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1992 was the year when the Kirby series began and the first appearance of Mario's greedy arch-rival, Wario.


Movie trailers released this year

  • Newsies (March 27, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (April 24, 1992)
  • Aladdin (June 19, July 17, August 21, October 2 and 30, 1992)
  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (October 2, 1992)
  • Groundhog Day (Teaser) (October 2, 1992)
  • The Secret Garden (Teaser) (November 13, 1992)
  • Super Mario Bros. (Teaser) (November 25, 1992)
  • Jurassic Park (Teaser) (November 25, 1992)
  • Cliffhanger (Teaser) (November 25, 1992)
  • Last Action Hero (Teaser) (December 11, 1992)
  • Dennis the Menace (Teaser) (December 11, 1992)
  • Sleepless in Seattle (Teaser) (December 11, 1992)

Movies released in theaters this year

North America

  • Radio Flyer (February 21, 1992)
  • Ladybugs (March 27, 1992)
  • The Cutting Edge (March 27, 1992)
  • Rock A Doodle (April 3, 1992)
  • Beethoven (April 3, 1992)
  • Newsies (April 10, 1992)
  • Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (April 10, 1992)
  • The Babe (April 17, 1992)
  • Encino Man (May 22, 1992)
  • Far And Away (May 22, 1992)
  • Sister Act (June 19, 1992)
  • Housesitter (June 19, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (June 19, 1992)
  • A League Of Their Own (July 1, 1992)
  • Cool World (July 10, 1992)
  • Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (July 17, 1992)
  • Bebe Kids (July 31, 1992)
  • Stay Tuned (August 27, 1992)
  • Little Nemo Adventures In Slumberland (August 21, 1992)
  • Captain Ron (September 18, 1992)
  • The Mighty Ducks (October 2, 1992)
  • Hero (October 2, 1992)
  • A River Runs Through It (October 9, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (November 20, 1992)
  • Aladdin (November 25, 1992)
  • The Bodyguard (November 25, 1992)
  • Jack the Ball 2 (November 25, 1992)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (December 11, 1992)
  • A Few Good Men (December 11, 1992)

Latin America

  • Hook (January 16, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (July 9, 1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (July 9, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (December 25, 1992)
  • Jack the Ball 2 (December 25, 1992)

Brazil

  • White Fang (January 17, 1992)
  • Hook (April 24, 1992)
  • The Babe (June 19, 1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (July 10, 1992)
  • Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (July 24, 1992)
  • Bebe Kids (September 18, 1992)
  • Cool World (October 2, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (October 9, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (December 18, 1992)

UK

  • Hook (April 10, 1992)
  • The Babe (May 15, 1992)
  • Monster Land (June 19, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (July 10, 1992)
  • Cool World (July 31, 1992)
  • Beethoven (July 24, 1992)
  • Bebe Kids (October 2, 1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (October 9, 1992)
  • The Mighty Ducks (November 13, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (December 11, 1992)

France

  • Hook (April 1, 1992)
  • The Addams Family (April 15, 1992)
  • Beethoven (June 24, 1992)
  • The Wizard (June 24, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (July 15, 1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (October 21, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (December 16, 1992)
  • Bebe Kids (December 23, 1992)

Australia

  • Hook (March 26, 1992)
  • Beethoven (April 9, 1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (April 14, 1992)
  • Monster Land (June 19, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (June 19, 1992)
  • The Babe (July 9, 1992)
  • Cool World (July 30, 1992)
  • Bebe Kids (November 5, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (December 10, 1992)
  • The Mighty Ducks (December 17, 1992)

Japan

  • Hook (June 6, 1992)
  • The Transformers: The Movie (June 13, 1992)
  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (June 20, 1992)
  • Legends (June 27, 1992)
  • The Babe (July 4, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (July 11, 1992)
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (July 18, 1992)
  • White Fang (August 15, 1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (October 10, 1992)
  • The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (October 31, 1992)
  • The Wizard (November 24, 1992)
  • Bebe Kids (November 24, 1992)
  • Monster Land (November 24, 1992)
  • Beethoven (December 5, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (December 19, 1992)
  • Cool World (December 26, 1992)

