Media from 1988.

Paper money

Old currency currently in circulation
$1-F (1987).png
$1 (Series 1985)
A 19200001 D – A 57600000 D
B 06400000 K – B 99200000 L
C 92800001 B – C 44800000 C
D 73600001 D – D 44800000 E
E 25600001 G – E 99200000 I
F 00000001 I – F 80000000 L
G 00000001 G – G 32000000 J
H 22400001 C – H 03200000 E
J 96000001 B – J 44800000 C
K 67200001 E – K 48000000 F
L 00000001 K – L 99200000 L
$2-B (1976).png
$2 (Series 1976)
A 00000001 A – A 29440000 A
B 00000001 A – B 67200000 A
C 00000001 A – C 33280000 A
D 05440001 A – D 31360000 A
E 23040001 A – E 56960000 A
F 14720001 A – F 60800000 A
G 08000001 A – G 75520000 A
H 00000001 A – H 39040000 A
I 00000001 A – I 14080000 A
J 00000001 A – J 24960000 A
K 00000001 A – K 41600000 A
L 28160001 A – L 71680000 A
$5-K (1987).png
$5 (Series 1985)
B 86400001 C – B 12800000 D
C 89600001 A – C 09600000 B
D 16000001 B – D 41600000 B
E 41600001 B – E 06400000 C
F 00000001 C – F 38400000 C
G 06400001 C – G 60800000 C
H 73600001 A – H 99200000 A
J 44800001 A – J 54400000 A
K 96000001 A – K 51200000 B
L 96000001 B – L 99200000 C
$10-F (1987).jpg
$10 (Series 1985)
A 92800001 A – A 38400000 B
B 00000001 D – B 19200000 E
C 64000001 A – C 83200000 A
D 86400001 A – D 19200000 B
F 28800001 B – F 92800000 B
G 32000001 B – G 99200000 B
H 41600001 A – H 76800000 A
I 12800001 A – I 22400000 A
K 70400001 A – K 99200000 A
L 41600001 B – L 09600000 C
$20-B (1987).png
$20 (Series 1985)
A 96000001 A – A 09600000 C
B 00000001 D – B 54400000 H
C 12800001 A – C 80000000 A
D 06400001 B – D 28800000 C
E 35200001 B – E 25600000 D
F 06400001 B – F 86400000 B
G 57600001 B – G 70400000 D
H 25600001 A – H 22400000 B
I 12800001 A – I 38400000 A
J 67200001 A – J 12800000 B
K 48000001 A – K 35200000 B
L 00000001 C – L 03200000 F
$50-B (1985).png
$50 (Series 1981A)
Up to A 09600000 A
Up to B 28800000 A
Up to D 12800000 A
Up to E 12800000 A
Up to F 03200000 A
Up to G 28800000 A
Up to H 03200000 A
Up to I 03200000 A
Up to J 06400000 A
Up to K 06400000 A
Up to L 22400000 A
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$50 (Series 1985)
A 00000001 A – A 22400000 A
B 00000001 A – B 09600000 A
C 00000001 A – C 03200000 A
D 00000001 A – D 35200000 A
E 00000001 A – E 38400000 A
F 00000001 A – F 09600000 A
G 00000001 A – G 83200000 A
H 00000001 A – H 06400000 A
I 00000001 A – I 06400000 A
J 00000001 A – J 09600000 A
K 00000001 A – K 19200000 A
L 00000001 A – L 35200000 A
$100-B (1982).jpg
$100 (Series 1981)
Up to A 02560000 A
A 00000001 B – A 06400000 B
Up to B 44800000 A
B 00000001 B – B 60800000 B
Up to C 06400000 A
C 00000001 B – C 06400000 B
Up to D 02560000 A
Up to E 07680000 A
E 00000001 B – E 16000000 B
F 00000001 A – F 06400000 A
Up to G 20480000 A
G 00000001 B – G 12800000 B
Up to H 02560000 A
H 00000001 B – H 03200000 B
I 00000001 A – I 03200000 A
Up to J 07680000 A
J 00000001 B – J 16000000 B
Up to K 14080000 A
K 00000001 B – K 09600000 B
Up to L 15360000 A
L 00000001 B – L 09600000 B
$100-A (1985).png
$100 (Series 1981A)
A 00000001 A – A 06400000 A
B 00000001 A – B 64000000 A
C 00000001 A – C 03200000 A
D 00000001 A – D 06400000 A
E 00000001 A – E 12800000 A
F 00000001 A – F 12800000 A
G 00000001 A – G 22400000 A
H 00000001 A – H 12800000 A
I 00000001 A – I 03200000 A
K 00000001 A – K 03200000 A
L 00000001 A – L 19200000 A
$100-G (1986).png
$100 (Series 1985)
A 00000001 A – A 09600000 A
B 00000001 A – B 60800000 B
C 00000001 A – C 12800000 A
D 00000001 A – D 19200000 A
E 00000001 A – E 25600000 A
F 00000001 A – F 09600000 A
G 00000001 A – G 44800000 A
H 00000001 A – H 06400000 A
I 00000001 A – I 06400000 A
J 00000001 A – J 09600000 A
K 00000001 A – K 28800000 A
L 00000001 A – L 28800000 A
New currency released to circulation

