An overview of Disney-related events that occured in 2008.

Phineas and Ferb officially premieres.



It's a Small World opens at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Toy Story Midway Mania!

Tinker Bell

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian


High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Theatrical releases

Feature films


Theme parks

Cruise Ships



Reprint collections


Video games

DVD and Blu-ray releases


  • January 10 - The Little Mermaid opens on Broadway.
  • January 12 - Mary Poppins closes in the West End after a three year run.
  • March 19 - EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is held runs until June 1, which is celebrated its 15th Anniversary.
  • June 27 - Pixar films begin using the current Walt Disney Pictures logo starting with WALL-E.
  • September 26 - EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is held runs until November 9.
  • November 18 - Mickey and Minnie Mouse celebrate their 80th birthdays.
  • November 27 - The Buzz Lightyear balloon makes its debut in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • November 28 - EPCOT Holidays Around the World is held runs until December 30.
  • December 8 - Disney announces to increase its ownership of Jetix Europe from 74% to 96%, and later eventually purchase the remainder of the company and have them delisted from the Euronext.
  • December 24 - Walt Disney Pictures parts ways with Walden Media over the distribution of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the next film in the Chronicles of Narnia series, citing the weak box-office performance of Prince Caspian and an inability to come to a mutual agreement with Walden over the financial terms of the next film. (Dawn Treader would eventually be picked up by Fox in January 2009.)

Character debuts




2007 Timeline 2009
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