1996 in home video

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Years in home video: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
Years: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Industry milestones[edit]

November[edit]

  • 1 November - The DVD format is introduced in Japan.[1]

December[edit]

  • 12 December - It's announced that 20th Century Fox leaves the Swedish market from 1997, making Egmont Film the largest home video rental company in Sweden.[2]

Film releases[edit]

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

U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Notes
January 1 Showgirls MGM VHS release
January 3 The Glass Shield Miramax VHS release
January 8 The Net Columbia/Tristar VHS release
January 15 The Indian in the Cupboard Columbia VHS release
part of Family Collection
Die Hard with a Vengeance Fox VHS release
Lord of Illusions MGM VHS release
Nine Months Fox VHS release
January 22 Mortal Kombat New Line VHS re-release
Jade Paramount VHS release
Waterworld Universal VHS release
Speechless MGM VHS release
Tom Thumb MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Please Don't Eat the Daisies MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Yours, Mine and Ours MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Tom Sawyer MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
January 29 National Lampoon's Senior Trip New Line VHS release
Something to Talk About Warner Bros. VHS release
February 5 The Usual Suspects Polygram VHS release
Desperado Columbia/Tristar VHS release
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Warner VHS release
February 12 Showgirls MGM VHS release, R-Rated version
A Kid in King Arthur's Court Disney VHS release
The Big Green Disney VHS release
Virtuosity Paramount VHS release
Beyond Rangoon Columbia/Tristar VHS release
February 19 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Disney VHS release
Heavyweights Disney VHS release
Man of the House Disney VHS release
Tall Tale Disney VHS release
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Universal VHS release
Hackers MGM VHS release
The Stars Fell on Henrietta Warner Bros. VHS release
Copycat Warner Bros. VHS release
Unzipped Miramax VHS release
February 26 Pocahontas Disney VHS release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Dumbo Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
The Three Caballeros Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
So Dear to My Heart Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Alice in Wonderland Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
The Sword in the Stone Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Mary Poppins Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Robin Hood Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Pete's Dragon Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Disney VHS release, part of Family Film Collection
Old Yeller Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
The Shaggy Dog Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Pollyanna Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Swiss Family Robinson Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
The Parent Trap Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
That Darn Cat! Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
The Love Bug Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Herbie Rides Again Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Escape to Witch Mountain Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
The Apple Dumpling Gang Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Disney VHS release, part of Family Film Collection
March 5 Empire Records Warner Bros. VHS release
Moonlight and Valentino Gramercy Pictures VHS release
Fair Game Warner Bros. VHS release
The Brothers McMullen Fox VHS release
A Walk in the Clouds Fox VHS release
Roommates Hollywood Pictures VHS release
March 12 Braveheart Paramount VHS release, 2-videocassette set
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Warner Bros. VHS release
The Prophecy Universal VHS release
Clockers Universal VHS release
Assassins Warner Bros. VHS release
Never Talk to Strangers Columbia/Tristar VHS release
The Baby-Sitters Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Bye Bye Birdie Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Ghostbusters Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Real Genius Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Willow Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
The Bear Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
The Adventures of Milo and Otis Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
My Girl Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
March 19 Operation Dumbo Drop Disney VHS release
The Tie That Binds Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Angus New Line VHS release
Babe Universal VHS release
March 26 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Disney VHS release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Dumbo Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
The Three Caballeros Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
So Dear to My Heart Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Alice in Wonderland Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
The Sword in the Stone Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Mary Poppins Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Robin Hood Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Pete's Dragon Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Seven New Line VHS release
