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Media from 1981.

Paper money

Old currency currently in circulation
$1-C (1981)
$1 (Series 1977A)
Up to A 06400000 D
Up to B 75520000 J
Up to C 29440000 D
Up to D 06400000 D
Up to E 21760000 G
Up to F 76800000 H
Up to G 42240000 H
Up to H 84480000 C
Up to I 37120000 B
Up to J 74880000 D
Up to K 74240000 E
Up to L 74240000 H
$2-B (1976)
$2 (Series 1976)
A 00000001 A – A 29440000 A
B 00000001 A – B 67200000 A
C 00000001 A – C 33280000 A
D 05440001 A – D 31360000 A
E 23040001 A – E 56960000 A
F 14720001 A – F 60800000 A
G 08000001 A – G 75520000 A
H 00000001 A – H 39040000 A
I 00000001 A – I 14080000 A
J 00000001 A – J 24960000 A
K 00000001 A – K 41600000 A
L 28160001 A – L 71680000 A
$5-C (1981)
$5 (Series 1977 and 1977A)
Up to A 78080000 A
Up to B 37120000 C
Up to C 90240000 A
Up to D 10240000 B
Up to E 40960000 B
Up to F 70400000 B
Up to G 10240000 C
Up to H 70400000 A
Up to I 21760000 A
Up to J 01920000 B
Up to K 98560000 A
Up to L 81920000 B
$10-E (1981)
$10 (Series 1977 and 1977A)
Up to A 27520000 B
Up to B 62720000 D
Up to C 99200000 A
Up to D 07680000 B
Up to E 12800000 B
Up to F 01280000 B
Up to G 11520000 C
Up to H 60160000 A
Up to I 10240000 A
Up to J 64000000 A
Up to K 83200000 A
Up to L 97280000 A
$20-F (1981)
$20 (Series 1977)
Up to A 65920000 A
Up to B 67840000 D
Up to C 60160000 A
Up to D 52480000 B
Up to E 70400000 B
Up to F 54400000 A
Up to G 70400000 C
Up to H 85120000 A
Up to I 12800000 A
Up to J 07680000 B
Up to K 16640000 B
Up to L 89600000 B
$50-H (1981)
$50 (Series 1977)
Up to A 07680000 A
Up to B 34560000 A
Up to C 03840000 A
Up to D 15360000 A
Up to E 10880000 A
Up to F 00640000 A
Up to G 32000000 A
Up to H 01280000 A
Up to I 02560000 A
Up to J 05120000 A
Up to K 05120000 A
Up to L 09600000 A
$100-A (1981)
$100 (Series 1977)
Up to A 08960000 A
Up to B 94720000 A
Up to C 04480000 A
Up to D 09600000 A
Up to E 12160000 A
Up to F 01920000 A
Up to G 26240000 A
Up to H 07040000 A
Up to I 03840000 A
Up to J 10240000 A
Up to K 16000000 A
Up to L 32640000 A
New currency released to circulation
$1-C (1981)
$1 (Series 1977A)
A 06400001 D – A 93440000 D
B 75520001 J – B 99840000 L
B 00000001 A – B 29440000 A
C 29440001 D – C 14080000 E
D 06400001 D – D 88320000 D
E 21760001 G – E 97280000 H
F 76800001 H – F 62720000 J
G 42240001 H – G 67840000 I
H 84480001 C – H 03840000 D
I 37120001 B – I 53760000 B
J 74880001 D – J 90880000 E
K 74240001 E – K 03840000 G
L 74240001 H – L 51200000 J
$1 (Series 1981)
A 00000001 A – A 28160000 A
B 00000001 A – B 92160000 A
C 00000001 A – C 39680000 A
D 00000001 A – D 10240000 A
E 00000001 A – E 32000000 A
F 00000001 A – F 69120000 A
G 00000001 A – G 52480000 A
H 00000001 A – H 21760000 A
I 00000001 A – I 16640000 A
J 00000001 A – J 32000000 A
K 00000001 A – K 71680000 A
L 00000001 A – L 51200000 A
$5-C (1981)
$5 (Series 1977A)
A 78080001 A – A 08960000 B
B 37120001 C – B 97280000 C
C 90240001 A – C 34560000 B
D 10240001 B – D 32000000 B
E 40960001 B – E 88320000 B
F 70400001 B – F 03840000 C
G 10240001 C – G 58880000 C
H 70400001 A – H 88320000 A
I 21760001 A – I 32000000 A
J 01920001 B – J 30720000 B
K 98560001 A – K 37120000 B
L 81920001 B – L 42240000 C
$5 (Series 1981)
A 00000001 A – A 08960000 A
B 00000001 A – B 30720000 A
D 00000001 A – D 16640000 A
F 00000001 A – F 10240000 A
G 00000001 A – G 12800000 A
J 00000001 A – J 10240000 A
K 00000001 A – K 08960000 A
L 00000001 A – L 23040000 A
$10-E (1981)
$10 (Series 1977A)
A 27520001 B – A 71680000 B
B 62720001 D – B 92160000 E
C 99200001 A – C 64000000 B
D 07680001 B – D 28160000 B
E 12800001 B – E 75520000 B
F 01280001 B – F 23040000 B
G 11520001 C – G 83200000 C
H 60160001 A – H 74240000 A
I 10240001 A – I 17920000 A
J 64000001 A – J 90880000 A
K 83200001 A – K 14080000 B
L 97280001 A – L 33280000 B
$20-F (1981)
$20 (Series 1977)
A 65920001 A – A 94720000 A
B 67840001 D – B 70400000 F
C 60160001 A – C 17920000 B
D 52480001 B – D 89600000 B
E 70400001 B – E 58880000 C
F 54400001 A – F 70400000 A
G 70400001 C – G 58880000 D
H 85120001 A – H 98560000 A
I 12800001 A – I 15360000 A
J 07680001 B – J 48640000 B
K 16640001 B – K 64000000 B
L 89600001 B – L 64000000 C
$20 (Series 1981)
A 00000001 A – A 10240000 A
D 00000001 A – D 08960000 A
E 00000001 A – E 15360000 A
G 00000001 A – G 14080000 A
H 00000001 A – H 10240000 A
J 00000001 A – J 08960000 A
L 00000001 A – L 28160000 A
$50-H (1981)
$50 (Series 1977)
A 07680001 A – A 16640000 A
B 34560001 A – B 49920000 A
C 03840001 A – C 05120000 A
D 15360001 A – D 23040000 A
E 10880001 A – E 19200000 A
F 00640001 A – F 02560000 A
G 32000001 A – G 47360000 A
H 01280001 A – H 03840000 A
I 02560001 A – I 03840000 A
J 05120001 A – J 07680000 A
K 05120001 A – K 14080000 A
L 09600001 A – L 19200000 A
$100-A (1981)
$100 (Series 1977)
A 08960001 A – A 19200000 A
B 94720001 A – B 53760000 B
C 04480001 A – C 05120000 A
D 09600001 A – D 14080000 A
E 12160001 A – E 17920000 A
F 01920001 A – F 03840000 A
G 26240001 A – G 33280000 A
H 07040001 A – H 15360000 A
I 03840001 A – I 05120000 A
J 10240001 A – J 14080000 A
K 16000001 A – K 29440000 A
L 32640001 A – L 39680000 A

