A report on Warner Bros.

The Warner Brothers: Albert, Jack, Harry and Sam
Lobby card from Open Your Eyes (1919)
Lobby card from The Beautiful and Damned (1922)
Movie-goers awaiting Don Juan opening at Warners' Theatre
Warner Bros.–First National Studios, Burbank, c. 1928
James Cagney and Joan Blondell in Footlight Parade (1933)
The studio as depicted in the trailer for The Petrified Forest (1936)
Humphrey Bogart in The Petrified Forest (1936)
Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies character Bugs Bunny, the company's official mascot.
The main characters of Animaniacs (logo pictured), Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, are named after the company.
Bette Davis in Now, Voyager (1942)
Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
James Garner and Jack Kelly in Maverick (1957)
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra appear in a number of Warner Bros. films produced in the early 1960s. Both singers also recorded for Reprise Records, which the studio purchased in 1963.
Following Jack Warner's 1966 year end sale to Seven Arts Productions, the company was known as Warner Bros.-Seven Arts through to 1972
The logo, designed by Saul Bass, used from 1972 to 1984
A panoramic view over today's studio premises
The former Warner Bros. shield logo, which was used from 1993 to 2019, extensively used in films and TV shows until 2021. Currently used for the on-screen logo for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Gate 4, Warner Bros. Studios, looking south towards the water tower

American film and entertainment company headquartered at the Warner Bros. Studios complex in Burbank, California, and a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery.

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Looney Tunes opening title used in the 1947–1948 season

Looney Tunes

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Looney Tunes opening title used in the 1947–1948 season

Looney Tunes is an American animated comedy short film series produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969, concurrently with the related Merrie Melodies, during the golden age of American animation.

Warner in 1955

Jack L. Warner

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Warner in 1955
Youngstown, Ohio, c. 1910
Harry Warner – Feb 1919 MPW
Hollywood movie studios, 1922
James Cagney made 38 films with Warner Bros., cementing its position as a major studio
Bette Davis and Errol Flynn in Warner Bros.' The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
The "Warner Bros. Presents" title card from the first wave of color cartoons in the "Looney Tunes" series of cartoon shorts, from October 1942 until May 1947.

Jack Leonard Warner (born Jacob Warner; August 2, 1892 – September 9, 1978) was a Canadian-American film executive, born in Canada, who was the president and driving force behind the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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American media company, founded in 1924, that produces and distributes feature films and television programs.

American media company, founded in 1924, that produces and distributes feature films and television programs.

Clark Gable
Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery in Min and Bill (1930)
Spencer Tracy in Fury (1936)
The MGM sign being dismantled once Lorimar took control of the studio lot
MGM Tower, former company headquarters highlighted by the famous Leo the Lion logo at the top

In 1937, Mayer hired Mervyn LeRoy, a former Warner Bros. (WB) producer/director as MGM's top producer and Thalberg's replacement.

Warner Bros. Discovery

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American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate.

American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate.

The company's initial draft wordmark.

The company's properties are divided into nine business units, including the flagship Warner Bros. film and television studios, Home Box Office, Inc. (which includes HBO, Cinemax and Magnolia Network), CNN, U.S. Networks (which comprises linear television properties such as Animal Planet, TLC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Discovery Channel, a stake in the cable television channel Discovery Family (co-owned with Hasbro subsidiary Hasbro Entertainment), Turner Classic Movies, Food Network, HGTV, OWN, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery and TruTV), and a stake in the broadcast network The CW (co-owned with Paramount division CBS Entertainment Group), Sports (which includes Turner Sports, TNT Sports and Motor Trend), Global Streaming & Interactive Entertainment (which includes the Discovery+ and HBO Max streaming services, and video game publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) and International Networks.

Warner Bros. Television Studios

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Publicity still with 1959 Warner Bros. Western series leads Will Hutchins (Sugarfoot), Peter Brown (Lawman), Jack Kelly (Maverick), Ty Hardin (Bronco), James Garner (Maverick), Wayde Preston (Colt .45), and John Russell (Lawman)
James Garner and Jack Kelly as Bret and Bart Maverick in Maverick, 1959
Original logo used from 2020–2022

Warner Bros. Television Studios (operating under the name Warner Bros. Television; formerly known as Warner Bros. Television Division and Warner Bros. Television Productions) is an American television production and distribution studio of the Warner Bros. Television Group division of Warner Bros. (both ultimately owned by Warner Bros. Discovery).

Bugs Bunny

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Animated cartoon character created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions and voiced originally by Mel Blanc.

Animated cartoon character created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions and voiced originally by Mel Blanc.

Bugs' preliminary debut (as "Happy Rabbit") in Porky's Hare Hunt (1938).
Bugs' first appearance in A Wild Hare (1940).
Evolution of Bugs' design over the years.
Bugs as he appears in The Looney Tunes Show Season 2.
Mel Blanc was the original voice of Bugs and voiced the character for nearly five decades.
Bugs' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Statue evoking Bugs Bunny at Butterfly Park Bangladesh.

Bugs is best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated short films, produced by Warner Bros. Though an early prototype of the character first appeared in the WB cartoon Porky's Hare Hunt (1938) and a few subsequent shorts, the definitive characterization of Bugs Bunny is widely credited to have debuted in director Tex Avery's Oscar-nominated film A Wild Hare (1940), which Bob Givens is credited for Bugs Bunny's character design.

Turner Broadcasting System

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American television and media conglomerate.

American television and media conglomerate.

Former Turner Broadcasting System logo, used from 1979 until 2015

After the purchase, "Turner" was phased out as a corporate brand, and on March 4, 2019, its properties were dispersed into either WarnerMedia Entertainment (TBS, TNT, and TruTV), WarnerMedia News & Sports (CNN, Turner Sports, and AT&T SportsNet), or brought directly under Warner Bros. (Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Turner Classic Movies).

WarnerMedia

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American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate.

American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate.

Logo for AOL Time Warner (2001–2003)
Logo for Time Warner (2003–2018)
Logo for WarnerMedia (2018–2020)

The company has film, television and cable operations, with its assets including WarnerMedia Studios & Networks (consisting of the entertainment assets of Turner Broadcasting, HBO, and Cinemax as well as Warner Bros., which itself consists of the film, animation, television studios, the company's home entertainment division and Studio Distribution Services, its joint venture with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, DC Comics, New Line Cinema, and, together with CBS Entertainment Group, through its Warner Bros. Entertainment subsidiary, a 50% interest in The CW television network); WarnerMedia News & Sports (consisting of the news and sports assets of Turner Broadcasting, including CNN, Turner Sports, and AT&T SportsNet); WarnerMedia Sales & Distribution (consisting of digital media company Otter Media); and WarnerMedia Direct (consisting of the HBO Max streaming service).

The CW

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The CW's original pre-launch logo. At the network's first upfront presentation on May 18, 2006, the provisional blue-and-white rectangle logo that was used during the network's formation announcement in January was replaced by a green-and-white, curved-letter insignia that drew comparisons to the logo used by CNN, another company with Time Warner ownership interest.

The CW Television Network (commonly referred to as simply The CW) is an American English-language commercial broadcast television network that is operated by The CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture originally between the CBS Entertainment Group unit of Paramount Global, the former owner of the defunct television network UPN; and the Warner Bros. unit of Warner Bros. Discovery, former majority owner of the defunct television network The WB.

Major film studios

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Major film studios are production and distribution companies that release a substantial number of films annually and consistently command a significant share of box office revenue in a given market.

Major film studios are production and distribution companies that release a substantial number of films annually and consistently command a significant share of box office revenue in a given market.

Today, the Big Five majors – Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, and Columbia 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).