1997 in home video

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

Industry milestones[edit]

January[edit]

  • January – RCA announces two DVD players during the CES.[1]

March[edit]

  • March 1 – DVD launched in the United States.[2]
  • March 26 – The first DVDs were released

May[edit]

  • May – The "DVD Consortium" is replaced by the DVD Forum, open to all other companies.[3]

August[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

Movie releases[edit]

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

Television.svg This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.
U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Notes
January 7 Fled MGM VHS release
Kingpin MGM VHS release
January 8 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Disney 60th anniversary
VHS re-release
January 14 Phenomenon Touchstone VHS release
Bordello of Blood Universal VHS release
January 15 Munster, Go Home! Gaiam VHS release
January 20 Kids Vidmark Entertainment VHS release
January 21 D3: The Mighty Ducks Disney VHS release
Eddie Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Escape from L.A. Paramount VHS release
Alaska Columbia/Tristar VHS release
January 24 Cheetah Disney 80th anniversary
VHS re-release
January 28 The Fan Columbia/TriStar VHS release
The Trigger Effect Universal VHS release
February 4 Jack Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Bogus Warner Bros. VHS release
Bambi Walt Disney Pictures VHS release
55th anniversary
part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
THX certified, though it's the only one that has the Digitally Mastered variant
It has a documentary called Bambi: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece
Pollyanna VHS releases; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Hayley Mills Collection
The Parent Trap
That Darn Cat!
February 11 First Kid VHS release
Samson and Delilah VHS release
Fly Away Home Columbia TriStar VHS release
A Very Brady Sequel Paramount VHS release
Feeling Minnesota New Line VHS release
February 18 The Thief and the Cobbler Miramax VHS release
The NeverEnding Story III Miramax VHS release
House Arrest MGM VHS release
February 25 Harriet the Spy Paramount VHS release
Bulletproof Universal VHS release
Last Man Standing New Line VHS release
2 Days in the Valley HBO Home Video VHS release
March 4 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Walt Disney Pictures VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Treasure Island VHS releases; 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 VHS release
Courage Under Fire Fox VHS release
That Thing You Do! Fox VHS release
Magic in the Water Columbia/Tristar VHS release; part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection
Bound Gramercy Pictures VHS release
March 11 Space Jam Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
The Glimmer Man VHS release
Maximum Risk Columbia/Tristar
March 18 The Great Locomotive Chase Disney VHS re-release
Westward Ho, the Wagons!
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar
The World's Greatest Athlete
Flight of the Navigator
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves VHS release
direct-to-video
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids VHS re-release
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
Dangerous Minds Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Solo Columbia/Tristar
The First Wives Club Paramount
Little Monsters MGM VHS releases; part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection
A Cry in the Wild
My Summer Story
It Takes Two Warner Bros. VHS re-release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
March 25 Flirting with Disaster Miramax VHS release
Basquiat Miramax Films VHS release
The Chamber Universal VHS release
High School High Columbia/Tristar VHS release
March 26 A Time to Kill Warner Bros. DVD release
Blade Runner Warner Bros. DVD release
Eraser Warner Bros. DVD release
Goodfellas Warner Bros. DVD release
Interview with the Vampire Warner Bros. DVD release
The Road Warrior Warner Bros. DVD release
Se7en New Line DVD release
The Bridges of Madison County Warner Bros. DVD release
The Fugitive Warner Bros. DVD release
The Mask New Line DVD release
The Wizard of Oz MGM DVD release
Twister Warner Bros. DVD release
Unforgiven Warner Bros. DVD release
Woodstock Warner Bros. DVD release
The Birdcage MGM DVD release
April 1 Bad Moon Warner Bros. VHS release
The Ghost and the Darkness Paramount VHS release
Sleepers Warner Bros. VHS release
April 8 Poltergeist MGM DVD release
Romeo + Juliet Fox VHS release
Michael Collins Warner Bros. VHS release
Extreme Measures Columbia/Tristar VHS release
April 15 A Far Off Place Disney 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 VHS release
The Associate Miramax VHS release
April 22 Dear God Paramount VHS release
Set It Off New Line VHS release
The Rich Man's Wife Hollywood Pictures VHS release
April 29 Larger than Life MGM VHS releases; part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection
Tom Thumb
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Zebra in the Kitchen
Tom Sawyer
The Black Stallion
Little Monsters
A Cry in the Wild
My Summer Story
The Preacher's Wife Touchstone VHS release
