An overview of Disney-related events that occured in 2021.

Marvel Studios: Legends

WandaVision

Pixar Popcorn

Nomadland

Flora & Ulysses

Raya and the Last Dragon

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

Big Shot

Star Wars: The Bad Batch

The Chicken Squad

The Woman in the Window

Cruella

Loki

Luca

The Mysterious Benedict Society

Monsters at Work

Summer of Soul

Black Widow

Jungle Cruise

What If...?

Free Guy

The Night House

The Beatles: Get Back

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

The Walt Disney World Resort will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The French Dispatch

Ron's Gone Wrong

Antlers

Eternals

Encanto

West Side Story

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The King's Man

Bob's Burgers: The Movie

Theatrical releases

Feature films

Short films

  • March 5 - Us Again (Walt Disney Animation Studios) was released in front of Raya and the Last Dragon

Television

Streaming

  • January 1
    • The second part of Earth to Ned's first season premiered on Disney+.
    • Horton Hears a Who! premiered on Disney+ in the US.
    • The Wolverine was re-released on Disney+ in the US, after being temporarily removed from the service.
  • January 8
  • January 15
    • Mary Poppins Returns premiered on Disney+ in the US.
    • The third and final season of Elena of Avalor premiered on Disney+.
    • Isle of Dogs was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Dr. Dolittle 3 was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • WandaVision premiered on Disney+.
  • January 22 - Pixar Popcorn premiered on Disney+
  • January 29 - Epic was released on Disney+ in the US.
  • January 31 - Disney My Music Story: Perfume (Japanese: Disney マイ・ミュージック・ストーリー − Perfume) was released on Disney+ in Japan.
  • February 5
    • Upside-Down Magic was released on Disney+.
    • Disney My Music Story: Yoshiki (Japanese: Disney マイ・ミュージック・ストーリー − Yoshiki) was released on Disney+ in the US.
  • February 12
  • February 19
    • Flora & Ulysses premiered on Disney+.
    • The Muppet Show released on Disney+
    • The Book of Life was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Nomadland premiered on Hulu.[1]
    • BIA: A World Upside Down (Spanish: BIA: Un Mundo al Revés) was released on Disney+ in Latin America.
  • February 23
    • Disney+ was launched in Singapore.
    • Star was launched in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, to expand on Disney+, and introduced several series as "Star Originals":
      • Solar Opposites, originally released on Hulu in the US.
      • Love, Victor, originally released on Hulu in the US (not available in Singapore).
      • Helstrom, originally released on Hulu in the US.
      • Big Sky, originally released on ABC in the US (not available in Canada).
      • Godfather of Harlem, originally released on Epix in the US (Only available in Italy).
      • High Fidelity, originally released on Hulu in the US (Only available in Portugal).
    • As part of the Star launch, content from 20th Century Studios and its subsidiaries are transfered under the Star brand in countries where Star is avaliable.
  • February 26
    • Myth: A Frozen Tale was released on Disney+.
    • Soy Luna: The Last Concert (Spanish: Soy Luna: El último concierto) was released on Disney+ in Latin America.
  • March 5
    • Raya and the Last Dragon was released on Disney+ with Premier Access.
    • WandaVision aired its last episode.
    • Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties was re-released on Disney+ in the US, after being temporarily removed from the service.
    • Black Narcissus was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, and France.
    • Dollface was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.
    • The Making of BIA: A World Upside Down (Spanish: BIA: Un Mundo al Revés – Making of) was released on Disney+ in Latin America.
  • March 12
    • Own the Room premiered on Disney+.
    • ASSEMBLED premiered on Disney+.
    • Disney My Music Story: Perfume (Japanese: Disney マイ・ミュージック・ストーリー − Perfume) was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Filthy Rich was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Italy.
    • Next was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Italy, United Kingdom, and Ireland.
    • Love in the Time of Corona was released on Disney+ (Star hub).
  • March 15 - GameStopped premiered on Hulu in the US.
  • March 19 - The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premiered on Disney+.
  • March 26
  • April 2
    • Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian were released on Disney+.
    • The Island at the Top of the World was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Third Man on the Mountain was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Treasure Buddies was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Higglytown Heroes was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The Big Year was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Star Wars: Vintage, a Star Wars short specials collection, was released on Disney+ with the following contents:
      • Caravan of Courage
      • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
      • Star Wars: Clone Wars 2D Micro Series - Vol, 1 and Vol. 2
      • Star Wars: Ewoks
      • The Story of the Faithful Wookiee
    • Bless the Harts premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in Portugal.
  • April 9
    • Nomadland was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Canada.
    • Man of the House was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Mark Twain and Me was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Squando: A Warrior's Tale was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Cesar Millan: The Real Story was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Dollface was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Belgium.
  • April 16
    • Big Shot premiered on Disney+.
    • White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The Kid Who Would Be King was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Rio was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Rio 2 was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Canada.
    • Dollface was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in France.
  • April 22 - Secrets of the Whales premiered on Disney+.
  • April 23
    • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier aired its last episode.
    • Disney My Music Story: Sukimaswitch (Japanese: Disney マイ・ミュージック・ストーリー − スキマスイッチ) was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Baby's Day Out was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • A Teacher was released on Disney+ (Star hub).
    • Grown-ish was released on Disney+ (Star hub).
  • April 30
    • The third and final season of DuckTales was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Mira Royal Detective season 1 was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Adventures in Wonderland was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Oklahoma was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The Lone Ranger was released on Disney+ outside of the US.
