The following events occurred in 1994.

Paper money

Denomination/series year Prevalence
$1-A (1992)
Series 1988A $1

At least 99% as of January 1, 1994 until May 1994; about 59% as of December 31, 1994

All $1 bills printed from August through December 1993 (except the Atlanta bills from August 1993) remained in circulation all year.

$1-A (1994)
Series 1993 $1
About 41% as of December 31, 1994
$2-B (1976)
All were up to Series 1976.
$5-G (1991)
Series 1988A $5

At least 99% as of January 1, 1994 until late November 1994; about 93% as of December 31, 1994

All $5 bills printed from March through December 1993 remained in circulation all year.

$5-B (1995)
Series 1993 $5
About 7% as of December 31, 1994
$10-B (1992)
Series 1990 $10

About 95% as of January 1, 1994; about 76% as of December 31, 1994 All $10 bills printed from July through December 1993 remained in circulation all year.

$10-F (1995)
Series 1993 $10
About 24% as of December 31, 1994
$20-C (1993)
Series 1990 $20

About 87% as of January 1, 1994; at least 99% as of April 1994; about 69% as of December 31, 1994

All $20 bills printed from May through December 1993 (plus those from April 1993 for the Districts of Cleveland and Richmond) remained in circulation all year.

$20-K (1994)
Series 1993 $20
About 31% as of December 31, 1994
$50-G (1992)
Series 1990 $50

About 96% as of January 1, 1994; about 81% as of December 31, 1994 All $50 bills printed from March 1992 through December 1993 remained in circulation all year.

$50-G (1996)
Series 1993 $50
About 19% as of December 31, 1994
$100-B (1990)
Series 1988 $100

About 30% as of January 1, 1994; about 26% as of August 1994; about 18% as of December 31, 1994 All $100 bills printed from May 1990 through January 1991 remained in circulation all year.

$100-G (1991)
Series 1990 $100

About 60% as of January 1, 1994; about 74% as of August 1994

$100-I (1995)
Series 1993 $100
About 8% as of December 31, 1994



Movie industry
Walt Disney Pictures (1990)
Walt Disney Pictures
Paramount (1989)
Paramount Pictures
Universal (1991)
Universal Pictures
Columbia Pictures (1993)
Columbia Pictures
20th Century Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Warner Bros. Pictures (1992)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Tristar Pictures (1993)
TriStar Pictures
Touchstone Pictures (1986)
Touchstone Pictures
Terrestrial television networks
NBC logo
American Broadcasting Company Logo
PBS (1993)
Fox logo
WPIX 1985
WPIX (New York City)
PBS Kids (1993)
PBS for Kids
Cable television networks
HBO logo
Showtime logo 1990
The Movie Channel
Cinemax logo
The Disney Channel 1986
Disney Channel
The Family Channel
The Family Channel
USA Network logo
USA Network
Nickelodeon Logo
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
TBS Superstation logo 1999
TNT logo original
Television production companies
Walt Disney Television (1985)
Walt Disney Television
Paramount Television (1989)
Paramount Television
Universal Television (1991)
Universal Television
Columbia Pictures Television (1992)
Columbia Pictures Television
20th Television (1992)
20th Television
Warner Bros. Television (1992)
Warner Bros. Television
WGBH Boston (1993)
WGBH Boston
DiC (1990)
DiC Entertainment
Sunbow Productions (1992)
Sunbow Productions
Merv Griffin Enterprises (1993)
Merv Griffin Enterprises
KingWorld (1990)
Buena Vista Television (1990)
Buena Vista Television
Tristar Television (1992)
TriStar Television
Britt Allcroft (1989)
The Britt Allcroft Company
Home video industry
Walt Disney Home Video (1986)
Walt Disney Home Video
Paramount Home Video (1989)
Paramount Home Video
MCA Universal Home Video 1991
MCA/Universal Home Video
Columbia Tristar Home Video (1993)
Columbia TriStar Home Video
Fox Video (1993)
Fox Video
Warner Home Video (1993)
Warner Home Video
CIC Video (1992-B)
CIC Video
MGM-UA Home Video (1993)
MGM/UA Home Video
Walt Disney Classics (1992)
Walt Disney Classics
View-Master Video (1985)
View-Master Video
Warner Bros. Records (1985)
Warner Bros. Records
Together Again Video Productions (1987)
Together Again Video Productions
Touchstone Home Video (1987)
Touchstone Pictures
Random House Home Video
Random House Home Video
TimeLife Video (1992)
Time-Life Video
Strand Home Video (1993)
Strand Home Video
Barney Home Video (1992)
Barney Home Video


