Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

Media from 1998.

Paper money

Old currency currently in circulation
(as of December 31, 1998)
$1-F (1996).jpg
$1 (Series 1995)

Approximately 7 billion $1 bills were in circulation by the end of 1998, at least 99% of them as Series 1995 notes.

B 64000001 S – B 96000000 Y
D 32000001 D – D 38400000 I
E 32000001 H – E 44800000 K
F 64000001 K – F 06400000 Q
G 19200001 J – G 12800000 L
H 06400001 D – H 38400000 E
I 12800001 A – I 32000000 C
J 64000001 E – J 12800000 F
K 12800001 E – K 96000000 G
L 06400001 M – L 44800000 U
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$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 84480000 A
H 00000001 A – H 39040000 A
I 00000001 A – I 23680000 A
J 00000001 A – J 24960000 A
K 00000001 A – K 41600000 A
L 28160001 A – L 82560000 A
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$2 (Series 1995)
F 00000001 A – F 57600000 A
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$5 (Series 1995)

Approximately 1.6 billion $5 bills were in circulation by the end of 1998, at least 99% of them as Series 1995 notes.

B 89600001 C – B 76800000 D
C 38400001 A – C 76800000 A
D 57600001 A – D 19200000 B
E 70400001 B – E 64000000 D
F 70400001 C – F 32000000 D
G 64000001 B – G 12800000 D
H 89600001 A – H 57600000 B
I 38400001 A – I 57600000 A
J 44800001 A – J 89600000 A
K 64000001 A – K 32000000 B
L 89600001 C – L 96000000 E
$10-E (1996).png
$10 (Series 1995)

Approximately 1.43 billion $10 bills were in circulation by the end of 1998, at least 99% of them as Series 1995 notes, and the last ones printed in July 1998.

A 06400001 A – A 70400000 B
B 00000001 A – B 83200000 B
D 00000001 A – D 64000000 A
E 89600001 A – E 83200000 B
G 00000001 C – G 38400000 C
H 51200001 A – H 76800000 A
J 32000001 A – J 64000000 A
K 44800001 A – K 89600000 A
L 00000001 B – L 70400000 B
$20-B (1997).png
$20 (Series 1995)

Approximately 4.54 billion $20 bills were in circulation by the end of 1998, about half of them as Series 1995 notes.

B 00000001 A – B 19200000 E
C 00000001 A – C 70400000 A
D 00000001 A – D 89600000 B
E 00000001 A – E 89600000 A
F 76800001 B – F 19200000 D
G 76800001 C – G 12800000 F
H 06400001 B – H 44800000 B
I 00000001 A – I 06400000 B
J 51200001 A – J 76800000 B
K 06400001 B – K 57600000 C
L 44800001 D – L 38400000 G
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$50 (Series 1993)
B 32000001 E – B 86400000 E
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$50 (Series 1996)

Approximately 1.01 billion $50 bills were in circulation by the end of 1998, at least 99% of them as Series 1996 notes, and the last ones printed in May 1998.

AA 00000001 A – AA 09600000 A
AB 00000001 A – AB 22400000 B
AC 00000001 A – AC 57600000 A
AD 00000001 A – AD 32000000 A
AF 00000001 A – AF 60800000 A
AG 00000001 A – AG 41600000 A
AI 00000001 A – AI 12800000 A
AJ 00000001 A – AJ 03200000 A
AL 00000001 A – AL 41600000 A
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$100 (Series 1993)
A 12800001 A – A 83200000 A
C 09600001 A – C 41600000 A
E 19200001 A – E 64000000 A
F 16000001 A – F 51200000 B
G 32000001 A – G 44800000 A
H 00000001 A – H 16000000 A
I 03200001 A – I 09600000 A
K 19200001 A – K 51200000 A
$100-F (1997).png
$100 (Series 1996)

Approximately 3.2 billion $100 bills were in circulation by the end of 1998, about 92% of them as Series 1996 notes.

