1997 in home video

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The following events occurred in the year 1997 in home video.

Industry milestones[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 1 – DVD launched in the United States.[1]
  • March 26 – The first DVDs were released

May[edit]

  • May – The "DVD Consortium" is replaced by the DVD Forum, open to all other companies.[2]

August[edit]

  • August 29 – Online DVD rental Netflix in the United States is incorporated.

Movie releases[edit]

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

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U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Format/Notes
January 7 Fled[3] MGM/UA Home Video VHS release
Kingpin[4] VHS release (Comedy Night)
The Legend of the North Wind[5] Fun / Plaza VHS release
January 14 Phenomenon[6] Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Bordello of Blood[7] Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
January 18 The Sword in the Stone[8] Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection)
January 21 D3: The Mighty Ducks Walt Disney Home Video VHS release (part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection)
Eddie Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
Escape from L.A. Paramount Home Video VHS release
Alaska Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
January 28 The Fan Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
The Trigger Effect Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
February 1 Mary Poppins Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection)
February 4 Jack Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
Bogus Warner Home Video VHS release
Bambi Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Pollyanna VHS releases (part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Hayley Mills Collection)
The Parent Trap
That Darn Cat!
February 11 First Kid Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Samson and Delilah Unknown VHS release
Fly Away Home Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
A Very Brady Sequel Paramount Home Video VHS release
Feeling Minnesota New Line Home Video VHS release
Hercules (1997 film) Sony Wonder VHS release (part of the Sony Wonder Enchanted Tales Collection)
February 18 The Thief and the Cobbler Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
The NeverEnding Story III VHS release
House Arrest MGM/UA Home Video VHS release
February 25 Harriet the Spy Paramount Home Video VHS release
Bulletproof Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Last Man Standing New Line Home Video VHS release
2 Days in the Valley HBO Home Video VHS release
March 4 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Walt Disney Home Video VHS release (part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection)
Treasure Island VHS release (part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Fantastic Adventures Series)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Kidnapped
Swiss Family Robinson
Up Close and Personal Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Courage Under Fire 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
That Thing You Do! VHS release
Magic in the Water Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release (part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection)
Bound PolyGram Video VHS release
March 8 Pete's Dragon Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection)
March 11 Lady Godiva of Coventry Universal Studios Home Video VHS releases (part of the Universal Cinema Classics Collection)
Bagdad
Space Jam Warner Home Video VHS release (part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
The Glimmer Man VHS release
Maximum Risk Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
March 18 The Great Locomotive Chase Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release
Westward Ho, the Wagons! VHS re-release
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar VHS re-release
The World's Greatest Athlete VHS re-release
Flight of the Navigator VHS re-release
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves direct-to-video VHS release (part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids VHS re-releases (part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection)
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
Dangerous Minds Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
Solo Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
The First Wives Club Paramount Home Video VHS release
March 25 Flirting with Disaster Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Basquiat VHS release
The Chamber Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
High School High Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
March 26 The Birdcage[9] MGM/UA Home Video DVD release
Blade Runner[10] Warner Home Video DVD release (Snap Case)
The Bridges of Madison County[11] DVD release
Eraser[12] DVD release (Snap Case)
The Fugitive[13] DVD release
Goodfellas [14] DVD release
Interview with the Vampire[15] DVD release (Snap Case)
The Road Warrior[16] DVD release (Snap Case)
A Time to Kill[17] DVD release (Snap Case)
Twister[18] DVD release (Snap Case)
Unforgiven[19] DVD release (Snap Case)
Woodstock[20] DVD release (The Director's Cut)
The Wizard of Oz[21] DVD release
The Mask[22] New Line DVD release (Snap Case)
Mortal Kombat[23] DVD release (Snap Case)
Se7en[24] DVD release (Snap Case)
March 29 Robin Hood Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection)
April 1 Bad Moon Warner Home Video VHS release
The Ghost and the Darkness Paramount Home Video VHS release
Sleepers Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
April 5 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection)
April 8 Poltergeist MGM/UA Home Video DVD release
Romeo + Juliet 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Michael Collins Warner Home Video VHS release
Extreme Measures Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
April 15 A Far Off Place Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release
