diamond in the Rough" throughout the movie. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Aladdin steals apples, and eats them with Jasmine. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • The monkey figurine that Aladdin finds in the cave, is a reference to Abu from the movie. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Jafar has a bird with an uncanny resemblance to Iago. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • When trying to convince Aladdin to give up the role as savior, Jafar asks him if "Prince Aladdin" doesn't sound more appealing. This is a reference to the events of the movie, where Aladdin pretends to be a prince. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Jafar imprisons Jasmine within a giant hourglass, just like in the Disney film. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • The Sultan is seen playing with toy miniatures. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Jafar has the Sultan under his control with a spell, which Aladdin breaks hold of by damaging his serpent staff. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Aladdin tells Jasmine "I could show you the world", referencing the song "A Whole New World". (Aladdin, 1992)

"Dark Waters"

  • The design of the Nautilus is heavily similar to its design from the Disney film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1954)
  • The uniforms of Captain Nemo's crew are very similar to the ones in the Disney film. (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1954)

"Heartless"

"I'll Be Your Mirror"

  • When Aladdin steals from Mr. Gold, a cymbal-banging monkey toy is sitting on the pawnshop counter.[120] This is a reference to Abu, Aladdin's monkey in the movie, who was turned into a cymbal-banging monkey toy by Jafar. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Henry tells the Evil Queen that she "can't Darth Vader him" and adds, "I'll never join you". This is a reference to the famous scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, where Darth Vader asks his son Luke Skywalker to join him, and Luke answers, "I'll never join you!" (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980)
    • The queen answers that they "watched those movies enough to know that Darth Vader wasn't so black and white"; a reference to Anakin Skywalker's story from the Star Wars saga. (Star Wars franchise)
  • Aladdin says that the genie was freed from the lamp, a reference to the events of the movie. (Aladdin, 1992)

"Changelings"

"Wish You Were Here"

"Tougher Than the Rest"

"Murder Most Foul"

"The Black Fairy"

"A Wondrous Place"

"The Song in Your Heart"

  • The blue bird chirping a tune on the perch mirrors the chirping birds from the song "Whistle While You Work". (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • The lyrics "With a heigh heigh heigh / And a ho ho ho" sung by Grumpy are a reference to the song "Heigh-Ho" from the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • The lyric "He's got no strings" sung by Geppetto is a reference to the song "I've Got No Strings" from the film Pinocchio . (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • The Evil Queen sings, "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, I'm tortured by some spell / Mirror, mirror, on the wall, please save me from this hell". This is a reference to the classic line from the Disney film: "Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all". (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
  • Hook throws his mug of alcohol into the tavern fireplace, just like Gaston does in Beauty and the Beast. (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)

"The Final Battle Part 1"

"The Final Battle Part 2"

Season Seven

"Hyperion Heights"

"A Pirate's Life"

"The Garden of Forking Paths"

"Beauty"

"Greenbacks"

  • Victoria's prisoner, who is later revealed to be Gothel, asks for her "special brew" and Victoria later obtains the herbs for it; a reference to the scene from Tangled, where the queen is healed with a special brew infused with the golden flower (in the traditional fairytale, the queen is cured by eating rapunzel salad). (Tangled, 2010)
  • This episode introduces Eudora and Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • Sabine makes beignet, just like her counterpart Tiana does in The Princess and the Frog. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • Sabine works as a waitress at Mr. Cluck's Chicken Shack but dreams of starting her own business and takes money from the rent jar to pay for it; a reference to The Princess and the Frog, where Tiana works as a waitress and sets aside the money she earns, in a box, to save up money to start her own restaurant. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • The logo on Sabine's food bags, which Lucy designed, is a firefly,[140] a reference to Ray, one of the supporting characters in The Princess and the Frog, who is himself a firefly. The firefly ruby is also a reference to him. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • The place where Sam Ochotta was arrested for drunken behavior is called the Pleasure Island Cabaret, which was named after Pleasure Island from Disney's Pinocchio. Rogers remarks that alcohol turns some people into jackasses, an indirect reference to the events of the movie, where mischievous boys on Pleasure Island who indulge in alcohol and other vices are turned into donkeys (the word "jackass" refers to both a male donkey and a stupid person). In addition, Sam shouts that he "isn't going to some salt mine"; in the movie, the donkeys are sold to salt mines and other places for money. (Pinocchio, 1940)
  • When Victoria finds out about Jacinda and Sabine's pop-up beignet shop, she calls an unseen character named Ralph and tells him to "wreck it". (Wreck-It Ralph, 2012)
  • Henry is holding a Tron: Legacy lunchbox in the photograph that Roni finds.[141] (Tron: Legacy, 2010)
  • Ivy refers to herself as being a clever girl, much like Disney's Drizella Tremaine did in the live-action Cinderella. (Cinderella, 2015)

"Wake Up Call"

"Eloise Gardener"

"Pretty in Blue"

"One Little Tear"

"The Eighth Witch"

"Secret Garden"

"A Taste of the Heights"