South Korea

  • Hook (June 20, 1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (July 4, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (July 11, 1992)
  • Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (September 17, 1992)
  • Peter Pan (December 18, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (December 18, 1992)
  • Jack the Ball 2 (December 25, 1992)

Hong Kong

  • The Rescuers Down Under (January 9, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (July 16, 1992)
  • Monster Land (July 23, 1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (August 20, 1992)
  • Cool World (December 10, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (December 17, 1992)

Republic of China (Taiwan)

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (December 24, 1992)

Portugal

  • The Babe (July 10, 1992)
  • Bebe Kids (December 11, 1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (December 18, 1992)
  • Jack the Ball 2 (December 25, 1992)

Movies re-issued in theaters this year

North America

Latin America

Brazil

  • Pinocchio (August 21, 1992)

UK

France

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (February 12, 1992)
  • Peter Pan (July 8, 1992)

Australia

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (April 9, 1992)
  • The Brave Little Toaster (June 19, 1992)
  • Dumbo (June 19, 1992)
  • Peter Pan (September 17, 1992)

Japan

Movies aired on television this year

ABC

  • Back to the Future Part II (May 3 and October 25, 1992)
  • Ghostbusters (September 12, 1992)
  • Ghostbusters 2 (February 16, 1992)
  • Lethal Weapon (March 9, 1992)

CBS

  • Dead Poets Society (January 3, 1992)
  • White Fang (January 4, 1992)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (March 7, 1992)
  • Batman (April 29, 1992)

Cinemax

  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (March 7, 1992)
  • Home Alone (March 21 and July 3, 1992)

Disney Channel

  • The Prince and the Pauper (January 18, 1992)
  • Return to Snowy River (February 1, 1992)
  • Kidnapped (February 1, 1992)
  • Cheetah (March 7, 1992)
  • The Jungle Book (May 3, 1992)
  • The Absent-Minded Professor (May 29, 1992)
  • The Goonies (June 6, July 8 and 16, and December 4 and 26, 1992)
  • The Parent Trap (1961) (September 12, 1992)
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (September 12, 1992)
  • The Black Hole (September 26, 1992)
  • The Monkey's Uncle (October 11, 1992)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (November 21, 1992)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (November 21, 1992)

HBO

  • Home Alone (March 10, June 7, August 30 and October 3, 1992)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (October 5, 1992)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (October 7, 1992)

Lifetime

  • Empire of the Sun (April 28 and August 14, 1992)

The Movie Channel

  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (December 6, 1992)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (December 7, 1992)

NBC

  • Good Morning, Vietnam (February 3, 1992)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (May 21, 1992)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (June 28, 1992)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (June 29, 1992)

Showtime

  • The Golden Child (February 1, 1992) (aired twice)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (September 26, 1992)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (September 27, 1992)

Syndication

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (September 26, 1992)
  • Scarface (November 18–19, 1992)
Specials aired on television this year

CBS

  • Holiday Greetings from The Ed Sullivan Show (December 20, 1992)

Programs debuted on television this year

Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network launched as a cable network on October 1, 1992.

CBS

  • The Little Mermaid (September 11, 1992)

FOX

Family Channel

PBS

  • Lamb Chop's Play-Along (January 13, 1992)
  • Barney & Friends (June 19, 1992)
  • Ghostwriter (October 4, 1992)

Programs airing new seasons this year

ABC

  • Roseanne (Season 5) (September 15, 1992)
  • Home Improvement (Season 2) (September 16, 1992)
  • Family Matters (Season 4) (September 18, 1992)
  • America's Funniest Home Videos (Season 4) (September 20, 1992)
  • Full House (Season 6) (September 22, 1992)

CBS

FOX

  • The Simpsons (Season 4) (September 24, 1992)
  • High School Whenever (Season 3) (September 24, 1992)

NBC

  • Seinfeld (Season 4) (August 12, 1992)

Nickelodeon

PBS

  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (Season 2) (September 8, 1992)
  • Square One Television (Season 5) (September 21, 1992)
  • Reading Rainbow (October 5, 1992)
  • Sesame Street (Season 24) (November 9, 1992)*

TBS

  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers (Season 3) (September 12, 1992)

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 9) (September 7, 1992)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 10) (September 7, 1992)

(*) All further episodes of Sesame Street were presented with Stereo sound.

