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The following events occurred in 1991.


Paper money

Denomination/series year Prevalence
$1-A (1989)
Series 1988 $1

About 5% after November 1991; less than 1% as of December 31, 1991

$1-A (1992)
Series 1988A $1

About 95% after November 1991; at least 99% as of December 31, 1991
All $1 bills printed from May through December 1990 (only the Series 1988A ones) remained in circulation all year.

$2-B (1976)
$2
All were up to Series 1976.
$5-C (1989)
Series 1988 $5

About 67% as of January 1, 1991; less than 1% as of September 1991

$5-G (1991)
Series 1988A $5

About 33% as of January 1, 1991; at least 99% as of September 1991
All $5 bills printed through December 1990 were now less than 1% of all $5 bills in circulation as of December 31, 1991.

$10-G (1989)
Series 1985 $10

About 63% as of January 1, 1991; less than 1% as of December 31, 1991

$10-K (1990)
Series 1988A $10
About 37% as of January 1, 1991; at least 99% as of December 31, 1991

All $10 bills printed from June through December 1990 remained in circulation all year.

$20-D (1989)
Series 1985 $20

About 70% as of January 1, 1991; about 8% as of December 31, 1991

All $20 bills printed from March through June 1990 (except those printed for Boston in March 1990) remained in circulation all year.

$20-G (1990)
Series 1988A $20

About 30% as of January 1, 1991; about 92% as of December 31, 1991

All $20 bills printed from April through December 1990 remained in circulation all year.

$50-G (1987)
Series 1985 $50

About 47% (as of December 31, 1991)

All $50 bills printed from July 1987 through December 1990 remained in circulation all year.

$50-B (1990)
Series 1988 $50
About 53% (as of December 31, 1991)
$100-I (1985)
Series 1981A $100 (or older)

About 13% as of January 1, 1991; less than 1% as of August 1991

$100-G (1986)
Series 1985 $100

About 44% as of January 1, 1991; about 19% as of December 31, 1991

All $100 bills printed from September 1987 through June 1989 remained in circulation all year.

$100-B (1990)
Series 1988 $100

About 42% as of January 1, 1991; about 38% as of December 31, 1991
All $100 bills printed from June 1989 through December 1990 remained in circulation all year.

$100-G (1991)
Series 1990 $100

About 43% (as of December 31, 1991)

Only those printed through November 1991 were released to circulation.

Carryovers

Logos

Walt Disney Pictures (1990) Touchstone Pictures (1986) Paramount (1989) Universal (1991) Columbia Pictures (1981) Tristar Pictures (1984) 20th Century Fox (1981) Warner Bros. Pictures (1990)

In theaters, all major film studios continued using their 1990 logos on 1991 releases of their respective films.

Walt Disney Home Video (1986) Walt Disney Classics (1989) Touchstone Home Video (1987) Paramount Home Video (1989) MCA Universal Home Video 1991 CIC Video (1986) RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video (1986) Warner Home Video (1990) MGM-UA Home Video (1982)

Their home video counterparts' logos were also mostly unchanged...

Walt Disney Television (1985) Buena Vista Television (1990) Paramount Television (1989) 20th Television Fox (1981) Warner Bros. Television (1990) Merv Griffin Enterprises (1988) KingWorld (1990) DiC (1990) View-Master Video (1985) Warner Bros. Records (1985) Together Again Video Productions (1987) The Lyons Group (1988) Britt Allcroft (1989) Strand VCI Entertainment

...as so were their television counterparts.

NBC logo Cbs-logo American Broadcasting Company Logo PBS (1989) Fox1987

All terrestrial broadcast networks continued using their 1989 logos.

HBO logo Showtime logo 1990 TheMovieChannel1988 Cinemax logo The Disney Channel 1986 The Family Channel

All premium cable networks retained their logos from the previous year. Freeform, however, was known as The Family Channel back then.

Movies

Disney feature films currently on sale:

Marypoppins 1989 Dumbo 1991 Swordinthestone 1991 Aliceinwonderland 1986 Bedknobsandbroomsticks 1989 front

Sing-Along Songs videos:

Dsas heighho(2) Dsas zipadeedoodah(2) Dsas youcanfly(2) Dsas barenecessities(2) Dsas funwithmusic(2) Dsas underthesea Dsas disneylandfun Dsas christmas(2) Dsas ilovetolaugh

From companies other than Disney:

Ghostbusters vhs Goonies 1986vhs Mylittlepony 1989vhs Wizardofoz vhs Ghostbusters2 vhs Starwars 1990vhs Starwars2 vhs Starwars3 1990vhs

Television

The last two Star Wars movies aired on NBC again in February and March, respectively.

