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2006 was the year when high-definition (HD) video gradually became very popular worldwide & Introduction of New Era From Nintendo & Tyler Platinum Series. Baked! Cheetos Cheesy Chef Commercial. Now movie debut on Cars.

Movie trailers released this year

  • High School Whenever: Lost in San Francisco (April 20, 2006)
  • Zimmer Twins: Joyride (Teaser 3) (February 13, 2006)
  • Cars (Trailer 2) (March 9, 2006)
  • The Simpsons Movie (Teaser) (March 31, 2006)
  • Meet the Robinsons (Teaser) (April 14, 2006)
  • Monster House (April 28, 2006)
  • Cars (Trailer 3) (May 10, 2006)
  • Everyone's Hero (Teaser) (May 19, 2006)
  • Flushed Away (Teaser) (May 19, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (June 9, 2006)
  • Ratatouille (2007) (Teaser) (June 9, 2006)
  • Zimmer Twins: Joyride (June 9, 2006)
  • Spider-Man 3 (Teaser) (June 27, 2006)
  • Tinker Bell (Teaser) (September 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Teaser) (November 17, 2006)
  • Transformers (Live Action) (Teaser) (November 17, 2006)
  • High School Whenever: Lost in San Francisco (November 22, 2006)
  • Bridge to Terabithia (December 8, 2006)
  • The Heroes (Teaser) (December 12, 2006)
  • Thomas: Cousin Nevill (Teaser) (December 8, 2006)
  • Meet the Robinsons (December 14, 2006)
  • Shrek the Third (Teaser) (December 15, 2006)
  • Spider-Man 3 (December 22, 2006)

Movies released in theaters this year

North America

  • Hoodwinked! (January 13, 2006)
  • Curious George (February 10, 2006)
  • Doogal (February 24, 2006)
  • The Shaggy Dog (March 10, 2006)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (March 31, 2006)
  • The Wild (April 14, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (May 19, 2006)
  • Cars (June 9, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (June 23, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (July 7, 2006)
  • The Ant Bully (July 14, 2006)
  • Monster House (July 21, 2006)
  • GoAnimate: The Movie (July 28, 2006)
  • Barnyard (August 4, 2006)
  • The Sky-High City of Steampuff (August 5, 2006)
  • Invincible (August 25, 2006)
  • Everyone's Hero (September 15, 2006)
  • Open Season (September 29, 2006)
  • The Little Mermaid Special Edition (October 3, 2006)
  • Paprika (October 7, 2006)
  • Zimmer Twins: Joyride (October 25, 2006)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D (October 27, 2006)
  • Flushed Away (November 3, 2006)
  • The Santa Clause 3 The Escape Clause (November 3, 2006)
  • Happy Feet (November 17, 2006)
  • Road Rage (November 22, 2006)
  • Charlotte's Web (December 15, 2006)

Latin America

  • The Shaggy Dog (March 17, 2006)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (March 30, 2006)
  • The Wild (April 13, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (May 19, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (June 16, 2006)
  • Cars (June 22, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (July 20, 2006)
  • Monster House (August 4, 2006)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D (November 17, 2006)

Brazil

  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (March 31, 2006)
  • The Wild (April 14, 2006)
  • The Shaggy Dog (May 12, 2006)
  • Cars (June 30, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (July 7, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (July 7, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (July 21, 2006)
  • Monster House (September 1, 2006)
  • The Sky-High City of Steampuff (September 9, 2006)
  • Open Season (October 6, 2006)
  • Hoodwinked (October 12, 2006)
  • Barnyard (October 27, 2006)
  • Happy Feet (December 8, 2006)
  • Flushed Away (December 15, 2006)

UK

  • Zathura (February 3, 2006)
  • Chicken Little (February 10, 2006)
  • The Shaggy Dog (March 31, 2006)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (April 7, 2006)
  • The Wild (May 26, 2006)
  • Curious George (June 23, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (June 30, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (July 6, 2006)
  • Hoodwinked! (July 21, 2006)
  • Cars (July 28, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (August 4, 2006)
  • Monster House (August 11, 2006)
  • Open Season (October 13, 2006)
  • Barnyard (October 20, 2006)
  • The Santa Clause: The Escape Clause (November 24, 2006)
  • Flushed Away (December 1, 2006)
  • Happy Feet (December 8, 2006)
  • The Little Mermaid Special Edition (December 15, 2006)

France

  • Hoodwinked (January 25, 2006)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (April 5, 2006)
  • The Wild (April 12, 2006)
  • The Shaggy Dog (May 24, 2006)
  • Cars (June 14, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (July 5, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (July 12, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (August 2, 2006)
  • Curious George (August 2, 2006)
  • Monster House (August 23, 2006)
  • Flushed Away (November 29, 2006)
  • Paprika (December 6, 2006)