Programs broadcasted in reruns this year

ABC

Disney Channel

  • The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat
  • Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?
  • Halloween is Grinch Night

Family Channel

Nickelodeon

PBS

  • Barney & Friends (Season 1) (June 19, 1992)
  • Lamb Chop's Play-Along (January 13, 1992)
  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (1969-1975)
  • Shining Time Station (Seasons 1-2)

USA Network

  • Press Your Luck

Syndication

  • Full House (Seasons 1-5)
  • Jeopardy! (Season 8) (September 12, 1992)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 9) (September 12, 1992)

Programs ended this year

Disney Channel

  • The Kidsongs Television Show

NBC

  • The Cosby Show (last episode aired on April 30, 1992)
  • The Golden Girls (last episode aired on May 9, 1992)
  • Super Mario World (July 25, 1992)

Nickelodeon

  • Inspector Gadget (September 4, 1992)

PBS

  • 3-2-1 Contact (October 6, 1992)

Syndication

  • Tiny Toon Adventures (September 5, 1992)
  • Jeopardy! (Season 7) (September 5, 1992)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 8) (September 5, 1992)

Anime released this year

  • Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (March 7, 1992)

VHS trailers released this year

  • Beauty and the Beast (June 19, 1992)
  • Disney Sing Along Songs Promo (June 19, 1992)
  • 101 Dalmatians (June 19, 1992)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (June 19, 1992)
  • The Rescuers (August 21, 1992)
  • Pinocchio (October 30, 1992)

VHS releases this year

Movies

Region 1 (North America)

  • The Absent-Minded Professor (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (January 5, 1992)
  • Darby O'Gill and the Little People (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (January 5, 1992)
  • Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (January 5, 1992)
  • Escape to Witch Mountain (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (January 5, 1992)
  • Herbie Rides Again (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (January 5, 1992)
  • The Shaggy Dog (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (January 5, 1992)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection) (January 5, 1992)
  • Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (January 22, 1992)
  • The Rocketeer (February 6, 1992)
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Everything Coming Up Roses (February 27, 1992)
  • Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Be Our Guest (June 19, 1992)
  • 101 Dalmatians (July 17, 1992)
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics Special Edition: Fun on the Job! (July 17, 1992)
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics Special Edition: The Goofy World of Sports (July 17, 1992)
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics Special Edition: Happy Summer Days (July 17, 1992)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (August 21, 1992)
  • Hook (July 22, 1992)
  • Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (August 26, 1992)
  • The Rescuers (September 18, 1992)
  • Beethoven (October 1992)
  • Newsies (October 14, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (October 21, 1992)
  • Beauty and the Beast (October 30, 1992)
  • Sister Act (November 20, 1992)

Region 2 (Japan)

  • Home Alone (January 31, 1992)
  • The Little Mermaid (March 21, 1992)
  • Song of the South (August 21, 1992)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (September 21, 1992)
  • Cinderella (October 21, 1992)
  • Batman Returns (December 3, 1992)
  • Hook (December 21, 1992)

Region 2 (UK)

Region 3 (South Korea)

  • Perfect Harmony (January 13, 1992)
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics series (Q4 1992)

TV Shows

Region 1 (North America)

Region 2 (UK)

  • Thomas & Friends Season 3 Vol. 3: Escape and Other Stories (September 14, 1992)

Region 3 (Japan):

  • Tiny Toon Adventures (June 19, 1992-)
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers (July 10, 1992-)
  • Super Mario World (September 18, 1992-)
  • TUGS (September 18, 1992-)
  • The Simpsons (September 19, 1992-)
  • TaleSpin (October 3, 1992-)

VHS re-releases this year

Movies

Region 1 (North America)

  • Benji the Hunted (Q1 1992)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (Q1 1992)
  • Return to Oz (Q1 1992)
  • The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (April 21, 1992)*
  • Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (April 21, 1992)*
  • Halloween is Grinch Night (April 21, 1992)*
  • So Dear to My Heart (September 18, 1992)

(*) Re-released by Random House Home Video.

