Moonwalker (1988) Poster



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Edited from 

Michael Jackson: Speed Demon (1988) (Video)
Jackson filmed a promotional video for the song, which originally was a segment of his 1988 film Moonwalker.

Edited into 

Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal (1988) (Video)
The music video is edited from the "Smooth Criminal" segment of the movie.
Michael Jackson: Come Together (1988) (Video)
Jackson filmed the video as a promotional video for the song, which originally was a segment of his 1988 film Moonwalker.
Michael Jackson: Leave Me Alone (1989) (Video)
The video was also featured in the 1988 film Moonwalker.


Moonwalker (1989) (Video Game)
The video game is based on the movie.
Moonwalker (1990) (Video Game)


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
During the studio back lot foot chase Michael hides out in a costume storage room. The pan which ultimately reveals the rabbit costume he will wear also includes the mask of The Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Turbo Teen (1984) (TV Series)
(car sequence)
Captain EO (1986) (Short)
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) (TV Series)
There is a scene in Moonwalker in which Michael Jackson turns into Pee-Wee Herman.

Referenced in 

Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: Part Four (1989) (TV Episode)
The Doctor performs a variation of the anti-gravity lean from the Smooth Criminal segment.
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers: The Pied Piper Power Play (1990) (TV Episode)
Dale moonwalks
Percy tårar (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
Willard (2003)
The Sims: Bustin' Out (2003) (Video Game)
Oxygen sleeping chambers
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
(Rabbit in "Speed Demon" section)
SMS Diary: Marble Madness (2007) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned briefly, about how the game based off of this was a possible game to be reviewed for the episode.
Nostalgia Critic: The Pagemaster (2009) (TV Episode)
At the beginning, the Critic thinks he's reviewing this film.
Nostalgia Critic: Sidekicks (2009) (TV Episode)
Critic claims this movie to be as self-indulgent as Sidekicks
Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman: Fortunate Son (2009) (TV Episode)
"Suck it, Smooth Criminal!"
In a Spiral State (2009)
One of the characters pays homage to Michael Jackson's look in the 'Smooth Criminal' video. Also there are references to angels, transformation, and the stars in the sky mixing with people in an audience.
This Is It (2009)
choreography and setting from "Smooth Criminal"
Board James: Deadly Danger Dungeon (2010) (TV Episode)
Board James mentions a lost customize board game that he made based off of this movie.
The Kings of Mykonos (2010)
When Tzimy tries to get Steve to take part in the traditional dance, Steve replies that he prefers "the moonwalk"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers Down Under (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy examines the filmography of Bruce Broughton
Movie Nights: Birdemic (2011) (TV Episode)
"Thanks to: Jerrid Foiles. Smooth Criminal".
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Secret of My Excess (2011) (TV Episode)
Cheerilee gives Spike a white fedora that matches the one Michael Jackson wears in "Smooth Criminal".
Nostalgia Critic: The Wiz (2012) (TV Episode)
Todd suggests reviewing this, but the Critic says he already did it.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: AVGN Games (2013) (TV Episode)
The Moonwalker Michael Jackson appears in one of the fan artworks.
Neighbours: Episode #1.6972 (2014) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions the moonwalk
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
"Man in the Mirror" is used prominently.


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
(singing segment)
Ben (1972)
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) (Video)

Featured in 

Zomergasten: Episode #3.3 (1990) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips from Moonwalker are shown during the 80's segment
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (1997) (Video)
Segment "Smooth Criminal" is included in the collection.
Nostalgia Critic: Moonwalker (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Michael Jackson Memorial (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Vamos a por vosotros (2011) (TV Movie)
clip shown in opening credits
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Will Vinton (2014) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.


Michael Jackson: Bad (1987) (Video)

Spoofed in 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect: Part 2 (1990) (TV Episode)
Carlton's fantasy sequence as a hero plays out similar to Michael Jackson's character in Moonwalker, complete with "Smooth Criminal" soundalike song
Frankenström (2001) (Video)
Teemu does "Moonwalk" during a shoot-out.

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