101 Dalmatians VHS release
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection)
Emma Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
The Associate VHS release
April 22 Dear God Paramount Home Video VHS release
Set It Off New Line Home Video VHS release
The Rich Man's Wife Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
April 29 Larger than Life MGM/UA Home Video VHS release (part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection)
The Preacher's Wife Touchstone Home Video VHS release
The Long Kiss Goodnight New Line Home Video VHS release
April 30 Jumanji Columbia TriStar Home Video DVD release
May 6 The Evening Star Paramount Home Video VHS release
Get on the Bus Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
May 13 Ransom Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Zeus and Roxanne MGM/UA Home Video VHS release
Meet Wally Sparks Trimark Home Video VHS release
May 20 Daylight Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Star Trek: First Contact Paramount Home Video VHS release
Thinner VHS release
One Fine Day 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Anastasia (1997 film) Sony Wonder VHS release (part of the Sony Wonder Enchanted Tales Collection)
May 21 Batman Forever Warner Home Video DVD release
May 27 The Mirror Has Two Faces Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
May 29 Jerry Maguire Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
May 31 Dumbo Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection)
June 3 The Canterville Ghost Unknown VHS release
The People vs. Larry Flynt Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Fools Rush In VHS release
Plymouth Adventure MGM/UA Home Video VHS release
June 10 The Eagle and the Hawk Universal Studios Home Video VHS releases (part of the Universal Cinema Classics Collection)
China
Five Graves to Cairo
O.S.S.
Walk the Proud Land VHS releases (part of the Universal Western Collection)
No Name on the Bullet
The Duel at Silver Creek
The Train Robbers Warner Home Video VHS releases (part of the Warner Bros. Westerns Collection)
Cahill
Chisum
The Cowboys
Jeremiah Johnson
Stagecoach
Michael VHS release
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Paramount Home Video VHS release
June 17 Mars Attacks! Warner Home Video VHS release
My Fellow Americans VHS release
June 21 The Three Caballeros Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection)
June 24 Shiloh Warner Home Video VHS release (part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
Scream Dimension Home Video VHS release
Turbulence MGM/UA Home Video VHS release
June 25 Beetlejuice Warner Home Video DVD release
July 1 Fierce Creatures Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Jackie Chan's First Strike New Line Home Video VHS release
Beverly Hills Ninja Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
July 8 Newsies Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release
The Jerky Boys: The Movie Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
July 15 Fun and Fancy Free Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Lassie Come Home MGM/UA Home Video VHS releases (part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures: The Lassie Collection)
Courage of Lassie
Hills of Home
Challenge to Lassie
The Painted Hills
Shine New Line Home Video VHS release
Metro Touchstone Home Video VHS release
The Relic Paramount Home Video VHS release
July 22 Little Big League Warner Home Video VHS release (part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
Bad Boys Columbia TriStar Home video DVD release
The Craft DVD release
Little Women DVD release
Matilda DVD release
The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo VHS release (part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection)
Sling Blade Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Private Parts Paramount Home Video VHS release
July 29 Blown Away MGM/UA Home Video DVD release
Jungle 2 Jungle Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Ernest Goes to Africa Emshell VHS release
Absolute Power Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
August 5 Jack Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
That Darn Cat! VHS release (part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection)
Evita Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
Murder at 1600 Warner Home Video VHS release
The Karate Kid Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS releases (part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection)
The Karate Kid Part II
August 12 Shadow Conspiracy Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
The Devil's Own Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
August 19 Dr. Strangelove Columbia TriStar Home Video DVD release
Stand by Me DVD release
A League of Their Own DVD release
Annie VHS release
Freeway Republic Pictures Home Video DVD release
Dante's Peak Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Cats Don't Dance Warner Home Video VHS release (part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
Three Wishes HBO Home Video VHS release
August 22 Batman Warner Home Video DVD release
Batman Returns DVD release
Space Jam Laserdisc release
August 26 Mary Poppins Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier VHS releases (part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Great American Legends Series)
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
Johnny Tremain
The Light in the Forest
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Warner Home Video DVD release
The Last Time I Committed Suicide Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Special Edition VHS releases
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Love Jones New Line Home Video VHS release
September 2 Wind Runner: A Spirited Journey Warner Home Video DVD release
Prancer MGM/UA Home Video VHS release (part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection)
Microcosmos Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
First Kid Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection)
