1998 in home video

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1998 is nearing the end of the dominance of the VHS format with the DVD overtaking tape sales by the early 2000s.[1] The so-called format wars are almost over with Sony's Betamax format ending production at about this same time.[2] The VHS format does not die out quickly because of its recording function, so many homes were adding a DVD player rather than replacing their VCRs. 1998 is a boom time for the brick and mortar video rental industry.[3]

Industry milestones[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

October[edit]

  • October – Full DVD launch in Europe.[4]

Movie releases[edit]

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

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U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Format/Notes
January 6 Ghosts of Mississippi Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Masterminds VHS release
Fire Down Below Warner Home Video VHS release
Anna Karenina VHS release
187 VHS release
Hoodlum MGM/UA Home Video VHS release
January 13 Money Talks New Line Home Video VHS and DVD release
Picture Perfect 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Soul Food VHS release
Wishmaster LIVE Entertainment DVD release
January 20 Nothing to Lose Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Buddy Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Anaconda DVD release
The Mirror Has Two Faces DVD release
Leave It to Beaver Universal Studios Home Video VHS and DVD release
Liar Liar DVD release
The Nutty Professor DVD release
Timecop DVD release
Kindergarten Cop DVD release
January 27 Event Horizon Paramount Home Video VHS release
Kull the Conqueror Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
February 3 Hercules Walt Disney Home Video VHS and Laserdisc release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Air Bud DVD release
The Barefoot Executive VHS releases; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Kurt Russell Collection
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
The Strongest Man in the World
G.I. Jane Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
Excess Baggage Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie Warner Home Video VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
The Princess Bride MGM Home Entertainment VHS releases; part of the MGM Family Entertainment Collection
All Dogs Go to Heaven
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
The Secret of NIMH
Courage of Lassie
February 10 Air Force One Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS, Laserdisc and DVD release
February 17 Good Burger Paramount Home Video VHS release
Most Wanted New Line Home Video VHS release
The Game PolyGram Video VHS release
February 24 The Devil's Own Columbia TriStar Home Video DVD release
Fools Rush In DVD release
Mad City Warner Home Video VHS release
The Man Who Knew Too Little VHS release
The Devil's Advocate VHS release
March 3 Peter Pan Walt Disney Home Video VHS and Laserdisc releases: part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Robin Hood
Summer Magic VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Hayley Mills Collection
The Moon-Spinners VHS and Laserdisc release; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Hayley Mills Collection
March 10 In & Out Paramount Home Video VHS release
The Peacemaker DreamWorks Home Entertainment VHS release
Radioland Murders Image Entertainment DVD release
March 17 That Darn Cat Walt Disney Home Video VHS and DVD re-release; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection
Mimic Dimension Home Video VHS release
The Full Monty 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
The Assignment Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
The Chipmunk Adventure Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
March 20 Mary Poppins Walt Disney Home Video DVD release, part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
March 24 I Know What You Did Last Summer Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Metro Touchstone Home Video DVD release
The Man Who Knew Too Little Warner Home Video DVD release
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Orion Home Video VHS release
March 31 The Little Mermaid Walt Disney Home Video VHS and Laserdisc release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Dumbo VHS re-releases; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Alice in Wonderland
The Sword in the Stone
Mary Poppins
Robin Hood
Pete's Dragon
Slappy and the Stinkers Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
U Turn VHS release
High School High DVD release
Double Team DVD release
The Perfect Furlough Universal Studios Home Video VHS releases; part of the Universal Comedy Classics Collection
McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force
Vertigo DVD release
Mad City Warner Home Video DVD release
Bean PolyGram Video VHS release
April 7 Seven Years in Tibet Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Boogie Nights New Line Home Video VHS release
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation VHS and DVD release
April 14 Kiss the Girls Paramount Home Video VHS release
L.A Confidential Warner Home Video VHS release
The Ice Storm 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
April 21 Flubber Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
RocketMan VHS release
The Apple Dumpling Gang VHS releases; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Don Knotts Collection
