The year 2000 (MM) was a common leap year that started on a Saturday.
- Walt Disney Pictures introduces a different logo, which for the most part, only appeared on live-action films, with the exception of Dinosaur, Brother Bear, and the Platinum Edition of The Lion King.
- February 16 - Disneyland celebrates its 45th anniversary.
- February 26 - Disney holds a wrap party for Recess (and its film, Recess: School's Out), having completely finished production. The remaining episodes would continue to air from February 27, 2000 to November 5, 2001; the film premiered on January 10, 2001 and was widely released February 16, 2001.
- November 12 - Mary Poppins premieres at the Wisconsin International Children's Film Festival.
- November 18 - Andy Heyward purchases back DIC Entertainment from Disney, but still maintaining a partnership with them.
- January 1 - Fantasia 2000 is released in IMAX theaters.
- February 4 - Gun Shy (Hollywood Pictures)
- February 11 - The Tigger Movie is released to favorable reviews and becomes a box office success.
- March 10 - Mission to Mars (Touchstone Pictures)
- May 19 - Dinosaur is released to mixed reviews, but becomes a box office success.
- June 9 - Gone in 60 Seconds (Touchstone Pictures)
- June 16 - Fantasia 2000 is released theatrically worldwide.
- July 7
- The Kid
- Scary Movie
- September 15 - Duets (Hollywood Pictures)
- September 29 - Remember the Titans is released to very positive reviews and becomes a box office success.
- October 13 - Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
- November 22
- December 15 - The Emperor's New Groove is released to very positive reviews, but becomes an only moderate box office success.
Home video releases
VHS & DVD releases
- January 11
- January 18
- February 1
- February 15 - When a Man Loves a Woman
- March 7
- March 28 - The Sixth Sense
- April 4 - The Aristocats
- April 18 - Tarzan: Collector's Edition
- May 2
- May 9 - Father of the Bride Part II
- May 30
- June 6
- June 13
- Blood In Blood Out
- Discover Spot
- June 14 - The Crow: Salvation (Dimension Home Video)
- June 20
- July 4
- July 11
- July 18 - Crime Story (Dimension Home Video)
- August 1
- August 8
- Reindeer Games
- Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins
- August 22 - The Tigger Movie
- August 29 - Out of the Box - Trick Or Treat
- September 12 - Mission to Mars (DVD only)
- October 3
- October 10 - Shanghai Noon (Touchstone Home Video)
- October 17
- October 31 - Out of the Box - Happy Holidays
- November 7 - Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
- November 14
- November 21 - Smart House
- December 12
- February 29 - An Extremely Goofy Movie
- September 5 - Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
- September 19 - The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
- February 26 - The Weekenders premieres on ABC.
- June 17 - Even Stevens premieres on the Disney Channel.
- September 9 - Teacher's Pet premieres on ABC.
- September 27 - PB&J Otter airs its final episode on Playhouse Disney.
- October 2 - Buzz Lightyear of Star Command premieres on ABC and in syndication.
- March 23 - Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour
- March 29 - Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood for Game Boy Color
- June 7 - Winnie The Pooh And The Blustery Day: Activity Center for PC
- June 8 - Buzz Lightyear 1st Grade and Buzz Lightyear 2nd Grade for PC
- July 18 - Mickey Mouse Toddler for PC
- September 13 - The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
- September 24 - The Little Mermaid II: Pinball Frenzy (North America only)
- September 29 - Tigger's Honey Hunt
- October 4 - Alice in Wonderland
- October 19 - Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers!
- November 8 - 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue
- November 13 - Mickey's Speedway USA for Nintendo 64
- November 15 - 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue for PC, PlayStation, and Game Boy Color and 102 Dalmatians: Activity Center for PC
- November 24 - Dinosaur for Sega Dreamcast
- November 30 - Dance Dance Revolution Disney Dancing Museum for Nintendo 64 (Japan only) and Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix for PlayStation and arcade
- December 1 - Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge for PlayStation and Mickey's Speedway USA for Nintendo 64 (Europe only)
- December 15 - Doug's Big Game for Game Boy Color
- December 29 - The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure for Game Boy Color
Theme park happenings
- June 25 - 23-year-old Cristina Moreno suffers a brain hemorrhage after riding Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye at Disneyland.
