The following events occurred in 2000.

Paper money

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

About 88% as of January 1, 2000; about 24% as of December 31, 2000

All $1 bills printed from April through December 1999 remained in circulation all year.

$1-A (2000)
Series 1999 $1

About 12% as of January 1, 2000; about 76% as of December 31, 2000

$2-F (1996)
Series 1995 $2

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

$5-F (1995)
Series 1995 $5

At least 99% as of January 1, 2000; about 64% as of December 31, 2000

All $5 bills printed from April 1998 through December 1999 remained in circulation all year.

$5-B (2000)
Series 1999 $5

About 36% as of December 31, 2000

Unveiled on November 16, 1999 and released to circulation on May 24.

$10-G (1998)
Series 1995 $10

At least 99% as of January 1, 2000; about 64% as of December 31, 2000

All $10 bills printed from April 1998 through December 1999 remained in circulation all year.

$10-L (2001)
Series 1999 $10

About 36% as of December 31, 2000

Alongside the $5 bill, unveiled on November 16, 1999 and released to circulation on May 24.

$20-D (2000)
Series 1996 $20

At least 99% as of January 1, 2000; about 52% as of December 31, 2000

All $20 bills printed from June (May for the Cleveland bills) through December 1999 remained in circulation all year.

$20-B (2002)
Series 1999 $20
About 48% as of December 31, 2000
$50-L (1999)
Series 1996 $50

At least 99%

All $50 bills printed from February 1998 through December 1999 remained in circulation all year.

$100-K (1997)
Series 1996 $100

At least 99%

All $100 bills printed from January 1996 through June 1999 (as well as a few July 1999 bills) were currently in circulation.



Movie industry
Walt Disney Pictures (1990)
Walt Disney Pictures
Paramount (1995)
Paramount Pictures
Universal (1999)
Universal Pictures
Columbia Pictures (1993)
Columbia Pictures
20th Century Fox (1994)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Warner Bros. Pictures (1999)
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 Logo
PBS Kids
Fox logo
WB Network
UPN logo
Cable television networks
HBO logo
Showtime logo 1997
The Movie Channel 2000
The Movie Channel
Cinemax logo 1997
Disney Channel 1997
Disney Channel
Toon Disney
Toon Disney
Nickelodeon Logo
Nick GAS
Nick GAS
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
TBS Superstation logo 1999
TNT logo 1999
Fox Family Channel
Fox Family Channel
GSN 1997
Game Show Network
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 (1994)
Warner Bros. Television
WGBH Boston (1993)
WGBH Boston
DiC (1990)
DiC Entertainment
Britt Allcroft (1989)
The Britt Allcroft Company
KingWorld (1998)
Buena Vista Television (1997)
Buena Vista Television
Nickelodeon Productions (1997)
Nickelodeon Productions
20th Television (1994)
20th Television
4Kids Entertainment (1999)
4Kids Entertainment
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 DVD (1999)
Columbia TriStar Home Video
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (1995-A)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Warner Home Video (1997)
Warner Home Video
Disney Videos (1995)
Disney Videos (international only)
Touchstone Home Video (1987)
Touchstone Home Video
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
Barney Home Video (1995)
Barney Home Video
Lyrick Studios (1998)
Lyrick Studios
Anchor Bay Entertainment (1998)
Anchor Bay Entertainment
Viz Video 1998
Viz Video


Box office totals
1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $460,998,007
2 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace $431,088,295
3 The Lion King $312,855,561
4 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi $309,306,177
5 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $290,475,067
6 Home Alone $285,761,243
7 Ghostbusters $238,632,124
8 Toy Story 2 (as of January 1) $199,843,054
9 Toy Story $191,796,233
10 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York $173,585,516
11 A Bug's Life $162,798,565
12 Pocahontas $141,579,773
13 The Mask $119,938,730
14 Hook $119,654,823
15 Ghostbusters II $112,494,738
16 The Hunchback of Notre Dame $100,138,851
17 Pokemon The First Movie $85,744,662
18 The Goonies $61,389,680
19 The Aristocats $35,452,658
20 Matilda $33,459,416
21 The Wizard of Oz (1998 re-issue only) $14,817,226
22 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
Goonies vhs
The Goonies
Hook vhs
Also available on DVD
Wizardofoz dvd
The Wizard of Oz
Ghostbusters dvd
Ghostbusters2 dvd
Ghostbusters II
Homealone dvd
Home Alone
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Themask dvd
The Mask
Matilda dvd
Disney movies on VHS
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
James and the Giant Peach
Melody Time
Pocahontas2 vhs
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Therescuers 1999
The Rescuers
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Aliceinwonderland 1999
Alice in Wonderland
Robinhood 1999
Robin Hood
Greatmousedetective 1999
The Great Mouse Detective
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
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
Pinocchio dvd
101dalmatians dvd
101 Dalmatians
Hercules dvd
Mulan dvd
Peterpan dvd
Peter Pan
Ladyandthetramp dvd
Lady and the Tramp
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
Littlemermaid dvd
The Little Mermaid
Junglebook dvd
The Jungle Book
Abugslife sedvd
A Bug's Life: Collector's Edition
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
Flik's Musical Adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom


Currently airing on syndication:

Fullhouse 1987 Wheeloffortune 1997 1999title

Currently airing on PBS:

Kidsongslogo1997 ArthurLogo

The Indigo League episodes of Pokémon continued airing on Kids' WB, and Sonic Underground remained on UPN for a few more months.

