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1990 was the first year of the 1990s. Television debut in Tiny Toon Adventures

Movie trailers released this year

  • Dick Tracy (March 30, 1990)
  • Home Alone (Teaser) (June 14, 1990)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (August 3, 1990)
  • Home Alone (Q3 1990)
  • Problem Child 2 (Teaser) (November 16, 1990)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Teaser) (November 16, 1990)
  • Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (Teaser) (November 16, 1990)

Movies released in theaters this year

North America

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (March 30, 1990)
  • Bird on a Wire (May 18, 1990)
  • Back to the Future Part III (May 25, 1990)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (June 15, 1990)
  • Dick Tracy (June 14, 1990)
  • Jetsons: The Movie (July 6, 1990)
  • Ghost (July 13, 1990)
  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (August 3, 1990)
  • Dreams (August 24, 1990)
  • Goodfellas (September 19, 1990)
  • Home Alone (November 16, 1990)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (November 16, 1990)

Latin America

  • Back to the Future Part III (July 5, 1990)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (July 12, 1990)
  • Dead Poets Society (August 30, 1990)
  • Ghost (October 4, 1990)
  • Goodfellas (November 15, 1990)
  • Home Alone (December 20, 1990)

Brazil

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (January 18, 1990)
  • Dead Poets Society (February 28, 1990)
  • Back to the Future Part III (August 3, 1990)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (September 28, 1990)
  • Ghost (November 1, 1990)
  • Goodfellas (December 1990)
  • Home Alone (December 21, 1990)

UK

  • Dreams (May 25, 1990)
  • Back to the Future Part III (July 11, 1990)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (July 27, 1990)
  • Ghost (October 5, 1990)
  • The Little Mermaid (October 12, 1990)
  • Jetsons: The Movie (October 19, 1990)
  • Goodfellas (October 26, 1990)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (November 30, 1990)
  • Home Alone (December 7, 1990)

France

  • Dead Poets Society (January 17, 1990)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (February 7, 1990)
  • Dreams (May 11, 1990)
  • The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (May 18, 1990)
  • Back to the Future Part III (July 18, 1990)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (August 22, 1990)
  • Goodfellas (September 12, 1990)
  • Ghost (November 7, 1990)
  • Home Alone (December 19, 1990)

Australia

  • Back to the Future Part III (June 28, 1990)
  • The Little Mermaid (July 5, 1990)
  • The Wizard (July 5, 1990)
  • Dreams (September 6, 1990)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (September 20, 1990)
  • Goodfellas (October 18, 1990)
  • Ghost (October 25, 1990)
  • Home Alone (December 13, 1990)

Japan

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (March 17, 1990)
  • Dead Poets Society (March 24, 1990)
  • Dreams (May 25, 1990)
  • The Terminator (June 23, 1990)
  • Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (June 23, 1990)
  • Back to the Future Part III (July 7, 1990)
  • Oliver & Company (July 21, 1990)
  • Howard the Duck (July 28, 1990)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (August 4, 1990)
  • Ghost (September 15, 1990)
  • Goodfellas (October 13, 1990)
  • The Care Bears Movie (December 15, 1990)

South Korea

  • Back to the Future Part II (January 13, 1990)
  • Lethal Weapon 2 (February 24, 1990)
  • Dead Poets Society (May 19, 1990)
  • Back to the Future Part III (July 14, 1990)
  • Ghostbusters II (July 21, 1990)
  • Ghost (November 24, 1990)
  • Jetsons: The Movie (December 15, 1990)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (December 22, 1990)

People's Republic of China

Hong Kong

  • Ghostbusters II (January 4, 1990)
  • Oliver & Company (January 18, 1990)
  • Back to the Future Part II (March 1, 1990)
  • My Science Project (July 26, 1990)
  • Back to the Future Part III (August 23, 1990)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (September 20, 1990)
  • Ghost (October 18, 1990)
  • Goodfellas (November 1, 1990)

Portugal

  • Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (November 2, 1990)
  • The Little Mermaid (December 21, 1990)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (December 28, 1990)

Movies re-issued in theaters this year

North America

Latin America

  • Fantasia (December 6, 1990)

Brazil

UK

  • Fantasia (December 26, 1990)

France

  • Fantasia (June 20, 1990)

Australia

  • The Brave Little Toaster (August 2, 1990)
  • Pinocchio (October 4, 1990)
  • Fantasia (November 15, 1990)
  • Melody Time (November 22, 1990)
  • The Rescuers (December 13, 1990)

Japan

Portugal

Short films released in theaters this year

  • The Prince and the Pauper (November 16, 1990)

Movies aired on television this year

ABC

  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills (April 1, 1990)
  • The Golden Child (December 23, 1990)

CBS

  • Beetlejuice (October 30, 1990)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (May 8, 1990)
  • The Wizard of Oz (February 20, 1990)
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic (February 20, 1990)

