Don't believe me? Then check out some real-life Disney robots, themed cameras, fun lunchboxes, and much, much more here. My favorite of these Toy Story inspirations has got to be the Greenpeace advertisement, which warns against the destruction Mattel dolls are causing to rainforests.
Implications - Pop culture is an extremely powerful unification tool as it is able to transcend economic, national, and social boundaries. Consumers also feel a special validation when they recognize pop culture references. As such, corporations have the potential to generate lots of revenue through use of pop culture references as design elements for their products.