Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life

The Fox and the Hound

Condorman

Halyx

Theatrical releases

Feature films

Shorts

Events

  • July 29 - Disney on Ice is founded under the name of Walt Disney's World on Ice.
  • After 26 years, the last Disney animated feature to use the Buena Vista logo was The Fox and the Hound.
  • Walt Disney Productions purchases the rights to Gary K. Wolf's novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, the basis for the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
  • Halyx, a sci-fi themed rock band created by Disneyland Records, performs at Disneyland's Tomorrowland during the summer as an experiment to try and generate interest in a full album that ultimately never materializes.
  • November 26 - The Mickey Mouse balloon makes his 11th appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Character debuts

Books

Home video releases

VHS releases

Laserdisc releases

Video games

  • Mickey Mouse (Nintendo Game & Watch) (Widescreen variety)

People

Births

Deaths

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1981
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