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Many things released in 1985 are currently celebrating their 30th anniversaries.

Movies released in theaters this year

North America

  • Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (March 22, 1985)
  • The Care Bears Movie (March 29, 1985)
  • Here Come the Littles (May 24, 1985)
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (as Warriors of the Wind) (June 1985)
  • The Goonies (June 7, 1985)
  • Return to Oz (June 21, 1985)
  • Back to the Future (July 3, 1985)
  • The Black Cauldron (July 24, 1985)
  • My Science Project (August 9, 1985)
  • The Journey of Natty Gann (September 27, 1985)
  • One Magic Christmas (November 22, 1985)
  • Brazil (December 18, 1985)

Latin America

  • The Neverending Story (January 3, 1985)
  • Country (April 18, 1985)
  • The Terminator (April 18, 1985)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (May 2, 1985)
  • The Goonies (July 4, 1985)
  • Return to Oz (July 18, 1985)
  • The Black Cauldron (July 25, 1985)
  • Jaws 3-D (July 25, 1985)
  • Back to the Future (December 26, 1985)
  • The Journey of Natty Gann (December 26, 1985)

Brazil

  • Beverly Hills Cop (March 8, 1985)
  • The Terminator (March 25, 1985)
  • The Goonies (August 15, 1985)
  • The Black Cauldron (September 19, 1985)
  • The Care Bears Movie (September 27, 1985)
  • Return to Oz (October 25, 1985)
  • Back to the Future (December 29, 1985)

Japan

  • The Karate Kid (February 16, 1985)
  • The Neverending Story (March 16, 1985)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (April 13, 1985)
  • The Terminator (May 4, 1985)
  • The Secret of NIMH (August 31, 1985)
  • Back to the Future (December 7, 1985)
  • The Goonies (December 21, 1985)

UK

  • The Terminator (January 11, 1985)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (January 25, 1985)
  • Country (March 1, 1985)
  • The Neverending Story (April 4, 1985)
  • Return to Oz (July 10, 1985)
  • The Care Bears Movie (August 3, 1985)
  • The Black Cauldron (October 11, 1985)
  • The Goonies (November 29, 1985)
  • Back to the Future (December 4, 1985)
  • My Science Project (December 25, 1985)

France

  • Beverly Hills Cop (March 27, 1985)
  • Country (April 3, 1985)
  • The Terminator (April 24, 1985)
  • Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (June 12, 1985)
  • Return to Oz (October 23, 1985)
  • Back to the Future (October 30, 1985)
  • The Black Cauldron (November 27, 1985)
  • The Goonies (December 4, 1985)

Australia

  • Country (March 21, 1985)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (April 4, 1985)
  • Back to the Future (August 15, 1985)
  • Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (August 22, 1985)
  • The Care Bears Movie (December 12, 1985)
  • The Goonies (December 12, 1985)
  • The Secret of NIMH (December 19, 1985)
  • Return to Oz (December 26, 1985)

South Korea

  • The Karate Kid (February 16, 1985)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (May 8, 1985)
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (June 21, 1985)
  • My Science Project (June 28, 1985)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (September 28, 1985)
  • Gremlins (December 14, 1985)

Hong Kong

  • Beverly Hills Cop (February 27, 1985)
  • The Terminator (March 22, 1985)
  • The Neverending Story (July 4, 1985)
  • Back to the Future (December 14, 1985)

Movies re-issued in theaters this year

North America

  • Fantasia (February 8, 1985)
  • Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (March 29, 1985)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (July 19, 1985)
  • Ghostbusters (August 23, 1985)
  • Gremlins (August 30, 1985)
  • 101 Dalmatians (December 20, 1985)

Japan

France

Australia

Movies aired on television this year

ABC

CBS

NBC

  • Dumbo (November 18, 1985)
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol (December 22, 1985)
  • Never Cry Wolf

(*) On pre-1985 broadcasts of this film, a few unimportant scenes were cut from the film when aired on television due to time constraints. From 1985 to 1990, the film was time-compressed; in other words, it was sped up a little bit for the same reason why the unimportant scenes were cut from the pre-1985 broadcasts.

