The following events occurred in 1999.

Paper money

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

$1-A (2000)
Series 1999 $1
About 12% as of December 31, 1999
$2-F (1996)
Series 1995 $2

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

$5-F (1995)
Series 1995 $5

At least 99%

All $5 bills printed from October 1997 through December 1998 remained in circulation all year.

$10-G (1998)
Series 1995 $10

At least 99%

All $10 bills printed from August 1997 through December 1998 remained in circulation all year.

$20-G (1996)
Series 1995 $20

About 34% as of January 1, 1999; less than 1% as of September 1999

$20-D (2000)
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.

$50-L (1999)
Series 1996 $50

At least 99%

All $50 bills printed from December 1997 through December 1998 remained in circulation all year.

$100-K (1997)
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.



Movie industry
Walt Disney Pictures (1990)
Walt Disney Pictures
Paramount (1995)
Paramount Pictures
Universal (1997)
Universal Pictures
Columbia Pictures (1993)
Columbia Pictures
20th Century Fox (1994)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Warner Bros. Pictures (1998)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Tristar Pictures (1993)
TriStar Pictures
Touchstone Pictures (1986)
Touchstone Pictures
DreamWorks SKG (1997)
DreamWorks SKG
Terrestrial television networks
NBC logo
American Broadcasting Company Logo
PBS (1998)
PBS Kids (1996)
PBS for Kids
Fox logo
WB Network
UPN logo
PAX logo
Cable television networks
HBO logo
Showtime logo 1997
The Movie Channel 2000
The Movie Channel
Cinemax logo 1997
Disney Channel 1997
Disney Channel
Fox Family Channel
Fox Family Channel
USA Network 1996
USA Network
Nickelodeon Logo
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
TBS Superstation logo 1999
TNT logo 1999
GSN 1997
Game Show Network
Toon Disney
Toon Disney
Television production companies
Walt Disney Television (1985)
Walt Disney Television
Paramount Television (1995)
Paramount Television
Universal Television (1997)
Universal Television
Columbia Tristar Television (1996)
Columbia TriStar Television
20th Century Fox Television (1998)
20th Century Fox Television
Warner Bros. Television (1998)
Warner Bros. Television
WGBH Boston (1993)
WGBH Boston
DiC (1990)
DiC Entertainment
Britt Allcroft (1989)
The Britt Allcroft Company
KingWorld (1990)
Buena Vista Television (1997)
Buena Vista Television
Nickelodeon Productions (1997)
Nickelodeon Productions
20th Television (1994)
20th Television
4Kids Productions (1998)
4Kids Productions
Home video industry
Walt Disney Home Video (1991)
Walt Disney Home Video
Paramount Home Video (1995)
Paramount Home Video
Universal (1997)
Universal Studios Home Video
Columbia Tristar Home Video (1997)
Columbia TriStar Home Video
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (1995-A)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Warner Home Video (1997)
Warner Home Video
CIC Video (1997)
CIC Video
Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (1994)
Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
DreamWorks Home Entertainment (1998)
DreamWorks Home Entertainment
Sony Wonder (1995)
Sony Wonder
Together Again Productions (1997)
Together Again Productions
Random House Home Video
Random House Home Video
Disney Videos (1995)
Disney Videos (international only)
Touchstone Home Video (1987)
Touchstone Home Video
Viz Video 1998
Viz Video
Barney Home Video (1995)
Barney Home Video
Lyrick Studios (1998)
Lyrick Studios
Anchor Bay Entertainment (1998)
Anchor Bay Entertainment


