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Walt Disney Pictures, also known as Disney, Inc. and branded as simply Disney since 2011, is an American film studio and a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, which is ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company.wikipedia
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Walt Disney Studios (division)

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Walt Disney Pictures, also known as Disney, Inc. and branded as simply Disney since 2011, is an American film studio and a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, which is ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Under the Walt Disney Studios division are notable film production companies including Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Blue Sky Studios.

The Walt Disney Company

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Walt Disney Pictures, also known as Disney, Inc. and branded as simply Disney since 2011, is an American film studio and a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, which is ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company.
The company is known for its film studio division, The Walt Disney Studios, which includes Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios.

Major film studio

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Today, in conjunction with the other units of Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Pictures is regarded as one of Hollywood's "Big Six" film studios along with sister studio 20th Century Fox.
Today, the Big Five majors – Walt Disney Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, and Paramount Pictures – routinely distribute hundreds of films every year into all significant international markets (that is, where discretionary income is high enough for consumers to afford to watch films).

20th Century Fox

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Today, in conjunction with the other units of Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Pictures is regarded as one of Hollywood's "Big Six" film studios along with sister studio 20th Century Fox.
For over 83 years, it has one of the "Big Six" major American film studios (along with sister company Walt Disney Pictures); formed from the merger of the Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures in 1935.

The Lion King

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The 2019 remake of The Lion King is the studio's highest grossing film worldwide with $1.6 billion, and Pirates of the Caribbean is the studio's most successful franchise, with two of its sequels, released in 2006 and 2011, earning over $1 billion in worldwide box office gross.
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

The Lion King (2019 film)

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The 2019 remake of The Lion King is the studio's highest grossing film worldwide with $1.6 billion, and Pirates of the Caribbean is the studio's most successful franchise, with two of its sequels, released in 2006 and 2011, earning over $1 billion in worldwide box office gross.
The Lion King is a 2019 American musical film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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The 2019 remake of The Lion King is the studio's highest grossing film worldwide with $1.6 billion, and Pirates of the Caribbean is the studio's most successful franchise, with two of its sequels, released in 2006 and 2011, earning over $1 billion in worldwide box office gross.
The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released in the United States on May 20, 2011.

Treasure Island (1950 film)

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Walt Disney Productions had its first fully live-action film in 1950 with the release of Treasure Island, considered by Disney to be the official conception for what would eventually evolve into the modern-day Walt Disney Pictures.
Treasure Island is a 1950 live action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions, adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel.

Pirates of the Caribbean (film series)

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The 2019 remake of The Lion King is the studio's highest grossing film worldwide with $1.6 billion, and Pirates of the Caribbean is the studio's most successful franchise, with two of its sequels, released in 2006 and 2011, earning over $1 billion in worldwide box office gross. Concurrently, Disney was struggling with PG-13 tentpole films outside of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, with films such as John Carter (2012) and The Lone Ranger (2013) becoming major box office bombs.
After the first film's success, Walt Disney Pictures revealed that a trilogy was in the works.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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By 1953, the company ended their agreements with such third-party distributors as RKO Radio Pictures and United Artists and formed their own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution.
It handles theatrical distribution, marketing and promotion for films produced and released by the Walt Disney Studios, including Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures and Blue Sky Studios.

Touchstone Pictures

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Touchstone Films was started by Miller in February 1984 as a label for their PG-rated films with an expected half of Disney's yearly 6-to-8-movie slate, which would be released under the label.
Feature films released under the Touchstone name were financed or produced by The Walt Disney Studios with more mature themes and/or targeted towards elder audiences, than those feature films released under the studio's flagship family entertainment Walt Disney Pictures banner.

Jeffrey Katzenberg

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Berger was pushed out as a new CEO was appointed for Walt Disney Productions later in 1984, as Michael Eisner brought his own film chief, Jeffrey Katzenberg.
He became well known for his tenure as chairman of Walt Disney Studios from 1984 to 1994, during which the studio reinvigorated its live-action and animation divisions, as well as producing some of its biggest hits, including The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and The Lion King (1994).