Australia

  • Chicken Little (January 1, 2006)
  • Valiant (January 5, 2006)
  • Zathura (March 2, 2006)
  • The Shaggy Dog (March 24, 2006)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (April 6, 2006)
  • Cars (June 8, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (June 15, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (July 6, 2006)
  • Hoodwinked! (August 3, 2006)
  • Kronk's New Groove (August 10, 2006)
  • Curious George (August 17, 2006)
  • High School Whenever (September 7, 2006)
  • Monster House (September 14, 2006)
  • Barnyard (September 21, 2006)
  • The Wild (September 28, 2006)
  • The Ant Bully (September 28, 2006)
  • The Little Mermaid Special Edition (October 4, 2006)
  • Invincible (October 5, 2006)
  • Doogal (October 12, 2006)
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (November 16, 2006)
  • Open Season (November 30, 2006)
  • Charlotte's Web (December 7, 2006)
  • Flushed Away (December 21, 2006)
  • Happy Feet (December 26, 2006)

Japan

  • The Jungle Book (1994) (re-release) (January 11, 2006)
  • Kronk's New Groove (February 22, 2006)
  • Sky High (February 25, 2006)
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (March 18, 2006)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (April 22, 2006)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (April 22, 2006)
  • The Fox and the Hound (1981) (May 16, 2006)
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action (June 20, 2006)
  • Hoodwinked! (June 24, 2006)
  • Cars (July 1, 2006)
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (July 8, 2006)
  • Monsters, Inc. (July 8, 2006)
  • Doogal (July 15, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (July 22, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (August 5, 2006)
  • Puppet Pals (September 23, 2006)
  • The Little Mermaid: Special Edition (October 4, 2006)
  • The Shaggy Dog (October 7, 2006)
  • The Ant Bully (October 7, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (October 14, 2006)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D (October 21, 2006)
  • BJ and Wally (October 28, 2006)
  • Benji: Off the Leash! (November 11, 2006)
  • Barnyard (November 18, 2006)
  • Paprika (November 25, 2006)
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (December 2, 2006)
  • Open Season (December 9, 2006)
  • The Wild (December 16, 2006)
  • Charlotte's Web (December 23, 2006)
  • Flushed Away (December 25, 2006) (premiere)
  • Curious George (December 30, 2006)

South Korea

  • Chicken Little (January 26, 2006)
  • Hoodwinked (April 6, 2006)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (April 20, 2006)
  • The Wild (April 20, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (May 31, 2006)
  • Puppet Pals (June 22, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (July 6, 2006)
  • BJ and Wally (July 13, 2006)
  • Cars (July 20, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (July 27, 2006)
  • Monster House (August 10, 2006)
  • Paprika (October 14, 2006)
  • Flushed Away (November 23, 2006)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D (December 7, 2006)
  • Happy Feet (December 21, 2006)

People's Republic of China

  • Valiant (January 19, 2006)
  • Chicken Little (February 12, 2006)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (June 9, 2006)
  • Cars (August 22, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (October 10, 2006)
  • Puppet Pals (October 19, 2006)

Hong Kong

  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (April 13, 2006)
  • The Shaggy Dog (April 13, 2006)
  • The Wild (April 29, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (June 29, 2006)
  • Cars (July 13, 2006)
  • Monster House (July 27, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (August 3, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (August 17, 2006)
  • Flushed Away (November 30, 2006)
  • Happy Feet (December 21, 2006)

Republic of China (Taiwan)

  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (April 1, 2006)
  • The Wild (April 21, 2006)
  • Cars (June 9, 2006)
  • Puppet Pals (June 9, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (June 16, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (July 7, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (July 14, 2006)
  • Open Season (September 29, 2006)
  • Hoodwinked (October 27, 2006)
  • Flushed Away (November 4, 2006)
  • Happy Feet (November 18, 2006)

Thailand

  • Valiant (January 19, 2006)
  • The Shaggy Dog (March 16, 2006)
  • Hoodwinked (March 30, 2006)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (April 6, 2006)
  • The Wild (April 13, 2006)
  • Over the Hedge (June 8, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (July 6, 2006)
  • Puppet Pals (August 3, 2006)
  • Cars (October 5, 2006)
  • Monster House (October 31, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (November 11, 2006)
  • Happy Feet (November 16, 2006)

Movies aired on television this year

ABC

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (February 4, 2006)
  • Toy Story (June 3, 2006)
  • Toy Story 2 (June 10, 2006)
  • Lady and the Tramp (June 17, 2006)
  • Lilo & Stitch (July 1, 2006)
  • The Princess Diaries (July 8, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (August 27 and December 25, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (October 21, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (October 28, 2006)
  • Computeropolis (November 22, 2006)
  • Shrek 2 (November 24, 2006)
  • Finding Nemo (December 16, 2006)
  • The Santa Clause 2 (December 17, 2006)

ABC Family

  • Computeropolis (December 10, 15-16, and 20, 22, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (December 1–2, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (December 2–3, 2006)
  • Home Alone 3 (December 2–3 and 23, 2006)
  • Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (December 3, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (December 3, 7 and 19, 2006)
  • Mary Poppins (December 11 and 22–23, 2006)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (December 4, 10, 16, and 24, 2006)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (December 21, 2006)

