References a gag found in this Bugs Bunny cartoon where a Genie is summoned out of his lamp while trying to bathe.
Billy asks The Wishing Skull if he's like that genie who does impressions that only his dad gets, referring to the Genie from this film.
In the Harry Potter skit, there is a magic lamp that resembles the lamp in this film.
DVD is shown in a video store.
Cheney refers to Ho Yinsen as Jafar.
When discussing how to save prince Erik, Alex suggests to approach princess Kristina, saying "you want to get pass Jafar, you go straight to princess Jasmine" - referring to "Aladdin".
There are several references to this movie, such as the Arabian Nights theme at the wedding, and how Rebecca and Josh fly on a magic carpet. Lea Salonga, who plays the role of Aunt Myrna, was the singing voice for Princess Jasmine.
Jerry appears as the ruler of a kingdom where music is banned because he feels he lacks talent, and Joseph "Joe" Brady (played by Gene Kelly) persuades the mouse into performing a song-and-dance number with him.
Jerry Goldsmith wrote the score for both films, and similarities to "Poltergeist" can be heard in the score for "The Secret of NIMH.". Also, the staging of the climatic sword fight was taken largely from this movie.
Sheldon mentions Wil Wheaton appearing in the movie.
The Title is a reference in "Robot Chicken" episode "Victoria's Secret of NIMH".
Daffy appeared in later cartoons. He was one of many Looney Tunes characters licensed by Warner Bros. to appear in the 1988 Disney/Amblin film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. In the film, Daffy (utilizing his original, wacky characterization) shares a scene with his Disney counterpart and rival Donald Duck whilst engaged in a piano duel.
Bugs appeared as one of the inhabitants of Toontown. However, since the film was being produced by Disney, Warner Bros. would only allow the use of their biggest star if he got an equal amount of screen time as Disney's biggest star, Mickey Mouse. Because of this, both characters are always together in frame when onscreen. Roger Rabbit was also one of the final productions in which Mel Blanc voiced Bugs (as well as the other Looney Tunes characters) before his death in 1989.
Donald vs. Daffy on piano dueling in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit marks the only time in animation history that a Disney character and a Warner Bros. character have appeared on screen together.
In the 1991 Don Bluth's animated film Rock-a-Doodle, Stanley from the 1994 Don Bluth's sucessor animated film A Troll in Central Park makes a cameo appearance as one of Hunch's transformations by the spell of the Grand Duke of Owls. During the film, Hunch returns to his uncle's lair and reports to him that Edmond, Patou, Peepers, and Snipes were finally done away with, exciting the Duke into asking him how he did it. Hunch simply states that it was all done "adequately", which confuses his uncle at first, and he further specifies that he had let the animals get sucked the drainage pipe and mentions the "adequate pipe" sign above it. The Duke angrily yells at Hunch, correcting him that it was an aqueduct pipe that led to the city and that the animals were still alive. He then orders Hunch to fly alone to the city to dispose of Edmond and his friends once and for all (as his last chance upon threatening to dispose of him) and provides for him a pair of sunglasses to protect his eyes from the city's bright lights when the latter feared going blind.
Stanley's cameo as one of Hunch's transformations in Rock-a-Doodle.
William Ross who scored the film reused a piece he previously used for Thumbelina. The scene from the film where Jacquimo is talking to a rabbit is being chased by a fox is where that score is first heard. The score is used a few times in the film. It can be heard better during the fire in the clubhouse scene.
Barbie tells on a new story, Thumbelina. A story about a fairy who befriend a human girl, and both cooperate their strength in an attempt to save the fairies trees.
In a modern retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, Thumbelina, Barbie recounts the exciting story of the tiny forest-sprite and her new best friend: the Twillerbee, Thumbelina. Living in total harmony with nature, the minuscule race of charismatic creatures has the extraordinary power to make plants and flowers grow; however, Thumbelina will see her world turn upside down when the spoiled girl, Makena, uproots her favourite spot of wild-flowers, on a whim. Now, a big construction company threatens to destroy the enchanted land of the harmless Twillerbees. Can the teeny-tiny Thumbelina save her beloved home?
After Bugs Bunny and Kate Houghton get splashed by water from a falling water tower, Bugs is seen on a life boat fishing until he states, "Hey, what do you know? I found Nemo." Then a clownfish resembling Nemo is temporarily seen afterwards.
Prince Cornelius is attracted to Thumbelina's beautiful slinging voice, similar to how Prince Phillip is attracted to Aurora's beautiful singing voice in Sleeping Beauty. Just like in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty, Cornelius and Thumbelina's first encounter is very similar in the sense that the female lead gets frightened at first once approached by the prince, only to be completely swooned off her feet by the prince. In addition, the way Cornelius breaks in into Thumbelina's home is similar to that of Peter Pan's.
Dobby (on a Gucci billboard) and Harry Potter's glasses from the Harry Potter film franchise.
A Hagrid Standee can be seen in the FanCon.
Chip comments to Dale that Bob has "Polar Express eyes".
