- January 7
- January 14 - Iron Will
- February 4 - My Father the Hero (Touchstone Pictures)
- February 11 - Blank Check is released to negative reviews.
- March 4 - Angie (Hollywood Pictures with Caravan Pictures)
- March 9 - The Ref (Touchstone Pictures)
- March 25 - D2: The Mighty Ducks is released to negative reviews, but was a financial success.
- April 8 - Holy Matrimony (Hollywood Pictures)
- April 15 - White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf
- April 22 - The Inkwell (Touchstone Pictures)
- April 29 - When a Man Loves a Woman (Touchstone Pictures)
- June 3 - Renaissance Man (Touchstone Pictures)
- June 12 - The Lion King premiered in New York City
- June 15 - The Lion King (Los Angeles, California)
- June 24 - The Lion King is released to universal acclaim amongst many critics and audiences and becomes a major box office success.
- June 29 - I Love Trouble (Touchstone Pictures)
- July 12 - Angels in the Outfield premiered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (with Caravan Pictures)
- July 15 - Angels in the Outfield (with Caravan Pictures)
- August 12 - In the Army Now (Hollywood Pictures)
- August 19 - Color of Night (Hollywood Pictures)
- August 26
- September 2 - A Simple Twist of Fate (Touchstone Pictures)
- September 14 - Quiz Show (Hollywood Pictures)
- September 23
- September 27 - Ed Wood premiered in Los Angeles, California (Touchstone Pictures)
- September 28 - Ed Wood (Touchstone Pictures; limited)
- October 7 - Ed Wood (Touchstone Pictures)
- October 21 - The Puppet Masters (Hollywood Pictures)
- October 28 - Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
- November 11 - The Santa Clause is released to positive reviews. (with Hollywood Pictures)
- November 18 - The Lion King (re-issue)
- November 23 - A Low Down Dirty Shame (Hollywood Pictures with Caravan Pictures)
- December 25 - Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
- December 29 - Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (New York City, New York)
- After 10 years, The Fox and the Hound is the last video in the Walt Disney Classics VHS series.
- Disney begins releasing direct-to-video titles.
- Walt Disney Computer Software is shut down and renamed Disney Interactive.
- Donald Duck's 60th anniversary is celebrated.
- February 6 - Mechanicles
- March 26 - The U-tensils, The Peach Boys, The Refrigerator Police, Pita Gabriel, Fud Wrapper, The Sole of Rock n' Roll, Richard, Neil Moussaka, Chubby Cheddar, The Get-the-Point Sisters
- May 20 - Abis Mal
- June - Solego
- June 24 - Simba, Scar, Mufasa, Sarabi, Nala, Zazu, Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Sarafina, Hyena Clan, Wildebeests, Pridelanders, Gopher
- July 15 - George Knox, Mel Clark, Al, Maggie Nelson, Roger Bowman, J.P., Ranch Wilder, David Montagnue, Hank Murphy
- August 12 - Claire Poulet, Gilbert London, Dewey Todd, Sally Shine, Emeline Partridge
- November 11 - Scott Calvin, Charlie Calvin, Laura Miller, Neil Miller, Bernard, Det. Nunzio, Miss Daniels, Judy, Mr. Whittle, Susan Perry, Bobby, Principal Compton, Dr. Pete Novos, Judge G. Whelan, Officer Malone, Fireman O'Hara, Comet
- January 26 - Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin opens at Disneyland.
- March 26 - Food Rocks replaces Kitchen Kabaret at Epcot.
- June - Disney World's 20th Anniversary Celebration Parade at the Magic Kingdom ends. The Mickey Mania Parade debuts in the same month and same place.
- July 6 - Captain EO closes at Epcot.
- July 8 - The Legend of the Lion King opens at the Magic Kingdom.
- July 22 - Sunset Boulevard opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
- August 12 - The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
- September 5 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage closes at the Magic Kingdom.
- September 29 - Innoventions opens at Epcot.
- October 14 - Snow White's Adventures closes down at Magic Kingdom.
- November 9 - Skyway closes at Disneyland.
- February 6 - Aladdin premieres as a "preview" on the Disney Channel; it began airing in syndication as part of The Disney Afternoon and on CBS' Saturday morning line-up on September 5th.
