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The Iron Giant (1999) Poster

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Edited into 

The Making of 'The Iron Giant' (2000) (TV Movie)

References 

Frankenstein (1931)
King Kong (1933)
Superman (1941) (Short)
The specific music is played when the character is mentioned
Bambi (1942)
Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
Newspaper headline verbatim
Godzilla (1954)
Dean refers to espresso as "coffe-zilla"
Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967) (TV Series)
Both Giant Robo and the Iron Giant are thinking robots who befriend little boys who command them (Daisaku Kusama/Johnny Sokko and Hogarth Hughes, respectively), both were originally created as weapons of destruction, and both sacrifice themselves to save Earth in similar manners (both fly out into space and hurtle into a meteor and nuclear missile, respectively) in the respective finales.
MacArthur (1977)
When Kent Mansley calls General Rogard from the Hughes residence, the shot in which Rogard picks up the phone is an almost identical recreation of a scene from 1977's MacArthur, in which General MacArthur picks up a phone while watching a black-and-white western film.
Superman (1978)
Amazing Stories (1985) (TV Series)
Aliens (1986)
When he tapes the flashlight to the gun before going after the giant, it's a reference to the scene in Aliens where Sigourney Weaver's character tapes together the gun and some other things before going after Newt in the queen alien's lair.
Beetlejuice (1988)
The Rocketeer (1991)
Dead Man (1995)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998) (TV Series)
Darkstalkers III (1998) (Video Game)

Referenced in 

The Making of 'The Iron Giant' (2000) (TV Movie)
Justice League: Hereafter (2003) (TV Episode)
"Watch out for Iron Giant!"
Shark Tale (2004)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Justice League: The Greatest Story Never Told (2004) (TV Episode)
The defeated "Iron Giant" from the beginning of this episode bears a strong resemblance to the WB's Iron Giant movie.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
In Sky Captain's hanger, Iron Giant is one of the discarded robots
The Incredibles (2004)
When borrowing a plane, Helen's pilot call sign is "India Golf Niner-Niner", which translates to IG99, a reference to the 1999 film The (I)ron (G)iant.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in Scotty's apartment.
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Movie makes the countdown, is talked about.
Justice League: I Am Legion (2005) (TV Episode)
The robot that initially attacks Luthor, Polaris and The Key is virtually identical in silhouette (if not full appearance) to the titular character of The Iron Giant
More Making of 'The Incredibles' (2005) (Video)
referenced by Mark Andrew
DVD (2006) (Short)
A poster of the film can be seen in a wall
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Jagshamesh! (2007) (TV Episode)
Yugi tells the Dark Magician he is not a gun
The Pixar Story (2007)
a still from "The Iron Giant" is shown
Family Guy: Peter's Daughter (2007) (TV Episode)
An action figure of The Iron Giant and a doll used in court cases involving child molestation are on the top of Meg's wedding cake.
Psych: The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn calls Mark (Jack's old partner) the "Iron Giant" guy.
Take (2008)
Mary paraphrases Hogarth's line by saying "I don't think I'm smarter than they are. I just did the homework. If they did they homework they could answer the questions and I could have had a break"
The Simpsons: Homer the Whopper (2009) (TV Episode)
Odin's of Shelbyville features an "Iron Giant" display.
The Nostalgia Critic: A Troll in Central Park (2010) (TV Episode)
"Should have rented Iron Giant"
Mad: TransBOREmores/Star Wars: The Groan Wars (2010) (TV Episode)
Megatron thank Optimus for letting him borrow the DVD of this movie.
The Nostalgia Chick: The Worst Witch (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among kids' movies that are done right
Supernatural: Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Californication: Perverts & Whores (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Charlie
Phineas and Ferb: Doofapus/Norm Unleashed (2012) (TV Episode)
some of Norm's weaponry, particularly the cobra-like back extensions and the use of an energy ball, resembles the Iron Giant
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.98 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
AniMat's Reviews: Frankenweenie (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the plot of the remake is a lazier retelling of this film.
Mad: LinKONG/Rainbow Dash & Bernstein (2013) (TV Episode)
The Iron Giant appears in the LinKONG skit dressed up as Thatcher.
Futurama: Assie Come Home (2013) (TV Episode)
The Iron Giant's head can be seen in a robot chop shop.
The Nostalgia Critic: The Swan Princess (2014) (TV Episode)
"An animated Warner Bros movie that isn't Iron Giant? Sold."
The Blockbuster Buster: Robots (2014) (TV Episode)
"...that made Cars look like The Iron Giant."
The Cinema Snob: Robot Wars (2014) (TV Episode)
"Or is it the Iron Giant's ball sac?"

Features 

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #22.14 (1999) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Troldspejlet: Episode #32.16 (2004) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
The Pixar Story (2007)
clip shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots featured in films, and mentions the film + footage used
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Underrated Nostalgia Classics (2008) (TV Episode)
Featured as the Number 6 spot
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Salt/Ramona and Beezus/Summer Doc Round-Up (2010) (TV Episode)
The Rotten Tomatoes ' Employee Pick
The Nostalgia Chick: The Lion King (in 3D!) (2011) (TV Episode)
"...and got buried by The Iron Giant."
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Hottest Animated Guys (2012) (TV Episode)
Dean McCoppin is a runner-up
Californication: The Party (2012) (TV Episode)
watched on TV
The Nostalgia Chick: The Host (2013) (TV Episode)
referencing better movies that have a human/alien relationship
Anime Abandon: Top 20 Greatest Giant Robots (2013) (TV Episode)
The Iron Giant takes #11
The Nostalgia Critic: The Lorax (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic gives Hogarth a more mature voice
Renegade Cut: The Iron Giant (2014) (TV Episode)
this movie is the subject of discussion

Spoofs 

Duck and Cover (1952) (Short)
The footage of this "educational" film shown to Hogarth and his classmates is an outrageous mockery of the original version

Spoofed in 

Duck Dodgers: The Fowl Friend/The Fast & the Feathery (2003) (TV Episode)
When Agent Roboto sacrifices himself by flying into the asteroid, the scene plays out like the ending of this film right down to the dialogue.
Duck Dodgers: Till Doom Do Us Part (2005) (TV Episode)
When Roboto reveals how Duck Dodgers has wronged him in the past, it features an exchange between them that spoofs the one between The Iron Giant and Hogarth towards the end of the film.
Mad: The Iron Giant Lady/Raising a New Hope (2012) (TV Episode)
The Iron Giant Lady skit is a spoof of this movie.

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