AMC

  • Scarface (August 3 and November 29, 2006)

Cartoon Network

  • Spirited Away (February 3, and December 25 and 30, 2006)

Cinemax

  • Shrek 2 (last aired on May 9, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (last aired on June 19, 2006)
  • Computeropolis (last aired on August 25, 2006)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope: Special Edition (November 11, 2006)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition (November 11, 2006)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi: Special Edition (November 11, 2006)

Disney Channel

  • Aladdin (February 13, 2006)
  • Aladdin And The King Of Theives (September 23, 2006)
  • A Bug's Life (January 7, and October 19, 2006)
  • Finding Nemo (May 5, September 20, November 25, and December 18, 2006)
  • Monster's Inc. (February 17, May 5, August 11–12, September 23, October 14, November 19, and December 18, 2006)
  • Mary Poppins (November 19, 2006)
  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone (January 22, February 25, April 15, May 25-27, June 24, July 29, August 29, September 16, October 21, November 24, and December 18, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (January 22, February 26, April 28, May 20, June 23, July 21, August 27, September 17, October 28, November 22, and December 12, 2006)
  • The Cheetah Girls (January 14, February 19, March 25, April 23, May 30, June 28, July 20, August 19, September 30, November 5, and 27, and December 18, 2006)
  • The Cheetah Girls 2 (August 25, September 12, October 28, November 10, and November 27, 2006)
  • Pocahontas (February 26, 2006)
  • Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World (March 5, 2006)
  • The Return Of Jafar (September 23, 2006)
  • Snow White And The Seven Dwarves (January 28, April 30, May 26, June 25, and November 19, 2006)
  • Tarzan (December 25, 2006)
  • Toy Story (January 29, April 2 and 27, May 4, July 11, August 28, September 24, October 28, and November 18, 2006)
  • Toy Story 2 (February 18, March 5, April 15, May 22, June 30, July 1 August 10, and November 20, 2006.)
  • The Emperor's New Groove (January 30, February 19, March 18, April 22, May 21, June 5-7, July 27, August 6, September 16, October 22, November 12, and December 17, 2006)

HBO

  • Shrek 2 (last aired on July 27, 2006)
  • Metro Cone (November 14 and 23, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (last aired on August 21, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (December 3, 2006)
  • Computeropolis (last aired on September 16, 2006)
  • Kim Possible Movie: So The Drama (May 12, June 21, July 19, August 19, September 25, October 27, November 12, and December 2, 11, 21, and 25, 2006)

The Movie Channel

  • Matilda (January 17 and May 24, 2006)

NBC

  • Computeropolis (November 22, 2006)
  • Shrek 2 (November 24, 2006)

Showtime

  • Matilda (January to May 22, 2006)*

(*) Also aired on Showtime Beyond, Showtime Family Zone, and Showtime Too.

TBS

  • Jurassic Park (December 11, 2006)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (December 11, 2006)
  • Jurassic Park III (December 11, 2006)
  • The Wizard of Oz (November 10–12, 2006)

TCM

  • The Wizard of Oz (July 3–4, 2006)

TNT

  • Back to the Future (March 31, 2006)
  • Back to the Future Part II (March 31, 2006)
  • Back to the Future Part III (March 31, 2006)
  • Coyote Ugly (May 25, August 27, November 18, and December 24-25, 2006)
  • Chicken Run (December 10, 2006)
  • Drumline (April 12, and November 4, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (November 23, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets (November 23, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (November 23, 2006)
  • Shrek (December 10, 2006)
  • Shrek 2 (December 10, 2006)
  • The Wizard of Oz (December 11 and 17, 2006)

Toon Disney

  • A Bug's Life (February 5, April 14 and July 8–9, 2006)
  • Lilo & Stitch (February 19 and April 10, 2006)
  • 101 Dalmatians (Live Action) (January 11 and June 7, 2006)
  • 102 Dalmatians (January 11 and June 7, 2006)
  • Cinderella (1950) (March 1 and April 19, 2006)
  • Dumbo (March 2 and June 14, 2006)
  • Finding Nemo (June 21–22, 2006)
  • Hercules (January 11 and August 16, 2006)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (January 11, 2006)
  • The Little Mermaid (March 1, April 19, May 31, August 16 and December 9, 2006)
  • Monsters, Inc. (March 22 and June 20, 2006)
  • Mulan (January 11, March 1, May 31 and August 16, 2006)
  • The Muppet Movie (January 5, 2006)
  • Peter Pan (March 1 and May 4, 2006)
  • Pocahontas (March 1, May 31 and August 17, 2006)
  • The Rescuers (August 16, 2006)
  • Robin Hood (June 22, 2006)
  • Tarzan (August 30, 2006)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (February 23, 2006)
  • Tarzan and Jane (January 5 and February 5, 2006)