April 30 Jumanji TriStar DVD release
May 6 The Evening Star Paramount VHS release
Get on the Bus Columbia/Tristar VHS release
May 13 Daylight Universal VHS release
Ransom Touchstone VHS release
Zeus and Roxanne MGM VHS release
Meet Wally Sparks Trimark VHS release
May 20 Star Trek: First Contact Paramount VHS release
Daylight Universal VHS release
One Fine Day Fox VHS release
Thinner Paramount VHS release
May 21 Batman Forever Warner Bros. DVD release
May 27 The Mirror Has Two Faces Tristar VHS release
May 29 Jerry Maguire Tristar VHS release
June 3 The Canterville Ghost VHS release
The People vs. Larry Flynt Tristar VHS release
Fools Rush In Columbia VHS release
June 9 Plymouth Adventure MGM VHS release
June 10 Walk the Proud Land Universal Pictures VHS releases; part of the Universal Western Collection
No Name on the Bullet
The Duel at Silver Creek
The Train Robbers Warner Bros. Pictures VHS releases; part of the Warner Bros. Westerns Collection
Cahill
Chisum
The Cowboys
Jeremiah Johnson
Stagecoach
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Paramount VHS release
Michael Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release
June 17 Mars Attacks!
My Fellow Americans
June 24 Shiloh VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Scream Dimension VHS release
Turbulence MGM VHS release
June 25 Beetlejuice Warner DVD release
July 1 Fierce Creatures Universal VHS release
Jackie Chan's First Strike New Line VHS release
Beverly Hills Ninja Tristar VHS release
July 8 Newsies Walt Disney Pictures VHS re-release
The Jerky Boys: The Movie Touchstone Pictures VHS release
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie 20th Century Fox VHS release
July 15 Fun and Fancy Free Walt Disney Pictures VHS release
50th anniversary
part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
THX certified
It has a documentary called The Story Behind Fun and Fancy Free
Dumbo VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
The 3 Caballeros
So Dear to My Heart
The Sword in the Stone
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Robin Hood
Pete's Dragon
Lassie Come Home MGM 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 Cinema VHS release
Metro Touchstone Pictures
The Relic Paramount
July 22 Little Big League Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Bad Boys Columbia/Tristar DVD release
The Craft DVD release
Dante's Peak Universal VHS release
Little Women Columbia/Tristar DVD release
Matilda DVD release
The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo VHS release; part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection
Sling Blade Miramax VHS release
Private Parts Paramount VHS release
July 29 Blown Away MGM DVD release
Jungle 2 Jungle Disney VHS release
Ernest Goes to Africa Emshell VHS release
August 5 Jack Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin Walt Disney Pictures VHS release
direct-to-video
It has the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
That Darn Cat! VHS release
Evita Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Murder at 1600 Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release
The Karate Kid Columbia/Tristar VHS releases; part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection
The Karate Kid Part II
August 12 Shadow Conspiracy Hollywood Pictures VHS release
The Devil's Own Columbia/Tristar VHS release
August 19 Dr. Strangelove Columbia/Tristar DVD release
Stand by Me DVD release
A League of Their Own DVD release
Freeway Republic DVD release
Cats Don't Dance Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Three Wishes HBO Home Video VHS release
Annie Columbia/Tristar VHS release
It's re-release has a documentary called Broadway Tribute Edition
part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection
August 22 Batman Warner Bros. DVD release
Batman Returns Warner Bros. DVD release
Space Jam Warner Bros. Laserdisc release
August 26 Mary Poppins Walt Disney Pictures VHS re-release
limited edition
part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
THX certified
It's release has a documentary called Mary Poppins: Practically Perfect in Every Way
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 Bros. DVD release
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 20th Century Fox Special Edition VHS release
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Love Jones New Line VHS release
September 2 Wind Runner: A Spirited Journey Warner Home Video release DVD release
Prancer MGM VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection
Microcosmos Miramax VHS release
First Kid Walt Disney Pictures VHS re-release
Kazaam Touchstone Pictures
Troop Beverly Hills Columbia/Tristar VHS release; part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection
September 3 Absolute Power Warner Bros. VHS and DVD release
Arthur Warner Bros. DVD release
The Bodyguard Warner Bros. DVD release
Disclosure Warner Bros. DVD release
Executive Decision Warner Bros. DVD release
Forever Young Warner Bros. DVD release
The Glimmer Man Warner Bros. DVD release
Grumpy Old Men Warner Bros. DVD release
Jailhouse Rock MGM DVD release
JFK Warner Bros. DVD release
Lethal Weapon Warner Bros. DVD release
Lethal Weapon 2 Warner Bros. DVD release
Mars Attacks! Warner Bros. DVD release
