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A Bugs Life movie

A Bug's Life


Toon Disney begins broadcasting.

The Oasis at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom opens.


The Parent Trap

Fantasmic! logo

Fantasmic! comes to Walt Disney World.

The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) at Magic Kingdom


  • January - Production begins on Recess: School's Out
  • January 26 - Ranch and Grove Holding Corporation is merged into the Walt Disney World Company.

Theatrical releases

  • March 27 - Meet the Deedles is released to negative reviews and becomes a box office bomb.
  • June 19 - Mulan is released to positive reception.
  • July 29 - The Parent Trap is released to positive reception.
  • November 13 - I'll Be Home For Christmas is released to extremely negative reviews and failure at the box office.
  • November 25 - A Bug's Life is released to very positive reviews and becomes a box office success.
  • December 25 - Mighty Joe Young becomes a box office bomb and gains mixed reviews from critics.


Theme park happenings


VHS releases

Direct-to-video releases

Video games

  • The D Show
  • A Bug's Life for PC
  • May - Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands! for Game Boy
  • October 27 - A Bug's Life for PlayStation
  • December 8 - A Bug's Life for Game Boy Color


  • January 27 - Winnie the Pooh: Friends Forever and Ariel's Favorites.
  • February 3 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Peter Pan
  • February 10 - Archive Collection Vol.1: Burl Ives: Chim Chim Cherie, Archive Collection Vol. 2: Hayley Mills: Let's Get Together, Archive Collection Vol. 3: Louis Prima with Gia Maione: Let's Fly With Mary Poppins, Archive Collection Vol. 4: Rex Allen: 16 Golden Hits, and Archive Collection Vol. 5: Cliff Edwards: Ukulele Ike Sings Again


  • June - Disney Adventures publishes its 100th issue




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