- 1942 animated feature Bambi is given a G Rating under the MPAA film rating system.
- March 15 - Alice in Wonderland (first-ever re-issue)
- June 6 - Herbie Rides Again
- July 31 - The Bears and I
- August 1 - Castaway Cowboy
- December 20 - The Island at the Top of the World
- January 1 - The Fort Wilderness Railroad opens at Walt Disney World.
- June 29 - America Sings opens at Disneyland.
- July 8 - 18-year-old cast member Deborah Gail Stone is killed during an intermission of America Sings at Disneyland.
- October 1 - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ceases sponsorship of the Santa Fe-Disneyland Railway. It is then renamed Disneyland Railroad.
- January 10 - Jemaine Clement (comedian, actor, and multi-instrumentalist)
- January 18 - Maulik Pancholy (actor and voice actor)
- January 19 - Frank Caliendo (actor, voice actor, comedian, and impressionist)
- January 23 - Tiffani Thiessen (actress)
- January 24 - Ed Helms (actor, comedian, and screenwriter)
- January 28 - Ty Olsson (actor)
- January 30 - Christian Bale (actor and voice actor)
- February 6 - David Gerstein (comics author and editor and animation historian)
- February 8
- February 9 - Amber Valletta (actress and model)
- February 10 - Elizabeth Banks (actress, producer, and director)
- February 17 - Jerry O'Connell (actor, screenwriter, producer, and director)
- March 3 - David Faustino (actor, voice actor, and rapper)
- March 5 - Matt Lucas (comedian, screenwriter, singer, and actor)
- March 21 - Rhys Darby (actor, voice actor, and comedian)
- March 24 - Alyson Hannigan (actress)
- March 27 - Bernard Curry (actor, author, composer, and writer)
- April 11 - Tricia Helfer (model and actress)
- April 21 - John Hasler (actor and voice actor)
- April 28 - Penélope Cruz (actress and voice actress)
- May 3 - Joseph Kosinski (film director, film producer, and screenwriter)
- May 7 - Breckin Meyer (actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, producer, and drummer)
- May 22 - Sean Gunn (actor)
- May 30 - CeeLo Green (singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, television music competition judge, and actor)
- June 7
- June 12 - Jared Bush (screenwriter, director, and producer)
- June 19 - Bumper Robinson (actor, voice actor, musician, and singer)
- June 22 - Donald Faison (actor, voice actor, and comedian)
- June 23 - Joel Edgerton (actor)
- July 4 - Mick Wingert (voice actor and voice-over coach)
- July 25 - Lauren Faust (animator, writer, storyboard artist, and producer)
- August 6 - Ever Carradine (actress)
- August 20 - Amy Adams (actress, voice actress, and singer)
- September 1 - James Monroe Iglehart (actor, voice actor, and singer)
- September 10 - Ryan Phillippe (actor, director, and screenwriter)
- September 24 - Jackie Sandler (actress and model)
- September 28 - Geoff Zanelli (musician and composer)
- October 1 - Sherri Saum (actress)
- October 5 - Heather Headley (singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress)
- October 6 - Jeremy Sisto (actor, voice actor, producer, and screenwriter)
- October 7 - Numan Acar (actor, film producer, and comedian)
- October 12 - Pablo Hidalgo (author)
- October 15 - Jamie Sparer Roberts (actress, casting executive, and casting director)
- October 28 - Joaquin Phoenix (actor, voice actor, music video director, producer, musician, and social activist)
- November 4 - Carl Steven (former child actor and voice actor)
- November 11 - Leonardo DiCaprio (actor and film producer)
- November 14 - Dana Snyder (actor, voice actor, and comedian)
- December 17 - Sarah Paulson (actress)
- December 24 - Ryan Seacrest (television host, radio personality, and producer)
- March 19 - Edward Platt (actor)
- July 19 - Joe Flynn (actor and voice actor)
- October 13 - Ed Sullivan (writer and television host)
- Ron Clements - Co-director with John Musker for The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, and The Princess and the Frog.
- Glen Keane - Supervising Animator on The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Tarzan.
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