Michael Warner Bros. DVD release
Michael Collins Warner Bros. DVD release
Murder at 1600 Warner Bros. VHS and DVD release
Outbreak Warner Bros. DVD release
The Pelican Brief Warner Bros. DVD release
The Postman Always Rings Twice Warner Bros. DVD release
The Right Stuff Warner Bros. DVD release
Singin' in the Rain MGM DVD release
Sleepers Warner Bros. DVD release
Space Jam Warner Bros. DVD release
A Streetcar Named Desire Warner Bros. DVD release
Under Siege Warner Bros. DVD release
Viva Las Vegas MGM DVD release
The Witches of Eastwick Warner Bros. DVD release
The Year of Living Dangerously Warner Bros. DVD release
September 9 Awakenings Columbia Tristar DVD release
Fathers' Day Warner Bros. Pictures VHS and DVD release
Rosewood
Taxi Driver Columbia Tristar DVD release
The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
McHale's Navy Universal Pictures VHS and DVD release
Casper: A Spirited Beginning Fox VHS release
direct-to-video
McHale's Navy Universal Pictures VHS release
September 15 The Cable Guy Columbia/Tristar DVD release
September 16 Sleeping Beauty Walt Disney Pictures VHS release
part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
THX certified
It has a documentary called Once Upon a Dream: The Making of Sleeping Beauty
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 Pictures VHS release
September 23 Selena Warner Bros. Pictures VHS and DVD release
Warriors of Virtue MGM VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection
The English Patient Miramax VHS release
The Long Kiss Goodnight New Line VHS release
September 30 Liar Liar Universal VHS release
Volcano Fox VHS release
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
B*A*P*S New Line VHS release
October 7 Anaconda Columbia Picture VHS release
Mickey's Christmas Carol Disney VHS release; part of the Disney's Favorite Stories Collection
Old Yeller Walt Disney Pictures VHS release
40th anniversary
part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Animal Adventure Series
THX certified
It has the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo
It has a documentary called Best Doggone Dog in The West: The Making of Old Yeller
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 VHS release
30th anniversary
part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
THX certified
It has a documentary called The Jungle Book: The Making of a Musical Masterpiece
Alice in Wonderland VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Double Team Columbia Pictures VHS and DVD release
Babes in Toyland MGM VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment Collection
Grosse Pointe Blank Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Breakdown Paramount VHS release
Night Falls on Manhattan Paramount VHS release
October 21 From Hare to Eternity (Also includes: High Diving Hare / Bully for Bugs / Rabbit Fire / My Bunny Lies over the Sea / Ballot Box Bunny) Warner Bros. Pictures 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)
Anaconda Columbia/Tristar VHS and DVD release
Wild America Warner Bros. Pictures VHS and DVD release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
How the Toys Saved Christmas Buena Vista VHS release
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery New Line VHS release
Batman & Robin Warner Bros. Pictures VHS and DVD release
October 22 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery New Line VHS and DVD release
October 28 The Fifth Element Columbia/Tristar VHS and DVD release
Jingle All the Way 20th Century Fox VHS release
Addicted to Love Warner Bros. VHS release
October 30 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Warner Bros. DVD release
November 4 The Rich Man's Wife Hollywood VHS release
Star Trek: First Contact Paramount VHS release
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal VHS and Laserdisc release
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Touchstone Pictures VHS release
November 11 Gone Fishin' Hollywood VHS release
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Disney direct-to-video VHS and DVD release
Face/Off Paramount VHS release
November 18 The Shadow Universal DVD release
Free Willy 3: The Rescue Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Trial and Error New Line VHS release
November 20 Death Wish Paramount 80th anniversary Edition VHS re-release
November 25 Men In Black Columbia/Tristar VHS and DVD release
Chasing Amy Miramax Films VHS release
Pippi Longstocking Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
December 2 George of the Jungle Walt Disney Pictures VHS release
The Absent-Minded Professor VHS releases; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Comedy Favorites Series
Son of Flubber
Speed 2: Cruise Control 20th Century Fox VHS release
December 9 The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island Universal direct-to-video VHS release
Con Air Touchstone VHS release
My Best Friend's Wedding Columbia/Tristar VHS and DVD release
December 16 Spawn New Line Cinema VHS and DVD release
Contact Warner Bros. VHS release
December 23 Air Bud Walt Disney Pictures VHS release
One Eight Seven Warner Bros. VHS release
December 30 Conspiracy Theory Warner Bros. VHS release
Steel Warner Bros. VHS release

