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Chicago World’s Fair vis­i­tors en­joy the Kine­to­scope, a one-per­son film viewer cre­ated by Thomas Edi­son and Wil­liam Dick­son.

Toot, Whis­tle, Plunk and Boom Gumby

The orig­i­nal Star Wars tril­ogy wraps with the crit­i­cally lauded Re­turn of the Jedi, fea­tur­ing Os­car-win­ning vfx by Richard Edlund, Den­nis Muren, Ken Ralston and Phil Tip­pett. Dis­ney re­leases The Many Ad­ven­tures of Win­nie the Pooh. On TV: U.K. view­ers make way for Cos­grove-Hall’s BAFTA and Emmy-win­ning The Wind in the Wil­lows — and Banana­man; U.S. auds get Jim Hen­son’s Frag­gle Rock, Alvin and The Chip­munks, In­spec­tor Gad­get, Mis­ter T and The Char­lie Brown and Snoopy Show, and half-hour toy com­mer­cials like G.I. Joe: A Real Amer­i­can Hero, He-Man and the Mas­ters of the Uni­verse and The Pac­Man/ Ru­bik the Amaz­ing Cube Hour. Spain’s BRB and Ja­pan’s Nip­pon An­i­ma­tion team for Around the World with Willy Fog. Don Bluth re­forms his stu­dio as Bluth Group, pro­vid­ing an­i­ma­tion for hit game Dragon’s Lair. Founded: Dis­ney Chan­nel (U.S.); Poly­gon Pic­tures (Ja­pan), Sa­ban En­ter­tain­ment (U.S.-Israel), Stu­dio Fan­ta­sia (Ja­pan)

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