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Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) (Video Game)
B.O.B.'s Big Break (2009) (Video)
Night of the Living Carrots (2011) (Video)
short featuring characters from the movie
Shrek's Thrilling Tales (2012) (Video)
Short film featuring the same characters
Monsters vs. Aliens (2013) (TV Series)


The Invisible Man (1933)
"The Invisible Man died of a heart attack... in that chair..."
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The scene with the three monsters looking down on the marching clones while plotting to save Susan is similar to the scene where the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man are looking down on the wicked witch's soldiers. The dumb member of each group (Scarecrow and B.O.B., respectively) comes up with the same plan: disguising themselves to blend in.
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
"Hail Gallaxar!" "Hail me."
House of Wax (1953)
The opening scene with the scientist tracking the alien object has the scientist playing with a paddle ball as a nod to the gimick in House of Wax (also filmed in 3-D).
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
The Missing Link's scenario is based off this film
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
The scene with the giant syringe.
Vertigo (1958)
When Susan is chased around San Francisco by the alient robot, she accidentally slips off a roof and hangs on to the rain gutter, referencing the opening scene of Vertigo.
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Susan Murphy/Ginormica's scenario is based off this film
The Fly (1958)
Dr. Cockroach's scenario is based off this film
The Blob (1958)
B.O.B.'s scenario is based off this film
Mothra (1961)
The character of Insectosaurus bears a striking resemblance to Mothra, for example in its use of silk as a weapon, as well as its metamophosis.
The Great Escape (1963)
Bob in his cell bouncing a rubber ball to pass the time.
Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
The Vulcan hand sign
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
Gallaxhar tells his clones to "Destroy All Monsters!!!" referring to Ginormica and her companions.
The Godfather (1972)
Gallaxhar taking over Earth is just business, not personal
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The famous five-notes are played
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
B.O.B. is created out of a genetically engineered tomato, a la the killer tomatoes
Apocalypse Now (1979)
"Terminate with extreme prejudice."
Alien (1979)
Closing of doors during chase in space
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Theme music is heard when Ginormica pulls the cables of the golden gate bridge
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
A missile is labeled "E.T. Go Home" and a burst of John Williams' E.T. theme is heard when the missile is on screen.
The Thing (1982)
The scene where The Missing Link, from Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) , is found frozen in a block of ice but thaws and escapes is similar to the discovery an escape of the being in this Movie and in this Movie.
The Terminator (1984)
Susan Murphy / Ginormica asks General W.R. Monger if he is one of those half human/half machine things.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
the main title theme song, "Axel F", is played.
Spaceballs (1987)
Gallaxhar curses "spaceballs"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hot-Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X (1987) (TV Episode)
The way that Krang describes Earth as a mudball gets used as a saying by Galaxhar.
The Abyss (1989)
B.O.B. forms a 'water' tentacle Abyss style in the mothership.
The X-Files (1993) (TV Series)
General W.R. Monger tells Susan "This place is an X-File wrapped in a cover-up and deep fried in a paranoid conspiracy."
Independence Day (1996)
A person in the space station talks about uploading a computer virus to the spaceship to disable it, just like in the movie.
Dance Dance Revolution (1998) (Video Game)
Dr. Cockroach dancing in sync with the lighted pads is a reference to the arcade game Dance Dance Revolution, in which you do the same thing, only in sync with the on-screen prompts.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
BOB reverses the accusation that "she isn't a boy, look at her boobies!"
The Cell (2000)
Ginormica's clothes in space
Shrek (2001)
General W.R. Monger has a Shrek Badge on his uniform.
Madagascar (2005)
In the scene where Gallxhar in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) is spreading his message around the world, a clip from Madagascar (2005) can be seen playing in the background on a screen in Times Square.
The Colbert Report (2005) (TV Series)
As the president is walking up the platform to communicate with the robot probe, one of the secret service agents references him as code name: "Papa Bear". Stephen Colbert calls his 'idol' Bill O'Reilly "Papa Bear" on The Colbert Report
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Link refers to the warm weather as a "convenient truth"
Transformers (2007)
Skating on the road - golden gate bridge scene

Referenced in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Duplicity/Knowing/I Love You, Man (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says they will review this movie next we
Bum Reviews: Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) (TV Episode)
Movie is reviewed (as an April Fools prank) by The Guy with the Glasses instead of Chester A. Bum
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy says "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" is funnier than this movie
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.37 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) (TV Short)
Three kids are in monster costumes of Link, Doctor Cockroach, and B.O.B.
At the Movies: The Worst Films of 2009 (2010) (TV Episode)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 question
Crossing Hennessy (2010)
advertisement is prominently displayed at a bus stop
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says "Megamind" seems very derivative of this movie.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Hot Tub Time Machine/Chloe/How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says this movie was a success for Dreamworks
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.160 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $12,500 question
Jeopardy!: 2010 Kids Week Game 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Animated Films" category
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Rise of the Eyebrow (2010) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Chick notes the raised eyebrows on the poster
Mad: Are You Karate Kidding Me?/The Fresh Prawn of Bel-Air (2011) (TV Episode)
B.O.B. appears in his own commercial.
Conan: The Day the Proofradar Quit (2011) (TV Episode)
Mention by Seth Rogen
Mad: Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas/How I Met Your Mummy (2011) (TV Episode)
B.O.B. seen at the restaurant.
Special Collector's Edition: Calles de fuego (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD/Blu-ray releases of November/December
Home (2015)
Same music is used.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2017) (TV Episode)
Kalkofe suggests a German president in a movie called "Horst Köhler vs. Aliens"
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: The (NOT DREAMWORKS) Collection - 9 Movies! (2017) (TV Episode)
Alex Beltman mentions it. Also, poster is shown.


Madagascar (2005)
In the scene where Gallaxhar is spreading his message around the world, a clip from Madagascar can be seen playing in the background on a screen in Times Square.

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #40.13 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann shows clips from the upcoming film
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at upcoming Danish 2009 film releases + clip shown
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
A brief sneak preview for this movie is seen at the credits for next year's Oscar race.
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.13 (2009) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
This Morning: Episode dated 9 April 2009 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when referenced
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Observe & Report/Gigantic/Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage Shown when referenced as Number 3 at the Box Office
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, trailer clips shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.20 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his recap of the history of 3D + clip shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Surrogates/Pandorum/Fame (2009) (TV Episode)
New on DVD in the Weekend Peekend
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The Greatest Ever 3D Moments (2009) (TV Movie)
clips shown and discussed
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip played during the credits.
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Dualing (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Monster Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Giant Robots (2014) (TV Episode)
Gallaxhar's Probe gets an honorable mention.
AniMat's Reviews: Home (2015) (TV Episode)
AniMat compares the alien designs between this DreamWorks film and Home. Clips shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated DreamWorks Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Monsters vs. Aliens gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Creatures (2016) (TV Episode)
B.O.B. gets an honorable mention.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong With Monsters vs. Aliens (2019) (TV Episode)
The flaws of the movie are talked about


The Thing from Another World (1951)
When the General is showing the footage about Missing Link, we briefly see a block of ice, which had held him, with a hole melted in it and next to a broken window leading to a frozen landscape. This is almost identical to the scene in 'The Thing From Another World' referring to how The Thing escaped being frozen.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The President plays the 5-note "alien communication" theme on a keyboard for the alien robot.

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