Currently airing on Nickelodeon:

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Legends of the Hidden Temple, along with all other old game shows, remained on Nick GAS.

Currently airing on Toon Disney:

AOSTH SonicChristmasBlast

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:

Barneyinconcert2000 Barney alphabetzoo1999 Barney imaginationisland1999 Barneylive vhscover Barneysongs vhs Barney talentshow2000 Barney fun&games2000 Barneys1234seasons Barney onceuponatime1999 Barney sensesationalday1999 Barney musicalscrapbook2000

Most Barney Home Video titles were re-packaged in 2000.

Thomas & Friends videos currently on sale:

ThomasGetsTricked VHS JamesLearnsaLesson VHS TrustThomas 1995VHS ThomasGetsBumped VHS ThomasPercy&theDragon 1995VHS Daisy VHS JamesGoesBuzzBuzz VHS Percy'sGhostlyTrick VHS RustytotheRescue VHS Thomas&theSpecialLetter VHS Thomas&HisFriendsHelpOut VHS TheGallantOldEngine VHS ThomasSingAlong&Stories VHS ThomasMeetstheQueen VHS Thomas&HisFriendsGetAlong 2000VHS ThomasComestoBreakfast 2000VHS ABigDayForThomas VHS CrankyBugs VHS RacesRescuesandRunaways VHS 10YearsofThomas

All episodes from these videos came from Seasons 1-5. Two of them were re-packaged in 2000.

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
  15. Arthur's Birthday / Buster's New Friend
  16. Arthur's TV-Free Week / Night Fright
  17. Arthur's Computer Adventure / Arthur vs. the Piano
  18. Arthur's Family Vacation / Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm
  19. Arthur Gets Lost / Arthur Cleans Up
  20. Arthur's Treasure Hunt / The Chips are Down

Pokémon DVDs currently on sale:

Pokemon vol1 Pokemon vol2 Pokemon vol3 Pokemon vol4 Pokemon vol5 Pokemon vol6 Pokemon vol7 Pokemon vol8 Pokemon vol9 Pokemon vol10 Pokemon vol11 Pokemon vol12

Video Games

N64 logo Gameboycolor logo Sega Dreamcast

The Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color and Sega Dreamcast remained the only three consoles in the market.

Mario, Yoshi and Wario video games currently on sale:

Sm64 Mk64 Yoshisstory Wario2 PAL Marioparty Smbdx

Sonic the Hedgehog video games currently on sale:

Sonicr windows Sonicadventure

Donkey Kong video games currently on sale:

Dkr Dk64

Pokémon video games currently on sale:

Pokemon-red Pokemon-blue Pokemon-yellow

Other video games currently on sale:

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The developer of My Little Pony: Friendship Gardens, Hasbro Interactive, ceased operations in 2001, thus ending the run of the G2 ponies in the My Little Pony franchise.


Harry Potter books currently on sale:

Harrypotter1 Harrypotter2 Harrypotter3

Pokémon books currently on sale:

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


Disney albums currently on sale:

Classicdisneyvol1 Classicdisneyvol2 Classicdisneyvol3 Classicdisneyvol4 Classicdisneyvol5 Lionking soundtrack Pocahontas soundtrack Toystory ost Hunchbackofnotredame soundtrack Returntopriderock Abugslife soundtrack Toystory2 ost

Non-Disney albums currently on sale:

Barney album1 Barney album2 Themask mmp Wizardofoz soundtrack Kidsongs farmalbum Kidsongs carsalbum Kidsongs christmasalbum Kidsongs icandancealbum Kidsongs bigglesalbum Starwars1 soundtrack


Some notable websites in use this year include:

What's new for 2000

Month unknown

Pokemon chapterbook5 Pokemon chapterbook6 Pokemon chapterbook7 Pokemon chapterbook8 Pokemon chapterbook9 Pokemon chapterbook10 Pokemon chapterbook11 Pokemon chapterbook12 Pokemon chapterbook13 Pokemon chapterbook14 Pokemon chapterbook15 Pokemon moviechapterbook2

12 more Pokémon chapter books hit stores this year.

New websites this year include:


Pokemon Logo

Kids' WB was currently airing new episodes of a new season called "Orange Islands".

Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection (2000) Toystory 2000

A new series of movies called the "Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection" launched this month. Toy Story was the brand's first title, released on January 11.

All That's final season with the old cast premiered on Nickelodeon.

Pokemon vol13 Pokemon vol14

These two Pokémon DVDs hit stores on January 18.


Mario Party 2 was released on January 24.


Tarzan dvd Mulan 2000

Mulan was re-packaged as a Gold Classic Collection title on February 1. Tarzan was also released on the same date.


