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2012 was three years ago.



Movie trailers released this year

  • Finding Nemo 3D (Teaser) (January 11, 2012)
  • Brave (February 23, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (April 13, 2012)
  • Brave (Trailer 2) (April 24, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo 3D (May 21, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (June 6, 2012)
  • Monsters University (Teaser) (June 20, 2012)
  • Oz: The Great and Powerful (July 12, 2012)
  • Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (September 4, 2012)
  • Monsters, Inc. 3D (September 5, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (Trailer 2) (September 12, 2012)
  • Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Redband Trailer) (October 29, 2012)
  • Jurassic Park 3D (November 8, 2012)

Movies released in theaters this year

North America

  • Beauty and the Beast 3D (January 13, 2012)
  • The Lorax (March 2, 2012)
  • Titanic 3D (April 4, 2012)
  • Brave (June 22, 2012)
  • Sonic X: Life with Shadow (June 29, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (August 3, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo 3D (September 14, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (November 2, 2012)
  • Monsters, Inc. 3D (December 19, 2012)

Latin America

  • Titanic 3D (April 12, 2012)
  • Brave (July 12, 2012)
  • The Lorax (July 19, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo 3D (August 10, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (November 2, 2012)
  • Monsters, Inc. 3D (December 20, 2012)

Brazil

  • Titanic 3D (April 13, 2012)
  • Brave (July 20, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo 3D (October 12, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (November 2, 2012)

UK

  • The Muppets (February 10, 2012)
  • Titanic 3D (April 6, 2012)
  • The Lorax (July 27, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (August 3, 2012)
  • Brave (August 13, 2012)
  • Beauty and the Beast 3D (August 20, 2012)

France

  • Titanic 3D (April 4, 2012)
  • The Lion King 3D (April 11, 2012)
  • Brave (August 1, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (October 24, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (December 5, 2012)

Australia

  • Brave (June 21, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (September 20, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (December 26, 2012)

Japan

  • Titanic 3D (April 7, 2012)
  • The Muppets (May 19, 2012)
  • Brave (July 21, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo 3D (September 15, 2012)
  • The Lorax (October 6, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (November 17, 2012)
  • Beauty and the Beast 3D (November 24, 2012)

South Korea

  • Brave (September 27, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (December 19, 2012)

People's Republic of China

  • Titanic 3D (April 10, 2012)
  • Brave (June 19, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (July 10, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (November 6, 2012)

Hong Kong

  • Titanic 3D (April 4, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (August 1, 2012)
  • Brave (August 8, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo 3D (September 29, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (December 20, 2012)

Republic of China (Taiwan)

  • Titanic 3D (April 3, 2012)
  • Brave (June 22, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (December 28, 2012)

Thailand

  • Titanic 3D (April 6, 2012)
  • Brave (August 9, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo 3D (October 11, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (December 27, 2012)

Short films released in theaters this year

  • The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare (July 13, 2012)
  • Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex (September 14, 2012)
  • Paperman (November 2, 2012)

Movies aired on television this year

ABC

  • Cars (June 16, 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (December 29, 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (December 30, 2012)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (May 12, 2012)
  • Spider-Man 3 (May 19, 2012)

ABC Family

  • Aquamarine (July 14, September 30, November 16, and December 11, 2012)
  • Hocus Pocus (October 20, 24, 28 and 31, 2012)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (October 21, 2012)
  • Beetlejuice (October 21 and 31, 2012)
  • Bee Movie (November 20, and December 2, 11, 13, and 21, 2012)
  • Matilda (October 26–27, 2012)
  • Monsters Inc. (January 22, February 18, May 26, July 13, September 23, December 5, 13, 18, and 21, 2012)
  • Material Girls (December 22, 2012)
  • Hook (October 27, 2012)
  • The Goonies (October 29, 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (December 4, 2012)
  • Home Alone (December 5, 2012)
  • Toy Story (March 11, May 19, July 14, November 22, and December 11, 2012)
  • Toy Story 2 (March 11, May 19, July 14, November 22, and December 11, 2012)
  • Toy Story 3 (December 16, 2012)

AMC

  • Scarface (August 1–2, 2012)
  • Bring it On (December 1, 2012)

Cartoon Network

  • The Wizard of Oz (March 24–25, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (September 15, 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone (November 25 and December 25, 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (November 25 and December 25, 2012)

NBC

  • Ice Age (November 23, 2012)
  • Horton Hears a Who! (December 25, 2012)

