Disenchantment references: What are the film and TV show references in Disenchantment?

Netflix dropped Disenchantment earlier this month to a mixed reception.

Disenchantment has been created by The Simpsons and Futurama writer Matt Groening as he makes his first real foray in the fantasy genre.

The series has callbacks not only to Groening’s previous work but also other big films and TV shows.

Here are some of the best Easter Eggs in the animated series.

Game of Thrones

Perhaps the most obvious reference is to the throne made of swords – which bears a striking resemblance to the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones.

In episode one, titled A Princess, an Elf, and a Demon Walk Into a Bar, Princess Bean’s (Abbi Jacobson) intended husband Prince Guysbert (played by David Herman) was impaled on the throne and left to fend for himself.

The Princess Bride

The classic novel and popular Eighties film got a nod in Disenchantment after Bean was seen fleeing from her own wedding as she took a tumble out of a window.

Similarly, in the film Buttercup, escaped from her wedding on the back of a horse after falling out of a window.


Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings gets a reference in the form of the Orc-like creatures that Elfo (Nat Faxon) stumbles across after leaving the safety his home.

But there are more parallels including Mount Piping Hot Suckhole – where demons are destroyed – and is very much akin to Mount Doom and the destruction of the One Ring.

Monty Python

Disenchantment pays homage to Monty Python and The Holy Grail with its Plague Patrol, which is similar to the Dead Collector in the film.

Tinker Bell from Disney’s Peter Pan

Disney also gets a ribbing in Disenchantment with Bean, Elfo and Luci (Eric Andre) encountering an aged, call girl fairy who bears more than a passing resemblance to Tinker Bell from Peter Pan.

However, Disenchantment’s take on the fairy is far less innocent with the magical creature offering to turn tricks for them at a price.


The Simpsons

There were always going to be Easter Eggs from The Simpsons. One of the big ones is King Zog (John DiMaggio) falling asleep during Bean’s wedding and being awoken by his wife Queen Oona (Tress MacNeille), which was similar to Homer drifting off during Reverend Lovejoy’s Sunday sermons.

The most obvious reference to The Simpsons was when Bean’s maid Bunty (Lucy Montgomery) tells her: “Ladies pinch. W****s use rouge.” Marge was told the same thing by her mother as she got ready on prom night.

Meanwhile, some fans have noticed a resemblance between Bart Simpson and Elfo with both favouring red T-shirts and blue shorts.


If ever there was an obvious Easter Egg, it would be the vision of Bender, Fry and the Professor appearing during a scene between Luci and King Zog.

Could this also be a callback to a previous episode of Futurama where the characters ventured into a medieval world? Some fans have suggested that Disenchantment, The Simpsons and Futurama exist in the same universe.

More subtle nods include Fry’s wig in the tent where Prince Merkimer (Matt Berry) is getting ready.

In fact, Prince Merkimer feels very much like a fantasy version of Zapp Brannigan, who was also trying to win over Leela.


Will there be another series of Disenchantment?

Yes, is the simple answer. Season two of Disenchantment is already on the cards after Netflix commissioned a total of 20 episodes – the first run only had 10 instalments.

Season two of Disenchantment is expected to be released in 2019.

All episodes will again drop in one go for audiences to binge-watch.

So fans can expect even more nods to iconic films and TV shows as well as Groening’s previous creations.

Disenchantment season 1 is available to watch on Netflix now

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