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Wreck-It Ralph

The Avengers

Gravity Falls


Radio Rebel

Let It Shine

Girl vs. Monster


John Carter

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game

Cars Land

Where's Perry?

New Fantasyland opens.

Grizzly Gulch

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two


Dog with a Blog


Secret of the Wings

Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess

Cape Cod Halloween Parade


La Luna

The following is an overview of Disney-related events that occurred in the year 2012.

Theatrical releases

Feature films


Theme parks and resorts

Cruise ships


Series finales



Reprint collections


  • November - A winter-themed Phineas and Ferb magazine hit newsstands. The Disney Comic Zone Winter 2010 Special also does so later in the month.


  • January 1 - Disney Book of Secrets: Cars 2 Top Secret Missions, Disney Book of Secrets: Minnie Mouse, Disney Book of Secrets: Winnie the Pooh
  • January 3 - Phineas and Ferb Skateboarding Adventures, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Read-Along Storybook and CD, and Cars Toons: Moon Mater Read-Along Storybook and CD
  • January 10 - Phineas and Ferb: The Easter Eggs-travaganza, Toy Story: The Bunny Surprise, Disney/Pixar: Five Toy Tales, Disney Princess: Good Night, Princess!, Disney Princess: Happy Birthday, Princess!, Darkwing Duck Classics Vol. 1, The Invincible Iron Man, Mater and the Easter Buggy, Mater to the Rescue!, Mater's Amazin' Adventures, Mater's Birthday Surprise, Disney Fairies: Rosetta's Dress Mess, Toy Story: Toy Team, Toy Story: Where's Woody?, Cars 2: High Gear!, Darkwing Duck Classics Vol. 1, The Invincible Iron Man, and Winnie the Pooh: Sweet Dreams, Roo
  • January 17 - Phineas and Ferb: Journey to Mars, Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell the Perfect Fairy
  • January 18 - Learn to Draw Disney Mickey Mouse and His Friends
  • February 1 - Disney for Organ
  • February 2 - Club Penguin: Eye on the Island: The Town, the Underground, and the Plaza
  • February 6 - The Muppets: Lights, Camera, Action! Fan Book
  • February 7 - Pooh's Honey Trouble, John Carter: The Movie Novelization
  • February 14 - Phineas and Ferb: All Systems Go!, Fairies and the Quest for Never Land, Disney Fairies: Fawn and the Mysterious Trickster, Disney Fairies: Dulcie's Taste of Magic, Disney Fairies: Silvermist and the Ladybug Curse, Disney Fairies: Tink, North of Never Land, Disney Fairies: Iridessa, Lost at Sea, and Disney Fairies: Beck Beyond the Sea
  • March 1 - Learn to Draw Disney Villains
  • March 6 - Pooh's Secret Garden
  • March 13 - Chimpanzee Junior Novel, Chimpanzee: A Brand-New Family, Disney Princess: Ariel: The Shimmering Star Necklace, The Muppets Read-Along Storybook and CD, and Chimpanzee: Oscar And Freddie
  • March 20 - The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney World, The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide, and The Perfect Princess Tea Party Read-Along Storybook and CD
  • March 27 - Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and Her Stories for a Rainy Day
  • April 1 - Mickey Mouse: The Magical Story, Pinocchio: The Magical Story, The Jungle Book: The Magical Story, The Lady and the Tramp: The Magical Story, and Bambi: The Magical Story
  • April 3 - Kingdom Keepers: Shell Game, The Avengers: Assemble!, The Muppets: Miss Piggy in the Spotlight, and The Muppets: Green and Bear It
  • April 10 - Disney Winnie the Pooh Honey to Share, Sleepy-Time Fun Read-Along Storybook and CD, and Tinker Bell and Her Stories for a Rainy Day
  • April 24 - Phineas and Ferb: Showdown at the Yo-Yo Corral, Disney It's A Small World: Guess Who!, Amazing Spider-Man: This is The Amazing Spider-Man, This is Iron Man, and Phineas and Ferb: Lost at Sea!
  • April 26 - Club Penguin: Puffle Rescue
  • May 1 - Learn to Draw Disney Villains, The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow
  • May 15 - Brave novel, Phineas and Ferb: Ride the Voter-coaster!, A Gift for Pooh, Brave: One Perfect Day, Let It Shine: The Junior Novel, Brave: Big Bear, Little Bear , Brave: A Friend for Merida , Let It Shine Junior Novelization, Brave: Merida's Wish, Brave: A Mother's Love, Brave: A Royal Adventure, La Luna, Brave Read-Along Storybook and CD, and Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet: Clash of the Class Clowns
  • May 29 - Winnie the Pooh: Out of Bounce
  • May 30 - The Art of Brave
  • June - The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation: From Snow White to Wall-E
  • June 1 - Learn to Draw Disney/Pixar's Brave
  • June 5 - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey and Donald Have a Farm, Becoming Spider-Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man Storybook Collection
  • June 12 - Disney It's A Small World: I Love School!
  • June 14 - Club Penguin: Activities, Ahoy!
  • June 15 - The Disneyland Encyclopedia: The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Major Event in the Original Magic Kingdom, and The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation: From Snow White to Wall-e
  • June 18 - DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Walt Disney World Resort & Orlando and Disney Pixar Cars Character Encyclopedia
  • June 19 - Phineas and Ferb: The Missing Platypus, Phineas and Ferb: Perry Speaks!, and Phineas and Ferb: Thank You, Perry!
  • June 26 - Disney Trivia from the Vault: Secrets Revealed and Questions Answered and Tangled Ever After Read-Along Storybook and CD
  • July 1 - The Easy Disney Fake Book