Programs debuted on television this year

CBS

  • CBS Storybreak (March 30, 1985)

NBC

  • The Golden Girls (September 14, 1985)

Syndication

  • The Care Bears (September 14, 1985)

Programs airing new seasons this year

ABC

  • The Littles (Season 3) (September 14, 1985)

CBS

  • Press Your Luck
  • The Price is Right (Season 14) (September 9, 1985)

PBS

  • 3-2-1 Contact (Season 4) (September 23, 1985)
  • Reading Rainbow (July 1, 1985)
  • Sesame Street (Season 17) (November 18, 1985)

Syndication

Programs broadcasted in reruns this year

PBS

  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (1969-1975)

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 1) (September 14, 1985)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 2) (September 14, 1985)

Programs ended this year

ABC

  • Family Feud (1976-1985) (last episode aired on June 14, 1985; reruns ended on September 6)

PBS

  • The Electric Company (1975-1977)

VHS releases this year

Movies

Region 1 (North America)

  • Country (Q1 1985)
  • Ghostbusters (Q1 1985)
  • Gremlins (Q1 1985)
  • The Karate Kid (Q1 1985)
  • That Darn Cat (Q1 1985)
  • Summer Magic (Q1 1985)
  • Black Arrow (Q1 1985)
  • Love Leads the Way (Q1 1985)
  • Asterix the Gaul (Q1 1985)
  • Candleshoe (Q1 1985)
  • Asterix and Cleopatra
  • The Gnome Mobile (Q1 1985)
  • Mousercise (Q1 1985)
  • The Sword and the Rose
  • Never A Dull Moment
  • The Shaggy DA
  • Ben Vereen in Breakin Through (September 1985)
  • The Fabulous Fleischer Folio Volume 1 (Q1 1985)
  • The Fabulous Fleischer Folio Volume 2 (Q1 1985)
  • The Fabulous Fleischer Folio Volume 3 (July 16, 1985)
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics Vol. 11: The Continuing Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale, Featuring Donald Duck
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics Vol. 12: Disney's Tall Tales
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics - Limited Gold Edition II: Donald's Bee Pictures
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics - Limited Gold Edition II: The World According to Goofy
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics - Limited Gold Edition II: The Disney Dream Factory: 1933-1938
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics - Limited Gold Edition II: An Officer and a Duck
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics - Limited Gold Edition II: How the Best Was Won: 1933-1960
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics - Limited Gold Edition II: Life with Mickey!
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics - Limited Gold Edition II: From Pluto with Love
  • The Terminator (April 1985)
  • The Care Bears Movie (July 9, 1985)
  • Pinocchio (July 16, 1985)
  • Here Come the Littles (Q4 1985)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (October 1985)
  • Baby Secret of the Lost Legend (October 29, 1985)
  • The Three Lives of Thomasina (October 29, 1985)
  • The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (October 29, 1985)
  • The Barefoot Executive (October 29, 1985)
  • Now You See Him, Now You Don't (October 29, 1985)
  • Rob Roy the Highland Rogue (October 29, 1985)
  • Those Calloways (October 29, 1985)
  • Dumbo (November 6, 1985)
  • The Secret of El Zorro (November 19, 1985)
  • Zorro and the Mountain Man (November 19, 1985)
  • Zorro and the Mystery of Don Cabrillo (November 19, 1985)
  • The Vanishing Prairie (November 19, 1985)
  • Secrets of Life (November 19, 1985)
  • White Wilderness (November 19, 1985)
  • The Bears and I (November 19, 1985)
  • The Legend of Lobo (November 19, 1985)
  • Charlie the Lonesome Cougar (November 19, 1985)
  • The Dead Don't Dream (November 19, 1985)
  • The Small One (December 10, 1985)
  • Return to Oz (December 10, 1985)
  • The Mickey Mouse Club Volume 1 (December 10, 1985)
  • The Mickey Mouse Club Volume 2 (December 10, 1985)
  • The Mickey Mouse Club Volume 3 (December 10, 1985)
  • The Mickey Mouse Club Volume 4 (December 10, 1985)
  • The Mickey Mouse Club Volume 5 (December 10, 1985)

Region 2 (Japan)

  • Alice in Wonderland (February 21, 1985)
  • Mary Poppins (February 21, 1985)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (March 21, 1985)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (March 21, 1985)
  • Song of the South (March 21, 1985)
  • Fun and Fancy Free (April 21, 1985)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (May 21, 1985)
  • Dumbo (May 25, 1985)
  • The Three Caballeros (May 26, 1985)
  • The Black Hole (July 21, 1985)
  • The Incredible Journey (July 21, 1985)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (August 21, 1985)
  • Treasure Island (August 26, 1985)
  • Pete's Dragon (September 21, 1985)
  • Splash (September 21, 1985)
  • Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (October 21, 1985)
  • Make Mine Music (October 21, 1985)
  • Peter Pan (November 21, 1985)

