The following events occurred in 1989.
In theaters, the Big Six major film studios (except Paramount) continued using their 1987 logos on 1989 releases of their respective films...
...as so did their home video divisions...
...and their television counterparts.
Terrestrial broadcast networks NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX continued using their 1987 logos.
All premium cable networks also retained their 1986 logos.
Currently on sale:
From companies other than Disney:
The Wizard of Oz continued airing once a year on CBS, having been broadcast on March 19 this year.
Last aired on syndication this year:
Kidsongs videos currently on sale:
My Little Pony videos from Golden Book Video:
- The End of Flutter Valley
- 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
The Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Master System remained the two companies' respective current home consoles.
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What's new for 1989
Paramount became a Paramount Communications company, following the disestablishment of Gulf+Western.
All Dr. Seuss videos were repackaged with new cover artwork.
Shining Time Station premiered on PBS this month to introduce Thomas & Friends to North American audiences.
Windows 2.1 was updated to Windows 2.11. MS-DOS remained virtually unchanged.
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi premiered on NBC on March 19.
There were now three Barney & the Backyard Gang videos.
On June 16, Ghostbusters II was released in theaters from Columbia Pictures.
Two new consoles -- Nintendo's first handheld, the Game Boy, and Sega's Genesis -- were released on August 14.
In its history, Nintendo's released their first handheld video game this month -- Super Mario Land.
The Wizard of Oz was re-released on home video for its 50th anniversary.
Following the discontinuation of My Little Pony 'n Friends, shows based on video games premiered on first-run syndication, starting with the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Some episodes were later released on home video:
The next seasons of these programs premiered this month on their respective networks.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks was re-packaged with new cover artwork, and Bambi was released on video for the first time. The Walt Disney Classics logo also changed:
PBS's logo was updated on newer programs.
Fun with Music joined the Disney's Sing-Along Songs series.
Ghostbusters II was released on home video from RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video.
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