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Warner Bros. Studios!

Founded By: Jack, Sam, Harry & Albert Warner!

History + Notable Films:
Founded In 1923 By The Above Mentioned Warner Bros., The Studio Has Created Some Of The Most Landmark & Memorable Movies In Hollywood Starting With The Jazz Singer, Which Is Considered The 1st Ever "Talkie" Movie In Hollywood!

While Their Competitor Went For Musicals, Warner Went For Black & White Movies Like, The Public Enemy, Little Caeser, I'm A Fugitive From A Chain Gang, Casablanca, The Treasure Of Sierra Madre & The Maltese Falcon (The Latter 3 All Have Humphrey Bogart As The Lead Role!

Well, It's Also Famous For Brining Us Marlon Brando In A Streetcar Named Desire, James Dean In Rebel Without A Cause, Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway In Bonnie & Clyde, Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton In Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Paul Newman In HUD, Robert Redford & Dustin Hoffman In All The President's Men & Of Course, Clint Eastwood In The Violent Classic Dirty Harry! But Arguably One Of Their Most Landmark & Genre Starting Movie Is Superman: The Movie, Starring Christopher Reeve As The Title Role. It Is Known For Starting The Superhero Genre That Most Of Us 90's Kids Grew Up Watching To!

But Of Course, It's Also Known For Immortal Franchises Like Batman, One Of The Key Films To Develop & Popularize The Superhero Genre, The Matrix, One Of The Early Films To Use The Amazing "Bullet-Effect" & One Of The Best Sc-Fi Films Around, Lethal Weapon, A Movie Which Popularized The "Buddy-Cop" Genre & Of Course The Harry Potter Series, Which Consists Of 7 Films Based On The Bestseller Harry Potter Novels By J.K. Rowling & Is Considered One Of Their Most Finest Works Ever!

Some Of Their Other Notable Films Are:
"Inception", "The Town", "The Blind Side", "Valentine's Day", "Sherlock Holmes", "The Hangover", "The Time Traveler's Wife", "Yes Man", "Sex and the City", "Slumdog Millionaire", "The Dark Knight", "Hairspray", "I Am Legend," "Sweeney Todd," "300," " "The Departed," "Nancy Drew," "Oceans 13," "License to Wed," "Batman Begins," "Superman Returns," "Constantine," "Corpse Bride," "Poseidon," "The Good German," "Rumor Has It," "Rent," "Constantine," "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Million Dollar Baby," "The Last Samurai," "Anger Management," "Scooby Doo" and "Austin Powers in Goldmember", "Mystic River," "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," "Rush Hour 2," "Blade II," "The Time Machine," "A Walk To Remember," "A.I.", "Cats & Dogs," "The Perfect Storm," "The Matrix," "The Green Mile," "Eyes Wide Shut," "Any Given Sunday," "Deep Blue Sea," "Three Kings," "The Wild Wild West," "Lost & Found," "Analyze This," "Message in a Bottle," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Outbreak," "Interview With The Vampire," "You've Got Mail," "Practical Magic," "The Avengers," "Lethal Weapon 4," "A Perfect Murder," "Quest for Camelot," "City of Angels," "L.A. Confidential," "U.S. Marshals," "The Postman," "Dangerous Beauty," "Batman And Robin," "Contact," "Conspiracy Theory," "Devil's Advocate," "The Postman," "Mars Attacks," "Space Jam," "A Time To Kill," "Tin Cup," "Eraser," "Twister," "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls," "Heat," "Free Willy II," "The Client," "Natural Born Killers," "The Fugitive," "Dennis the Menace," "The Pelican Brief," and "Unforgiven"

Some Of Their Frequent Collaborators Are: Mel Gibson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sandra Bullock, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Kim Basinger, Keanu Reeves, George Clooney, Meg Ryan, Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Al Pacino, Wesley Snipes, Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore, Steven Seagal, Warren Beatty, Robert Duvall, Sharon Stone, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts
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20th Century Fox Studios!

Founded By: William Fox!

History + Notable Films:
Founded In 1913, It's One Of Hollywood's Most Oldest Studios! In 1928 It Moved To Century City (The Personal Ranch Of Tom Mix, The True Pioneer Of Western Heroes In Cinema) And Till Then It Was Known Simply As FOX! In 1935, It Merged With 20th Century Pictures (Founded By Daryll Zanuck In 1933) And Together They Formed 20th Century Fox!

In The Years That Followed, 20th Century Fox Produced A Number Of Memorable Films Like The Grapes Of Wrath, Laura, Miracle On 34th Street & It's 1990 Remake, Patton, Die Hard, Predator & The Ultimate Family Classic Home Alone Among Others!

But Of Course, The Studio's Biggest Hit Was Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope! More Than 16 Years Later, James Cameron Would Produce His Grand-Scale Epic Titanic, Which Overtook Star Wars As The Highest Grossing Film Of All Time!

Like The Above, 20th Century Fox Has It's Share Of Series Like The 14 The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, Starring Basil Rathbone! Also In It's Credits Are The Omen Series, Planet Of The Apes, From 1968-1973 (The Former Two Starring Charlton Heston) & Of Course The Alien Series, Starring Sigourney Weaver!

How Can We Forget All About Eve? It Still Holds The Record For Being Nominated For Awards Than Anyone: A Total Of 14, While Winning 6 (Including Best Picture). Their 1963 Epic Cleopatra, Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Was The Most Expensive Film Of It's Time But Wasn't Critically Well Received Despite The Fact It Won 4 Awards!

Elvis Presley Also Made His Acting Debut With 20th Century Fox: Love Me Tender!

The Latest James Cameron Flick Avatar Broke All Box Office Records & Is Currently The Most Highest-Grossing 20th Century Fox Studio Movie!

Some Of Their Other Notable Films:
"Love and Other Drugs ", "127 Hours", "Black Swan", "Tooth Fairy", "Gulliver's Travels", " "Knight & Day", "The Chronicles of Narnia 3", "Horton Hears a Who!", "Marley & Me", "Australia", "The Day the Earth Stood Still", "The Wrestler", "Taken", "Juno," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Alien vs. Predator," "Live Free or Die Hard," "Night at the Museum," "The Simpsons Movie," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Borat," "4: Rise of the Silver Surfer," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "Walk the Line,""Big Mama's House 2," "Fantastic Four" "Cheaper By the Dozen 2," "Kingdom of Heaven," "I, Robot," "The Day After Tomorrow," "Garfield," "Master & Commander," "Daredevil," "Minority Report," "The Road to Perdition," The two latest "Star Wars" installments, "Shallow Hal," "Unfaithful," "Planet of the Apes," the smash hit "X-Men," "Doctor Doolittle 2," "Cast Away," "Glitter," "Me, Myself & Irene," "Anna and the King," "Fight Club," the blockbuster "Titanic" (the highest-grossing movie of all time), "The Thin Red LIne," "There's Something About Mary," "Bullworth," "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," "Hope Floats," "Ever After," "The X Files," "Hope Floats," "Independence Day," "Home Alone 3," "Volcano," "Alien Resurrection," "Speed," "That Thing You Do," "Jingle All the Way," "Broken Arrow," "Die Hard: With a Vengeance," "A Walk In The Clouds," "Waiting To Exhale," "French Kiss," "The Last of the Mohicans," "True Lies," "Nell," "The Beverly Hillbillies," and "Mrs. Doubtfire

Some Of The Notable Stars Are:
Little Shirley Temple made most of her classic musicals here. Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Richard Burton, Natalie Wood, Betty Grable, Alice Faye, Gene Hackman, Julie Andrews, Charlton Heston, Tyrone Power, Jean Harlow, Sonja Henie, Gregory Peck, Don Ameche, Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Will Rogers, Susan Hayward, Carmen Miranda, Milton Berle, Caesar Romero, Roddy McDowall, Jeanne Crain, Bruce Willis, and Barbra Streisand
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Paramount Pictures!

Founded By: Adolph Zukor!

History + Notable Films:
Founded In 1912, It Was Then Known As Famous Players Studios But Changed It To Paramount Pictures In 1914! Paramount Is Instantly Known For Producing Classic Silent Movies Like The Shiek & Of Course, Wings, Which Was The First Movie Ever To Win The Best Picture Award!

Legendary British Director, Alfred Hitchcock Made Some Of His Iconic Movies In This Studio Like The Immortal Horror, Psycho, The Murder-Mystery, Vertigo & The Suspense Drama, Rear Window!

Credits Also Go For Sunset Blvd. Starring Gloria Swanson & William Holden!

But, Some Of The Truly Remembered & Most Respected Films Were Produced Right Here. Starting From The Greatest Show On Earth To The Ten Commandments To True Grit To Love Story To Breakfast To Tiffany's To Chinatown To Of Course, The Most Beloved The Godfather!

Other Credits Go To Grease, Saturday Night Fever (Both Having John Travolta), Reds, Fatal Atttraction & The Accused, For Which Jodie Foster Won Her First Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress!

But, Unlike The Above 2, Paramount Has A Noticable Success With Franchises & Sequels Like The Everlasting Indiana Jones Series Which Made Harrison Ford A Superstar, The Extremely Popular Star Trek Series Beginning From 1979 & Such Comedy Films Like Beverly Hills Cop, The Naked Gun Series & Airplane! Series (The Latter 2 Have Leslie Nielson! It Also Is The Pround Owner Of One Of The Most Rememberable Slasher Films Of All Time: The Friday The 13th Series.

Some Of Their Other Notable Films Are:
"True Grit", "The Fighter", "Dinner for Schmucks", "Megamind", two "Iron Man" movies, three "Transformers", two more "Shrek" films, "Shutter Island", "How to Train Your Dragon", "G.I. Joe", "Watchmen", the "Star Trek" reboot, "Kung Fu Panda", "Cloverfield", "Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", "Tropic Thunder", "Iron Man", "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "Disturbia", "Paranormal Activity", "Into the Wild," "Charlotte's Web," "Mission: Impossible III," "Brokeback Mountain," "Last Holiday," "War of the Worlds," "Alfie," "The Longest Yard," "Your's, Mine & Ours" "The Manchurian Candidate," "The Italian Job," "School of Rock," "Vanilla Sky," "Star Trek: Nemesis," "Sum of All Fears," "Crossroads,""Tomb Raider," "Vanilla Sky," "We Were Soldiers," "Shaft," "Double Jeopardy," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Sleepy Hollow," "Angela's Ashes," "The General's Daughter," "The Truman Show," "Star Trek: Insurrection," "Snake Eyes," "The Rugrats Movie," "Payback," "Varsity Blues," "The Odd Couple II," the blockbuster "Titanic" (co-produced with Fox), "Face/Off," "Breakdown," "In & Out," "Kiss The Girls," "Star Trek: First Contact," "Mission: Impossible," "Forrest Gump," "Sabrina," "Clueless," "Braveheart," "Ghost," "The Brady Bunch" movies, "Indecent Proposal," "Clear and Present Danger," "The Firm," and "Hunt for Red October."
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Spider-Man (2002)
Columbia Pictures!

Founded By: Harry Cohn!

History + Notable Films:
Originally Founded In 1919, It Was Privately Owned Till 1926, Where It Was Publicly Traded Till 1982! Sony Acquired It In 1989 & It Became Tristar/Columbia Pictures!

In 1997, Sony Produced Such Hits Like Men In Black, Air Force One, Jerry Maguire & Jack Nicholson's Oscar Winner As Good As It Gets! It Was The Most Profitable Year For Sony!

