1996 in home video

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Years in home video: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
Years: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Industry milestones[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 1 - The DVD format is introduced in Japan.[1]

December[edit]

  • December 12 - It's announced that 20th Century Fox leaves the Swedish market from 1997, making Egmont Film the largest home video rental company in Sweden.[2]

Film releases[edit]

The following movies were released on video on the following dates:

U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Notes
January 2 Showgirls MGM VHS release
Journey to the Center of the Earth 20th Century Fox VHS releases; part of the 20th Century Fox Family Features Collection
Five Weeks in a Balloon
January 3 The Glass Shield Miramax VHS release
January 9 The Net Columbia/Tristar VHS release
Sweetheart Stories (Also includes: Mickey's Rival / In Dutch / The Nifty Nineties) Disney VHS releases; part of the Disney's Valentine Collection
Mickey Loves Minnie (Also includes: Society Dog Show / Donald's Double Trouble / The Brave Little Tailor)
January 9 The Wind in the Willows Disney VHS release; part of the Disney's Favorite Stories Collection
January 16 The Indian in the Cupboard Columbia VHS release; part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection
Die Hard with a Vengeance Fox VHS release
Lord of Illusions MGM VHS release
Nine Months Fox VHS release
January 23 Mortal Kombat New Line VHS re-release
Jade Paramount VHS release
Waterworld Universal VHS release
Speechless MGM VHS release
Tom Thumb MGM VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Yours, Mine and Ours
Tom Sawyer
January 30 A Kid in King Arthur's Court Disney VHS releases
The Big Green
National Lampoon's Senior Trip New Line VHS release
Something to Talk About Warner Bros. VHS release
February 6 Snoopy, Come Home 20th Century Fox VHS release; part of the 20th Century Fox Family Features Collection
The Usual Suspects Polygram VHS releases
Desperado Columbia/Tristar
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Warner Bros.
February 13 Showgirls MGM VHS release, R-Rated version
Virtuosity Paramount VHS release
The Amazing Panda Adventure Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release
Beyond Rangoon Columbia/Tristar VHS release
February 20 The Land Before Time MCA/Universal VHS release
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Disney VHS release
Heavyweights VHS release
Man of the House VHS release
Tall Tale VHS release
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Universal VHS release
Hackers MGM VHS release
The Stars Fell on Henrietta Warner Bros. VHS release
Copycat Warner Bros. VHS release
Unzipped Miramax VHS release
February 28 Pocahontas Disney VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Dumbo VHS re-releases; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
The Three Caballeros
So Dear to My Heart
Alice in Wonderland
The Sword in the Stone
Mary Poppins
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Robin Hood
Pete's Dragon
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea VHS re-release; part of Walt Disney Family Film Collection
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates VHS release, part of Family Film Collection
Old Yeller VHS re-release; part of Walt Disney Family Film Collection
The Shaggy Dog
Pollyanna
Swiss Family Robinson
The Parent Trap
That Darn Cat!
The Love Bug
Herbie Rides Again
Escape to Witch Mountain
The Apple Dumpling Gang
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey VHS release; part of Walt Disney Family Film Collection
March 5 Empire Records Warner Bros. VHS release
Moonlight and Valentino Gramercy Pictures VHS release
Fair Game Warner Bros. VHS release
My Neighbor Totoro 20th Century Fox VHS release; part of the 20th Century Fox Family Features Collection
The Brothers McMullen VHS release
A Walk in the Clouds
Roommates Hollywood Pictures VHS release
March 12 Braveheart Paramount VHS release, 2-videocassette set
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Warner Bros. VHS release
The Prophecy Universal VHS release
Clockers Universal VHS release
Assassins Warner Bros. VHS release
Never Talk to Strangers Columbia/Tristar VHS release
The Baby-Sitters VHS release; part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Bye Bye Birdie
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows
Ghostbusters
Real Genius
Willow
The Bear
The Adventures of Milo and Otis
My Girl
March 19 Operation Dumbo Drop Disney VHS release
The Tie That Binds Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Angus New Line VHS release
Babe Universal VHS release
March 27 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Pictures VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Dumbo VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
The Three Caballeros
So Dear to My Heart
Alice in Wonderland
The Sword in the Stone
Mary Poppins
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Robin Hood
Pete's Dragon
Seven New Line VHS release
Jade Paramount VHS release
Animalympics UAV Corporation VHS release
Last of the Dogmen HBO Home Video VHS release
Mallrats Universal VHS release
April 2 Balto Universal VHS release
Strange Days Fox VHS release
Home for the Holidays Polygram VHS release
April 9 Shipwrecked Disney VHS re-release
Splash Touchstone VHS re-release
The Rescue Touchstone VHS re-release
Smoke Miramax VHS release
Tremors 2: Aftershocks Universal direct-to-video VHS release
April 16 Fair Game Warner Bros. VHS release
Vampire in Brooklyn Paramount VHS release
Unstrung Heroes Hollywood VHS release
The Scarlet Letter Hollywood VHS release
Now and Then New Line VHS release
Magic in the Water Columbia/Tristar VHS release
April 24 The Aristocats Disney VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Dumbo VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
The Three Caballeros
So Dear to My Heart
Alice in Wonderland
The Sword in the Stone
Mary Poppins
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Robin Hood
Pete's Dragon
Journey Back to Oz Hallmark VHS release
Man of the House Disney VHS release
To Die For Columbia VHS release
The Bridges of Madison County Warner Bros. VHS release
April 30 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Universal VHS release; part of the Universal Comedy Classics Collection
The Reluctant Astronaut
Pillow Talk
Strange Bedfellows
Send Me No Flowers
The Love God?