Kazaam Touchstone Home Video VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection)
Troop Beverly Hills Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release (part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection)
September 3 Arthur Warner Home Video DVD release
The Bodyguard DVD release
Disclosure DVD release
Executive Decision DVD release
Forever Young DVD release
The Glimmer Man DVD release
Grumpy Old Men DVD release
JFK DVD release
Lethal Weapon DVD release
Lethal Weapon 2 DVD release
Mars Attacks! DVD release
Michael DVD release
Michael Collins DVD release
Murder at 1600 DVD release
Outbreak DVD release
The Pelican Brief DVD release
The Postman Always Rings Twice DVD release
The Right Stuff DVD release
Space Jam DVD release
A Streetcar Named Desire DVD release
Under Siege DVD release
The Witches of Eastwick DVD release
The Year of Living Dangerously DVD release
Jailhouse Rock MGM/UA Home Video DVD release
Singin' in the Rain DVD release
Viva Las Vegas DVD release
September 9 Awakenings Columbia TriStar Home Video DVD release
Taxi Driver DVD release
The Cable Guy DVD release
Fathers' Day Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
Rosewood
The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain VHS release (part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
McHale's Navy Universal Studios Home Video VHS and DVD release
September 13 Alice in Wonderland Walt Disney Home Video VHS re-release (part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection)
September 16 Sleeping Beauty Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
The Love Bug VHS releases (part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Love Bug Collection)
Herbie Rides Again
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
Herbie Goes Bananas
The Saint Paramount Home Video VHS release
The Treasure of Swamp Castle Plaza VHS release
September 23 Commandments Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
The English Patient Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Selena Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
Warriors of Virtue MGM/UA Home Video VHS release (part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection)
September 30 Liar Liar Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Volcano 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie Warner Home Video VHS release (part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
B*A*P*S New Line Home Video VHS release
October 7 Anaconda Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
That Old Feeling Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Mickey's Christmas Carol Walt Disney Home Video VHS release (part of the Disney's Favorite Stories Collection)
Old Yeller VHS release
The Shaggy Dog VHS releases (part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Comedy Favorites Series)
The Shaggy D.A.
October 14 The Jungle Book Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Double Team Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Babes in Toyland MGM/UA Home Video VHS release (part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment Collection)
Grosse Pointe Blank Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
Breakdown Paramount Home Video VHS release
Night Falls on Manhattan VHS release
October 21 Batman & Robin Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: From Hare to Eternity (Also includes: High Diving Hare / Bully for Bugs / Rabbit Fire / My Bunny Lies over the Sea / Ballot Box Bunny) VHS releases (part of Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: Superior Duck (Also includes: The Stupor Salesman / Design for Leaving / Golden Yeggs / Stork Naked / Show Biz Bugs)
Wild America VHS and DVD release (part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
Anaconda Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
How the Toys Saved Christmas Buena Vista Home Video VHS release
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery New Line Home Video VHS release
October 28 The Fifth Element Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Jingle All the Way 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Addicted to Love Warner Home Video VHS release
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls DVD release
November 4 The Rich Man's Wife Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
Star Trek: First Contact Paramount Home Video VHS release
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal Studios Home Video VHS and Laserdisc release
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Touchstone Home Video VHS release
November 11 Gone Fishin' Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
Face/Off Paramount Home Video VHS release
November 18 The Shadow Universal Studios Home Video DVD release
Free Willy 3: The Rescue Warner Home Video VHS release (part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
Trial and Error New Line Home Video VHS release
November 25 Men In Black Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Chasing Amy Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Pippi Longstocking Warner Home Video VHS release (part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
December 2 George of the Jungle Walt Disney Home Video VHS release (part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection)
The Absent-Minded Professor VHS releases (part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Comedy Favorites Series)
Son of Flubber
The Nightmare Before Christmas Touchstone Home Video DVD release (part of Disney/Touchstone)
Speed 2: Cruise Control 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
December 9 Con Air Touchstone Home Video VHS release
My Best Friend's Wedding Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
December 16 Spawn New Line Home Video VHS and DVD release
Contact Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
December 23 Air Bud Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
One Eight Seven Warner Home Video VHS release
December 30 Conspiracy Theory Warner Home Video VHS release
Steel VHS release