Region 2 (UK)

  • Old Yeller (September 1985)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (September 1985)
  • Ghostbusters (November 1985)
  • Mary Poppins (December 1985)
  • Alice in Wonderland (December 1985)

TV Shows

Region 1 (North America)

  • The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss on the Loose
  • The Lorax and The Hoober-Bloob Highway
  • The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat and Pontoffel Pock
  • Halloween is Grinch Night
  • Kidsongs: A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm
  • SuperTed 2: The Further Adventures of SuperTed (Q1 1985)
  • SuperTed 3: The Adventure Continues (Q1 1985)
  • SuperTed 4: New Intergalactic Adventures (October 1985)
  • Paddington Bear Volumes (1-2) (Q1 1985)
  • Paddington Bear Volumes (3-4) (October 1985)

Region 2 (Japan)

  • Candy Candy: Vol. 1 (October 21, 1985)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks (November 22, 1985-)

Region 2 (UK)

  • Thomas & Friends Season 1 Vol. 1: Thomas and Gordon and Other Stories*
  • Thomas & Friends Season 1 Vol. 2: Troublesome Trucks and Other Stories*

(*) Distributed by Kaleidoscope Video.

VHS re-releases this year

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Q1 1985)
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang (Q1 1985)
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (Q1 1985)
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Q1 1985)
  • Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (Q1 1985)
  • Hot Lead Cold Feet (Q1 1985)
  • The Shaggy Dog (Q1 1985)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Q3 1985)
  • Pete's Dragon (November 6, 1985)
  • The Black Hole (November 6, 1985)
  • Herbie Rides Again (November 6, 1985)
  • Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (November 6, 1985)
  • Herbie Goes Bananas (November 6, 1985)
  • The Love Bug (November 6, 1985)
  • Mary Poppins (November 6, 1985)
  • Old Yeller (November 6, 1985)
  • The Gnome Mobile (November 6, 1985)
  • Darby O Gill and the Little People (November 6, 1985)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (November 6, 1985)
  • Tron (November 6, 1985)
  • Pollyanna (November 6, 1985)
  • Babes in Toyland (November 6, 1985)
  • Treasure Island (November 6, 1985)
  • Splash (November 6, 1985)
  • A Walt Disney Christmas (November 6, 1985)
  • A Disney Christmas Gift (November 6, 1985)
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol (November 6, 1985)

Logos introduced this year

  • Buena Vista Television - "Abstract Castle"
  • Touchstone Films - "Thunderball Snake" (August 9, 1985)
  • Touchstone Home Video - "Still Thunderball" (Q1 1985)
  • Walt Disney Home Video - "Walt Disney" (Japan) (February 21, 1985)
  • Walt Disney Pictures - "Magic Kingdom" (June 21, 1985)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures - "WB Shield" (VHS debut in early 1985)

Logos ended this year

  • Touchstone Films - Early "Thunderball" logos (March 22, 1985)
  • Warner Home Video - "The Big \\" (December 1985)

Video games released this year

Japan

  • Ice Climber (January 30, 1985)
  • Super Mario Bros. (September 13, 1985)
  • Bomberman (December 19, 1985)

North America

  • Donkey Kong Jr. Math (October 18, 1985)
  • Duck Hunt (October 18, 1985)
  • Ice Climber (October 18, 1985)
  • Super Mario Bros. (October 18, 1985)

(*) The Family Computer was renamed to the Nintendo Entertainment System for the U.S. market.

Albums released this year

  • The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP)
  • The Story of The Black Cauldron (LP)

Software released this year

  • Microsoft Windows 1.01 (November 20, 1985)

Vehicles introduced this year

  • 1986 Acura Integra
  • 1986 Acura Legend (4-door sedan only) (October 22, 1985)
  • 1985 BMW 635CSi
  • 1985 Cadillac DeVille
  • 1985 Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari
  • 1985 Dodge Lancer
  • 1986 Ford Aerostar (July 1985)
  • 1986 Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable (December 1985)
  • 1986 Honda Accord (June 4, 1985)
  • 1986 Honda Civic Si
  • 1986 Hyundai Excel
  • 1986 Jeep Comanche
  • 1986 Mazda 323
  • 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class (4-door sedan only)
  • 1985 Plymouth Caravelle
  • 1985 Pontiac Grand Am
  • 1985 Subaru XT (February 1985)
  • 1986 Toyota Celica (August 1985)
  • 1985 Volkswagen Jetta II

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