- August 3 - Walt Disney Pictures introduces a variation of the original logo in front with a long version debuting in October, in front of the re-issue of Fantasia.
- March 12 - The Brave Little Toaster (reissued in Washington, D.C.)
- March 23 - Pretty Woman (Touchstone Pictures)
- April 6 - Ernest Goes to Jail (Touchstone Pictures)
- April 27 - Spaced Invaders (Touchstone Pictures)
- June 15 - Dick Tracy (Touchstone Pictures)
- July 13 - The Jungle Book (final re-issue)
- July 18 - Arachnophobia (Hollywood Pictures)
- August 3 - DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
- August 17 - Taking Care of Business (Hollywood Pictures)
- October 5 - Fantasia (re-issue, restored and remastered release)
- October 12 - Mr. Destiny (Touchstone Pictures)
- November 16 - The Rescuers Down Under is released to generally favorable reviews, but is a box-office bomb.
- November 21 - Three Men and a Little Lady (Touchstone Pictures)
- December 23 - Green Card (Touchstone Pictures) premieres in Los Angeles.
- June 15 - Roller Coaster Rabbit
- August 3 - Dude Duck (re-issue)
- November 16 - The Prince and the Pauper is released alongside The Rescuers Down Under.
- Mickey's Safety Club: Halloween Surprises
- Mickey's Safety Club: Street Safe, Street Smart
- You and Your... Five Senses (remake version)
- April 21 - Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue airs on various television stations across the United States, including ABC, NBC, and CBS
- May 6 - The Muppets at Walt Disney World airs.
- November 21 - The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson airs.
- May 5 - TaleSpin premieres as a "preview" on the Disney Channel; it would begin airing in syndication on September 7.
- September 10
- November 19 - Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers airs its final episode.
- November 28 - DuckTales airs its final episode.
Theme park happenings
- Disneyland celebrates its 35th anniversary.
- January 11 - The Party Gras Parade debuts at Disneyland.
- April 29 - The One Man's Dream show at Disneyland has its final performance.
- May 26 - Mickey's Birthdayland is renamed Mickey's Starland.
- November 18 - The Party Gras Parade at Disneyland has its final performance.
- December 7 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure opens at Disney-MGM Studios.
- December 31 - Dick Tracy Starring in Diamond Double Cross at Disneyland has its final performance.
- April - Disney Comics (the company) is founded and publishes their first issues of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Donald Duck Adventures, DuckTales, Mickey Mouse Adventures, Goofy Adventures, and Roger Rabbit, alongside continuing Walt Disney's Comics and Stories and Uncle Scrooge.
- November - Disney Comics begins a four-issue TaleSpin mini-series.
- October - The first issue of Disney Adventures is published
- Cowboy Mickey
- Scrooge McDuck and the Big Surprise
- March 9 - Armstrong the Robot and Earthquack
- April - Sphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro Gearloose
- September - Mickey's Young Readers Library series
- December - The Prince and the Pauper (Little Golden Book)
- Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse for Sega Master System
- DuckTales: The Quest for Gold for Amiga and Commodore 64
- June - Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and Adventures in the Magic Kingdom for NES
- January 24 - New York Stories
- March 16 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- March 28 - Dead Poets Society
- May 3 - The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Volume 4: There's No Camp Like Home and Volume 5: Wind Some, Lose Some
- May 18 - The Little Mermaid
- July 25
- August 14
- September 21 - Peter Pan
- October 19
- December 4 - Ernest Goes to Jail
- December 9
- December 14 - Walt Disney Mini Classics: The Small One
- December 28
- January 13 - Liam Hemsworth (actor)
- January 15 - Chris Warren, Jr. (actor)
- January 30 - Jake Thomas (actor and photographer)
- February 6 - Dominic Sherwood (actor and model)
- March 4 - Andrea Bowen (actress)
- March 30 - Cassie Scerbo (actress, singer, and dancer)
- April 12 - Mike Manning (reality television personality, actor, and activist)
- April 15 - Emma Watson (actress)
- April 18 - Britt Robertson (actress)
- May 2 - Kay Panabaker (actress)
- May 16 - Thomas Sangster (actor)
- June 5 - Sophie Lowe (actress)
- June 13 - Aaron Taylor-Johnson (actor)
- June 19 - Crawford Wilson (actor)
- June 28 - Jasmine Richards (actress)
- June 29 - Aaron Spann (actor)
- July 6 - Jeremy Suarez (voice actor)
- July 13 - Matt Weinberg (voice actor)
- July 19 - Steven Anthony Lawrence (actor)
- July 21 - Ben Tibber (voice actor)
- July 24 - Daveigh Chase (voice actress)
- July 29
- August 6 - Kōki Uchiyama (voice actor)
- August 9 - Adelaide Kane (actress)
- August 10 - Lucas Till (actor)
- August 23 - Wesley Singerman (voice actor)
- August 24 - Elizabeth Debicki (actress)
- August 29 - Nicole Anderson (actress)
- September 15 - Matt Shively (actor)
- September 21 - Allison Scagliotti (actress)
- September 29 - Doug Brochu (actor, comedian, and voice actor)
- November 11 - Ashley Rose Orr (actress)
- November 24 - Sarah Hyland (actress)
- November 25 - Eli Russell Linnetz (actor and voice artist)
- December 13 - Joseph Garrett (actor and commentator)
- December 17 - Ashley Edner (actress)
- December 20 - JoJo (singer-songwriter and actress)
- December 23 - Anna Maria Perez de Taglé (actress and singer)
- December 28 - David Archuleta (singer)
- January 8 - Terry-Thomas (comic actor)
- January 17 - Ken O'Brien (animator)
- February 1 - Hal Ambro (animator)
- February 22 - Stephen W. Burns (actor)
- April 7 - Dick Lundy (animator and film director)
- May 16 - Jim Henson (creator of the Muppets)
- June 21 - Margaret J. Winkler (key figure in silent animation history)
- August 17 - Pearl Bailey (actress and singer)
- August 26 - Retta Scott (artist)
- November 23 - Roald Dahl (novelist)
- November 24 - Dodie Smith (novelist and playwright)
- May 5 - Kit Cloudkicker, Rebecca Cunningham, Don Karnage
- May 6 - Wildcat
- May 19 - Molly Cunningham
- June 15 - Dick Tracy, Dick Tracy, Jr., Tess Trueheart-Tracy, Big Boy Caprice, Flattop Jones, Itchy, Mumbles, Pruneface, Lips Manlis, Breathless Mahoney, 88 Keys, Stooge Viller, Shoulders, The Brow, Little Face, The Blank, Influence, The Rodent, Spuds Spaldoni, Ribs Mocco, Bug Bailey, Steve the Tramp, Numbers, Texie Garcia, Mrs. Green, Mike, D.A. Fletcher, Pat Patton, Sam Catchem, Lefty Moriarty, Chief Brandon
- June 16 - Colonel Spigot
- September 10 - Darkwing Duck, Gosalyn Mallard
- November 16 - Jake, Wilbur, Cody, Marahute, Percival McLeach, Joanna the Goanna, Dr. Mouse, Cody's Mother, Baitmouse, Frank, Faloo, Krebbs, Red, Sparky, Cody's Animal Friends, Crocodiles, Nelson
- December 17 - Amy Miller, Jim Slocum, Jessica Slocum