AA 00000001 A – AA 70400000 A
AB 00000001 A – AB 57600000 J
AC 00000001 A – AC 25600000 A
AD 00000001 A – AD 32000000 B
AE 00000001 A – AE 38400000 B
AF 00000001 A – AF 83200000 A
AG 00000001 A – AG 96000000 A
AH 00000001 A – AH 44800000 A
AI 00000001 A – AI 12800000 A
AJ 00000001 A – AJ 38400000 A
AK 00000001 A – AK 83200000 A
AL 00000001 A – AL 44800000 D
New currency released to circulation
$1-G (1998).jpg
$1 (Series 1995)
A 83200001 I – A 25600000 M
C 57600001 C – C 25600000 F
D 38400001 I – D 89600000 J
E 44800001 K – E 89600000 N
F 06400001 Q – F 83200000 T
G 12800001 L – G 38400000 P
H 38400001 E – H 12800000 G
I 32000001 C – I 25600000 J
J 12800001 F – J 38400000 J
K 00000001 H – K 32000000 M
L 44800001 U – L 96000000 Y
$2-F (1996).jpg
$2 (Series 1995)
F 57600001 A – F 96000000 A
$5-L (1998).jpg
$5 (Series 1995)
A 57600001 B – A 25600000 C
B 76800001 D – B 19200000 F
C 76800001 A – C 32000000 B
D 19200001 B – D 76800000 B
F 32000001 D – F 25600000 E
G 12800001 D – G 89600000 D
J 89600001 A – J 32000000 B
K 32000001 B – K 25600000 C
L 00000001 F – L 70400000 F
$10-G (1998).png
$10 (Series 1995)
A 70400001 B – A 96000000 B
B 83200001 B – B 25600000 D
C 00000001 A – C 57600000 A
D 64000001 A – D 12800000 B
E 83200001 B – E 51200000 C
F 89600001 B – F 64000000 C
G 38400001 C – G 70400000 D
H 76800001 A – H 32000000 B
J 64000001 A – J 19200000 B
K 89600001 A – K 51200000 B
L 70400001 B – L 12800000 C
$20-B (1997).png
$20 (Series 1995)
E 89600001 A – E 25600000 B
$20-B (1998).png
$20 (Series 1996)
AA 00000001 A – AA 19200000 D
AB 00000001 A – AB 12800000 G
AC 00000001 A – AC 89600000 A
AD 00000001 A – AD 25600000 B
AE 00000001 A – AE 32000000 B
AF 00000001 A – AF 44800000 B
AG 00000001 A – AG 19200000 E
AH 00000001 A – AH 51200000 B
AI 00000001 A – AI 89600000 A
AJ 00000001 A – AJ 64000000 C
AK 00000001 A – AK 06400000 C
AL 00000001 A – AL 70400000 C
$50-D (1997).jpg
$50 (Series 1996)
AA 09600001 A – AA 16000000 A
AB 22400001 B – AB 44800000 E
AD 32000001 A – AD 51200000 A
AE 00000001 A – AE 70400000 A
AG 41600001 A – AG 25600000 B
AH 00000001 A – AH 16000000 A
AI 12800000 A – AI 19200000 A
AJ 03200000 A – AJ 16000000 A
AK 00000001 A – AK 48000000 A
AL 41600000 A – AL 86400000 A
$100-F (1997).png
$100 (Series 1996)
AA 70400001 A – AA 25600000 B
AB 57600001 J – AB 12800000 N
AC 25600001 A – AC 86400000 A
AD 32000001 B – AD 76800000 B
AE 38400001 B – AE 76800000 C
AF 83200001 A – AF 16000000 C
AG 96000001 A – AG 64000000 B
AH 44800001 A – AH 73600000 A
AI 12800001 A – AI 22400000 A
AJ 38400001 A – AJ 57600000 A
AK 83200001 A – AK 19200000 B
AL 44800001 D – AL 60800000 D

On September 24, 1998, the new design of the $20 bill that was unveiled in May 1998 was officially released to circulation.

Also, the facility in Washington, D.C. temporarily stopped printing $5 and $10 bills, leaving it all to the Western Currency Facility.

