- April 1 - Walt Disney Pictures is opened as a studio division.
- March 11 - Trenchcoat
- March 25 - The Sword in the Stone is re-issued to theaters.
- April 29 - Something Wicked This Way Comes
- July 15 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is re-issued to theaters for the seventh time
- October 7 - Never Cry Wolf
- December 16 - The Rescuers is re-issued to theaters.
- April 18 - The Disney Channel begins broadcasting
- March 3 - The original Journey Into Imagination ride-through attraction opens at Epcot.
- April 15 - Tokyo Disneyland opens to the public.
- May 23 - Pinocchio's Daring Journey opens at Disneyland.
- May 25 - The new Fantasyland opens at Disneyland as a heavily-revamped version of the original version.
- June 4 - 18-year-old Philip Straughan of Albuquerque, New Mexico drowned in the Rivers of America while trying to pilot a rubber emergency boat from Tom Sawyer's Island that he and a friend had stolen from a "cast members only" area of the island.
- October 1 - Horizons opens at Epcot.
Home video releases
- Walt Disney Cartoon Classics (Volumes 1 to 6): Chip 'n' Dale with Donald Duck, Pluto, Scary Tales, Sport Goofy, Disney's Best of 1931-1948, and More Sport Goofy
- The Great Locomotive Chase
- In Search of the Castaways
- Johnny Tremain and the Sons of Liberty
- The Fabulous Fleischer Folio (Volumes 1 to 6)
- The Happiest Millionaire
- American Heroes: Featuring Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill
- Where The Toys Come From?
- October - Tron, Tex, and Something Wicked This Way Comes
- November - The Boatniks
- January 17 - Rickey Collins (actor and voice actor)
- January 19 - Hikaru Utada (singer, songwriter)
- February 23 - Emily Blunt (actress)
- March 1 - Lupita Nyong'o (Actress, film director and music video director)
- March 10 - Khadijah Haqq (actress)
- March 10 - Malika Haqq (actress and television personality)
- March 10 - Carrie Underwood (singer and actress)
- April 1 - Matt Lanter (actor)
- April 2 - Yū Hayashi (Japanese voice actor)
- April 10 - Jamie Chung (actress)
- May 6 - Adrianne Palicki (actress)
- May 12 - Domhnall Gleeson (Irish actor, director and writer)
- June 8 - Mamoru Miyano (voice actor, singer)
- June 10 - Leelee Sobieski (actress)
- June 20 - Grace Potter (singer)
- July 6 - Brady Bluhm (actor)
- July 29 - Tania Gunadi (actress)
- August 9 - Ashley Johnson (actress)
- August 13 - Sebastian Stan (actor)
- August 11 - Chris Hemsworth (actor)
- August 14 - Mila Kunis (actress)
- September 21- Joseph Mazzello (actor)
- September 25 - Donald Glover (actor, writer, comedian)
- October 24 - Adrienne Bailon (actress and singer)
- November 7 - Adam DeVine (comedian, actor, producer, writer)
- November 19 - Adam Driver (actor)
- January 17 - John W. Dunn (screenwriter and animator)
- January 17 - Doodles Weaver (actor and comedian)
- February 10 - Eduard Franz (actor)
- March 27 - James Hayter (actor)
- April 4 - Gloria Swanson (actress)
- May 23 - George Bruns (film and attraction composer)
- July 29 - David Niven (actor)
- July 30 - Lynn Fontanne (British actress, major American stage star and longtime wife of Alfred Lunt)
- September 5 - Yale Gracey (Imagineer)
- September 30 - Freddy Martin (bandleader and tenor saxophonist)
- December 8 - Slim Pickens (actor)
- December 18 - Leora Dana (film, stage and television actress)
- December 28 - William Demarest (actor)