- August 3 - Walt Disney Pictures introduced its variation of the original logo in front with a long version debuted in October, in front of the re-release of Fantasia (1940).
- March 2 - Bambi (re-release)
- April 28 - Pete's Dragon (re-release)
- June 15 - Dick Tracy
- August 3 - DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
- October 5 - Fantasia (final re-release) (restored and remastered release)
- October 12 - Mr. Destiny
- November 16 - The Rescuers Down Under
- December 23 - Green Card premieres in Los Angeles
Shorts and featurettes
- April 21 - Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue airs on various television stations across the United States, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX.
- May 6 - The Muppets at Walt Disney World airs.
- September 9 - TaleSpin premieres in syndication.
- September 10 - The Disney Afternoon programming block airs its first broadcast. Darkwing and Gosalyn are also seen in the intro.
Theme park happenings
- January 11 - The Party Gras Parade at Disneyland begins.
- April 29 - The One Man's Dream show at Disneyland gives its last performance.
- May 26 - Mickey's Birthdayland is renamed Mickey's Starland.
- June 15 -The Dick Tracy Live! at Diamond Double Cross show at Disneyland begins.
- November 18 - The Party Gras Parade at Disneyland gives its last run.
- December 7 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure opens at Disney-MGM Studios.
- December 31 - The Dick Tracy Live! at Diamond Double Cross show at Disneyland gives its last performance.
- April - Disney Comics (the company) begins publishing.
- October - The first issue of Disney Adventures is published
- Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse for Sega Master System
- DuckTales: The Quest for Gold for Amiga and Commodore 64
- June - Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and Adventures in the Magic Kingdom for NES
- March 16 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- May 18 - The Little Mermaid
- July 25 - Cheetah
- August 14 - Disney Sing Along Songs: The Bare Necessities (re-issue), Under the Sea, and Disneyland Fun.
- September 21 - Peter Pan
- October 19 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Vol. 13: Donald's Scary Tales and Vol. 14: Halloween Haunts.
- December 9 - Disney Sing Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs (re-issue), The Small One, and Mickey's Christmas Carol.
- December 28 - Disney Sing Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, Heigh Ho, You Can Fly!, and Fun with Music (re-issues), Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, and Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore.
- January 15 - Chris Warren, Jr. (actor)
- March 4 - Andrea Bowen (actress)
- April 16 - Lorraine Nicholson (actress)
- April 18 - Britt Robertson (actress)
- May 2 - Kay Panabaker (voice actress)
- May 16 - Thomas Sangster (voice actor)
- June 5 - Sophie Lowe (actress)
- June 13 - Aaron Taylor-Johnson (actor)
- June 19 - Crawford Wilson (actor)
- June 28 - Jasmine Richards (actress)
- July 6 - Jeremy Suarez (voice actor)
- July 13 - Matt Weinberg (voice actor)
- July 21 - Ben Tibber (voice actor)
- July 24 - Daveigh Chase (voice actress)
- July 29 - Anthony Ghannam (actor); Matt Prokop (actor)
- August 23 - Wesley Singerman (voice actor)
- August 29 - Nicole Anderson (actress)
- September 29 - Doug Brochu (actor, comedian and voice actor)
- November 11 - Ashley Rose Orr (actress)
- November 24 - Sarah Hyland (actress)
- December 17 - Ashley Edner (actress)
- December 20 - Andrea Guasch (actress and singer)
- December 20 - Joanna Levesque (singer and actress)
- December 23 - Anna Maria Perez de Taglé (actress and singer)
- January 8 - Terry-Thomas (comic actor)
- February 1 - Hal Ambro (animator)
- April 7 - Dick Lundy (animator and film director)
- April 15 - Greta Garbo (film actress)
- May 16 - Jim Henson (creator of the Muppets)
- June 21 - Margaret J. Winkler (key figure in silent animation history)
- August 17 - Pearl Bailey (actress and singer)
- September 13 - Joaquin Garay (voice actor)
- November 23 - Roald Dahl (novelist)
- November 24 - Dodie Smith (novelist and playwright)
- December 27 - Helene Stanley (performance model)
- May 5 - Rebecca Cunningham
- June 16 - Colonel Spigot
- September 10 - Darkwing Duck and Gosalyn Mallard