Logos

Movie logos
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Touchstone Pictures
1986–2002
Walt Disney Pictures (1990).jpg
Walt Disney Pictures
1990–2006 Seen on Mulan.
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Warner Bros. Pictures
1992–1998
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1992).jpg
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
1992–2001
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20th Century Fox
1994–2009
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Paramount Pictures
1995–2002
Walt Disney Pictures (1995).jpg
Walt Disney Pictures
1995–2007 Seen on A Bug's Life.
Pixar Animation Studios (1995).jpg
Pixar Animation Studios
1995–present Seen on A Bug's Life.
Columbia Pictures (1993).jpg
Columbia Pictures
1996–2013
Tristar Pictures (1993).jpg
TriStar Pictures
1996–2013 Seen on Matilda.
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Universal Pictures
1997–1999
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DreamWorks SKG
1997–present
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New Line Cinema
1997–2001
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Warner Bros. Pictures
1998–1999 Only seen on films released in 1998.
Broadcast television logos
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CBS
1953–2007
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ABC
1962–2007
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NBC
1986–2013
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WB Network
1995–1999
UPN logo.jpg
UPN
1995–2002
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FOX
1996–1999
PBS logos (including funding credits)
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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
1997–2002 Seen on programs closed-captioned by The Caption Center, such as Arthur.
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WNET
1992–1999 Seen on Shining Time Station.
WGBH Boston (1993).jpg
WGBH Boston
1993–2009 Seen on Arthur.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1993).jpg
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
1993–1999 Most PBS programs were sponsored by these underwriters.
Viewers Like You (1993-1999).jpg
Viewers Like You
Connecticut Public Television (1993).jpg
Connecticut Public Television
1993–2004 Seen on current seasons of Barney & Friends.
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PBS
1996–1998
PBS Kids (1996).jpg
PBS Kids
1996–1999 Seen on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Barney & Friends and Arthur.
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Family Communications
1998 Only seen on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
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PBS
1998–2002 Debuted in October 1998.
Cable television logos
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HBO
1980–present
Nickelodeon Logo.png
Nickelodeon
1984–2009
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Nick Jr.
1988–2009
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The Family Channel
1990–1998
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Sci-Fi Channel
1992–1998
Cartoon Network.png
Cartoon Network
1992–2004
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TNT
1995–2001
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USA Network
1996–1999
TBS Superstation logo 1999.png
TBS
1996–2002
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Disney Channel
1997–2002
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Nick at Nite
1997–2002 Nick at Nite only aired during primetime hours on Nickelodeon.
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Cinemax
1997–2008
Showtime logo 1997.png
Showtime
1997–present
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The Movie Channel
1997–2001
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FX Network
1997–2008
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Game Show Network
1997–2004
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Toon Disney
1998–2001 Launched on April 18, 1998.
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Fox Family Channel
1998–2001 Replaced The Family Channel in August 1998.
Television distribution logos
Walt Disney Television (1985).jpg
Walt Disney Television
1985–2003
Britt Allcroft (1989).jpg
The Britt Allcroft Company
1989–2002 Seen on Thomas & Friends.
DiC (1990).jpg
DiC Entertainment
1990–2001 Seen on Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog on Toon Disney.
KingWorld (1990).jpg
KingWorld
