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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


"The Thing You Love Most"

"The Price of Gold"

"That Still Small Voice"

"The Shepherd"

"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"

"Desperate Souls"

"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 releases the Genie by rubbing the lamp, trying to clean it. In the Disney animated film Aladdin, he also met the Genie in the same situation. (Aladdin, 1992)

"Skin Deep"

"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)
  • Henry has a Tron lunchbox. (Tron, 1982)



  • 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"

"The Stable Boy"

"Hat Trick"

"The Return"

"The Stranger"

"An Apple Red as Blood"

"A Land Without Magic"


"We Are Both"

"Lady of the Lake"

"The Crocodile"

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • William Smee's hat is red as it is in the Disney film. (Peter Pan, 1953)
  • 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)
  • Neverland is alluded to by Captain Hook as a place "where people never grow old." (Peter Pan, 1953)

"The Doctor "

"Child of the Moon"

"Into the Deep"

"Queen of Hearts"

"The Outsider"

  • 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. {{S|([[wikipedia:Star Wars (franchise)|Star Wars franchise)}}


"Welcome to Storybrooke"

"Selfless, Brave and True"

  • There is a honey neon sign for a pub called "Winnie's". (Winnie the Pooh, 2011)


"Second Star to the Right"

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

"And Straight On 'Til Morning"

"The Heart of the Truest Believer"

"Lost Girl"

"Nasty Habits"

  • The Sheriff of Hamelin is exactly dressed like the Mayor of Hamelin in the Silly Symphony. (The Pied Piper, 1933)

"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)


"Dark Hollow"

"New York City Serenade"

"Witch Hunt"

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

"Quiet Minds"

"It's Not Easy Being Green"

"The Jolly Roger"

"Down the Rabbit Hole"

"Trust Me"

"Forget Me Not"

"The Serpent"

"And They Lived..."

  • Jafar was defeated when the guard of the Well of Wonders, Nyx, cursed 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. (Disney's Aladdin, 1992)


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