Television & Movies
- Muppet Treasure Island released February 16
- Muppets Tonight Season 1 on ABC, March 8 - July 14
- Aliens in the Family on ABC, March 15 - August 31 (only season)
- Big Bag premieres on Cartoon Network, June 2
- The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss Season 1 premieres on Nickelodeon, October 13
- Sesame Street Season 28, November 18
- Elmo Saves Christmas special airs on PBS
International Television & Movies
- Gulliver's Travels miniseries, February 4
- Muppets Skatteø (Muppet Treasure Island) released in Denmark, June 28
- Mupparna på skattkammarön (Muppet Treasure Island) released in Sweden, June 28
- Muppets Die Schatzinsel (Muppet Treasure Island) released in Germany, July 11
- Ulica Sezamkowa begins airing in Poland, October
- Die Muppets unterm Weihnachtsbaum (Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree) premiers in Germany on RTL, December 24
- Barrio Sésamo begins its third series in Spain
- The Canadian version of Sesame Street is renamed Sesame Park
- Ulitsa Sezam begins airing in Russia
- Miss Piggy appears to compete with Babe at the 68th Academy Awards, March 25
- The Cat in the Hat at the Kid's Choice Awards, May 11
- Kermit gives the commencement address at Southampton College and receives an honorary doctorate in Amphibious Letters, May 19
- Big Bird sings a duet with Kathie Lee Gifford for her PBS pledge-drive special Kathie Lee Gifford's Lullabies for Little Ones, August
- Kermit is a guest on The Tonight Show, November 12
- Johnny Fiama and Sal Minella are interviewed on Larry King Live, December 24
- Miss Piggy is a guest on The Tonight Show, December 31
- Miss Piggy appears during the first week of The Rosie O'Donnell Show
- Miss Piggy cooks on Regis & Kathie Lee to promote her new book
- Bert and Ernie's Greatest Hits
- A Christmas Together (Laserlight Digital CD)
- Dreamytime Songs
- Elmo's Favorite Sing-Alongs
- Monster Melodies
- Silly Songs
- Sing-Along Travel Songs
- Sing the Alphabet
- Another Monster at the End of This Book
- B is for Books!
- Bean Makes The Best Of It
- Bye-Bye, Boo-Boo
- Christmas in Snowy Forest
- Elmo's Lift-and-Peek Around the Corner Book
- Elmo's 12 Days of Christmas
- Find Your Way to Muppet Treasure Island
- The Gift of the Magi Story Book Set & Advent Calendar
- Go to Bed, Fred
- Grover, Messenger of Love
- Growing Up Grouchy
- Happy Birthday, Miss Piggy!
- I Am a Baby
- Kermit's Big Surprise!
- Kermit's Teeny Tiny Farm
- Let's Play Peek-A-Boo!
- Look and Find Muppets
- Monster Faces
- Muppet Christmas Songs
- Muppet Treasure Island: All Aboard Reading
- Muppet Treasure Island: Sailing for Adventure
- Muppet Treasure Island: Treasure Hunt
- Rise and Shine!
- Rizzo's Bike Sale
- Scooter Can't Read
- Sesame Street Little Theater
- Shop Till You Drop!
- Where Is Baby Natasha?
- Where's the Duckie?
- Which Witch Is Which?
- Animal Show: Kangaroo & Frog, January 30
- Animal Show: Owl & Octopus, January 30
- Do the Alphabet, February 6
- Learning to Share, February 6
- Imagine That!, April 30
- Elmocize, June 11
- Slimey's World Games, June 11
- Elmo Saves Christmas, September 3
- Kermit the Frog's 1996 Advertising Parodies! calendar
- Muppet Treasure Island Happy Meal toys
- Muppets Inside CD-ROM released in April
- The Muppets on the Go! video game
- Muppet Treasure Island (CD-ROM)
- Tickle Me Elmo debuts and becomes a holiday sensation
- Welch's The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss Jelly Jars
- Chelli plush
- Miss Piggy appears in a campaign for Frito-Lay's Baked Lays chips with supermodels Kathy Ireland and Vendela. The campaign included a television commercial and print ads.
Behind the scenes
Muppet Character Debuts
- Muppets Tonight: Pepe the King Prawn, Seymour, Johnny Fiama, Sal Minella, Bobo the Bear
- Barrio Sésamo: Bluki, Vera, Bubo, Gaspar
- Ulitsa Sezam: Zeliboba, Businka, Kubik
- Kermit is the Grand Marshal of The Tournament of Roses Parade which also features a Muppet Treasure Island float, January 1
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