  • This episode introduces Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • Naveen's homeland is Maldonia, just like in the movie. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • The Rollin' Bayou's symbol is a firefly,[148] a reference to Ray, one of the supporting characters in The Princess and the Frog, who is himself a firefly. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • Among the food for sale at the Rollin' Bayou are beignets and gumbo, both of which are heavily featured in The Princess and the Frog. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • Drew's food truck is called the Flamin' Cajun, a reference to Ray, a Cajun firefly from the movie. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • Drew and Sabine talk about how Drew has had an easy life with a lot of things handed to him, while Tiana had to work hard to get where she is. In The Princess and the Frog, Naveen is a pampered prince, while Tiana is a waitress who works hard to save up money to open her own restaurant. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • Drew used to work at his family's restaurant, but later ends up running his own food truck, like Sabine does. This is a reference to The Princess and the Frog, where Tiana and Naveen end up running a restaurant together. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • Drew admits that he flunked out of cooking school. In The Princess and the Frog, Naveen is bad at cooking and is taught to do so by Tiana. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • When Naveen and Tiana are in the swamps, sounds of croaking frogs can be heard. In The Princess and the Frog, Naveen and Tiana were both turned into frogs. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)
  • The alligator that attacks Naveen and Tiana while they are in the swamps of the bayou is an allusion to Louis the alligator. (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)

"Knightfall"

"The Girl in the Tower"

"Sisterhood"

"Breadcrumbs"

"Chosen"

"The Guardian"

"Flower Child"

"Is This Henry Mills?"

  • Young Henry has a Tron: Legacy lunchbox.[157] (Tron: Legacy, 2010)
  • The film Ratatouille is mentioned on Henry's board under Remy's name.[158] Remy is the name of the rat protagonist from the movie. (Ratatouille, 2007)
  • There is a postcard promoting balloon trips in Belle and Mr. Gold's travel book[159] and the notes inside the book include the text "we haven't don[obscured] as much of South America as I'd hop[image ends]".[160] Belle and Mr. Gold's journey across the realms in "Beauty" is based on Carl and Ellie's dream from Up, where Carl sets out to fulfill their dream to see the wilds of South America by tying thousands of balloons to his house. (Up, 2009)

"Homecoming"

"Leaving Storybrooke"

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

"Down the Rabbit Hole"

  • The stuffed rabbit sitting by the small table in the beginning of the episode is wearing a petticoat;[162] a reference to the White Rabbit. (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
  • Young Alice wears the signature blue dress from the Disney film. (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
  • The sorcerer is named Jafar like in the Disney film. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Jafar has a magical serpent staff with eyes that glow red, just like in the movie. (Aladdin, 1992)

"Trust Me"

  • The fictional town of Agrabah appears for the first time. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • As Cyrus explains, wishes cannot be used to kill anyone, bring anything from the dead, or make anyone fall in love. This is a reference to Disney's Aladdin, where the Genie states that a wish cannot be used to kill anybody, make someone fall in love, or bring people back from the dead. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Silvermist the fairy makes an appearance. (Disney Fairies, 2008)
  • While conversing with Alice, Cyrus tells her "You have the whole world, Alice. I can show it to you." The line is a reference to "I can show you the world", a lyric from "A Whole New World". (Aladdin, 1992)

"Forget Me Not"

"The Serpent"

  • Jafar intends to become the most powerful sorcerer in all the realms. In the Disney film, Jafar becomes the most powerful sorcerer in the world by using one of his wishes. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Derived from Amara, Jafar tells Alice "While it's true I might not be able to kill either of you, I think you'll find, Alice, there are worse things than death" just like in Disney's The Return of Jafar. (The Return of Jafar, 1994)

"Heart of Stone"

"Bad Blood"

  • Jafar almost has his hand cut off as a punishment for stealing, just like what happens to Jasmine in the Disney film. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Mirza wears similar prince attire to Aladdin of the Disney film. (Aladdin, 1992)

"And They Lived..."

  • Jafar and Amara become the most powerful sorcerers in all the realms. In the Disney film, Jafar becomes the most powerful sorcerer in the world by using one of his wishes. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • After breaking the laws of magic, Jafar bewitches the Red Queen, making her think she is in love with him. This is a reference to the scene where Disney's Jafar attempts to use one of his wishes to make Jasmine fall in love with him. (Aladdin, 1992)
  • Jafar is defeated when the guard of the Well of Wonders, Nyx, curses him to be a genie when he took the water from Amara before she could return it. It is very similar as to when Aladdin tricked Jafar into wishing to be a genie. (Aladdin, 1992)