1990–1999 Seen on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!. The standard logo with the original music returned only for the 1998-1999 season.
Warner Bros. Television (1994).jpg
Warner Bros. Television
1994–2001 Seen on Full House's final season.
20th Television (1994).jpg
20th Television
1994–2008
Tollin Robbins Productions (1994).jpg
Tollin/Robbins Productions
1994–2005
Paramount Television (1995).jpg
Paramount Television
1995–2002
20th Century Fox Television (1995).jpg
20th Century Fox Television
1995–1998
Columbia Tristar Television (1996).jpg
Columbia TriStar Television
1996–2001 Seen on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!.
Universal Television (1997).jpg
Universal Television
1997–2004
Buena Vista Television (1997).jpg
Buena Vista Television
1997–2005
Nickelodeon Productions (1997).png
Nickelodeon Productions
1997–2007 Seen on newer seasons of All That.
Warner Bros. Television (1998).jpg
Warner Bros. Television
1998 Only seen on programs originally aired in 1998, at least within the network it aired on.
4Kids Productions (1998).jpg
4Kids Productions
1998–1999 Seen on Pokémon.
20th Century Fox Television (1998).jpg
20th Century Fox Television
1998–2007 A widescreen variant of this logo began use this year.
Home media logos
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Random House Home Video
1984–2005 Seen on Arthur videos.
Touchstone Home Video (1987).jpg
Touchstone Home Video
1987–2002
PBS Home Video (1989).jpg
PBS Home Video
1989–1998
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MCA/Universal Home Video
1990–1998
Columbia Tristar Home Video (1993).jpg
Columbia TriStar Home Video
1993–2000 Only seen internationally from 1996 to 1998.
THX Laserdisc (1993).jpg
THX Laserdisc
1993–2000
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MGM/UA Home Video
1993–1998 Seen on the first DVD release of The Wizard of Oz.
Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (1994).jpg
Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
1994–1999 Seen on Hercules and also on the first Mary Poppins DVD.
Paramount Home Video (1995).jpg
Paramount Home Video
1995–2006
Disney Videos (1995).jpg
Disney Videos
1995–2001 International prints of Hercules had this logo.
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Video Treasures
1995–1998 Seen on Thomas & Friends videos.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (1995-A).jpg
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
1995–2006 Seen on the Special Editions of the Star Wars trilogy.
Walt Disney Home Video (1992-A).jpg
Walt Disney Home Video
1995–2001 Seen on the first DVD releases from the company.
Barney Home Video (1995).jpg
Barney Home Video
1995–2000
Warner Bros Home Entertainment 1997.png
Warner Home Video
1997–2010
Lyrick Studios (1997).jpg
Lyrick Studios
1997–1998 Seen on Barney & Friends videos.
Columbia Tristar Home Video (1997).jpg
Columbia TriStar Home Video
1997–1998 After the logo ended use this year, newer prints reverted back to the 1993 logo.
New Line Home Video (1997).jpg
New Line Home Video
1997–2001
CIC Video (1997).jpg
CIC Video
1997–2000 The last CIC Video logo. Seen on international VHS prints of films distributed by Paramount and Universal.
DTS (1993).jpg
DTS
1997–2004 Originally seen on laserdiscs.
Sony Wonder (1995).jpg
Sony Wonder
1997–2006 Seen on the last Kidsongs videos.
Together Again Productions (1997).jpg
Together Again Productions
1997–1998 Seen on the last Kidsongs videos.
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Universal Studios Home Video
1998–2012
MGM Home Entertainment (1998).jpg
MGM Home Entertainment
1998–2005
MGM DVD (1998).jpg
MGM DVD
1998–2003
Anchor Bay Entertainment (1998).jpg
Anchor Bay Entertainment
1998–2004 Seen on late Season 4 videos of Thomas & Friends.
DreamWorks Home Entertainment (1998).jpg
DreamWorks Home Entertainment
1998–present
Lyrick Studios (1998).jpg
Lyrick Studios
1998–2001 Seen on newer Barney Home Video titles.
PBS DVD (1998).jpg
PBS Home Video
1998–2004
Deluxe Digital Studios (1998).jpg
Deluxe Digital Studios
1998–2005 Seen on Universal DVDs.
Macrovision Quality Protection (1997).jpg
Macrovision Quality Protection
1998–2007 Seen on Universal DVDs.
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Viz Video
1998–2001 Seen on Pokémon videos.
Video game logos
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Game Boy
1989–1998
Snes logo.png
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1990–1999
Sega Saturn Logo.png
Sega Saturn
1995–1998
N64 logo.png
Nintendo 64
1996–2002
Gameboycolor logo.jpg
Game Boy Color
1998–2003 The successor to the monochrome Game Boy.

