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Follows 

Batman (1989)

Followed by 

Dan Harmon's Batman (2002) (Short)

Edited into 

Batman Returns Heroes: Batman (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film.
5 Second Movies: Batman (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip

Spin-off 

Batman Returns (1992) (Video Game)
Birds of Prey (2002) (TV Series)
Expands upon relationship between Batman and Catwoman featured in film. Catwoman featured in BOP wears same outfit as Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman in "Batman Returns".

References 

Nosferatu (1922)
The Penguin's appearance, attire, bestial habits, and affinity for threatening shadows combines the presentation of the characters Orlok (Dracula) and Knock (Renfield) from Murnau's original film.
Frankenstein (1931)
The scene in which Catwoman and the Penguin confront each other through the bars of the spinning birdcage parodies the scene in "Frankenstein" in which Henry Frankenstein and the Monster confront each other through the spinning windmill gears.
Porky in Wackyland (1938) (Short)
an observer in the cemetery has a shirt depicting Do-do.
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Third Man (1949)
Opening titles in sewers as penguin floats in babybasket
Vertigo (1958)
Psycho (1960)
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967) (TV Series)
The penguin uses the line when he hijacks the batmobile
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Christopher Walken suggested Shreck's cuff-links made from human molars, modeled after Gatsby's from this version.
The Elephant Man (1980)
The Penguin says, 'I am not a human being. I am an animal!', which is an inverse of John Merrick's famous line ('I am not an animal! I am a human being!').
Love Connection (1983) (TV Series)
Alfred [While Bruce watches the Penguin's speech on TV]: "Sir, shall we change the channel to a program with some dignity and class? The 'Love Connection' perhaps?"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (TV Series)
When the fire-breathing circus gang member kicks open the toy shop doors in the beginning of the movie, two plush Ninja Turtle dolls in the style of the TV show are briefly visible.
Bad Taste (1987)
Batman (1989)
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) (TV Series)
an observer in the cemetery has a shirt depicting Go-go.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Penguin tells Catwoman "You're Beauty and the Beast".