$1-F (1987).png
$1 (Series 1985)

In 1988, $1 bills with serial numbers ending with letters "M" through "T" were seen in circulation for the first time.

A 57600001 D – A 41600000 F
B 00000001 M – B 09600000 T
C 44800001 C – C 25600000 E
D 44800001 E – D 28800000 G
E 00000001 J – E 99200000 L
F 80000001 L – F 70400000 N
G 32000001 J – G 57600000 L
I 25600001 B – I 92800000 B
J 44800001 C – J 92800000 D
K 48000001 F – K 03200000 H
L 00000001 M – L 96000000 T
$5-F (1988).jpg
$5 (Series 1985)
A 22400001 B – A 70400000 B
B 12800001 D – B 03200000 E
C 09600001 B – C 64000000 B
D 41600001 B – D 89600000 B
E 06400001 C – E 03200000 D
F 38400001 C – F 28800000 D
G 60800001 C – G 22400000 D
H 00000001 B – H 28800000 B
I 44800001 A – I 73600000 A
J 54400001 A – J 35200000 B
K 51200001 B – K 76800000 B
L 00000001 D – L 19200000 E
$10-L (1988).jpg
$10 (Series 1985)
A 38400001 B – A 12800000 C
B 19200001 E – B 28800000 G
C 83200001 A – C 22400000 B
D 19200001 B – D 67200000 B
E 57600001 A – E 28800000 B
F 92800001 B – F 41600000 C
G 00000001 C – G 41600000 C
H 76800001 A – H 99200000 A
I 22400001 A – I 38400000 A
J 35200001 A – J 57600000 A
K 00000001 B – K 16000000 B
L 09600001 C – L 89600000 C

$20-B (1987).png
$20 (Series 1985)

In 1988, $20 bills with serial numbers ending with letters "H" through "K" were seen in circulation for the first time.

A 09600001 C – A 19200000 D
B 54400001 H – B 89600000 K
C 80000001 A – C 48000000 B
D 28800001 C – D 25600000 D
E 25600001 D – E 99200000 E
F 86400001 B – F 44800000 C
G 70400001 D – G 09600000 F
H 22400001 B – H 67200000 B
I 38400001 A – I 67200000 A
J 12800001 B – J 06400000 C
K 35200001 B – K 41600000 B
L 03200001 F – L 99200000 G
$50-G (1987).jpg
$50 (Series 1985)
A 22400001 A – A 41600000 A
B 09600001 B – B 67200000 B
D 35200001 A – D 54400000 A
E 38400001 A – E 51200000 A
G 83200001 A – G 12800000 B
H 06400001 A – H 09600000 A
I 06400001 A – I 09600000 A
J 09600001 A – J 12800000 A
K 19200001 A – K 22400000 A
L 35200001 A – L 54400000 A

$100-D (1988).png
$100 (Series 1985)

In 1988, $100 bills with serial numbers ending with "C" were seen in circulation for the first time.

A 09600001 A – A 25600000 A
B 60800001 B – B 57600000 C
C 12800001 A – C 19200000 A
D 19200001 A – D 25600000 A
E 25600001 A – E 41600000 A
G 44800001 A – G 64000000 A
H 06400001 A – H 12800000 A
I 06400001 A – I 09600000 A
J 09600001 A – J 12800000 A
K 28800001 A – K 38400000 A
L 28800001 A – L 38400000 A