Region 2 (Japan)

  • The Goonies (March 21, 1992)
  • Peter Pan (May 15, 1992)
  • Empire of the Sun (May 22, 1992)
  • Melody Time (June 19, 1992)

Region 2 (UK)

  • Thomas & Friends Season 2 Vol. 1: Percy and the Signal and Other Stories (October 5, 1992)
  • Thomas & Friends Season 2 Vol. 2: The Runaway and Other Stories (October 5, 1992)
  • Thomas & Friends Season 2 Vol. 3: Ghost Train and Other Stories (October 5, 1992)

TV Shows

Region 1 (USA)

Region 2 (UK)

  • Thomas and Friends Season 4 (June 11, 1992-November 23, 1992)

Region 3 (Japan)

(*) The first three titles -- The Backyard Show, Three Wishes, and A Day at the Beach -- were never re-released again after this date.

VHS Tapes discontinued this year

Movies

TV Shows

  • All Super Mario Bros. Super Show videos

Logos introduced this year

  • 20th Television - "CGI Searchlights" (September 18, 1992)
  • Barney Home Video (September 2, 1992)
  • Columbia Pictures Television - "90s Torch Lady" (August 1, 1992)``
  • Columbia Tristar Home Video - "Split Rectangle" (January 1, 1992)
  • Columbia Tristar Home Video - "The First Boxes" (September 18, 1992)
  • Tristar Television - "CGI Pegasus" (September 19, 1992)``
  • Walt Disney Home Video - "The Korean Castle" (December 31, 1992) (South Korea only)
  • Warner Bros. Family Entertainment (September 12, 1992)

Logos updated this year

  • Merv Griffin Enterprises (September 7, 1992)``
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - "Leo the Lion C"*
  • Walt Disney Home Video - "The Gold Logo" (June 19, 1992)#
  • Warner Bros. Pictures - "WB Shield" (November 25, 1992)`
  • Warner Bros. Television - "WB Shield"` (April 6, 1992)
  • Walt Disney Classics - "Black Diamond C" (July 17, 1992)**

(*) The "MGM/UA Communcations" byline is removed from the logo.

(**) The previous version of this logo is featured on some copies of the 1992 VHS of 101 Dalmatians.

(#) The blue background mainly appears on live action films.

(`) The Warner Bros. logo now has the byline "A Time Warner Entertainment Company".

(``) These companies are now affiliations of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Logos ended this year

  • 20th Television Fox - "The Searchlights" (November 29, 1992)
  • Columbia Pictures Television - "80s Torch Lady"
  • Columbia Tristar Home Video - "Split Rectangle" (August 1992)

Video games unveiled this year

  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Star Fox*
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins*

(*)Wario, a new character is introduced to the Mario series and four new Nintendo characters, Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Slippy Toad and Peppy Hare are introduced.

Video games released this year

Japan

Family Computer (a.k.a. Famicom)

  • Super Mario USA (September 14, 1992)
  • Yoshi's Cookie (November 21, 1992)

Game Boy

  • Metroid II: Return of Samus (January 1992)
  • Kirby's Dream Land (April 27, 1992)
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (October 21, 1992)
  • Yoshi's Cookie (November 21, 1992)

Super Famicom

  • Mario Paint (July 14, 1992)
  • Super Mario Kart (August 27, 1992)

Sega Mega Drive

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (November 21, 1992)

Sega Game Gear

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (November 21, 1992)

North America

Nintendo Entertainment System

  • Yoshi (June 1992)

Game Boy

  • Yoshi (July 1992)
  • Kirby's Dream Land (August 1992)
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (November 1992)

Super NES

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (April 13, 1992)
  • Mario Paint (August 1992)
  • Super Mario Kart (September 1, 1992)

Sega Genesis

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (November 24, 1992)

Sega Game Gear

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (November 17, 1992)

Europe

Nintendo Entertainment System

  • Yoshi (December 10, 1992)

Game Boy

  • Yoshi (December 17, 1992)

Super NES

  • Super Mario World (June 4, 1992)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Septembe 24, 1992)
  • Mario Paint (December 10, 1992)

Sega Master System

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (October 16, 1992)

Sega Game Gear

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (October 29, 1992)

Sega Genesis

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (November 24, 1992)

South Korea

  • Super Mario World (June 19, 1992)
  • Super Mario Kart (July 10, 1992)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (December 25, 1992)

Australia:

  • Super Mario World (June 24, 1992)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (December 1, 1992)

In South Korea, the Super NES is known as the Super Comboy.

