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A Bugs Life movie
A Bug's Life
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Toon Disney begins broadcasting.
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The Oasis at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom opens.
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The Parent Trap
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Fantasmic! logo
Fantasmic! comes to Walt Disney World.
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The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) at Magic Kingdom
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  • 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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