Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
short featuring characters from the movie
Short film featuring the same characters
"The Invisible Man died of a heart attack... in that chair..."
The scene with the three monsters looking down on the marching clones while plotting to save Susan is similar to the scene where the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man are looking down on the wicked witch's soldiers. The dumb member of each group (Scarecrow and B.O.B., respectively) comes up with the same plan: disguising themselves to blend in.
"Hail Gallaxar!" "Hail me."
The opening scene with the scientist tracking the alien object has the scientist playing with a paddle ball as a nod to the gimick in House of Wax (also filmed in 3-D).
The Missing Link's scenario is based off this film
The scene with the giant syringe.
When Susan is chased around San Francisco by the alient robot, she accidentally slips off a roof and hangs on to the rain gutter, referencing the opening scene of Vertigo.
Susan Murphy/Ginormica's scenario is based off this film
Dr. Cockroach's scenario is based off this film
B.O.B.'s scenario is based off this film
The character of Insectosaurus bears a striking resemblance to Mothra, for example in its use of silk as a weapon, as well as its metamophosis.
Bob in his cell bouncing a rubber ball to pass the time.
the boardroom scenes
The Vulcan hand sign
Gallaxhar tells his clones to "Destroy All Monsters!!!" referring to Ginormica and her companions.
Gallaxhar taking over Earth is just business, not personal
The famous five-notes are played
B.O.B. is created out of a genetically engineered tomato, a la the killer tomatoes
"Terminate with extreme prejudice."
Closing of doors during chase in space
Theme music is heard when Ginormica pulls the cables of the golden gate bridge
A missile is labeled "E.T. Go Home" and a burst of John Williams' E.T. theme is heard when the missile is on screen.
The scene where The Missing Link, from Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) , is found frozen in a block of ice but thaws and escapes is similar to the discovery an escape of the being in this Movie and in this Movie.
Susan Murphy / Ginormica asks General W.R. Monger if he is one of those half human/half machine things.
the main title theme song, "Axel F", is played.
Gallaxhar curses "spaceballs"
The way that Krang describes Earth as a mudball gets used as a saying by Galaxhar.
B.O.B. forms a 'water' tentacle Abyss style in the mothership.
General W.R. Monger tells Susan "This place is an X-File wrapped in a cover-up and deep fried in a paranoid conspiracy."
A person in the space station talks about uploading a computer virus to the spaceship to disable it, just like in the movie.
Dr. Cockroach dancing in sync with the lighted pads is a reference to the arcade game Dance Dance Revolution, in which you do the same thing, only in sync with the on-screen prompts.
BOB reverses the accusation that "she isn't a boy, look at her boobies!"
Ginormica's clothes in space
General W.R. Monger has a Shrek Badge on his uniform.
In the scene where Gallxhar in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) is spreading his message around the world, a clip from Madagascar (2005) can be seen playing in the background on a screen in Times Square.
As the president is walking up the platform to communicate with the robot probe, one of the secret service agents references him as code name: "Papa Bear". Stephen Colbert calls his 'idol' Bill O'Reilly "Papa Bear" on The Colbert Report
Link refers to the warm weather as a "convenient truth"
Skating on the road - golden gate bridge scene
Ellen says they will review this movie next we
movie is reviewed
Hewy says "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" is funnier than this movie
Included in a $12,500 question
Three kids are in monster costumes of Link, Doctor Cockroach, and B.O.B.
Subject of a $2,000 question
advertisement is prominently displayed at a bus stop
Brett says "Megamind" seems very derivative of this movie.
Ellen says this movie was a success for Dreamworks
Subject of a $12,500 question
correct response in "Animated Films" category
Nostalgia Chick notes the raised eyebrows on the poster
B.O.B. appears in his own commercial.
Mention by Seth Rogen
B.O.B. seen at the restaurant.
Appears on the list of DVD/Blu-ray releases of November/December
Same music is used.
In the scene where Gallaxhar is spreading his message around the world, a clip from Madagascar can be seen playing in the background on a screen in Times Square.
Jakob Stegelmann shows clips from the upcoming film
Jakob Stegelmann looks at upcoming Danish 2009 film releases + clip shown
A brief sneak preview for this movie is seen at the credits for next year's Oscar race.
Footage is shown for the review
reviewed + footage used
Footage shown when referenced
Footage Shown when referenced as Number 3 at the Box Office
Reviewed, trailer clips shown
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his recap of the history of 3D + clip shown
New on DVD in the Weekend Peekend
DVD release reviewed + footage used
clips shown and discussed
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Clip played during the credits.
Honorable mention, clips shown
AniMat compares the alien designs between this DreamWorks film and Home. Clips shown.
When the General is showing the footage about Missing Link, we briefly see a block of ice, which had held him, with a hole melted in it and next to a broken window leading to a frozen landscape. This is almost identical to the scene in 'The Thing From Another World' referring to how The Thing escaped being frozen.
The President plays the 5-note "alien communication" theme on a keyboard for the alien robot.