- February 13 - Confessions of a Shopaholic (Touchstone Pictures)
- February 27 - Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience was released to negative reviews.
- March 13 - Race to Witch Mountain
- April 3 - Adventureland (Miramax Films)
- April 4 - Fantasia is re-issued in Buffalo, New York.
- April 10 - Hannah Montana: The Movie
- April 22 - Disneynature's Earth
- May 22 - The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
- May 29 - Up is released to universal acclaim.
- June 19 - The Proposal (released under the Touchstone Pictures Banner)
- July 24 - G-Force is released to negative reviews.
- August 14 - Ponyo
- September 6 - Waking Sleeping Beauty premieres at the Telluride Film Festival.
- September 9 - Walt & El Grupo
- September 25 - Surrogates (Touchstone Pictures)
- October 2 - Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are re-issued as a 3D double feature.
- October 23 - The Nightmare Before Christmas (re-issued in 3D)
- November 6 - A Christmas Carol, the first film produced by ImageMovers Digital, is released to mixed-to-positive reviews.
- November 25 - Old Dogs is released to universal panning.
- December 11 - The Princess and the Frog is released to positive reviews.
- February 14
- March 14 - Sweet Duffy 2009 ends.
- April 14 - The Tokyo Disney Resort's 25th anniversary celebration ends.
- April 15 - Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek opens at Tokyo Disneyland.
- May 1 - Disney's Hollywood Studios celebrates its 20th anniversary.
- May 4 - Mickey's Fun Wheel opens in Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure.
- May 25 - The Mickey Mouse Revue closes at Tokyo Disneyland.
- June 1 - Disney's Typhoon Lagoon celebrates its 20th anniversary.
- June 12 - The Summer Nightastic! promotion begins at the Disneyland Resort, highlighting the return of Fantasmic! and an updated Disney's Electrical Parade.
- July 4 - The Hall of Presidents reopens with a new Barack Obama animatronic, voiced by Obama himself.
- September 25 - Edelweiss Snacks opens at Disneyland.
- October 9 - Turtle Talk opens at Tokyo DisneySea.
- January 18 - Desperate Housewives airs its 100th episode on ABC.
- February 8 - Sonny with a Chance premieres on Disney Channel.
- February 13 - Toon Disney ceases broadcast and is replaced by Disney XD on Eastern at midnight.
- February 16 - Dadnapped premieres on Disney Channel.
- February 19 - Phineas and Ferb Season 2 premieres on Disney XD.
- March 27 - Phineas and Ferb Season 2 premieres on Disney Channel.
- March 30 - The Replacements airs its final episodes.
- April 4
- April 24 - Hatching Pete premieres on Disney Channel.
- May 2
- June 26 - Stitch! airs its final episode and Princess Protection Program premieres on Disney Channel.
- July 17 - Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana premieres on Disney Channel.
- August 28 - Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie premieres on Disney Channel.
- September 5 - Imagination Movers Season 2 premieres on Playhouse Disney.
- September 8 - My Friends Tigger & Pooh Season 3 premieres on Playhouse Disney.
- October 13 - Stitch! ~Itazura Alien no Daibōken~ (Stitch! ~The Mischievous Alien's Great Adventure~), the second season of Stitch!, premieres on TV Asahi and Disney Channel Japan.
- October 26 - Have a Laugh! premieres on Disney Channel.
- December 6 - Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation! premieres on Disney XD.
- December 8 - Prep & Landing premieres on ABC.
- December 22 - Little Einsteins airs its final episode.
- March - Boom! Studios begins publishing comic books based on The Muppet Show and the Pixar movies
- September - Boom! Studios acquires the publishing rights for Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Mickey Mouse and Friends, Donald Duck and Friends, and Uncle Scrooge
- February 3 - Phineas and Ferb on Nintendo DS
- April 2 - Dance Dance Revolution Disney Grooves
- April 7 - Hannah Montana: The Movie
- May 30 - Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Japan)
- September 29 - Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (North America)
- October 12 - Cars: Race-O-Rama (North America)
- October 30 - Cars: Race-O-Rama (Europe)
- Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate! began touring.
Home video releases
- January 13
- January 27 - Mary Poppins: 45th Anniversary Edition (DVD only)
- February 3
- February 10
- February 17 - High School Musical 3: Senior Year
- March 3
- March 10
- March 24
- March 31
- Schoolhouse Rock! Earth (DVD only)
- Hannah Montana: Keeping it Real (DVD only)
- April 7
- May 5
- May 12
- May 19 - A Bug's Life
- June 30 - Princess Protection Program (DVD only)
- August 4 - The Tigger Movie: 10th Anniversary Edition (DVD only)
- August 18 - Pete's Dragon: High-Flying Edition (DVD only)
- September 8
- Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Enchanted Musical Edition
- Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Rocket's Blastoff
- Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams
- September 22 - Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana
- September 29
- October 6 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition
- October 27 - Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
- November 3
- Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (DVD only)
- Walt Disney Treasures: Zorro - The Complete First Season (DVD only)
- Zorro: The Complete Second Season (DVD only)
- November 10
- November 24
- December 1 - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo-Choo Express (DVD only)
- December 15
- After Walt Disney Pictures left the Narnia franchise, and the failure of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian destroyed it, 20th Century Fox enters the Narnia franchise with Walden Media.
- After 8 years, Pinocchio is the last DVD and Blu-ray to be released with the Platinum Edition label.
- February 9 - Disney signs a distribution deal with Dreamworks Pictures to distribute around 30 movies for over 5 years under Touchstone Pictures.
- March 18 - EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is held runs until May 31.
