- January 10 - 25th Hour (Touchstone Pictures)
- January 17 - City of God (Miramax Films)
- January 31 - The Recruit (Touchstone Pictures)
- February 7 - Shanghai Knights (Touchstone Pictures)
- February 14 - The Jungle Book 2 was released to negative reviews, but is a commercial success and Gerry (Miramax Films).
- March 7 - Bringing Down the House (Touchstone Pictures)
- March 21 - Piglet's Big Movie and View from the Top (Miramax Films)
- April 4 - Dysfunktional Family (Miramax Films)
- April 11 - Ghosts of the Abyss
- April 18 - Holes
- May 2 - The Lizzie McGuire Movie and Blue Car (Miramax Films)
- May 3 - Where the Red Fern Grows
- May 16 - Pokemon Heroes (Miramax Films)
- May 30 - Finding Nemo was released and becomes a mega-hit at the box office and gets Universal acclaim.
- June 13 - Jet Lag (Miramax Films)
- July 9 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was the first PG-13 movie to be released under the Walt Disney Pictures label, was released and becomes a hit at the box office.
- August 6 - Freaky Friday
- August 15 - Open Range (Touchstone Pictures)
- September 5 - Hope Springs (Touchstone Pictures)
- September 19 - Cold Creek Manor (Touchstone Pictures)
- September 26 - Under the Tuscan Sun (Touchstone Pictures)
- October 17 - Veronica Guerin (Touchstone Pictures)
- November 1 - Brother Bear was released to mixed to negative reviews, but with a commercial success.
- November 26 - The Haunted Mansion was released to Negative reviews and Bad Santa (Dimension Films)
- December 19 - Calendar Girls (Touchstone Pictures)
- December 25 - The Young Black Stallion
- January 17 - That's So Raven premieres on the Disney Channel.
- February 15 - Power Rangers Ninja Storm debuts on ABC Kids. This season of Power Rangers became the first in the Power Rangers franchise to be aired exclusively on ABC and its first Disney era season to be filming in New Zealand.
- June 2 - Even Stevens airs its final episode on the Disney Channel.
- July 7 - Bear in the Big Blue House Season 4 resumes on Playhouse Disney.
- September 20 - Lilo & Stitch: The Series premieres on ABC and the Disney Channel.
- September 28 - JoJo's Circus premieres on Playhouse Disney.
- November 15 - Power Rangers Ninja Storm aired its final episode on ABC through ABC Kids block.
- November 28 - Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time airs on the Disney Channel.
- June - Gemstone Publishing begins publishing Disney comic books, starting with Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #634 and Uncle Scrooge #319.
- September 18 - Gemstone publishes their first issues of Mickey Mouse and Friends and Donald Duck and Friends
- February 2 - Piglet's Big Game
- February 7 - Treasure Planet
- April 4 - Disney Princess for Game Boy Advance
- June 2 - Toontown Online
- September 2 - Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure
- September 30 - The Lion King 1½ for Game Boy Advance
- October 14 - Lizzie McGuire: On the Go!
- November 4 - Brother Bear for Game Boy Advance
- November 11 - Brother Bear for PC
Theme park happenings
- January 13 - Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular premieres at the Hyperion Theater at Disney's California Adventure
- April 11 - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh opens at Disneyland.
- May 22 - Reflections of China opens at the China Pavilion in Epcot.
- September 5 - 22-year-old Marcelo Torres is killed after suffering injuries during a derailment of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland.
- October 8 - Mickey's PhilharMagic opens at the Magic Kingdom.
- October 9 - Mission: SPACE officially opens at Epcot.
- October 12 - ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter closes at Magic Kingdom.
- December 5 - A vehicle on Space Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland is derailed while returning to the loading station. 4 guests were injured.