TV show releases[edit]

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

Television.svg This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.
U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Format(s) Season # Notes
January 14 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Barney's Sense-Sational Day VHS release
The Flintstones Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS "Love Letters on the Rocks" (Bonus episode: "Dino and Juliet") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network 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") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Peter Potamus: Courtin Trouble and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Johnny Bravo: "Johnny Bravo")
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show "Wedding Bell Boos!" (Bonus episode: The Scooby-Doo Show: "To Switch a Witch!") VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Breezly and Sneezly: Armoured Amour)
I Yabba-Dabba Do! VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks: "Mouse Trapped")
Yogi the Easter Bear VHS release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
(Also includes an episodes of Yakky Doodle: Easter Duck)
January 28 Bananas in Pajamas Southern Star Group VHS Monster Bananas (Also includes: Circus Time / Wash Day / Mirror Mirror) VHS releases
Special Delivery (Also includes: Banana Shop / Ready, Steady, Go! / Decorating)
Spider-Man Marvel Entertainment Group
Marvel Films Animation
VHS Revenge of the Goblins (Also includes: "The Hobgoblin" Parts 1 & 2 / "Enter the Green Goblin" / "Goblin War!") VHS releases
Dragon Flyz Gaumont Multimédia (original)
Xilam (current)
Abrams/Gentile Entertainment, inc.
Active Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Television
VHS Day of the Dragon (contains: The Day of the Dragon / Darkness Bound) VHS releases
Sesame Street Children's Television Workshop VHS Get Up and Dance (8 Songs includes: "A Very Simple Dance" / "I'm a Little Airplane" / "Birdland Jump" / "Do the Dog" / "Do the Jelly" / "Cat Had a Birthday" / "Doin' the Grouch" / "A New Way to Walk") VHS releases
Kids Guide to Life: Telling the Truth (3 Songs includes: "Believe You Me" / "I Wanna Take it Back" / "The Truth")
Sky Dancers Gaumont Multimédia (original) VHS "The Sky's The Limit" (Bonus episode: "On Wings & Songs") VHS releases
February 11 Star Wars: Droids Nelvana
Lucasfilm
VHS The Pirates and the Prince (Also includes: "Escape Into Terror" / "The White Witch" / "The Trigon Unleashed" / "Coby and the Starhunters") VHS releases
Star Wars: Ewoks The Haunted Village (Also includes: "Wicket's Wagon" / "The Traveling Jindas" / "To Save Deej" / "Asha")
February 18 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Television Animation VHS Tigger Ific Tales (Also includes: "All's Well That Ends Wishing Well" / "Stripes" / "Luck Amok") VHS releases; 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 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 Law-Abiding Citizens (Also includes: "Generation in Crisis" / "Citizen Butt-head" / "Sexual Harassment" / "Prank Call" / "Stewart Is Missing" / "Feel A Cop" / "Buy Beer" / "Buttniks") VHS release
February 25 Adventures from the Book of Virtues KCET
PorchLight Entertainment
VHS Volume 1: Courage VHS releases
Volume 2: Honesty
Volume 3: Compassion
Volume 4: Self-Discipline
Volume 5: Work
Volume 6: Responsibility
March 4 The Busy World of Richard Scarry CINAR
France Animation
Paramount Television
VHS The Best Birthday Present Ever (contains: Martha's First Book / Locked Out) VHS release
March 11 Arthur Random House Home Video VHS Arthur's Eyes Plus Francine's Bad Hair Day VHS release
Arthur's Pet Business Plus D.W. the Copycat
Arthur Writes a Story Plus Locked in the Library!
Big Bad Beetleborgs Saban Entertainment
Renaissance-Atlantic Films
Toei Company, Ltd.
Bugboy Productions, Inc.
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") VHS releases; part of the Fox Kids Video Collection
March 18 Spider-Man Marvel Entertainment Group
