An overview of Disney-related events that occured in 1983.
- March 11
- March 25 - The Sword in the Stone (re-release)
- April 29 - Something Wicked This Way Comes
- July 15 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (re-release)
- October 7 - Never Cry Wolf (limited)
- November 4 - Running Brave
- December 16 - The Rescuers (re-release)
- February 14 - A Goofy Look at Valentine's Day (Educational)
- March 11 - Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (limited)
- March 25 - Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
- October 17 - Disney's Haunted Halloween (schools)
- December 16 - Mickey's Christmas Carol
- December 21 - Disney's Wonderful World of Winter
- April 1 - Walt Disney Pictures opens as a studio division of Walt Disney Productions.
- November 24 - The Mickey Mouse balloon makes his final appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
- March 3 - Dreamfinder, Figment
- April 15 - Crane
- April 18 - Mr. Narrator
- April 29 - Mr. Dark
- October 1 - Robot Butler
- October 7 - Tyler, Rosie Little, Ootek, Mike
- March 3 - The original Journey Into Imagination ride-through attraction opens at Epcot.
- April 15 - Tokyo Disneyland opens.
- May 23 - Pinocchio's Daring Journey opens at Disneyland.
- May 25 - The new Fantasyland opens at Disneyland as a heavily-revamped version of the original version.
- June 4 - 18-year-old Philip Straughan of Albuquerque, New Mexico drowns in the Rivers of America while trying to pilot a rubber emergency boat from Tom Sawyer Island that he and a friend had stolen from a "cast members only" area.
- October 1 - Horizons opens at Epcot.
- December 16 - The first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is held at Magic Kingdom.
- April 18 - The Disney Channel begins broadcasting.
- May 3 after 29 years the long-running Walt Disney anthology series airs it's last episode Mickey and Donald Kidding Around on CBS it will return Three years later as The Disney Sunday Movie on ABC.
Home video releases
- April - American Heroes: Featuring Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill
- September - Walt Disney Cartoon Classics (Volume 3)
- October - Something Wicked This Way Comes
- December 27
- ? - Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Chip 'N' Dale with Donald Duck, Pluto, Scary Tales, Sport Goofy, Disney's Best of 1931-1948, More Sport Goofy
- August 5 - Sorcerer's Apprentice (Atari 2600)
- Mickey in the Great Outdoors (Atari 8-bit computers)
- Discs of Tron (Arcade)
- January 2 - Kate Bosworth (actress, model, and singer)
- January 7 - Brett Dalton (actor)
- January 16 - Marwan Kenzari (actor and comedian)
- January 17 - Rickey Collins (actor and voice actor)
- January 19 - Hikaru Utada (singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and arranger)
- February 23
- February 27 - Kate Mara (actress)
- March 1 - Lupita Nyong'o (actress and director)
- March 10
- March 11 - Lucy DeVito (actress)
- March 28 - Natalie Lander (actress, voice actress, and singer)
- April 1 - Matt Lanter (actor, voice artist, former reality TV personality, and model)
- April 2 - Yū Hayashi (voice actor)
- April 4 - Eric Andre (stand-up comedian, actor, television host, writer, and producer)
- April 9 - Allyn Rachel (actress, voice actress, writer, and comedian)
- April 10 - Jamie Chung (actress)
- April 21 - Gugu Mbatha-Raw (actress)
- May 6 - Adrianne Palicki (actress)
- May 12 - Domhnall Gleeson (actor, director, and writer)
- May 14 - Amber Tamblyn (actress, author, director, and writer)
- May 19 - Jessica Fox (actress and voice actress)
- June 10 - Leelee Sobieski (actress)
- June 17 - Jamal Mixon (actor, voice actor, and comedian)
- June 20 - Grace Potter (singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress)
- July 6 - Brady Bluhm (actor and voice actor)
- July 8 - DeVaughn Nixon (actor)
- July 11 - Marie Serneholt (musician)
- July 29 - Tania Gunadi (actress and voice actress)
- August 5 - Beau Black (actor, voice actor, singer, songwriter, producer, and composer)
- August 9 - Ashley Johnson (actress and voice actress)
- August 10
- August 11 - Chris Hemsworth (actor)
- August 13 - Sebastian Stan (actor)
- August 14 - Mila Kunis (actress)
- August 20 - Andrew Garfield (actor)
- August 22 - Jorge Diaz (actor and voice actor)
- September 5 - Christian Buenaventura (actor)
- September 21 - Joseph Mazzello (actor and writer)
- September 25 - Donald Glover (actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, writer, rapper, producer, director, and disc jockey)
- October 3 - Tessa Thompson (actress, voice actress, singer, and musician)
- October 24 - Adrienne Bailon (actress, singer-songwriter, dancer, and television personality)
- October 27 - Melanie Minichino (voice actress)
- October 29 - Amit Sebastian Paul (musician)
- November 7 - Adam DeVine (comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter)
- November 18 - Robert Kazinsky (actor and model)
- November 19 - Adam Driver (actor)
- December 2
- December 30
- January 17 - John W. Dunn (screenwriter and animator)
- May 16 - Fred Hellmich (animator)
- May 23 - George Bruns (composer)
- July 29 - David Niven (actor)
- September 5 - Yale Gracey (Imagineer, writer, and layout artist)
- December 8 - Slim Pickens (Rodeo performer, actor, and voice actor)
- December 31 - Ralph Wright (actor, writer, director, and animator)
- Rob Minkoff - Director for The Lion King and The Haunted Mansion.
- Kelvin Yasuda - Effects Animator on Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Oliver & Company.
- Philip Phillipson - Background Designer on The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid.
- Kelly Asbury - Disney/DreamWorks Director and Screenwriter who worked on Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Toy Story.
- Philo Barnhart - Assistant Animator on The Little Mermaid and The Rescuers Down Under.
- Stephen Hickner - Current Storyboard Artist for Dreamworks Animation. Worked as an Assistant Animator on The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, and The Brave Little Toaster.
- Steve Starr - Assistant Effects Animator on The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid.