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1991 was the first year of the 20th century's last decade. Now debut of Sonic the Hedgehog

Movie trailers released this year

  • Hook (Teaser) (July 3, 1991)
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Teaser) (July 19, 1991)
  • Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (August 2, 1991)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Q3 1991)
  • Newsies (October 25, 1991)
  • Batman Returns (Teaser) (November 22, 1991)

Movies released in theaters this year

North America

  • White Fang (January 18, 1991)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (February 14, 1991)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (March 22, 1991)
  • Toy Soldiers (April 26, 1991)
  • What About Bob? (May 17, 1991)
  • Hudson Hawk (May 24, 1991)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (June 14, 1991)
  • The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (June 28, 1991)
  • Problem Child 2 (July 3, 1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (July 3, 1991)
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (July 19, 1991)
  • Rover Dangerfield (August 2, 1991)
  • Bingo (August 9, 1991)
  • Child's Play 3 (August 30, 1991)
  • Curly Sue (October 25, 1991)
  • Monster Land (November 15, 1991)
  • The Addams Family (November 22, 1991)
  • Beauty and the Beast (November 22, 1991)
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (November 22, 1991)
  • Hook (December 11, 1991)

Latin America

  • White Fang (June 27, 1991)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (July 4, 1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (August 8, 1991)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (November 28, 1991)
  • The Addams Family (December 25, 1991)

Brazil

  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (February 22, 1991)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (July 12, 1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (August 30, 1991)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (October 18, 1991)
  • Monster Land (December 13, 1991)
  • The Addams Family (December 20, 1991)

UK

  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (February 8, 1991)
  • White Fang (May 24, 1991)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (July 19, 1991)
  • Toy Soldiers (July 26, 1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (August 16, 1991)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (October 11, 1991)
  • The Addams Family (December 13, 1991)

France

  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (August 7, 1991)
  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (August 14, 1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (October 16, 1991)
  • White Fang (October 16, 1991)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (November 27, 1991)

Australia

  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (January 3, 1991)
  • White Fang (March 28, 1991)
  • Toy Soldiers (June 13, 1991)
  • Jetsons: The Movie (June 20, 1991)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (June 27, 1991)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (July 4, 1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (September 5, 1991)
  • The Addams Family (December 26, 1991)

Japan

  • Jetsons: The Movie (June 15, 1991)
  • Home Alone (June 22, 1991)
  • Here Come the Littles (July 13, 1991)
  • The Little Mermaid (July 20, 1991)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (July 27, 1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (August 24, 1991)
  • Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (September 14, 1991)
  • Brazil (September 21, 1991)
  • Toy Soldiers (September 28, 1991)
  • Rover Dangerfield (October 5, 1991)

South Korea

  • Goodfellas (February 14, 1991)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (June 28, 1991)
  • Home Alone (July 6, 1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (July 6, 1991)
  • The Little Mermaid (December 21, 1991)
  • Monster Land (December 28, 1991)

Hong Kong

  • The Little Mermaid (January 24, 1991)
  • Home Alone (February 14, 1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (August 1, 1991)

Republic of China (Taiwan)

  • Home Alone (February 2, 1991)

Thailand

  • Home Alone (March 23, 1991)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (June 23, 1991)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (July 14, 1991)
  • Jetsons: The Movie (July 21, 1991)
  • Toy Soldiers (July 28, 1991)

Portugal

Movies re-issued in theaters this year

North America

Japan

  • Dumbo (July 13, 1991)
  • 101 Dalmatians (July 20, 1991)

UK

France

  • Cinderella (April 17, 1991)

Australia

  • Cinderella (April 11, 1991)
  • Dumbo (May 16, 1991)

Brazil

  • Cinderella (July 5, 1991)

Portugal

Movies aired on television this year

ABC

  • The Barefoot Executive (1971) (May 26, 1991)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (December 22, 1991)

CBS

  • E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (November 28, 1991)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (November 26, 1991)
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol (December 13, 1991)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (November 12, 1991)
  • The Wizard of Oz (March 19 and November 27, 1991)*

Cinemax

  • The Godfather (April 25–26, 1991) (aired late at night)
  • The Goonies (April 5, and July 6 and 28, 1991)
  • Empire of the Sun (July 27, 1991)

Disney Channel

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (January 5, 1991)
  • Bambi (February 3 and 27, and March 2 and 4, 1991)
  • Benji the Hunted (March 23, 1991)
  • Perfect Harmony (March 31 and May 18, 1991)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1982) (April 25, 1991)
  • The Little Mermaid (May 5, 18 and 25, 1991)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (May 26, 1991)
  • The Boatniks (July 6, 1991)
  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (August 3, 1991)
  • Peter Pan (September 21–October 26, 1991)
  • Batman (November 23, 1991)
  • The Making of Beauty and the Beast (November 23, 1991)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (November 30, 1991)**
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol (December 14, 1991)

Family Channel

  • Swiss Family Robinson (July 28, 1991)

HBO

  • Lethal Weapon 2 (May 25, 1991)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (July 6 and 27, 1991)
  • Beetlejuice (August 2, 1991)
  • The Goonies (September 21 and 29, 1991)
  • Empire of the Sun (December 22, 1991)

NBC

  • Back to the Future Part III (November 17, 1991)
  • Good Morning, Vietnam (February 24, 1991)
  • Lethal Weapon (March 11, 1991)
  • The Sound of Music (December 23, 1991)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (February 22, 1991)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (March 18, 1991)

The Movie Channel

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (July 6, 1991)

Syndication

  • Jaws (April 24, 1991)
  • Scarface (November 18, 1991)

(*) Starting on March 19, 1991, the film aired on CBS with no cuts or time compression whatsoever. The soundtrack was also remastered in stereo using the CBS StereoSound system.

(**) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was first closed-captioned on this date.

Programs debuted on television this year

ABC

  • Home Improvement (September 17, 1991)

Family Channel

NBC

  • Super Mario World (September 14, 1991)

Nickelodeon

PBS

  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (September 30, 1991)

Syndication

  • Full House (Seasons 1-4) (September 23, 1991)

Programs airing new seasons this year

ABC

  • A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (Season 4) (August 3, 1991)
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Season 4) (September 7, 1991)
  • Full House (Season 5) (September 17, 1991)
  • Roseanne (Season 4) (September 17, 1991)
  • Family Matters (Season 3) (September 20, 1991)
  • America's Funniest Home Videos (Season 3) (September 22, 1991)

CBS

FOX

  • The Simpsons (Season 3) (September 19, 1991)*
  • High School Whenever (Season 2) (September 19, 1991)

NBC

  • Seinfeld (Season 2) (January 23, 1991)
  • Seinfeld (Season 3) (September 18, 1991)

PBS

  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Reading Rainbow (September 16, 1991)
  • Square One Television (Season 4) (September 30, 1991)
  • Sesame Street (Season 23) (November 11, 1991)
  • Shining Time Station (Season 2) (November 18, 1991)

TBS

  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers (Season 2) (September 14, 1991)

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 8) (September 2, 1991)**
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 9) (September 2, 1991)
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (Season 2) (September 16, 1991)

(*) All new episodes of The Simpsons aired with Dolby Surround encoded audio.

(**) A new grid set was also introduced during this season.

Programs broadcasted in reruns this year

Disney Channel

Family Channel

  • The Littles

NBC

  • Super Mario World (last episode aired on December 7, 1991)

Nickelodeon

PBS

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

USA Network

  • Press Your Luck

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 7) (September 7, 1991)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 8) (September 7, 1991)

(*) Further reruns of the first season used Season 2's Shining Time Station intro.

Programs ended this year

NBC

  • Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

Syndication

Anime released this year

  • Adventures of the Little Mermaid (February 2, 1991)

VHS trailers released this year

  • The Jungle Book (March 15, 1991)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (March 15, 1991)

VHS releases this year

Movies

Region 1 (North America)

  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (March 15, 1991)
  • Dreams (March 19, 1991)
  • Ghost (March 26, 1991)
  • The Jungle Book (May 3, 1991)
  • Peter and the Wolf (June 7, 1991)
  • The Prince and the Pauper (June 7, 1991)
  • Willie the Operatic Whale (June 7, 1991)
  • White Fang (June 12, 1991)
  • Goodfellas (June 18, 1991)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (July 12, 1991)
  • Home Alone (August 20, 1991)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (September 11, 1991)
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (September 11, 1991)
  • The Love Bug (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (September 11, 1991)
  • Old Yeller (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (September 11, 1991)
  • The Parent Trap (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (September 11, 1991)
  • Pollyanna (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (September 11,1991)
  • Treasure Island (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (September 11, 1991)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (September 20, 1991)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (October 1, 1991)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (October 29, 1991)
  • Fantasia (November 1, 1991)
  • The Little Engine That Could (November 19, 1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (December 10, 1991)

Region 2 (Japan)

Region 2 (UK)

  • Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Under the Sea (as Volume 2)
  • Disney's Sing-Along Songs: I Love to Laugh (as Volume 3)
  • The Little Engine That Could (January 1, 1991)
  • Dreams (March 12, 1991)
  • The Rescuers (April 3, 1991)
  • Home Alone (July 10, 1991)
  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (August 2, 1991)
  • Song of the South (September 16, 1991)
  • The Little Mermaid (November 15, 1991)
  • Fantasia (November 22, 1991)

Region 3 (South Korea)

  • Splash, Too (June 27, 1991)
  • The Little Engine That Could (July 9, 1991)
  • The Rescuers (July 30, 1991)
  • Home Alone (December 31, 1991)

TV Shows

Region 1 (North America)

  • Thomas & FriendsBetter Late Than Never and Other Stories (January 23, 1991)
  • Kidsongs: Very Silly Songs (January 1991)
  • Kidsongs: A Day of Fun
  • Barney and the Backyard Gang: Barney in Concert (July 29, 1991)
  • Barney and the Backyard Gang: Rock With Barney (October 20, 1991)
  • Sesame Street: Don't Cry, Big Bird
  • Sesame Street: Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game
  • Sesame Street: Ernie's Little Lie
  • Sing, Hoot & Howl with the Sesame Street Animals
  • Super Mario Bros. Super Show: Hooded Robin Plus Other Stories
  • Super Mario Bros. Super Show: Two Plumbers and a Baby
  • Super Mario Bros. Super Show: Robo Koopa

Region 2 (UK)

  • The Best of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (June 24, 1991)
  • Thomas & Friends Season 3 Vol. 1: Time for Trouble and Other Stories (November 11, 1991)
  • Thomas & Friends Season 3 Vol. 2: Trust Thomas and Other Stories (December 27, 1991)

Region 3 (Japan)

  • The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (September 15, 1991-)
  • The Care Bears Family (September 16, 1991-)

VHS re-releases this year

Movies

Region 1 (North America)

Region 2 (Japan)

  • Alice in Wonderland (March 15, 1991)
  • Peter Pan (June 21, 1991)
  • Pinocchio (July 28, 1991)
  • The Wizard of Oz (November 22, 1991)

TV Shows

  • The Cat in the Hat*
  • The Lorax*
  • Dr. Seuss on the Loose*
  • The Hoober-Bloob Highway*
  • Barney and the Backyard Gang: Waiting for Santa (October 20, 1991)

(*) Re-released by Fox Video.

VHS Tapes discontinued this year

  • The Wizard of Oz: 50th Anniversary Edition
  • The Little Mermaid (1990 VHS) (April 1, 1991)
  • Peter Pan (1990 VHS) (April 1, 1991)

Logos introduced this year

  • Connecticut Public Television - "Silver Circle"*
  • Fox Video - "CGI Searchlights" (August 1991)
  • Hollywood Pictures Home Video - "The Sphinx" (March 6, 1991)
  • Studio Ghibli - "Neighbor Totoro" (July 20, 1991)
  • Universal Television - "CGI Globe" (September 1991)
  • Walt Disney Home Video - "The Gold Logo" (Q4 1991)

(*) This logo appears at the very beginning of every Season 1 episode of Barney & Friends from TimeLife Video.

Logos updated this year

  • Hollywood Pictures - "The Sphinx" (February 1, 1991)
  • Universal Pictures - "1990s Globe" (May 15, 1991)*

(*) The words "75th Anniversary" are removed off the logo on all further movies from Universal Pictures.

Logos ended this year

  • KingWorld - "Stars and Stripes" (Q1 1991)
  • RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video - "Spinning Cube" (December 1991)
  • RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video
  • Universal Television - "Zooming Globe" (October 1991)
  • Walt Disney Home Video - "Sorcerer Mickey" (Q4 1991) (TV commercials only)

Video games unveiled this year

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Video games released this year

Japan

Family Computer (a.k.a. Famicom)

  • Yoshi (December 14, 1991)

Game Boy

  • Yoshi (December 14, 1991)

Super Famicom

  • Final Fantasy IV (July 19, 1991)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (November 21, 1991)

Sega Mega Drive

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (July 26, 1991)

Sega Game Gear

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (December 28, 1991)

North America

Nintendo Entertainment System

  • Monopoly (May 1991)

Game Boy

  • Metroid II: Return of Samus (November 1991)

