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1997

1997

The following media in this list is from 1997.

Movies

Walt Disney

Home Video

Sing-Along Songs

Columbia/TriStar

Home Video

20th Century Fox

Home Video

Warner Bros.

Home Video

This was the last year when The Lord of the Rings was available on VHS from Republic Pictures Home Video, four years before its official Warner Home Video re-release.

MGM

Home Video

This was MGM Home Entertainment's only DVD release for The Wizard of Oz, before the film was re-distributed by Warner Bros.

New Line Cinema

Home Video

The Mask was one of the first DVDs to ever contain Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.

PC Software

Microsoft

Further copies of Windows 95 as of November 1997 always included Internet Explorer 4.0.

Television

NBC

ABC

PBS

Broadcast syndication

FOX

Showtime/The Movie Channel

TBS Superstation

USA Network

Disney Channel

Nickelodeon

Home video

Peanuts

Dr. Seuss

These videos were re-packaged as Fox Kids Video titles.

Kidsongs

Sony Wonder re-distributed all Kidsongs videos in 1997.

Barney & Friends

Thomas & Friends

These episodes came from Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Video Games

Mario

Donkey Kong

Sonic

Kirby

Music

Websites

  • http://www.disney.com - The Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection pages were first archived on the Wayback Machine on April 3. These included films in moratorium.
  • http://www.nintendo.com - The new, redesigned official Nintendo website was first archived on December 10.

New sites first archived on the Wayback Machine include:

Logos of 1997

Film

Television

Broadcast networks:

Cable networks:

Television companies:

Home video

Video gaming

Currency of 1997

Denomination Notes
1dollar 1996 In 1997, the Series 1995 $1 bills remained current in circulation.
2dollar 1996 As of January 1, 1997, there were only a few Series 1995 $2 bills, as most $2 bills in circulation still remained up to Series 1976.
5dollar 1998 In 1997, the Series 1995 $5 bills remained current in circulation.
10dollar 1998 By May 1997, the Series 1995 $10 bills became more common than older bills in circulation, as the Washington D.C. facility had just begun production of these bills.
20dollar 1997 By September 1997, the Series 1995 $20 bills became more common than older bills in circulation.
50dollar 1997 New, redesigned Series 1996 $50 bills were released on October 27, 1997, but they still weren't very common like the Series 1993 bills.
100dollar 1996 In 1997, the Series 1996 $100 bills remained current in circulation.
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