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  39. Dove, Steve (October 2, 2012). Storybrooke Secrets: Broken. ABC. Archived from the original on May 5, 2014. “Every visit to Mr. Gold's pawnshop is a gold mine of secrets. Some good pieces on display in this episode include a candelabra that hints at fan-favorite Lumiere from Disney's Beauty and the Beast.”
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  42. Dove, Steve (October 10, 2012). Storybrooke Secrets: We Are Both. ABC. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. “Time to stop by Mr. Gold's shop. What secrets does he have for us this time? How about a model ship that looks quite a bit like Captain Hook's "Jolly Roger" and an African mask recalling The Lion King.”
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  50. Jane Espenson on the Season Two Blu-Ray-exclusive Audio Commentary for "The Miller's Daughter"
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 Dove, Steve. Storybrooke Secrets: Welcome to Storybrooke. ABC. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. “At the beginning of the episode, we're introduced to Kurt and Owen Flynn. The father and son's last name is a reference to Kevin and Sam Flynn of the Tron films. (...) And speaking of Tron, a billboard for the Encom HS series 50 computer is prominently displayed in the foreground outside of Billy's garage when Regina tries to convince him to force the Flynns to stay in town. (...) Also during that opening camp scene, young Owen Flynn is snuggled up in a Return of the Jedi sleeping bag, another franchise the show creators are big fans of. (...) When Regina visits Mr. Gold in the flashback he is polishing a teakettle. This is a subtle reference to the character Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast.”
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  72. 72.0 72.1 TwitterLogo @AndrewChambliss (Andrew Chambliss) on Twitter. "with a nice little nod to the Han/Leia "I love you" from Empire Strikes Back" (screenshot)
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  75. Vick, Megan (January 21, 2015). 'Once Upon a Time' gets a comic, but don't expect Avengers in Storybrooke. Screener. “"That falls under the category of easter egg fun as something we love as fun. It was funny to have Josh, who was in the original ‘Thor’ talk about Asgard. That was our own subversive inside joke." Kitsis explains.”
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  78. 78.0 78.1 InstagramIcon disneycamera (disneycamera). November 23, 2014.  "For those of you who enjoyed Once's ep "The Snow Queen" two weeks ago, I took this pic right after we shot the scene of her running up into the clock tower. Easter egg: for this scene I had them set the clock to 10:15 because in the movie Frozen when Anna is falling for Hans and they are doing their glockenspiel impression in front in front of the clock tower, it's 10:15 on that clock (can be seen in the movie at the 24:56 mark) in our ep of ONCE at 3:23 minutes you'll see the clock also says 10:15, but it looks like it says the time is 2:45....remember we are on the INSIDE of the clock so its backwards. Later in the ep when J-Mo uses her magic to cuff the Snow Queen, I had them set the clock to 12:25 (can be seen at 9:05 mark in the ep). 12:25 is the time on the White Rabbit's pocket watch in Disney's original 1951 Alice in Wonderland. I did that because this ep was my first time to work with Michael Socha again since working with him as the Knave in Once Upon A Time in Wonderland. A subtle nod to Wonderland." (archive copy)
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  82. InstagramIcon disneycamera (disneycamera). January 5, 2015.  "Another Easter Egg from my previous ep of Once Upon A Time episode 407 The Snow Queen.....those of you with careful eyes would have noticed that in the ball room scene when Helga introduces the Duke of Weselton to the King (at 11 minutes and 30 seconds in) I tried to give another nod to Frozen and make our band look like the band in the movie. Here's a pic of the band on what we call "The Zuess set" before the final GC effects set has been put into the ep. Pretty close!" (archive copy)
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  103. Lee, Carl (May 27, 2009). Pixar's 'Brave' is Actually 'The Bear and the Bow'. Screen Rant. “So what exactly is Brave you ask? Apparently, it's Pixar's 2011 winter feature The Bear and the Bow.'Brave', it turns out, is Pixar's internal name for The Bear and the Bow.”
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  105. Mellor, Louisa (April 3, 2012). Pixar's Brave: 30 minutes of footage impressions, and chatting with director Mark Andrews. Den of Geek. “Previously, the bear featured higher up in Brave's title (previous versions of which included The Bear and the Bow, The Bear King and his Daughter, Brave and the Bow, and, wait for it... Bravehair.”
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  113. Beauty and the Beast: The Purdum Reel (Alternate Intro). YouTube (December 8, 2011).
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    InstagramIcon paws_petcentre (Royal PAWS Pet Cetre). July 6, 2017.  "We look a little different but we are still Royal City Paws Pet Centre - Paws veterinary clinic & grooming. Changes are for filming of Once Upon A Time." (archive copy)
  127. Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis on the Season Seven Blu-ray/DVD Audio Commentary for "Hyperion Heights"
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  137. Disguise Jay Deluxe Descendants 2 Costume, Multicolor, X-Large (14-16). Amazon. Retrieved on August 14, 2019.
    Screenshot #1 from Descendants 2
    Screenshot #2 from Descendants 2
  138. Disguise Carlos Deluxe Descendants 2 Costume, Multicolor, X-Large (14-16). Amazon. Retrieved on August 14, 2019.
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  154. TwitterLogo @MysticKid (Steff) on Twitter. "Brilliant nod to Coco!" (screenshot)
    TwitterLogo @InkTankGirl (Brigitte Hales) on Twitter. "Thanks! And @GeofreyHildrew did a fantastic job shooting it!!" (screenshot)
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  163. 163.0 163.1 TwitterLogo @JaneEspenson (Jane Espenson) on Twitter. "yes. Both Anastasias are adapted from the same fairy tale. Thx!" (screenshot)
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