Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
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Media from 1987.

Carryovers

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

Movies

Title Notes
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The Wizard of Oz
Available on VHS since October 25, 1980. Last re-printed in 1985.
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Mary Poppins
Available on VHS since December 30, 1980. Released with closed captions in 1986.
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The Fox and the Hound
Released in theaters on July 10, 1981.

Only available in book and 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. Re-printed in 1985.
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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Available on VHS since September 1982. Re-printed in 1984.
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Alice in Wonderland
Available on VHS since November 1982. Re-printed in 1986.
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Peter Pan
Last released in theaters on December 17, 1982.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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The Jungle Book
Last released in theaters on July 27, 1984.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Available on VHS since November 13, 1984.
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Robin Hood
Available on VHS until January 31, 1987.
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Pinocchio
Available on VHS until February 28, 1987.
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Ghostbusters
Available on VHS since October 31, 1985.

Previews of other RCA/Columbia titles removed this year.

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101 Dalmatians
Last released in theaters on December 20, 1985.

Only available in book and soundtrack form.

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Warriors of the Wind
Available on VHS since December 1985.

The original Japanese film was licensed by Animage Video.

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Available on VHS since February 25, 1986.
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The Goonies
Available on VHS since March 1986.
Castle in the Sky Only available in Japan at the moment, under license by Animage Video.
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Sleeping Beauty
Available on VHS since October 14, 1986.
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My Little Pony: The Movie
Available on VHS since October 28, 1986.
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Lady and the Tramp
Continued playing in theaters until 1987 and grossed $31,129,082.

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)
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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Pinocchio
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Dumbo
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Bambi
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Cinderella
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Alice in Wonderland
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Peter Pan
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Lady and the Tramp
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Sleeping Beauty
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101 Dalmatians
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The Jungle Book
Only available in Japanese:
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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
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Castle in the Sky

Music

Title Notes
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The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP/Cassette)
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Kidsongs: A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm (VHS)
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Kidsongs: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (VHS)
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Kidsongs: Good Night, Sleep Tight (VHS)
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Kidsongs: Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes (VHS)
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Kidsongs: Sing Out, America! (VHS)
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Kidsongs: A Day with the Animals (VHS)

TV Shows

Title Notes
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Horton Hears a Who!
Available on VHS since December 1982, individually since 1986.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! also reran on December 11, 1987.

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Currently airing on PBS. See below for more details.
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The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss on the Loose
The Lorax
The Hoober-Bloob Highway
Grinch Night
Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano
The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

Available on VHS since 1985. Some of these specials also aired on The Disney Channel this year (see below).

Video Games

Title Notes
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Super Mario Bros.
Available for the NES since 1985.
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Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 3
Available for the NES since 1986.
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Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Available for the Famicom Disk System since 1986, and only in Japan.
Sega-master-system-logo.jpg Sega was currently selling games for the Sega Master System.

Paper money

The following was printed during fiscal year 1987:

Denomination Amount printed Notes
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$1
3,232,000,000 All as Series 1985 notes.
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$2
None whatsoever; most notes in circulation were still Series 1976.
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$5
780,800,000 All as Series 1985 notes.
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$10
697,600,000 All as Series 1985 notes.
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$20
1,472,000,000 All as Series 1985 notes.
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$50
195,200,000 All as Series 1985 notes.
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$100
217,600,000 All as Series 1985 notes.

All $100 bills labeled "Series 1981A" were also still in circulation.

Events in 1987

January 3 The Cat in the Hat aired on The Disney Channel.
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Kidsongs: What I Want to Be! was released in music stores.

February 14 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope reran on CBS.
March 6 The Wizard of Oz reran on CBS.
March 9–13 Five new episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, titled "Mister Rogers Talks About Dance", premiered on PBS. These were episodes #1571–1575.
March 23 Reruns of the old series of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for this year began.
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A fourth volume of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind was released in Japanese bookstores.

April 6 The Hoober-Bloob Highway aired on The Disney Channel for the first time.
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Microsoft released Windows 1.04.

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The Aristocats was re-issued in theaters. It grossed $17,452,658.

May 4–8 Five more new episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, titled "Mister Rogers Talks About Making Mistakes", premiered on PBS. These were episodes #1576–1580.
May 27 The Lorax aired on The Disney Channel for the first time.
June 19 Dr. Seuss on the Loose aired on The Disney Channel for the first time.
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Kidsongs: The Wonderful World of Sports was released in music stores.

June 19 Dr. Seuss on the Loose aired on The Disney Channel for the first time.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was re-issued in theaters for its 50th anniversary.

August 10–14 Mister Rogers Goes to School alone reran on PBS.
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Microsoft released Version 3.3 of the Disk Operating System.

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15 new episodes of the My Little Pony TV series premiered on local syndication, for a final total of 65.

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The fourth season of Jeopardy! and the fifth season of Wheel of Fortune began on local syndication.

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The Kidsongs TV Show premiered on local syndication.

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The first season of Full House premiered on ABC.

September 28 Episodes #1296–1315 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood unknowingly aired for the last time on PBS, starting on this date and ending on October 23.
October 3 Sleeping Beauty aired on The Disney Channel for the first time.
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Lady and the Tramp was released on VHS.

October 23 Grinch Night aired on The Disney Channel for the first time.
October 26 Reruns of all Mister Rogers' Neighborhood episodes to date from #1466 onwards on PBS for this season began.
November 20 Cinderella 1987 Poster.jpg

Cinderella was re-issued in theaters.

November 22 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back premiered on NBC.
November 23–27 "Mister Rogers Talks About Alike and Different" (episodes #1581–1585) premiered on PBS.
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Kidsongs: A Day at the Circus was released in music stores.

By the end of this year, a total of 145 out of 390 remaining episodes of the old series of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood reran on PBS, having previously aired from April 30, 1984 to May 3, 1985, while those that previously aired in 1986 did not air again until September 1988 at the earliest.

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