TV show releases[edit]

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

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U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Format(s) Season # Notes
January 14 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Barney's Sense-Sational Day
The Flintstones Turner Home Entertainment VHS "Love Letters on the Rocks" (Bonus episode: "Dino and Juliet") part of the Cartoon Network Valentine's Day Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Magilla Gorilla: Love at First Sight and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: The Powerpuff Girls: "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins")
The Yogi Bear Show "Love Bugged Bear" (Also includes: "Lullabye-Bye Bear" / "Bears and Bees" / "Home-Sweet Jellystone" / A Wooin' Bruin" / "Disguise and Gals") part of the Cartoon Network Valentine's Day Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Peter Potamus: Courtin Trouble and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Johnny Bravo: "Jungle Boy in Mr. Monkeyman")
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show "Wedding Bell Boos!" (Bonus episode: The Scooby-Doo Show: "To Switch a Witch!") part of the Cartoon Network Valentine's Day Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Breezly and Sneezly: Armoured Amour)
I Yabba-Dabba Do! part of the Cartoon Network Valentine's Day Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks: "Mouse Trapped")
January 28 Bananas in Pajamas ABC Video / PolyGram Video VHS Monster Bananas (Also includes: Circus Time / Wash Day / Mirror Mirror)
Special Delivery (Also includes: Banana Shop / Ready, Steady, Go! / Decorating)
Spider-Man Marvel Video VHS Revenge of the Goblins (Also includes: "The Hobgoblin" Parts 1 & 2 / "Enter the Green Goblin" / "Goblin War!")
Dragon Flyz Telegenic Entertainment VHS Day of the Dragon (contains: The Day of the Dragon / Darkness Bound) Released exclusively in Canada
Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS Get Up and Dance Direct-to-video special
Kids Guide to Life: Telling the Truth
Sky Dancers Telegenic Entertainment VHS "The Sky's The Limit" (Bonus episode: "On Wings & Songs") Released exclusively in Canada
February 4 Yogi the Easter Bear Turner Home Entertainment VHS part of the Cartoon Network Easter Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Yakky Doodle: Easter Duck)
February 11 Star Wars: Droids 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS The Pirates and the Prince (Also includes: "Escape Into Terror" / "The White Witch" / "The Trigon Unleashed" / "Coby and the Starhunters")
Star Wars: Ewoks The Haunted Village (Also includes: "Wicket's Wagon" / "The Traveling Jindas" / "To Save Deej" / "Asha")
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Video Treasures VHS Sing-Along and Stories
February 18 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Home Video VHS Tigger Ific Tales (Also includes: "All's Well That Ends Wishing Well" / "Stripes" / "Luck Amok") part of the Winnie the Pooh: Friendship Collection
Pooh Wishes (Also includes: "The Wishing Bear" / "Good-Bye, Mr. Pooh" / "Balloonatics")
Clever Little Piglet (Also includes: "Where, Oh Where Has My Piglet Gone?" / "Gone with the Wind" / "My Hero" / "Owl Feathers")
Beavis and Butt-head MTV Home Video / Sony Music Entertainment VHS Law-Abiding Citizens (Also includes: "Generation in Crisis" / "Citizen Butt-head" / "Sexual Harassment" / "Prank Call" / "Stewart Is Missing" / "Feel A Cop" / "Buy Beer" / "Buttniks")
February 25 Adventures from the Book of Virtues PBS Home Video / Turner Home Entertainment VHS Volume 1: Courage
Volume 2: Honesty
Volume 3: Compassion
Volume 4: Self-Discipline
Volume 5: Work
Volume 6: Responsibility
March 4 The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS The Best Birthday Present Ever (contains: Martha's First Book / Locked Out)
March 11 Adventures in Odyssey Tommy Nelson VHS "In Harm's Way"
Big Bad Beetleborgs 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS The Curse of the Shadow Borg (Also includes: "Curse of the Shadowborg" / "The Rise of the Blaster Borg" / "The Revenge of Vexor" / "A Friend in Need" / "Raiders of the Tomb" / "Big Rumble in Charterville") part of the Fox Kids Video Collection
Arthur Random House Home Video VHS Arthur's Eyes Plus Francine's Bad Hair Day
Arthur's Pet Business Plus D.W. the Copycat
Arthur Writes a Story Plus Locked in the Library!
March 18 Dragon Flyz Telegenic Entertainment VHS "Son of Dread" (Bonus episode: "Amber King") Released exclusively in Canada
