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Mulan

Mulan

A Bugs Life movie

A Bug's Life

ToonDisneyLogo

Toon Disney begins broadcasting.

The Oasis at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom opens.

Parenttrapposter

The Parent Trap

Fantasmic! logo

Fantasmic! comes to Walt Disney World.

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

Events

Theatrical releases

Feature films

  • January 19 - Jerry and Tom (Miramax Films)
  • January 23 - Phantoms (Dimension Films)
  • January 30
  • February 20
  • February 27 - Krippendorf's Tribe (Touchstone Pictures)
  • March 6 - Everest (Miramax Films)
  • March 14 - God Said Ha! (Miramax Films)
  • March 20 - Wide Awake (Miramax Films)
  • March 27
    • Meet the Deedles (with DiC Entertainment) is released to negative reviews and becomes a box office bomb.
    • A Price Above Rubies (Miramax Films)
  • April 10
    • The Big One (Miramax Films)
    • Sonatine (Miramax Films)
    • Summer Fling (Miramax Films)
  • April 17 - Nightwatch (Dimension Films)
  • April 24
    • Sliding Doors (Miramax Films, US theatrical distribution)
    • The Truce (Miramax Films)
  • May 1 - He Got Game (Touchstone Pictures)
  • May 8 - Artemisia (Miramax Films)
  • May 15 - The Horse Whisperer (Touchstone Pictures)
  • May 23 - Kiki's Delivery Service
  • May 27 - I Got the Hook Up (Dimension Films)
  • June 5 - Beyond Silence (Miramax Films)
  • June 12 - Six Days Seven Nights (Touchstone Pictures)
  • June 19
    • Mulan is released to mostly positive reviews and commercial success.
    • Hav Plenty (Miramax Films)
  • June 26 - Smoke Signals (Miramax Films)
  • July 1 - Armageddon (Touchstone Pictures)
  • July 24 - Jane Austen's Mafia! (Touchstone Pictures)
  • July 29 - The Parent Trap remake is released to positive reception.
  • August 5 - Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (Dimension Films)
  • August 7 - Telling You (Miramax Films)
  • August 14 - Air Bud: Golden Receiver
  • August 21 - Next Stop Wonderland (Miramax Films)
  • August 28 - 54 (Miramax Films)
  • September 4
    • The Hairy Bird (Miramax Films)
    • Firelight (Hollywood Pictures with Miramax Films)
    • All I Wanna Do (Miramax Films)
  • September 10 - With Friends Like These... (Miramax Films)
  • September 11
    • Simon Birch (Hollywood Pictures)
    • Rounders (Miramax Films)
  • September 25 - Monument Ave. (Miramax Films)
  • October 9
    • Holy Man (Touchstone Pictures with Caravan Pictures)
    • Rushmore (Touchstone Pictures)
    • The Mighty (Miramax Films)
  • October 16 - Beloved (Touchstone Pictures)
  • October 23 - Life Is Beautiful (Miramax Films)
  • October 30 - Talk of Angels (Miramax Films)
  • November 6
    • The Waterboy (Touchstone Pictures)
    • Velvet Goldmine (Miramax Films, US distribution only)
  • November 13 - I'll Be Home For Christmas is released to extremely negative reviews and becomes a box office failure.
  • November 20
  • November 25 - A Bug's Life is released to very positive reviews and becomes a box office success.
  • December 4 - Little Voice (Miramax Films)
  • December 11 - Shakespeare in Love (Miramax Films, US distribution only)
  • December 18 - Playing by Heart (Miramax Films)
  • December 25
    • Mighty Joe Young becomes a box office bomb and gains mixed reviews from critics.
    • Down in the Delta (Miramax Films)
    • A Civil Action (Touchstone Pictures)

Shorts

Television

Theme park happenings

Comics

Home video releases

VHS & DVD releases

Direct-to-video releases

Video games

Music

  • 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

Magazines

  • June - Disney Adventures publishes its 100th issue.

People

Births

Deaths

Character debuts

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