NBC

  • Back to the Future (December 16, 1990)
  • The Goonies (February 18 and September 2, 1990)
  • Gremlins (June 10, 1990)
  • Lethal Weapon (February 4, 1990)
  • Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (January 21, 1990)

Programs debuted on television this year

ABC

  • Super Jeopardy! (June 16, 1990)

FOX

  • High School Whenever (October 4, 1990)

NBC

  • Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (September 8, 1990)

PBS

TBS

  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers (September 15, 1990)

Syndication

Programs airing new seasons this year

ABC

  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Season 3) (August 18, 1990)
  • A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (Season 3) (September 8, 1990)
  • America's Funniest Home Videos (Season 2) (September 16, 1990)
  • Roseanne (Season 3) (September 18, 1990)
  • Family Matters (Season 2) (September 21, 1990)
  • Full House (Season 4) (September 21, 1990)

CBS

FOX

NBC

  • Seinfeld (Season 1, continued) (ended on June 21, 1990)

PBS

  • Square One Television (Season 3) (January 15, 1990)
  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Reading Rainbow (September 10, 1990)
  • Sesame Street (Season 22) (November 12, 1990)

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 7) (September 3, 1990)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 8) (September 3, 1990)

Programs broadcasted in reruns this year

Disney Channel

  • The Kidsongs TV Show

Family Channel

  • The Littles

NBC

  • Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (last episode aired on December 1, 1990)

Nickelodeon

PBS

  • 3-2-1 Contact
  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (1969-1975)
  • Shining Time Station (Season 1)

USA Network

  • Press Your Luck

Syndication

Programs ended this year

ABC

  • Super Jeopardy! (September 8, 1990)

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 5) (September 1, 1990)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 6) (September 1, 1990)
  • DuckTales (November 28, 1990)

Anime released this year

  • Samurai Pizza Cats (February 1, 1990) (54 episodes; last aired on February 12, 1991)
  • Transformers: Zone (July 21, 1990)

VHS releases this year

Movies

Region 1 (North America)

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Q1 1990)
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (February 13, 1990)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (March 16, 1990)
  • Dead Poets Society (March 30, 1990)
  • The Little Mermaid (May 18, 1990)
  • Cheetah (July 24, 1990)
  • Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Under the Sea (August 14, 1990)
  • Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun (August 14, 1990)
  • Peter Pan (September 21, 1990)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (October 19, 1990)
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Volumes 13-14 (October 19, 1990)
  • Back to the Future Part III (November 6, 1990)
  • Disney's Sing-Along Songs: I Love to Laugh (December 28, 1990)

Region 2 (Japan)

  • Robin Hood (January 25, 1990)
  • Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (April 25, 1990)
  • Bongo (September 21, 1990)
  • Lady and the Tramp (September 21, 1990)
  • Mickey and the Beanstalk (September 21, 1990)
  • The Sword in the Stone (September 21, 1990)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (October 21, 1990)
  • A Walt Disney Christmas (November 21, 1990)
  • Dreams (November 22, 1990)

Region 2 (UK)

Region 3 (South Korea)

  • Splash (August 1990)
  • Mary Poppins (September 25, 1990)
  • Dead Poets Society (December 1990)

Region 4 (Australia)

  • Rankiss/Bass' Wind in the Willows (November 22, 1990)
  • Lady and the Tramp (December 15, 1990)

TV Shows

Region 1 (North America)

Region 2 (UK)

  • Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends: Bumper Special (September 10, 1990)

Region 3 (Japan)

  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show (September 14, 1990-)
  • The Care Bears (September 15, 1990-)
  • Thomas & Friends (November 4, 1990-)

VHS re-releases this year

Movies

Region 1 (North America)

(*) This year marked the last time these movies were re-released.

(**) Also available in a 3-tape box set.

Region 2 (Japan)

  • Dumbo (March 27, 1990)
  • Mary Poppins (June 25, 1990)
  • Alice in Wonderland (July 13, 1990)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (November 21, 1990)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (November 21, 1990)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (November 21, 1990)
  • Peter Pan (December 31, 1990)

TV Shows

  • Barney and the Backyard Gang: The Backyard Show (June 8, 1990)
  • Barney and the Backyard Gang: Three Wishes (June 8, 1990)
  • Barney and the Backyard Gang: A Day at the Beach (June 8, 1990)
  • Kidsongs: A Day at Old MacDonald's Farm
  • Kidsongs: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
  • Kidsongs: Good Night, Sleep Tight
  • Kidsongs: Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes
  • Kidsongs: Home on the Range (formerly Sing Out, America!)
  • Kidsongs: A Day with the Animals
  • Kidsongs: What I Want to Be!
  • Kidsongs: Let's Play Ball (formerly The Wonderful World of Sports)
  • Kidsongs: A Day at the Circus