Sky Dancers VHS "Broken Stone" (Bonus episode: "Getting the Story") Released exclusively in Canada
How Do You Spell God? HBO Home Video VHS TV special
Spider-Man Marvel Video VHS Spider Slayer (Also includes: "The Spider Slayer" / "Return of the Spider Slayer" / "Kraven the Hunter" / "The Return of Kraven")
Special Bonus: Kraven the Hunter Meets Spidey
March 25 This Land Is Your Land Family Home Entertainment VHS
April 1 Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS Sing Yourself Siller at the Movies Direct-to-video special
Quiet Time
The Legends of Treasure Island Plaza VHS Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island (Also includes: "The Quest Begins" / "Memories Are Made of This" / "The Watch Tower" / "Now You See Me")
April 8 Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off Walt Disney Home Video VHS (contains: "The First Face-Off" Parts 1 & 2, Duck Hard")
April 15 The Magic School Bus KidVision VHS Flexes Its Muscles
The Busasaurus
Taking Flight
April 22 Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie Family Home Entertainment VHS
May 20 Bananas in Pyjamas ABC Video
PolyGram Video
VHS Pajama Party (Also includes: Magic Carpet / Painted Bananas / Music Box)
Treasure Hunt (Also includes: Goldilocks Bananas & Cafe Rat & Chasing Rainbows)
The Adventures of Batman and Robin Warner Home Video VHS Batman (contains: "Dreams in Darkness" / "Beware the Gray Ghost") part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Poison Ivy (contains: "Eternal Youth" / "House & Garden")
The Penguin (contains: "Birds of a Feather" / "The Mechanic")
Fire and Ice (contains: "Fire from Olympus" / "Deep Freeze")
Flash Gordon Family Home Entertainment VHS Margooned on Earth
June 17 Spider-Man Marvel Video VHS The Insidious Six (Also includes: "The Insidious Six" / "Battle of the Insidious Six" / "Hydro-Man") VHS release
Special Bonus: Includes two episodes of Iron Man: "The Beast Within"
"Cell of Iron"
The Incredible Hulk VHS "Return of the Beast" (Parts 1 & 2) VHS release; Special Bonus: Includes two episodes of Fantastic Four: "Prey of the Black Panther" / "Doomsday"
Dragon Flyz Telegenic Entertainment VHS "The Defector" (Bonus episode: "Warnado Rising") Released exclusively in Canada
Sky Dancers VHS "Lonely Heart" (Bonus episode: "A Friend in High Places") Released exclusively in Canada
July 1 Beavis and Butt-Head: The Final Judgment[25] MTV Home Video / Sony Music Entertainment DVD various 7 episodes
July 2 Bobby's World 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS "Me and Roger" (Bonus episode: "The Big Sweep") part of the Fox Kids Video Collection
Iron Man "The Origin of Iron Man" (Parts 1 & 2)
Fantastic Four "The Origin of the Fantastic Four" (Parts 1 & 2)
Spider-Man "The Hobgoblin" (Parts 1 & 2)
Big Bad Beetleborgs The Vampire Flies (contains: "Fangula's Last Bite" / "Norman Nussbaum: Vampire Hunter")
The Incredible Hulk "Return of the Beast" (Parts 1 & 2)
July 8 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Barney's Camp Wanna Runna Round
Rugrats Paramount Home Video VHS A Rugrats Vacation
Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS Elmo Says Boo! Direct-to-video special
July 15 Brand Spanking New Doug Walt Disney Home Video VHS Doug's Birthday Blues (contains: "Doug's Last Birthday" & "Doug's New School") VHS release
Slam Dunk Doug (contains: "Doug's Hoop Nightmare" & "Doug Grows Up")
Quack Pack Walt Disney Home Video / Walt Disney Television Animation VHS Alien Attack! (contains: "I.O.U a U.F.O" & "Ducklaration of Independence") VHS release
Ducks Amuck! (contains: "Ducky Dearest" & "All Hands on Duck")
Arthur Random House Home Video VHS Arthur's Teacher Trouble Plus Arthur's Spelling Trouble VHS release
Beavis and Butt-head MTV Home Video / Sony Music Entertainment VHS Innocence Lost (Also includes: "Held Back" / "Safe Driving" / "Figure Drawing" / "Stewart Moves Away" / "A Very Special Episode" / "Nosebleed" / "Dumbasses Anonymous" / "Vaya Con Cornholio") VHS release
The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS Now I Know My One, Two, Threes! (contains: Counting Chickens & Count on Us!) VHS release
The Spelling Bee (contains: A Message in a Bottle / Forget-bur Never Forgets)
July 29 The Magic School Bus KidVision VHS Ready, Set, Dough
Gets Ants in its Pants
Adventures from the Book of Virtues PBS Home Video
Turner Home Entertainment
VHS Volume 7: Friendship VHS release
Volume 8: Generosity
August 5 Bananas in Pyjamas ABC Video
PolyGram
VHS Play Time (Also includes: Obstacle Race / Lost Voice / King Rat) VHS release
Banana Magic (Also includes: Say Cheese / Bananasaurus / Spring Clean)