Marvel Films Animation
VHS Spider Slayer (Also includes: "The Spider Slayer" / "Return of the Spider Slayer" / "Kraven the Hunter" / "The Return of Kraven") VHS releases
Special Bonus: Kraven the Hunter Meets Spidey
Dragon Flyz Gaumont Multimédia (original)
Xilam (current)
Abrams/Gentile Entertainment, inc.
Active Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Television
VHS "Son of Dread" (Bonus episode: "Amber King") VHS releases
Sky Dancers Gaumont Multimédia (original) VHS "Broken Stone" (Bonus episode: "Getting the Story") VHS releases
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley Dualstar VHS The Case of the Volcano Mystery VHS releases
The Case of the United States Navy Adventure
March 25 This Land Is Your Land Live VHS VHS releases
April 1 Sesame Street Children's Television Workshop VHS Sing Yourself Siller at the Movies (8 Songs includes: "Eight Balls of Fur" / "Hey, Diddle Diddle (The Cat in the Fiddle)" / "Watermelons and Cheese" / "Mr. Between" / "The Room is Full of Chickens" / "Il Alphabetto" & "Silly Sounding Word Song" / "Oh, Look What Our Baby Can Do") VHS releases
Quiet Time (6 Songs includes: "I Heard my Dog Bark" / "In my Book" / "Quiet Things" / "Naptime" / "In the Quiet of the Evening" / "Quiet Time")
April 8 Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off Anaheim Ducks
Walt Disney Television Animation
VHS (contains: "The First Face-Off" Parts 1 & 2, Duck Hard") VHS releases
April 15 The Magic School Bus Nelvana
Hanho Heung-Up
(Animation Production)
South Carolina ETV
Scholastic Entertainment
Discovery Kids (United States)
VHS Flexes Its Muscles VHS releases
The Busasaurus
Taking Flight
April 22 Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie Film Roman Productions VHS VHS releases
May 20 Bananas in Pyjamas Southern Star Group VHS Pajama Party (Also includes: Magic Carpet / Painted Bananas / Music Box) VHS releases
Treasure Hunt (Also includes: Goldilocks Bananas & Cafe Rat & Chasing Rainbows)
The Adventures of Batman and Robin Warner Bros. Animation VHS Batman (contains: "Dreams in Darkness" / "Beware the Gray Ghost") VHS releases; 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 Live VHS Margooned on Earth VHS releases
June 17 Spider-Man Marvel Entertainment Group
Marvel Films Animation
VHS The Insidious Six (Also includes: "The Insidious Six" / "Battle of the Insidious Six" / "Hydro-Man") VHS releases
Special Bonus: Includes two episodes of Iron Man: "The Beast Within"
"Cell of Iron"
Dragon Flyz Gaumont Multimédia (original)
Xilam (current)
Abrams/Gentile Entertainment, inc.
Active Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Television
VHS "The Defector" (Bonus episode: "Warnado Rising") VHS releases
The Incredible Hulk New World Animation[4]
Marvel Films
New World Entertainment
VHS "Return of the Beast" (Parts 1 & 2) VHS releases
Special Bonus: Includes two episodes of Fantastic Four: "Prey of the Black Panther"
"Doomsday"
Sky Dancers Gaumont Multimédia (original) VHS "Lonely Heart" (Bonus episode: "A Friend in High Places") VHS releases
July 1 Beavis and Butt-Head: The Final Judgment[5] DVD various 7 episodes
July 2 Bobby's World Film Roman
Alevy Productions
20th Century Fox Television
VHS "Me and Roger" (Bonus episode: "The Big Sweep") VHS releases; part of the Fox Kids Video Collection
Iron Man New World Animation[4]
Marvel Films
Genesis Entertainment (sometimes 1994)
New World Entertainment (sometimes 1994-1996)
"The Origin of Iron Man" (Parts 1 & 2)
Fantastic Four
"The Origin of the Fantastic Four" (Parts 1 & 2)
Spider-Man Marvel Entertainment Group
Marvel Films Animation
"The Hobgoblin" (Parts 1 & 2)
Big Bad Beetleborgs Saban Entertainment
Renaissance-Atlantic Films
Toei Company, Ltd.
Bugboy Productions, Inc.
The Vampire Flies (contains: "Fangula's Last Bite" / "Norman Nussbaum: Vampire Hunter")
The Incredible Hulk New World Animation[4]
Marvel Films
New World Entertainment
"Return of the Beast" (Parts 1 & 2)
July 8 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Barney's Camp Wanna Runna Round VHS release
