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The following events occurred in 1997.

Paper money

By district

$1 $2 $5 $10 $20 $50 $100
A Series 1995 Series 1976 Series 1995 Series 1995
(since February)
Series 1993 Series 1996
(since October 27)
Series 1996
B Series 1995
(since April)
Series 1995 Series 1996
(since October 27)
C Series 1993 Series 1995
(since February)
Series 1996
(since October 27)
D Series 1995
(since March)
Series 1995
(since May)
Series 1996
(since October 27)
E Series 1995 Series 1995
(since October)
Series 1993
F Series 1995 Series 1995 Series 1995 Series 1996
(since October 27)
G Series 1976 Series 1995 Series 1995 Series 1996
(since October 27)
H Series 1995 Series 1995 Series 1993
I Series 1995 Series 1995
(since September)
Series 1996
(since October 27)
J Series 1995 Series 1995 Series 1996
(since October 27)
K Series 1995 Series 1995 Series 1993
L Series 1995 Series 1995 Series 1996
(since October 27)

By denomination

Denomination/series year Prevalence
$1-A (1998)
Series 1995 $1

At least 99%

All $1 bills printed from July through December 1996 remained in circulation all year.

$2-F (1996)
Series 1995 $2

About 10~20% (the majority was still Series 1976)

$5-F (1995)
Series 1995 $5

About 96% as of January 1, 1997; at least 99% as of about 1-2 months later

All $5 bills printed from August through December 1996 remained in circulation all year.

$10-F (1995)
Series 1993 $10

About 45% as of January 1, 1997; about 18% as of December 31, 1997

All $10 bills printed from August through December 1996 remained in circulation all year.

$10-G (1998)
Series 1995 $10

About 55% as of January 1, 1997; about 82% as of December 31, 1997 (48% of them from the BEP headquarters at Washington, D.C.)

$20-K (1994)
Series 1993 $20

About 73% as of January 1, 1997; about 36% as of December 31, 1997 (9% of them from the Western Currency Facility)

All $20 bills printed from June 1995 (except those from San Francisco) through December 1996 remained in circulation all year.

$20-G (1996)
Series 1995 $20

About 27% as of January 1, 1997; about 64% as of December 31, 1997 (18% of them from the BEP headquarters at Washington, D.C.)

$50-G (1992)
Series 1990 $50

About 22% as of January 1, 1997; less than 1% as of late 1997

$50-G (1996)
Series 1993 $50

About 78% as of January 1, 1997; about 50% as of December 31, 1997

All $50 bills printed from December 1995 through December 1996 remained in circulation all year.

$50-L (1999)
Series 1996 $50

About 50% as of December 31, 1997

$100-G (1991)
Series 1990 $100

About 19% as of January 1, 1997; about 5% as of December 31, 1997

All $100 bills printed from July through October 1994 (for the July 1994 bills, from one district only) remained in circulation all year.

$100-I (1995)
Series 1993 $100

About 28% as of January 1, 1997; about 25% as of December 31, 1997

Again, no $100 bills of this series were destroyed this year.

$100-K (1997)
Series 1996 $100
About 53% as of January 1, 1997; about 70% as of December 31, 1997

Logos

Logos from movies:

Walt Disney Pictures (1990)
Walt Disney Pictures
Paramount (1995)
Paramount Pictures
Universal (1997)
Universal Pictures (new logo)
Columbia Pictures (1993)
Columbia Pictures
20th Century Fox (1994)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Warner Bros. Pictures (1992)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Tristar Pictures (1993)
TriStar Pictures
Touchstone Pictures (1986)
Touchstone Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures (1995)
Walt Disney Pictures (for Pixar films)
Pixar Animation Studios (1995)
Pixar Animation Studios
DreamWorks SKG (1997)
DreamWorks SKG (new logo)

Logos from terrestrial television:

NBC logo
NBC
Cbs-logo
CBS
American Broadcasting Company Logo
ABC
PBS (1996)
PBS
PBS Kids (1996)
PBS Kids
Fox logo
FOX
TheWB95
WB Network
UPN logo
UPN