    • Nomadland was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.
    • The 3rd season of Genius was premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in Australia and New Zealand.
  • May 4
  • May 7
    • Everyone's Hero was released on Disney+.
    • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Flicka 2 was released on Disney+.
    • Wander Over Yonder seasons 1-2 was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken was released on Disney+.
  • May 14
  • May 21
  • May 28
    • Cruella was released on Disney+ with Premier Access.
    • Rebel was released on Disney+ (Star hub) except in Canada.
  • June 1
    • Disney+ was launched in Malaysia through Hotstar.[12]
    • The Silent Forest (Chinese: 無聲) was released on Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia.[13]
  • June 4
    • Raya and the Last Dragon premiered for all Disney+ subscribers after the end of its premier access status.
    • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Us Again was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The 3rd season of Genius premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in the UK, Ireland and France.
    • the 2nd season of Amphibia was released on Disney+
  • June 9 - Loki premiered on Disney+.
  • June 11
    • The second season of Zenimation premiered on Disney+.
    • The Happiest Millionaire was released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
    • The second season of Love, Victor was premiered on Hulu in the US.
    • The Gloaming premiered on Disney+ (Star hub).
  • June 18
    • Luca will premiere on Disney+
    • The first season of Dino Ranch will be released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The second season of Love, Victor will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub).
  • June 25
    • The Mysterious Benedict Society will premiere on Disney+.
    • Wolfgang will premiere on Disney+.
    • The second season of Central Park will premiere on Apple TV+.
    • Pride will be released on Disney+ (Star hub).
  • June 30 - Disney+ will launch in Thailand through Hotstar.
  • July 2
  • July 9
    • Black Widow will be released on Disney+ with Premier Access.
    • Miraculous World: Shanghai - The Legend of Ladydragon will be released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
    • Flicka will be released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
  • July 14 - Loki will conclude its first season.
  • July 16
    • Behind the Attraction will premiere on Disney+.
    • Turner & Hooch will premiere on Disney+.
    • We Brought a Zoo will be released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
  • July 23
    • Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life will premiere on Disney+.
    • Ice Age: The Meltdown will be released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
  • July 30
    • New episodes of The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse returns on Disney+, as the second part of the first season.
    • The second season of Short Circuit will premiere on Disney+.
    • Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts will premiere on Disney+.
    • Jungle Cruise will be released on Disney+ with Premier Access.
    • Garfield: The Movie will be re-released on Disney+ in the US, in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion, after being temporarily removed from the service.
  • August 6
  • August 16 - Aquamarine will be released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
  • August 23 - The 11th and final season of The Walking Dead will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub) in the UK and Ireland.
  • August 27
    • Cruella will premiere for all Disney+ subscribers after the end of its premier access status.
    • Underdog will be released on Disney+.
    • Vacation Friends will premiere on Hulu.
  • August 31 - Star+ will launch in Latin America.
  • September 3
  • September 17 - Everybody's Talking About Jamie (originally produced under 20th Century Studios) will release by Amazon Studios on Amazon Prime Video.
  • Fall
  • October 6 - Black Widow will premiere for all Disney+ subscribers after the end of its premier access status.
  • November 19 - The Pixar Story will be released on Disney+.
  • December - The Book of Boba Fett will premiere on Disney+.
  • TBA
    • The first four seasons of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir will be released on Disney+.
    • Aladdin (TV series) will be released on Disney+.
    • Star Wars: Visions will premiere on Disney+.
    • Ms. Marvel will premiere on Disney+.
    • Hawkeye will premiere on Disney+.
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid will premiere on Disney+.
    • Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. will premiere on Disney+.
    • Sofia the First will be released on Disney+.
    • Sneakerella will premiere on Disney+.
    • Disney+ will launch in Southeast Asia, either as a standalone service or through Hotstar.
    • Aladdin: Live From The West End will premiere on Disney+.[14]
    • Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again will premiere on Disney+.
    • Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie will be released on Disney+.
    • John Henry will be released on Disney+.
    • Lorenzo will be released on Disney+.
    • The Little Matchgirl will be released on Disney+.
    • How to Hook Up Your Home Theater will be released on Disney+.
    • Tick Tock Tale will be released on Disney+.
    • Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa will be released on Disney+.
    • The Ballad of Nessie will be released on Disney+.
    • Tangled Ever After will be released on Disney+.
    • Paperman will be released on Disney+.
    • Get a Horse! will be released on Disney+.
    • Feast will be released on Disney+.
    • Frozen Fever will be released on Disney+.
    • Make Mine Music will be released on Disney+.
    • The Greatest Showman will be released on Disney+ through Star in the UK and Ireland.
    • The Princess will premiere on Hulu.
    • Jungle Cruise will premiere for all Disney+ subscribers after the end of its premier access status.
    • American Horror Stories will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub).
    • Dopesick will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub).
    • The Dropout will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub).
    • The Old Man will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub) except in Canada.
    • Only Murders in the Building will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub).
    • Platform will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub).
    • Reservation Dogs will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub).
    • Y: The Last Man will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub) except in Canada.