August 19 Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Video Treasures VHS Thomas Meets the Queen and Other Stories
August 26 The Flintstones Turner Home Entertainment VHS "A Haunted House is Not a Home" (Bonus episode: "The Gruesomes") VHS re-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" (Bonus episode: "Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats") VHS re-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" (Bonus episode: The Scooby-Doo Show: "Tar Monster") VHS re-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 re-release (part of the Cartoon Network Collection)
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Warner Home Video VHS part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Home Video VHS Frankenpooh (Also includes: "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")
Brand Spanking New Doug Walt Disney Home Video VHS The Vampire Caper (contains: "Doug's in Debt!" / "Doug's Bloody Buddy") VHS release
Bone Chillers Buena Vista Home Video
Hyperion Pictures
VHS "Art Intemidates Life" (Bonus episode: "Mummy Dearest") VHS release
"Back to School" (Bonus episode: "Teacher Creature")
"Frankenturkey" (Bonus episode: "Full Moon Goon")
Quack Pack Walt Disney Home Video
Walt Disney Television Animation
VHS House of Haunts (contains: "The Boy Who Cried Ghost" & "Cat and Louse") VHS release
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Home Video VHS VHS release
September 2 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Barney's Adventure Bus
Æon Flux[26] MTV Home Video
Sony Music Entertainment
DVD 4 episodes
The Littlest Angel Family Home Entertainment VHS
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer part of the Christmas Classics Series Collection
The Little Drummer Boy
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Frosty Returns
Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS Celebrates Around the World VHS release
September 9 The Pink Panther Show MGM/UA Home Video VHS Jet Pink (Also includes: In the Pink of the Night / Jet Pink / Little Beaux Pink / Pet Pink Pebbles / The Pink Blueprint / The Pink Phink / Think Before You Pink / Toro Pink) VHS release (part of The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection)
Prehistoric Pink (Also includes: Pink Breakfast / Pink of the Litter / Pink Plasma / Pink Posies / Pink S.W.A.T. / Prehistoric Pink / Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink / Pinto Pink)
Pink-A-Rella (Also includes: Tickled Pink / Pinkadilly Circus / Pink-A-Rella / Pink Arcade / Pink Daddy / Pink Pest Control / Pink Pistons / Pink Sphinx)
Pink Elephant (Also includes: Pink Blue Plate / Pink Elephant / Pinkfinger / Pink Pill / Pink Pull / Pink Streaker / Pinktails for Two / Yankee Doodle Pink)
Pink Bananas (Also includes: Pink Aye / Pink Bananas / Pink Flea / Pink on the Cob / Pink Pranks / Pink Punch / Supermarket Pink / Trail of the Lonesome Pink)
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Universal Studios Home Video VHS (Also includes: Spooky and Poil Meet the Monsters / You Know You're Alive When... / 13 Ways To Scare A Fleshie / The Trick's A Treat / Dead of the Class / A Spooky And Poil Moment / Y-Files) VHS release
(Also includes: A Christmas Peril / Ms. Banshee's Holiday Hits / Good Morning Dr. Harvey / Fright Before Christmas / Three Ghosts and a Baby / I Wanna Be Rude / Leave It To Casper)
Spider-Man Marvel Video VHS Mutant Agenda (Also includes: "The Mutant Agenda" / "Mutants' Revenge" / "Morbius") VHS releases
Special Bonus: Includes two episodes of Iron Man: "Iron Man to the Second Power" Parts 1 & 2
The Incredible Hulk Marvel Video VHS "Raw Power" (Bonus episode: "Helping Hand, Iron Fist") VHS release
Special Bonus: Includes two episodes of Fantastic Four: "The Silver Surfer and the Coming of Galactus" Parts 1 & 2
Dragon Flyz Telegenic Entertainment VHS Double Dual (contains: "Lost Eden" & "Mount Alayas") Released exclusively in Canada
Sky Dancers Telegenic Entertainment VHS "Love Lost, Love Found" (Bonus episode: "The Last Dance") Released exclusively in Canada
September 30 Beavis and Butt-Head Do Christmas[27] MTV Home Video
Sony Music Entertainment
DVD
A Flintstone Christmas Turner Home Entertainment VHS part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of The Huckleberry Hound Show: "Tricky Trapper" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Dino: Stay Out!)
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") 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 Oprah Winfrey Show Buena Vista Home Video VHS "Make the Connection"
The Snowman Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS TV special
