- The company officially changes its name from Walt Disney Productions to The Walt Disney Company.
- January 31 - Down and Out in Beverly Hills
- March 7 - Sleeping Beauty (re-issue)
- June 27 - Ruthless People
- July 2 - The Great Mouse Detective
- July 30 - Flight of the Navigator
- October 17 - The Color of Money
- November 21 - Song of the South (re-issue)
- December 19 - Lady and the Tramp (re-issue)
- August 17 - Luxo Jr.
Theme park happenings
- January 15 - The Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center.
- February - The Country Bear Vacation Hoedown debuts at Disneyland, replacing the original Country Bear Jamboree show.
- March 8 - Alice's Tea Party opens at Tokyo Disneyland.
- May - The Country Bear Vacation Hoedown debuts at Magic Kingdom.
- July 11 - Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour opens at Tokyo Disneyland.
- September 12 - Captain EO opens at EPCOT Center.
- September 18 - Captain EO opens at Disneyland.
- Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood
- Old Yeller
- Treasure Island
- Swiss Family Robinson
- Babes in Toyland
- Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
- Greyfriars Bobby
- Nikki, Wild Dog of the North
- The Small One
- Sammy the Way Out Seal
- The Bears and I
- The Light in the Forest
- The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit
- Elfego Baca Six Gun Law
- The Ugly Dachshund
- The Monkey's Uncle
- Born to Run
- Lots of Luck
- Too Smart for Strangers with Winnie the Pooh
- Miracle of the White Stallions
- The Barefoot Executive
- Moon Pilot
- The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
- One Little Indian
- Unidentified Flying Oddball
- The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
- Now You See Him, Now You Don't
- March 24 - The Sword in the Stone
- May 28 - Alice in Wonderland
- June 25 - Return to Oz, The Journey of Natty Gann, Return from Witch Mountain, and So Dear to My Heart.
- October 14 - Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood (re-issue), Pinocchio (re-issue), Dumbo (re-issue)and Hot Lead and Cold Feet
- December 23 - One Magic Christmas, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Jiminy Cricket's Christmas, and Disney Sing-Along Songs: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.
- January 12 - Gemma Arterton (actress)
- January 15 - Jessy Schram
- January 24 - Ricky Ullman (actor and singer)
- February 14 - Tiffany Thornton (actress and singer)
- February 26 - Teresa Palmer (actress)
- March 9 - Brittany Snow (Actress, singer)
- March 17 - Olesya Rulin (actress)
- March 28 - Lady Gaga (singer)
- May 2 - Emily Hart (actress)
- May 16 - Megan Fox (actress and model)
- May 17 - Tahj Mowry (actor, singer and dancer)
- May 19 - Eric Lloyd (actor)
- May 26 - Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey (actress and model)
- June 11 - Shia LaBeouf (actor)
- June 13 - Kat Dennings (actress)
- June 18 - Richard Madden (actor)
- June 24 - Solange Knowles (actress, singer, songwriter, model, dancer and DJ)
- June 27 - Drake Bell (actor, comedian, musician, voice actor and record producer)
- June 27 - Sam Claflin (actor)
- July 2 - Lindsay Lohan (actress and singer)
- July 5 - Adam Young (singer, musician, songwriter)
- July 9 - Kiely Williams (singer, actress, songwriter and dancer)
- August 16 - Shawn Pyfrom (film, voice and television actor)
- August 28 - Armie Hammer (actor)
- September 3 - Shaun White (snowboarder and skateboarder)
- September 16 - Kyla Pratt (actress)
- October 13 - Tom Attenborough (theatre director)
- January 2 - Una Merkel (stage and film actress)
- March 25 - Gloria Blondell (voice actress)
- March 29 - Harry Ritz (comedian, live performer and member of The Ritz Bros.)
- April 30 - Robert Stevenson (director)
- May 9 - Herschel Bernardi (film, Broadway and television actor)
- August 19 - Hermione Baddeley (actress)
- October 11 - David Hand (animator and filmmaker)
- October 14 - Keenan Wynn (actor)
- November 2 - Paul Frees (voice actor)
- November 7 - Alan Hewitt (film, television and stage actor)
- November 11 - Roger C. Carmel (actor)
- November 21 - Jerry Colonna (comedian and singer)
- November 22 - Scatman Crothers (voice actor)
- November 25 - Don Towsley (animator)
- December 13 - Heather Angel (actress)
- December 26 - Elsa Lanchester (actress)