Sesame Street Children's Television Workshop VHS Elmo Says BOO! (5 Songs includes: "Bones (Inside of You)" & "Transylvania 1-2-3-4-5" & "We Are All Monsters" & "Frazzle" & "The Batty Bat") VHS release
1 2 3 Count with Me (10 Songs includes: "That's How the Number Go" / "One" / "Count It One, Two, Three" / "Five Jive with Elmo Hammer" / "Seven Goldfish" / "Martian Beauty #9" / "Counting Vacation" / "Rap Song #11" / "Honk Around a Clock" / "Count With Me")
July 15 Arthur Random House Home Video VHS Arthur's Teacher Trouble Plus Arthur's Spelling Trouble VHS release
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 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 CINAR
France Animation
Paramount Television
VHS Now I Know My One, Two, Threes! (contains: Counting Chickens / Count on Us!) VHS releases
The Spelling Bee (contains: A Message in a Bottle / Forget-bur Never Forgets)
July 22 Disney's Sing Along Songs Disney VHS The Early Years (12 Songs includes: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" / "Give a Little Whistle" / "Whistle While You Work" / "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" / "Casey Junior" / "The Merrily Song" / "Little Wooden Head" / "When I See an Elephant Fly" / "The Three Caballeros" / "Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum (The Dwarfs' Washing Song)" / "Everybody Has a Laughing Place" / "When You Wish upon a Star") VHS releases
The Magic Years (14 Songs includes: "You Can Fly" / "The Bare Necessities" / "The Mickey Mouse Club March" / "Following the Leader" / "That's What Makes The World Go Round" / "Once Upon a Dream" / "Oo-De-Lally" / "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" / "Bella Notte" / "All in the Golden Afternoon" / "Higitus Figitus" / "A Spoonful of Sugar" / "Scales and Arpeggios" / "I Wanna Be Like You")
The Modern Classics (10 Songs includes: "Circle of Life" / "Be Our Guest" / "One Last Hope" / "Under the Sea" / "A Whole New World" / "Topsy Turvy" / "Colors of the Wind" / "Prince Ali" / "Part of Your World" / "Zero To Hero")
July 29 The Magic School Bus Nelvana
Hanho Heung-Up
(Animation Production)
South Carolina ETV
Scholastic Entertainment
Discovery Kids (United States)
VHS Ready, Set, Dough VHS releases
Gets Ants in its Pants
Adventures from the Book of Virtues KCET
PorchLight Entertainment
VHS Volume 7: Friendship VHS releases
Volume 8: Generosity
August 5 Bananas in Pyjamas Southern Star Group VHS Play Time (Also includes: Obstacle Race / Lost Voice / King Rat) VHS releases
Banana Magic (Also includes: Say Cheese / Bananasaurus / Spring Clean)
August 26 The Flintstones Hanna-Barbera Productions 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 Dualstar Productions
Green/Epstein Productions
Warner Bros. Television
VHS VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Amblin Television
The Harvey Entertainment Company
Universal Cartoon Studios
Jeffrey A. Montgomery Productions
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 releases
(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)
September 2 Æon Flux[8] DVD 4 episodes
The Littlest Angel Live VHS VHS releases
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Rankin/Bass Productions VHS VHS releases
part of the Christmas Classics Series Collection
The Little Drummer Boy
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Frosty Returns Broadway Video
CBS Productions
Sesame Street Children's Television Workshop VHS Celebrates Around the World (8 Songs includes: "We're Gonna Stay Up Late and Party" / "Mexican Folk Song" / "Oshogatsu" / "Bashanah Habaah" / "Rummel Pot Song" / "It's New Year's Eve" / "New Year Chorale for Six Grouches" / "Faces That I Love") VHS release
September 9 The Pink Panther Show Mirisch Films
DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
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 releases; 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)
Spider-Man Marvel Entertainment Group
Marvel Films Animation
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
