Spirited Away (2001) Poster



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Edited into 

Miyazaki Dreams of Flying (2017) (Video)
clips are shown


Nosferatu (1922)
Sunrise (1927)
The Birds (1963)
The Adventure of Panda and Friends: The Circus in the Rain (1973) (Short)
A stuffed tiger that looks like 'Tiny' can be seen lying around in the baby's room
Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Chihiro runs down the staircase just like when Lupin ran down the rooftop.
Urusei yatsura (1981) (TV Series)
Brazil (1985)
Luxo Jr. (1986) (Short)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
The scene in which Chihiro looks up at the radish spirit in the elevator, he narrows his eyes at her and grunts, replicating the bus stop scene with Satsuki and Totoro. When Chihiro is riding Haku back to bath house, she mentions how she almost drowned in a river and subsequently lost her pink shoe, this is the same shoe that was believed to be Mei's in 'Tonari no Totoro. Also, the soot gremlins appear in both films.
Willow (1988)
Ranma ½ (1989) (TV Series)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
In a scene where Sen is speaking to Granny in her house there is a wood-cut picture in the background of a witch, broom and black cat. A reference to "Kiki's Delivery Service"
Alien³ (1992)
Porco Rosso (1992)
the boiler man has the face of a bar patron from the earlier film
Princess Mononoke (1997)
The Radish Spirit's Hat resembles the Amishi Rice Bowl.
Kikujiro (1999)
Ghiblies: Episode 1 (2000) (Video)
The movie that's planned for a Summer 2001 release is this movie.

Referenced in 

Weakest link: Hitori gachi no hôsoku: Episode #1.1 (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name.
Finding Nemo (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
A subway train is the only way to go between worlds. Also, the moment when Haku stands up to that Ubaba lady, it looks JUST like NEO standing before the Deus Ex Machina in the machine city, just flopped. note how Ubaba is mostly a big head, and how she charges at Haku with hair swirling around Haku while he remains calm.
Lasseter-san, Arigato! (2003)
Documentary shot during the marketing of Spirited Away
Samba in Mettmann (2004)
poster in window of video-store
American Fame Pt. 1: Drowning River Phoenix (2004) (Short)
On a theatre marquee featured prominently in one scene you can see the 4 titles I'm including in this submission.
Year Zero (2004)
DVD cover shown in the video store
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
The special door used in Howl's Moving Castle to teleport to other places features a multi-colored wheel, featuring the same multi-colored configuration as the stained-glass windows in the abandoned train station at the beginning of Spirited Away.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store ("Spirited Away").
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Talked about
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Library (2006) (TV Episode)
The back of Wan Shi Tong delibrately resembles Noh-Face.
Ben 10: Merry Christmas (2006) (TV Episode)
Like Chihiro and her parents in the abandoned amusement park, the Tennysons enter a village that starts to transform them.
Anime: Drawing a Revolution (2007) (TV Movie)
Images and clips shown during the Hayao Miyazaki segment
Ponyo (2008)
A plush toy version of the duck spirit can be seen on a shelf in the senior center.
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.15 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Kurenai no buta (1992)/Porco Rosso
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Year One/Whatever Works/The Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says Hayao Miyazaki made this movie.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Ponyo (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as a movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Cop Out/The Crazies/A Prophet (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen list movies made by Studio Ghibli.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
AniMat's Reviews: Rango (2011) (TV Episode)
An example of a fantasy-themed animated film.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Secret of My Excess (2011) (TV Episode)
When Spike and Rarity are in freefall, Rarity's eyes tear up and sparkle a bit.
AniMat's Reviews: The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat admits this is the only Studio Ghibli film he's seen prior to watching Arrietty.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Legend of Korra: Beginnings, Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
the oasis scene.
Saturday Night Live: Lady Gaga (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Blockbuster segment
The Simpsons: Married to the Blob (2014) (TV Episode)
During the Miyazaki scene, No Face is seen
The Sugarcube Critic: Look Before You Sleep (2014) (TV Episode)
"...because she figures that, since she's dealing with a Tara Strong character, she'll probably end up threatening to cry if she doesn't play with her."
Nostalgia Critic: Does "American Beauty" Still Hold Up? (2014) (TV Episode)
"...like that guy who claims he's into anime because he saw Spirited Away."
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
You can see the cover of the film in the school film room.
Les nouvelles geishas des buveurs solitaires (2015) (Short)
Movie is mentioned.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Princess Mononoke (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as another Studio Ghibli masterpiece.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.27 (2016) (TV Episode)
After Elyce, who runs a web comic that she describes as a cross between Raymond Chandler and Studio Ghibli, earns $14,000 in her Cash Builder round, Andrew O'Keefe tells her "Your job is now to spirit that away from The Beast."
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
The Skullcrawlers' design was inspired by the Two-Legged Lizard from Sachiel from Neon Genesis Evangelion, No Face from Spirited Away, and Cubone from Pokemon
Cine Terapia: Cine Terapia - Axel Kuschevatzky (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by one of the characters.
I Hate Everything: I Hate Sing (2016) (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster shown as an example of an animated film that's beautiful to look at and emotional on a very deep level.
Hyper Japan Christmas 2017 (2017) (Video)
No-face plush toys seen.
Them's Fightin' Herds (2018) (Video Game)
Tianhuo's Spirited palette (Haku)
Honest Trailers: Every Christopher Nolan Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Incredible New Record (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up by Pokematic as an animated film he guesses that surpassed $500 Million at the box office.
Orange Is the New Black: Changing Winds (2018) (TV Episode)
Luschek mentions the movie and the character of Sen.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Avatar: The Live-Action Bender (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) (TV Episode)
Morgan dares to criticize this beloved masterpiece.
Take My Brother Away: Episode 10 (2018) (TV Episode)
a "Spirited Away" poster hangs in Miao's bedroom
Take My Brother Away: Episode 29 (2018) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away poster hangs in Miao's bedroom
Take My Brother Away: Episode 30 (2018) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away poster hangs in Miao's bedroom
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Oscars 2019 Recap (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a non-Disney animated film that won "Best Animated Feature" at the Oscars.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Missing Link is Missing Money (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Sci-Fi Special Feature (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Purple Octopus Melissa McCarthy (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.