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
No Deposit, No Return
Gus
101 Dalmatians (1996) DVD release
Nothing to Lose Touchstone Home Video DVD release
Cop Land Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
G.I. Jane Hollywood Pictures Home Video DVD release
April 28 The Jackal Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
The Jerk DVD release
Anastasia 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Red Corner MGM Home Entertainment VHS release
May 5 Gattaca Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
MouseHunt DreamWorks Home Entertainment VHS release
Tomorrow Never Dies MGM Home Entertainment VHS release
May 12 A Rat's Tale Warner Home Video VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
12 Angry Men Orion Home Video VHS release
May 19 Tron Walt Disney Home Video DVD release
Little Indian, Big City Touchstone Home Video VHS release
As Good as It Gets Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
May 26 The Major and the Minor Universal Studios Home Video VHS releases; part of the Universal Comedy Classics Collection
You Gotta Stay Happy
The Brass Bottle
The Pink Jungle
The Getaway DVD release
Sea of Love DVD release
Street Fighter DVD release
Deconstructing Harry New Line Home Video VHS and DVD release
Firestorm 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
The Legend of Su-Ling Sony Wonder VHS release; part of the Sony Wonder Enchanted Tales Collection
June 2 Melody Time Walt Disney Home Video VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Desperate Measures Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Starship Troopers VHS and DVD release
The Rainmaker Paramount Home Video VHS release
Alien Resurrection 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS and Laserdisc release
Home Alone 3 VHS and Laserdisc release
June 9 An American Werewolf in Paris Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS and DVD release
A Simple Wish Universal Studios Home Video DVD release
June 16 Flubber Walt Disney Home Video DVD release
Fun and Fancy Free Laserdisc release
Spice World Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
I Know What You Did Last Summer DVD release
Switchback Paramount Home Video VHS release
The Mighty Kong Warner Home Video VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Fallen VHS and DVD release
Joey MGM Home Entertainment VHS release; part of the MGM Family Entertainment Collection
June 23 The Postman Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
The Swan Princess and The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition 2-Pack VHS release
Grease Paramount Home Video 20th anniversary VHS and Laserdisc re-release
June 30 The Replacement Killers Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Half Baked Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Amistad DreamWorks Home Entertainment VHS release
The Devil's Advocate Warner Home Video DVD release
July 7 Good Will Hunting Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Palmetto Warner Home Video VHS release
July 14 Phantoms Dimension Home Video VHS release
Sphere Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
Oscar and Lucinda 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Caught Up Artisan Entertainment DVD release
July 21 Mr. Magoo Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Krippendorf's Tribe Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Scream 2 Dimension Home Video VHS release
Kissing a Fool Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Great Expectations 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
U.S. Marshals Warner Home Video VHS release
Zero Effect VHS release
Camelot: The Legend GoodTimes Home Videos VHS release
July 28 Hard Rain Paramount Home Video VHS release
Little Men Warner Home Video VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Dark City New Line Home Video VHS release
Wag the Dog VHS release
Chairman of the Board Trimark Home Video VHS release
August 4 Meet the Deedles Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
The Black Cauldron VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Jackie Brown Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Blues Brothers 2000 Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
The Wedding Singer New Line Home Video VHS release
August 11 Senseless Dimension Home Video VHS release
Oliver! Columbia TriStar Home Video 30th anniversary VHS release; part of the Columbia TriStar Family Collection
The Man in the Iron Mask MGM Home Entertainment VHS release
Mr. Nice Guy New Line Home Video VHS release
August 18 The Apostle Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
The Newton Boys 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Planet of the Apes 30th anniversary VHS re-release
The Big Lebowski PolyGram Video VHS release
The Borrowers VHS release
August 25 Old Yeller Walt Disney Home Video VHS releases; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Animal Adventures Series
Greyfriars Bobby
Big Red
The Legend of Lobo
Kundun Touchstone Home Video VHS release
September 1 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Dream for an Insomniac VHS release
Kiki's Delivery Service Buena Vista Home Video VHS and Laserdisc release
Barney's Great Adventure PolyGram Video VHS and DVD release
Titanic Paramount Home Video VHS and Laserdisc release
September 2 The Black Cauldron VHS Release
September 8 Wild Things Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Primary Colors Universal Studios Home Video VHS and DVD release
The Thing DVD release