Man's Favorite Sport
Lover Come Back
Come September
The Thrill of It All
Shenandoah VHS release; part of the James Stewart Western Collection
Bend of the River
Tom and Huck Disney VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection
The Adventures of Huck Finn VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection
How to Make an American Quilt Universal VHS release
Money Train Columbia/Tristar VHS release
May 7 Cutthroat Island Live VHS release
It Takes Two Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Dead Presidents Hollywood Pictures VHS release
May 14 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Universal Pictures VHS release
Appaloosa VHS release; part of the Universal Western Collection
The Virginian
Law and Order
Jumanji Columbia VHS release
Feast of July Touchstone VHS release
A Month by the Lake Miramax VHS release
Powder Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Reckless Evergreen Entertainment VHS release
The American President Columbia/Tristar VHS release
May 21 Peter and the Wolf Disney VHS releases; part of the Disney's Favorite Stories Collection
The Prince and the Pauper
Treasure Island Walt Disney Pictures VHS releases; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
The Absent-Minded Professor
The Three Lives of Thomasina
Island at the Top of the World
GoldenEye MGM VHS release
Nick of Time Paramount VHS release
May 28 Dunston Checks In 20th Century Fox VHS release; part of the 20th Family Features Collection
Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog VHS re-release; part of the 20th Century Fox Family Features Collection
Get Shorty MGM VHS release
Casino Universal VHS release
June 4 Leaving Las Vegas MGM VHS release
June 11 Sudden Death Universal VHS release
Father of the Bride Part II Touchstone VHS release
Bio-Dome MGM VHS release
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace New Line VHS release
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T Columbia/Tristar VHS release; part of the Columbia\Tristar Family Collection
Short Circuit 2
Rocket Gibraltar
Ghostbusters II
Bingo
My Girl 2
June 18 Sabrina Paramount VHS release
June 25 Dracula: Dead and Loving It Columbia VHS release
Bed of Roses New Line VHS release
The Adventures of Robin Hood MGM VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection
Lassie Come Home
Courage of Lassie
The Yearling
Flipper
Flipper's New Adventure
Zebra in the Kitchen
Namu, My Best Friend
Clash of the Titans
The Black Stallion Returns
July 2 The Pagemaster 20th Century Fox VHS re-release; part of the 20th Century Fox Family Features Collection
Mr. Holland's Opus Hollywood VHS release
Broken Arrow Fox VHS release
Three Little Pigs Disney VHS release; part of the Disney's Favorite Stories Collection
July 9 Nixon Hollywood VHS release
Waterworld Universal VHS release
July 16 Happy Gilmore Universal VHS release
Eye for an Eye Paramount VHS release
July 23 12 Monkeys Universal VHS release
Unforgettable MGM VHS release
Two Bits Miramax VHS release
The City of Lost Children Columbia/Tristar VHS release
July 30 City Hall Columbia VHS release
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Disney VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection
The Incredible Journey VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection
Diabolique Warner VHS release
August 6 The Juror Columbia VHS release
Black Sheep Paramount
Down Periscope Fox
Ed Universal
Executive Decision Warner
Big Bully
The Adventures of Robin Hood MGM VHS re-releases; part of MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection
The Yearling
Flipper
Namu, My Best Friend
Yours, Mine and Ours
Clash of the Titans
The Black Stallion Returns
August 13 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Disney direct-to-video VHS release
Dumbo VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
The Three Caballeros
So Dear to My Heart
Alice in Wonderland
The Sword in the Stone
Mary Poppins
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Robin Hood
Pete's Dragon
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Family Film Collection
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
Old Yeller
The Shaggy Dog
Pollyanna
Swiss Family Robinson
The Parent Trap
That Darn Cat!
