The following events occurred in 2001.
Series 1995 $1
About 24% as of January 1, 2001; less than 1% as of July 2001
All $1 bills printed from March (at the BEP headquarters) or April (at the Western Currency Facility) through December 2000 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1999 $1
About 76% as of January 1, 2001; at least 99% as of July 2001
Series 1995 $2
About 10~20% (the majority was still Series 1976)
Series 1995 $5
About 64% as of January 1, 2001; about 24% as of December 31, 2001
All $5 bills printed from May 1999 through January 2000 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1999 $5
About 36% as of January 1, 2001; about 76% as of December 31, 2001
Series 1995 $10
About 64% as of January 1, 2001; about 22% as of December 31, 2001
All $10 bills printed from July through December 1999 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1999 $10
About 36% as of January 1, 2001; about 78% as of December 31, 2001
Series 1996 $20
About 52% as of January 1, 2001; about 43% as of December 31, 2001
All $20 bills printed from July 1999 (June for the Philadelphia bills) through March 2000 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1999 $20
|About 48% as of January 1, 2001; about 57% as of December 31, 2001|
Series 1996 $50
At least 99%
All $50 bills printed from February 1998 through December 1999 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1996 $100
At least 99% as of January 1, 2001; about 91% as of December 31, 2001
All $100 bills printed from February 1996 (January for the New York bills) through July 1999 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1999 $100
|About 9% as of December 31, 2001|
|Program title||Network||Broadcast date/time(s)||No. of seasons|
Wheel of Fortune
(Season 18 on weekdays, Season 17 on weekends)
|7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.|
(Season 17 on weekdays, Season 16 on weekends)
|7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.|
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic Christmas Blast
Legends of the Hidden Temple
The Kidsongs Television Show
(on WB Network)
|Also available on VHS|
Kidsongs: A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm
Kidsongs: Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes
Kidsongs: A Day with the Animals
Kidsongs: What I Want to Be!
Kidsongs: A Day at the Circus
Kidsongs: A Day at Camp
Kidsongs: Ride the Roller Coaster
Kidsongs: Very Silly Songs
Kidsongs: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Kidsongs: Play Along Songs
Kidsongs: If We Could Talk to the Animals
Kidsongs: Country Sing-Along
Kidsongs: Boppin' with the Biggles
Kidsongs: Let's Put on a Show!
Kidsongs: Baby Animal Songs
Kidsongs: I Can Dance!
Kidsongs: I Can Do It!
Kidsongs: Billy's Birthday
Kidsongs: Meet the Biggles
Barney Live! in New York City
Barney & the Backyard Gang: Barney in Concert
Barney's Alphabet Zoo
Barney's Imagination Island
Barney's Talent Show
Barney's Fun & Games
Barney's 1-2-3-4 Seasons
Barney's Once Upon a Time
Barney's Sense-Sational Day
Barney's Musical Scrapbook
Thomas Gets Tricked and Other Stories
James Learns a Lesson and Other Stories
Trust Thomas and Other Stories
Thomas Gets Bumped and Other Stories
Thomas, Percy and the Dragon and Other Stories
Daisy and Other Thomas Stories
James Goes Buzz Buzz and Other Thomas Stories
Percy's Ghostly Trick and Other Thomas Stories
Thomas' Christmas Party and Other Stories
Rusty to the Rescue and Other Thomas Stories
Thomas and the Special Letter and Other Stories
Thomas and His Friends Help Out
The Gallant Old Engine and Other Thomas Stories
Thomas: Sing-Along and Stories
Thomas Meets the Queen and Other Stories
Thomas and His Friends Get Along
Thomas Comes to Breakfast
A Big Day for Thomas
Cranky Bugs and Other Thomas Stories
Races, Rescues and Runaways
10 Years of Thomas
Spills and Chills and Other Thomas Thrills
Makes Someone Happy and Other Thomas Adventures
Thomas' Christmas Wonderland
Arthur videos from Sony Wonder:
|Also available on DVD|
Pokémon: I Choose You!
Pokémon: The Mystery of Mount Moon
Pokémon: The Sisters of Cerulean City
Pokémon: Thunder Shock!
Pokémon: Seaside Pikachu!
Pokémon: Psychic Surprise
Pokémon: Primeape Problems
Pokémon: Fashion Victims
Pokémon: Fighting Tournament
Pokémon: The Great Race
Pokémon: Pikachu Party
Pokémon: Wake Up Snorlax!
Pokémon: Jigglypuff Pop
Pokémon: Totally Togepi
Pokémon: Picture Perfect
Pokémon: Water Blast
Pokémon: Our Hero Meowth
Pokémon: The Final Badge
Pokémon: The Po-Ké Corral!
Pokémon: Hang Ten, Pikachu
Pokémon: Show Time!
Pokémon: Into the Arena
For Kidsongs, a complete collection set comprising of all 23 videos, including those that Kid Vision and Sony Wonder didn't re-distribute, was offered for $150 late this year on the Kidsongs website.