Box office totals
1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $322,740,142
2 Home Alone $285,761,243
3 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi $263,835,740
4 Ghostbusters $238,632,124
5 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $222,674,266
6 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York $173,585,516
7 Hook $119,654,823
8 Ghostbusters II $112,494,738
9 The Goonies $61,389,680
10 The Aristocats $35,452,658
11 My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) $5,958,456
Non-Disney movies on VHS
Wizardofoz vhs
The Wizard of Oz
Starwars 1990vhs
Star Wars
Starwars2 vhs
The Empire Strikes Back
Starwars3 1990vhs
Return of the Jedi
Ghostbusters vhs
Goonies vhs
The Goonies
Mylittlepony 1989vhs
My Little Pony: The Movie
Ghostbusters2 vhs
Ghostbusters II
Homealone vhs
Home Alone
Hook vhs
Homealone2 vhs
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Disney movies on VHS
Dumbo 1991
Marypoppins 1989
Mary Poppins
Swordinthestone 1991
The Sword in the Stone
Bedknobsandbroomsticks 1989 front
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Aliceinwonderland 1986
Alice in Wonderland
The Three Caballeros
Robinhood 1991
Robin Hood
Petesdragon 1991
Pete's Dragon
Sodeartomyheart 1992
So Dear to My Heart
Pinocchio 1993
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Disney's Sing-Along Songs
Dsas heighho(2)
Heigh Ho
Dsas zipadeedoodah(2)
Dsas youcanfly(2)
You Can Fly
Dsas barenecessities(2)
The Bare Necessities
Dsas funwithmusic(2)
Fun with Music
Dsas underthesea
Under the Sea
Dsas disneylandfun
Disneyland Fun
Dsas christmas(2)
Very Merry Christmas Songs
Dsas ilovetolaugh
I Love to Laugh
Dsas beourguest
Be Our Guest
Dsas friendlikeme
Friend Like Me
Dsas 12daysofchristmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas


Program title Network Broadcast date/time(s) No. of seasons
Wheeloffortune 1992
Wheel of Fortune
First-run syndication
(Season 11 on weekdays, Season 10 on weekends)
7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. 11
Jeopardy 1993b
First-run syndication
(Season 10 on weekdays, Season 9 on weekends)
7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. 10
Fullhouse 1993
Full House
  • ABC (Season 7 only)
  • Off-network syndication
Shiningtimestation logo
Shining Time Station
Super Mario Bros. Super Show
The Family Channel 1
Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
The Family Channel 1
Smw title
Super Mario World
The Family Channel 1
Barney season2
Barney & Friends
My Little Pony Tales
Disney Channel 1
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
First-run syndication 1
Sonic SatAM
Sonic the Hedgehog
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Nickelodeon 1
Also available on VHS
Catinthehat 1989vhs
The Cat in the Hat
Lorax 1989vhs
The Lorax
Drseussontheloose vhs
Dr. Seuss on the Loose
Hooberbloob 1989vhs
The Hoober-Bloob Highway
Grinch 1992vhs
The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat
Pontoffelpock 1992vhs
Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano
Grinchnight 1992vhs
Grinch Night
Kidsongs1990 macdonaldsfarm
Kidsongs: A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm
Kidsongs1990 worldtosing
Kidsongs: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
Kidsongs1990 goodnightsleeptight
Kidsongs: Good Night, Sleep Tight
Kidsongs1990 carsboatstrainsplanes
Kidsongs: Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes
Kidsongs1990 homeontherange
Kidsongs: Home on the Range
Kidsongs1990 daywiththeanimals
Kidsongs: A Day with the Animals
Kidsongs1990 whatiwanttobe
Kidsongs: What I Want to Be!
Kidsongs1990 letsplayball
Kidsongs: Let's Play Ball
Kidsongs1990 dayatthecircus
Kidsongs: A Day at the Circus
Kidsongs dayatcamp
Kidsongs: A Day at Camp
Kidsongs rollercoaster
Kidsongs: Ride the Roller Coaster
Kidsongs verysillysongs
Kidsongs: Very Silly Songs
Kidsongs christmas
Kidsongs: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Kidsongs playalongsongs
Kidsongs: Play Along Songs
Kidsongs talktotheanimals
Kidsongs: If We Could Talk to the Animals
Waitingforsanta 1993
Barney & the Backyard Gang: Waiting for Santa
Barneysbirthday 1993
Barney's Birthday
Barney's Best Manners
Barney Rhymes with Mother Goose
Barney's Home Sweet Homes
Magicalmusical 1993
Barney's Magical Musical Adventure
ThomasGetsTricked 1993VHS
Thomas Gets Tricked and Other Stories
JamesLearnsALesson 1993VHS
James Learns a Lesson and Other Stories
TendersandTurntables 1994VHS
Tenders and Turntables and Other Stories
ThomasBreakstheRules 1994VHS
Thomas Breaks the Rules and Other Stories
BetterLateThanNever VHS
Better Late Than Never and Other Stories
TrustThomas VHS
Trust Thomas and Other Stories
ThomasGetsBumped 1992VHS
Thomas Gets Bumped and Other Stories
ThomasPercy&theDragon VHS
Thomas, Percy and the Dragon and Other Stories
Daisy 1993VHS
Daisy and Other Thomas Stories

Video Games

Nes logo
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Kirby's Adventure
Gameboy logo
Super Mario Land
Sml2 1992
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby pinball
Kirby's Pinball Land
Snes logo
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario All-Stars
Sega Genesis Logo
Sonicthehedgehog genesis
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Soniccd segacd
Sonic the Hedgehog CD
Sega Game Gear Logo
Sonicthehedgehog gamegear
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonicthehedgehog2 gamegear
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic Chaos


Albums currently on sale:

Barney album1



Windows 3.1 remained the current version of Windows in 1994.

What's new for 1994

Month unknown
Warner Bros. Television (1994)
New Warner Bros. Television logo.
Letspretendwithbarney vhs
The Barney & Friends episode from Season 2, "An Adventure in Make-Believe" released on video as "Let's Pretend with Barney".
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 was Wario's first game with him as the main character.
Kid Vision (1994)
New Kid Vision logo
Aosth vhs1Aosth vhs2Aosth vhs3Aosth vhs4Aosth vhs5Aosth vhs6
Videotapes of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog were released this month.
There was also a new Sonic the Hedgehog video game featuring Knuckles the Echidna.
Shiningtime vol1Shiningtime vol2Shiningtime vol3Shiningtime vol4Shiningtime vol5Shiningtime vol6Shiningtime vol7
More episodes of Shining Time Station were released on VHS from Kid Vision.
JamesGoesBuzzBuzz 1994VHS
Another Season 3 video for Thomas & Friends released this month was James Goes Buzz Buzz and Other Thomas Stories.
Catinthehat 1994vhsThelorax vhsGreeneggsandham 1994vhsHooberbloob vhs
The first four Dr. Seuss specials were re-packaged with new cover art and sing-along lyrics.
Foxandthehound 1994
The Fox and the Hound was the last Walt Disney Classics title in the series.
Alphabetzoo 1994
The Barney & Friends episode from Season 2, "The Alphabet Zoo!" released on video as "Barney's Alphabet Zoo".
Kidsongstvshow season1
The Kidsongs Television Show premiered on PBS stations. It introduced songs from A Day at Camp to If We Could Talk to the Animals on television.
A spin-off series to Disney's Sing-Along Songs, known as Mickey's Fun Songs, started off with two videos.