The Love Bug
Herbie Rides Again
Escape to Witch Mountain
The Apple Dumpling Gang
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
White Squall Hollywood VHS release
Chariots of Fur Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Carrotblanca
Treasure Island VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Classic Tales Collection
Oliver Twist
Watership Down
The Nutcracker Prince
The Trouble with Angels Columbia/Tristar VHS release; part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection
Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
Running Wild
The Secret of Roan Inish
From Dusk till Dawn Dimension VHS release
August 20 Mr. Wrong Touchstone VHS release
Barb Wire Gramercy Pictures VHS release
The Substitute Live Entertainment VHS release
August 27 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 MGM VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment Collection
The Sound of Music 20th Century Fox VHS release; part of the 20th Century Fox Family Features Collection
single cassette version
Mary Reilly Tristar VHS release
September 10 The Little Engine That Could Universal direct-to-video VHS release
Muppet Treasure Island Jim Henson VHS release
Up Close & Personal Touchstone VHS release
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Dimension VHS release
Fargo Polygram VHS release
Sgt. Bilko Universal VHS release
The Truth About Cats & Dogs Fox VHS release
September 11 Three Little Pigs Disney VHS release; part of the Disney's Favorite Stories Collection
September 17 Little Miss Marker Universal Pictures VHS release; part of the Shirley Temple Collection
Now and Forever
The Shakiest Gun in the West VHS release; part of the Universal Comedy Classics Collection
How to Frame a Figg
The Birdcage MGM VHS release
The Quest Universal VHS release
September 18 Mulholland Falls MGM VHS release
September 24 Before and After Hollywood VHS release
Oliver & Company Disney VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Family Film Collection
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
Old Yeller
The Shaggy Dog
Pollyanna
Swiss Family Robinson
The Parent Trap
That Darn Cat!
The Love Bug
Herbie Rides Again
Escape to Witch Mountain
The Apple Dumpling Gang
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Two Much Touchstone VHS release
October 1 My Fair Lady 20th Century Fox VHS release; part of the 20th Century Fox Family Features Collection
single cassette version
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Pictures Special Edition VHS release
Twister Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory VHS release
25th Anniversary
part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
The Great White Hype Fox VHS release
October 8 The Wizard of Oz MGM VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment
THX Digitally Remastered
The Craft Columbia VHS release
Flipper Universal VHS release
Race the Sun Columbia/Tristar VHS release; part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection
Mickey's Christmas Carol Disney VHS release; part of the Disney's Favorite Stories Collection
October 15 Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave Fox VHS release
James and the Giant Peach Walt Disney Pictures VHS release
Celtic Pride Hollywood VHS release
Lassie Come Home MGM VHS re-releases; part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection
The Yearling
Flipper's New Adventure
Here Comes Cookie Universal Pictures VHS releases; part of the Universal Comedy Classics Collection
Love in Bloom
Six of a Kind
Primal Fear Paramount VHS release
Fear Universal VHS release
October 22 Beautiful Girls Miramax VHS release
The Arrival Orion Pictures VHS release
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Miramax VHS release
Multiplicity Columbia/Tristar VHS release
October 29 Stepmonster New Horizons VHS release
Toy Story Disney/Pixar VHS release
Tiny Toy Stories
Dumbo Disney VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
The Three Caballeros
So Dear to My Heart
Alice in Wonderland
The Sword in the Stone
Mary Poppins
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Robin Hood
Pete's Dragon
Heaven's Prisoners Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Eraser Warner VHS release
October 30 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate New Line VHS release
November 5 The Adventures of Pinocchio New Line VHS release
The Legend of the North Wind Plaza VHS release
Chitty Chittty Bang Bang MGM VHS re-release; part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment Collection
A Christmas Story
Fluke VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment Collection
Last Dance Touchstone VHS release
Spy Hard Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Mrs. Winterbourne Columbia/Tristar VHS release
Forest Warrior Turner Entertainment VHS release
November 7 The Munsters' Revenge Gaiam VHS release
November 12 Operation Dumbo Drop Disney VHS re-release
The Pallbearer Miramax VHS release
Mission Impossible Paramount VHS release
The Nutty Professor Universal VHS release
Sunset Columbia/Tristar VHS release
November 19 Dragonheart Universal VHS release
Kazaam Touchstone VHS release
The Phantom Paramount VHS release
Striptease Columbia/Tristar VHS release
November 26 Independence Day Fox VHS release
December 3 The Cable Guy Columbia VHS release
The Crow: City of Angels Dimension VHS release
December 10 Mickey's Christmas Carol Disney VHS release; part of the Disney's Favorite Stories Collection
Matilda Columbia VHS release
The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists Universal direct-to-video VHS release
December 17 The Frighteners Universal VHS release
Joe's Apartment Warner Bros. VHS release
Chain Reaction Fox VHS release
Tin Cup Warner Bros. VHS release
December 23 The Island of Dr. Moreau New Line VHS release
Carpool Warner Bros. VHS release
December 24 The Passion of Darkly Noon Seville Pictures VHS release
December 30 A Time to Kill Warner Bros. VHS release
The Stupids New Line VHS release

TV show releases[edit]

The following television shows were released on video on the following dates:

U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Format(s) Season # Notes
January 23 Barney & Friends Barney Home Video VHS Barney's All Aboard for Sharing VHS release
Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders New Frontier Entertainment VHS Jewel Quest (contains: "Jewel Quest" (Parts 1 & 2) VHS releases
Wizard's Peak (contains: "Wizard's Peak" & "Travel Trees Can't Dance")
For Whom the Bell Trolls (contains: "For Whom the Bell Trolls" & "The Faery Princess")
January 30 Timon & Pumbaa Walt Disney Television Animation VHS Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 1: Hangin' With Baby (contains: "Never Everglades" & "To Kilimanjaro Bird" & "Rafiki Fables: Good Mousekeeping") VHS releases
Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 2: Grub's On (contains: "Saskatchewan Catch" & "French Fried" & "The Laughing Hyenas: Big Top Breakfast")
True Guts (contains: "The Pain in Spain" & "How to Beat the High Costa Rica" & "The Laughing Hyenas: Cooked Goose")
Jim Henson's Animal Show The Jim Henson Company VHS "The Kangaroo and the Frog" VHS release
"The Owl and the Octopus"
ReBoot Zondag Entertainment
Claster Television
VHS "The Great Brain Robbery" VHS release
"Talent Night"
Timmy the Tooth Universal VHS "The Brush in the Stone" VHS release
"An Eye for a Tooth"
"Rainy Day Adventure"
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Saban Entertainment VHS "Karate Club: The White Ranger Kata" VHS release
February 2 Thomas & Friends Videos treasure VHS "Thomas & his Friends Help Out" VHS release
February 6 Sesame Street Children's Television Workshop VHS Do the Alphabet (8 Great Songs includes: "Alphabet Blues" & "Do the Alphabet" & "D" & "J Friends" & "Alphabet Song" & "Boogie Woogie Piggies" & "Alphabet Jungle Song" & "T Dance") VHS release
Learning to Share (6 Great Songs includes: "This Is My Train" & "Cooperation Song" & "Share" & "Two Heads Are Better Than One" & "Sharing" & "What is my Friend")
Learning About Numbers
Learning About Letters
February 13 The Magic School Bus Nelvana
Hanho Heung-Up
(Animation Production)
South Carolina ETV
Scholastic Entertainment
Discovery Kids (United States)
VHS "Plays Ball" VHS release
"Goes to Seed"
"Kicks Up a Storm"
February 20 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Saban Entertainment VHS All-Time Favorites: Volume 1: White Light: The Mini-Series VHS release
Features exclusive extra footage of Bulk & Skull that has never been televised or included with future VHS & DVD releases.
All-Time Favorites: Volume 2: Ninja Quest: The Mini-Series
All-Time Favorites: Volume 3: The Good, The Bad, and the Stupid: The Misadventures of Bulk and Skull VHS release
Is a "Direct-to-Video" special that was never televised.
February 27 The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley Dualstar VHS A Musical Mystery Series: The Case of the Shark Encounter VHS release
A Musical Mystery Series: The Case of the U.S. Space Camp Mission
Wishbone Big Feats! Entertainment VHS Twisted Tail VHS release
Homer Sweet Homer
The Slobbery Hound
The Prince and the Pooch
March 5 Littlest Pet Shop Sunbow Entertainment VHS Volume 1: "Wrecking Havoc / Chet Goes Hollywood" & "Curse of the Mumsy / Whenever Lola Laughs" VHS release
Volume 2: "Treasure of Sierra Pet Shop / Really Big" & "Squeaks in Space / Are You My Mumsy?"
Volume 3: "Scaredy Dog / Littlest Pit Stop" & "The Bully Bugs / The Littlest Whodunit"
March 19 ABC Weekend Special Hanna-Barbera
ABC Studios
VHS The Velveteen Rabbit VHS release
Bananas in Pyjamas Southern Star Group VHS Birthday Special (Also includes: Banana's Birthday Monday & Banana's Birthday Tuesday & Banana's Birthday Wednesday & Banana's Birthday Thursday & Banana's Birthday Friday) VHS release
Cuddles Avenue (Also includes: Salon Rat & Shadow Painting & Buried Treasure)
The Busy World of Richard Scarry CINAR
France Animation
Paramount Television
VHS The Snowstorm (contains: Professor Dig and His Egyptian Mummy / The Treasure Hunt) VHS releases
A Trip to the Moon (contains: Pip Pip Goes to London / Floating Bananas)
Jonny Quest Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS Race Bennon in An Army of One (contains: "The Mystery of the Lizard Men" & "Double Danger") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Space Ghost: The Heat Thing and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Dexter's Laboratory: "Changes" (Dexter's Laboratory))
Dr. Zin in Master of Evil (contains: "Riddle of the Gold" & "The Robot Spy") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Space Ghost: Creature King and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Cow and Chicken: "No Smoking")
Hadji in Mysteries of the East (contains: "Calcutta Adventure" & "Pirates From Below") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Space Ghost: Revenge of the Spider Woman and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Johnny Bravo: "Johnny Bravo")
Bandit in Adventures Best Friend (contains: "Attack of the Tree People" & "Terror Island") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Space Ghost: Zorak and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Two Stupid Dogs: "Door Jam")
Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Live: The World Tour Live on Stage Saban Entertainment VHS Live: The World Tour Live on Stage VHS release
March 26 Barney & Friends Barney Home Video VHS Barney's Talent Show VHS release
April 2 Saban's Masked Rider Saban Entertainment VHS "Escape from Edenoi" (Parts 1 and 2) VHS releases
"Super Gold" (Parts 1 and 2)
April 9 Aladdin Walt Disney Television Animation VHS Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Volume 3: Fearless Friends (contains "Much Abu About Something" & "The Day the Bird Stood Still") VHS release
Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Volume 4: Team Genie (contains "Sneeze the Day" & "Genie Hunt")
Gargoyles Walt Disney Television Animation VHS Deeds of Deception (contains "The Edge" & "Long Way to Morning") VHS release
Brothers Betrayed (contains "Her Brother's Keeper" & "Reawakening")
Street Sharks DIC Entertainment VHS Shark 'N' Roll (contains: "Shark 'N' Roll" & "Lone Shark") VHS release
Shark Quest (contains: "Shark Quest" & "Fresh Water Sharks")
Earthworm Jim The Children's Channel
Universal Cartoon Studios
VHS Vol. 1: Bring Me the Head of Earthworm Jim / Sword of Righteousness VHS release
Vol. 2: Conqueror Worm / Day of the Fish
Vol. 3: Assault & Battery / Trout!