Father Christmas TV special
To Grandmother's House We Go Warner Home Video VHS TV special part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
The Town Santa Forgot Turner Home Entertainment VHS 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") 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 part of the Cartoon Network Collection
National Geographic Kids Video Warner Home Video VHS "Animal Holiday"
October 7 Adventures in Odyssey Tommy Nelson VHS "A Twist in Time"
The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS "The Best Christmas Surprise Ever" (contains: The Big Apple Christmas Caper / The First Skis Ever)
Brand Spanking New Doug Walt Disney Home Video VHS Doug's Secret Christmas (Bonus episode: "Doug: Oh Baby")
Shining Time Station Video Treasures VHS 'Tis a Gift
October 21 Scooby Goes Hollywood Warner Home Video VHS part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Turner Home Entertainment "Foul Play in Funland" (Bonus episode: "Bedlam in the Big Top") VHS re-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" (Bonus episode: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?") VHS re-releases (part of the Cartoon Network Collection)
part of Cartoon Network
(Also includes two bonus cartoons of Quick Draw McGraw: "El Kabong meets El Kazing" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Gramps)
"Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too!" (Bonus episode: "What a Night for a Knight") 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)
"Which Witch is Witch?" (Bonus episode: "Nowhere to Hyde") VHS re-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 re-release (part of the Cartoon Network Collection)
Bananas in Pyjamas ABC Video
PolyGram Video
It's Music Time (Also includes: Musical Stairs / Getting Rhythm / Swamp Lake / Take One / Video Clip) VHS release
Mrs. Santa Claus Hallmark Home Entertainment TV special
Annabelle's Wish
October 28 Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too Walt Disney Home Video 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")
November 4 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Barney's Good Day Good Night VHS release
Spider-Man Marvel Video VHS Tablet of Time (Also includes: "Enter the Punisher" & "Duel of the Hunters" & "Tablet of Time" & "Ravages of Time") VHS release
Special Bonus: Includes the final episode of Spider-Man: Mutant Agenda
The Incredible Hulk Marvel Video VHS "Innocent Blood" (Bonus episode: "Man to Man, Beast to Beast") VHS release
Special Bonus: Includes the final two episodes of Iron Man: "The Origin of Iron Man" Parts 1 & 2
Pinky and the Brain Warner Home Video VHS Cosmic Attractions (contains: "Fly" / "Around the World in 80 Narfs") VHS release (part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection)
Mice of the Jungle (contains: "Snowball" / "Welcome to the Jungle")
November 11 The Best of the Andy Griffith Show[28] UAV Entertainment DVD 3 episodes
Dragon Flyz Telegenic Entertainment VHS "Scavenger" (Bonus episode: "Dark Dramen") Released exclusively in Canada
Sky Dancers Telegenic Entertainment VHS "Skyler vs. Skyler" (Bonus episode: "Spread Your Wings") Released exclusively in Canada
November 18 Spawn[29] HBO Home Video DVD 1
December 16 Saturday Night Live: The Best of the Blues Brothers[30] UAV Entertainment DVD

Straight-to-video releases[edit]

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Release Date
Title Studio Format(s)
March 18 The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the Volcano Mystery KidVision VHS
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the United States Navy Adventure
July 18 The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain Warner Home Video VHS
July 22 Disney's Sing Along Songs: The Early Years Walt Disney Home Video VHS
Disney's Sing Along Songs: The Magic Years
Disney's Sing Along Songs: The Modern Classics
September 9 Casper: A Spirited Beginning 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS
September 16 Doors of Wonder: The Rainbow Fish (also features Dazzle the Dinosaur)[31] Sony Wonder VHS and DVD
You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's: Birthday Party KidVision VHS
You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's: Christmas Party
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Our Music Video
November 11 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Walt Disney Home Video VHS
December 9 The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island Universal Studios Home Video VHS

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