Jade Paramount VHS release
Animalympics UAV Corporation VHS release
Last of the Dogmen HBO Home Video VHS release
Mallrats Universal VHS release
April 2 Balto Universal VHS release
Strange Days Fox VHS release
Home for the Holidays Polygram VHS release
April 9 Shipwrecked Disney VHS re-release
Splash Touchstone VHS re-release
The Rescue Touchstone VHS re-release
Smoke Miramax VHS release
Tremors 2: Aftershocks Universal direct-to-video VHS release
April 16 Fair Game Warner Bros. VHS release
Vampire in Brooklyn Paramount VHS release
Unstrung Heroes Hollywood VHS release
The Scarlet Letter Hollywood VHS release
Now and Then New Line VHS release
Magic in the Water Columbia/Tristar VHS release
April 23 The Aristocats Disney VHS release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Dumbo Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
The Three Caballeros Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
So Dear to My Heart Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Alice in Wonderland Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
The Sword in the Stone Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Mary Poppins Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Robin Hood Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Pete's Dragon Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Journey Back to Oz Hallmark VHS release
Man of the House Disney VHS release
To Die For Columbia VHS release
The Bridges of Madison County Warner Bros. VHS release
April 30 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Universal VHS re-release
The Reluctant Astronaut Universal VHS re-release
Pillow Talk Universal VHS re-release
Strange Bedfellows Universal VHS re-release
Send Me No Flowers Universal VHS re-release
The Love God? Universal VHS re-release
Man's Favorite Sport Universal VHS re-release
Lover Come Back Universal VHS re-release
Come September Universal VHS re-release
The Thrill of It All Universal VHS re-release
Shenandoah Universal VHS re-release
Bend of the River Universal VHS re-release
Tom and Huck Disney VHS re-release
The Adventures of Huck Finn Disney VHS re-release
How to Make an American Quilt Universal VHS release
Money Train Columbia/Tristar VHS release
May 7 Cutthroat Island Live VHS release
It Takes Two Warner Bros. VHS release
Dead Presidents Hollywood Pictures VHS release
May 14 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Universal VHS release
Appaloosa Universal VHS re-release
The Virginian Universal VHS re-release
Law and Order Universal VHS re-release
Jumanji Columbia VHS release
Feast of July Touchstone VHS release
A Month by the Lake Miramax VHS release
Powder Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Reckless Evergreen Entertainment VHS release
The American President Columbia/Tristar VHS release
May 21 Treasure Island Disney VHS release
Darby O'Gill and the Little People Disney VHS release
The Absent-Minded Professor Disney VHS release
The Three Lives of Thomasina Disney VHS release
Island at the Top of the World Disney VHS release
GoldenEye MGM VHS release
Nick of Time Paramount VHS release
May 28 Dunston Checks In Fox VHS release
Get Shorty MGM VHS release
Casino Universal VHS release
June 4 Leaving Las Vegas MGM VHS release
June 11 Sudden Death Universal VHS release
Father of the Bride Part II Touchstone VHS release
Bio-Dome MGM VHS release
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace New Line VHS release
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Short Circuit 2 Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Rocket Gibraltar Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Ghostbusters II Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Bingo Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
My Girl 2 Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
June 18 Sabrina Paramount VHS release
June 25 Dracula: Dead and Loving It Columbia VHS release
Bed of Roses New Line VHS release
The Adventures of Robin Hood MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Lassie Come Home MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Courage of Lassie MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
The Yearling MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Flipper MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Flipper's New Adventure MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Zebra in the Kitchen MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Namu, My Best Friend MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Clash of the Titans MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
The Black Stallion Returns MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
July 2 Mr. Holland's Opus Hollywood VHS release
Broken Arrow Fox VHS release
July 9 Nixon Hollywood VHS release
Waterworld Universal VHS release
July 16 Happy Gilmore Universal VHS release
Eye for an Eye Paramount VHS release
July 23 12 Monkeys Universal VHS release
Unforgettable MGM VHS release
Two Bits Miramax VHS release
The City of Lost Children Columbia/Tristar VHS release
July 30 City Hall Columbia VHS release
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Disney VHS release
The Incredible Journey Disney VHS re-release
Diabolique Warner VHS release
August 6 The Juror Columbia VHS release
Black Sheep Paramount VHS release
Down Periscope Fox VHS release
Ed Universal VHS release
Executive Decision Warner VHS release