The Object of My Affection 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
September 15 Lady and the Tramp Walt Disney Home Video VHS and Laserdisc release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
He Got Game Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Wide Awake Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Hush Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Mercury Rising Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Scrooge 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release; part of the 20th Century Fox Family Features Collection
September 22 Nightwatch Dimension Home Video VHS release
My Giant Warner Home Video VHS release
September 29 Blackjack Dimension Home Video VHS re-release
Deep Rising Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS and DVD release
Paulie DreamWorks Home Entertainment VHS release
City of Angels Warner Home Video VHS release
The Batman/Superman Movie: World's Finest VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
My Giant DVD release
October 6 The Spanish Prisoner Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Face/Off Paramount Home Video DVD release
Twilight VHS release
Kiss the Girls VHS release
An American Tail and An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Universal Studios Home Video 2-Pack VHS release
Lost in Space New Line Home Video VHS and DVD release
October 13 In God's Hands Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 VHS and DVD release
I Got the Hook Up Dimension Home Video VHS release
Ride VHS release
Major League: Back to the Minors Warner Home Video VHS release
The X-Files 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
The Edge VHS release
October 20 Warren Miller: Snowriders Warren Miller Entertainment VHS release
Warren Miller: Snowriders 2 VHS release
The Big Hit Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
The Odd Couple II Paramount Home Video VHS release
In & Out DVD release
Black Dog Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Quest for Camelot Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Species II MGM Home Entertainment VHS release
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 30th anniversary VHS release; part of the MGM Family Entertainment Collection
October 27 Gone with the Wind MGM Home Entertainment Digitally restored picture and soundtrack VHS, DVD and Laserdisc re-release
The Big Lebowski PolyGram Video DVD release
November 3 Godzilla Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Les Misérables VHS release
A Perfect Murder Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
Hope Floats 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS and DVD release
Home Alone 3 DVD release
November 10 The Horse Whisperer Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Beethoven Universal Studios Home Video VHS re-release
Beethoven's 2nd VHS re-release
Small Soldiers DreamWorks Home Entertainment VHS release
I Went Down Artisan Entertainment VHS release
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie GoodTimes Home Video VHS release
November 17 The Big One Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Can't Hardly Wait Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
The Opposite of Sex VHS release
The Rainmaker Paramount Home Video DVD release
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Passion in the Desert New Line Home Video VHS release
Dirty Work MGM Home Entertainment VHS release
The Land Girls PolyGram Video VHS release
November 24 Dr. Dolittle 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
December 1 Armageddon Touchstone Home Video VHS release
The Mask of Zorro Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Sliding Doors Paramount Home Video VHS release
Switchback DVD release
Small Soldiers DreamWorks Home Entertainment DVD release
December 8 The Parent Trap (1998) Walt Disney Home Video VHS releases; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection
The Wind in the Willows
Six Days, Seven Nights Touchstone Home Video VHS and DVD release
Good Will Hunting Miramax Home Entertainment DVD release
Scream Dimension Home Video DVD release
The Peacemaker DreamWorks Home Entertainment DVD release
MouseHunt DVD release
December 15 Air Bud: Golden Receiver Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Hav Plenty Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Dimension Home Video VHS release
Madeline Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release; part of Family Collection
Manhattan Murder Mystery DVD release
Deep Impact Paramount Home Video VHS, DVD and Laserdisc release
Hard Rain DVD release
Private Parts DVD release
Escape from L.A. DVD release
Event Horizon DVD release
Patriot Games DVD release
Junior Universal Studios Home Video DVD release
Lethal Weapon 4 Warner Home Video VHS release
The Negotiator VHS release
Earth Girls are Easy Artisan Entertainment DVD release
December 22 Summer of the Monkeys Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Can't Hardly Wait Columbia TriStar Home Video DVD release
Almost Heroes Warner Home Video VHS release
Wrongfully Accused VHS release
Blade New Line Home Video VHS and DVD release
Cousin Bette 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss Trimark Home Video DVD release
December 29 Knock Off Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
BASEketball Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
High Art VHS release
The Avengers Warner Home Video VHS release
Why Do Fools Fall in Love VHS release
Mr. Jealousy Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment VHS release

