Steamboat Willie (1928) Poster


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Edited into 

Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988) (TV Movie)
The Spirit of Mickey (1998) (Video)

Referenced in 

The Barnyard Concert (1930) (Short)
M (1931)
When pursuing the lead of the 'Confiserie' wrapper, a detective visits a sweet shop which has many cutout figures of Mickey Mouse/ Steamboat Willie on display.
The Magic of Walt Disney World (1972) (Short)
title shown on Main Street Cinema marquee
Mork & Mindy: Mork in Wonderland: Part 1 (1979) (TV Episode)
Mork says, "I love 'Steamboat Willie.'"
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: I, Duckman (1994) (TV Episode)
The first home movie Duckman watched showed him as a kid on a homage to Steamboat Willie. Where he wanted to be captain of the submarine, but the Mickey look a like refused to let him.
Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (1994) (Video Game)
The first level of this game is based on this cartoon
Troldspejlet: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1995) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (1994) (VG)
Runaway Brain (1995) (Short)
Mickey has a photo in his wallet of him on the steamboat
Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996) (Video)
After escaping from the giant turtle's mouth the genie has taken the form of the early Mickey Mouse while whistling and driving a black and white steamboat.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The captured German soldier mentions the film to Upham to convince him that he likes America
Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito/R.E.M. (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Sally O'Malley skit
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001) (Video)
Mentioned in Sally O'Malley skit
House of Mouse: Max's New Car (2001) (TV Episode)
The riverboat is in the parking lot
Kingdom Hearts (2002) (Video Game)
Open reference in the Mimmie and Mickey Mouse entries in the Journal
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Talked about
Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (Video Game)
Features the world and characters.
Endangered Species (2006) (Short)
A figure similar to Mickey Mouse is shown steering a steamboat. The Steamboat Willie musical score is played.
Interactive Film Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Referenced by name
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (2007) (Video Game)
Mentioned in Mickey's profile.
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (2007) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this short
White Collar: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
The book dealer says, "There are a few stories that pre-date 'Steamboat Willie.'"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.54 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Before & After"
Epic Mickey (2010) (Video Game)
Steamboat Willie appears in the game.
Futurama: Reincarnation (2011) (TV Episode)
There's a quick shot of Leela piloting the Planet Express Ship with everybody whistling happily that's based on this iconic cartoon.
Kingudamu hâtsu 3D: Dorîmu doroppu disutansu (2012) (Video Game)
Open reference in Jiminy's Journal
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012) (Video Game)
Available as a costume for Mickey
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (2012) (Video Game)
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, & the cat version of Pete appear in the game.
Sketchy: Disney/Star Wars Corporate Retreat (2013) (TV Episode)
Mickey Mouse whistling.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (2013) (Video Game)
Open reference in Journal
House of Lies: Exit Strategy (2013) (TV Episode)
"Steambath Willie"
Arrested Development: Queen B. (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Get a Horse! (2013) (Short)
Sounds from this short are heard.
I Know That Voice (2013)
Discussed in the film
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (2014) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
The Simpsons: The Man Who Came to Be Dinner (2015) (TV Episode)
A big mouse at Dizzneeland saying "Our cartoons weren't good, they were just first."
Honest Game Trailers: Kingdom Hearts (2015) (TV Episode)
The Steamboat Willie world from KHII is seen
Epic Rap Battles of History: Jim Henson vs. Stan Lee (2015) (TV Episode)
"So hop on my Steamboat"
Honest Game Trailers: Disney Infinity (2015) (TV Episode)
The Steamboat Willie world from Kingdom Hearts II appears
Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Summer Fun (2015) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions movie by name.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.19 (2016) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question
Kästner und der kleine Dienstag (2016) (TV Movie)
Erich Ohser said that Hitler is watching Mickey Mouse secretly
Teen Titans Go!: The Titans Show (2016) (TV Episode)
The freckle on Beast Boy's bottom apparently looks like Mickey Mouse according to Beast Boy.
The Night Of: The Season of the Witch (2016) (TV Episode)
Trevor compares Stone to Mickey Mouse because of the white gloves he wears.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #15.89 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in question.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (2017) (Video Game)
Open reference in Jiminy's Journal
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (2017) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
Previously Recorded: Cuphead (2017) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned

Featured in 

The Standard Parade (1939) (Short)
Clip: Mickey Mouse whistles while steering the ship.
The Movies March On (1939) (Short)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: The Peter Tchaikovsky Story (1959) (TV Episode)
clips shown in one version of the introduction
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: An Adventure in Color/Mathmagic Land (1961) (TV Episode)
Excerpted to explain the history from black and white to color
The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World (1971) (TV Movie)
Clip shown during "When You Wish Upon a Star" sung by Julie Andrews
The Mouse Factory: Tugboats (1972) (TV Episode)
One of the cartoons featured
The Walt Disney Story (1973) (Short)
Mickey's 50 (1978)
Clip shown
The Disney Family Album: Voice Actors (1985) (TV Episode)
Living Seas (1986) (TV Movie)
Walt Disney World: A Dream Come True (1986) (TV Movie)
Here's to You, Mickey Mouse (1988) (TV Movie)
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (1992) (Video)
Features "Turkey in the Straw"
Ink & Paint Club: Mickey Landmarks (1997) (TV Episode)
First cartoon shown
Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
Songs of the Silly Symphonies (2001) (Video)
Mickey Mouse in Living Color (2001) (Video)
Frank and Ollie... and Mickey (2002) (Video)
Mickey's Cartoon Comeback (2004) (Video)
Clip featured
The Voice Behind the Mouse (2004) (Video)
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Modern Marvels: Walt Disney World (2005) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Brothers Warner (2007) (TV Movie)
stills are shown
The Pixar Story (2007)
The Pixar Shorts: A Short History (2007) (Video)
clip shown
Started by a Mouse (2008) (Short)
A major part of the plot
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
AniMat briefly talks about the success of the first Mickey Mouse cartoon. Clip briefly shown.
Dali & Disney: A Date with Destino (2010) (Video)
clip shown
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this cartoon are shown in These Amazing Shadows.
WatchMojo: The History of Mickey Mouse (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Count It Down: Greatest Animated Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Mickey Mouse is #1.
Disney Cruise Line: Behind the Magic (2013) (TV Movie)
short clip shown
Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips featured.
AniMat's Reviews: Zootopia (2016) (TV Episode)
Mickey Mouse is mentioned as an anthropomorphic animal Disney character. Clip shown.
Half in the Bag: Annihilation (2018) (TV Episode)
clips is shown when Mike says Americans only want to see Disney movies on theaters


Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie (1992) (TV Episode)
first i&s short is a direct spoof of this
The Simpsons: The Day the Violence Died (1996) (TV Episode)
In his argument in court, Roger Meyers Jr.'s lawyer talks about the "Steamboat Itchy" cartoon, which spoofs "Steamboat Willie."
Mickey Mouse Works: Episode #1.1 (1999) (TV Episode)
In "How To Be a Waiter", Goofy shows off silent movies with a parody of this short, including himself in Mickey's role
The Adventures of the Crimson Chin and Cleft the Boy Chin Wonder: Arch Enemy (2001) (TV Episode)
A cement feet and hand plaster on the Asian-American theater came from Rickey Rat.
South Park: The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer (2002) (TV Episode)
When Russel Crowe is sailing his ship, he starts dancing and whistleing in an identical shots to this famous cartoon.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Billy Ocean/Hill Billy (2006) (TV Episode)
In "Hill Billy" after being turned into a retro cartoon Billy twists a cow's tail and it plays like a record player.
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008) (Video)
The opening cartoon.
Flashback (2011)
Poster seen for a movie called Steampunk Willie seen during end credits.
The Simpsons: Fland Canyon (2016) (TV Episode)
Parodied with Maggie during Couch gag

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