Windows 2000 was released on February 17. Internet Explorer 5.01 was included with Windows 2000.

Pokemon vol15 Pokemon vol16

Another two Pokémon DVDs were released on February 22.

SpillsandChills VHS

Spills and Chills and Other Thomsa Thrills was released on February 29.



Pokémon Stadium was released for the Nintendo 64.

Pinocchio 2000

Like Mulan, Pinocchio got re-packaged as a Gold Classic Collection title on March 7.

Hook dvd Pokemonmovie dvd

Pokémon: The First Movie and Hook were first released on DVD on March 21.

Two more Arthur videos from Sony Wonder:

  • Arthur's Famous Friends
  • Arthur Goes to Hollywood

These videos were the first to carry the Sony Wonder logo.


Thearistocats 2000

The Aristocats was released on DVD for the first time on April 4.

Starwarsi vhs

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was released only on VHS at that same time.


There was a trading card video game in the Pokémon franchise.


Foxandthehound 2000 Thethreecaballeros dvd Saludosamigos

These three Gold Classic Collection titles hit stores on May 2.

On television, The Mask moved to ABC on May 21.


Wario Land 3 was released exclusively for Game Boy Color.

Pokemon vol17 Pokemon vol18

On this same date, there were two more Pokémon DVDs.


Makeminemusic Melodytime dvd Pocahontas 2000 Funandfancyfree dvd Agoofymovie 2000

The first three of these Gold Classic Collection titles hit stores on June 6, followed by the latter two on June 20.


Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was the only Nintendo 64 game in the Kirby franchise.



Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the fourth installment of the series.

Aliceinwonderland 2000 Marypoppins 2000 Robinhood 2000

These three Gold Classic Collection titles hit stores on July 4.


The Amanda Show's next season premiered on Nickelodeon with new sketches.

The Special Edition of Star Wars aired on CBS on July 16, then on TBS Superstation on September 3.

Another Arthur video, Arthur's Scary Stories, was released this month.

Pokemon vol19 Pokemon vol20

On July 18, Viz Video released two more Pokémon DVDs.


The second Pokémon movie, Pokémon: The Movie 2000, premiered on July 21.

MakeSomeoneHappy VHS

Make Someone Happy and Other Thomas Adventures hit stores on July 25.


Therescuersdownunder 2000 Abugslife 2000 Hercules 2000

These three Gold Classic Collection titles hit stores on August 1.


Wheeloffortune 1997 2000title

The next seasons of these game shows premiered this month. Wheel of Fortune introduced Toss-Up rounds.


Arthur's fifth season premiered on PBS.

Pocahontasii 2000 Littlemermaid2 dvd

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World got a DVD release on September 5, followed by The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea on September 19.

Greatpumpkin dvd CharlieBrownThanksgiving dvd Charliebrownchristmas DVD1

Three Peanuts DVDs were released by Paramount Home Video on September 12.

Arthur's Perfect Christmas, an hour-long special, was also released on this same date.

WindowsME cover Internetexplorer5

Windows Me was the last DOS-based version of Windows. Included with Windows Me was Internet Explorer 5.5.

Pokemon vol21 Pokemon vol22

On September 19, Viz Video released another two Pokémon DVDs.

ThomasChristmasWonderland VHS

Thomas' Christmas Wonderland was released on September 26.


Theblackcauldron 2000 Ichabodandmrtoad 2000 Jamesandthegiantpeach dvd

These two Gold Classic Collection titles, along with James and the Giant Peach, were released on DVD for the first time on October 3.

Toystory2 dvd

Toy Story 2 hit stores on October 17. Included here was a teaser trailer for the next Pixar film, Monsters, Inc..


Dkc gbc

A Game Boy Color version of Donkey Kong Country was made.

Mickeysonceuponachristmas 2000 Fantasia dvd Fantasia2000 dvd

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas was re-released as a Gold Classic Collection title on November 7. Following it were the DVD releases of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000.


Sonic Shuffle was the next Sonic game for the Dreamcast.

Pokemonmovie2000 dvd Pokemon vol23 Pokemon vol24

Pokémon: The Movie 2000 got a DVD and VHS release on November 14. Alongside it, there were two more Pokémon DVDs.

Grinch 2000poster

How the Grinch Stole Christmas premiered in theaters on November 17. Attached to this movie was a teaser trailer for Shrek.


The original Star Wars trilogy was re-released late this year.

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Paramount Home Video re-released some Dr. Seuss specials on VHS.

Originally scheduled for this month were Pete's Dragon, The Sword in the Stone, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and Oliver & Company; however, they were all delayed to 2001, or in the case of Oliver & Company, 2002.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame was scheduled for release this month, but was delayed to 2002.

Dumbo also didn't get a DVD release this year.


As of December 31, 2000:
Total movies released in theaters (out of 99) 24
Total movies released on VHS (out of 38) 24
Total movies released on DVD (out of 100) 16
Total Disney animated features released on VHS (out of 40) 38
Total Disney animated features released on DVD (out of 40) 25
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