Astro Boy (2009)
The robot character Zeus from Imagi's animated TV series can be seen on the poster in Astro's room.
In the scene in wich we see the creation of Astroboy, the machines creates his skin in the identical way used to create the skin of Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) in the referred movie (when soldiers recreate her body from her amputated hand).
The design of Zog echoes the robots from Laputa, in particular the assymetric eyes. Also the overgrown appearance of Zog when Astroboy first finds him mirrors the defunct robots in the gardens on Laputa.
Astro Boy's first flight in the movie references the intro of the original series - mainly him digging through a mountain and racing a train.
The scrapped robots chanting "One of us!"
Listed as one of the best animated movies of 2009 so far
Poster shown when Hewy discusses animated super-hero movies
Poster shown during the stinger
A full length anime movie, unlike "Digimon: The Movie"
movie is reviewed
Reviewed, clips shown
the trailer is reviewed
When the RRF break out their "secret weapon", they open a briefcase, the contents of which momentarily illuminate them, in exactly the same manner as the briefcase in "Pulp Fiction". Then one of the RRF pulls a lit flashlight from the case.
Astroboy spirals around a cloud just like the flying carpet does during "A whole new world" scene
The RRF are at one point hidden in cardboard boxes. Then the leader declares "RRF, transform!" and the robots extend body parts through holes in the boxes while imitating the trademark "transform" sound effect.
A girl mimics Marilyn Monroe's iconic moment where her dress is blown up.