Disney Channel

  • Men in Black (November 4, 2012)
  • Shrek (September 23, 2012)
  • Shrek 2 (September 23, 2012)
  • Shrek the Third (September 23, 2012)
  • The Santa Clause (November 22, 2012)
  • The Santa Clause 2 (November 22, 2012)
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (November 22, 2012)
  • Toy Story (December 2, 2012)
  • Toy Story 2 (December 3, 2012)
  • Toy Story 3 (December 4, 2012)

TBS

  • Bring it On (January 21, September 30, November 16-18, and December 21, 2012)
  • Monsters Inc (November 3, and December 23, 2012)
  • Material Girls (December 23, 2012)
  • Legally Blonde (November 22, 2012)
  • Shrek (March 4, 2012)
  • Shrek 2 (March 2 and 4, November 16-18, 25, and December 16, and 21, 2012)
  • Shrek the Third (March 4–5, 2012)
  • Toy Story (November 25, and December 20-21, 2012)
  • Toy Story 2 (November 25, and December 20-21, 2012)
  • The Wizard of Oz (January 21, November 18 and 25, and December 21, 2012)

TCM

  • The Wizard of Oz (June 10, 2012)
  • Shrek (December 19, 2012)
  • Shrek 2 (December 19, 2012)
  • Shrek the Third (December 19, 2012)

TNT

  • Back to the Future (December 9, 2012)
  • Back to the Future Part II ( December 9, 2012)
  • Back to the Future Part III (December 9, 2012)
  • Hitch (December 22, 2012)
  • Shrek (November 22, and December 22, 2012)
  • Shrek 2 (November 22, 2012)
  • Shrek the Third (November 22, 2012)
  • The Wizard of Oz (November 22, and December 22–23, 2012)
  • Bring it On (November 22, 2012)
  • Bee Movie (December 22, 2012)
  • Aquamarine (December 22, 2012)

Programs debuted on television this year

Disney XD

Game Show Network

  • Jeopardy! (Seasons 22 and 25)

PBS Kids Sprout

  • The Chica Show (November 24, 2012)

Programs airing new seasons this year

History Channel

  • Top Gear (Season 3) (August 14, 2012)

The Hub

PBS

  • Thomas and Friends (Season 16) (ninth season on PBS)

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 29) (September 17, 2012)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 30) (September 17, 2012)

Programs broadcasted in reruns this year

ABC Family

  • The Cat in the Hat (1971) (December 17, 2012)
  • Dr. Seuss on the Loose (December 17, 2012)
  • The Lorax (1972) (December 17, 2012)

CW Network

  • Sonic X (on Vortexx as of October 6, 2012)

Game Show Network

  • Deal or No Deal

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Seasons 27-28) (Season 27 last aired on September 15, 2012)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Seasons 28-29) (Season 28 last aired on September 15, 2012)

Programs ended this year

Disney XD

  • Sonic Underground (November 11, 2012)

Game Show Network

  • 1 vs. 100

PBS Kids Sprout

  • Franny's Feet

Anime released this year

  • Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! (Season 3) (October 11, 2012)

DVD and Blu-ray trailers released this year

  • The Aristocats (Blu-ray) (May 30, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo (October 25, 2012)

DVD and Blu-ray releases this year

Movies

Region 1/A (North America)

  • The Cat in the Hat (Blu-ray) (February 6, 2012)
  • Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition (February 6, 2012)
  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 1 1/2 (March 6, 2012) (first time on Blu-ray Disc)
  • Lady and the Tramp: Single-Disc DVD Edition (March 20, 2012)
  • The Muppets (March 20, 2012)
  • Super Why! Around The World Adventure (June 19, 2012)
  • Harry Potter: Wizard's Collection (September 4, 2012)
  • Titanic 3D (Blu-ray) (September 11, 2012)
  • Cinderella: Diamond Edition (October 2, 2012)
  • The Great Mouse Detective (Blu-ray) (October 9, 2012)
  • Pete's Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition (October 16, 2012)
  • Brave (November 13, 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: 2-Movie Ultimate Edition (November 13, 2012)
  • Cinderella: Single-Disc DVD Edition (November 20, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo: 3-Disc Collector's Edition (Blu-ray) (December 4, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo: 5-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition (December 4, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (December 18, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 Pack (December 18, 2012)

Region 2/A (Japan)

  • The Aristocats (Blu-ray) (August 3, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo (Blu-ray) (November 21, 2012)

Region 2/B (UK)

  • Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition (January 30, 2012)
  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (May 21, 2012)
  • Pocahontas (Blu-ray) (May 21, 2012)
  • The Aristocats (Blu-ray) (June 25, 2012)
  • Cinderella: Diamond Edition (August 27, 2012)
  • Titanic 3D (Blu-ray) (September 10, 2012)
  • The Rescuers (Blu-ray) (October 1, 2012)
  • Peter Pan: Diamond Edition (November 5, 2012)