Big Bully Warner VHS release
The Adventures of Robin Hood MGM VHS re-release
part of Family Treasures
The Yearling MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Flipper MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Namu, My Best Friend MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Yours, Mine and Ours MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
Clash of the Titans MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
The Black Stallion Returns MGM VHS release
part of Family Treasures
August 13 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Disney direct-to-video VHS release
Dumbo Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
The Three Caballeros Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
So Dear to My Heart Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Alice in Wonderland Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
The Sword in the Stone Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Mary Poppins Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Robin Hood Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Pete's Dragon Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
White Squall Hollywood VHS release
Chariots of Fur Warner VHS release
Carrotblanca Warner VHS release
Treasure Island Warner VHS release
part of Warner Bros. Classic Tales
Oliver Twist Warner VHS release
part of Warner Bros. Classic Tales
Watership Down Warner VHS release
part of Warner Bros. Classic Tales
The Nutcracker Prince Warner VHS release
part of Warner Bros. Classic Tales
The Trouble with Angels Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
Running Wild Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
The Secret of Roan Inish Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
From Dusk till Dawn Dimension VHS release
August 20 Mr. Wrong Touchstone VHS release
Barb Wire Gramercy Pictures VHS release
The Substitute Live Entertainment VHS release
August 27 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 MGM VHS release
part of Family Entertainment
The Sound of Music Fox VHS re-release
part of Family Features
single cassette version
Mary Reilly Tristar VHS release
September 10 The Little Engine That Could Universal direct-to-video VHS release
Muppet Treasure Island Jim Henson VHS release
Up Close & Personal Touchstone VHS release
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Dimension VHS release
Fargo Polygram VHS release
Sgt. Bilko Universal VHS release
The Truth About Cats & Dogs Fox VHS release
September 17 The Shakiest Gun in the West Universal VHS re-release
How to Frame a Figg Universal VHS re-release
The Birdcage MGM VHS release
The Quest Universal VHS release
September 18 Mulholland Falls MGM VHS release
September 24 Before and After Hollywood VHS release
Oliver & Company Disney VHS release, part of Masterpiece Collection
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Old Yeller Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
The Shaggy Dog Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Pollyanna Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Swiss Family Robinson Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
The Parent Trap Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
That Darn Cat! Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
The Love Bug Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Herbie Rides Again Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Escape to Witch Mountain Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
The Apple Dumpling Gang Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Disney VHS re-release, part of Family Film Collection
Two Much Touchstone VHS release
October 1 My Fair Lady Fox VHS re-release
part of Family Features
single cassette version
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Special Edition VHS re-release
Twister Warner Bros. VHS release
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros. VHS re-release
The Great White Hype Fox VHS release
October 8 The Wizard of Oz MGM VHS re-release
part of Family Entertainment
The Craft Columbia VHS release
Flipper Universal VHS release
Race the Sun Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
October 15 Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave Fox VHS release
James and the Giant Peach Disney VHS release
Celtic Pride Hollywood VHS release
Here Comes Cookie Universal VHS re-release
Love in Bloom Universal VHS re-release
Six of a Kind Universal VHS re-release
Primal Fear Paramount VHS release
Fear Universal VHS release
October 22 Beautiful Girls Miramax VHS release
The Arrival Orion Pictures VHS release
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Miramax VHS release
Multiplicity Columbia/Tristar VHS release
October 29 Stepmonster VHS release
Toy Story Disney/Pixar VHS release
Tiny Toy Stories Disney/Pixar VHS release
Dumbo Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
The Three Caballeros Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
So Dear to My Heart Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Alice in Wonderland Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
The Sword in the Stone Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Mary Poppins Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Robin Hood Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Pete's Dragon Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Heaven's Prisoners Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Eraser Warner VHS release