Logos from cable/satellite television:

HBO logo
HBO
Cinemax logo 1997
Cinemax (new logo)
Showtime logo 1997
Showtime (new logo)
The Movie Channel 2000
The Movie Channel (new logo)
Disney Channel 1997
Disney Channel (new logo)
USA Network 1996
USA Network
Nickelodeon Logo
Nickelodeon
The Family Channel
The Family Channel
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
TBS Superstation logo 1999
TBS
TNT logo 1999
TNT
GSN 1997
Game Show Network (new logo)

Logos from television companies and stations:

Walt Disney Television (1985)
Walt Disney Television
Paramount Television (1995)
Paramount Television
Universal Television (1997)
Universal Television (new logo)
Columbia Tristar Television (1996)
Columbia TriStar Television (new logo)
20th Century Fox Television (1995)
20th Century Fox Television
Warner Bros. Television (1994)
Warner Bros. Television
1997 Family Communications Logo
Family Communications
WGBH Boston (1993)
WGBH
DiC (1990)
DiC Entertainment
Sunbow Entertainment (1995)
Sunbow Productions
KingWorld (1990)
KingWorld
Buena Vista Television (1997)
Buena Vista Television (new logo)
Britt Allcroft (1989)
The Britt Allcroft Company
Nickelodeon Productions (1997)
Nickelodeon Productions (new logo)

Logos from home media:

Walt Disney Home Video (1991)
Walt Disney Home Video
Paramount Home Video (1995)
Paramount Home Video
MCA Universal Home Video 1991
MCA/Universal Home Video
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (1995-A)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Columbia Tristar Home Video (1997)
Columbia TriStar Home Video (new logo)
Warner Home Video (1997)
Warner Home Video (new logo)
CIC Video (1997)
CIC Video (new logo)
MGM-UA Home Video (1993)
MGM/UA Home Video
Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (1994)
Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Touchstone Home Video (1987)
Touchstone Home Video
Sony Wonder (1995)
Sony Wonder (new logo)
Together Again Productions (1997)
Together Again Productions
Disney Videos (1995)
Disney Videos
Random House Home Video
Random House Home Video
PBS Home Video (1989)
PBS Home Video
Barney Home Video (1995)
Barney Home Video
Lyrick Studios (1997)
Lyrick Studios (new logo)

Logos from video games:

Gameboy logo
Game Boy
Snes logo
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
N64 logo
Nintendo 64
Sega Saturn Logo
Sega Saturn

Movies

New releases

Starwars specialedition
Star Wars: Special Edition
Starwars2 specialedition
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition
Starwars3 specialedition
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Special Edition
Opening: 2,104 out of 3,012 theaters (70%) on January 31
Widest release: 2,375 out of 3,012 theaters (79%) on February 28
Opening: 2,111 out of 3,012 theaters (70%) on February 21
Widest release: 2,322 out of 3,012 theaters (77%) on March 14
Opening: 2,111 out of 3,012 theaters (70%) on March 14

Box office totals

1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $460,998,007
2 The Lion King $312,855,561
3 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi $309,306,177
4 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $290,475,067
5 Home Alone $285,761,243
6 Ghostbusters $238,632,124
7 Toy Story $191,796,233
8 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York $173,585,516
9 Pocahontas $141,579,773
10 The Mask $119,938,730
11 Hook $119,654,823
12 Ghostbusters II $112,494,738
13 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $100,138,851
14 The Goonies $61,389,680
15 The Aristocats $35,452,658
16 Matilda $33,459,416
17 My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) $5,958,456

VHS

Wizardofoz 1996vhs
The Wizard of Oz
Starwars1 sevhs
Star Wars (UPDATED!)
Starwars2 sevhs
The Empire Strikes Back (UPDATED!)
Ghostbusters 1996vhs
Ghostbusters
Starwars3 sevhs
Return of the Jedi (UPDATED!)
Goonies vhs
The Goonies
Ghostbusters2 1996vhs
Ghostbusters II
Homealone vhs
Home Alone
Hook vhs
Hook
Homealone2 vhs
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Mask vhs1
The Mask
Matilda vhs
Matilda

