The Skeleton Dance (1929) Poster


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Remade as 

Skeleton Frolics (1937) (Short)
Ub Iwerks unofficially remade the 1929 film he had created for Disney.

Edited into 

The Haunted House (1929) (Short)
Much of the animation of the skeletons dancing in Skeleton dance was reused in this short.
Video Macumba (1991) (Video)
Clips featured.

Referenced in 

Minnie the Moocher (1932) (Short)
The skeletons dance in the cave.
Forbidden Zone (1980)
One specific camera shot (through the skeleton's mouth) is clearly spoofed in Danny Elfman's dance number in Forbidden Zone. Elfman is a huge fan of 30's cartoons, and has spoofed Skeleton Dance (and related cartoon shorts) quite often.
Cool World (1992)
Corpse Bride (2005)
The dancing skeletons in Corpse Bride borrow routines from the Disney classic
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012) (Video Game)
Appears as a transition level

Featured in 

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
L'ami public numéro un: Episode #1.1 (1961) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The Walt Disney Story (1973) (Short)
Halloween Treat (1982) (Video)
Footage shown in the introduction song.
DTV: Pop & Rock (1984) (Video)
Footage is combined with rock 'n' roll music.
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (1985) (Video)
An excerpt is shown
DTV Monster Hits (1987) (TV Movie)
Scenes from this short are shown with Rock and Roll music
Animating Art (1988) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Ink & Paint Club: Disney Firsts (1997) (TV Episode)
fifth cartoon shown
Ink & Paint Club: Oooh! Scary! (1998) (TV Episode)
fourth cartoon shown
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001) (TV Movie)
Songs of the Silly Symphonies (2001) (Video)
Studio Tour (2002) (Video)
Silly Symphonies Rediscovered (2006) (Video)
Ghost Rider (2007)
Johnny is watching it in his apartment.
Dali & Disney: A Date with Destino (2010) (Video)
clip shown
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 13 Scariest Animated Monsters (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during the first countdown number transition scenes
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012) (Video Game)
The cartoon can be found in the bonus features of the game.
The Cinema Snob: The Adventures of Hercules II (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Billy Ocean/Hill Billy (2006) (TV Episode)
In "Hill Billy", during the black-and-white cartoon parody scene, Grim is forced to do this dance with a few other skeletons in his likeness

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