Logos

Logos from movies:

Buena Vista Distribution (1966)
Buena Vista Distribution
Paramount (1975)
Paramount Pictures
Universal (1971)
Universal Pictures
Columbia Pictures (1981)
Columbia Pictures (new logo)
20th Century Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation (new logo)
Warner Bros. (1973)
Warner Bros. Pictures

Logos from terrestrial television:

NBC 1979 logo
NBC
Cbs-logo
CBS
American Broadcasting Company Logo
ABC
PBS (1971)
PBS
WPIX 1976
WPIX (New York City)

Logos from cable/satellite television:

HBO logo
HBO
Cinemax 1980
Cinemax
Nickelodeon logo 1981
Nickelodeon

Logos from television companies and stations:

1981 Walt Disney Television Logo
Walt Disney Television
Paramount Television (1975)
Paramount Television
Universal Television (1975)
Universal Television
Columbia Pictures Television (1976)
Columbia Pictures Television
20th Television Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Television (new logo)
Warner Bros. Television (1972)
Warner Bros. Television
1981 Family Communications Logo
Family Communications
Public Television Stations (1979-1983)
Public Television Stations

Logos from home media:

Walt Disney Home Entertainment (1978)
Walt Disney Home Video
Paramount Home Video (1979)
Paramount Home Video
1981 MCA Videocassette Logo
MCA Videocassette Inc.
Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment (1979)
Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment
Magnetic Video Corporation (1977)
Magnetic Video Corporation
1981 Warner Home Video Logo
Warner Home Video (new logo)
CIC Video (1981)
CIC Video (new logo)
MGM-CBS Home Video (1981)
MGM/CBS Home Video

Movies

Poster/Title Release Date Box office
Starwars
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
April 10, 1981 (re-release) $307,263,857 from 1977–1981
Starwars2
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
July 31, 1981 (re-release) $209,398,025 from 1980–1981

George Lucas, director of the first two Star Wars films, began drafting the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, on June 12, 1981.

Home video

1980 The Wizard of Oz VHS
The Wizard of Oz

From Walt Disney Home Video:

1980 Mary Poppins VHS
Mary Poppins
1980 Bedknobs and Broomsticks VHS
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
1980 Pete's Dragon VHS
Pete's Dragon
1981 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh VHS
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (NEW!)
1981 Dumbo VHS
Dumbo (NEW!; rental only)
1981 Alice in Wonderland VHS
Alice in Wonderland (NEW!; rental only)

Books

Horton Hears a Who!
Horton Hears a Who!
Catinthehat book
The Cat in the Hat
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham
Lorax
The Lorax

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Television

Program title Network Current season Broadcast dates
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Logo 1971
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
PBS Season 11 Pre-1979:
January 1–April 10 (Season 7)
April 13–September 11 (Season 8)
September 14–18 (Season 9)
September 21–November 27 (Season 2)
November 30–December 31 (Season 3)

Post-1979:
February 16–20 (Episodes 1476–1480)
May 18–June 5 (with Episodes 1481–1485)
July 20–August 28 (all 30 episodes to date)
Title-grinch
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
CBS N/A December 16, 1981

Software

5.25" Floppy Disk
DOS1.0
IBM PC-DOS (NEW!)

Video Games

Second-generation arcade games
Donkeykong title
Donkey Kong (NEW!)

Totals

As of December 31, 1981:
Total movies released in theaters (out of 120) 4
Total movies released on VHS (out of 41) 2
Total Disney animated features released on VHS (out of 24) 1
(on sale)
Total video games released (out of 150) 1
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