- January 28 - Aliens of the Deep
- February 11 - Pooh's Heffalump Movie is released to generally positive reviews from critics but a moderate success at the box office.
- March 4 - The Pacifier
- March 18 - Ice Princess
- April 29 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Touchstone Pictures)
- June 10 - Howl's Moving Castle (Seattle International Film Festival)
- June 10 - Howl's Moving Castle (limited)
- June 17 - Howl's Moving Castle
- June 22 - Herbie: Fully Loaded
- July 29 - Sky High
- August 19 - Valiant
- September 30 - The Greatest Game Ever Played
- October 23 - My Neighbor Totoro (premiered in Hollywood Film Festival)
- October 25 - Tarzan (special edition release)
- November 4 - Chicken Little is released to mixed reviews and was a box office success, It was Disney’s biggest animated film since Lilo & Stitch.
- December 9 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is released to universal acclaim and commercial success.
Theme park happenings
- January 20 - Disney's River Country is confirmed to be closed permanently.
- February 13 - A 77-year-old woman dies after riding Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom.
- February 26 - Cinderella's Surprise Celebration has its final performances at the Magic Kingdom.
- March 17 - The Florida Version of Cinderellabration premieres at the Magic Kingdom.
- April 9 - Space Mountain: Mission 2 opens at Disneyland Paris.
- May 5 - Disneyland begins its 50th Anniversary celebration. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Remember... Dreams Come True, Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams, and The Happiest Faces on Earth officially debut there. Block Party Bash officially debuts at Disney's California Adventure. Cinderellabration officially debuts at the Magic Kingdom. Soarin' opens at Epcot. Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show opens at Disney MGM Studios. Wishes officially debuts at Disneyland Paris.
- June 29 - 25 guests are injured on California Screamin' at Disney's California Adventure.
- July 15 - Space Mountain reopens at Disneyland after a two-year rehab.
- July 21 - Raging Spirits opens at Tokyo DisneySea.
- September 12 - Hong Kong Disneyland on Lantau Island, Hong Kong opens to the public, becoming the fifth Disney Resort destination to do so and the third international one to do so.
- February 1 - Sha-Ron, Ting-Ting, Su, and Mei, Lord Qin, Prince Jeeki
- February 11 - Lumpy, Mama Heffalump
- March 4 - Shane Wolfe, Julie Plummer, Claire Fletcher, Zoe Plummer, Seth Plummer, Lulu Plummer, Peter Plummer, Tyler Plummer, Captain Bill Fawcett, Dwayne Murney
- March 18 - Cody Martin, Zack Martin, London Tipton, Maddie Fitzpatrick, Marion Moseby, Carey Martin
- June 14 - Zugor, Mama Gunda, Kago and Uto
- June 22 - Maggie Peyton, Ray Peyton, Sr., Trip Murphy
- November 4 - Chicken Little, Abby Mallard, Runt of the Litter, Fish Out of Water, Buck Cluck, Chloe Cluck, Foxy Loxy, Goosey Loosey, Morkubine Porcupine, Mr. Woolensworth, Mayor Turkey Lurkey, Principal Fetchit, Dog Announcer, Melvin, Tina, Kirby, Aliens
- December 22 - Roxas
- January 21 - American Dragon: Jake Long premieres on the Disney Channel.
- March 17 - The Book of Pooh airs its last episode.
- March 27 - Grey's Anatomy premieres on ABC.
- March 18 - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody premieres on the Disney Channel.
- April 6 - Shane's Kindergarten Countdown begins airing on Playhouse Disney.
- June 17 - The Buzz on Maggie premieres on the Disney Channel and PB&J Otter airs its last episode on Playhouse Disney.
- June 20 - Breakfast with Bear begins airing on Playhouse Disney and Out of the Box airs its last episode.
- September 19 - Get Ed premieres on Jetix.
- September 27 - Commander in Chief premieres on ABC.
- October 9
- November 14 - Season 2 of Higglytown Heroes premieres on Playhouse Disney.
