The year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) started on a Tuesday.
- February 8 - Fantasia (re-issue) (digitally re-recorded release)
- March 22 - Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (Touchstone Pictures)
- June 21 - Return to Oz is released to mixed reviews and is a box-office bomb.
- July 24 - The Black Cauldron is released to mixed reviews and is a box-office failure just like Return to Oz.
- August 9 - My Science Project (Touchstone Pictures)
- August 16 - The Black Hole (re-issue)
- September 27 - The Journey of Natty Gann
- November 22 - One Magic Christmas
- December 20 - 101 Dalmatians (re-issue)
- September 14 - Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears premieres on Saturday mornings on NBC and The Wuzzles on CBS. Though Disney had a presence on TV since 1954, the company had never attempted to create its own animated shows due to the high cost of animation. With some computer assistance and other techniques that saved time and money, Disney finally entered the field with this venture. The animation was still of a remarkably higher quality than most other animated offerings of the time, and this show helped pave the way for Disney shows that would air daily instead of just weekly, such as DuckTales.
- Walt Disney Cartoon Classics Vol. 11: The Continuing Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale, Featuring Donald Duck and Vol. 12: Disney's Tall Tales
- Walt Disney Cartoon Classics Limited Gold Edition II: Donald's Bee Pictures, The World According to Goofy, The Disney Dream Factory: 1933-1938, An Officer and a Duck, How the Best Was Won: 1933-1960, Life with Mickey!, and From Pluto with Love
- Candleshoe, The Sword and the Rose, The Shaggy D.A., Ben Vereen in Breakin Through, Never a Dull Moment, Black Arrow
- The Further Adventures of SuperTed, SuperTed III: The Adventure Continues
- Paddington Bear: Volume One and Volume Two
- July 16 - Pinocchio
- October 15 - Dumbo, The Black Hole, Mary Poppins, Old Yeller, Pete's Dragon, The Love Bug, Herbie Goes Bananas, Herbie Rides Again, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Gnome-Mobile, Tron, Babes in Toyland, Swiss Family Robinson, Pollyanna, Darby O'Gill and the Little People (re-issue), Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, Paddington Bear: Volume Three and Four, SuperTed IV: New Intergalatic Adventures, The Barefoot Executive, Those Calloways, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Three Lives of Thomasina
- November 19 - Return to Oz, The Legend of Lobo, Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar, The Vanishing Prairie, White Wilderness, Secrets of Life
- DTV: Love Songs and Groovin' for a '60s Afternoon
- October 15- The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue
Theme Park happenings
- Disneyland celebrates its 30th anniversary.
- January 17 - Magic Journeys opens at Tokyo Disneyland.
- September 2 - Adventure Thru Inner Space closes at Disneyland.
- January 1 - Sophie McShera (actress)
- January 7 - Lewis Hamilton (British racing driver)
- January 24 - Frankie J. Galasso (musician and actor)
- February 4 - Bug Hall (actor)
- February 7 - Deborah Ann Woll (actress)
- February 9 - David Gallagher (actor)
- February 19 - Haylie Duff (actress)
- March 4 - Scott Michael Foster (actor)
- March 21 - Sonequa Martin-Green (actress)
- March 26 - Jonathan Groff (singer-songwriter and actor) and Keira Knightley (English actress)
- March 28 - Takki Wong (Hong Kong-based singer and actress)
- April 1 - Josh Zuckerman (actor)
- April 28 - Brandon Baker (actor)
- May 10 - Odette Annable (actress)
- June 18 - Alex Hirsch (voice actor, executive producer, creator, and director)
- June 21 - Lana Del Rey (singer-songwriter, musician, and model)
- June 30 - Michael Phelps (swimmer)
- July 2 - Ashley Tisdale (actress)
- August 9 - Anna Kendrick (actress and singer)
- August 16 - Agnes Bruckner (actress)
- August 21 - Laura Haddock (actress)
- September 9 - Amy Manson (actress)
- September 14 - Aya Ueto (Japanese actress, singer, model, tarento, and occasional radio personality)
- September 16 - Madeline Zima (actress)
- October 11 - Michelle Trachtenberg (actress)
- November 7 - Paul Terry (actor)
- November 21 - Carly Rae Jepsen (Canadian singer and songwriter)
- November 27 - Alison Pill (actress)
- November 30 - Kaley Cuoco (actress)
- December 10 - Raven-Symoné (actress, comedian, model, singer, songwriter, dancer, television producer and television host)
- December 11 - Karla Souza (actress)
- December 26 - Beth Behrs (actress)
- January 25 - Paul Smith (music composer)
- February 8 - Marvin Miller (film and voice-over actor)
- February 20 - Clarence Nash (voice of Donald Duck)
- February 27 - J. Pat O'Malley (singer and character actor)
- March 8 - Edward Andrews (actor)
- March 24 - Dick Kinney (animator and comic book writer)
- April 25 - Richard Haydn (actor)
- May 9 - Edmond O'Brien (actor)
- May 11 - Chester Gould (cartoonist)
- June 21 - Ettore Boiardi (chef and founder of Chef Boyardee)
- August 2 - Bob Holt (actor)
- August 29 - Patrick Barr (film and television actor)
- October 10 - Orson Welles (actor, director, writer and producer)
- October 16 - Peter Young (screenwriter)
- November 1 - Phil Silver (actor and comedian)
- November 17 - Jimmy Ritz (comedian, live performer and member of The Ritz Bros.)
- November 19 - Stepin Fetchit (comedian and film actor)
- November 29 - Bill Scott (voice actor and writer)
- Duncan Marjoribanks - Supervising animator for Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Pocahontas
- Ellen Woodbury
- Kevin Lima - Animator/Director for Tarzan, A Goofy Movie, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Enchanted.
- Anthony DeRosa - animator on The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog.
- Gary Trousdale - Director/Screenwriter who worked on Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and The Lion King.