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Disneyland celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Return to Oz

The Black Cauldron

The Wuzzles

Adventures of the Gummi Bears

An overview of Disney-related events that occurred in 1985.

Theatrical releases

Feature films

Shorts

Theme parks

Television

  • February 18 - Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration airs on NBC.
  • September 14 - The Wuzzles and Adventures of the Gummi Bears premieres on Saturday mornings on CBS and NBC, respectively. Though Disney had a presence on TV since 1954, the company had never attempted to create its own animated shows due to the high cost of its style of animation. With some computer assistance and other techniques that saved time and money, Disney finally entered the field with this venture. The animation was still of a remarkably higher quality than most other animated offerings of the time, and this show helped pave the way for Disney shows that would air daily instead of just weekly, such as DuckTales.
  • December 25 - The third annual Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade premieres on CBS.

Books

Storybooks

Home video releases

VHS releases

Laserdisc releases

Events

Character debuts

People

Births

Deaths

Artists joined

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