2002 Also Was A Great Year: Spider-Man & Men in Black II! The Former Was Met With High Critical Acclaim!

Some Of Their Other Notable Films:
Their releases in the past few years have included "The Social Network", "The Tourist", "Salt", "Grown Ups", "Eat Pray Love", "The Karate Kid", "The Bounty Hunter", "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", "The Ugly Truth", "2012", "Zombieland", "The House Bunny", "Step Brothers", "Hancock", "Pineapple Express", two more "Spider-Man" movies, "Evan Almighty," "Ghost Rider," "Click," "The Da Vinci Code," "Basic Instict II," "The Legend of Zorrro," "The Producers," "Hitch," "Bewitched," "Spider-Man 2", "Big Fish," "Peter Pan," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "Something's Gotta Give," "Men in Black II," "Ali," "Stuart Little II," "The Panic Room," "Black Hawk Down," "The Bone Collector," "Double Jeopardy," "Cruel Intentions,"Godzilla," "The Mask of Zorro," "Analyze This," "As Good As It Gets," "Urban Legend," "Wild Things," "Fly Away Home," "Sense and Sensibility," "The American President," "Jumanji," "To Die For," "First Knight," "Philadelphia," "Sleepless in Seattle," "Rudy," "The Age of Innocence," "Look Who's Talking Now," "Legends of the Fall," "Remains of the Day," "Cliffhanger," "Groundhog Day," "A Few Good Men," and "In the Line of Fire," plus a notable flop or two: Mariah Carey's "Glitter," Schwarzenegger's "The Last Action Hero" and Jim Carrey's "The Cable Guy."

Some Of Their Notable Stars:
Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Jack Nicholson, Harrison Ford, Helen Hunt, Robin Williams, Demi Moore, Michael Douglas, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, John Travolta, Sly Stallone, Sean Connery, Michael Keaton, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone and Clint Eastwood.
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Universal Studios!

Founded By: Carl Laemmle

History + Notable Films:
Founded In 1912, They Used To Charge Only 25 Cents To Tourists So That They Can Watch Lon Chaney Silent Movies!

But, Of Course, Us Horror Lovers Always Remember Universal For Producing Some Of The Iconic Horror Movies In Cinema History That Even Psycho Is Nothing In Front Of It: Boris Karloff's Frankenstein, Bela Lugosi's Dracula & Lon Chaney, Jr.'s Wolf-Man! These 3 Were The True Cult Icons Of The Classic Cinema!

Alfred Hitchcock Made One Of His Most Memorable Horror Movie The Birds Here!

Some Of Their Other Blockbuster Hits Were: To Kill A Mockingbird, With Gregory Peck, The Sting, With Robert Redford & Paul Newman & Harvey With Jimmy Stewart!

It Also Made The Airport! Series From 1970-77 Which Has Been So Famously Parodied In The 1980 Hit Film Airplane!

Universal Is Also Known For Introducing Us One Of The Most Talented Men In Business: Steven Spielberg!

Yes Siree, He Made His First Film The Duel Right Here! Well, You Know The History Right? From JAWS To Schindler's List, They Were All Made Here! He Also Produced 2 Of The Most Highest Grossing Movies Of All Time: E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial & Jurassic Park! A Feat That Would Later Be Accomplished By James Cameron!

Some Of Their Other Notable Films Are:
"American Graffiti" (1973), "Earthquake" (1974), "Smokey & The Bandit" (1977), "The Deer Hunter" (1978), "The Blues Brothers" (1980), "On Golden Pond" (1981), "Out of Africa" (1985), "Field of Dreams" (1989), the trilogy of "Back to the Future" adventures (1985-1990), and "Backdraft" (1991), "Leap Year", "Charlie St. Cloud", "Get Him to the Greek", "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World", "Little Fockers", "Despicable Me", "The Kids Are All Right", "Drag Me To Hell", "Fast & Furious", "Funny People", "Inglourious Basterds", "Hellboy 2", "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", "Mamma Mia!", "The Bourne Ultimatum", "Atonement," "Charlie Wilson's War," "Knocked Up," "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," "Evan Almighty", "The Break-Up", "Munich," "The Producers", "King Kong", "War of the Worlds," "The 40 Year Old Virgin","The Good German," "Garfield," "Van Helsing," "Dawn of the Dead," "Along Came Polly," "Peter Pan", "Seabiscuit", "The Cat in the Hat", "American Wedding," "Bruce Almighty," "Meet the Parents," "The Incredible Hulk", "The Grinch," "The Fast & the Furious," "Red Dragon," "The Scorpion King," "The Bourne Identity," "The Mummy Returns," "Hannibal," "Jurassic Park 3," "U-571," "Man on the Moon," "For Love of the Game," "Patch Adams," "Babe: Pig in the City," the remake of "Psycho," "Meet Joe Black," "Bride of Chucky," "Out of Sight," "Primary Colors," "Blues Brothers 2000," "Mercury Rising," "Liar Liar," "Dante's Peak," "Twister," "The Nutty Professor," "Dragonheart," "Waterworld," "12 Monkeys," "Casino," "Casper," "Babe," "Apollo 13," "The Little Rascals" and "The River Wild."