A man at the fan con cosplays as Ace Ventura from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
A bootleg version of Drix from Osmosis Jones.
Bootleg versions of Cornwall and Devon from Quest for Camelot.
A bootleg version of the Iron Giant from The Iron Giant.
Chip telling Dale "nothing more than a old cartoon character trying to seem cool again by rapping" is a reference to the rapping scene from Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Foghorn Leghorn (on a frozen dinner box and his name is labelled on a cage)
Henery Hawk (on a frozen dinner box)
Advertisement for perfume from Pepé Le Pew on a magazine and his body is seen on a discussion paper
Bootleg versions of Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Tweety, Tasmanian Devil, Wile E. Coyote, Lola Bunny, Sylvester the Pussycat, Penelope Pussycat, Yosemite Sam, and a bootleg version of Phineas has the Road Runner's leg
Bugs Bunny's foot during Sweet Pete's transformation
A man at the Fan Con cosplays Bugs Bunny's Tune Squad jersey from Space Jam
Batman (from the DC Extended Universe)
A woman at the Fan Con cosplays Wonder Woman
Another woman at the FanCon cosplays Harley Quinn from her 2016 Suicide Squad appearance
A billboard for a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reboot is seen, under the title of Batman vs. E.T.
DC Comics art style was considered for Dale by the bootleg operation machine
A billboard for a The Lego Movie reboot is seen, under the title of Lego Misérables.
In this same billboard, the 2015 version of Captain Redbeard, a Bluecoat Soldier, both from LEGO Pirates. And the scientist minifigure featured in the 2021 LEGO set 60282 Fire Command Unit from LEGO City is seen.
The titular character from Johnny Bravo (on a billboard)
The gloves of Dexter's Mom (Spencer O'Reilly-McPherson) and a bootleg version of Dexter (on a discussion paper) from Dexter's Laboratory
Bootleg versions of Courage and Eustace Bagge (on discussion paper) from Courage the Cowardly Dog
Bootleg versions of Bubbles and Blossom and a woman at the Fan Con cosplays as Ms. Bellum from The Powerpuff Girls
A bootleg version of Craig Williams from Craig of the Creek
Sweet Pete's transformation is a reference to Kevin's mutations from Ben 10
A bootleg version of Gumball Watterson from The Amazing World of Gumball
A bootleg version of Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
A bootleg version of Eddy (on a discussion paper) from Ed, Edd n Eddy
Numbuh 5's cap from Codename: Kids Next Door
A bootleg version of Unikitty from Unikitty!
A bootleg version of Samurai Jack. His sword appears in a plastic bag and also his name appears on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A bootleg version of Marceline and Jiminy Cricket has Finn's face from Adventure Time
Bootleg versions of Cow and Chicken from Cow and Chicken and the Red Guy's mouth from I Am Weasel
A bootleg version of Johnny Test and his hair
Robin's boots and bootleg versions of Beast Boy and Raven from Teen Titans Go!
The music that played in the part where Ellie, Chip and Dale see lots of bootlegged toons on discussion papers is a slowed down version of the Cartoon Cartoon Fridays theme
The music is the same one from the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode "Crossover Nexus"
Pickle Rick (costume cameo)
Bootleg versions of Mr. Meeseeks, Rick and Morty, and the Rick and Morty art style was considered for Chip and Dale by the bootleg operation machine
Bootleg versions of Tom and Jerry (on discussion papers)
Dorothy's ruby slippers, costume cameo from The Wizard of Oz
A bootleg version of Screwy Squirrel
A bootleg version of Droopy Dog
Danny (mentioned) from Cats Don't Dance
Yogi Bear (star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame), Boo-Boo Bear's bow tie, and a bootleg version of Cindy Bear
Huckleberry Hound's mouth
Top Cat's hat
A man at the fan con cosplays as George Jetson and a bootleg version of Astro from The Jetsons
A toon girl resembling Alexandra Cabot can be seen standing on Main Street from Josie and the Pussycats
Fred Flintstone's torso, a green brontosaurus resembling Dino, and The Great Gazoo's antennae from The Flintstones
A Smurf hat, they were mentioned by Captain Putty and bootleg versions of Papa Smurf and Smurfette from their comic book versions of The Smurfs
Bootleg versions of Allstar Seaworthy and Tooter Shellby from Snorks
Scooby-Doo (mentioned) and bootleg versions of Shaggy Rogers and Fred Jones from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
A bootleg version of Jonny Quest
Touché Turtle's hat from Touché Turtle and Dum Dum
A student resembling Yakky Doodle
An episode of Full House called “Dr. Dare Rides Again” is shown in which Chip and Dale were extras
Friends (seen on a billboard)
A student resembling Babs Bunny and a bootleg version of Gogo Dodo from the 1990 version of Tiny Toon Adventures
A bootleg version of Wakko Warner from the 1993 version of Animaniacs
A cosplayer at the fan con is dressed as one of the members of Team RWBY
A student resembling Kenny the Shark is seen at a cafeteria lunch table with Ash Ketchum and along with some other students at Chip and Dale’s school