- November 26 - Jim Brickman at Magic Kingdom: The Disney Songbook
- April 8 - Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
- May 20 - The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
- August 19 - The Proud Family Movie
- May 17 - Best of the Muppets
- June 28 - Bear in the Big Blue House: Greatest Hits
- October 4 - Jim Brickman: The Disney Songbook
- October 11 - Playhouse Disney: Imagine and Learn with Music
- November 22 - The Muppet Christmas Carol: Special Edition Soundtrack
- December 20 - JoJo's Circus: Songs from Under the Big Top!
- Disney Magazine ends its 40-year run.
- February 8 - Winnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure
- April 16 - Winnie the Pooh: The Honey Hunt for V.Smile
- May 6 - Aladdin: Aladdin's Wonders of the World for V.Smile
- June 6 - Disney Learning Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten bundles for PC
- July 26 - Kim Possible 3: Team Possible for Game Boy Advance
- July 30 - Cinderella: Cinderella's Magic Wishes for V.Smile
- August 18 - Finding Nemo: Nemo's Ocean Discoveries for V.Smile
- September 2 - Toy Story 2 Operation: Rescue Woody! for V.Smile
- September 20 - Cinderella: Magical Dreams for Game Boy Advance
- December 22 - Kingdom Hearts II is released for PlayStation 2.
Home video releases
DVD & VHS releases
- January 3 - Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up
- January 11 - Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites: Volume 1: Starring Mickey, Volume 2: Starring Donald, Volume 3: Starring Goofy, and Volume 4: Starring Chip and Dale
- January 18
- February 1 - Mulan II (United States)
- February 22
- March 1 - Bambi: Platinum Edition
- March 15
- The Incredibles
- We Are Family: A Musical Message for All (USA)
- March 22
- JoJo's Circus: Animal a Go Go and Take a Bow
- Disney Learning Adventures: Mickey's Reading & Math Fun
- April 26
- May 3
- May 10 - Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
- May 24 - Pooh's Heffalump Movie
- May 31
- June 7
- June 14 - Tarzan II
- June 28
- July 19 - Ice Princess
- August 9
- August 16
- August 23
- August 30
- September 6
- Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition
- Lost: The Complete First Season (Touchstone Television)
- Disney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 2 - Enchanted Tea Party
- September 13
- September 27
- October 4 - Cinderella: Platinum Edition
- October 18
- October 25 - Herbie: Fully Loaded
- November 1 - A Very Playhouse Disney Holiday
- November 8
- November 22 - Home Improvement: The Complete Third Season (Touchstone Television)
- November 29
- December 6
- December 13
- December 26 - Toy Story 2: Special Edition
- February 8 - Katie Silverman (actress)
- February 15 - Nicolas Bechtel (actor)
- March 26 - Ella Anderson (actress)
- April 29 - Shahadi Wright Joseph (actress, singer, and dancer)
- July 12 - Issac Brown (actor, voice actor, singer, and rapper)
- July 25 - Pierce Gagnon (child actor)
- September 30 - Nathan Arenas (child actor)
- January 15 - Dan Lee (animator)
- January 28 - Daniel Branca (Argentine comic artist)
- March 5 - Vance Gerry (writer)
- April 13 - Salvatore Camarata (composer, arranger, and trumpeter)
- April 23
- May 6 - Joe Grant (artist and writer)
- May 17 - Frank Gorshin (actor and comedian)
- May 21 - Howard Morris (actor, voice actor, and director)
- May 22 - Thurl Ravenscroft (voice actor and singer)
- June 14 - Robie Lester (singer, author, actress, and voice actress)
- June 24 - Paul Winchell (ventriloquist, comedian, actor, voice actor, humanitarian, and inventor)
- June 25 - John Fiedler (voice actor)
- July 4 - Bryan Coleman (British film and television actor)
- August 2 - Loulie Jean Norman (famous coloratura soprano)
- August 16 - Joe Ranft (animator)
- September 25 - Don Adams (actor, comedian, and director)
- September 26 - Jerry Juhl (writer)
- October 2
- November 24 - Pat Morita (actor and voice actor)
- November 28 - Card Walker (Disney executive)
- December 10 - Richard Pryor (stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, writer, and emcee)
- May 8 - Disney Wiki is born.
- December 25 - Modern Marvels airs the episode Walt Disney World on the History Channel.