  • July 2 - DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Walt Disney World Resort & Orlando
  • July 3 - Shake It Up!: Center Stage and Shake It Up!: Bring It!
  • July 10 - Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake Hatches a Plan, Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Croc Takes the Cake, Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Jake and the Spyglass, Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Follow That Sound!, Tron Uprising the Junior Novel, and Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Let's Get Jumping!
  • July 17 - Disney Bedtime Favorites, The Disney Princess Cookbook, Shake It Up!: The Junior Novel, and The Muppets: Kermit's Costume Caper
  • July 24 - Disney-Pixar 5-Minute Stories, Meet the Racers!, Disney Fairies: The Perfect Pumpkin Hunt, Disney Princess: I am a Princess, Toy Story: Buzz's Space Adventure/Sunnyside Boot Camp, Disney Fairies: The Perfect Pumpkin Hunt, Disney Princess: Cinderella's Dream Wedding/Tiana's Royal Wedding, Toy Story: Tricks, Treats, and Toys, Disney Princess: Kind and Caring, Toy Story: A Roaring Adventure, Cars: Travel Buddies!, Cinderella's Dream Wedding/Tiana's Royal Wedding 2-pack, Buzz's Space Adventure/Sunnyside Boot Camp 2-pack, Disney Princess: Magical Helpers, and Disney Princess: Jewels for a Princess
  • July 30 - Disney Pixar Cars: Character Encyclopedia
  • July 31 - Phineas and Ferb Spooktacular Joke Book, Cinderella: The Lost Tiara, Winnie the Pooh Storybook Collection, Shake It Up!: Bring It!, Finding Nemo Read-Along Storybook and CD, Monsters, Inc. Read-Along Storybook and CD, and Shake It Up!: Center Stage
  • August 2 - Eeyore's Birthday
  • August 7 - The Toy Story Films: An Animated Journey, Mater and the Little Tractors, Disney Faries: New Friends, Rapunzel's Wedding Day, Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings Junior Novelization, Disney Fairies: The Secret of the Wings Read-Along Storybook and CD, Finding Nemo: Lucky Fin!, Minnie's Bow-Toons: Trouble Times Two, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Shop with Minnie, Jake and the Neverland Pirates: A Skipping Day, Welcome to Pixie Hollow, Cinderella Junior Novelization, Lady and the Tramp, Toy Story: Peekaboo Toys, Brave: Highland Heroes!, Brave: Oh, Brother!, Disney Fairies: A Perfect Match, and Meet the Fairies
  • August 14 - The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries
  • August 16 - The EPIC OFFICIAL Guide to Club Penguin: Ultimate Edition
  • August 28 - Disney It's A Small World: Let's Count!
  • September 1 - Learn to Draw Disney: Enchanted Princesses and Learn to Draw Disney: Favorite Fairies
  • September 3 - Toy Story Toons: Small Fry Read-Along Storybook and CD and Disney Fairies: The Fairies Encyclopedia
  • September 11 - Toy Story: Christmas Toys, Disney*Pixar Cars: Mater Saves Christmas Storybook & CD, Santa Pups Junior Novel, Wonderful World of Dinosaurs, Wonderful World of Earth, Wonderful World of Nature, Wonderful World of Sharks, Wonderful World of Space, Wonderful World of Animals, Disney It's A Small World: Christmas Around the World, and Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet: The Good, the Bad and the Fuzzy
  • September 18 - Wreck-It Ralph Junior Novelization, Wreck-It Ralph Read-Along Storybook and CD, Wreck-It Ralph:: I'm Gonna Wreck It!, Wreck-It Ralph: Game On!, Wreck-It Ralph: One Sweet Race, The Muppets: Presto, Gonzo!, and The Muppets: The Doodle Book
  • September 25 - Cars Toons: Air Mater Read-Along Storybook and CD, Frankenweenie: A Visual Companion, and Phineas and Ferb: Off the Map
  • October 1 - Disney Princess: The Essential Guide
  • October 2 - Phineas and Ferb Read-Along Storybook and CD: Platypus Power!, Heroes of Olympus: Mark of Athena, The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid Graphic Novel, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Movie
  • October 9 - A Disney Sketchbook
  • October 15 - Disney Pixar Character Encyclopedia
  • October 16 - Phineas and Ferb: Attack of the Ferb Snatchers! and The Muppets: The Twelve Days of a Muppet Christmas (and a Chicken in a Pine Tree)
  • October 23 - Finding Nemo: Nemo's Day Off
  • October 30 - Sofia the First and Amazing Spider-Man: Story of Spider-Man
  • November 5 - The Disney Song Encyclopedia and Cinderella: the Royal Invitation
  • November 6 - Muppets: Before You Leap: A Frog's Eye View of Life's Greatest Lessons
  • November 13 - Disney Art Studio: Learn to Draw Your Favorite Disney Characters and Disney-Pixar Art Studio: Step by Step Book and Everything You Need to Get Started
  • November 20 - Spider-Man's Greatest Battles
  • November 21 - Club Penguin - PH's Great Puffle Search
  • December 1 - Disney's Most Notorious Film: Race, Convergence, and the Hidden Histories of Song of the South
  • December 4 - Belle: The Charming Gift
  • December 11 - Phineas and Ferb: Agent P's Guide to Fighting Evil and The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past, Jake and the Neverland Pirates: The Pirate Games, and Doc McStuffins: A Knight in Sticky Armor
  • December 18 - Disney It's A Small World: I Love You!, Avengers's Greatest Battles, and Disney Princess: Forever After
  • December 26 - Monsters, Inc.: Boo on the Loose, Monsters, Inc., Monsters, Inc.: Watch Out for Monsters!, and Princess Hearts
  • December 31 - Diversity in Disney Films: Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and Disability

Video games

Home video releases

DVD and Blu-ray releases

DVD only releases



Disney acquires Lucasfilm.

Character debuts