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Weekend Update
Tiny Toon Adventures: The Return of Batduck (1992) (TV Episode)
The movie Plucky tried to star in throughout the whole episode.
The Ben Stiller Show: Pilot (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom Arnold says that he missed out on a part in this movie.
Saved by the Bell: Masquerade Ball (1992) (TV Episode)
Lisa dresses up as Catwoman for the masquerade ball.
Army of Darkness (1992)
When Sheila is unveiled as Bad Ash's dark princess in Army of Darkness, she says the line "I may be bad... but I feel good", a direct reference to Catwoman's transformation line.
The Ben Stiller Show: With James Doohan (1992) (TV Episode)
Michael Pheret mentions Danny DeVito's Penguin character.
The Simpsons: Mr. Plow (1992) (TV Episode)
New Batman movie.
The Double 0 Kid (1992) (Video)
Batman: The Animated Series: The Mechanic (1993) (TV Episode)
The Penguin's duck boat is a dead ringer towards the one from this movie.
Batman: The Animated Series: Birds of a Feather (1993) (TV Episode)
Penguin's duck boat is a dead ringer towards the one from this movie.
Life with Mikey (1993)
Angie says her brother liked the first Batman movie better than the second
Relentless 3 (1993) (Video)
Advertised on theater marquee.
Animaniacs: Taming of the Screwy (1993) (TV Episode)
One of the guests at the WB party is the penguin from this Batman movie. He's meant to be the version from this film as his voice is a Danny DeVito impression. Catwoman also appears.
Roseanna (1993) (Video)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Two toys that Jack delivers reference "Batman Returns", the film Tim Burton had directing commitments towards at the time. One is an evil duck on wheels, which is the vehicle that Penguin drives. The other is an evil cat doll, which has the same head as the mascot for Shreck's corporation. The music when Penguin's henchmen are wrecking a shop, is reused as the "Making Christmas" theme.
The Wrong Trousers (1993) (Short)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
The Phantasm disappears after the bombs
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Cellar Beware (1994) (TV Episode)
One of the Security features of the Interlopen Furher 2000 are missles attached to penguins.
Ed Wood (1994)
The Fantastic Four (1994)
The supervillain The Jeweler looks and acts very similarly to Danny De Vito's Penguin, lives in a sewer and has a gang of homeless freaks.
Otaku (1994)
A couple Batman Returns action figures are seen displayed on an Otaku's bookshelf.
Father Ted: Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest (1995) (TV Episode)
Dougal guesses this when playing charades with Ted.
Batman Forever (1995)
When Dr. Meridian says to Batman "You like strong women. I've done my homework. Or do I need skin-tight vinyl and a whip?", is a reference to Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman.
Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever? (1995) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Excessive Force II: Force on Force (1995)
Catwoman is mentioned.
The Bitch Is Back (1995) (Short)
Same line of dialogue: the "Meaow" of Catwoman
Baby Ghost (1995)
Vinnie says he'd like to meet Catwoman, then clarifies: the one from the movie.
Two If by Sea (1996)
Lukas: Cocos Kinderwunsch (1996) (TV Episode)
Lukas mentions the movie.
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Casper vs. the Ultimate Fanboy/Field of Screams (1996) (TV Episode)
Badger Boy: "As in Cat-Girl? Catwoman?"
Irma Vep (1996)
Superman: Fun and Games (1996) (TV Episode)
The huge yellow "rubber" ducky.
Just Your Luck (1996) (Video)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
In a scene inside the UFO, the fat clown killed by the Penguin in Batman Returns (1992), an earlier film by Tim Burton, can be found inside one of the glass spheres.
Gamesmaster: Episode #6.9 (1996) (TV Episode)
Penguin mentioned
Battle Arena Toshinden 3 (1996) (Video Game)
The character Zola wears a leather cat costume much like Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman.
Wipeout XL (1996) (Video Game)
La pistola de mi hermano (1997)
The girl mentions this film.
1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1997) (TV Short)
Pearl (while watching the "Batman and Robin" trailer): "In the last one, George Clooney was played by The Saint, and the two before that, George Clooney was played by Beetle Juice."
La magra (1998) (Video)
Goyer hopes Blade doesnt follow the Batman route, where they got progressively worse
Syphon Filter (1999) (Video Game)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: No Place Like Home (1999) (TV Episode)
When Hilda and Zelda are turned into penguins, Hilda asks Zelda if she wants to "wreak havoc in Gotham city".
Magnolia (1999)
The 6th Day (2000)
A Poster is visible
Metropolis (2001)
Ghost World (2001)
The mask Enid buys from the sex shop resembles Catwoman's mask.
Friends: The One with the Halloween Party (2001) (TV Episode)
Monica dresses as Catwoman for the Halloween party.
Lovers & Leavers (2002)
This movie is mentioned in Kuutamolla (2002).
Pandora's Box (2002)
picture in club of Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' (2002) (Video)
Shows picture of Keaton as Batman and makes reference to Catwoman
Sweethearts: Episode #1.242 (2002) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Daredevil (2003)
Justice League: A Better World (2003) (TV Episode)
Superman's vague comment "Cold" and Lois' reply that the soup is vichyssoise in its proper form is taken from Alfred and Bruce's dialogue on the subject.
Big Fish (2003)
Boy does a shadow the same way as The Penguin does in that movie.
The Simpsons: My Big Fat Geek Wedding (2004) (TV Episode)
Principal Skinner attends the con dressed as Catwoman.
King of the Hill: Stressed for Success (2004) (TV Episode)
Bobby lists movie with Michael Keaton
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