- July 20 - Disney Ambassador Hotel opens at the Tokyo Disney Resort.
- September 4 - Pooh's Hunny Hunt opens at Tokyo Disneyland.
- September 22 - 4-year-old Brandon Zucker suffers brain damage after falling out of and being dragged by a car on Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin at Disneyland. He later died in 2009 at the age of 13.
- September 25 - Rocket Rods closes at Disneyland for "refurbishment", with a projected spring 2001 reopening; it never reopened.
- January 1 - Colorful Triangles, Black Triangles, Humpback Whales, Duke, Flying John, Killjoy Margaret, Joe, Tin Soldier, Ballerina, Jack-in-the-Box, Yo Yo Flamingo, Snooty Flamingos, Noah, Spring Sprite, The Elk, The Firebird
- April 2 - Odella Otter
- May 19 - Aladar, Aladar's Mother, Baylene, Eema, Flia, Kron, Neera, Plio, Suri, Url, Yar, Zini
- August 8 - XR, Mira Nova, Booster, Commander Nebula, Warp Darkmatter
- September 5 - John Rolfe, King James, Queen Anne, Mrs. Jenkins, Uttamatomakkin, Jesters
- September 19 - Melody, Tip and Dash, Morgana, Cloak and Dagger, Undertow, Hammerhead Shark, Flounder's guppies, Baby Penguin, Ursula and Morgana's mother
- November 22 - Chloe Simon, Kevin Shepherd, Jean-Pierre Le Pelt, Dottie, Little Dipper, Domino, Oddball, Fluffy, Drooler, Chomp, Digger, Waddlesworth, Ewan
- December 15 - Kuzco, Pacha, Chicha, Yzma, Kronk, Incan Palace Guards, Bucky the Squirrel, Chaca, Tipo, Yupi, Ms. Birdwell, Papi, Rudy, Mata, Jaguars
- January 7 - Marcus Scribner (actor)
- January 8 - Noah Cyrus (actress and singer)
- January 26 - Piper Mackenzie Harris (child actress)
- February 5 - Jordan Nagai (actor)
- February 10 - Yara Shahidi (actress and model)
- March 21 - Jace Norman (actor)
- April 6 - CJ Adams (actor)
- May 30 - Jared S. Gilmore (actor)
- June 21 - Natalie Alyn Lind (actress)
- July 16 - Jonathan Morgan Heit (actor)
- July 25 - Mason Cook (teen actor)
- July 28 - Emily Hahn (child actress)
- August 3 - Landry Bender (actress)
- September 28 - Frankie Jonas (actor and singer)
- October 10 - Aedin Mincks (actor)
- October 14 - Mekai Curtis (actor)
- November 10 - Mackenzie Foy (actress)
- November 15 - Coco Grayson (child actress)
- November 22 - Auli'i Cravalho (actress and singer)
- January 12 - Marc Davis (artist and animator)
- February 7 - Doug Henning (magician, illusionist, escape artist, and politician)
- February 10 - Jim Varney (actor)
- March 13 - Rex Everhart (actor)
- March 16 - Adele Malis-Morey (actress)
- May 20 - Jean-Pierre Rampal (flautist)
- June 24 - David Tomlinson (actor)
- July 20 - Eyvind Earle (artist, author, and illustrator)
- July 22 - Eric Christmas (stage and screen actor)
- August 5 - Alec Guinness (actor)
- August 25 - Carl Barks (creator of Scrooge McDuck)
- September 26 - Richard Mulligan (actor)
- December 11 - David Lewis (actor)
- December 23
- December 26 - Jason Robards (actor)