TV show releases[edit]

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

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U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Format(s) Season # Notes
January 2 Biography A&E DVD+R various 197 episodes in separate releases
January 13 Barney Lyrick Studios VHS It's Time for Counting
Big Bad Beetleborgs 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS Metallix the Movie
The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS Be My Valentine
Hey Arnold! Paramount Home Video VHS Love Stinks
Rugrats Diapered Duo
Dr. Tommy Pickles
January 20 Arthur Random House Home Video VHS Arthur's New Puppy
D.W.'s Blankie
January 27 George Wallace TNT
Warner Home Video
VHS
February 3 Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS Big Bird Gets Lost
Fiesta!
February 10 Cinderella (1997) Walt Disney Home Video VHS
Oliver Twist (1997)
February 24 The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS The First Easter Egg Ever
Hercules: The Legendary Journey – And the Amazon Woman/The Lost Kingdom Universal Studios Home Video DVD
Hercules: The Legendary Journey – The Xena Trilogy
Young Hercules
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Anchor Bay Entertainment VHS Thomas and His Friends Get Along
March 3 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Home Video VHS Three Cheers for Eeyore and Rabbit
Imagine That, Christopher Robin!
Spot the Dog Spot and His Grandparents Go to the Carnival
March 17 Barney Lyrick Studios VHS In Outer Space
March 24 Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater MGM Home Entertainment VHS Kitty and the Beast
Wizard of Paws
Hope TNT
Warner Home Video
VHS
March 31 Arthur Random House Home Video VHS Arthur's First Sleepover
VeggieTales Lyrick Studios
Big Idea Productions
VHS Where's God When I'm S-Scared? VHS re-releases
Are You My Neighbor?
Buffalo Soldiers TNT
Warner Home Video
VHS
April 7 Allegra's Window Paramount Home Video VHS Sing Along with Allegra & Lindi
Gullah Gullah Island Feelings
Little Bear Parties & Picnics
Rugrats Mommy Mania
The Flintstones Warner Home Video VHS Bedrock 'n' Roll
Dino's Two Tales
Hooray for Hollyrock
Rocky Bye Babies
Life with Louie 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS For Pete's Sake
The Masked Chess Boy
Mummies Alive! Buena Vista Home Video
DIC Toon-Time Video
VHS The Legend Begins
April 14 Adventures in Odyssey Tommy Nelson VHS "A Stranger Among Us"
Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS Elmopalooza TV special
April 21 Stomp Out Loud HBO Home Video VHS
April 28 I Yabba-Dabba Do! Warner Home Video VHS
May 12 The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS Now That's Progress
Practice Makes Prefect
May 19 Angels in the Endzone Walt Disney Home Video VHS
The Philadelphia Phenomenon
Toothless
Barney Lyrick Studios VHS Big Surprise! Live on Stage
Spider-Man (1994) Marvel Video VHS Neogenic Nightmare
May 26 The Simpsons 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS The Best of the Simpsons, Vol. 7
June 3 Sesame Street Sony Wonder DVD Elmopalooza TV special
June 9 Blue's Clues Paramount Home Video VHS Arts and Crafts
Story Time
Rugrats Angelica Knows Best
June 23 Groundling Marsh Lyrick Studios VHS Courageous Adventures
Treasures is for Sharing
Two for Texas TNT
Warner Home Video
VHS
June 30 Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS "East Meets West" (Parts 1–5)
Teletubbies Warner Home Video VHS Here Comes the Teletubbies
July 7 Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS The Alphabet Jungle Game direct-to-video specials
The Great Numbers Game
July 14 Best of the Wonder Years Delta Home Video DVD
The Wonder Years – Best of the Christmas Wonder Years
July 28 Hey Arnold! Paramount Home Video VHS Partners
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD The Night Stalker/The Night Strangler
VeggieTales Word Entertainment
Big Idea Productions
VHS Madame Blueberry
August 11 Beavis and Butt-head MTV Home Video
Sony Music Entertainment
VHS Troubled Youth
Space Goofs 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS Vol. 1: Alien Antics
Vol. 2: Cartoon Tales
Vol. 3: Animal Crack-Ups
August 18 Barney Lyrick Studios VHS Halloween Party
August 25 Around the World with Willy Fog Plaza VHS 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea VHS re-releases
Around the World in 80 Days
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The World of Little Twins Buena Vista Home Video VHS Tales of Enchantment
The Magic of Giving
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Home Video VHS VHS re-releases
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Frankenpooh
Spookable Pooh
Schoolhouse Rock Walt Disney Home Video VHS Money Rock
Casper's Halloween Special Warner Home Video VHS Casper Saves Halloween
National Geographic Kids Video "Creepy Creatures"
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Anchor Bay Entertainment VHS A Big Day for Thomas
Thomas Comes to Breakfast
VeggieTales Lyrick Studios
Big Idea Productions
VHS Rack, Shack & Benny VHS re-releases
Dave and the Giant Pickle
September 1 Adventures in Odyssey Tommy Nelson VHS "Baby Daze"
The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS The First Halloween Ever
Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street Direct-to-video special
Teletubbies Warner Home Video VHS Dance with the Teletubbies
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Universal Studios Home Video VHS
September 8 Blue's Clues Paramount Home Video VHS Blue's Birthday
Little Bear VHS Goodnight Little Bear
The Tommyknockers Trimark Home Video DVD
September 15 Bear in the Big Blue House Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS Vol. 1: Home Sweet Home!
Vol. 2: Fun with Friends!
Merlin Artisan Entertainment DVD
The Day Lincoln Was Shot Warner Home Video VHS
September 22 VeggieTales Word Entertainment
Big Idea Productions
VHS Extremely Silly Songs!: 5th Anniversary Collectible Edition
September 29 The Christmas Toy Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
A Muppet Family Christmas
National Geographic Kids Video Warner Home Video VHS "Animal Holiday" VHS re-release
October 6 101 Dalmatians: The Series Walt Disney Home Video VHS 101 Dalmatians Christmas
Spot the Dog Spot's Magical Christmas VHS re-release
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too VHS re-release
October 20 South Park Warner Home Video DVD Vol. 1
October 27 Ebenezer Plaza VHS
South Park Warner Home Video DVD Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Spider-Man (1994) Marvel Video VHS Forgotten Warriors
November 3 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Good Clean Fun
Oh Brother! She's My Sister
Todd McFarlane's Spawn HBO Home Video DVD Vol. 2
November 10 Casper's First Christmas Warner Home Video VHS VHS re-release
The Jetsons "A Jetson Christmas Carol" VHS re-release
From the Earth to the Moon HBO Home Video DVD
November 17 Musikladen Pioneer Entertainment DVD Best of Musikladen: America
November 24 The Twilight Zone (1959) Artisan Entertainment DVD More Treasures of the Twilight Zone
VeggieTales Word Entertainment
Big Idea Productions
VHS The End of Silliness?
November 25 Quantum Leap Artisan Entertainment DVD The Pilot Episode
December 1 Bear in the Big Blue House Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS Vol. 3: Let's All Dance!
Vol. 4: Learn To Help!
The Monkees Rhino Home Video DVD Our Favorite Episodes
Everything That Rises TNT
Warner Home Video
VHS
December 8 The Last Don Trimark Home Video DVD
December 13 Pokémon Pioneer Entertainment DVD Vol. 1: I Choose You! Pikachu!
December 15 Best of Musikladen: T-Rex/Roxy Music Pioneer Entertainment DVD
December 29 The Twilight Zone (1959) Image Entertainment DVD Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3