In theaters:

The Lion King (June 24)

MS-DOS 6.22 was the last version of MS-DOS released in stores.

In theaters:

The Mask (July 29)

Kidsongs favoritesongsKidsongs countrysingalong

Kidsongs boppinwiththebiggles1994

Three new Kidsongs videos: Billy's Biggle Favorite Songs, Country Sing-Along and Boppin' with the Biggles

Hook premiered on ABC on December 11.
While newer versions of AOL were being released this year, a new internet browser called Netscape Navigator came out on December 15.
Dsas circleoflifeVerymerrychristmassongs(3)

Dsas 12daysofchristmas(2)
One month after a re-release in theaters, The Lion King got its own Disney's Sing-Along Songs video. Very Merry Christmas Songs and The Twelve Days of Christmas were re-packaged at that same time.

All That premiered on Nickelodeon late in 1994. It contained the Nickelodeon Productions logo shown below:

Nickelodeon (1994)

Month unknown






Home Alone 2: Lost in New York premiered on HBO and Cinemax, where the first Home Alone previously aired.



Released this month was the direct-to-video sequel to Aladdin, The Return of Jafar.

Lionking soundtrack

A few weeks before its theatrical release, The Lion King got a soundtrack album.



20th Century Fox (1994)

20th Century Fox updated its logo upon becoming a News Corporation company.

Themask mmp

There was a soundtrack album for The Mask.


Barneylive vhscover

Barney Live! in New York City was released direct-to-video, more than three months after the premiere of Imagination Island on NBC.

Barney album2

Following the video's release was another soundtrack album called Barney's Favorites: Vol. 2.

Percy&#039;sGhostlyTrick 1994VHS

Percy's Ghostly Trick was released this month.

Kirby cdcomic1994

Kirby's first known voice actress, Taeko Kawata, was heard in a mini audio CD that came with a comic book that was released on August 20. The title of this book is Kirby and the Story of the Dream Spring.



This cartoon comprised of episodes from Super Mario Bros. Super Show and Super Mario World. Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 moved to the USA Network.

ThomasChristmasParty 1994VHS

The last Season 3 video of Thomas & Friends was Thomas' Christmas Party.

Wheeloffortune 1994 Jeopardy 1994

The next seasons of these game shows premiered this month on their respective networks. As this happened, Merv Griffin Enterprises was sold to Columbia TriStar Television, who introduced its first logo:

Columbia Tristar Television (1994)

A new season of Legends of the Hidden Temple premiered on Nickelodeon. It had 40 more episodes, for a total of 80.

Full House and Sonic the Hedgehog's last seasons premiered on ABC.


Imaginationisland vhscover

Imagination Island was released on video after Barney Live! in New York City.

Satam vhs1 Satam vhs2 Satam vhs3

ABC's Sonic the Hedgehog got three videos.


Sonic & Knuckles, the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog 3, was released this month.

Snowwhite Wdmc petesdragon Marypoppins 1994 Wdmc bedknobsandbroomsticks Wdmc dumbo Wdmc aliceinwonderland Wdmc threecaballeros Wdmc swordinthestone Wdmc sodeartomyheart Wdmc robinhood

Alongside the video premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were re-packagings of former Walt Disney Classics titles. The new brand was called the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection:

Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (1994)


Two Dr. Seuss specials, both featuring the Cat in the Hat, premiered on TNT.

Sonic tripletrouble

Sonic Chaos got a sequel released for the Game Gear -- Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble.


Donkey Kong got his first own game this month.



As of December 31, 1994:
Total movies released in theaters (out of 100) 14
Total movies released on VHS (out of 38) 11
Total Disney animated features released on VHS (out of 32) 24
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