Logos

Movie logos
Universal (1971).jpg
Universal Pictures
1971–1990
Columbia Pictures (1981).jpg
Columbia Pictures
1981–1993 Seen on Ghostbusters.
20th Century Fox (1981).jpg
20th Century Fox
1981–1994 Seen on the Star Wars trilogy on VHS.
Tristar Pictures (1984).jpg
TriStar Pictures
1984–1993
Warner Bros. Pictures (1984).jpg
Warner Bros. Pictures
1984–1990 Seen on The Goonies.
Walt Disney Pictures (1985).jpg
Walt Disney Pictures
1985–1990
Touchstone Pictures (1986).jpg
Touchstone Pictures
1986–2002
New Line Cinema (1987).jpg
New Line Cinema
1987–1994
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1987).jpg
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
1987–1992
Paramount (1987).jpg
Paramount Pictures
1988–1989
Broadcast television logos
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CBS
1953–2007
American Broadcasting Company Logo.png
ABC
1962–2007
NBC logo.png
NBC
1986–2013
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FOX
1987–1993
PBS logos (including funding credits)
WGBH (1978).jpg
WGBH
1978–1993
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National Captioning Institute
1982–1999 Seen on programs closed-captioned by the National Captioning Institute.
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The Caption Center
1987–1994 Seen on programs closed-captioned by The Caption Center.
PBS (1984).jpg
PBS
1984–1989 When closed-captioned broadcasts of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood began in 1988, this logo went into permanent effect.
Public Television Stations (1987-1989).jpg
Public Television Stations
1987–1989 Most PBS programs were sponsored by these underwriters.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1987-1989).jpg
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WNET (1988).jpg
WNET
1988–1993
1988 Family Communications Logo.jpg
Family Communications
1988 Only seen on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Cable television logos
HBO logo.png
HBO
1980–present
USA Network logo.png
USA Network
1979–1996
Showtime80s.png
Showtime
1981–1990
The Movie Channel 1982.png
The Movie Channel
1981–1988
Cbncablenetwork.jpg
CBN Cable Network
1983–1988
Nickelodeon Logo.png
Nickelodeon
1984–2009
Cinemax logo.png
Cinemax
1985–1997
Nick at Nite logo 1985.png
Nick at Nite
1985–1997 Nick at Nite only aired during primetime hours on Nickelodeon.
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Disney Channel
1986–1997
SuperStation TBS.png
SuperStation TBS
1987–1989
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The Movie Channel
1988–1997
Cbn family channel logo.jpg
The CBN Family Channel
1988–1990 Replaced the CBN Cable Network.
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TNT
1988–1995
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Nick Jr.
1988–2009 Nick Jr. launched this year on Nickelodeon.
Television distribution logos
Universal Television (1975).jpg
Universal Television
1975–1991
20th Television Fox (1981).jpg
20th Television Fox
1981–1992
1982 Columbia Pictures Television Logo.jpg
Columbia Pictures Television
1982–1988
Warner Bros. Television (1984).jpg
Warner Bros. Television
1984–1990
Walt Disney Television (1985).jpg
Walt Disney Television
1985–2003
KingWorld (1985).jpg
KingWorld
1985–1990 Seen on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!.
Buena Vista Television (1985).jpg
Buena Vista Television
1985–1990
Sunbow & Marvel Productions (1986).jpg
Sunbow & Marvel Productions
1986–1994 Seen on My Little Pony 'n Friends.
Lorimar-Telepictures (1986).jpg
Lorimar-Telepictures
1986–1988 Seen on the first season of Full House.
Tristar Television (1986).jpg
TriStar Television
1986–1988
Paramount Television (1987).jpg
Paramount Television
1987–1989
Merv Griffin Enterprises (1987).jpg
Merv Griffin Enterprises
1987–1988 Seen on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!.
DiC (1987).jpg
DiC Entertainment
1987–1990
Merv Griffin Enterprises (1988).jpg
Merv Griffin Enterprises
1988–1992 Seen on the next seasons of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!.
Columbia Pictures Television (1988).jpg
Columbia Pictures Television
1988–1989
Lorimar Television (1988).jpg
Lorimar Television
1988–1993 Newer seasons of Full House had this logo.
The Lyons Group (1988).jpg
The Lyons Group
1988–1992 Only seen on The Backyard Show on VHS.
Home media logos
MGM-UA Home Video (1982).jpg
MGM/UA Home Video
1982–1993 Seen on the 1985 VHS of The Wizard of Oz.
1983 MCA Home Video Logo.jpg
MCA Home Video
1983–1990
Playhouse Video (1983).png
Playhouse Video
1983–1990 Seen on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and the remaining Dr. Seuss specials on VHS.
1984 CBS-FOX Video Logo.jpg
CBS/FOX Video
1984–1991 Seen on the Star Wars trilogy on VHS.
Warner Home Video (1986-A).jpg
Warner Home Video
1986–1996 Seen on The Goonies.
RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video (1986).jpg
RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video
1986–1991
View-Master Video (1985).jpg
View-Master Video
1986–1995 Only seen on Kidsongs.
Warner Bros. Records (1985).jpg
Warner Bros. Records
1986–1997 Only seen on Kidsongs.
Together Again Video Productions (1987).png
Together Again Video Productions
1987–1997 Only seen on Kidsongs.
CIC Video (1986).jpg
CIC Video
1986–1991 CIC Video distributed Paramount and Universal's films outside of North America.
Walt Disney Home Video (1986).jpg
Walt Disney Home Video
1986–1995 Any non-Classics films from Disney had this logo since 1986.
Vestron Video
Vestron Video
1986–1992 Seen on My Little Pony: The Movie.
Paramount Home Video (1987).jpg
Paramount Home Video
1987–1988 When Beverly Hills Cop II was first released on VHS, the logo did not have the words "75th Anniversary" on it, while on DVDs, it did.
Touchstone Home Video (1987).jpg
Touchstone Home Video
1987–2002
Golden Book Video (1987).jpg
Golden Book Video
1987–1991 Seen on My Little Pony episodes on VHS.
Walt Disney Classics (1988).jpg
Walt Disney Classics
1988 Only seen on Cinderella.
Paramount Home Video (1988).jpg
Paramount Home Video
1988–1989
Video game logos
Nes logo.png
Nintendo Entertainment System
1985–1995
Sega-master-system-logo.jpg
Sega Master System
1986–1992