Tyler

  • Finding Neverland (October 3 & 4, 2006)
  • Vegas 7 (December 19, 2006)
  • Red Buffalo (December 18, 2006)
  • Finding Nemo (May 23-24, December 22, 2006)
  • Peter Pan (2003 Remake) (November 29, 2006)

Nickelodeon

  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (August 31, 2006)

Programs debuted on television this year

ABC Family

  • The Cat in the Hat (1971) (December 21, 2006)
  • Dr. Seuss on the Loose (December 21, 2006)

Boomerang

  • Dexter's Laboratory (January 16, 2006)
  • Cow and Chicken (April 2, 2006)
  • Pokemon (April 3, 2006)

Cartoon Network

  • Pokemon Chronicles (June 3, 2006)
  • Pokemon: Battle Frontier (September 8, 2006)

Disney Channel

  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (May 5, 2006)
  • The Replacements (July 28, 2006)

FOX

  • Geoshea World (May 6, 2006)

NBC

  • 1 vs. 100 (October 13, 2006)

Noggin

  • Go, Diego, Go! (February 1, 2006)
  • Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (August 28, 2006)

PBS

  • Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman (May 29, 2006)
  • Curious George (September 4, 2006)

Toon Disney

  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series (August 1, 2006)

TV Land

  • The Cosby Show

Programs airing new seasons this year

ABC

  • America's Funniest Home Videos (Season 17) (October 1, 2006)

Cartoon Network

  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (Season 5) (January 6, 2006)
  • Inuyasha (Season 6) (March 29, 2006)
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy (Season 5, continued) (March 31, 2006)
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (Season 4) (April 28, 2006)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (Season 2) (August 21, 2006)
  • Codename: Kids Next Door (Season 6) (August 25, 2006)
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (Season 6) (October 6, 2006)

Comedy Central

  • South Park (Season 10) (March 22, 2006)
  • Drawn Together (Season 3) (October 5, 2006)

Disney Channel

  • Little Einsteins (Season 1, continued) (January 8, 2006)

FOX

  • Bratz (Season 2)
  • American Dad! (Season 3) (September 10, 2006)
  • Family Guy (Season 5) (September 10, 2006)
  • The Simpsons (Season 18) (September 10, 2006)
  • High School Whenever (Season 17) (September 10, 2006)
  • Junior Girls (Season 4) (September 10, 2006)
  • The Jamie Pressly Show (Season 6) (September 17, 2006)
  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (Season 4) (September 16, 2006–December 9, 2006)
  • Winx Club (Season 3) (September 30, 2006)
  • Magical DoReMi (50 episodes produced)

NBC

  • Deal or No Deal (Season 2) (September 18, 2006)

Nickelodeon

  • The Fairly OddParents (Season 5, continued) (January 16, 2006)
  • Dora the Explorer (Season 4, continued) (January 23, 2006)
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Season 3, continued) (January 23, 2006)
  • Drake & Josh (Season 4) (September 24, 2006)
  • Danny Phantom (Season 3) (October 9, 2006)
  • All Grown Up! (Season 4, continued) (November 25, 2006)

PBS

  • Maya & Miguel (Season 3) (January 2006)
  • Between the Lions (Season 6) (April 17, 2006)
  • Arthur (Season 10) (May 15, 2006)
  • Sesame Street (Season 37) (August 14, 2006)
  • Barney & Friends (Season 10) (September 15, 2006)**
  • Thomas and Friends (Season 10) (third season on PBS) (October 2, 2006)**
  • Cyberchase (Season 5) (October 31, 2006)
  • Postcards from Buster (Season 2) (November 27, 2006)

WB Network

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 23) (September 11, 2006)*
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 24) (September 11, 2006)*

(*) Starting with this season, these shows are now presented in HD.

(**) The two R's, Riff (from Barney & Friends) and Rosie (from Thomas and Friends), are introduced in this season.

(*) Caytlin Shayne and Danny Micheals is introduced starting with this season.

(*) Starting with this season, CBS Paramount Television now owns these show.

(*) This season premiered the same day with the closure of this channel.

Programs broadcasted in reruns this year

ABC Family

  • America's Funniest Home Videos (1994-1997)
  • Full House

Cartoon Network

  • Cowboy Bebop (aired on Adult Swim)
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • Family Guy (aired on Adult Swim)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (aired on Adult Swim)
  • Futurama (aired on Adult Swim)
  • Naruto
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • One Piece
  • Pokemon (Season 1)

FOX

  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (returned to 4Kids TV on July 8, 2006)*
  • Sonic X**

(*) This show aired twice from July 29 to August 12, 2006, and did not air on August 26, 2006.

(**) This show did not air on March 25, 2006. Its last episode aired on May 6, 2006, and the show began to go on a hiatus after June 3, 2006.