- May 12 - SIP Animation, minorty owned by Disney, files for liquidation and closes down.
- May 18 - Bret Iwan is first called in to be the voice of Mickey Mouse shortly after the death of Wayne Allwine.
- August 30 - Due to disappointing advanced ticket sales for the rest of the year, as well as to make room for The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid closes on Broadway.
- August 31 - The Walt Disney Company announces a deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion.
- September 25 - EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is held runs until November 8.
- November 21 - Up premieres at the Starz Denver Film Festival.
- November 26 - The Sailor Mickey Mouse balloon appears in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Buzz Lightyear balloon makes his 2nd appearence.
- November 27 - EPCOT Holidays Around the World is held runs until December 30.
- December 1 - The creators of Disney's upcoming Tron Legacy boards The Black Hole.
- The release of The Princess and the Frog marks the beginning of the Modern Age of Disney Animation.
- December 31 - Disney completes its acquisition of Marvel Entertainment.
- February 3 - Dr. Finkle, Gravity, Spudnick
- February 8 - Sonny Munroe, Tawni Hart, Chad Dylan Cooper, Nico Harris, Grady Mitchell, Zora Lancaster, Portlyn, Portlyn Maddison, Mackenzie
- February 16 - Drill Sergeant
- February 19 - Bob Webber
- February 21 - Blanca Dishon
- February 22 - Josh
- March 1 - Joy Bitterman
- March 8 - Lucy, Murphy
- March 13 - Seth and Sara, Jack Bruno, Henry Burke, The Siphon
- March 15 - Sharona Skye
- March 20 - Wendy
- March 29 - Santiago Heraldo
- April - Rollergrrl
- April 10 - Oswald Granger, Pete Ivey, Cleatus Poole, Angela Morrisey, Vita
- April 12 - James Conroy
- April 18 - Meap, Mitch, Balloony
- April 26 - Mr. Condor
- May 1 - Moose
- May 2 - Kevin Lucas, Joe Lucas, Nick Lucas, Tom Lucas, Stella Malone, Macy Misa
- May 15 - Professor Poofenplotz
- May 29 - Carl Fredricksen, Russell, Dug, Charles F. Muntz, Alpha, Beta and Gamma, Ellie Fredricksen, Russell's Mother, Construction Supervisor, Construction Foreman Tom, Construction Worker Steve, George, Nurse A.J., Kevin, Kevin's Babies
- May 30 - Xion
- June - Mezmerella
- June 15 - Thaddeus and Thor, Mandy, Nicolette
- June 26 - Rosie Gonzalez, Carter Mason, Major Joe Mason, Queen Sophia, General Magnus Kane, Chelsea Barnes, Edwin "Ed", Brooke Angels, Mr. Elegante
- July 5 - Jesse
- July 11 - The Regurgitator
- July 18 - Irving, Mishti Patel
- July 24 - Juliet Van Heusen, Alucard Van Heusen, Darwin, Hurley, Blaster, Juarez, Bucky, Speckles, Mooch, Leonard Saber, Kip Killian, Ben Kendall, Marcie, Carter and Trygstad, Harry, The Mice, Marcie
- August 1 - Dennis the Bunny
- August 16 - Hayden
- August 21 - Megan Russo
- September 4 - Reina
- September 11 - Becky Moldune
- September 21 - Xavier and Fred Johnson, Amanda Johnson
- September 26 - Opossum Twins
- October 5 - Zooter, Ellyvan, Bungo, Coco the Coconutty Monkey
- October 12 - Candice, Stinger
- October 16 - Marcus Little
- October 24 - Jerry the Platypus
- October 27 - Fairy Gary, Grimsley, Leech
- October 30 - Professor Poofenplotz
- October 31 - Aloyse von Roddenstein
- November 1 - Officer Rothband
- November 24 - Stan Cruge, Eli the Elf, Santa Paws, Eddy, Tiny, Puppy Paws
- November 25 - Dan Rayburn, Charlie Reed
- December 8 - Lanny, Wayne, Magee, Waterkotte, Thrasher, Miss Holly, Dasher, Dancer, Timmy Terwelp
- December 11 - Tiana, Prince Naveen, Louis, Ray, Doctor Facilier, Mama Odie, Juju, Charlotte La Bouff, Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff, Stella, James, Shadow Demons, Firefly family, Reggie, Darnell, and Two Fingers
- January 5 - Robert F. Brunner (composer and songwriter)
- January 6 - Cheryl Holdridge (actress and Mouseketeer)
- January 13 - Patrick McGoohan (actor)
- January 14 - Ricardo Montalbán (actor)
- March 16 - Jack Lawrence (lyricist, composer, songwriter, and musician)
- March 18 - Natasha Richardson (actress)
- April 22 - Ken Annakin (director)
- May 4 - Dom DeLuise (actor, voice actor, comedian, director, producer, chef, and author)
- May 18 - Wayne Allwine (voice actor, sound effects editor, and foley artist)
- June 23 - Ed McMahon (comedian, game show host, and announcer)
- June 25
- June 28 - Billy Mays (television actor)
- July 3 - David Carradine (actor and martial artist)
- July 14 - Dallas McKennon (actor and voice actor)
- July 17 - Walter Cronkite (broadcast journalist)
- August 6 - John Hughes (producer, director, and screenwriter)
- August 15 - Virginia Davis (child actress)
- September 14
- December 3 - Richard Todd (soldier, stage and film actor, and film director)
- December 16 - Roy E. Disney (son of Roy O. Disney and nephew of Walt Disney)
- December 20 - Brittany Murphy (actress, singer, and voice artist)
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