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 A Bug's Life (as of January 1) $127,589,564
11 The Mask $119,938,730
12 Hook $119,654,823
13 Ghostbusters II $112,494,738
14 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $100,138,851
15 The Goonies $61,389,680
16 The Aristocats $35,452,658
17 Matilda $33,459,416
18 The Wizard of Oz (1998 re-issue only) $14,817,226
19 My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) $5,958,456
Non-Disney movies on VHS
Starwars1 sevhs
Star Wars
Starwars2 sevhs
The Empire Strikes Back
Starwars3 sevhs
Return of the Jedi
Ghostbusters 1996vhs
Goonies vhs
The Goonies
Ghostbusters2 1996vhs
Ghostbusters II
Homealone vhs
Home Alone
Hook vhs
Homealone2 vhs
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Also available on DVD
Themask dvd
The Mask
Wizardofoz 1997
The Wizard of Oz
Matilda dvd
Disney movies on VHS
Wdmc dumbo
Wdmc swordinthestone
The Sword in the Stone
Wdmc aliceinwonderland
Alice in Wonderland
Wdmc robinhood
Robin Hood
Wdmc petesdragon
Pete's Dragon
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
James and the Giant Peach
Toystory vhs
Toy Story
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Peterpan 1998
Peter Pan
Littlemermaid 1998
The Little Mermaid
Melody Time
The Black Cauldron
Pocahontas2 vhs
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Ladyandthetramp 1998
Lady and the Tramp
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
Also available on DVD
Homewardbound dvd
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
101dalmatians 1998dvd
101 Dalmatians
Marypoppins dvd
Mary Poppins
Beautyandthebeast2 dvd
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Disney's Sing-Along Songs
Dsas heighho(3)
Heigh Ho
Disney zipadeedoodah vhs
Dsas youcanfly(3)
You Can Fly
Dsas barenecessities(3)
The Bare Necessities
Dsas underthesea(2)
Under the Sea
Dsas disneylandfun(2)
Disneyland Fun
Dsas ilovetolaugh(2)
Dsas beourguest(2)
Be Our Guest
Dsas friendlikeme
Friend Like Me
Dsas 12daysofchristmas(2)
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Very Merry Christmas Songs
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 honortousall
Honor to Us All
Dsas happyhaunting
Happy Haunting Party at Disneyland


Currently airing on syndication:

Fullhouse 1987 Wheeloffortune 1997 1998title

Currently airing on PBS:

Barney season3 Kidsongslogo1997 ArthurLogo

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:

AOSTH SonicChristmasBlast

Dr. Seuss videos currently on sale:

Catinthehat 1998vhs Greeneggsandham 1998vhs

Kidsongs videos currently on sale:

Kidsongs1997 macdonaldsfarm Kidsongs1997 carsboatstrainsplanes Kidsongs1997 daywiththeanimals Kidsongs1997 whatiwanttobe Kidsongs1997 dayatthecircus Kidsongs1997 dayatcamp Kidsongs1997 rollercoaster Kidsongs1997 verysillysongs Kidsongs1997 christmas Kidsongs1997 playalongsongs Kidsongs1995 talktotheanimals Kidsongs1997 countrysingalong Kidsongs1997 bopwiththebiggles Kidsongs1997 putonashow Kidsongs babyanimalsongs Kidsongs icandoit Kidsongs icandance Kidsongs billysbirthday Kidsongs meetthebiggles

Barney Classic Collection videos currently on sale:

Barneylive vhscover Imaginationisland vhscover Barneysongs vhs Barneystalentshow Barneysfunandgames Barneys1234seasons Barneysonceuponatime Sensesationalday Musicalscrapbook vhs

Thomas & Friends videos currently on sale:

ThomasGetsTricked VHS JamesLearnsaLesson VHS TrustThomas 1995VHS ThomasGetsBumped VHS ThomasPercy&theDragon 1995VHS Daisy VHS JamesGoesBuzzBuzz VHS Percy'sGhostlyTrick VHS ThomasChristmasParty VHS RustytotheRescue VHS Thomas&theSpecialLetter VHS Thomas&HisFriendsHelpOut VHS TheGallantOldEngine VHS ThomasSingAlong&Stories VHS ThomasMeetstheQueen VHS ThomasandHisFriendsGetAlong VHS ThomasComestoBreakfast VHS ABigDayForThomas VHS

All episodes from these videos came from Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Peanuts videos currently on sale:

Greatpumpkin 1996 Charliebrownthanksgiving 1996 Charliebrownchristmas 1996 Newyearcharliebrown 1996 Bemyvalentine 1997vhs Easterbeagle 1996 Snoopy vhs1 Snoopy vhs2 Snoopy vhs3 Snoopy vhs4 Snoopy vhs5 Snoopy vhs6 Snoopy vhs7 Snoopy vol8 Snoopy vol9 YoureaGoodManCharlieBrownVHS2 A Charlie Brown Celebration VHS Itsarborbay vhs Isthisgoodbye vhs Itsanadventure vhs Goodsportcharliebrown 1996 Itsamysterycharliebrown Whathavewelearned vhs

Arthur videos currently on sale from Sony Wonder:

  1. Arthur's Eyes / Francine's Bad Hair Day
  2. Arthur's Pet Business / D.W. the Copycat
  3. Arthur Writes a Story / Locked in the Library!
  4. Arthur's Teacher Trouble / Arthur's Spelling Trubble
  5. D.W.'s Imaginary Friend / Arthur's Lost Library Book
  6. Arthur's Baby / D.W.'s Baby
  7. Arthur's New Puppy / Buster's Dino Dilemma
  8. Arthur's Chicken Pox / Arthur and the True Francine
  9. D.W.'s Blankie / The Perfect Brother
  10. Arthur's First Sleepover / Arthur's Lost Dog
  11. D.W. Rides Again / Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe
  12. Arthur Makes the Team / Meek for a Week
  13. Arthur's Tooth / Sick as a Dog
  14. D.W., the Picky Eater / Buster and the Daredevils