Game Show Network

  • Press Your Luck

Lifetime

  • The Nanny

Nickelodeon

  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  • All That
  • The Amanda Show
  • Full House (aired on Nick at Nite)
  • Roseanne (aired on Nick at Nite)

Nicktoons

  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  • All Grown Up!
  • The Angry Beavers
  • As Told By Ginger
  • CatDog
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Hey Arnold!
  • KaBlam!
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • Rocko's Modern Life
  • Rugrats
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • The Wild Thornberrys

Nick GAS

  • Double Dare 2000
  • Legends of the Hidden Temple

Noggin

  • Blue's Clues
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Max and Ruby
  • Miffy and Friends

PBS

  • Arthur (Seasons 1-9)
  • Barney & Friends (Seasons 7-9)
  • Between the Lions (Seasons 1-5)
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Dragon Tales
  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
  • ZOOM (Seasons 6-7)

PBS Kids Sprout

  • Barney & Friends (Seasons 4-8)
  • Caillou
  • Dragon Tales
  • Sesame Street
  • Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat
  • Thomas and Friends

TBS

  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Friends (1994-2004)
  • Home Improvement
  • Seinfeld (1989-1998)

Toon Disney

  • Aladdin: The Series
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
  • The Little Mermaid: TV Series
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Timon & Pumbaa

TV Land

  • The Brady Bunch
  • Cheers (1982-1993)
  • Happy Days

WGN America

  • America's Funniest Home Videos (Season 9 onwards)

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 22) (September 16, 2006)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 23) (September 16, 2006)
  • South Park

Programs ended this year

ABC Family

  • Digimon: Digital Monsters

Cartoon Network

  • Cow and Chicken
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Pokemon Chronicles (last episode aired on November 25, 2006)
  • The Powerpuff Girls

Disney Channel

  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series (July 29, 2006)

Nickelodeon

  • All That (June 3, 2006)

Nicktoons

  • Doug (September 22, 2006)
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (October 31, 2006)

PBS

  • Clifford's Puppy Days
  • Reading Rainbow (November 10, 2006)
  • ZOOM (Seasons 6-7) (July 24, 2006) (replaced by Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman in May 2006)

Toon Disney

  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series (January 30, 2006)

WB Network

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (June 10, 2006)
  • Pokemon (July 8, 2006)

Syndication

  • Jeopardy! (Season 21) (September 9, 2006)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Season 22) (September 9, 2006)

Anime released this year

  • Naruto (Season 5) (May 24, 2006)
  • Powerpuff Girls Z (July 1, 2006)
  • Pocket Monsters: Diamond and Pearl (September 28, 2006)
  • Pokemon Chronicles (June 3, 2006)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (Season 3) (October 4, 2006)

DVD trailers released this year

  • The Fox and the Hound 2 (February 7, 2006)
  • Brother Bear 2 (February 7, 2006)
  • Disney Princess Fairy Tales (February 14, 2006)
  • Dumbo: Big Top Edition (February 28, 2006)
  • The Little Mermaid: 2-Disc Platinum Edition (February 28, 2006)
  • The Shaggy Dog (Re-Make) (June 6, 2006)
  • The Wild (June 6, 2006)
  • The Cheetah Girls 2 (July 18, 2006)
  • Cars (August 29, 2006)
  • Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (October 3, 2006)
  • Tinker Bell (October 3, 2006)
  • The Fox and the Hound 2 (New Trailer) (October 3, 2006)
  • Peter Pan: 2-Disc Platinum Edition (October 3, 2006)
  • Jump In (December 5, 2006)
  • Roving Mars (December 19, 2006)

DVD and Blu-ray releases this year

Movies

Region 1 (North America)

  • Disney Sing Along Songs: The Bare Necessities (1987) (January 3, 2006)
  • Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly (1988) (January 3, 2006)
  • Disney Sing Along Songs: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (1990) (January 3, 2006)
  • Disney Sing Along Songs: Pongo & Perdita (1996) (January 3, 2006)
  • Benji the Hunted (January 17, 2006)
  • Bambi II (February 7, 2006)
  • Lady and the Tramp: 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition (February 28, 2006)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (March 7, 2006)
  • Harry Potter Years 1-4 (March 7, 2006)*
  • The Shaggy Dog (1959) (March 7, 2006)
  • VeggieTales: Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler (March 11, 2006)
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Cyber Chase (March 14, 2006)
  • Chicken Little (March 21, 2006)
  • The Han Dynasty (April 4, 2006)
  • Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (April 11, 2006)
  • Dumbo: Big Top Edition (June 6, 2006)
  • Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure: Special Edition (June 20, 2006)
  • Leroy & Stitch (June 27, 2006)
  • Baby Einstein - Baby's Favorite Places - First Words Around Town (July 25, 2006)
  • VeggieTales: LarryBoy and the Bad Apple (July 29, 2006)
  • Brother Bear 2 (August 29, 2006)
  • Disney Sing Along Songs: Happy Haunting Party at Disneyland (September 5, 2006)
  • The Wild (September 12, 2006)
  • Dinosaur (Blu-ray) (September 19, 2006)
  • The Little Mermaid: 2-Disc Platinum Edition (October 3, 2006)
  • Scarface: Platinum Edition (October 3, 2006)
  • The Fox and the Hound: 25th Anniversary Edition (October 10, 2006)
  • Baby Einstein - Baby's First Moves (October 24, 2006)
  • VeggieTales: Gideon: Tuba Warrior (November 4, 2006)
  • Cars (November 7, 2006)
  • Shrek (Blu-ray) (November 7, 2006)
  • Shrek 2 (Blu-ray) (November 7, 2006)
  • Lilo and Stitch (Blu-ray) (November 7, 2006)
  • The Lion King 1 1/2 (Blu-ray) (November 7, 2006)
  • The Incredibles (Blu-ray) (November 7, 2006)
  • Monsters, Inc. (Blu-ray) (November 7, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (November 14, 2006)
  • Newark: 2-Disc 20th Anniversary Edition (November 14, 2006)
  • Home Alone: Family Fun Edition (November 21, 2006)
  • Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition (November 28, 2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (December 5, 2006)
  • The Fox and the Hound 2 (December 12, 2006)

