With the release of Simpsons shorts on Disney+ like “Plusaversary” and “The Good, the Bart, and the Loki,” the Disney/Simpsons synergy is stronger than ever before. But even though Springfield’s first family only recently received their invite into the House of Mouse thanks to Disney’s 2019 acquisition of 20th Century Fox, The Simpsons have been skewering Disney, Star Wars, Pixar, and Marvel basically since the show’s inception. Of course, the internet is keen on uncovering hidden Simpsons references, so we did a deep dive into the most interesting moments, easter eggs, and references when Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie took aim at Disney.
20th Century Fox, of course, isn’t the only big acquisition Disney made in the last decade or so, with the company buying Marvel (and thus Kevin Fiege’s MCU) in 2009 for $4 billion, before gobbling up Lucasfilm (and George Lucas’ Star Wars) in 2012, also for $4 billion.
Can you imagine predicting that The Simpsons would be owned by Disney back in the day? Well, The Simpsons DID predict that…but The Simpsons predicted lots of things, as we all know by now. And thanks to the shared IP, the crossovers, sendups, parodies, and references to the whole Disney portfolio are only just beginning.
0:30 Hulk Homer’s Pants
0:48 Hulk Hands
1:11 Clobberin’ Time
1:35 A Boozehouse Named Barney
2:11 Tiny Animation References
2:26 Mickey Started It
2:50 Ub Iwerks
3:17 Pink Elephant Rules
3:34 Dan Doing Double Duty
3:51 Best Disney Couch Gag
4:13 The Most Litigious Place on Earth
4:40 Sorry, Disneyland Stans
5:01 Ani-MORONICS AMIRITE??
5:23 Literal Man Child
5:47 Politically Correct Pirates of the Caribbean
6:03 Theme Park Brand Synergy Baby
6:22 Cosmic Wars Holiday Special
6:54 Ow The Truth Ow
7:15 Pissed Off Pixar
7:35 Chinny Chin Chinnos
8:01 Sorry, Jeremy
8:25 Shush, Mickey
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