Rayman in popular culture

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This is a list of works in popular culture which make references to the Rayman series.


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Orange

The Orange publicity.

Rayman was featured on their billboard adverts promoting their 4G connectivity.

Rayman Legends

Rayman and Snoop Dogg.

Both Rayman and famous rapper Snoop Lion were featured in a trailer for Rayman Legends on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.


Comic books

The Lapins Crétins

With the exception of the third volume, Rayman or another character of the Rayman series makes a cameo appearance in all the volumes of Thitaume and Pujol's Rabbids comic books.

Rayman's cameo in Invasion‎.
Bzzit's cameo in Gribouillages.
Rayman's cameo in Givrés!‎.
Rayman's cameo in Hypnose.

Enfer & Parodie

This series of Yohann Morin, Jean-Christophe Almodovar and Thomas Borginet features many characters from popular culture in humorous situations.
The cover of the first volume presents several Rabbids.
In the second volume, Rayman appears page 29.
In the third volume, Rabbids appear page 18.

The cover of the first volume
Rayman in the second volume
Rabbids in the third volume

Joueur du Grenier

Rayman was parodied in a comic strip in the second volume of Joueur du Grenier.

A reference to Rayman in the second volume of Joueur du Grenier comics

Television

Mad

Rayman and Betilla in Everyone Loves Rayman.

That animated sketch comedy television series featured an episode entitled "Adventures of TaunTaun / Everyone Loves Rayman". The latter segment is a combined parody of the Rayman series and the American sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.


Rodzinka.pl

In this polish comedy TV series, the kids' room has got a Rayman Origins wallpaper with Globox visible on it.

Les Guignols de l'Info

Sarko et les Soutiens Crétins

On 29 October 2014, the show made a parody of Rayman Raving Rabbids: Sarko et les Soutiens Crétins.


Publicity

Nestlé's Chocapic 2001 Portuguese commercial

In 2001, a Portuguese television commercial for the Chocapic cereals showed a kid playing Rayman 2: The Great Escape in a PlayStation.

Video games

Tonic Trouble

Rayman's cameo in Tonic Trouble.

This is a Ubisoft game on which Rayman creator Michel Ancel worked. It was developed prior to Rayman 2: The Great Escape, largely in order to test the engine planned for use in that game. All characters in Tonic Trouble are limbless, like Rayman's species. Rayman himself appears briefly during the end credits of the PC version of the game.


Beyond Good & Evil

This is another Ubisoft game developed by Michel Ancel. It contains a hidden reference to the Rayman games: a distinctive pink mosquito can be found on the nose of a dead cow in the factory level.


Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

Rayman's hand in Warrior Within.

In that Ubisoft game, the player can find Rayman's telescopic fist, and use it as a weapon.


Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum

That cinematic introduces the first Rayman legionary.

That game features Roman legionaries based on several popular video game characters, including Mario, Sonic, Pac-Man and Rayman. A painting that can be seen on a wall shows a Rayman legionary pulling a rabbit out of a hat, despite the fact that the game was released a year before Rayman Raving Rabbids.


Academy of Champions: Football

Rayman and other characters from Ubisoft games in Academy of Champions: Football

In this Ubisoft game, Rayman appears alongside other characters of the company: The Prince of Persia, Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell, Altaïr from Assassin's Creed, Jade from Beyond Good & Evil and Rabbids. Rayman plays as a goalkeeper. In the shop, the player can buy Rayman-styled hat and gloves. Finally, if the player speaks with Rayman, he sometimes mentions Globox.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up

Three Rabbids are available as playable characters in this Ubisoft game.


Minecraft

Minecraft skins of Rayman, Globox and Barbara.

Rayman, Globox and Barbara appear as skin costume for the Xbox 360 version of that game.


Just Dance 2015

Some Rayman Legends characters in Love Is All.

The background from the level Love Is All features scenarios from Rayman Legends and characters such as Sir Globrax, Murfy, Sir Rayelot, etc.


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Rayman's trophy.

Rayman, Globox and Barbara appear as collectible trophies. Ubisoft has also showed interest of Rayman being an actual playable character in the game.


UNO

The Rayman theme in Uno.

There is a purchasable Rayman theme in the Ubisoft game UNO. It was added on November 23, 2016.


Soul Hunters

Rayman as he appears in Soul Hunters.

In August 2017, Rayman was added to the mobile game Soul Hunters.


Growtopia

A banner about the "Rayman Fist".
January 1st: Winterfest Has Ended... and Rayman Strikes!

Pack up the wrapping paper and brew a celebratory mug of cocoa, because Winterfest has come to an end! You all did an amazing job with an amazingly grumpy Growch, and we couldn't be happier (seriously, our hearts are all at level 10)! Well done Growtopians - now let's all rest up and look forward to a fantastic new friend to welcome in the New Year... Rayman!

That's right: our favorite Rayperson ever, Rayman himself, has joined Growtopia! Except... it looks like he's lost a few things in his journey. Yikes!

Rayman's precious Hoodie, Shoes, Nose, and Hair are scattered throughout our worlds! See if you can locate these pieces of his classic outfit - we've already found his Fist and made it our Item of the Month to celebrate his arrival! It even comes with a friend of his: Globox! He might know more about where to find his buddy's missing items too...

I wonder what happens when you wear all those pieces at once...

Happy hunting!

—The Growtopia Team, Growtopia

On January 1st 2018, an update called "Rayman Update" was added to the sandbox game Growtopia. It introduced items called "Rayman's Fist", "Rayman's Hair", "Rayman's Hoodie", "Rayman's Shoes" and "Rayman's Nose". Additionally, the game describes his hoodie to smell like "waffles, vanilla and determination".

When equipped, "Rayman's Fist" summons Globox as an assist character, who then gives clues on how to obtain the remaining Rayman-themed items.


Brawlhalla

Rayman as he appears in Brawlhalla

In November 2018, Rayman was added to the fighting game Brawlhalla. According to the lore in the character selection screen, Rayman was sent out by Polokus to find the Horn of Lums need to defeat Mr Dark who had returned. He then finds the Grand Tournament of Valhalla which has the Horn of Lums as one the prizes, making him enter the competition without hesitation.

Rayman Lore Brawlhalla.jpg


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rayman's Spirit.

Rayman appears as a Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Rabbid Mario, Rabbid Peach and Rabbid Kong appear as Spirits too. Spirits are characters with abilities that can give fighters a boost in combat. There are four different types, three consisting of Grab, Shield and Attack in a rock paper scissors like fashion, along with a fourth Neutral one. There are also four different classes; Novice, Advanced, Ace and Legend, all of which range from one to four stars. Rayman's Spirit type is Neutral and his class is Ace.


Internet

Noob

In episodes 13 and 14 of season 2 of the web series, the Necromancer, boss of the second floor of the Galamadryabuyak tower, holds a strange skull. This is actually the head of Gumsi's staff. You could find this accessory on Rayman real-life sized statues produced during the release of Rayman 3.

The skull of the Necromancer from Noob
The statue of Rayman