Documentary home video releases[edit]

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

U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Notes
January 13 Anyplace Wild: Desert Hiking PBS Home Video VHS release
January 27 The Morehouse Men PBS Home Video VHS release
February 10 Frontline: Last Battle of Gulf War PBS Home Video VHS release
Full Circle with Michael Palin VHS release (5-Tape Set)
February 17 The Adventurers: Neil Armstrong: Reluctant Hero PBS Home Video VHS release
The Adventurers: Richard Byrd – Alone in Antarctica VHS release
Secrets of the Ocean Realm VHS release (5-Tape Set)
March 3 The Art of Magic PBS Home Video VHS release
March 31 Frontline: My Retirement Dreams PBS Home Video VHS release
April 14 American Experience: Influenza 1918 PBS Home Video VHS release
American Experience: A Midwife's Tale VHS release
American Experience: Mr. Miami Beach VHS release
April 28 A Science Odyssey PBS Home Video VHS release
Surviving the Dust Bowl VHS release
May 1 Frontline: From Jesus to Christ – The First Christians PBS Home Video VHS release (4-Tape Set)
May 5 In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great PBS Home Video VHS release (2-Tape Set)
May 19 The Men Who Sailed the Liberty Ships PBS Home Video VHS re-release
June 9 American Experience: Reagan PBS Home Video VHS release
Liberty! The American Revolution VHS release
July 7 In the Wild: Baby Animals with Whoopi Goldberg at the San Diego Zoo PBS Home Video VHS release
In the Wild: The Elephants of India with Goldie Hawn VHS release
In the Wild: In the Lion's Den with Anthony Hopkins VHS release
In The Wild: Lemurs with John Cleese VHS release
In the Wild: Orangutans with Julia Roberts VHS release
August 4 The Living Edens: Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La PBS Home Video VHS release
The Living Edens: Etosha: Africa's Untamed Wilderness VHS release
The Living Edens: Manu: Peru's Hidden Rain Forest VHS release
August 11 Nova: Crocodiles PBS Home Video VHS release
Nova (U.S. TV series): Wild Wolves VHS release
September 8 Full Circle with Michael Palin PBS Home Video DVD release (5-Disc Set)
Secrets of the Ocean Realm DVD release (5-Disc Set)
September 22 The U.S.-Mexican War PBS Home Video VHS release (2-Tape Set)
October 6 Denyce Graves – A Cathedral Christmas PBS Home Video VHS release
Legendary Lighthouse VHS release (3-Tape Set)
October 13 American Experience: The Great War PBS Home Video VHS release
Stealing Time: The New Science of Aging VHS release (3-Tape Set)
October 20 Africans in America WGBH Boston Video VHS release (4-Tape Set)
November 3 Frontline: The Farmer's Wife PBS Home Video VHS release
Frontline: Fat VHS release
November 10 American Experience: America 1900 PBS Home Video VHS release
Frank Lloyd Wright VHS release
November 17 Nova: Ice Mummies PBS Home Video VHS release
November 24 The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom with Suze Orman PBS Home Video VHS release
December 1 Nerds 2. 0. 1. PBS Home Video VHS release (3-Tape Set)