Last aired on syndication and NBC, respectively:

Smbss Aosmb3

Currently airing on PBS:

Shiningtimestation logo

Dr. Seuss videos currently on sale:

Catinthehat 1989vhs Lorax 1989vhs Drseussontheloose vhs Hooberbloob 1989vhs Grinchnight 1989vhs Pontoffelpock 1989vhs Grinch 1989vhs

The two Grinch specials also continued airing on The Disney Channel.

Kidsongs videos currently on sale:

Kidsongs1990 macdonaldsfarm Kidsongs1990 worldtosing Kidsongs1990 goodnightsleeptight Kidsongs1990 carsboatstrainsplanes Kidsongs1990 homeontherange Kidsongs1990 daywiththeanimals Kidsongs1990 whatiwanttobe Kidsongs1990 letsplayball Kidsongs1990 dayatthecircus Kidsongs dayatcamp Kidsongs rollercoaster

Barney & the Backyard Gang videos currently on sale:

Backyardshow 1990 Threewishes 1990 Dayatthebeach 1990 Waitingforsanta Campfiresingalong Barneygoestoschool

Super Mario Bros. Super Show videos currently on sale:

Smbss vhs1 Smbss vhs2 Smbss vhs3 Smbss vhs4 Smbss vhs5 Smbss vhs6 Smbss vhs7 Smbss vhs8 Smbss vhs9

Thomas & Friends videos currently on sale:

ThomasGetsTricked 1990VHS JamesLearnsALesson 1990VHS Tenders&Turntables VHS ThomasBreakstheRulesVHS

Video Games

Nes logo Gameboy logo Sega-master-system-logo Sega Genesis Logo

Sega now sold two home consoles, while Nintendo still only had the NES, but also the Game Boy as its first handheld console.

Games currently on sale:

Duckhunt Smb2 Smb3 Sml

What's new for 1991

Smbss vhs10 Smbss vhs11 Smbss vhs12

The last three Super Mario Bros. Super Show videos were released.

Kidsongs verysillysongs

Very Silly Songs became the next Kidsongs title.

Columbia Pictures Television (1991) Universal Television (1991)

Columbia Pictures Television became a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, but the byline wasn't ready to appear yet, leaving the logo bylineless. The Universal Television logo was also redesigned.

January

BetterLateThanNever 1991VHS

Another Thomas & Friends video, Better Late Than Never and Other Stories, was released. These episodes came from Seasons 1 and 2, like the first four videos.

April

The Goonies aired on Cinemax and HBO through September.

Sega Game Gear Logo

Sega released their only handheld console, the Game Gear, this month.

May

Junglebook 1991

The Jungle Book was released on home video for the first time. It included a sneak preview at Disney's next animated feature, Beauty and the Beast.

$100-G (1991)

A new anti-counterfeiting security feature called "microscopic printing" was used around Franklin's portrait for further production of $100 bills since then, starting with Series 1990.

June

Msdos5

MS-DOS 5.0 became Microsoft's first retail upgrade from older versions of DOS.

Sonicthehedgehog genesis

The very first Sonic the Hedgehog video games was released for not one, but three consoles: Master System, Genesis and Game Gear.

July

Robinhood 1991 Petesdragon 1991

Robin Hood and Pete's Dragon returned for sale.

Barneyinconcert

Barney in Concert joined the Backyard Gang video series.

August

Snes logo

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was released this month.

Smw

Super Mario World became the first video game for that console in Nintendo's history.

Homealone vhs

Home Alone was released on VHS from Fox Video. When this video was released, it introduced a new Fox Video logo for mainstream Fox titles, which eventually replaced CBS/FOX Video:

Fox Video (1991)

September

Smw title

The last Mario cartoon, Super Mario World, premiered on NBC this month, replacing Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, which moved to The Family Channel along with the Super Mario Bros. Super Show.

Wheeloffortune 1989 Jeopardy 1991 Fullhouse 1987

The next seasons of these programs premiered this month on their respective networks. In addition, reruns of older Full House episodes began airing on off-network syndication.

Therescuersdownunder

The Rescuers Down Under was released on home video.

October

Win30 multimedia

Windows 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions added support for CD-ROM drives. Since that time, CD-ROM titles became increasingly available.

November

Fantasia

Fantasia was released on home video for the first time.

Shining Time Station's second season, starring a new Mr. Conductor and three new kids, premiered on PBS. It was co-produced by member station WNET:

WNET (1988)

For the first time ever in television history, The Wizard of Oz aired twice on CBS in one calendar year -- on March 19 and November 27.

December

Hook

Hook was released in theaters on December 11 from TriStar Pictures.

Totals

As of December 31, 1991:
Total movies released in theaters 11
Total movies released on VHS 9
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