Movies

Theatrical

Poster/Title Release Date No. of theaters Box office
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Mulan
June 19, 1998 2,953 (83%) $120,620,254
(June 19–September 30, 1998)
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The Wizard of Oz
November 6, 1998 1,882 (53%) $12,690,025
(November 6–22, 1998)
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A Bug's Life
November 25, 1998 2,773 (78%) $127,589,564
(November 25–December 31, 1998)

VHS

Title Latest release date Notes
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Hook
July 24, 1992
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The Goonies
July 7, 1994
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Dumbo
October 28, 1994
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The Sword in the Stone
October 28, 1994
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Alice in Wonderland
October 28, 1994
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Robin Hood
October 28, 1994
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Pete's Dragon
October 28, 1994
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The Mask
January 19, 1995
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Ghostbusters
March 12, 1996
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Ghostbusters II
March 12, 1996
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The Wizard of Oz
September 10, 1996
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Toy Story
October 29, 1996
Matilda vhs.jpg
Matilda
December 17, 1996
Hunchbackofnotredame.jpg
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
March 4, 1997
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Home Alone
March 18, 1997 The re-print contains a trailer for the other Home Alone film.
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
March 18, 1997 The re-print contains a trailer for the other Home Alone film.
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101 Dalmatians
April 15, 1997
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Fun and Fancy Free
July 15, 1997
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Star Wars
August 26, 1997 The first Special Edition release.
The Empire Strikes Back 1997 VHS.jpg
The Empire Strikes Back
August 26, 1997 The first Special Edition release.
Return of the Jedi 1997 VHS.jpg
Return of the Jedi
August 26, 1997 The first Special Edition release.
Mary Poppins 1997 VHS.jpg
Mary Poppins
August 26, 1997 THX-certified.
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Sleeping Beauty
September 16, 1997 THX-certified.
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The Jungle Book
October 14, 1997 THX-certified.
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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
November 11, 1997
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Hercules
February 3, 1998 Disney's last new animated feature also released on Laserdisc.
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Peter Pan
March 3, 1998
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The Little Mermaid
March 31, 1998
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Mary Poppins
March 31, 1998
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Melody Time
June 2, 1998 Succeeded Fun and Fancy Free.
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The Black Cauldron
August 4, 1998 After being put on hold for a long time because of its negative reception, this film was finally released on VHS for fans of it.
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Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
August 4, 1998
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Lady and the Tramp
September 15, 1998
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The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
October 27, 1998 Released as a direct-to-video film.

Walt Disney Home Video planned to release The Rescuers, Mulan and 101 Dalmatians in early 1999.

DVD

Title Latest release date Notes
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The Mask
March 25, 1997
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The Wizard of Oz
March 25, 1997
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Matilda
June 2, 1997
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Mary Poppins
March 24, 1998 Only film from the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection ever released on DVD.

Upcoming

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace A teaser trailer of this film was seen on A Bug's Life.
Toy Story 2 This film was currently in production from Pixar.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Director Ron Howard announced the film on September 16, 1998.
Shrek Production began this year with help from Pacific Data Images.
Monsters, Inc. Started off with the working title "Hidden City".

Books

Title Release date Notes
Horton Hears a Who!.jpg
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
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The Lorax
1971
Lionking book.gif
The Lion King
June 1, 1994
Pocahontas book.jpg
Pocahontas
June 1, 1995
Hunchbackofnotredame book.gif
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
June 1, 1996
Toystory book.gif
Toy Story
August 1, 1996
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
September 1, 1998
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The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
October 1, 1998
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A Bug's Life
November 1, 1998 A Bug's Life was one of the last Classic Storybook titles from Disney.

Music

Title Release date
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Beauty and the Beast
October 24, 1991
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Aladdin
October 27, 1992
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The Lion King
July 13, 1994
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Classic Disney Vol. 1: 60 Years of Musical Magic
March 28, 1995
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Pocahontas
June 23, 1995
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Classic Disney Vol. 2: 60 Years of Musical Magic
September 12, 1995
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The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
September 19, 1995
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Kidsongs: A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm
September 26, 1995
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Kidsongs: Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes
September 26, 1995
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Toy Story
November 22, 1995
Hunchbackofnotredame soundtrack.jpg
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
May 28, 1996
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Classic Disney Vol. 3: 60 Years of Musical Magic
July 2, 1996
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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
February 18, 1997
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Hercules
May 27, 1997
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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
June 3, 1997
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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
June 10, 1997
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Mary Poppins
July 8, 1997
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Classic Disney Vol. 4: 60 Years of Musical Magic
September 16, 1997
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We Wish You a Merry Christmas
October 21, 1997
Kidsongs icandancealbum.jpg
Kidsongs: I Can Dance!
December 10, 1997
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Mulan
June 2, 1998
Kidsongs bigglesalbum.jpg
Kidsongs: Meet the Biggles
August 25, 1998
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Return to Pride Rock
September 8, 1998
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Classic Disney Vol. 5: 60 Years of Musical Magic
September 22, 1998
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A Bug's Life
October 27, 1998
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Sonic Adventure: Songs with Attitude
December 2, 1998

Television

Broadcasts

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
February 16–20, 1998 "Giving & Receiving" (1721–1725) premiered on PBS.
May 4, 1998 Reruns of episodes 1471–1555 began on this date.

However, it was clear that not all episodes would be able to air this year, since the current series to date has exceeded 260 episodes.