October 30 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate New Line VHS release
November 5 The Adventures of Pinocchio New Line VHS release
The Legend of the North Wind Plaza VHS release
Chitty Chittty Bang Bang MGM VHS re-release
part of Family Entertainment
A Christmas Story MGM VHS re-release
part of Family Entertainment
Fluke MGM VHS release
part of Family Entertainment
Last Dance Touchstone VHS release
Spy Hard Hollywood Pictures VHS release
Mrs. Winterbourne Columbia/Tristar VHS release
Forest Warrior Turner Entertainment VHS release
November 7 The Munsters' Revenge Gaiam VHS release
November 12 Operation Dumbo Drop Disney VHS re-release
The Pallbearer Miramax VHS release
Mission Impossible Paramount VHS release
The Nutty Professor Universal VHS release
Sunset Columbia/Tristar VHS release
November 19 Dragonheart Universal VHS release
Kazaam Touchstone VHS release
The Phantom Paramount VHS release
Striptease Columbia/Tristar VHS release
November 26 Independence Day Fox VHS release
December 3 The Cable Guy Columbia VHS release
The Crow: City of Angels Dimension VHS release
December 10 Matilda Columbia VHS release
The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists Universal direct-to-video VHS release
December 17 The Frighteners Universal VHS release
Joe's Apartment Warner Bros. VHS release
Chain Reaction Fox VHS release
Tin Cup Warner Bros. VHS release
December 23 The Island of Dr. Moreau New Line VHS release
Carpool Warner Bros. VHS release
December 24 The Passion of Darkly Noon Seville Pictures VHS release
December 30 A Time to Kill Warner Bros. VHS release
The Stupids New Line VHS release

TV show releases[edit]

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

U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Notes
January 23 Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders "Jewel Quest" (contains: "Jewel Quest" (Parts 1 & 2) New Frontier Entertainment VHS release
Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders "Wizard's Peak" (contains: "Wizard's Peak" & "Travel Trees Can't Dance") New Frontier Entertainment VHS release
Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders "For Whom the Bell Trolls" (contains: "For Whom the Bell Trolls" & "The Faery Princess") New Frontier Entertainment VHS release
January 30 Timon & Pumbaa Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 1: Hangin' With Baby (contains: "Never Everglades" & "To Kilimanjaro Bird" & "Rafiki Fables: Good Mousekeeping") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
Timon & Pumbaa Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 2: Grub's On (contains: "Saskatchewan Catch" & "French Fried" & "The Laughing Hyenas: Big Top Breakfast") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
Timon & Pumbaa Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 3: True Guts (contains: "The Pain in Spain" & "How to Beat the High Costa Rica" & "The Laughing Hyenas: Cooked Goose") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
"Jim Henson's Animal Show: "The Kangaroo and the Frog" The Jim Henson Company VHS release
"Jim Henson's Animal Show: "The Owl and the Octopus" The Jim Henson Company VHS release
"ReBoot: "The Great Brain Robbery" Zondag Entertainment
Claster Television
VHS release
"ReBoot: Talent Night" Zondag Entertainment
Claster Television
VHS release
"Timmy the Tooth: The Brush in the Stone" Universal VHS release
"Timmy the Tooth: An Eye for a Tooth" Universal VHS release
"Timmy the Tooth: Rainy Day Adventure" Universal VHS release
"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Karate Club: The White Ranger Kata" Saban Entertainment VHS release
February 2 "Thomas & Friends: Thomas & his Friends Help Out" Videos treasure VHS release
February 6 "Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet" (8 Great Songs includes: "Alphabet Blues" & "Do the Alphabet" & "D" & "J Friends" & "Alphabet Song" & "Boogie Woogie Piggies" & "Alphabet Jungle Song" & "T Dance") Children's Television Workshop VHS release
"Sesame Street: Learning to Share" (6 Great Songs includes: "This Is My Train" & "Cooperation Song" & "Share" & "Two Heads Are Better Than One" & "Sharing" & "What is my Friend") Children's Television Workshop VHS release
February 13 "The Magic School Bus: Plays Ball" Nelvana
Hanho Heung-Up
(Animation Production)
South Carolina ETV
Scholastic Entertainment
Discovery Kids (United States)
VHS release
"The Magic School Bus: Goes to Seed" Nelvana
Hanho Heung-Up
(Animation Production)
South Carolina ETV
Scholastic Entertainment
Discovery Kids (United States)
VHS release
"The Magic School Bus: Kicks Up a Storm" Nelvana
Hanho Heung-Up
(Animation Production)
South Carolina ETV
Scholastic Entertainment
Discovery Kids (United States)
VHS release
February 20 "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: All-Time Favorites: Volume 1: White Light: The Mini-Series" Saban Entertainment VHS release
Features exclusive extra footage of Bulk & Skull that has never been televised or included with future VHS & DVD releases.
"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: All-Time Favorites: Volume 2: Ninja Quest: The Mini-Series" Saban Entertainment VHS release
Features exclusive extra footage of Bulk & Skull that has never been televised or included with future VHS & DVD releases.
"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: All-Time Favorites: Volume 3: The Good, The Bad, and the Stupid: The Misadventures of Bulk and Skull" Saban Entertainment VHS release
Is a "Direct-to-Video" special that was never televised.