From Walt Disney Home Video:

Wdmc dumbo
Dumbo
Wdmc petesdragon
Pete's Dragon
Wdmc swordinthestone
The Sword in the Stone
Wdmc aliceinwonderland
Alice in Wonderland
Wdmc threecaballeros
The Three Caballeros
Wdmc bedknobsandbroomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Wdmc robinhood
Robin Hood
Wdmc sodeartomyheart
So Dear to My Heart
Homewardbound
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Lionking vhs
The Lion King (used copies only)
Agoofymovie
A Goofy Movie
Wdmc cinderella
Cinderella (used copies only)
Pocahontas
Pocahontas
Wdmc winniethepooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Thearistocats
The Aristocats
Homewardbound2
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
Aladdin3
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Oliver&company
Oliver & Company
Jamesandthegiantpeach
James and the Giant Peach
Toystory vhs
Toy Story
Wdmc bambi
Bambi (NEW!)
Hunchbackofnotredame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (NEW!)
101dalmatians 1997
101 Dalmatians (NEW!)
Funandfancyfree
Fun and Fancy Free (NEW!)
Marypoppins 1997
Mary Poppins (NEW!)
Sleepingbeauty 1997
Sleeping Beauty (NEW!)
Junglebook 1997
The Jungle Book (NEW!)
Beautyandthebeast2
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (NEW!)

From Disney's Sing-Along Songs:

Dsas heighho(3)
Heigh Ho
Dsas zipadeedoodah(2)
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Dsas youcanfly(3)
You Can Fly
Dsas barenecessities(3)
The Bare Necessities
Dsas underthesea(2)
Under the Sea
Dsas disneylandfun(2)
Disneyland Fun
Verymerrychristmassongs(3)
Very Merry Christmas Songs
Dsas ilovetolaugh(2)
I Love to Laugh
Dsas beourguest(2)
Be Our Guest
Dsas friendlikeme
Friend Like Me
Dsas 12daysofchristmas(2)
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Dsas circleoflife
Circle of Life
Dsas campoutatwdw
Campout at Walt Disney World
Dsas letsgotothecircus
Let's Go to the Circus!
Dsas beachpartyatwdw
Beach Party at Walt Disney World
Dsas colorsofthewind
Colors of the Wind
Dsas topsyturvy
Topsy Turvy
Dsas pongoandperdita
Pongo & Perdita
Dsas earlyyears Dsas magicyears Dsas modernclassics
Collection of All-Time Favorites (NEW!)

DVD

Themask dvd
The Mask (NEW!)
Wizardofoz 1997
The Wizard of Oz (NEW!)
Matilda dvd
Matilda (NEW!)

From Walt Disney Home Video:

Homewardbound dvd
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (NEW!)

Upcoming

The Lion King: Simba's Pride This direct-to-video sequel film to The Lion King remained in production.
A Bug's Life Not much was known about this film so far, but a short film titled "Geri's Game" that would later be attached to A Bug's Life was completed this year.

Books

From Dr. Seuss:

Dr. Seuss Advanced Books
Some notable books include:
  • And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (his first one)
  • Horton Hatches the Egg
  • Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
  • Scrambled Eggs Super!
  • Horton Hears a Who!
  • If I Ran the Circus
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories
  • Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
  • The Lorax
  • Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
  • Hunches in Bunches
Dr. Seuss Beginner Books
Some notable books include:
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Ten Apples Up On Top!
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC
  • Hop on Pop
  • Fox in Socks
  • The Foot Book
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
  • Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
  • In a People House
  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
  • There's a Wocket in My Pocket!
  • Great Day for Up!
  • Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
  • I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!
  • Oh Say Can You Say?

