- February 7 - Walt Disney's animated film Pinocchio is released.
- February 10 - Tom and Jerry make their debut in the animated cartoon Puss Gets the Boot.
- May 17 - My Favorite Wife is released.
- May - A reproduction of "America's First Movie Studio", Thomas Edison's Black Maria, is constructed.
- July 27 - Bugs Bunny makes his official debut in the animated cartoon A Wild Hare.
- October 15 - The Great Dictator, a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.
- November 13 - World premiere of Walt Disney's Fantasia, the first film to be released in a multichannel sound format (see Fantasound). The film also marked the first use of the click track while recording the soundtrack, overdubbing of orchestral parts, simultaneous multitrack recording and lead to the development of a multichannel surround system.
- In the United Kingdom, the Crown Film Unit supersedes the GPO Film Unit in the production of documentary films.
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