February 27 "The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: A Musical Mystery Series: The Case of the Shark Encounter" Dualstar VHS release
"The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: A Musical Mystery Series: The Case of the U.S. Space Camp Mission" Dualstar VHS release
Wishbone: Twisted Tail Big Feats! Entertainment VHS release
Wishbone: Homer Sweet Homer Big Feats! Entertainment VHS release
Wishbone: The Slobbery Hound Big Feats! Entertainment VHS release
Wishbone: The Prince and the Pooch Big Feats! Entertainment VHS release
March 5 Littlest Pet Shop: Volume 1: "Wrecking Havoc / Chet Goes Hollywood" & "Curse of the Mumsy / Whenever Lola Laughs" Sunbow Entertainment VHS release
Littlest Pet Shop: Volume 2: "Treasure of Sierra Pet Shop / Really Big" & "Squeaks in Space / Are You My Mumsy?" Sunbow Entertainment VHS release
Littlest Pet Shop: Volume 3: "Scaredy Dog / Littlest Pit Stop" & "The Bully Bugs / The Littlest Whodunit" Sunbow Entertainment VHS release
March 19 Bananas in Pyjamas: Birthday Special (Also includes: Banana's Birthday Monday & Banana's Birthday Tuesday & Banana's Birthday Wednesday & Banana's Birthday Thursday & Banana's Birthday Friday) Southern Star Group VHS release
Bananas in Pyjamas: Cuddles Avenue (Also includes: Salon Rat & Shadow Painting & Buried Treasure) Southern Star Group VHS release
Jonny Quest: Race Bennon in An Army of One (contains: "The Mystery of the Lizard Men" & "Double Danger") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(Also includes an episodes of Space Ghost: The Heat Thing and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Dexter's Laboratory: "Changes (Dexter's Laboratory)")
Jonny Quest: Dr. Zin in Master of Evil (contains: "Riddle of the Gold" & "The Robot Spy") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(Also includes an episodes of Space Ghost: Creature King and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Cow and Chicken: "No Smoking")
Jonny Quest: Hadji in Mysteries of the East (contains: "Calcutta Adventure" & "Pirates From Below") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(Also includes an episodes of Space Ghost: Revenge of the Spider Woman and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Johnny Bravo: "Johnny Bravo")
Jonny Quest: Bandit in Adventures Best Friend (contains: "Attack of the Tree People" & "Terror Island") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(Also includes an episodes of Space Ghost: Zorak and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Two Stupid Dogs: "Door Jam")
Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Live: The World Tour Live on Stage Saban Entertainment VHS release
April 2 Saban's Masked Rider: Escape from Edenoi Saban Entertainment VHS release
Saban's Masked Rider: Super Gold Saban Entertainment VHS release
April 9 Aladdin Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Volume 3: Fearless Friends (contains "Much Abu About Something" & "The Day the Bird Stood Still") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
Aladdin Aladdin's Arabian Adventures: Volume 4: Team Genie (contains "Sneeze the Day" & "Genie Hunt") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
Gargoyles: Deeds of Deception (contains "The Edge" & "Long Way to Morning") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
Gargoyles: Brothers Betrayed (contains "Her Brother's Keeper" & "Reawakening") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
Street Sharks: Shark 'N' Roll (contains: "Shark 'N' Roll" & "Lone Shark") Buena Vista VHS release
Street Sharks: Shark Quest (contains: "Shark Quest" & "Fresh Water Sharks") Buena Vista VHS release
Earthworm Jim: Vol. 1: Bring Me the Head of Earthworm Jim / Sword of Righteousness The Children's Channel
Universal Cartoon Studios
VHS release
Earthworm Jim: Vol. 2: Conqueror Worm / Day of the Fish The Children's Channel
Universal Cartoon Studios
VHS release
Earthworm Jim: Vol. 3: Assault & Battery / Trout! The Children's Channel
Universal Cartoon Studios
VHS release
Earthworm Jim: Vol. 4: The Book of Doom / The Egg Beater The Children's Channel
Universal Cartoon Studios
VHS release
April 16 Beavis and Butt-head: Feel Our Pain (Also includes: "Animation Sucks" & "Bad Dog" & "Tired" & "Bus Trip" & "Patsies" & "Choke" & "Blood Pressure" & "Lightning Strikes") 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 release
April 23 Highlander: The Animated Series: The Adventure Begins Marc du Pontavice
Gaumont Television
VHS release
May 7 Timon & Pumbaa: Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 4: Don't Get Mad, Get Happy (contains: "Yosemite Remedy" & "Kenya Be My Friend?" & "Rafiki Fables: The Sky Is Calling") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
Timon & Pumbaa: Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 5: Live & Learn! (contains: "The Law of the Jungle" & "Uganda Be an Elephant" & "Be More Pacific") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
Timon & Pumbaa: Timon & Pumbaa's Wild Adventures: Volume 6: Quit Buggin' Me (contains: "Frantic Atlantic" & "Swiss Missed" & "Going Uruguay") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
May 21 Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks Live
Family Home Entertainment
VHS release
Wishbone: Salty Dog Big Feats! Entertainment VHS release
Wishbone: Terrified Terrier Big Feats! Entertainment VHS release
May 28 Laff-A-Lympics: Yippee for the Yogi Yahooeys! Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
Laff-A-Lympics: On Your Marks, Get Set—Go Scoobys! Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
Laff-A-Lympics: Something Smells Really Rotten Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
Laff-A-Lympics: Heavens to Hilarity, This is it, Sports Fans! Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
June 11 Sesame Street: Elmocize (7 Songs includes: "Comin' Round the Bend" & "Elmocize" & "Twister Sisters" & "Workout In A Chair" "Do the Benny Jump" & "Elbows and Knees" & "Jump") Children's Television Workshop VHS release
Sesame Street: Imagine That (7 Songs includes: "Let's Get Dressed Up" & "Rainy Day Wishes" & "We Hate the Rain" & "Happy Happiness" & "Imagine That!" & "Dancin' Shoes" & "Box City Recycling Map") Children's Television Workshop VHS release
Sesame Street: Smiley's World Games (6 Songs includes: "Get On Up" ("Everybody Move") & "Around and Around"" & "Simple Pleasures" & "I'm In Great Shape" & "Reach Your Hand Up High" & "You Can Get Right Up") Children's Television Workshop VHS release
June 25 Disney's Sing Along Songs: Topsy Turvy (9 Songs includes: "Topsy Turvy" & "You've Got a Friend in Me" & "Stand by Me" & "Streets of Gold" & "The Silly Songs" & "Out There" & "Family" & "The Unbirthday Song" & "Topsy Turvy" (reprise) Disney VHS release
July 9 Skysurfer Strike Force: City of Terror / Death Paint Ruby-Spears
Ashi Production Co., Ltd.
