- February 20 - An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (Hollywood Pictures) was released to a universally negative reaction and was a box office bomb.
- February 27 - Krippendorf's Tribe (Touchstone Pictures)
- March 27 - Meet the Deedles (with DiC Entertainment) was released to negative reviews and became a box office bomb.
- May 23 - Kiki's Delivery Service premiered in Seattle International Film Festival
- June 5 - Mulan (premiere)
- June 12 - Six Days Seven Nights (Touchstone Pictures)
- June 19 - Mulan was released to mostly positive reviews and commercial success.
- July 1 - Armageddon (Touchstone Pictures)
- July 29 - The Parent Trap remake was released to positive reception.
- August 14 - Air Bud: Golden Receiver
- September 11 - Simon Birch (Hollywood Pictures)
- October 9 - Rushmore (Touchstone Pictures)
- November 13 - I'll Be Home For Christmas was released to extremely negative reviews and becomes a box office failure.
- November 20
- November 25 - A Bug's Life was released to very positive reviews and becomes a box office success.
- December 25 - Mighty Joe Young becomes a box office bomb and gains mixed reviews from critics.
- January - Production begins on Recess: School's Out.
- January 26 - Ranch and Grove Holding Corporation is merged into the Walt Disney World Company.
- January 13 - Ursa
- February 9 - Jacques the Beaver, Lois, Big Old Bullfrog, Doc Hogg
- February 17 - Webster, Crane, Le Plume, Witherspoon, Chandeleria
- March 15 - Peanut Otter, Baby Butter Otter, Jelly Otter, Opal Otter, Ernest Otter, Mayor Jeff, Pinch Raccoon, Scootch Raccoon, Walter Raccoon, Wanda Raccoon, Munchy Beaver, Flick Duck
- April 8 - Otto and Etta Otter
- March 21 - Ootsie Snootie, Bootsie Snootie
- March 28 - Anna Otter
- May 19 - Robbie McGroarty, Fanny, Ratso, Hearing Aid, Supreme Commander, Tinselina, Microwave, Squirt, Faucet, Calculator, Viking 1, Wittgenstein
- June 1 - Baby Blotter
- June 19 - Fa Mulan, Li Shang, Mushu, Shan Yu, Cri-Kee, Little Brother, Yao, Ling, and Chien Po, Fa Zhou, Fa Li, Grandmother Fa, Chi-Fu, Hayabusa the Falcon, General Li, The Emperor of China, Fa Family Ancestors, The Matchmaker, Fa Li, Khan, Shang's Horse, Elite Hun Soldiers, Hun Army
- July 29 - Annie James, Hallie Parker, Nick Parker, Elizabeth James, Charles James, Martin, Chessy, Sammy, Meredith Blake, Marva Kulp Sr, Marva Kulp Jr
- August 4 - John Rolfe, King James, Queen Anne, Mrs. Jenkins, Uttamatomakkin, Jesters
- October 27 - Kiara, Kovu, Zira, Vitani, Nuka, Outsiders, Crocodiles
- November 13 - Jake Wilkinson, Allie Henderson, Eddie Taffet
- November 25 - Flik, Princess Atta, Dot, Hopper, Molt, Thumper, P.T. Flea, Heimlich, Gypsy, Manny, Slim, Rosie, Dim, Francis, Tuck and Roll, The Queen, The Fly Brothers, Bird, Grasshoppers, The Blueberries, The Fly Brothers
- December 2 - Doc Owl
- December 3 - Jeremiah Tortoise
- January 21 - The original Disneyland Parking Lot closes to make way for the Disneyland Resort expansion, including Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney, and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
- January 31 - The Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle, which was decorated to look like a cake for the 25th anniversary celebration, is returned to its normal look.
- February 1 - ILLUMinations 98 opens at Epcot. The "25" is also dropped from the name.
- February 14 - The Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop opens at Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World.
- February 17 - Construction begins on the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
- April 22 - Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World.
- May 1 - The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) opens at the Magic Kingdom.
- May 22 - The "New" Tomorrowland opens at Disneyland with the following new attractions: American Space Experience, Astro Orbitor, Cosmic Waves, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, and Rocket Rods. Older attractions remaining open after refurbishment: Autopia, Disneyland Monorail System, Space Mountain, Starcade, Star Tours, and Submarine Voyage.
- June 19 - Animazement: The Musical begins its run at Disneyland's Fantasyland Theatre.
- July 3 - Innoventions opens at Disneyland.
- September 8 - Submarine Voyage closes at Disneyland. It would reopen nearly nine years later as Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
- August 17 - Captain EO closes at Disneyland Paris.
- September 7 - Mr. Toad's Wild Ride closes at the Magic Kingdom.
- October 10 - Journey Into Imagination closes at Epcot to be replaced by Journey Into Your Imagination version featuring Eric Idle without Figment or Dreamfinder.
- December 8 - Test Track begins soft openings at Epcot.
- December 24 - On Sailing Ship Columbia at Disneyland, a cleat used to secure the ship to the dock tears loose, striking 33-year-old Luan Phi Dawson and his wife in the head, as their two children and other horrified park guests look on. Dawson is declared brain dead two days later and died when his life support system is disconnected. A cast member is also injured. (See Incidents at Disney parks.)
- January 1 - Movie Surfers begins airing on the Disney Channel.