The bus driver yells "Helpless Old Lady at Twelve O Clock" in which The Penguin in "Batman Returns" did it.
Catwoman (2004)
In the scene where Patience looks at the pictures of different Catwomen through time, we see a glimpse of the Catwoman from Batman Returns.
Justice League: Kid Stuff (2004) (TV Episode)
Kid Batman using his grappling gun, "missing," and then yanking something onto the person he was aiming at parallels the scene when he takes out a clown threatening Selina Kyle.
Troldspejlet: Episode #32.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann talks about the history of Catwoman, mentioning the film
Catwoman: Copycat (2005) (Short)
Contains same character
Crash Tag Team Racing (2005) (Video Game)
Coco, Nina and Von Clutch quote "I am bandicoot/cyborg/Ebeneezer Von Clutch! Hear/Watch me roar!"
Red Dwarf: Identity Within (2005) (Video)
Reference to Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in the second Batman film
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Poster is shown.
Batman Heroes: Alexander Knox (2005) (Video)
Wuhl: "They didn't use me in Batman II."
Batman Returns Villains: Max Shreck (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Poster seen at start of Superman Returns segment
The Bubble (2006)
Poster on wall
Shin Chan: Safe as a Dry Hump (2006) (TV Episode)
The episode segment title "Ench-Man Returns" is a reference to this film.
Look @ Me (2006)
for Halloween, Tina wears the Catwoman outfit from this movie
Flushed Away (2006)
"Ratman Returns" in Roddy's DVD collection
Kasal, kasali, kasalo (2006)
There was a penguin poster in the wall. The poster was that of Danny DeVito penguin character in Batman Returns.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Batman: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Nerd mentions the sequel.
The Big Bang Theory: The Bad Fish Paradigm (2008) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions his favorite Catwomen, inclulding Michelle Pfeiffer.
Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008) (Video Game)
The Penguin and Catwoman working together.
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.11 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelman mentions the film in his review of Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008) (VG)
QI: Film (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as containing a Wilhelm Scream.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis (2009) (TV Episode)
Frank (Danny Devito) tries to attack the family living in the house he bought with an umbrella. In Batman Returns, Danny Devito played the part of The Penguin, whose gadgets and weapons all came from umbrellas.
The Supermarket (2009)
Red Triangle Circus mentioned
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Super (2010)
Catwoman is mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: The Pebble and the Penguin (2010) (TV Episode)
Screen shot of The Penguin is used
Ninjas vs. Vampires (2010)
Manson's mask resembles Catwoman's; Kyle asks if he's a "big Tim Burton fan".
Face Off: Welcome to the Jungle (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Cinema Snob: Italian Batman (2011) (TV Episode)
Snob quotes lines from this film
Pawn Stars: Chummobile (2011) (TV Episode)
The Same car
Nostalgia Critic: Milk Money (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic imitating Max Shreck: "And Bruce Wayne, why are you dressed up like Batman?"
Mad: Spy vs. Spy Kids/The Superhero Millionaire Matchmaker (2011) (TV Episode)
Iron Man's girlfriend turns out to be Catwoman and starts spray painting his home black.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.87 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeff Dunham says that he bought one of the Batmobiles that Michael Keaton drove in the film
Face Off: Burtonesque (2012) (TV Episode)
still from movie seen
Dark Shadows (2012)
Carolyn sarcastically "woofs" at Elizabeth (Michelle Pfeiffer) in much the same way Pfeiffer sarcastically "meows" as Catwoman in "Batman Returns," the last film Pfeiffer and director Tim Burton collaborated on.
The Cinema Snob: Karate Girl (2012) (TV Episode)
"Bruce Wayne, why are you dressed up like a rapist?"
Shameful Sequels: Catwoman (2012) (TV Episode)
comparing the contrived ways that Catwoman got her "cat powers" in both movies
Hi8 (2012)
poster on the background
Midnight Screenings: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
Dave accidentally calls TDKR this.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Tiger Electronic Games (2013) (TV Episode)
The Nerd is seen playing a Tiger Electronic Game version of this movie.
Key and Peele: Episode #3.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Discussed by the parking valets
The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) (TV Episode)
"This is somehow going to lead into the opening credits of Batman Returns, isn't it?"
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Strangest (Yet Best) Couples (2014) (TV Episode)
Batman and Catwoman take #5
Anime Abandon: Lady Death: The Motion Picture (2014) (TV Episode)
"Still a better origin story than Catwoman in Batman Returns."
Neighbors (2014)
Mac tells Teddy he thinks Michael Keaton was a better Batman than Christian Bale.
Nostalgia Critic: Disney Afternoon (2014) (TV Episode)
poster visible on Critic's wall
RuPaul's Drag Race: Oh No She Betta Don't! (2014) (TV Episode)
Adore says her outfit makes her feel like Catwoman.
Nostalgia Critic: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
The Critic makes a reference to Selina Kyle's apartment scene.
The Formula (2014)
Poster in Graham's bedroom
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) (Video)
Batman takes down Victor Zsasz by pulling off a piece of a wall (with a cable) knocking him out.
Birdman (2014)
Riggan's past role as an iconic superhero is a reference to Michael Keaton's real life starring role as Batman in this film.

