1989: Fry Kids
The Fry Kids are McDonald’s characters that were used to promote the chain’s fries. They were used in television commercials with a jingle that said, “Keep your eyes on your fries.” They started out as the Fry Guys in the 1970s and were offered with Happy Meals in 1989.
1989: Garfield Vehicles
McDonald’s offered four Garfield toys with Happy Meals in 1989. They came with their own transportation, including a skateboard, a scooter, and a car.
1989: Mickey’s Birthdayland Race Cars
Disney created Mickey’s Birthdayland to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 60th birthday in 1988. McDonald’s partnered with Disney to mark the occasion with these Happy Meal toys.
1989: The Little Mermaid
These Happy Meal toys were based on characters from the animated Disney movie “The Little Mermaid.” There were Ariel, Prince Eric, Flounder, and Ursula, and special gold editions also.
1989: Flounder from ‘The Little Mermaid’
Flounder appeared in the 1989 animated Disney movie “The Little Mermaid.” He was also a Happy Meal toy that year, along with the other characters.