Movies

Theatrical

Columbia Pictures planned a sequel film titled Ghostbusters II, which began filming on November 28, 1988, and lasted for 3 1/2 months.

Of the 21 animated features from Walt Disney Animation Studios, not including any of the 1940s package films, the following either continued playing in theaters, or have not yet gotten a VHS release, in order of their last (re-)releases:

  1. Peter Pan (December 17, 1982)
  2. The Rescuers (December 16, 1983)
  3. The Jungle Book (July 27, 1984)
  4. Pinocchio (December 21, 1984)
  5. Fantasia (February 8, 1985)
  6. The Black Cauldron (July 24, 1985)
  7. 101 Dalmatians (December 20, 1985)
  8. Sleeping Beauty (March 7, 1986)
  9. The Great Mouse Detective (July 2, 1986)
  10. The Aristocats (April 10, 1987)
  11. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (July 17, 1987)
  12. The Fox and the Hound (March 25, 1988; re-released after Cinderella)
  13. Bambi (July 15, 1988)
  14. Oliver & Company (November 18, 1988)

Currently in development were The Little Mermaid and The Rescuers Down Under.

Home video

Title Latest release date Notes
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Star Wars
November 13, 1984
The Empire Strikes Back 1984 VHS.jpg
The Empire Strikes Back
November 13, 1984
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The Wizard of Oz
August 1985 The "Videophonic" edition.
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Ghostbusters
October 31, 1985
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Dumbo
November 5, 1985 With Robin Hood and Pinocchio discontinued, Dumbo was now the oldest available Classics title still in stock.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1985 VHS.JPG
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
November 5, 1985 Included a preview of The Journey of Natty Gann and the Walt Disney and You promo at the end.
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Pete's Dragon
November 5, 1985 Cover artwork updated for 1985.
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Return of the Jedi
February 25, 1986
The Goonies 1986 VHS.jpg
The Goonies
March 1986
Swordinthestone 1986.jpg
The Sword in the Stone
March 25, 1986
Aliceinwonderland 1986.jpg
Alice in Wonderland
May 28, 1986
Sodeartomyheart 1986vhs.jpg
So Dear to My Heart
June 25, 1986
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Sleeping Beauty
October 14, 1986 Discontinued after 1988.
My Little Pony The Movie 1986 VHS.jpg
My Little Pony: The Movie
October 28, 1986
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Lady and the Tramp
October 6, 1987 Discontinued after 1988.
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The Three Caballeros
October 6, 1987
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Cinderella
October 4, 1988 Only animated film released on VHS this year, as neither The Aristocats nor Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ever get one yet.
Mary Poppins 1988 VHS.jpg
Mary Poppins
October 4, 1988 Cover artwork updated for 1988.

