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: 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.
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