Direct-to-video releases[edit]

U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Format(s) Episode(s) Notes
January 1 Moses: Egypt's Great Prince UAV Corporation VHS
The Secret of Mulan
January 6 Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus Universal Studios Home Video VHS
January 23 The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Buena Vista Home Video VHS
February 1 Baby Einstein: Baby Mozart Family Home Entertainment VHS
February 17 Belle's Magical World Walt Disney Home Video VHS
Enchanted Tales Sony Wonder VHS "Camelot"
February 24 Ernest in the Army Touchstone Home Video VHS
March 3 You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's: Ballet Party KidVision VHS
You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's: Camp Out Party
March 17 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Warner Home Video VHS
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS
May 19 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Walt Disney Home Video VHS
May 26 The Chosen One: Legend of the Raven Troma Team Video VHS
Enchanted Tales Sony Wonder VHS "The Legend of Su-Ling"
June 21 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror Dimension Home Video VHS
June 30 Watchers Reborn New Horizons Home Video VHS
July 14 Dennis the Menace Strikes Again Warner Home Video VHS
The Spirit of Mickey Walt Disney Home Video VHS
July 28 Disney Sing-Along Songs: Honor to Us All Walt Disney Home Video VHS
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation Warner Home Video VHS
August 4 The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS
August 11 Enchanted Tales Sony Wonder VHS "A Tale of Egypt"
August 25 Disney Sing-Along Songs: Happy Haunting – Party at Disneyland Walt Disney Home Video VHS
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
September 18 Trance Trimark Home Video VHS
September 22 Casper Meets Wendy 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS
Rusty: The Great Rescue
Addams Family Reunion Warner Home Video VHS
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
September 27 Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms Paramount Home Video VHS
September 29 The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Walt Disney Home Video VHS
October 6 The Bear Buena Vista Home Video VHS
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas[5] Walt Disney Home Video VHS (Special Edition)
Disney Sing-Along Songs: The Twelve Days of Christmas VHS (re-release)
Disney Sing-Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs
A Walt Disney Christmas
October 13 Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS
The Lost World Sterling Home Entertainment VHS
Phantasm IV: Oblivion MGM Home Entertainment VHS
October 20 Best of the Best 4: Without Warning Dimension Home Video VHS
October 27 Cats Universal Studios Home Video VHS
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Walt Disney Home Video VHS
November 3 The First 9½ Weeks Sterling Home Entertainment VHS
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Warner Home Video VHS
November 10 Billboard Dad Warner Home Video VHS
November 17 An All Dogs Christmas Carol MGM Home Entertainment VHS
December 1 The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock Universal Studios Home Video VHS
December 15 Point Blank Sterling Home Entertainment VHS
December 18 Summer of the Monkeys Walt Disney Home Video VHS
December 22 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue MGM Home Entertainment VHS
No Month Rock 'N Learn Alphabet Rock 'N Learn VHS

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