Some Of Their Notable Stars Are:
Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Tobey Maguire, Dustin Hoffman, Jennifer Aniston, The Rock, Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, George Clooney, John Travolta, Brad Pitt, Helen Hunt, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Steve Martin, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Kevin Costner.
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Walt Disney!

Founded By: Walther 'Elias' Walt Disney!

History + Notable Films:
Founded In 1923, Disney Has Become An Immortal Household Name & Rightly So! All Of Your Major Animations Were Made Right Here, Starting With The Legendary Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Which Was The 1st Ever Feature Length Cartoon!

You Name The Cartoons, They Have It: Pinocchio, Bambi, Dumbo, Fantasia, Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Lady & The Tramp, 101 Dalmations, The Rescuers, The Jungle Book, Among Others...

Walt Disney Also Holds The Record For Walking Away With The Most Awards: A Total Of 31!

After Walt Disney's Death, The Company Started To Dwindle A Little But Re-Ignited Themselves By Producing The Little Mermaid In 1989, Which Started An Era Called The Renaissance Era, Which Ended With Tarzan In 1999!

However, Disney Sure Has Has It's Dose Of Bad Luck Like Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Chicken Little & Meet The Robinsons! All Which Were Box-Office Failures! But That Can Be Forgiven, As Seeing How Many Legendary Cartoons They Have Produced Over The Years!

In 2006, Disney Bought Up Pixar & Produced Ultra Box-Office Hits Like Ratatouille & WALL-E, The Latter Is Considered One Of The Greatest Films Ever Made!

Other Credits Go To Up, Tangled, Toy Story 3 & The Princess & The Frog!

But, Disney Is Not All Cartoon: It Has Some Of It's Live-Action Films Like The Chronicles Of Narnia, High School Musical Series & The Hit Suspense Movie The 6th Sense, Starring Bruce Willis & Haley-Joel Osment!

However, Disney Is Not All G-Rated Nowadays! They Also Acquired Miramax Pictures & Produced Some Of The Most Controversial Films Of All Time: Colour Of Night, An Erotic Thriller, Pulp Fiction, A Violent Mob Movie & The Kill Bill Volumes, Another Violent Revenge Movie! The Latter Two Were Directed By Quentin Tarantino!

Some Of Their Other Notable Films:
"Tron: Legacy", "Alice in Wonderland", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "Secretariat", more "Chronicles of Narnia" movies, "The Proposal", "Old Dogs", "A Chistmas Carol", "Enchanted," "Pirates Of The Caribbean III," "Ratatouille", "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", "Wild Hogs", "Dan in Real Life", "Sky High", "Santa Clause II", "Apocalypto", "The Shaggy Dog," "The Wild", "Shopgirl," "The Aviator," "The Princess Diaries," "Herbie: Fully Loaded," "National Treasure", "The Village," "The Alamo," "Hidalgo," "Open Range," "Finding Nemo", "Freaky Friday," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Lilo & Stitch," "Signs," "Pearl Harbor," "Spy Kids," "In The Bedroom," "The Santa Clause 2", "Bridget Jones' Diary," "crazy/beautiful," "Snow Dogs," "Gone in 60 Seconds," "102 Dalmations," "Coyote Ugly," "Dinosaur," "Fantasia 2000," "Bicentennial Man," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Runaway Bride," "Inspector Gadget," "Tarzan," "Life is Beautiful," "My Favorite Martian, "A Civil Action," "Mighty Joe Young," "Shakespeare in Love," "The Waterboy," "Enemy of the State," "Angels In The Outfield," "A Bug's Life," "Armageddon," "Beloved," "The Parent Trap," "Mafia!," "6 Days, 7 Nights," "The Horse Whisperer," "He Got Game," "Good Will Hunting," "Wings of the Dove," "Jackie Brown," "George of the Jungle," "Scream 2," "Face/Off," "Con Air," "The Rock," "Evita," "Ransom," "G.I. Jane," "American Werewolf in Paris," "Starship Troopers," "Phenomenon," "Emma," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and "The English Patient."
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