Dragon Flyz Gaumont Multimédia (original)
Xilam (current)
Abrams/Gentile Entertainment, inc.
Active Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Television
VHS Double Dual (contains: "Lost Eden" & "Mount Alayas") VHS releases
The Incredible Hulk New World Animation[4]
Marvel Films
New World Entertainment
VHS "Raw Power" (Bonus episode: "Helping Hand, Iron Fist") VHS releases
Special Bonus: Includes two episodes of Fantastic Four: "The Silver Surfer and the Coming of Galactus" Parts 1 & 2
Sky Dancers Gaumont Multimédia (original) VHS Love Lost, Love Found (contains: "Love Lost, Love Found" & "The Last Dance") VHS releases
Rainbow Fish Sony Wonder DVD also feature Dazzle the Dinosaur
September 16 You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Dualstar VHS Birthday Party VHS releases
Christmas Party
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Our Music Video (10 Songs includes: Pullin' an All-Fighter / Stayin' Cool / Bravery / I'd Rather Be Surfing / I've Got Something in my Lunchbox / Why Can't We Live in a Hotel All the Time / If We Ran the Navy / Sand, Sand, Glorious Sand / Brother for Sale / Gimme Pizza)
September 30 Beavis and Butt-Head Do Christmas[9] DVD
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 Oprah Winfrey Show Harpo Productions VHS Make the Connection VHS releases
The Snowman Sony Pictures VHS VHS releases
Father Christmas
To Grandmother's House We Go Jeff Franklin Productions
Green/Epstein Productions
Lorimar Television
VHS VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
The Town Santa Forgot Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS 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
National Geographic Channel Warner VHS Animal Holiday VHS releases
October 7 The Busy World of Richard Scarry CINAR
France Animation
Paramount Television
VHS The Best Christmas Surprise Ever (contains: The Big Apple Christmas Caper / The First Skis Ever) VHS release
October 21 Scooby Goes Hollywood Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS VHS releases
part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Foul Play in Funland" (Bonus episode: "Bedlam in the Big Top") VHS re-releases; 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") VHS releases; 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-releases; 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-releases; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
Bananas in Pyjamas Southern Star Group VHS It's Music Time (Also includes: Musical Stairs / Getting Rhythm / Swamp Lake / Take One / Video Clip) VHS releases
October 28 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")
November 4 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Barney's Good Day Good Night VHS release
Spider-Man Marvel Entertainment Group
Marvel Films Animation
VHS Tablet of Time (Also includes: "Enter the Punisher" & "Duel of the Hunters" & "Tablet of Time" & "Ravages of Time") VHS releases
Special Bonus: Includes the final episode of Spider-Man: Mutant Agenda
The Incredible Hulk New World Animation[4]
Marvel Films
New World Entertainment
VHS "Innocent Blood" (Bonus episode: "Man to Man, Beast to Beast") VHS releases
Special Bonus: Includes the final two episodes of Iron Man: "The Origin of Iron Man" Parts 1 & 2
Pinky and the Brain Warner Bros. Television Animation
Amblin Television
VHS Cosmic Attractions (contains: "Fly" / "Around the World in 80 Narfs") VHS releases; 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[10] DVD 3 3 episodes
Dragon Flyz Gaumont Multimédia (original)
Xilam (current)
Abrams/Gentile Entertainment, inc.
Active Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Television
VHS "Scavenger" (Bonus episode: "Dark Dramen") VHS releases
Sky Dancers Gaumont Multimédia (original) VHS "Skyler vs. Skyler" (Bonus episode: "Spread Your Wings") VHS releases
Based on the #1 Best Selling Toy
November 18 Spawn[11] (HBO series) DVD 1
November 24 Treasures of the Twilight Zone[12] DVD various 3 episodes
December 16 Saturday Night Live: The Best of the Blues Brothers[13] DVD