VHS release
Skysurfer Strike Force: Voodoo Master / Alien Attack Ruby-Spears
Ashi Production Co., Ltd.
VHS release
Skysurfer Strike Force: Titan of Terror / The Ancient City Ruby-Spears
Ashi Production Co., Ltd.
VHS release
July 17 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Cowboy Pooh (contains: "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigger" & "Rabbit Marks the Spot" & "The Masked Offender") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS re-release
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Detective Tigger (contains: "Tigger, Private Ear" & "Sham Pooh" & "Invasion of the Pooh Snatcher" & "Eeyore's Tail Tale") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS re-release
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Pooh Party (contains: "Party Poohper" & "A Bird in The Hand" & "A Pooh Day Afternoon") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS re-release
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Fun 'N' Games (contains: "What's the Score, Pooh" & "Prize Piglet" & "Piglet's Poohetry") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS re-release
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Happy Pooh Day (contains: "April Pooh" & "Tigger Got Your Tongue" & "The Wise Have It") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Working Together (contains: "Shovel, Shovel, Toil and Trouble" & "Tigger's Shoes & "Easy Come, Easy Gopher") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
July 23 How the West Was Fun Warner Bros. direct-to-video VHS release
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 10th Anniversary: "Get Shredder" (contains: "Get Shredder!" & "Wrath of the Rat King") Murakami-Wolf-Swenson VHS release
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 10th Anniversary: "Cry H.A.V.O.C." (contains: "Cry H.A.V.O.C.!" & "H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets!") Murakami-Wolf-Swenson VHS release
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 10th Anniversary: "Cyber Turtles" (contains: "Cyber-Turtles" & "State of Shock") Murakami-Wolf-Swenson VHS release
Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders "Full Circle" (contains: "Full Circle" & "Revenge of the Dark Stone") New Frontier Entertainment VHS release
July 30 Bananas in Pyjamas: Show Business (Also includes: Banana Hiccups & Surf's Up & Doctor Bananas) Southern Star Group VHS release
Bananas in Pyjamas: Pink Spots (Also includes: Rat's Hat & Slipper Fairies & Wishing Pool) Southern Star Group VHS release
August 6 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Foul Play in Funland (contains: "Foul Play in Funland" & "Bedlam in the Big Top") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(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")
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts (contains: "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts" & "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
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, Where Are You!: And a Mummy Too! (contains: "Scooby-Doo and A Mummy, Too" & "What a Night for a Knight") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(Also includes two bonus cartoons of Huckleberry Hound: "Lion Tamer Huck" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Dexter's Laboratory: "Changes (Dexter's Laboratory)")
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Which Witch is Witch? (contains: "Which Witch is Which?" & "Nowhere to Hyde") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(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 Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
Power Rangers Zeo: Zeo Quest Saban Entertainment VHS release
Thomas and Friends The Gallant Old Engine Disney VHS release
August 13 Tiny Toons: Night Ghoulery (Also includes: "Telltale Vacuum" & "Sneezer the Sneezy Ghost" & "Devil Dog of the Moors" & "Fuel" & "Devil and Daniel Webfoot" & "Hold That Duck" & "Night of the Living Dull" & "FrankenMyra" & "Gremlin On a Wing") Warner Bros. Television Animation
Amblin Television
VHS release
Tiny Toon: It's a Wonderful Tiny Toon Christmas Special Warner Bros. Television Animation
Amblin Television
VHS release
Animaniacs: Sing Along: Mostly in Toons (12 Songs includes: "The Senses" & "What Are We" & "The Planets Song A Quake, A Quake" & "Be Caerful What You Eat" & "The Presidents Song" & "All the Words in the English Language" & "The Tiger Prince" & "The Panama Canal" & "The Ballad of Magellan" & "Hello, Nurse" & "The Big Warp Party") Amblin Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
VHS release
Animaniacs: Spooky Stuff (Also includes: Draculee, Draculaa & Phranken-Runt & Meatballs or Consequences & Scare Happy Slappy & Witch One & Hot Bothered and Bedeviled) Amblin Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
VHS release