Music

Barney album1
Barney's Favorites: Vol. 1
Lionking soundtrack
The Lion King
Themask mmp
The Mask
Barney album2
Barney's Favorites: Vol. 2
Classicdisneyvol1
Classic Disney Vol. 1: 60 Years of Musical Magic
Pocahontas soundtrack
Pocahontas
Classicdisneyvol2
Classic Disney Vol. 2: 60 Years of Musical Magic
Wizardofoz soundtrack
The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Toystory ost
Toy Story: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
Kidsongs farmalbum
Kidsongs: A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm
Kidsongs carsalbum
Kidsongs: Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes
Hunchbackofnotredame soundtrack
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Classicdisneyvol3
Classic Disney Vol. 3: 60 Years of Musical Magic
Allthat album
All That: The Album
Starwars4 soundtrack
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope: Special Edition (NEW!)
Starwars5 soundtrack
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition (NEW!)
Starwars6 soundtrack
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi: Special Edition (NEW!)
Classicdisneyvol4
Classic Disney Vol. 4: 60 Years of Musical Magic (NEW!)
Kidsongs christmasalbum
Kidsongs: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (NEW!)
Kidsongs icandancealbum
Kidsongs: I Can Dance! (NEW!)

Television

Broadcasts

Broadcast date and time Current season Network Program title
Season 27 PBS Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Logo 1971
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Seasons 14-15 Syndication Wheeloffortune 1997
Wheel of Fortune
Seasons 13-14 Syndication 1997title
Jeopardy!
Reruns only Syndication Fullhouse 1993
Full House
Reruns only PBS Shiningtimestation logo
Shining Time Station
Reruns only USA Network AllStarsCartoon
Mario All Stars
Reruns only USA Network Sonic SatAM
Sonic the Hedgehog
Reruns only Nickelodeon LegendsoftheHiddenTemple
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Season 3 PBS Kidsongslogo1997
The Kidsongs Television Show
April 29 N/A FOX The Mask
Season 4:
Premiered November 15
Season 4 Nickelodeon Allthat
All That
Premiered October 20 Season 2 PBS ArthurLogo
Arthur
N/A USA Network SonicChristmasBlast

Home video

From Dr. Seuss:

Thecatinthehat vhs
The Cat in the Hat
Thelorax vhs
The Lorax
Greeneggsandham vhs
Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories
Hooberbloob vhs
The Hoober-Bloob Highway
Grinchnight vhs
Grinch Night
Pontoffelpock vhs
Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano
Grinchgrinchescatinthehat 1996vhs
The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

From Kidsongs:

Kidsongs1997 macdonaldsfarm
A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm
Kidsongs1990 worldtosing
I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
Kidsongs1990 goodnightsleeptight
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Kidsongs1997 carsboatstrainsplanes
Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes
Kidsongs1990 homeontherange
Home on the Range
Kidsongs1997 daywiththeanimals
A Day with the Animals
Kidsongs1997 whatiwanttobe
What I Want to Be!
Kidsongs1990 letsplayball
Let's Play Ball
Kidsongs1997 dayatthecircus
A Day at the Circus
Kidsongs1997 dayatcamp
A Day at Camp
Kidsongs1997 rollercoaster
Ride the Roller Coaster
Kidsongs1997 verysillysongs
Very Silly Songs
Kidsongs1997 christmas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Kidsongs1997 playalongsongs
Play Along Songs
Kidsongs1995 talktotheanimals
If We Could Talk to the Animals
Kidsongs1997 countrysingalong
I Can Go to the Country!
Kidsongs1997 bopwiththebiggles
I Can Bop with the Biggles!
Kidsongs1997 putonashow
I Can Put on a Show!
Kidsongs babyanimalsongs
I Can Sing Baby Animal Songs!
Kidsongs icandance
I Can Dance! (NEW!)
Kidsongs icandoit
I Can Do It! (NEW!)