Super NES

  • Super Mario World (August 13, 1991)
  • F-Zero (August 13, 1991)

Sega Genesis

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (June 23, 1991)

Sega Master System

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (October 25, 1991)

Sega Game Gear

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (December 31, 1991)

Europe

Nintendo Entertainment System

Game Boy

  • Dr. Mario (April 30, 1991)

Sega Genesis

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (July 10, 1991)

Sega Master System

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (October 25, 1991)

Sega Game Gear

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (December 31, 1991)

South Korea

  • Dr. Mario (June 23, 1991)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (June 23, 1991)

Australia:

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (June 23, 1991)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (August 2, 1991)

Video games discontinued this year

  • Super Mario Bros. + Duck Hunt + World Class Track Meet
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA)

Books released this year

  • Super Mario Bros. Meet the Koopa Kids (July 15, 1991)
  • Disney Classic Storybooks: Beauty and the Beast (November 1991)

Albums released this year

  • Super Mario World (February 25, 1991)
  • Brand New Man (August 13, 1991)
  • Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (October 29, 1991)
  • Hook: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (November 26, 1991)

Software released this year

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS 7.0 (May 13, 1991)
  • MS-DOS 5.0 (June 11, 1991)
  • Windows 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions (October 20, 1991)*

PC Components

  • QuickTime 1.0 (December 2, 1991)

(*) Also introduced was support for CD-ROM drives and SoundBlaster sound cards.

Vehicles introduced this year

  • 1992 Acura Vigor (June 1991)
  • 1992 Audi S4 (August 1991)
  • 1991 BMW 325i
  • 1991 BMW 850i
  • 1991 Buick Century Special (4-door sedan only)
  • 1992 Buick LeSabre
  • 1991 Buick Roadmaster (4-door station wagon only)
  • 1992 Cadillac Eldorado
  • 1992 Cadillac Seville
  • 1991 Chevrolet Caprice
  • 1991 Chevrolet Lumina Z34
  • 1991 Dodge Daytona IROC
  • 1992 Eagle Talon
  • 1992 Ford Crown Victoria (March 1991)
  • 1991 Geo Metro LSi
  • 1992 Honda Accord (Q4 1991)
  • 1991 Honda Accord (4-door station wagon)
  • 1992 Honda Civic (September 10, 1991)
  • 1992 Honda Prelude (September 19, 1991)
  • 1992 Hyundai Elantra
  • 1991 Hyundai Scoupe
  • 1991 Infiniti M30 (2-door convertible)
  • 1991 Infiniti Q45 A
  • 1991 Isuzu Stylus
  • 1992 Isuzu Trooper
  • 1992 Lexus ES 300 (September 1991)
  • 1992 Lexus SC 300/400 (June 1, 1991)
  • 1991 Lincoln Continental Executive
  • 1992 Mazda 929 (June 1991)
  • 1992 Mazda MX-3 (September 1991)
  • 1991 Mazda Navajo
  • 1992 Mercedes-Benz 400-Class
  • 1992 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (August 6, 1991)
  • 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis
  • 1992 Mitsubishi Diamante
  • 1991 Nissan NX
  • 1991 Nissan Sentra
  • 1992 Oldsmobile Achieva
  • 1991 Oldsmobile Bravada
  • 1992 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight Royale
  • 1991 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight
  • 1992 Pontiac Bonneville
  • 1992 Pontiac Firebird
  • 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • 1992 Saab 9000 CD
  • 1992 Subaru Legacy
  • 1992 Subaru SVX (July 1991)
  • 1991 Suzuki Samurai JL
  • 1992 Suzuki Swift
  • 1992 Toyota 4Runner
  • 1992 Toyota Camry (September 9, 1991)
  • 1992 Toyota Paseo
  • 1992 Volvo 960 (August 12, 1991)

Vehicles discontinued this year

  • Audi 200
  • Buick LeSabre (2-door coupe only)
  • Buick Reatta
  • Dodge Monaco/Eagle Premier (December 17, 1991 for the 1992 model year)
  • Ford Country Squire
  • Honda Civic (4-door station wagon)
  • Hyundai Excel GLS
  • Isuzu Trooper XS
  • Jeep Wagoneer
  • Lexus ES 250
  • Mercedes-Benz 560-Class
  • Oldsmobile Calais (April 26, 1991)
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera (2-door coupe only)
  • Oldsmobile Eighty Eight (2-door coupe only)
  • Pontiac 6000
  • Porsche 944
  • Subaru XT

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