Pokémon DVDs currently on sale:

Pokemon vol1

Video Games

N64 logo Gameboycolor logo

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:

Sm64 Mk64 Yoshisstory

Sonic the Hedgehog video games currently on sale:

Sonicr windows

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:

Pokemon-red Pokemon-blue

Other video games currently on sale:

Mlp cdrom

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:

Classicdisneyvol1 Classicdisneyvol2 Classicdisneyvol3 Classicdisneyvol4 Classicdisneyvol5 Lionking soundtrack Pocahontas soundtrack Toystory ost Hunchbackofnotredame soundtrack Returntopriderock Abugslife soundtrack

Non-Disney albums currently on sale:

Barney album1 Barney album2 Themask mmp Wizardofoz soundtrack Kidsongs farmalbum Kidsongs carsalbum Kidsongs christmasalbum Kidsongs icandancealbum Kidsongs bigglesalbum


Some notable websites in use this year include:

What's new for 1999

Month unknown

PAX TV last aired two of the three Super Mario cartoons for about half a year.

KingWorld (1998)

KingWorld changed its logo for 1999.

Pokemon chapterbook1 Pokemon chapterbook2 Pokemon chapterbook3 Pokemon chapterbook4 Pokemon moviechapterbook Pokemon handbook Pokemon comicbook

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:


Therescuers 1999

The Rescuers hit stores on January 5. It was then recalled three days later, before it returned on March 23.


Noggin logo

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.

Pokemon Logo

After 40 episodes, Pokémon moved to Kids' WB on the WB Network on February 13.

CrankyBugs VHS

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

Nick GAS launched on cable television. Legends of the Hidden Temple was one of the shows that moved to this network.

101dalmatians 1999

101 Dalmatians was released on March 9, 1999, and production of new copies of this VHS lasted for 101 days.

Pokemon vol2 Pokemon vol3

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 ( was redesigned on March 23.

Wario2 PAL

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

Abugslife dvd

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.


Windows98 cover Internetexplorer5

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.

Pokemon vol4 Pokemon vol5

Two new volumes of Pokémon were released on VHS and DVD on May 14.

Starwars4 Starwars1 soundtrack

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.

Ghostbusters dvd Ghostbusters2 dvd

On June 29, the two Ghostbusters movies were released on DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Video.


Aliceinwonderland 1999 Robinhood 1999

Alice in Wonderland and Robin Hood were re-packaged with new cover artwork on July 13.

Pokemon vol6 Pokemon vol7

Two new volumes of Pokémon were released on VHS and DVD on July 20.


RacesRescuesandRunaways VHS

The next Season 5 Thomas & Friends video was Races, Rescues and Runaways.


Sonic Underground premiered on UPN on August 30.

Greatmousedetective 1999

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.

Wheeloffortune 1997 1999title

The next seasons of these game shows premiered this month. Wheel of Fortune's lowest dollar value on the wheel increased to $300.

4Kids Entertainment (1999) PBS Kids (1999-A)

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

Sega Dreamcast Sonicadventure

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.

Pokemon vol8 Pokemon vol9 Pokemon vol10

Three new volumes of Pokémon were released on VHS and DVD on September 21.


Homealone dvd Homealone2

The Home Alone movies were first seen on DVD in October 1999.

The official Harry Potter website ( 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.

Wizardofoz dvd

The Wizard of Oz's first DVD release from Warner Home Video occurred this month.

Pinocchio dvd

Pinocchio was the first of nine Limited Issue titles on DVD from Walt Disney Home Video, when it was released on October 26.


101dalmatians dvd Hercules dvd Mulan dvd Mickeysonceuponachristmas

Four more movies got DVDs on November 9: 101 Dalmatians, Hercules, Mulan, and Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas.

Pokemonmovie poster

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.

Peterpan dvd Ladyandthetramp dvd Lionking2 Abugslife sedvd

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.

Pokemon vol11 Pokemon vol12

At that same time, two new volumes of Pokémon were released on VHS and DVD.

Winntworkstation cover

The latest update to Windows NT 4.0, Service Pack 6a, was released late in 1999. It added support for early Windows XP software.

Toystory2 Toystory2 ost

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.


Littlemermaid dvd Junglebook dvd

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.

As of December 31, 1999:
Total movies released in theaters 22
Total movies released on VHS 20
Total movies released on DVD 9
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