Vol. 4: The Book of Doom / The Egg Beater
April 16 Beavis and Butt-head J. J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. (Season 1)
Tenth Annual Industries (Season 2–7)
MTV Animation (Seasons 1–8)
Inbred Jed's Homemade Cartoons (Pilot only)
Paramount Television (Seasons 1–7)
Judgemental Films
MTV Production Development
VHS Feel Our Pain (Also includes: "Animation Sucks" & "Bad Dog" & "Tired" & "Bus Trip" & "Patsies" & "Choke" & "Blood Pressure" & "Lightning Strikes") VHS release
April 23 Highlander: The Animated Series Marc du Pontavice
Gaumont Television
VHS The Adventure Begins (Also includes: The Last of the MacLeods & A Taste Of Betrayal & The Last Weapon) VHS release
April 30 Sesame Street Children's Television Workshop VHS Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game VHS releases
Put Down the Duckie (7 Songs includes: "Sesame Street Theme" & "People in Your Neighborhood" & "Put Down the Duckie" & "Oh, How I Miss my X" & "Sing Your Synonyms" & "Jellyman Kelly" & "Italian Street Song")
Sleepytime Stories and Songs (6 Songs includes: "Dance Myself to Sleep" & "Moonshine Song" & "If Moon was Cookie" & "Snuffle Lullabye" & "Everybody Sleeps" & "Imagination")
A New Baby in His House (4 Songs includes: "Snuffy's Sister's Song" & "Someone New" & "Different People, Different Ways" & "I'm the Big One Now")
May 7 Timon & Pumbaa Walt Disney Television Animation VHS Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 4: Don't Get Mad, Get Happy (contains: "Yosemite Remedy" & "Kenya Be My Friend?" & "Rafiki Fables: The Sky Is Calling") VHS releases
Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 5: Live & Learn! (contains: "The Law of the Jungle" & "Uganda Be an Elephant" & "Be More Pacific")
Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 6: Quit Buggin' Me (contains: "Frantic Atlantic" & "Swiss Missed" & "Going Uruguay")
May 21 Barney & Friends Barney Home Video VHS Barney's Fun and Games VHS release
Phantom 2040 Live
Family Home Entertainment
VHS The Ghost Who Walks (Also includes: "Generation Unto Generation" (Parts 1 and 2), "The Sum of the Parts", "Fire and I.C.E.", "Reflections of Glory") VHS release
Wishbone Big Feats! Entertainment VHS Salty Dog VHS releases
Terrified Terrier
May 28 Laff-A-Lympics Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS Yippee for the Yogi Yahooeys! (contains: "India and Israel" & "The Grand Canyon and Ireland") VHS releases
On Your Marks, Get Set—Go Scoobys! (contains: "Acapulco and England" & "Quebec, Canada and Baghdad, Iraq")
Something Smells Really Rotten (contains: "France and Australia" & "Italy and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina")
Heavens to Hilarity, This is it, Sports Fans! (contains: "Africa and San Francisco" & "North Pole and Tahiti")
June 11 Sesame Street Children's Television Workshop VHS Elmocize (7 Songs includes: "Comin' Round the Bend" & "Elmocize" & "Twister Sisters" & "Workout In A Chair" "Do the Benny Jump" & "Elbows and Knees" & "Jump") VHS releases
Imagine That (7 Songs includes: "Let's Get Dressed Up" & "Rainy Day Wishes" & "We Hate the Rain" & "Happy Happiness" & "Imagine That!" & "Dancin' Shoes" & "Box City Recycling Map")
Smiley's World Games (6 Songs includes: "Get On Up" ("Everybody Move") & "Around and Around"" & "Simple Pleasures" & "I'm In Great Shape" & "Reach Your Hand Up High" & "You Can Get Right Up")
June 18 The Busy World of Richard Scarry CINAR
France Animation
Paramount Television
VHS The Best Babysitter Ever (contains: Mr. Raccoon's Different Day / Mario, the Venetian Gondolier) VHS releases
Summer Picnic (contains: Cucumber, the African Photographer / A Big Operation)
June 25 Disney's Sing Along Songs Disney VHS Topsy Turvy (9 Songs includes: "Topsy Turvy" & "You've Got a Friend in Me" & "Stand by Me" & "Streets of Gold" & "The Silly Songs" & "Out There" & "Family" & "The Unbirthday Song" & "Topsy Turvy" (reprise) VHS release
July 9 Wee Sing Price Stern Sloan
Millennium Pictures
VHS Wee Sing Animal Songs (15 Songs includes: "Bingo" & "Had a Little Rooster" & "Little Baby Ottie" & "Little Miss Muffet" & "Eensy Weensy Spider" & "Do You Ears Hang Low?" & "The Old Gray Mare" & "One, Two, Whale There's Blue" & "Grasshoppers Three" & "Little Peter Rabbit" & "Frog Round" & "Mary Had a Little Lamb" & "I'm a Hermit Crab" & "Two Little Blackbirds" & "Old MacDonald Had a Farm") VHS releases
Wee Sing Classic Songs for Kids (15 Songs includes: "The Alphabet Song" & "Jack and Jill" & "The Farmer in the Dell" & "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" & "Rain, Rain, Go Away" & "Home On the Range" & "The Hokey Pokey" & "Jack be Nimble" & "Boom, Boom, Ain't it Great to be Crazy?" & "Ring Around the Rosie" & "Humpty Dumpty" & "The Muffin Man" & "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" & "Star Light, Star Bright" & "Playmate")
Skysurfer Strike Force Ruby-Spears
Ashi Production Co., Ltd.
