- May 10 - The Broadway production of Tarzan officially opens.
- July 7 - Walt Disney Pictures introduced its current logo in front of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
- October 6 - The Disney Movie Rewards program begins.
- November 16 - Following the success of the West End production, a Broadway production of Mary Poppins officially opens.
- December 12 - After 21 years, the last Disney movie to use the original Walt Disney Pictures logo was The Fox and the Hound 2.
- January 13 - Glory Road
- January 27 - Annapolis (Touchstone Pictures)
- January 27 - Roving Mars
- February 17 - Eight Below
- March 10 - The Shaggy Dog, the remake starring Tim Allen, opens to theaters. Reviews were very mixed, and was at a time on the Bottom 100 movies list on the Internet Movie Database and it maintains a 4.4/10 rating as of July 17, 2015.
- March 24 - Stay Alive (Hollywood Pictures returns for a short time.)
- April 14 - The Wild
- April 28 - Stick It (Touchstone Pictures)
- May 12 - Goal! The Dream Begins (Touchstone Pictures)
- June 9 - Cars was released to positive reviews and was a box office success.
- July 7 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- August 19 - Step Up (Touchstone Pictures)
- August 25 - Invincible
- September 26 - The Guardian (Touchstone Pictures)
- October 20 - The Prestige (Touchstone Pictures)
- October 27 - The Nightmare Before Christmas (reissue)
- November 3 - The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
- November 22 - Deja Vu (Touchstone Pictures)
- December 8 - Apocalypto under Touchstone Pictures.
- January 20 - High School Musical premieres on the Disney Channel and draws an astonishing 7.8 million viewers for its' premiere.
- January 27 - The Emperor's New School premieres on the Disney Channel.
- March 13 - The Doodlebops Season 2 premieres on Playhouse Disney.
- March 24 - Hannah Montana premieres on the Disney Channel.
- April 9 - It's Time to Wake Up Jeff! premieres on the Disney Channel.
- April 24 - Eight previously unaired episodes of Bear in the Big Blue House Season 4 premieres on Playhouse Disney, week of
- May 5 - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse premieres on the Disney Channel.
- May 22 - Alias ends its run on ABC.
- July 28 - The Replacements premieres on the Disney Channel.
- September 2 - ABC Sports becomes "ESPN on ABC", utilizing ESPN graphics.
- September 15 - Bear in the Big Blue House and Breakfast with Bear is cancelled
- September 18 - Handy Manny airs on playhouse disney
- December 26 - Rolie Polie Olie is cancelled
- June 21 - The first issue of the new Gargoyles comic book by Slave Labor Graphics is published.
- November - Gemstone stops publishing Mickey Mouse and Friends and Donald Duck and Friends.
- March 28 - Kingdom Hearts II was released for PlayStation 2 in the United States
- June 5 - Cars
- June 27 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- September 14 - The Cheetah Girls
- September 19 - The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Tipton Trouble
- October 3 - Disney's Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure
- October 10 - Disney Princess: Royal Adventure and Hannah Montana
- October 17 - Disney's American Dragon: Jake Long - Attack of the Dark Dragon
- October 19 - Kim Possible: What's the Switch? for PlayStation 2
- November 2 - That's So Raven: Psychic on the Scene
- November 9 - Chicken Little: Ace in Action
- Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies: A Companion to the Classic Cartoon Series
- March 21 - Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters
- October 3 - Disney Dossiers: Files of Characters From the Walt Disney Studios
Theme park happenings
- January 23 - Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! opens at Disney's California Adventure, replacing Superstar Limo.
- April 5 - Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour closes at Tokyo Disneyland.
- April 7 - Expedition Everest opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
- April 8 - Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast opens at Disneyland Paris.
- July 13 - Autopia, UFO Zone and Stitch Encounter open at Hong Kong Disneyland.
- July 25 - Matt Ouimet steps down as president of the Disneyland Resort to become president of the Hotel Group of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Ed Grier, former executive managing director of Walt Disney Attractions Japan, takes over as president of the Disneyland Resort.
- July 31 - Disney announces the demise of the "Sword in the Stone" show at the Magic Kingdom as part of the "Year of a Million Dreams" promotion (it will be replaced by another show called the Royal Court Academy).
- August 19 - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It! closes at the Disney-MGM Studios, almost two years to the day that its California Adventure counterpart closed.
- September 22 - Tower of Terror opens at Tokyo DisneySea.
- September 30 - Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration ends. Club Buzz at Disneyland reopens as Tomorrowland Terrace.
- October 2 - The Year of a Million Dreams promotion begins.
- January 24 - The Walt Disney Company announced that it will acquire Pixar Animation Studios. As part of the merger, Steve Jobs (the owner of Pixar) becomes the chief shareholder in the company. Shortly thereafter, the Feature Animation department is reopened (having been shut down two years earlier), and John Lasseter is put in charge of Imagineering in the theme parks.
- February 9 - The Walt Disney Company regains rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit from NBC Universal, as part of a deal which sent sportscaster Al Michaels from Disney’s ABC and ESPN to NBC Sports.