(*) The narrator of the special features for the Harry Potter films retires in 2006.

Region 2 (UK)

Region 3 (South Korea)

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (March 17, 2006)
  • High School Whenever 2 (November 28, 2006)

TV Shows

  • Sonic X Vol. 9: Into the Darkness (February 7, 2006)
  • Thomas & Friends: Track Stars (February 7, 2006)
  • Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Really Brave Engines and Other Adventures (February 7, 2006)
  • Super Mario Bros. Super Show: Volume 1 (March 28, 2006)
  • Barney's Musical Scrapbook (April 4, 2006)
  • Full House: The Complete Third Season (April 4, 2006)
  • Full House: The Complete Seasons 1-3 (April 4, 2006)
  • Sonic X Vol. 10: The Beginning of the End (May 16, 2006)
  • Thomas & Friends: Sing-Along and Stories (May 16, 2006)
  • Thomas & Friends: Tales from the Tracks (May 23, 2006)
  • Barney Songs (June 6, 2006)
  • Cheers: The Complete Eighth Season (June 13, 2006)
  • Full House: The Complete Fourth Season (August 15, 2006)
  • Full House: The Complete Seasons 1-4 (August 15, 2006)
  • Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Halloween Adventures (August 29, 2006)
  • Thomas & Friends: Come Ride the Rails (September 12, 2006)
  • Super Mario Bros. Super Show: Volume 2 (October 31, 2006)
  • Friends: The Complete Series Collection (November 14, 2006)
  • Pokemon: Indigo League Part 1 (November 21, 2006)
  • Seinfeld: The Complete Seventh Season (November 21, 2006)
  • Full House: The Complete Fifth Season (December 12, 2006)
  • Full House: The Complete Seasons 1-5 (December 12, 2006)

DVD price reductions this year

Movies

  • Shrek: Two-Disc Special Edition (DVD) - $29.98 (Q1 2006)*
  • The Mask: Special Edition - $14.98 (Q2 2006)
  • Disney Sing Along Songs: The Lion King: Circle of Life (DVD)  - $14.99 (August 30, 2006)
  • Disney Sing Along Songs: Sing a Song With Pooh Bear and Piglet Too (DVD) - $14.99 (August 30, 2006)
  • Very Merry Christmas Sing Along Songs - $14.99 (August 30, 2006)
  • The Goonies - $14.98
  • The Lion King: Circle of Life - $14.99
  • The Cat in the Hat - $14.98
  • Super Size Me - $14.94
  • Matilda: Special Edition - $14.94
  • Jeopardy!: An Inside Look at America's Favorite Quiz Show - $14.94
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - $14.98 (November 21, 2006)

(*) The price of this DVD was actually raised from its previous price of $26.99.

TV Shows

  • Cheers: The Complete First Season - $29.98
  • Cheers: The Complete Second Season - $29.98
  • Cheers: The Complete Third Season - $35.98
  • Cheers: The Complete Fourth Season - $29.98
  • Friends: The Complete Seventh Season - $39.98
  • The Amanda Show Vol. 1: Amanda, Please! - $9.98
  • The Amanda Show Vol. 2: The Girls' Room - $9.98
  • Full House: The Complete First Season - $26.98 (December 12, 2006)

DVDs and VHS Tapes discontinued this year

Movies

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (VHS) (January 2006)*
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (VHS) (January 2006)*
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (VHS) (January 2006)*
  • Aladdin: Collector's Gift Set (January 31, 2006)
  • The Aristocats (Disney Gold Classic Collection)
  • Bambi II (April 17, 2006)
  • The Cat in the Hat (2004 VHS)*
  • Disney Sing Along Songs: Let's Go to the Circus! (VHS)*
  • The Fox and the Hound (Disney Gold Classic Collection)
  • Harry Potter Years 1-3: 6-Disc DVD Set
  • Home Alone (1997 VHS)*
  • Home Alone (1999 DVD)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1997 VHS)*
  • Home Alone 3 (VHS)*
  • Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (VHS)*
  • Home Alone Triple Pack (DVD)
  • Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (VHS)*
  • Hook (Superbit Collection) (DVD)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Newark (2000 DVD)
  • Robin Hood (Disney Gold Classic Collection)
  • Saludos Amigos (Disney Gold Classic Collection)
  • Scarface: Two-Disc Anniversary Edition
  • Shrek (VHS)*
  • Shrek 2 (VHS)*
  • That Darn Cat! (The Hayley Mills Collection) (VHS)*
  • The Three Caballeros (Disney Gold Classic Collection)
  • The Tigger Movie (VHS)*
  • Very Merry Christmas Sing Along Songs (2002 VHS)