Pinky and the Brain: A Pinky and the Brain Christmas (contains: A Pinky and the Brain Christmas & That Smarts) Warner Bros. Television Animation
Amblin Television
VHS release
Pinky and the Brain: World Domination Tour (Also includes: "Pavlov's Mice" & "Brain Meets Brawn" & "Where Rodents Dare" & "Tokyo Grows") Warner Bros. Television Animation
Amblin Television
VHS release
The Hobbit Warner VHS release
part of Warner Bros. Classic Tales
The Return of the King Warner VHS release
part of Warner Bros. Classic Tales
The Flight of Dragons Warner VHS release
part of Warner Bros. Classic Tales
The Wind in the Willows Warner VHS release
part of Warner Bros. Classic Tales
The Whipping Boy Columbia/Tristar VHS release
part of Family Collection
August 20 Highlander: The Animated Series: The Suspended Village / Exodus Marc du Pontavice
Gaumont Television
VHS release
Highlander: The Animated Series: The Cursed / The History Lesson Marc du Pontavice
Gaumont Television
VHS release
Highlander: The Animated Series: The Valley of the Thorn Pods / Fall Out Marc du Pontavice
Gaumont Television
VHS release
Wishbone: Bone of Arc Big Feats! Entertainment VHS release
Wishbone: Frankenbone Big Feats! Entertainment VHS release
Power Rangers Zeo: It Came from Angel Grove Saban Entertainment VHS release
Bonus! Includes never-before-seen music video! Fright Night
September 3 What-a-Mess: Monsters, Goblins, and Ghosts, Oh My! Smallfilms (Version 1)
Bevanfield Films (Version 2)
DIC Entertainment (Version 3)
Neuroplanet/CinéGroupe/CINAR (Version 4)
VHS release
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Rankin/Bass Productions VHS re-release
The Little Drummer Boy Rankin/Bass Productions VHS re-release
Frosty the Snowman Rankin/Bass Productions VHS re-release
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Rankin/Bass Productions VHS re-release
Frosty Returns Broadway Video
CBS Productions
VHS re-release
Hello Kitty: Santa's Missing Hat Live VHS re-release
Littlest Pet Shop: Do Not Solve Until Christmas Sunbow Entertainment VHS release
September 4 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Frankenpooh (contains: "The Monster Frankenpooh" & "Things That Go Piglet in the Night" & "Pooh Moon") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS re-release
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Spookable Pooh (contains: "A Knight to Remember" & "Rock-A-Bye Pooh Bear") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS release
September 10 The Flintstones: A Haunted House Is Not a Home (contains: "A Haunted House is Not a Home" & "The Gruesomes") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(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 (contains: "The Headless Horseman of Halloween" & "Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(Also features an episodes of Peter Potamus: Kooky Spook and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Yoink! on the Yukon)
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries: A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle (contains: "A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle" & The Scooby-Doo Show: "Tar Monster") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(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 Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
The Borrowers BBC VHS release
part of Family Showcase
The Return of the Borrowers BBC VHS release
part of Family Showcase
Timmy the Tooth: Big Mouth Gulch Universal VHS release
Superman: "The Last Son of Krypton" (Parts 1 & 2 & 3) Warner Bros. Animation VHS release
September 17 Beavis and Butt-head: Beavis and Butt-head Do Christmas (Also includes: "A Very Special Christmas With Beavis and Butt-head" & "Huh-Huh-Humbug" & "It's a Miserable Life") 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 release
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Spooking Bee / Fugedaboudit / The Flew / Paws / Alphabet Song / Is So Too Amblin Television
The Harvey Entertainment Company
Universal Cartoon Studios
Jeffrey A. Montgomery Productions
VHS release
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Three Boos and a Babe / The Whipstaff Inmates / Elusive Exclusive / Poil Jammed / The Who That I Am / A Picture Says 1000 Words Amblin Television
The Harvey Entertainment Company
Universal Cartoon Studios
Jeffrey A. Montgomery Productions
VHS release
September 24 A Flintstone Christmas Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(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") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(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 Town Santa Forgot Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(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") Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(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 Hanna-Barbera Productions VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