Region 2/B (France)

  • Peter Pan: Diamond Edition (December 12, 2012)
  • Return to Never Land (Blu-ray) (December 12, 2012)

Region 3/A (South Korea)

  • Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (July 31, 2012)
  • The Aristocats (Blu-ray) (August 8, 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Ultimate Edition (December 14, 2012)

Region 3/A (Taiwan)

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (December 14, 2012)

Region 4/A (Brazil)

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (January 18, 2012)

TV Shows

  • The Lorax (1972) (Blu-ray) (February 14, 2012)
  • The Amanda Show: The Best of Season 1 (March 13, 2012)
  • The Amanda Show: The Complete Season 2 (March 13, 2012)
  • The Amanda Show: The Complete Season 3 (March 13, 2012)
  • The Best of The Amanda Show (March 13, 2012)
  • Dr. Seuss on the Loose (1973) (Blu-ray) (June 26, 2012)
  • The Cat in the Hat (1971) (Blu-ray) (August 7, 2012)

DVD and Blu-ray price reductions this year

Movies

  • Disney Sing Along Songs: Campout at Walt Disney World (DVD) - $9.99 (January 2012)
  • Shrek (Blu-ray) - $19.98 (January 2012)
  • Shrek 2 (Blu-ray) - $19.98 (January 2012)
  • Shrek 2 (2004 DVD) - $12.98 (January 2012)
  • Shrek the Third (Blu-ray) - $19.98 (January 2012)
  • Shrek the Third (DVD) - $12.98 (January 2012)
  • The Cat in the Hat (2004 DVD) - $9.99 (February 7, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Blu-ray) - $29.99 (February 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (DVD) - $19.98 (February 2012)
  • Shrek Forever After: Two-Disc Edition (Blu-ray) - $29.98 (Q2 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Blu-ray) - $24.99 (May 2012)
  • Matilda: Special Edition (DVD) - $9.99 (June 2012)
  • Disney Sing Along Songs: Campout at Walt Disney World (DVD) - $6.25 (Q3 2012)
  • Disney Sing Along Songs: Flik's Musical Adventure (DVD) - $6.25 (Q3 2012)
  • The Mask (Blu-ray) - $14.98 (July 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Blu-ray) - $24.99 (August 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Blu-ray) - $14.98 (September 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Blu-ray) - $14.98 (September 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Blu-ray) - $14.98 (September 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Blu-ray) - $14.98 (September 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Blu-ray) - $14.98 (September 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Widescreen Edition (DVD) - $14.96 (September 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Blu-ray) - $14.98 (September 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Two-Disc Special Edition - $14.96 (September 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Blu-ray) - $19.98 (September 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Blu-ray) - $19.98 (September 2012)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (DVD) - $19.94 (September 2012)
  • Shrek the Third (DVD) - $8.99 (September 2012)
  • Shrek Forever After (DVD) - $14.98 (September 2012)
  • Home Alone Collection (Blu-ray) - $24.99 (October 2012)
  • Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Blu-ray) - $99.98 (November 28, 2012)
  • Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (DVD) - $78.92 (November 28, 2012)

TV Shows

  • Friends: The Complete Fourth Season - $19.98 (Q1 2012)
  • Friends: The Complete Series Collection - $202.98 (Q1 2012)

DVDs discontinued this year

Movies

Region 1 (North America)

  • Bambi: Diamond Edition (April 30, 2012)
  • Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition (April 30, 2012)
  • Finding Nemo: Two-Disc Collector's Edition (May 14, 2012)
  • Super Size Me (2004 DVD) (June 19, 2012)
  • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (replaced by a 2-Movie Special Edition)
  • Shrek: Two-Disc Special Edition (DVD)

Region 4 (Latin America)

  • Monsters, Inc. (2002 DVD)

TV Shows

  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Volumes 1-3
  • The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3: The Complete Series
  • Captain N and the New Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Bros. Super Show: Volumes 1 and 2 (2006 DVD)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Series
  • Sonic Underground: Volumes 1 and 2 (2007–2008 DVD)

Logos introduced this year

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - "Leo the Lion D" (August 8, 2012)
  • Paramount Pictures - "Master Majestic Mountain" (DVD/Blu-ray debut on April 17, 2012)
  • Universal Pictures - "CGI Globe II" (March 2, 2012)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment - "CGI Globe II"

Logos ended this year

  • Universal Pictures - "CGI Globe" (February 24, 2012)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment - "CGI Globe"

Video games unveiled this year

  • Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition (June 20, 2012)*
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (June 1, 2012)

(*) A 30-second commercial advertisement for this game premiered on September 6, followed by a launch trailer on September 12.