VHS City of Terror / Death Paint VHS releases
Voodoo Master / Alien Attack
Titan of Terror / The Ancient City
July 17 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Television Animation VHS Cowboy Pooh (contains: "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigger" & "Rabbit Marks the Spot" & "The Masked Offender") VHS re-releases; part of the Winnie the Pooh: Playtime Collection
Detective Tigger (contains: "Tigger, Private Ear" & "Sham Pooh" & "Invasion of the Pooh Snatcher" & "Eeyore's Tail Tale")
Pooh Party (contains: "Party Poohper" & "A Bird in The Hand" & "A Pooh Day Afternoon")
Fun 'N' Games (contains: "What's the Score, Pooh" & "Prize Piglet" & "Piglet's Poohetry")
Happy Pooh Day (contains: "April Pooh" & "Tigger Got Your Tongue" & "The Wise Have It") VHS release; part of the Winnie the Pooh: Playtime Collection
Working Together (contains: "Shovel, Shovel, Toil and Trouble" & "Tigger's Shoes & "Easy Come, Easy Gopher") VHS release; part of the Winnie the Pooh: Learning Collection
July 23 How the West Was Fun Warner Bros. VHS direct-to-video VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Murakami-Wolf-Swenson VHS 10th Anniversary: "Get Shredder" (contains: "Get Shredder!" & "Wrath of the Rat King") VHS releases
10th Anniversary: "Cry H.A.V.O.C." (contains: "Cry H.A.V.O.C.!" & "H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets!")
10th Anniversary: "Cyber Turtles" (contains: "Cyber-Turtles" & "State of Shock")
Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders New Frontier Entertainment VHS "Full Circle" (contains: "Full Circle" & "Revenge of the Dark Stone") VHS release
July 30 Bananas in Pyjamas Southern Star Group VHS Show Business (Also includes: Banana Hiccups & Surf's Up & Doctor Bananas) VHS releases
Pink Spots (Also includes: Rat's Hat & Slipper Fairies & Wishing Pool)
August 6 Barney & Friends Barney Home Video VHS Barney's 1-2-3-4 Seasons VHS release
The Busy World of Richard Scarry CINAR
France Animation
Paramount Television
VHS New Friend on the Block (contains: Sergeant Murphy's Deputy / Couscous in the Sahara) VHS releases
Sally's First Day at School (contains: Cucumber in Rockies / The Biggest Storm Ever)
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS Foul Play in Funland (contains: "Foul Play in Funland" & "Bedlam in the Big Top") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes two bonus cartoons of Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy: "The Party Lion" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Dexter's Laboratory: "The Big Sister")
A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts (contains: "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts" & "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes two bonus cartoons of Quick Draw McGraw: "El Kabong meets El Kazing" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Gramps)
And a Mummy Too! (contains: "Scooby-Doo and A Mummy, Too" & "What a Night for a Knight") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes two bonus cartoons of Huckleberry Hound: "Lion Tamer Huck" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Dexter's Laboratory: "Changes (Dexter's Laboratory)")
Which Witch is Witch? (contains: "Which Witch is Which?" & "Nowhere to Hyde") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes two bonus cartoons of Yogi Bear: "Pie-Pirates" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Mina and the Count: Interlude with a Vampire)
Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
Power Rangers Zeo Saban Entertainment VHS Zeo Quest (Contains: "Attack of the 60' Bulk", "Water You Thinking?", "Along Came a Spider", "Sowing the Seas of Evil", "Hogday Afternoon" (Parts 1 and 2), and "A Zeo Beginning" Parts 1 and 2) VHS release
Thomas and Friends The Gallant Old Engine Disney VHS VHS release
August 13 Tiny Toons Warner Bros. Television Animation
Amblin Television
VHS Night Ghoulery (Also includes: "Telltale Vacuum" & "Sneezer the Sneezy Ghost" & "Devil Dog of the Moors" & "Fuel" & "Devil and Daniel Webfoot" & "Hold That Duck" & "Night of the Living Dull" & "FrankenMyra" & "Gremlin On a Wing") VHS releases; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
It's a Wonderful Tiny Toon Christmas Special
Animaniacs Amblin Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
VHS Sing Along: Mostly in Toons (12 Songs includes: "The Senses" & "What Are We" & "The Planets Song A Quake, A Quake" & "Be Caerful What You Eat" & "The Presidents Song" & "All the Words in the English Language" & "The Tiger Prince" & "The Panama Canal" & "The Ballad of Magellan" & "Hello, Nurse" & "The Big Warp Party") VHS releases; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Spooky Stuff (Also includes: Draculee, Draculaa & Phranken-Runt & Meatballs or Consequences & Scare Happy Slappy & Witch One & Hot Bothered and Bedeviled)
Pinky and the Brain Warner Bros. Television Animation
Amblin Television
VHS A Pinky and the Brain Christmas (contains: A Pinky and the Brain Christmas & That Smarts) VHS releases; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
World Domination Tour (Also includes: "Pavlov's Mice" & "Brain Meets Brawn" & "Where Rodents Dare" & "Tokyo Grows")