Video games discontinued this year

  • All Hyundai Comboy (NES) games in South Korea
  • Super Mario Bros. 3

Books released this year

  • Disney Classic Storybooks: Aladdin
  • Disney Classic Storybooks: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Albums released this year

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York: Original Soundtrack Album (November 20, 1992)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York: Original Score (November 20, 1992)
  • Aladdin: Original Soundtrack

Software released this year

Operating Systems

  • Windows 3.1 (June 19, 1992)
  • Mac OS 7.1 (August 1992)

PC Components

  • Microsoft Office 3.0 (August 30, 1992)
  • Video for Windows (November 1992)

CD-ROMs

  • Living Books: Just Grandma and Me (Q4 1992)

Vehicles introduced this year

  • 1992 Acura Integra GS-R
  • 1992 Audi 100 CS/S
  • 1993 Audi 90
  • 1993 BMW 525i (4-door station wagon)
  • 1993 BMW 740i/740iL
  • 1993 Buick Riviera
  • 1992 Buick Roadmaster (4-door sedan)
  • 1992 Buick Skylark
  • 1993 Cadillac Allante (Q1 1992)
  • 1992 Chevrolet/GMC Suburban
  • 1992 Chrysler LeBaron (Landau 4-door sedan)
  • 1993 Chrysler Concorde
  • 1993 Dodge Intrepid
  • 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10
  • 1992 Eagle Summit (3-door wagon)
  • 1993 Eagle Vision
  • 1992 Ford Bronco
  • 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra
  • 1993 Ford Probe (July 9, 1992)
  • 1993 Geo Prizm
  • 1992 GMC Typhoon
  • 1993 Honda Accord 10th Anniversary Edition
  • 1993 Honda Civic
  • 1993 Honda Civic Del Sol (August 6, 1992)
  • 1993 Infiniti J30 (April 7, 1992)
  • 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 1993 Lexus GS 300
  • 1993 Lexus LS 400 (September 1992)
  • 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII (October 6, 1992)
  • 1993 Mazda 626 (September 1, 1992)
  • 1993 Mazda MX-6 (Q2 1992)
  • 1992 Mazda Navajo DX
  • 1993 Mazda RX-7
  • 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500-Class
  • 1993 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2-door coupe)
  • 1993 Mercury Villager (June 9, 1992)
  • 1992 Mitsubishi Expo
  • 1993 Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 1993 Nissan 240SX (2-door convertible)
  • 1993 Nissan Altima (June 15, 1992)
  • 1993 Nissan Quest (April 14, 1992)
  • 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva
  • 1992 Pontiac Bonneville
  • 1993 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • 1993 Porsche 928 GTS
  • 1992 Porsche 968
  • 1993 Saturn S-Series (4-door station wagon)
  • 1993 Subaru Impreza
  • 1993 Toyota Corolla (September 5, 1992)
  • 1993 Toyota MR2
  • 1993 Toyota Supra (December 1992)
  • 1993 Toyota T100
  • 1993 Volkswagen Corrado
  • 1993 Volkswagen Eurovan
  • 1993 Volvo 850

Vehicles discontinued this year

  • Audi 80
  • BMW 735i/735iL
  • Buick Century Limited (4-door station wagon)
  • Cadillac Brougham (June 5, 1992)
  • Cadillac Fleetwood (2-door coupe only)
  • Ford Tempo GLS
  • Geo Prizm GSi
  • Infiniti M30
  • Isuzu Impulse
  • Jeep Comanche (June 12, 1992)
  • Lincoln Mark VII
  • Mitsubishi Galant GSX
  • Nissan Stanza (March 27, 1992)
  • Oldsmobile Toronado (May 28, 1992)
  • Saab 9000 S
  • Volkswagen Vanagon
  • Volvo 740 (October 2, 1992)

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