TV Shows

  • DVDouble Shot: Ice Kirby
  • DVDouble Shot: Cook Kirby
  • DVDouble Shot: Chaos Emerald Chaos
  • DVDouble Shot: Cracking Knuckles
  • DVDouble Shot: Heads Up, Tails!
  • DVDouble Shot: Pure Chaos

(*) The VHS format was phasing out due to the growing popularity of DVDs and the introduction of Blu-ray Discs.

Logos introduced this year

  • 20th Century Fox Blu-ray Disc (November 21, 2006)
  • Paramount High Definition - "The Digital Mountain" (April 25, 2006)
  • Flying On A Balloon – "The Digital Space Hopper #2" (November 3, 2006)
  • CBS Paramount Television - "Eye in the Sky" (May 29, 2006)
  • CBS Paramount Television - "CGI Wallpaper" (June 10, 2006)
  • Walt Disney Pictures - "New CGI Logo" (July 7, 2006) (DVD debut on December 5, 2006)
  • HiT Entertainment - "Jumping Blocks" (September 5, 2006)
  • Disney Blu-ray Disc (September 19, 2006)
  • Deluxe Digital Studios Logo #3
  • KingWorld - "Star-Shooter II" (December 25, 2006)

Logos updated this year

  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment - "CGI Searchlights" (November 21, 2006)
  • Walt Disney Home Entertainment - "The Ring" (Music Changed) (November 14, 2006)

Logos ended this year

  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment - "The Restored Castle"
  • Walt Disney Pictures - "Metallic Orange Castle" (April 14, 2006)
  • Paramount Television - "Majestic Mountain II" (May 28, 2006)
  • HiT Entertainment Logo #1
  • Deluxe Digital Studios Logo #2
  • Walt Disney Pictures - "Magic Kingdom" (December 12, 2006)
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (VHS only) (December 12, 2006)

Video games unveiled this year

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) (May 4, 2006)
  • Diddy Kong Racing DS (May 9, 2006)
  • Kirby Squeak Squad (May 9, 2006)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (May 9, 2006)
  • Super Paper Mario (May 9, 2006; originally for the GameCube)
  • Yoshi's Island DS (May 9, 2006; originally Yoshi's Island 2)
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (May 11, 2006; originally Super Smash Bros. for Wii)

Video games released this year

Japan

Nintendo GameCube

  • Sonic Riders (February 23, 2006)

Nintendo DS

  • New Super Mario Bros. (May 25, 2006)
  • Kirby Squeak Squad (November 2, 2006)

Xbox 360

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (December 21, 2006)

PlayStation 3

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (December 2, 2006)

Virtual Console (Wii)

  • Donkey Kong (December 2, 2006)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (December 2, 2006)
  • Super Mario Bros. (December 2, 2006)
  • Super Mario World (December 2, 2006)
  • Super Mario 64 (December 2, 2006)
  • The Legend of Zelda (December 2, 2006)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (December 2, 2006)
  • F-Zero (December 2, 2006)
  • Mario Bros. (December 12, 2006)

North America

Nintendo GameCube

  • Sonic Riders (February 21, 2006)

Nintendo DS

  • Super Princess Peach (February 27, 2006)
  • New Super Mario Bros. (May 15, 2006)
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (September 25, 2006)
  • Yoshi's Island DS (November 13, 2006)
  • Kirby Squeak Squad (December 4, 2006)

Xbox 360

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (November 14, 2006)

PlayStation 3

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (November 19, 2006)

Virtual Console (Wii)

  • Donkey Kong (November 19, 2006)
  • Mario Bros. (November 19, 2006)
  • The Legend of Zelda (November 19, 2006)
  • F-Zero (November 19, 2006)
  • Super Mario 64 (November 19, 2006)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (December 4, 2006)
  • Super Mario Bros. (December 25, 2006)

Europe

Nintendo GameCube

  • Mario Party 7 (February 10, 2006)
  • Sonic Riders (March 17, 2006)

Nintendo DS

  • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (January 27, 2006)
  • Super Princess Peach (May 26, 2006)
  • New Super Mario Bros. (June 30, 2006)
  • Yoshi's Island DS (December 1, 2006)

Xbox 360

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (November 24, 2006)

Video games discontinued this year

  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
  • Kirby Air Ride
  • Kirby & the Amazing Mirror
  • Kirby Canvas Curse
  • Luigi's Mansion
  • Mario Party 6
  • Mario Party 7
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong
  • Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
  • Sonic Heroes