The Hobbit VHS VHS releases; part of the Warner Bros. Classic Tales Collection
The Return of the King Topcraft
Rankin/Bass Productions
The Flight of Dragons Rankin/Bass Productions
The Wind in the Willows Rankin/Bass Productions
Cuckoo's Nest Studios
The Whipping Boy Columbia/Tristar VHS Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy VHS release; part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection
August 20 Highlander: The Animated Series Marc du Pontavice
Gaumont Television
VHS The Suspended Village / Exodus VHS releases
The Cursed / The History Lesson
The Valley of the Thorn Pods / Fallout
Wishbone Big Feats! Entertainment VHS Bone of Arc VHS releases
Frankenbone
Siegfried and Roy Fox VHS Masters of the Impossible (Also includes: In the Beginning / Kingdom of Gold / Monsters of the Mind / The Realm of Endland) VHS release; part of the 20th Century Fox Family Features Collection
Power Rangers Zeo Saban Entertainment VHS It Came from Angel Grove VHS release
Bonus! Includes never-before-seen music video! Fright Night
September 3 What-a-Mess Smallfilms (Version 1)
Bevanfield Films (Version 2)
DIC Entertainment (Version 3)
Neuroplanet/CinéGroupe/CINAR (Version 4)
VHS Monsters, Goblins, and Ghosts, Oh My! VHS release
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Rankin/Bass Productions VHS VHS re-releases; part of Christmas Classics Series Collection
The Little Drummer Boy
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Frosty Returns Broadway Video
CBS Productions
Hello Kitty Live Santa's Missing Hat
Littlest Pet Shop Sunbow Entertainment Do Not Solve Until Christmas VHS releases; part of the Christmas Classics Series Collection
September 4 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Television Animation VHS Frankenpooh (contains: "The Monster Frankenpooh" & "Things That Go Piglet in the Night" & "Pooh Moon") VHS re-release
Spookable Pooh (contains: "A Knight to Remember" & "Rock-A-Bye Pooh Bear" VHS release
September 10 The Flintstones Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS A Haunted House Is Not a Home (contains: "A Haunted House is Not a Home" & "The Gruesomes") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks: "The Ghost with the Most" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Hard Luck Duck)
The Scooby-Doo Show The Headless Horseman of Halloween (contains: "The Headless Horseman of Halloween" & "Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also features an episodes of Peter Potamus: Kooky Spook and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Yoink! on the Yukon)
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle (contains: "A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle" & The Scooby-Doo Show: "Tar Monster") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Winsome Witch: Have Broom Will Zoom and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Bloo's Gang: "Bow-Wow Buccaneers")
The Halloween Tree VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
The Borrowers BBC VHS VHS releases; part of the Turner Family Showcase Collection
The Return of the Borrowers
Timmy the Tooth Universal VHS Big Mouth Gulch VHS release
Superman Warner Bros. Animation VHS "The Last Son of Krypton" (Parts 1 and 2 and 3) VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Collection Collection
September 17 Beavis and Butt-head J. J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. (Season 1)
Tenth Annual Industries (Season 2–7)
MTV Animation (Seasons 1–8)
Inbred Jed's Homemade Cartoons (Pilot only)
Paramount Television (Seasons 1–7)
Judgemental Films
MTV Production Development
VHS Beavis and Butt-head Do Christmas (Also includes: "A Very Special Christmas With Beavis and Butt-head" & "Huh-Huh-Humbug" & "It's a Miserable Life") VHS release
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Amblin Television
The Harvey Entertainment Company
Universal Cartoon Studios
Jeffrey A. Montgomery Productions
VHS (Also includes: Spooking Bee / Fugedaboudit / The Flew / Paws / Alphabet Song / Is So Too) VHS release
(Also includes: Three Boos and a Babe / The Whipstaff Inmates / Elusive Exclusive / Poil Jammed / The Who That I Am / A Picture Says 1000 Words)
September 24 A Flintstone Christmas Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Breezly and Sneezly: Noodnick of the North and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Dino: The Great Egg-Scape)
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show A Nutcracker's Scoob (contains: The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries: "The Nutcracker Scoob" & Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo: "Alaskan King Coward") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also features an episodes of Squiddly Diddly: "The Ghost Is Clear" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Shake & Flick: Raw Deal in Rome)
The Town Santa Forgot VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also contains an episode of Wacky Races: The Great Cold Rush Race and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Pfish and Chip: "Short Pfuse")