Home video releases
DVD & VHS releases
- January 17 - The Devil and Max Devlin
- January 24 - Flightplan (Touchstone Home Entertainment)
- February 14 - Disney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess and Grey's Anatomy: The Complete First Season (Touchstone Television)
- February 28 - Lady and the Tramp: 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition
- March 14 - Remember the Titans - Director's Cut
- March 21 - Howl's Moving Castle and Chicken Little
- April 4 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- April 11 - The Greatest Game Ever Played and Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: Special Edition
- April 25 - Little Einsteins: Team Up for Adventure, Shopgirl (Touchstone Home Entertainment) and Casanova (Touchstone Home Entertainment)
- May 9 - Scrubs: The Complete Third Season (Touchstone Television)
- May 16 - Con Air: Unrated Extended Edition
- May 23 - High School Musical: Encore Edition
- June 6 - Glory Road, Dumbo: Big Top Edition, Home Improvement: The Complete Fourth Season (Touchstone Television), and Power Rangers Mystic Force: Broken Spell (Buena Vista Home Entertainment)
- June 20 - Eight Below
- June 27 - Annapolis (Touchstone Home Entertainment) and Cow Belles
- July 18 - The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Taking Over the Tipton and That's So Raven: Raven's Makeover Madness
- August 1 - The Shaggy Dog
- August 22 - Little Einsteins: Mission Celebration!
- August 29 - Darkwing Duck: Volume 1, TaleSpin: Volume 1
- September 5 - Twitches: Bewitched Edition and Lost: The Complete Second Season (Touchstone Television)
- September 12 - Goal! The Dream Begins (DVD only; Touchstone Home Entertainment) and Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Second Season (Touchstone Television)
- September 19 - Stick It (Touchstone Home Entertainment) and Stay Alive (Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment)
- September 26 - Power Rangers Mystic Force: Dark Wish (Buena Vista Home Entertainment)
- October 3 - The Little Mermaid: Platinum Edition
- October 10 - The Fox and the Hound: 25th Anniversary Edition and Scrubs: The Complete Fourth Season (Touchstone Television)
- October 24 - Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior: Kickin' Edition and Hannah Montana: Livin' The Rock Star Life
- October 31 - The Wild
- November 7 - Cars
- November 14 - Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Volume 1, DuckTales: Volume 2, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Volume 2, and Home Improvement: The Complete Fifth Season (Touchstone Television)
- November 21 - Alias: The Complete Fifth and Final Season (Touchstone Television) and Goal! The Dream Begins (Blu-Ray only; Touchstone Home Entertainment)
- November 28 - Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition, The Cheetah Girls 2: Cheetah-Licious Edition, and Power Rangers Mystic Force: Legendary Catastros & Fire Heart (Buena Vista Home Entertainment)
- December 5 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and High School Musical: 2-Disc Remix Edition
- December 19 - Invincible, Walt Disney Treasures: Your Host Walt Disney, Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Pluto, Volume 2, Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies, Walt Disney Treasures: The Hardy Boys - The Mickey Mouse Club, and Step Up (Touchstone Home Entertainment)
- January 3 - Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up and Disney Sing Along Songs (4 DVDs)
- February 7 - Bambi II
- February 14 - Disney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess
- March 7 - Whisper of the Heart and My Neighbor Totoro
- June 20 - Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure: Special Edition
- June 27 - Leroy & Stitch
- August 29 - Brother Bear 2
- September 5 - Disney Sing Along Songs: Happy Haunting: Party at Disneyland
- December 12 - The Fox and the Hound 2 and Air Buddies
- January 6 - Lou Rawls (soul, jazz and blues singer)
- February 24 - Don Knotts and Dennis Weaver (voice actor and actor)
- February 25 - Darren McGavin (actor)
- March 8 - Rhoda Williams (voice actress)
- March 22 - Britt Lomond (actor and producer)
- June 28 - Lennie Weinrib (actor, voice actor and writer)
- July 13 - Red Buttons (actor)
- July 19 - Jack Warden (character actor)
- July 20 - Gérard Oury (film director, actor and writer)
- July 21 - Mako Iwamatsu (actor)
- August 11 - Mike Douglas (singer)
- August 13 - Tony Jay (voice actor)
- August 28 - Ed Benedict (animator and layout artist)
- September 7 - Bernard Wolf (animator and television producer)
- September 23 - Tim Rooney (mouseketeer and child of Mickey Rooney)
- September 12 - Anita Gordon (voice actress)
- October 20 - Jane Wyatt (actress)
- October 22 - Arthur Hill (actor)
- December 8 - Martha Tilton (singer)
- December 12 - Peter Boyle (actor)
- December 18 - Joseph Barbera (animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist)
- January 27 - Malina, Guaca
- March 13 - Jazzmin, Audio Murphy
- June 9 - Lightning McQueen, Sally Carrera, Mater, Chick Hicks, Doc Hudson, Luigi, Guido
- July 28 - Todd and Riley Daring, Dick Daring, Agent K, C.A.R.
- October 2 - Yin, Yang, Master Yo