After 2001, Lyrick Studios, the now former distributor of Barney & Friends, was sold to HiT Entertainment. As a result, all videos that Lyrick Studios previously sold ran out of print.
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.
Also after 2001, Sega stopped producing video game consoles and was now downgraded to a video game developer, the same rank as Kirby's HAL Laboratory.
Harry Potter books currently on sale:
Pokémon books currently on sale:
Disney albums currently on sale:
Non-Disney albums currently on sale:
Some notable websites in use this year include:
- http://www.classicgaming.com/kirby - The new web address for Kirby's Rainbow Resort.
What's new for 2001
For three years, Warner Bros. was an AOL Time Warner company.
TNT also changed its logo.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment became the new name for Columbia TriStar Home Video, and Columbia TriStar Domestic Television was the new name for Columbia TriStar Television.
The Incredible World of DiC was the new name for DiC Entertainment in its last seven years.
New websites include:
- http://www.shrek.com - This website launched shortly after the film's release in theaters.
Pete's Dragon was released on DVD on January 16.
The last Pokémon chapter book for the Orange Islands hit bookstores, and there were two more Pokémon DVDs.
After the Indigo League season, Viz Video and 4Kids decided to jump straight to releasing Season 3 rather than releasing the Orange Islands on DVD (or, at all, on VHS). The first volume of this season was released on March 27.
Paper Mario was released on February 5.
Thomas' Trackside Tunes was released this month on VHS.
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure was released on February 27.
Two Disney soundtrack albums, Disney's Greatest: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, replacing the Classic Disney: 60 Years of Musical Magic titles.
The Sword in the Stone and Bedknobs and Broomsticks were the last films to be part of the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection.
102 Dalmatians, the sequel to the live action 101 Dalmatians, hit stores on April 3.
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble was the last Kirby game in the franchise's first generation.
The Emperor's New Groove was the last animated film to contain the gold Walt Disney Home Video logo, while some non-US countries had it as the first with this year's Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo.
Mario Party 3 was released on May 7.
In May, the official Nintendo website (http://www.nintendo.com) was given an official makeover, to include new Game Boy Advance and GameCube titles.
DreamWorks Animation's flagship Shrek series began on May 18. There was also a soundtrack album for this film.
Oliver & Company was originally re-scheduled for a DVD release this month, but was delayed again, this time to 2002.
A teaser trailer for Ice Age was attached to select movies since this month.
Sonic Adventure 2 was the last Sonic game for the Dreamcast.
The Game Boy Advance was the successor to the Game Boy Color.
Super Mario Advance was the console's launch title.
Thomas & Friends: Best of Percy was released on VHS on July 24.
The new Walt Disney Home Entertainment debuted on VHS, and Toon Disney also changed its logo.
The Goonies DVD, released on August 21, included 5.1 surround sound and anamorphic widescreen.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit was the successor to Mario Kart 64.
The next seasons of these game shows premiered this month.
Arthur's sixth season premiered on PBS.
Thomas & Friends: Best of Thomas was the very first title released on DVD.
A Bug's Life made its television premiere on September 30. It aired on ABC, and was presented in HDTV format.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the very first Platinum Edition title from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Dumbo's 60th Anniversary Edition was released two weeks later.
The October 16 DVD release of The Phantom Menace marks the debut of a Star Wars film on DVD. It also premiered on the Fox Network on November 25.
On October 25, Microsoft Corporation released Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6. Windows XP also came with Windows Media Player 8.
Monsters, Inc. premiered in theaters on November 2. Alongside it was its soundtrack album.
At the same time, Shrek was released on DVD and VHS.
Two Kirby anime soundtracks were released in Audio CD format exclusively in Japan.
Toy Story 2 made its television premiere on November 4. It aired on ABC, and was presented in HDTV format. The first Toy Story also aired there one week earlier.
Fox Family Channel was replaced by ABC Family.
The Harry Potter film series began with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on November 16. Attached to this film was a teaser trailer for 20th Century Fox's Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
A soundtrack album hit stores prior to the film's release.
The Nintendo GameCube was the successor to the Nintendo 64.
Luigi's Mansion was the console's launch title.
Wario Land 4 was the only Wario game for the Game Boy Advance.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas was released on DVD and VHS a year after it came out in theaters.
Universal Studios Home Video re-released all Dr. Seuss specials on VHS.
The official Kidsongs website (http://www.kidsongs.com) was redesigned in November to introduce more new special offers for Kidsongs titles.
Because of inflation rates, Jeopardy! complied to this by raising the dollar figures by doubling them in both rounds. As of November 26, 2001, they are now $200–$1,000 in the first round and $400–$2,000 in Double Jeopardy!
Super Smash Bros. Melee, was not only the second SSB game, but also one of the earliest titles for the GameCube.