Books

Title Notes
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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)
Green Eggs and Ham.gif
Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
Old copies of this book included the words "50 Word Vocabulary".
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The Lorax (1971)

Music

The following titles were released not only on audio CD and cassette, but also on VHS.

Kidsongs
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A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm
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I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
Kidsongs goodnightsleeptight.jpg
Good Night, Sleep Tight
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Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes
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Sing Out, America!
Kidsongs daywiththeanimals.png
A Day with the Animals
Kidsongs whatiwanttobe.png
What I Want to Be!
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The Wonderful World of Sports
Kidsongs dayatthecircus.jpg
A Day at the Circus

Television

Broadcasts

Program title Network Season(s) Broadcast dates
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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
PBS Seasons 18-19
Pre-1979:
April 18–May 13 (Season 6)
May 16–August 12 (Season 7)
August 22–October 14 (Season 8)

Post-1979:
January 1–April 15 (rest of all episodes to date)
March 7–11 (Episodes 1586–1590)
May 2–6 (Episodes 1591–1595)
August 15–19 ("Starting School")
October 17–December 30
November 21–25 (Episodes 1596–1600)

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My Little Pony
Syndication Seasons 1–2 January 1–December 30 (reruns)
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Wheel of Fortune
Syndication Seasons 5-6 January 1–June 24 (season 5)
September 5–December 30 (season 6)
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Jeopardy!
Syndication Seasons 4-5 January 1–July 22 (season 4)
September 5–December 30 (season 5)
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The Kidsongs TV Show
Syndication Season 1 January 2–March 12 (new episodes)
March 19–December 31 (reruns)
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Full House
ABC Seasons 1-2 January 8–October 7 (season 1)
October 14–December 30 (season 2)

Home video

Title Release date Notes
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The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss on the Loose
October 1985
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The Lorax and The Hoober-Bloob Highway
October 1985
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Grinch Night
October 1985
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The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat and Pontoffel Pock
October 1985
Mister Rogers Home Video - Dinosaurs and Monsters VHS.jpg
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood:
Dinosaurs and Monsters
1986
Mister Rogers Home Video - Music and Feelings VHS.jpg
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood:
Music and Feelings
1986
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas
December(?) 1986
Horton Hears a Who 1986 VHS.jpg
Horton Hears a Who!
December(?) 1986
Mister Rogers Home Video - What About Love VHS.jpg
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood:
What About Love?
1987
Mister Rogers Home Video - When Parents Are Away VHS.jpg
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood:
When Parents are Away
1987
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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood:
Musical Stories
1988
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The Backyard Show
August 29, 1988
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My Little Pony: The Golden Horseshoes/The Prince and the Ponies
October 11, 1988 These videos replaced both the mid-1980's My Little Pony specials.
My Little Pony Vol. 2 1988 VHS.jpg
My Little Pony: Flight to Cloud Castle/Pony Puppy
My Little Pony Vol. 3 1988 VHS.jpg
My Little Pony: Fugitive Flowers/Little Piece of Magic
My Little Pony Vol. 4 1988 VHS.jpg
My Little Pony: The Revolt of Paradise Estate/Sweet Stuff and the Treasure Hunt
My Little Pony Vol. 5 1988 VHS.jpg
My Little Pony: The Glass Princess
My Little Pony Vol. 6 1988 VHS.jpg
My Little Pony: Mishmash Melee/Baby, It's Cold Outside
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My Little Pony: Bright Lights
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My Little Pony: The Quest of the Princess Ponies

Software

Title Release date(s) Notes
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Windows 2.1
May 27, 1988
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MS-DOS 4.0
July 1988 Introduced support for hard disk drives up to 2 GB (FAT16).

Video Games

Title Console Latest release date Notes
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Super Mario Bros.
NES September 13, 1985 Late this year, further copies of Super Mario Bros. now included Duck Hunt.
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Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Famicom Disk System June 3, 1986
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Donkey Kong Classics
NES October 9, 1988 Included Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. in one game.
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Super Mario Bros. 2
NES October 9, 1988 First time Toad and Princess Peach were playable characters.

Totals

As of December 31, 1988:
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Total movies released on VHS (out of 41 in the list) 8.png
Total Disney animated features released on VHS (out of 27 so far) 11.png
Total television series broadcasted (out of 25 in the list) 6.png
Total completed television series (out of 25 in the list) 1.png
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Total video games released (out of 150 in the list) 7.png
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