A Flintstone Family Christmas Christmas in Bedrock (contains: A Flintstone Family Christmas & The Flintstones: Christmas Flintstone: "How the Flintstones Saved Christmas") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Breezly and Sneezly: Noodnick of the North and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Dino: The Great Egg-Scape)
A Flintstones Christmas Carol VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
October 1 What-a-Mess Smallfilms (Version 1)
Bevanfield Films (Version 2)
DIC Entertainment (Version 3)
Neuroplanet/CinéGroupe/CINAR (Version 4)
VHS Here Comes Santa Paws VHS release
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Jim Henson VHS VHS release
Elmo Saves Christmas Sony Wonder VHS (5 Christmas Songs includes: "It's Christmas Again" & "Every Day Can't Be Christmas" & "Give Your Friend An Easter Egg For Christmas" & "All I Want For Christmas Is You" & "Keep Christmas With You" ("All Through the Year") VHS release
The Magic School Bus Nelvana
Hanho Heung-Up
(Animation Production)
South Carolina ETV
Scholastic Entertainment
Discovery Kids (United States)
VHS Blows Its Top VHS releases
Going Batty
October 2 Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too Walt Disney Television Animation VHS (Bonus episode: The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh "The Magic Earmuffs") VHS re-release
(Bonus episode: "Spot the Dog" "Spot's Winter Sports")
Jingle Bell Rock Smallfilms (Version 1)
Bevanfield Films (Version 2)
DIC Entertainment (Version 3)
Neuroplanet/CinéGroupe/CINAR (Version 4)
VHS VHS release
October 8 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Hanna-Barbera Cartoons VHS The Darkest Fathoms (contains: "The Darkest Fathoms" & "Besieged in Paradise") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes two Bonus Toons episodes of What a Cartoon!: Courage the Cowardly Dog: "The Chicken from Outer Space" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Swamp and Tad: "Mission Imfrogable")
Escape to Questworld (contains: "Escape to Questworld" & "Trouble on the Colorado") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes two Bonus Toons episodes of What a Cartoon!: Hillbilly Blue and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: The Ignoramooses)
Rage's Burning Wheel (contains: "Rage's Burning Wheel" & "Alien in Washington") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes two Bonus Toons episodes of What a Cartoon!: Hillbilly Blue and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Jof: "Help?")
The Alchemist (contains: "The Alchemist" & "Assault on Questworld") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes two Bonus Toons episodes of What a Cartoon!: The Fat Cats: "Drip Dry Drips" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Pizza Boy: "No Tip")
October 22 Bananas in Pyjamas Southern Star Group VHS Big Parade (Also includes: Wet Paint & Shiny Things & Lost Shoe) VHS releases
Wish Fairies (Also includes: Scarecrow & Gallery Rat & Pyjama Party & Car Polish & Shiny Things)
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley Dualstar VHS A Musical Mystery Series: The Case of the Hotel Who-Done-It VHS release
You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Hawaiian Beach Party VHS release
November 5 Barney & Friends Barney Home Video VHS Once Upon a Time VHS release
How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Cat in The Hat Productions
MGM Television
VHS VHS re-release; part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment Collection
The Busy World of Richard Scarry CINAR
France Animation
Paramount Television
VHS The Best Christmas Present Ever (contains: Abe and Babe's Christmas Lesson / Sally Cat's Christmas Dream) VHS release
Wishbone Big Feats! Entertainment VHS A Tail in Twain VHS release
November 12 Spider-Man: The Venom Saga Marvel Entertainment Group
Marvel Films Animation
VHS (contains "The Alien Costume" Parts 1 and 2 and 3) VHS release
Based on the all-new 1996 Spider-Man animated television series
November 26 The Lazarus Man Castle Rock Entertainment VHS VHS release
December 3 Disney's Sing Along Songs Disney VHS Pongo and Perdita (9 Songs includes: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" & "Following the Leader" & "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" & "Going to the Bow-Wow Ball" & "Hokey Puppy" & "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" & "Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" & "Hot Diggity" & "The More We Get Together") VHS release
December 10 Wee Sing Price Stern Sloan
Millennium Pictures
VHS Wee Singdom: The Land of Music and Fun VHS release
December 30 Crazy Horse TBS VHS VHS release
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Documentary home video releases[edit]

The following documentary home videos were released on the following dates:

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  • Ken Burn's The West

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discount stores are a video lover's channel of choice". Discount Store News (via findarticles.com). 10 August 1998. Retrieved 6 March 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ Nicholas Wennö (12 December 1996). "Egmont störst på hyrvideo" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
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