The following events occurred in 1999.
Series 1995 $1
At least 99% as of January 1, 1999; about 88% as of December 31, 1999
All $1 bills printed from February (January for the DC-printed bills) through December 1998 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1999 $1
|About 12% as of December 31, 1999|
Series 1995 $2
About 10~20% (the majority was still Series 1976)
Series 1995 $5
At least 99%
All $5 bills printed from October 1997 through December 1998 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1995 $10
At least 99%
All $10 bills printed from August 1997 through December 1998 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1995 $20
About 34% as of January 1, 1999; less than 1% as of September 1999
Series 1996 $20
About 66% as of January 1, 1999; at least 99% as of September 1999
All $20 bills printed from August through December 1998 (except those printed for Kansas City in August 1998) remained in circulation all year.
Series 1996 $50
At least 99%
All $50 bills printed from December 1997 through December 1998 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1996 $100
About 97% as of January 1, 1999; at least 99% as of mid-1999
All $100 bills printed from December 1995 through June 1999 were currently in circulation by the end of 1999.
Currently airing on syndication:
Currently airing on PBS:
Barney & Friends' first three seasons last aired on PBS this year, as the show's underwriters continued to decrease.
The same 10 of the 23 Kidsongs videos aired again on PBS as special presentations in mid-1999.
Currently airing on Nickelodeon:
Shining Time Station continued airing on Fox Family Channel until about May.
Currently airing on Toon Disney:
Dr. Seuss videos currently on sale:
Kidsongs videos currently on sale:
Barney Classic Collection videos currently on sale:
Thomas & Friends videos currently on sale:
Peanuts videos currently on sale:
Arthur videos currently on sale from Sony Wonder:
- 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
- Arthur's New Puppy / Buster's Dino Dilemma
- Arthur's Chicken Pox / Arthur and the True Francine
- D.W.'s Blankie / The Perfect Brother
- Arthur's First Sleepover / Arthur's Lost Dog
- D.W. Rides Again / Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe
- Arthur Makes the Team / Meek for a Week
- Arthur's Tooth / Sick as a Dog
- D.W., the Picky Eater / Buster and the Daredevils
Pokémon DVDs currently on sale:
The monochrome Game Boy, Super NES and Sega's Saturn were all discontinued, leaving only behind the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color.
Mario (and Yoshi) video games currently on sale:
Sonic the Hedgehog video games currently on sale:
Donkey Kong video games currently on sale:
While no Kirby games were available this year, a new one for the Nintendo 64 was currently in development.
Pokémon video games currently on sale:
Other video games currently on sale:
Friendship Gardens still remained the only piece of G2 media for the My Little Pony franchise.
Books currently on sale:
Disney albums currently on sale:
Non-Disney albums currently on sale:
Some notable websites in use this year include:
What's new for 1999
PAX TV last aired two of the three Super Mario cartoons for about half a year.
KingWorld changed its logo for 1999.
Five Pokémon chapter books, a handbook, and a comic book all hit stories this year.
The following websites were brand new for 1999:
New sites this year include:
- http://disney.go.com - This site replaced disney.com.
- http://members.xoom.com/kindarspiritf (Kirby's Rainbow Resort)
The Rescuers hit stores on January 5. It was then recalled three days later, before it returned on March 23.
Noggin launched on cable television.
Mulan hit stores on February 2.
A new video game series called "Mario Party" began with the first game this month.
After 40 episodes, Pokémon moved to Kids' WB on the WB Network on February 13.
Cranky Bugs was the first Season 5 video of Thomas & Friends.
And there were two new Arthur videos:
- Arthur's Birthday / Buster's New Friend
- Arthur's TV-Free Week / Night Fright
Nick GAS launched on cable television. Legends of the Hidden Temple was one of the shows that moved to this network.
101 Dalmatians was released on March 9, 1999, and production of new copies of this VHS lasted for 101 days.
Two new volumes of Pokémon were released on VHS and DVD on March 9.
Matilda aired on ABC on March 14.
The Mushroom Kingdom fan website (http://www.classicgaming.com/tmk) was redesigned on March 23.
Wario Land II was re-released for the Game Boy Color.
Two new Arthur videos hit stores:
- Arthur's Computer Adventure / Arthur vs. the Piano
- Arthur's Family Vacation / Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm
A Bug's Life was released on both VHS and DVD on April 20.
Super Smash Bros. was released on April 26. It featured characters from various video games.
In May, Windows 98 Second Edition was released, and it included Internet Explorer 5.
The original Super Mario Bros. got its own Game Boy Color version this month.
Two new volumes of Pokémon were released on VHS and DVD on May 14.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace made its theatrical debut on May 19. A soundtrack album was released alongside the film.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad hit stores on May 25.
The second Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, hit bookstores this month.
The last sing-along video from Disney was Flik's Musical Adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It was released on June 8.
On June 29, the two Ghostbusters movies were released on DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Video.
Alice in Wonderland and Robin Hood were re-packaged with new cover artwork on July 13.
Two new volumes of Pokémon were released on VHS and DVD on July 20.
The next Season 5 Thomas & Friends video was Races, Rescues and Runaways.
Sonic Underground premiered on UPN on August 30.
The Great Mouse Detective was re-released on VHS on August 31.
The third Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, hit bookstores this month.
The next seasons of these game shows premiered this month. Wheel of Fortune's lowest dollar value on the wheel increased to $300.
4Kids Productions was rebranded as 4Kids Entertainment, and PBS Kids completely redesigned its logo as well.
PBS Kids' current flagship television series, Arthur, got a fourth season. Also, two new videos:
- Arthur Gets Lost / Arthur Cleans Up
- Arthur's Treasure Hunt / The Chips are Down
The Sega Dreamcast was released on September 9. Sonic Adventure was its launch title.
10 Years of Thomas was released on VHS on September 14.
Three new volumes of Pokémon were released on VHS and DVD on September 21.
The Home Alone movies were first seen on DVD in October 1999.
The official Harry Potter website (http://www.harrypotter.com) launched on October 13.
On October 16, The Amanda Show premiered on Nickelodeon.
Pokémon Yellow (also known as the Special Pikachu Edition) hit stores on October 18.
The Wizard of Oz's first DVD release from Warner Home Video occurred this month.
Pinocchio was the first of nine Limited Issue titles on DVD from Walt Disney Home Video, when it was released on October 26.
Four more movies got DVDs on November 9: 101 Dalmatians, Hercules, Mulan, and Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas.
Pokémon: The First Movie was released in theaters on November 10.
On November 21, The Wizard of Oz joined The Goonies and Hook on TBS' rotation of broadcasting full-length movies.
Donkey Kong 64 was one of the few Expansion Pak titles for the Nintendo 64.
On November 23, another four more Disney movies got DVDs: Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, and a new Collector's Edition of A Bug's Life.
At that same time, two new volumes of Pokémon were released on VHS and DVD.
The latest update to Windows NT 4.0, Service Pack 6a, was released late in 1999. It added support for early Windows XP software.
Toy Story 2 was Pixar's last film before the 21st century began. It hit theaters on November 24. Also in stores was the film's soundtrack album.
The Little Mermaid and The Jungle Book were the last two Limited Issue titles on DVD from Walt Disney Home Video, when they were released on December 7.
A new set of outtakes for Toy Story 2 was seen at the end of that film starting on December 25.
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