Straight-to-video releases[edit]

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September 16 The Rainbow Fish[14] DVD

References[edit]

  1. ^ CED in the History of Media Technology (accessed 8 April 2011)
  2. ^ "Discount stores are a video lover's channel of choice". Discount Store News (via findarticles.com). 10 August 1998. Archived from the original on 1 October 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2008. 
  3. ^ DVD Development History – Accessed 8 April 2011
  4. ^ a b c d e Goldman, Michael. "Stan Lee: Comic Guru". Animation World Magazine. Animation World Network. Archived from the original on April 25, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Beavis and Butt-head - MTV's Beavis And Butt-Head: The Final Judgment". TV Shows on DVD. 1 July 1997. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "A Bedrock of U.S. Cartoon Production". Los Angeles Times. MANILA. AP. August 28, 1995. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fantastic Four (1994) Season 1 End Credits (video). 1994. Retrieved May 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Aeon Flux - Aeon Flux". TV Shows on DVD. 2 September 1997. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Beavis and Butt-head - MTV's Beavis And Butt-Head Do Christmas". TV Shows on DVD. 30 September 1997. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Andy Griffith Show - Best Of The Andy Griffith Show". TV Shows on DVD. 11 November 1997. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Spawn - Volume 1". TV Shows on DVD. 18 November 1997. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "The Twilight Zone - Treasures of the Twilight Zone". TV Shows on DVD. 24 November 1997. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Saturday Night Live - Best Of The Blues Brothers". TV Shows on DVD. 16 December 1997. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Rainbow Fish - Rainbow Fish, The". TV Shows on DVD. 16 September 1997. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 

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