Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
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Media from 1983.

Carryovers

Current statistics of most released media as of January 1 this year:

Movies

Movies
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The Jungle Book
Last released in theaters on June 9, 1978.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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Pinocchio
Last released in theaters on December 15, 1978.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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101 Dalmatians
Last released in theaters on June 7, 1979.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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Sleeping Beauty
Last released in theaters on September 28, 1979.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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Lady and the Tramp
Last released in theaters on March 7, 1980.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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The Wizard of Oz
Available on VHS since October 25, 1980.

Re-printed after MGM purchased United Artists, while CBS moved out of MGM and merged with 20th Century Fox.

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The Aristocats
Last released in theaters on December 19, 1980.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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Mary Poppins
Available on VHS since December 30, 1980. Re-printed in 1982.
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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Available on VHS since June 26, 1981.
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The Fox and the Hound
Last seen theatrically in 1981.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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Cinderella
Last released in theaters on December 18, 1981.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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Robin Hood
Last released in theaters on March 26, 1982.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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Fantasia
Last released in theaters on April 2, 1982.

Only available in soundtrack form.

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Bambi
Last released in theaters on June 4, 1982.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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Dumbo
Available on VHS since July 1982.
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Alice in Wonderland
Available on VHS since November 1982.
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Peter Pan
Last released in theaters on December 17, 1982; continued playing in theaters until 1983 and grossed about $17.2 million.

Books

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Horton Hears a Who! (1954)
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The Cat in the Hat (1957)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
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Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
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The Lorax (1971)

Music

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The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

TV Shows

Title Notes
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Grinch Night
Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano
No longer airing on television; last aired on ABC in 1980 and 1981.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Horton Hears a Who!
Available on VHS since December 1982.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! also reran on December 12, 1983.

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Currently airing on PBS. See below for more details.

Paper money

The following was printed during fiscal year 1983:

Denomination Amount printed Notes
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$1
2,229,760,000 All as Series 1981 notes.

This denomination gradually increased the standard print run to 100,000 sheets.

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$2
None whatsoever; most notes in circulation were still Series 1976.
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$5
583,680,000 All as Series 1981 notes.
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$10
592,640,000 All as Series 1981 notes.
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$20
994,560,000 All as Series 1981 notes.
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$50
115,200,000 All as Series 1981 notes.
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$100
85,760,000 All as Series 1981 notes.

This was the last fiscal year where the BEP's standard press run was 40,000 sheets.

Events in 1983

February 7–11 Five new episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood titled "Mister Rogers Talks About Games" (episodes #1511–1515) premiered on PBS.
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Microsoft released Version 2.0 of the Disk Operating System.

The Wizard of Oz reran on CBS.
March 25 The Sword in the Stone 1983 Poster.jpg

The Sword in the Stone was re-released in theaters one last time.

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Nintendo released Mario Bros. exclusively to arcades, during the second generation of video gaming.

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The Disney Channel launched on cable television as a premium network.

April 25–29 Five more new episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, titled "Mister Rogers Talks About Day Care & Night Care", premiered on PBS. These were episodes #1516–1520.
May 25 Microsoft released DOS 1.25, the last version of DOS 1.x.
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The Cat in the Hat premiered on HBO, a premium television network like The Disney Channel.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was re-released in theaters. It grossed about $30.1 million during its run.

By this point, all films to date have either been re-released in theaters or have gotten a VHS release since 1978.

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Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. were released for use on the Family Computer in Japan.

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There were now two volumes of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in Japanese bookstores.

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The Lorax premiered on HBO.

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The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat reran on ABC for the only time.

August 15 For the first time, no new episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood aired in the summer; instead, all 60 episodes of the new series to date began reruns on PBS.
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Dr. Seuss on the Loose premiered on HBO.

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Mario Bros. was released for use on the Family Computer in Japan.

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Wheel of Fortune premiered on local primetime syndication.

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Donkey Kong 3 was released to arcades.

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The Hoober-Bloob Highway premiered on HBO.

November 7–11 "Mister Rogers Talks About Conflict" (episodes #1521–1525) premiered on PBS. After this, reruns of the old series continued.
December 5–30 Episodes #1001–1020 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood aired for the last time on PBS.
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The Rescuers was re-released in theaters.

By the end of this year, a total of at least 185 out of 420 remaining episodes of the old series of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood reran on PBS, having previously aired from November 10, 1980 to October 16, 1981, while those that previously aired in 1982 did not air again until February 1984 at the earliest.

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