May 25, 1998 PBS skipped "Play" (1486–1490) this year and went straight to "Discipline".
June 22, 1998 PBS skipped "Games" (1511–1515) this year and decided to air "Work" next instead.
July 27–31, 1998 "You and I Together" (1726–1730) premiered on PBS.
August 3–28, 1997 Following the annual reruns of "Josephine", "Day Care & Night Care" and "Starting School", "Little and Big" (1731–1735) premiered on PBS.
September 7, 1998 For the 1998–1999 season, reruns of the show now began with episodes 1621 onwards after "Learning" and "Fun & Games".
December 21–25, 1998 "Giving & Receiving" reran every Christmas since the 1998–1999 season.
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Shining Time Station
This show left PBS for good and moved to Fox Family Channel on August 17, 1998.

Only Seasons 2 and 3 aired on this channel, for a total of up to 45 episodes.

Super Mario Bros.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show aired on some stations under The Program Exchange as of May 25, 1998.
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The Kidsongs Television Show
Reruns of all 70 episodes continued on PBS.

10 of the 23 music video shows premiered every weekend from September 6 through November 8, 1998.

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Barney & Friends
48 episodes of the first three seasons still remained on PBS, without the "Barney Says" segment.

Barney Live! in New York City aired for the last time on March 15, 1998.

Season 1 last aired on weekdays in August 1998.

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Wheel of Fortune
June 12, 1998 New episodes of Season 15 ended on syndication.
September 7, 1998 Season 16 began on first-run syndication.
September 12, 1998 Weekend reruns of Season 15 began. Season 14 was withdrawn.
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Jeopardy!
July 17, 1998 New episodes of Season 14 ended on syndication.
September 7, 1998 Season 15 began on first-run syndication.
September 12, 1998 Weekend reruns of Season 14 began. Season 13 was withdrawn.
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Pokémon
September 7, 1998 – October 30, 1998 The first 40 episodes premiered on first-run syndication.
November 2, 1998 Reruns of all 40 episodes began.
Sonic the Hedgehog
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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Both shows were transferred to Toon Disney when it launched on April 18, 1998.

Sonic Christmas Blast reran every December.

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Sonic Christmas Blast
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Full House
All eight seasons continued airing on off-network syndication.

The show made its pay television debut on TBS on October 5, 1998.

Dr. Seuss
All Dr. Seuss specials from The Cat in the Hat to The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (except Grinch Night) aired on Cartoon Network on November 27, 1998.
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All That
January 3, 1998 – April 4, 1998 The rest of Season 4 premiered on Nickelodeon, for a grand total of 21 episodes.

Seasons 2 and 3 also aired on reruns.

December 12, 1998 A fifth season premiered on Nickelodeon.
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Arthur
April 6–17, 1998 Season 2 got 10 more new episodes for the first time on PBS.
April 20, 1998 – November 13, 1998 All 50 episodes to date aired on reruns.
November 16–27, 1998 The first 10 episodes of Season 3 premiered on PBS.
December 28–31, 1998 Another four episodes of Season 3 premiered on PBS.