October 1 What-a-Mess: Here Comes Santa Paws Smallfilms (Version 1)
Bevanfield Films (Version 2)
DIC Entertainment (Version 3)
Neuroplanet/CinéGroupe/CINAR (Version 4)
VHS release
"Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" Jim Henson VHS release
"Elmo Saves Christmas" (5 Christmas Songs includes: "It's Christmas Again" & "Every Day Can't Be Christmas" & "Give Your Friend An Easter Egg For Christmas" & "All I Want For Chistmas Is You" & "Keep Christmas With You" ("All Through the Year") Sony Wonder VHS release
"The Magic School Bus: Blows Its Top" Nelvana
Hanho Heung-Up
(Animation Production)
South Carolina ETV
Scholastic Entertainment
Discovery Kids (United States)
VHS release
"The Magic School Bus: Going Batty" Nelvana
Hanho Heung-Up
(Animation Production)
South Carolina ETV
Scholastic Entertainment
Discovery Kids (United States)
VHS release
October 2 "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too" (Bonus episode: "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" "The Magic Earmuffs") Walt Disney Television Animation VHS re-release
(Bonus episode: "Spot the Dog" "Spot's Winter Sports")
"Jingle Bell Rock" Smallfilms (Version 1)
Bevanfield Films (Version 2)
DIC Entertainment (Version 3)
Neuroplanet/CinéGroupe/CINAR (Version 4)
VHS release
October 8 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: The Darkest Fathoms (contains: "The Darkest Fathoms" & "Besieged in Paradise") Hanna-Barbera Cartoons VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(Also includes two Bonus Toons episodes of What a Cartoon!: Courage the Cowardly Dog: "The Chicken from Outer Space" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Swamp and Tad: "Mission Imfrogable")
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: Escape to Questworld (contains: "Escape to Questworld" & "Trouble on the Colorado") Hanna-Barbera Cartoons VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(Also includes two Bonus Toons episodes of What a Cartoon!: Hillbilly Blue and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: The Ignoramooses)
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: Rage's Burning Wheel (contains: "Rage's Burning Wheel" & "Alien in Washington") Hanna-Barbera Cartoons VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(Also includes two Bonus Toons episodes of What a Cartoon!: Hillbilly Blue and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Jof: "Help?")
"The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: "The Alchemist" (contains: "The Alchemist" & "Assault on Questworld") Hanna-Barbera Cartoons VHS release
part of Cartoon Network
(Also includes two Bonus Toons episodes of What a Cartoon!: The Fat Cats: "Drip Dry Drips" and World Premiere Toons: What a Cartoon!: Pizza Boy: "No Tip")
October 22 Bananas in Pyjamas: Big Parade (Also includes: Wet Paint & Shiny Things & Lost Shoe) Southern Star Group VHS release
Bananas in Pyjamas: Wish Fairies (Also includes: Scarecrow & Gallery Rat & Pyjama Party & Car Polish & Shiny Things) Southern Star Group VHS release
"The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: A Musical Mystery Series: The Case of the Hotel Who-Done-It" Dualstar VHS release
"You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's: Hawaiian Beach Party" Dualstar VHS release
November 5 How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Cat in The Hat Productions
MGM Television
VHS re-release
Wishbone: A Tail in Twain Big Feats! Entertainment VHS release
November 12 Spider-Man: The Venom Saga (contains "The Alien Costume" Parts 1 & 2 & 3) Marvel Entertainment Group
Marvel Films Animation
VHS release
Based on the all-new 1996 Spider-Man animated television series
November 26 The Lazarus Man Castle Rock Entertainment VHS release
December 3 Disney's Sing Along Songs: Pongo and Perdita (9 Songs includes: "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" & "Following the Leader" & "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" & "Going to the Bow-Wow Ball" & "Hokey Puppy" & "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" & "Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" & "Hot Diggity" & "The More We Get Together" Disney VHS release
December 30 Crazy Horse TBS VHS release
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Documentary home video releases[edit]

The following documentary home videos were released on the following dates:

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  • Ken Burn's The West

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discount stores are a video lover's channel of choice". Discount Store News (via findarticles.com). 10 August 1998. Retrieved 6 March 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ Nicholas Wennö (12 December 1996). "Egmont störst på hyrvideo" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
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