Hollywood Pictures

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Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures were formed within that unit on February 15, 1984 and February 1, 1989 respectively.
Similar to Disney's Touchstone Pictures and former Miramax and Dimension film labels, it produced films for a more mature adult audience with darker themes than Walt Disney Pictures.

Walt Disney Animation Studios

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Films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios are also released under this brand.
That year, he expanded the company's film and television production divisions, creating the Walt Disney Pictures banner under which future films from the feature animation department would be released.

The Country Bears

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After two movies-based-on-ride by other Disney units, Walt Disney Pictures selected it as a source of a line of films starting with The Country Bears (2002) and two in 2003, The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
The Country Bears is a 2002 American family musical comedy film, directed by Peter Hastings, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and based on the Disney theme park attraction Country Bear Jamboree.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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After two movies-based-on-ride by other Disney units, Walt Disney Pictures selected it as a source of a line of films starting with The Country Bears (2002) and two in 2003, The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer, the film is based on Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney theme parks.

John Carter (film)

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Concurrently, Disney was struggling with PG-13 tentpole films outside of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, with films such as John Carter (2012) and The Lone Ranger (2013) becoming major box office bombs.
In the late-2000s, Walt Disney Pictures began a concerted effort to develop a film adaptation of Burroughs' works, after a previously abandoned venture by the studio in the 1980s.

The Lone Ranger (2013 film)

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Concurrently, Disney was struggling with PG-13 tentpole films outside of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, with films such as John Carter (2012) and The Lone Ranger (2013) becoming major box office bombs.
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Depp's Infinitum Nihil, filming was plagued with production problems and budgetary concerns which at one point led to the film's premature cancellation.

List of Disney live-action remakes of animated films

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With the continued success of Maleficent (2014) and Cinderella (2015), the studio saw the potential in these fantasy adaptations and officiated a trend of similar films, which followed with The Jungle Book (2016) and Beauty and the Beast (2017).
This is a list of live-action or photorealistic remakes produced by Walt Disney Pictures of its animated films.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

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The 2019 remake of The Lion King is the studio's highest grossing film worldwide with $1.6 billion, and Pirates of the Caribbean is the studio's most successful franchise, with two of its sequels, released in 2006 and 2011, earning over $1 billion in worldwide box office gross.
It was the first Disney film to use the new computer-generated Walt Disney Pictures production logo, which took a year for the studio to design.

Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)

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However, the studio had found particular success with live-action fantasy adaptations of properties associated with their animated films, which began with the commercial success of Alice in Wonderland (2010), that became the second billion-dollar-grossing film in the studio's history.
The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and shot in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Beauty and the Beast (2017 film)

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With the continued success of Maleficent (2014) and Cinderella (2015), the studio saw the potential in these fantasy adaptations and officiated a trend of similar films, which followed with The Jungle Book (2016) and Beauty and the Beast (2017).
Co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films, it was filmed in the UK with predominantly British principal actors.

Pixar

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Films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios are also released under this brand.
Jim Morris, president of Pixar, produced Disney's John Carter (2012) which Andrew Stanton co-wrote and directed.

Maleficent (film)

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With the continued success of Maleficent (2014) and Cinderella (2015), the studio saw the potential in these fantasy adaptations and officiated a trend of similar films, which followed with The Jungle Book (2016) and Beauty and the Beast (2017).
Walt Disney Pictures announced the film's development in 2010, with Joe Roth as producer and Jolie, Don Hahn, and Michael Vieira as executive producers.

A Wrinkle in Time (2018 film)

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Literary adaptations such as The BFG (2016) and A Wrinkle in Time (2018) were also box office bombs.
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Whitaker Entertainment, the story follows a young girl who, with the help of three astral travelers, sets off on a quest to find her missing father.