- January 6 - Bear in the Big Blue House Season 2 premieres on Playhouse Disney.
- March 1 - Bug Juice premieres on the Disney Channel.
- March 4 - 101 Dalmatians: The Series ends with "Dalmatian Vacation, Part 3: Dearly Beloved". Reruns continue on ABC until 1999.
- March 15 - PB&J Otter premieres on Playhouse Disney.
- April 18 - Toon Disney begins broadcasting.
- June 20 - Bill Nye the Science Guy airs its last episode.
- August 31 - Hercules: The Series premieres on ABC and in syndication.
- October 10 - Out of the Box premieres on Playhouse Disney.
- November 6 - Rolie Polie Olie premieres on Playhouse Disney.
- December 20 - The Wiggles Live at Disneyland Park premieres on Disney Channel Australia to welcome The Wiggles.
- January 27
- February 3
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- Peter Pan
- February 10
- Archive Collection Vol.1: Burl Ives: Chim Chim Cherie
- Archive Collection Vol. 2: Hayley Mills: Let's Get Together
- Archive Collection Vol. 3: Louis Prima with Gia Maione: Let's Fly With Mary Poppins
- Archive Collection Vol. 4: Rex Allen: 16 Golden Hits
- Archive Collection Vol. 5: Cliff Edwards: Ukulele Ike Sings Again
- December - Gladstone Publishing loses the rights to the Disney comic license.
- A Bug's Life for PC
- May - Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands! for Game Boy
- September 14 - Animated StoryBook: Mulan
- October 27 - A Bug's Life for PlayStation
- November 2 - The D Show
- December 8 - A Bug's Life for Game Boy Color
Home video releases
VHS, Laserdisc, & DVD releases
- February 3
- February 10 - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
- February 14 - Winnie the Pooh: Un-Valentine's Day (re-issue)
- February 17
- March 3
- March 24
- March 31
- April 21 - Flubber
- May 19
- June 2 - Melody Time
- July 14 - The Spirit of Mickey
- July 28 - Disney Sing Along Songs: Honor to Us All
- August 4
- August 25
- Winnie the Pooh: Frankenpooh (re-issue)
- Winnie the Pooh: Spookable Pooh (re-issue)
- Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh (re-issue)
- Disney Sing Along Songs: Happy Haunting: Party at Disneyland
- Money Rock
- September 15
- September 29 - The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story
- October 6
- A Walt Disney Christmas (re-issue)
- A Disney Christmas Gift (re-issue)
- Jiminy Cricket's Christmas (re-issue)
- Mickey's Christmas Carol (re-issue)
- Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (re-issue)
- Spot's Magical Christmas (re-issue)
- How the Toys Saved Christmas (re-issue)
- 101 Dalmatians: Christmas
- Raymond Briggs' The Bear
- October 13 - The Santa Clause
- October 14 - Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
- October 27 - The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
- November 10 - Dead Poets Society
- December 8
- December 18
- June - Disney Adventures publishes its 100th issue.
- January 4 - Coco Jones (actress, singer, rapper, and dancer)
- January 9 - Kerris Dorsey (actress and singer)
- January 28 - Ariel Winter (actress, voice actress, and singer)
- February 15 - Zachary Gordon (actor and voice actor)
- April 6
- April 9 - Elle Fanning (actress)
- April 24 - Ryan Newman (actress and singer)
- May 4 - Taylar Hender (actress and voice actress)
- June 11 - Charlie Tahan (actor)
- June 19 - Atticus Shaffer (actor and voice actor)
- July 3 - Isabella Murad (actress and voice actress)
- July 9 - Robert Capron (actor)
- July 22 - Madison Pettis (actress, voice actress, and model)
- July 31 - Rico Rodriguez (actor and voice actor)
- August 1 - Khamani Griffin (actor and voice actor)
- August 3 - Cozi Zuehlsdorff (actress, voice actress, and singer)
- August 12 - Fiona Bishop (actress, voice actress, and singer)
- August 25 - China Anne McClain (actress and singer-songwriter)
- September 15 - Seth Dusky (actor and voice actor)
- October 28 - Nolan Gould (actor and voice actor)
- October 29 - Jenna Lea Rosen (vocalist, actress, voice actress, and singer)
- November 4 - Darcy Rose Byrnes (actress and singer-songwriter)
- November 23 - Bradley Steven Perry (actor and voice actor)
- December 16 - Kiara Muhammad (actress, voice actress, and singer)
- December 22 - G. Hannelius (actress)
- February 14 - Thomas McKimson (animator)
- February 28 - James Algar (director, screenwriter, and producer)
- March 8 - Marvin Davis (master planner, art director, and scenic designer)
- March 31 - Eda Reiss Merin (actress)
- April 21 - Peter Lind Hayes (vaudeville entertainer, songwriter, and film and television actor)
- May 14 - Frank Sinatra (singer, actor, and producer)
- May 27 - Ken O'Connor (layout artist and art director)
- May 28 - Phil Hartman (actor, voice actor, comedian, graphic artist, and screenwriter)
- June 5 - Jeanette Nolan (actress)
- June 12 - Retta Davidson (animator)
- July 22 - Marjorie Ralston (voice actress)
- October 3 - Roddy McDowall (actor, film director, photographer, and voice artist)
- October 15 - Jack Boyd (effects animator)
- November 30 - Ruth Clifford (actress and voice actress)
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