Featured in 

Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
clips in Ratzenberger conclusion
At the Movies: The Best Films of 2002 (2003) (TV Episode)
Ebert's #8 pick.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Troldspejlet: Episode #30.6 (2003) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Troldspejlet: Episode #31.13 (2004) (TV Episode)
VHS/DVD release reviewed + footage used
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005)
Used in a segment.
The Caiman (2006)
Bruno watches it with the kids
Brows Held High: We Are the Strange (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Animenia: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Spirited Away (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Anime Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Ranks at #5
AniMat's Reviews: The Wind Rises (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of Hayao Miyazaki's films, and one of the mystical fantasy Studio Ghibli films. Clip briefly shown.
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.15 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his portrait of Hayao Miyazaki's obsession with flying + clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Beautiful Animated Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away is #1.
A Very SpaghettiBicycle Christmas Collab (2014) (Video)
Used in DTN7758's greeting.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies: 2000s (2015) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies: All Time (2015) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies from Japan (2015) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Milestones in Cinema (2015) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away gets an honorable mention for being the first anime film to win an Academy Award.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Greatest Animated Movies (2016) (TV Movie)
Number 6 in the countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tara Strong Voice Roles (2016) (TV Episode)
Boh gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies from Around the World (2016) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Powerful Movie Scenes with Minimal Dialogue (2016) (TV Episode)
The train scene in Spirited Away gets an honorable mention.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Video Game Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
MsMojo: Top 10 Coming of Age Animated Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away is #2.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Anime Foods (2018) (TV Episode)
No-Face's banquet is the #4 pick.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Nightmare Fuel in Kids Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Pig parents is the #7 pick.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies You Should See at Least Once (2019) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away is #1.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Onward to the Age of Resistance (2019) (TV Episode)
Topic of discussion.
MsMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies That Did Something Brand New (2019) (TV Episode)
Spirited Away is #7.

Spoofed in 

Super Mario Sunshine (2002) (Video Game)
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003) (Video Game)
After being fed the Chuckola Cola, Queen Bean throws up a little worm.
Gravity Falls: Summerween (2012) (TV Episode)
The Summerween Trickster's second form is an homage to No-Face.
CollegeHumor Originals: If Miyazaki Films Were Like Other Anime (2014) (TV Episode)
Chihiro gets a Sailor Moon treatment.

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