Home video

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
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Good Night, Sleep Tight
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Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes
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Home on the Range
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A Day with the Animals
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What I Want to Be!
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Let's Play Ball
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A Day at the Circus
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A Day at Camp
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Ride the Roller Coaster
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Very Silly Songs
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We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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Play Along Songs
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If We Could Talk to the Animals
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I Can Go to the Country!
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I Can Bop with the Biggles!
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I Can Put on a Show!
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I Can Sing Baby Animal Songs!
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I Can Dance!
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I Can Do It!
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Billy's Birthday
(August 25, 1998)
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Meet the Biggles
(August 25, 1998)
Barney & Friends
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Barney's Magical Musical Adventure
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Waiting for Santa
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Barney's Alphabet Zoo
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Barney Live! in New York City
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Barney's Imagination Island
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Barney: Families are Special
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Barney: Safety
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Barney's Making New Friends
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Campfire Sing-Along
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Barney Goes to School
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Barney in Concert
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Rock with Barney
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Riding in Barney's Car
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Barney Songs
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Barney's All Aboard for Sharing
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Barney's Talent Show
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Barney's Fun & Games
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Barney's Exercise Circus & Parade of Numbers
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Barney's 1-2-3-4 Seasons
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Barney's Once Upon a Time
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Barney's Sense-Sational Day
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Barney's Colors & Shapes
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Barney's Musical Scrapbook
Thomas & Friends
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Thomas Gets Tricked and Other Stories
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James Learns a Lesson and Other Stories
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Trust Thomas and Other Stories
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Thomas Gets Bumped and Other Stories
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Thomas, Percy & the Dragon and Other Stories
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Daisy and Other Thomas Stories
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James Goes Buzz Buzz and Other Thomas Stories
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Percy's Ghostly Trick and Other Thomas Stories
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Thomas' Christmas Party and Other Christmas Stories
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Rusty to the Rescue and Other Thomas Stories
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Thomas and the Special Letter and Other Stories
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Thomas and His Friends Help Out
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The Gallant Old Engine and Other Thomas Stories
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Sing-Along & Stories
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Thomas Meets the Queen and Other Stories
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Thomas and His Friends Get Along
(February 10, 1998)
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Thomas Comes to Breakfast
(August 18, 1998)
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A Big Day for Thomas
(August 18, 1998)
By this point, all episodes of the first four seasons have been released on VHS by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Arthur
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Arthur's Eyes
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Arthur's Pet Business
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Arthur Writes a Story
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Arthur's Teacher Trouble
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Arthur's Lost Library Book
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Arthur's Baby
Arthur's New Puppy
(February 10, 1998)
Arthur's Chicken Pox
(February 10, 1998)
D.W.'s Blankie
(February 10, 1998)
Arthur's First Sleepover
(April 14, 1998)
D.W. Rides Again
(April 14, 1998)
Arthur Makes the Team
(April 14, 1998)
Arthur's Tooth
(April 14, 1998)
D.W., the Picky Eater
(April 14, 1998)
Dr. Seuss
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The Cat in the Hat
(November 17, 1998)
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Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories
(November 17, 1998)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Horton Hears a Who!
(also available on DVD)
Pokémon
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Vol. 1: I Choose You! Pikachu!
(November 24, 1998)

Software

Title Release date Notes
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Windows NT 4.0
August 24, 1996 Service Pack 4 was released in October 1998.
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Internet Explorer 4.01
November 1997 Service Pack 1 was included with the first edition of Windows 98.
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Windows 95 with Internet Explorer 4.0
November 1997 Included Internet Explorer 4.01.
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Windows 98
June 25, 1998 Successor to Windows 95.

Video Games

Title Console Latest release date
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Kirby's Pinball Land
Game Boy November 27, 1993
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Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Game Boy February 1994
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Donkey Kong Country
Super NES November 21, 1994
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Kirby's Dream Course
Super NES February 1, 1995
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super NES October 4, 1995
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Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Super NES December 2, 1995
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Kirby's Block Ball
Game Boy May 1996
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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super NES May 13, 1996
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Super Mario Land
Game Boy May 20, 1996
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Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Game Boy May 20, 1996
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Super Mario World
Super NES May 20, 1996
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Super Mario Kart
Super NES May 20, 1996
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Super Mario All-Stars
Super NES May 20, 1996
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Sonic the Hedgehog CD
CD-ROM
(Windows 95)
September 20, 1996
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Super Mario 64
Nintendo 64 September 29, 1996
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Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
Super NES November 23, 1996
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Sonic Blast
Sega Game Gear December 13, 1996
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Mario Kart 64
Nintendo 64 February 10, 1997
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Kirby's Dream Land
Game Boy May 19, 1997
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Kirby's Star Stacker
Game Boy April 15, 1997
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Sonic Jam
Sega Saturn August 22, 1997
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Sonic R
Sega Saturn October 31, 1997
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Diddy Kong Racing
Nintendo 64 November 21, 1997
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Kirby's Dream Land 3
Super NES November 27, 1997
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Kirby's Dream Land 2
Game Boy 1998
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Wario Land II
Game Boy March 2, 1998
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Yoshi's Story
Nintendo 64 March 9, 1998
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Pokémon
Game Boy September 30, 1998
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Sonic R
CD-ROM
(Windows 95)
November 11, 1998

The second generation of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise was first unveiled on August 22, 1998. It included new designs of the main characters, as well as some footage from the first Sonic game for the Sega Dreamcast, Sonic Adventure.

Websites

New sites archived since 1998 on the Wayback Machine include:

Other events

  • For at least five years, My Little Pony was officially discontinued in North America, and the ban on Japanese cultural products in South Korea began lifting.

Totals

As of December 31, 1998:
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