- October 24 - Gargoyles premieres on The Disney Afternoon.
- July - Marvel Comics begins publishing comic books with modern Disney characters, starting with the first issues of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.
- August - Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of their Aladdin comic book.
- October - Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of their Disney Afternoon comic book.
- December - Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of their Gargoyles comic book.
- January - Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 for NES
- February - Mickey's Ultimate Challenge for Super NES, Genesis, Game Boy, and Game Gear
- April - The Jungle Book for NES
- July - The Jungle Book for Super NES, Genesis, and Game Boy
- November Beauty and the Beast for NES and Super NES
- November 18 - Aladdin: Activity Center and Animated StoryBook: The Lion King
- December - Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse for Super NES, Genesis, and Sega CD
Home video releases
- January 14 - Alvin and the Chipmunks: Love Potion #9 (Buena Vista Home Video)
- January 28 - Disney Favorite Stories (4 VHS)
- February 2
- March 4
- March 17 - The Brave Little Toaster (re-issue)
- March 23 - What's Love Got to Do with It
- April 5
- April 13
- April 14
- April 20 - Another Stakeout
- May 20 - The Return of Jafar (first direct-to-video full-length feature from Disney)
- June 29 - Iron Will
- July 13 - Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
- July 27 - Blank Check
- August 24 - D2: The Mighty Ducks
- September 9 - Hocus Pocus
- September 30 - The Nightmare Before Christmas
- October 12 - Holy Matrimony
- October 28 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs becomes the first video in the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection line of videotapes, along with new releases of Mary Poppins, Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, Robin Hood, The Sword in the Stone, Pete's Dragon, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Three Caballeros, So Dear to My Heart, Old Yeller, The Parent Trap, Swiss Family Robinson, Pollyanna, Escape to Witch Mountain, Davy Crockett and the River Pirates, 20,000 Leauges Under the Sea, The Shaggy Dog, That Darn Cat!, The Love Bug, Herbie Rides Again, The Apple Dumpling Gang, and The Three Lives of Thomasina
- November 15 - When a Man Loves a Woman
- November 18 - Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
- December 14
- December 16 - Disney Sing Along Songs: Circle of Life
- January 21
- February 14 - Paul Butcher (actor, voice actor, and singer)
- February 21 - Hayley Orrantia (actress, singer, and songwriter)
- February 23 - Dakota Fanning (actress, voice actress, and model)
- March 12 - Tyler Patrick Jones (actor)
- April 12 - Saoirse Ronan (actress)
- April 14 - Skyler Samuels (actress)
- April 16 - Liliana Mumy (actress and voice actress)
- April 18 - Moisés Arias (actor)
- May 4 - Alexander Gould (actor)
- May 20 - Peyton Clark (actor)
- June 16 - Caitlyn Taylor Love (actress and singer)
- June 27 - Mitchell Hope (actor)
- July 22 - Isabelle Cornish (actress)
- August 18 - Jessie Flower (actress and voice actress)
- September 17 - Denyse Tontz (actress)
- October 26
- November 10 - Zoey Deutch (actress)
- December 3 - Jake T. Austin (actor)
- January 1 - Cesar Romero (actor)
- January 8 - Pat Buttram (actor)
- January 22 - Telly Savalas (film and television actor and singer)
- January 28 - Hal Smith (voice artist)
- February 6 - Jack Kirby (comics writer, editor, and designer)
- March 4 - John Candy (actor and comedian)
- April 3 - Frank Wells (businessman)
- May 15 - Royal Dano (actor)
- June 11 - Jack Hannah (animator, writer, and director)
- June 12 - Chris Latta (actor, voice actor, and stand-up comedian)
- June 14 - Henry Mancini (composer, conductor, and music arranger)
- June 16 - Eileen Way (actress)
- September 11 - Jessica Tandy (actress)
- September 17 - Iris Adrian (actress)
- October 20 - Burt Lancaster (actor, director, and producer)
- November 1 - Noah Beery, Jr. (actor)
- December 5 - Gunter Meisner (actor)
- December 26 - Samantha Boscarino (actress and singer)