Home video releases
DVD & VHS releases
- January 7 - Signs (Touchstone Films)
- February 25 - Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World: Special Edition
- March 4 - Heavyweights and Man of the House
- March 4 - Blank Check
- March 18 - Pokémon 4Ever (Miramax Films)
- March 25 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Touchstone Films)
- April 1 - Bear in the Big Blue House Live!
- April 8 - Life with Mikey, New York Stories and The Marrying Man
- April 15 - Spirited Away
- April 29 - Treasure Planet
- May 6 - Toothless
- May 13 - The Hot Chick
- May 20 - The Rescuers and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Special Edition
- May 27 - A Bug's Life: 2-Disc Collector's Edition
- June 3 - 3 Ninjas
- June 10 - The Jungle Book 2
- July 29 - Piglet's Big Movie
- August 5 - Slam Dunk Ernest
- August 12 - The Lizzie McGuire Movie
- September 2 - Kim Possible: The Secret Files, The Brave Little Toaster, Escape to Witch Mountain: Special Edition and Alias: The Complete First Season (Touchstone Television)
- September 9 - Sleeping Beauty: Special Edition
- September 23 - Holes
- October 7 - The Lion King: Platinum Edition
- October 14 - Flight of the Navigator and Holy Matrimony
- November 4 - Finding Nemo (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
- November 18 - The Santa Clause 2
- December 2 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Alias: The Complete Second Season (Touchstone Television)
- December 9 - Lizzie McGuire: Fashionably Lizzie and Growing Up Lizzie, Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street (Re-issue)
- December 16 - Freaky Friday
- January 21 - 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
- March 11 - Inspector Gadget 2
- April 1 - Disney Sing Along Songs: Circle of Life and Sing a Song with Pooh Bear (and Piglet Too)
- April 15 - Castle in the Sky and Kiki's Delivery Service
- May 20 - Atlantis: Milo's Return
- June 24 - Air Bud: Spikes Back
- August 26 - Stitch! The Movie
- September 16 - Bionicle: Mask of Light
- October 21 - George of the Jungle 2
- October 28 - Disney Sing Along Songs: On My Way
- December 9 - Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade and Recess: All Growed Down
- February 14 - Ranjan
- April 25 - Professor Dementor
- May 16 - Frugal Lucre
- May 30 - Nemo, Dory, Marlin, Coral, Bruce, Nigel, Darla Sherman, P. Sherman, Gil, Peach, Gurgle, Bloat, Bubbles, Jacques, Anchor, Chum, Crush, Squirt, Blenny, Seagulls
- July 7 - Lily
- July 9 - Jack Sparrow, Hector Barbossa, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann
- August 26 - Sparky
- October 20 - Billy, Bonnie
- November 1 - Kenai, Koda, Rutt and Tuke, Denahi, Sitka, Koda's mother, Tug, Tanana
- November 3 - Edwina Badger
- February 20 - Olivia Rodrigo (actress)
- August 19 - Steele Stebbins (actor)
- September 18 - Nina Lu (child actress)
- December 22 - Neel Sethi (child actor)
- January 20 - Al Hirschfeld (artist)
- February 17 - Pete Schrum (actor)
- February 27 - Fred Rogers (American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, author, and television host)
- March 12 - Lynne Thigpen (actress)
- March 19 - Émile Genest (actor)
- March 20 - Michael Jeter (actor)
- March 26 - Jak Ballantine
- June 29 - Katharine Hepburn (actress)
- June 30 - Buddy Hackett (voice actor and comedian)
- July 6 - Buddy Ebsen (character actor and dancer)
- July 27 - Bob Hope (actor and comedian)
- August 6 - Larry Taylor (actor and stuntman)
- September 12 - Johnny Cash (singer)
- October 3 - Florence Stanley (actress)
- October 16 - Carl Urbano (animation director)
- October 27 - Rod Roddy (radio and television announcer)
- November 12
- December 5 - Bob Gregory (comics artist and writer)
- December 19 - Les Tremayne (radio, film and television actor)
- December 29 - Earl Hindman (actor)