Books released this year

North America

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Paperback) (July 25, 2006)

North America (Spanish Editions)

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (February 28, 2006)

Japan

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (May 17, 2006)
  • Kirby of the Stars: The Story of Dedede Who Lives in Pupupu Vol. 24 (May 26, 2006)
  • Kirby of the Stars: The Story of Dedede Who Lives in Pupupu Vol. 25 (October 27, 2006)

Albums released this year

  • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Vol. 2 (March 14, 2006)
  • The Aristocats (April 24, 2006)

Software released this year

Beta Versions

  • Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 (April 24, 2006)
  • Windows Vista Beta 2 (May 18, 2006)
  • Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 (June 29, 2006)
  • Internet Explorer 7 RC1 (August 24, 2006)
  • Windows Vista RC1 (September 1, 2006)
  • Windows Vista RC2 (October 6, 2006)

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista (November 8, 2006; released worldwide on January 30, 2007)

PC Components

  • Adobe Flash 9 (June 2006)
  • Internet Explorer 7 (October 18, 2006)
  • Windows Media Player 11 (October 30, 2006)
  • Adobe Reader 8 (November 2006)

Software no longer supported this year

Operating Systems

  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 or earlier
  • Windows XP (without a Service Pack or with Service Pack 1)
  • Microsoft Office XP
  • Actimates

PC Components

  • Internet Explorer 5, 5.01 and 5.5

Media unveiled this year

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (DVD) (January 13, 2006)
  • Home Alone: Family Fun Edition (DVD) (September 3, 2006)

Websites launched this year

  • Welcome to Seussville! (www.catinthehat.com) (April 21, 2006)
  • kirbykirbykirby.com (as Kirby! Kirby! Kirby!) (November 2006)
  • Nico Nico Douga (Japan) (December 12, 2006)

Websites shut down this year

  • kirbykirbykirby.com (as Nintendo: World of Kirby)
  • The Cat in the Hat (www.catinthehat.com) (April 21, 2006)

Vehicles introduced this year

  • 2007 Acura MDX (September 2006)
  • 2007 Acura RDX (August 11, 2006)
  • 2007 Audi S6 (June 2006)
  • 2007 Audi TT (August 2006)
  • 2007 BMW 328i/335i (Q3 2006)
  • 2007 Cadillac Escalade (June 2006)
  • 2007 Chevrolet Aveo (August 17, 2006)
  • 2007 Chrysler Sebring (September 25, 2006)
  • 2007 Dodge Nitro (August 2006)
  • 2007 GMC Acadia (December 2006)
  • 2007 GMC Sierra (November 15, 2006)
  • 2007 GMC Yukon (March 8, 2006)
  • 2007 Honda CR-V (September 1, 2006)
  • 2007 Honda Fit (April 27, 2006)
  • 2007 Hyundai Elantra (October 23, 2006)
  • 2007 Hyundai Entourage (April 2006)
  • 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe (April 18, 2006)
  • 2007 Infiniti G35 (November 2006)
  • 2007 Jaguar XKR
  • 2007 Jeep Compass (May 30, 2006)
  • 2007 Jeep Patriot (December 7, 2006)
  • 2007 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2007 Kia Optima
  • 2007 Lexus ES 350 (February 10, 2006)
  • 2007 Lexus LS 460 (October 20, 2006)
  • 2007 Lexus RX 350
  • 2007 Lincoln MKX (December 2006)
  • 2007 Lincoln Navigator (February 7, 2006)
  • 2007 Mazda CX-7 (Q2 2006)
  • 2007 Mazda CX-9 (September 18, 2006)
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz E550/S550/SL550
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz E63/ML63
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz S600
  • 2007 Mitsubishi Montero (September 30, 2006)
  • 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander (November 2006)
  • 2007 Nissan Altima (April 12, 2006)
  • 2007 Nissan Sentra
  • 2007 Suzuki SX4 (September 2006)
  • 2007 Suzuki XL7 (October 2006)
  • 2007 Toyota Camry (March 2006)
  • 2007 Toyota Yaris (April 3, 2006)
  • 2006 Volkswagen Eos (January 2006)
  • 2007 Volkswagen GTI
  • 2006 Volvo C70 (Q1 2006)
  • 2007 Volvo S80 (June 2006)

Vehicles discontinued this year

  • Acura RSX (July 7, 2006)
  • BMW 325i/330i
  • Ford GT (September 21, 2006)
  • Honda Inisght (first generation) (September 2006)
  • Hyundai Sonata LX
  • Infiniti Q45
  • Lincoln LS (April 3, 2006)
  • Mazda MPV (North America and Europe only)
  • Mercedes-Benz C55/E55/S55 and E500/S430/S500/SL500
  • Nissan Sentra SE-R
  • Pontiac GTO (June 14, 2006)
  • Toyota Celica (as a carryover 2005 model) (April 21, 2006)
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