Theme park happenings

Home video releases

DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases

Disney Movie Club Exclusive releases

Digital-only releases

Comics

  • May 11 - Disney Manga: Stitch & the Samurai, Volume 1 (English translation)
  • July 6 - Doorways to Danger

Reprint collections

  • January 26 - Disney Masters - Volume 15 - Mickey Mouse: New Adventures of the Phantom Blot
  • February 23 - The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library - Volume 24: Island in the Sky
  • March 30
    • Disney Masters - Volume 16 - Donald Duck: Jumpin' Jupiter!
    • Wizards of Mickey, Volume 2: Origins
  • May 18 - Wizards of Mickey, Volume 3
  • May 25 - Disney Masters - Volume 17: Mickey Mouse: The Man from Alcatraz
  • July 20
    • Disney Masters - Volume 18 - Uncle Scrooge: Pie in the Sky
    • Wizards of Mickey, Volume 4
  • July 27 - The Disney Afternoon Adventures - Volume 1: Darkwing Duck in "Just Us Justice Ducks"
  • October 19 - The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library - Volume 25: Baloonatics
  • October 26 - The Complete Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Deluxe Edition

Books

Video games

Events

  • January 8 - Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is held until February 22, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary.
  • January 22 - Radio Disney discontinued on January 22, 2021 online and on their remaining affiliate after 25 years of operation, due to most of the crew moving on to focus on the television channels and Disney+.
  • February 12 - Walt Disney Company executives discussed their fiscal First Quarter 2021 financial results.
  • March 1 - The Walt Disney Company participated in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference.
  • March 3 - Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is held until July 5.
  • March 9 - The Walt Disney Company's Annual Meeting Of Shareholders event is held virtually.
  • March 10 - D23 x Walt Disney Imagineering Magical Milestones – Disney California Adventure Park 20th Anniversary is held virtually until March 26.
  • March 18 - A Touch of Disney begins and lasts until April 19 at Disney California Adventure.
  • March 25 - "Disney Hits" was launched on SirusXM, replacing the now-defunct Radio Disney and featuring tracks from The Walt Disney Company's productions.
  • March 30 - 20th Television Animation was launched as the standalone unit and was spun-off from 20th Television.[30]
  • April 2 - Disney on Ice: Mickey's Search Party resumed performances after being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • April 7 - Blue Sky Studios closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • April 14 - Radio Disney's last remaining terrestrial radio station, KRDC 1110 AM in Los Angeles, California, is quietly changed to a simulcast of ESPN Radio. This marks the final closure of Radio Disney in the United States.
  • May 24 - The Walt Disney Company at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media And Communications Conference.
  • June 1 - Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic resumed performances starting in Brazil.
  • June 14 - The Walt Disney Company at the Credit Suisse 23rd Annual Communications Conference.
  • June 16 - D23 x Walt Disney Imagineering Magical Milestones – Shanghai Disney Resort 5th Anniversary will be held virtually until July 9.
  • July 15 - EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will be held until November 20.
  • October 1 - Walt Disney World Resort's 50th anniversary celebration will begin. It will last until April 1, 2023.
  • December 31 - Bob Iger's contract with The Walt Disney Company and role as Executive Chairman and its Board of Directors will expire.

Character debuts

People

Deaths

References

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  16. "Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game shutting down at Walt Disney World".
  17. "'THE SOUL OF JAZZ: An American Adventure' Coming to EPCOT in February".
  18. "The Legacy Goes On".
  19. "Kali River Rapids Refurbishment Extended to April 2021".
  20. "Disney’s Newport Bay Club to Serve as Vaccination Site at Disneyland Paris".
  21. "Tomorrowland PeopleMover Refurbishment Extended to January 9, 2021 at Magic Kingdom". , in time for Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary celebration.
  22. "Disneyland May Not Reopen Until Summer 2021, According to California's Orange County Health Care Agency".
  23. "BREAKING: MARVEL Avengers Campus Opens July 18th at Disney California Adventure". 
  24. "BREAKING: MARVEL Avengers Campus Opening Delayed at Disney California Adventure". 
  25. "Disneyland Paris Delays Reopening to April 2021".
  26. "Disneyland Paris Will Not Reopen April 2nd, Remains Closed by Government Order".
  27. "RUMOR: Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Ride Will Not Open in 2020 at EPCOT, Not Deemed a "Priority Project" by Disney".
  28. "BREAKING: New “Believe! Sea of Dreams” Nighttime Show Coming to Tokyo DisneySea in 2021".
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