Spirited Away (2001)
The movie that's planned for a Summer 2001 release is this movie.
In the beginning of the film, Lin enters the boiler room and exclaims, "Chow time!" before she hands over the food. This is a direct reference by Miyazaki to Edward's line "Chow time!" in Cowboy Bebop before she eats.
the boiler man has the face of a bar patron from the earlier film
In a scene where Sen is speaking to Granny in her house there is a wood-cut picture in the background of a witch, broom and black cat. A reference to "Kiki's Delivery Service"
The scene in which Chihiro looks up at the radish spirit in the elevator, he narrows his eyes at her and grunts, replicating the bus stop scene with Satsuki and Totoro. Also, the soot gremlins appear in both films.
Chihiro runs down the staircase just like when Lupin ran down the rooftop.
A stuffed tiger that looks like 'Tiny' can be seen lying around in the baby's room
Referenced in the Blockbuster segment
DVD cover shown.
Listed as a movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki
When Spike and Rarity are in freefall, Rarity's eyes tear up and sparkle a bit.
Ellen list movies made by Studio Ghibli.
Brett says Hayao Miyazaki made this movie.
Images and clips shown during the Hayao Miyazaki segment
Referenced by name.
The back of Wan Shi Tong delibrately resembles Noh-Face.
DVD cover shown in the video store
On a theatre marquee featured prominently in one scene you can see the 4 titles I'm including in this submission.
poster in window of video-store
A subway train is the only way to go between worlds. Also, the moment when Haku stands up to that Ubaba lady, it looks JUST like NEO standing before the Deus Ex Machina in the machine city, just flopped. note how Ubaba is mostly a big head, and how she charges at Haku with hair swirling around Haku while he remains calm.
movie is reviewed
VHS/DVD release reviewed + footage used
reviewed + footage used
Clips are shown
Bruno watches it with the kids
clips in Ratzenberger conclusion
After being fed the Chuckola Cola, Queen Bean throws up a little worm.