Video games released this year

Japan

Wii

  • Mario Party 9 (April 26, 2012)
  • Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition (July 19, 2012)

Nintendo 3DS

  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (March 1, 2012)
  • 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure (April 25, 2012)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (July 28, 2012)
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star (December 6, 2012)

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Super Mario Bros. (January 5, 2012)
  • Kirby's Dream Land 2 (February 15, 2012)
  • Wario Land II (April 4, 2012)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (April 18, 2012)
  • Wario Land 3 (May 2, 2012)
  • Kirby's Star Stacker (May 23, 2012)
  • Ice Climber (July 4, 2012)
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (July 25, 2012)
  • Kirby's Pinball Land (August 29, 2012)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (November 28, 2012)

Wii U

  • New Super Mario Bros. U (December 8, 2012)

North America

Xbox 360

  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (November 18, 2012)

PlayStation 3

  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (November 18, 2012)

Wii

  • Mario Party 9 (March 11, 2012)
  • Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition (September 16, 2012)

Nintendo 3DS

  • Nintendo Video - Kirby 3D Part 1 (January 14, 2012)
  • Nintendo Video - Kirby 3D Part 2 (January 24, 2012)
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (February 14, 2012)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (August 19, 2012)
  • Nintendo Video - Kirby 3D Part 1 (September 15, 2012)
  • Nintendo Video - Kirby 3D Part 2 (September 19, 2012)
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star (November 11, 2012)

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Super Mario Bros. (February 16, 2012)
  • Metroid (March 1, 2012)
  • Kirby's Block Ball (May 17, 2012)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (June 14, 2012)
  • Kirby's Pinball Land (July 12, 2012)
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (July 26, 2012)
  • Dr. Mario (October 4, 2012)
  • Wario Land II (December 20, 2012)
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (December 27, 2012)

Wii U

  • New Super Mario Bros. U (November 18, 2012)
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (November 18, 2012)

Europe

Wii

  • Mario Party 9 (March 2, 2012)
  • Kirby TV Channel (April 2, 2012)

Nintendo 3DS

  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (February 10, 2012)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (August 17, 2012)
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star (December 7, 2012)

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Wario Land II (July 19, 2012)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (August 23, 2012)
  • Wario Land 3 (December 6, 2012)

Wii U

  • New Super Mario Bros. U (November 30, 2012)

South Korea

Wii

  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land (as Kirby of the Stars Wii) (September 6, 2012)

Nintendo 3DS

  • Super Mario 3D Land (April 28, 2012)
  • Mario Kart 7 (May 31, 2012)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (December 6, 2012)

Hong Kong

Wii

  • Mario Party 9 (June 29, 2012)

Nintendo 3DS

  • Mario Kart 7 (September 28, 2012)
  • Super Mario 3D Land (December 7, 2012)

Video games discontinued this year

Japan

  • Wii no Ma Channel (April 30, 2012)

Europe

  • Kirby TV Channel (September 13, 2012)

Books released this year

North America

  • The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary 3 (June 26, 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel (November 13, 2012)

Japan

  • Kirby of the Stars: Pupupu Special Collection (July 27, 2012)
  • Kirby of the Stars: Pupupu Encyclopedia (August 3, 2012)

Albums released this year

  • The Complete Harry Potter Film Music Collection (March 26, 2012)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (October 30, 2012)

Software released this year

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X 10.8 (July 25, 2012)
  • Windows Server 2012 (August 1, 2012; released worldwide on September 4, 2012)
  • Windows 8 (August 1, 2012; released worldwide on October 26, 2012)

PC Components

  • Internet Explorer 10 (August 1, 2012)

Websites launched this year

  • kirby.nintendo.com (with Kirby's Dream Collection) (July 19, 2012)

Websites shut down this year

  • Cowboy Bebop (at SonyPictures.com) (January 2012)
  • BTJunkie.org (February 5, 2012)

Media unveiled this year

  • The Aristocats: Special Edition (Blu-ray) (March 2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (DVD/Blu-ray) (September 13, 2012)

Vehicles introduced this year

  • 2013 Acura ILX (May 22, 2012)
  • 2013 Acura RDX (April 2, 2012)
  • 2013 Acura ZDX (October 19, 2012)
  • 2013 Honda Civic (November 29, 2012)

Vehicles discontinued this year

  • Saab 9-3

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