VHS Tapes discontinued this year

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1986 VHS)
  • The Absent-Minded Professor (1986 VHS)
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang (1985 VHS)
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1985 VHS)
  • Bambi (1989 VHS)
  • The Black Hole (1985 VHS)
  • Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1985 VHS)
  • Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1986 VHS)
  • Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1986 VHS)
  • Herbie Rides Again (1985 VHS)
  • Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1985 VHS)
  • Herbie Goes Bananas (1985 VHS)
  • The Love Bug (1985 VHS)
  • Old Yeller (1986 VHS)
  • The Parent Trap (1986 VHS)
  • Pollyanna (1986 VHS)
  • The Shaggy Dog (1985 VHS)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (1986 VHS)
  • Treasure Island (1986 VHS)

Logos introduced this year

  • Buena Vista Television - "Abstract Castle II"
  • Hollywood Pictures - "The Sphinx" (July 18, 1990)
  • KingWorld - "The Spotlights" (Q4 1990)
  • MCA/Universal Home Video - "MCA Globe" (May 1990)
  • Universal Pictures - "1990s Globe" (May 25, 1990)*
  • Viacom - "Wigga-Wigga" (January 1990)

(*) For the logo's first year, the words "75th Anniversary" appear on top of the logo.

Logos updated this year

  • DiC Entertainment - "Kid in Bed" (September 1990)
  • Walt Disney Pictures - "Magic Kingdom" (August 1990)*
  • Warner Bros. Pictures - "WB Shield" (June 15, 1990)**
  • Warner Bros. Television - "WB Shield" (Q3 1990)**
  • Warner Home Video - "Cheesy Shield" (Q3 1990)**

(*) The semi-circular line does not touch the tip of the "W" in "Walt Disney" beginning in 1990.

(**) With Warner Communications now defunct, Warner Bros. has since then become a Time Warner company.

Logos ended this year

  • MCA Home Video - "The Gold MCA" (April 1990)
  • Universal Pictures - "Zooming Globe" (April 1990)
  • Viacom - "V of Steel"

Video games unveiled this year

  • Dr. Mario
  • F-Zero*
  • Super Mario World*

(*) Yoshi, a new Mario character, and Captain Falcon, another new Nintendo character, are introduced.

Video games released this year

Japan

Family Computer (a.k.a. Famicom)

  • Dr. Mario (July 27, 1990)

Game Boy

  • Dr. Mario (July 27, 1990)

Super Famicom

  • Super Mario World (November 21, 1990)
  • F-Zero (November 21, 1990)
  • Gradius III (December 21, 1990)

North America

Nintendo Entertainment System

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (February 12, 1990)
  • Jeopardy!: 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Wheel of Fortune: Family Edition
  • Dr. Mario (October 1990)
  • Super Mario Bros. + Duck Hunt + World Class Track Meet (December 1990)

Game Boy

  • Dr. Mario (December 1990)

Europe

  • Super Mario Land (September 28, 1990)

South Korea

Hyundai Comboy (NES)

  • Super Mario Bros. 3

Mini Comboy (Game Boy)

  • Super Mario Land

Books released this year

  • Disney Classic Storybooks: The Rescuers Down Under (November 1990)

Albums released this year

  • The Jungle Book: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD)
  • Home Alone: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD)

Software released this year

  • Windows 3.0 (May 22, 1990)

Vehicles introduced this year

  • 1991 Acura Legend (October 24, 1990)
  • 1991 Acura NSX
  • 1991 Alfa Romeo 164
  • 1991 BMW 318i
  • 1990 Buick Century Limited (4-door station wagon)
  • 1991 Buick Park Avenue
  • 1990 Buick Reatta (2-door convertible)
  • 1990 Buick Regal (4-door sedan)
  • 1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ
  • 1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
  • 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • 1990 Chrysler Imperial
  • 1990 Dodge Monaco
  • 1991 Dodge Stealth
  • 1990 Eagle Summit ES
  • 1991 Ford Escort (April 1990)
  • 1991 Ford Explorer (March 1990)
  • 1990 Geo Metro XFi
  • 1990 Geo Storm
  • 1990 Honda Civic EX
  • 1991 Infiniti G20 (July 10, 1990)
  • 1991 Isuzu Rodeo
  • 1991 Lincoln Town Car Executive
  • 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class (2-door convertible)
  • 1991 Mercury Capri
  • 1991 Mercury Tracer
  • 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT
  • 1990 Mitsubishi Galant GSX
  • 1990 Mitsubishi Montero RS
  • 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (2-door convertible and 4-door sedan)
  • 1990 Pontiac Sunbird LE (2-door convertible)
  • 1991 Saturn S-Series
  • 1990 Suzuki Swift (GA, GS and GT)
  • 1990 Suzuki Sidekick (JLX, JS and JX)
  • 1991 Toyota MR2
  • 1991 Toyota Previa (March 1990)
  • 1991 Volvo 940

Vehicles discontinued this year

  • Chevrolet Camaro IROC
  • Chevrolet Celebrity
  • Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon
  • Nissan Pulsar
  • Nissan Sentra (4-door station wagon)
  • Volvo 760/780

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