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The Hunchback of Notre Dame- 1996

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Muppet Treasure Island poster

Muppet Treasure Island

Jamesandthegiantpeach

James and the Giant Peach

Quackpack

Quack Pack

MightyDucks

Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series

Mauimallard

Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow

Toontown at Tokyo Disneyland

Toontown opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

830px-Muppets tonight

Muppets Tonight

Disney Doug cast

Disney's Doug

Events

  • Disney buys New York-based animation studio Jumbo Pictures. The company would produce three shows for Disney.
  • Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere leave Nickelodeon to pitch Recess to Walt Disney Television. The show would premiere a year later.
  • February 2 - Gerry Laybourne, former president of Nickelodeon, is hired as the new president of the newly founded Disney/ABC Television Networks.
  • March 21 - Disneyland unveils its plans to renovate Tomorrowland. The project would be completed in 1998.
  • March 23 - Disney and McDonald's sign a 10-year national promotion alliance, which begin in January 1997.

Theatrical releases

Feature Films

Theme parks

Television

  • The Disney Channel Premiere Film, Susie Q, premieres on the Disney Channel. The Bug Hunt is released on the Disney Channel for the "Create a Great Story" Contest.
  • March 8 - Muppets Tonight premieres on ABC
  • September 3 - Quack Pack premieres in syndication
  • September 5 - Brand Spanking New Doug (formerly on Nickelodeon), Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series, and Jungle Cubs premiere on ABC.
  • September 7 - Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles premieres on ABC

Comics

Video games

VHS releases

Direct-to-video releases

Albums

  • March 5 - Oliver & Company (re-release; some songs rearranged)
  • March 26 - Songs from the AristoCats and Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach

People

Births

Deaths

Characters Debuts

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