Featured in 

The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin (1992) (TV Movie)
clips shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #8.1 (1992) (TV Episode)
reviewed and footage shown
Troldspejlet: Wayne's World (1993) (TV Episode)
VHS release reviewed + footage used
The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) (TV Special)
Movie Mistakes Uncovered: Uncut: Episode #1.2 (2003) (TV Episode)
clips of mistakes shown
The Many Faces of Catwoman (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Beyond Batman: Assembling the Arctic Army (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Beyond Batman: Gotham City Revisited - The Production Design of Batman Returns (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Beyond Batman: Inside the Elfman Studio - The Music of Batman Returns (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Beyond Batman: Sleek, Sexy and Sinister - The Costumes of Batman Returns (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Beyond Batman: Bats, Mattes & Dark Nights - The Visual FX of Batman Returns (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Beyond Batman: Making Up the Penguin (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Batman Returns Heroes: Alfred (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film.
Batman Returns Villains: Catwoman (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film.
Batman Returns Villains: The Penguin (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film.
Nostalgia Critic: Batman and Robin (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during the history of the Batman movies segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Cop Out/The Crazies/A Prophet (2010) (TV Episode)
"Tim Burton in 3 Minutes or Less" segment.
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Hour: Episode #7.41 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Tim Burton's bio segment.
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) (TV Movie)
Discussed and clips shown in part 2.
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Cinema Snob: Italian Batman (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Christopher Walken as Max Schreck used at the end of review as a stinger.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Cats (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown as a Runner Up
Forget About It: Batman: The First Ones (2012) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about" the first 4 Batman movies
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.137 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Michelle Pfeiffer films
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Batmobile (2012) (TV Movie)
footage clips
Bad Movie Beatdown: Batman Returns (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Nostalgia Chick: Sleepy Hollow (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned when talking about Burton's style
Nostalgia Critic: What's with the Princess Hate? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Catwoman (2013) (TV Episode)
talks about Catwoman's popularity and the premise of her own spin-off
Count It Down: Coolest Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Selina Kyle is #20.
Nostalgia Critic: Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Adult Jokes We Never Got as Kids (2013) (TV Episode)
Penguin saying "just the pussy I was looking for" takes #7
Nostalgia Critic: Dawn of the Commercials (2013) (TV Episode)
recalling the Diet Coke commercial
Nostalgia Critic: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
clip of the penguin army
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Black Cat (2014) (TV Episode)
clip used for James' top burning scenes

Spoofs 

The Elephant Man (1980)
I am not an animal

Spoofed in 

Splatman (1992) (Video)
the plot from Batman returns is copied, with Batman fighting Catwoman, Penguin and Max Schreck
Doug: Doug's Bum Rap/Doug & Patti Sittin' in a Tree (1994) (TV Episode)
as "Catman Returns"
OT2: Time an' a Half (2010) (Video)
Evil Leia licks Doug's face the same way Catwoman does Batman
Nostalgia Critic: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic sullenly returns home, drinks milk while listening to voicemail and going utterly nuts is similar to how Selina does it in this movie

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