From Barney & Friends:

Waitingforsanta 1993
Waiting for Santa
Magicalmusical
Barney's Magical Musical Adventure
Barneylive vhscover
Barney Live! in New York City
Imaginationisland vhscover
Barney's Imagination Island
Familiesarespecial vhs
Barney: Families are Special
Barneysafety vhs
Barney: Safety
Makingnewfriends vhs
Barney's Making New Friends
Ridinginbarneyscar vhs
Riding in Barney's Car
Barneysongs vhs
Barney Songs
Allaboardforsharing vhs
Barney's All Aboard for Sharing
Campfiresingalong 1996
Campfire Sing-Along
Barneygoestoschool 1996
Barney Goes to School
Barneyinconcert 1996
Barney in Concert
Rockwithbarney 1996
Rock with Barney
Barneystalentshow
Barney's Talent Show
Barneysfunandgames
Barney's Fun & Games
Barneys1234seasons
Barney's 1-2-3-4 Seasons
Barneysonceuponatime
Barney's Once Upon a Time
Sensesationalday
Barney's Sense-Sational Day (NEW!)
Barneyscolorsandshapes
Barney's Colors & Shapes (NEW!)
Musicalscrapbook vhs
Barney's Musical Scrapbook (NEW!)

From Thomas & Friends:

ThomasGetsTricked VHS
Thomas Gets Tricked and Other Stories
JamesLearnsaLesson VHS
James Learns a Lesson and Other Stories
TrustThomas 1995VHS
Trust Thomas and Other Stories
ThomasGetsBumped VHS
Thomas Gets Bumped and Other Stories
ThomasPercy&theDragon 1995VHS
Thomas, Percy and the Dragon and Other Stories
Daisy VHS
Daisy and Other Thomas Stories
JamesGoesBuzzBuzz VHS
James Goes Buzz Buzz and Other Thomas Stories
Percy'sGhostlyTrick VHS
Percy's Ghostly Trick and Other Thomas Stories
ThomasChristmasParty VHS
Thomas' Christmas Party and Other Christmas Stories
RustytotheRescue VHS
Rusty to the Rescue and Other Thomas Stories
Thomas&theSpecialLetter VHS
Thomas and the Special Letter and Other Stories
Thomas&HisFriendsHelpOut VHS
Thomas and His Friends Help Out
TheGallantOldEngine VHS
The Gallant Old Engine and Other Thomas Stories
ThomasSingAlong&Stories VHS
Sing-Along & Stories (NEW!)
ThomasMeetstheQueen VHS
Thomas Meets the Queen and Other Stories (NEW!)

From Arthur:

  • Arthur's Eyes / Francine's Bad Hair Day
  • Arthur's Pet Business / D.W. the Copycat
  • Arthur Writes a Story / Locked in the Library!
  • Arthur's Teacher Trouble / Arthur's Spelling Trubble
  • D.W.'s Imaginary Friend / Arthur's Lost Library Book
  • Arthur's Baby / D.W.'s Baby

Software

CD-ROM
Windows95c cover
Windows 95 with Internet Explorer 4.0 (NEW!)
Winntworkstation cover
Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 3)
Windows apps
Internetexplorer4
Internet Explorer 4 (NEW!)

Video Games

Game Boy

Sml playerschoice
Super Mario Land
Sml2
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Sml3
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Kirbysdreamland1992
Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby pinball
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirbydreamland2
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirbysblockball
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirbysstarstacker
Kirby's Star Stacker (NEW!)

Super NES

Smw playerschoice
Super Mario World
Smk
Super Mario Kart
Smas playerschoice
Super Mario All-Stars
Dkc1
Donkey Kong Country
Kirbysdreamcourse
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirbysavalanche
Kirby's Avalanche
Smw2
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Dkc2
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Smrpg
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Kirbysuperstar
Kirby Super Star
Dkc3
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
Kirby3
Kirby's Dream Land 3 (NEW!)

PC (CD-ROM)

Soniccd windows
Sonic the Hedgehog CD

Sega Saturn

Sonicjam
Sonic Jam (NEW!)
SonicR
Sonic R (NEW!)

Nintendo 64

Sm64
Super Mario 64
Mk64
Mario Kart 64 (NEW!)
Dkr
Diddy Kong Racing (NEW!)

Websites

Earliest archived sites on the Wayback Machine from this month include:

New sites dating back to 1997 according to the Wayback Machine include:

Totals

As of December 31, 1997:
Total movies released in theaters (out of 99) 18
Total movies released on VHS (out of 38) 18
Total movies released on DVD (out of 100) 3
Total Disney animated features released on VHS (out of 35) 29
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