January 1 is known as New Year's Day.
- 1925 - Alice Comedies: Alice Cans the Cannibals
- 1926 - Alice Comedies: Alice on the Farm
- 1943 - Der Fuehrer's Face
- 1979 - Take Down
- 2000 - Fantasia 2000
- 2002 - Beauty and the Beast is re-released exclusively in IMAX theaters.
Theme park happenings
- 1959 - The Fantasyland Autopia opens at Disneyland.
- 1974 - The Fort Wilderness Railroad opens at Walt Disney World.
- 1994 - Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe opens at the Magic Kingdom.
- 1995 - Symbiosis closes at Epcot's The Land pavilion to be replaced by Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable.
- 2007 - Wonders of Life pavilion at Epcot closes.
- 2022 - The Disney's Magical Express service ceased operations. However, it will be replaced with a new Disney branded airport shuttle bus service to and from the resort later in the year called "The Sunshine Flyer". The new service will be centered around 1920s-era steam locomotives honoring Walt Disney's love of trains and will open as part of Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary celebration.
- 1973 - The Mouse Factory episode "Automobiles" premieres in syndication.
- 1999 - The third season of Timon & Pumbaa premieres on Toon Disney with the episode "Whiff/To Be Bee or Not to Be Bee".
- 2000 - PB&J Otter premieres on Playhouse Disney with the episode "Butter's First Check-Up/The Legend of Ponce de L'Otter".
- 2004 - The That's So Raven episode "Clothes Minded" premieres on Disney Channel.
- Disney XD was shut down in Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand), the Scandinavian Peninsula (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia), and the Middle East.
- Disney Junior and the Disney Channel shut down in Malaysia and Brunei.
- Fox Life shut down in South Korea and Turkey.
- Fox shut down in South Korea.
- The Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures episodes "There Goes Our Fun!"/"Don't Wake the Baby!" premiere on Disney Channel.
- 2022 - The Disney Channel in Taiwan permanently shuts down, and all of its content moved exclusively to Disney+.
- 1978 - Country Mouse, City Mouse
- 1981 - Goofy in the Wild West
- 1985 - Disney's Wonderful World of Knowledge Year Book 1985
- 1986 - Donald Duck Buys a House
- 1992 - Ariel's Painting Party, Castles in the Sand, Flounder's Folly, Flounder, My Hero, and Her Majesty, Ariel
- 1996 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- 2000 - The Emperor's New Groove
- 2001 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
- 2002 - Cinderella's Countdown to the Ball
- 2008 - Walt Disney
- 2009 - Disney's My First Songbook Vol. 3
- 2010 - Cinderella
- 2012 - Toy Story 3
- 1938 - Frank Langella (actor)
- 1943 - Don Novello (writer, film director, producer, actor, singer, and comedian)
- 1950 - Eric Dean Seaton (television director, producer, and graphic novelist)
- 1953 - Kori Rae (producer and animation manager)
- 1957 - Terri Minsky (television writer and producer)
- 1958 - Peter de Sève (artist, illustrator, and character designer)
- 1959 - Anthony DeRosa (animator)
- 1964 - Tony Fucile (animator)
- 1967 - Mark McCorkle (producer, screenwriter, director, and animator)
- 1969 - Verne Troyer (actor, comedian, YouTuber, and stunt performer)
- 1975 - Angus MacLane (animator, director, screenwriter, and voice actor)
- 1981 - Eden Riegel (actress and voice actress)
- 1985 - Sophie McShera (actress)
- 1999 - Diamond White (singer and actress)
- 2005 - Avantika (actress and dancer)
- 1972 - Maurice Chevalier (actor, singer, and dancer)
- 1994 - Cesar Romero (actor and activist)
- 2021 - Ron Dominguez (former vice president of Disneyland and Walt Disney Attractions)