The following events occurred in 1987.
In theaters, the Big Six major film studios (except Paramount) continued using their 1985 logos on 1987 releases of their respective films...
...as so did their home video divisions...
...and their television counterparts.
Terrestrial broadcast networks NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS continued using their 1986 logos.
All premium cable networks also retained their 1986 logos.
Currently on sale:
From companies other than Disney:
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope reran on CBS on February 14.
The Wizard of Oz continued airing once a year on CBS, having been broadcast on March 6 this year.
Currently on sale from Dr. Seuss:
The Nintendo Entertainment System remained Nintendo's only home console in the market, and the same for the Sega Master System for Sega.
Video games currently on sale:
What's new for 1987
The Fox Network logo was updated to make it look more like the 20th Century Fox print logo.
Two new Kidsongs videos hit stores this year.
The Paramount logo were redesigned. This affected newer prints of films, home video releases and television programs.
The current version of Microsoft Windows was updated to 1.04.
The Aristocats was re-released in theaters on April 10.
MS-DOS 3.3 added support for 1.44 MB floppy disks, as well as hard disk partitions over 32 MB.
Near the end of the 1986-87 season, Merv Griffin Enterprises became a unit of Coca-Cola Television. The KingWorld logo remained unchanged.
DiC Entertainment redesigned its logo on newer programs.
These three shows' next seasons premiered this month.
The Kidsongs TV Show premiered on first-run syndication. All episodes used the Together Again Video Productions logo seen on the right.
Full House premiered on ABC on September 22.
Lady and the Tramp and The Three Caballeros were released on video this month.
There were now three Disney's Sing-Along Songs videos in stores.
Late this year, Touchstone Home Video updated its logo, and Golden Book Video began releasing My Little Pony episodes on VHS, replacing the Children's Video Library.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back premiered on NBC on November 22.
The current version of Microsoft Windows was updated to 2.03.
Starting this year, episodes from the My Little Pony TV series were released on VHS by Golden Book Video, after the Children's Video Library went defunct. These video titles include:
- Bright Lights
- Flight to Cloud Castle/Pony Puppy
- Fugitive Flowers/Little Piece of Magic
- The Golden Horseshoes/The Prince and the Ponies
- Mishmash Melee/Baby, It's Cold Outside
- The Quest of the Princess Ponies
- The Revolt of Paradise Estate/Sweet Stuff and the Treasure Hunt
One new Kidsongs video was released.
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