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Warner Bros.
Entertaining the world, since 1923.
Formerly: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. (1923–1967)
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Inc. (1967–1970)
Warner Bros. Inc. (1970–1992)
Type: Entertainment
Founded: 1923
Defunct: N/A
Founder: Harry Warner
Albert Warner
Sam Warner
Jack L. Warner
Headquarters: 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, California, United States
Key people: Ann Sarnoff (Chairwoman and CEO)
Parent: Warner Bros. Discovery
Divisions: Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Animation Group
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Television Studios
Warner Bros. Global Brands and Franchises
Warner Bros. Kids, Young Adults, and Classics
Warner Bros. Digital Networks
Warner Bros. Technology
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures
Subsidiaries: Alloy Entertainment
Cartoon Network Studios
New Line Cinema
DC Entertainment
Turner Entertainment
Castle Rock Entertainment
Spyglass Media Group (minority stake)

Warner Bros. Pictures is an American film production and distribution division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. The studio is the flagship producer of live-action feature films within the Warner Bros. Pictures Group unit, and is based at the Warner Bros. Studios complex in Burbank, California. Animated films produced by Warner Bros. Animation and the Warner Animation Group are also released under the studio banner. Founded in 1923 by brothers Harry Warner, Albert Warner, Sam Warner, and Jack L. Warner, in addition to producing its own films, it handles filmmaking operations, theatrical distribution, marketing and promotion for films produced and released by other Warner Bros. labels, including Warner Animation Group, New Line Cinema, DC Films, and Castle Rock Entertainment, as well as various third-party producers. Bugs Bunny, a character from the Looney Tunes franchise, serves as the company's official mascot.

Why They Entertain The World

  1. 2 wonderful words of icon and their mascot, Bugs Bunny.
  2. They're known to create short films of Looney Tunes back in the 1930s, their characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, etc.
  3. They have numerous film franchises, including DC Comics-based films, such as:
    • Space Jam
    • The Harry Potter franchise.
    • The Superman series.
    • The Batman series.
  4. Also, many of their films do have decent to great sequels produced.
  5. They have made many great movies, such asː
  6. Some of their video games based on their movies and DC Comics were good, such as Batman: Arkham Knight, LEGO Batman series, etc.
  7. They made several good animated movies through the Warner Animation Group studio.
  8. They do stay faithful to the source material of various authors they adapt into films, such as J.K. Rowling and Stephen King. Every films, like Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and Ready Player One do a great job for respecting books, through the parts have been changed.
  9. In 1974, they did a great job working together with 20th Century Fox during their project of The Towering Inferno, making it one of the first to be a joint venture by two major Hollywood studios.
  10. They hold the rights to DC Comics rather well.
  11. With the very tiny wooden animation apartment advanced-made building, Termite Terrace, Warner Bros. became the world's very first major movie studio to have a dedicated cartoon division.
  12. Great soundtrack to many of their good, or bad films.
  13. From 1995 to 2006, it had its very own TV network, The WB.
  14. It proudly acquired Turner in October of 1996.
  15. They do have a lot of heartwarming moments throughout their library of films.
  16. Outside of movies, they are a huge and powerful entertainment company, producing video games, television, comic books, and much more.
    • Also, they also acquired libraries from other studios through Turner Entertainment, Co. Most notably the pre-1986 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer library which includes such iconic productions as Singin' in the Rain, A Christmas Story, Jailhouse Rock, The Wizard of Oz, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Network, Ben-Hur and of course, Tom and Jerry.
  17. Even after most studios discontinued them, they still release 3D Blu-rays for select films, even in the US and Canada where the format is largely considered a dead fad.
  18. The only major studio to provide accessibility services outside of English-speaking countries, such as German and Italian closed captions for deaf people, and German audio descriptions for blind people (as well as both in English).
  19. The iconic WB shield logo, which has been thankfully revived in 1984 after a slew of changes from the studio, including the infamous "big W" made by Saul Bass.
  20. They also managed to have some great studio units, like New Line Cinema, DC Films, Castle Rock Entertainment, and the Spyglass Media Group.
  21. In Late 2020 throughout 2021, they decided to let their US viewers view their entire theatrical catalog on HBO Max, for free, on the first month of release, unlike what Disney does sometimes, beginning with Wonder Woman 1984 and ending with The Matrix Resurrections.
  22. Their logo variations are really awesome. For example; in The Lego Movie as well as the sequel, the logo and background are all made with LEGOs. You gonna check them out on CLG Wiki.
  23. They make a lot of cool and awesome direct to video movies, examples include:
    • ’’Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run’’
    • ’’Tweety’s High Flying Adventure’’
    • ’’King Tweety’’
    • ’’Bah Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas’’
    • ’’Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring’’

Bad Qualities

  1. They do distribute a handful of average, bad, mediocre, or the worst films in any of their holding franchises, mainly because of exclusive meddling, such as:
  2. Similar to companies such as Sega, they do make some bad decisions.
  3. On select editions of all their movies released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, their Japanese dub and subtitle options are inaccessible unless either played on a PC or if the menu language is changed to Japanese, either on-disc or through the Blu-ray player's default UI.
  4. The studio can sometimes come off as hypocritical or having double standards sometimes. The studio has also been accused of mistreating their employees.
    • Despite claiming of not discriminating anyone, the rapper/actor Ice Cube has accused the studio of mistreating him and berating his ideas. For example, some executives told Cube that Ride Along would not sell well overseas because it starred Black actors in the leading role and that Straight Outta Compton was a niche film that wouldn't have wide success or do well overseas. Both of these films were later made by Universal Pictures and were box office successes, despite the former received negative reviews.
    • They support Amber Heard, which led to them being criticized by Johnny Depp's fans. Unfairly, they fired Depp from playing Gellert Grindelwald in further Fantastic Beasts sequels but still kept Heard to play Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (though hopefully there are rumors that they want to fire Heard but can't do so legally, so they might try to find an excuse to kick her out, and that Heard is actually lying about her involvement in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom). What's more, though there are no videos which prove that Depp really abused Heard, there's a video in which Ezra Miller, the actor who plays Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore in the same franchise, is seen choking a fan of them in a bar and they haven't been fired from their role.
    • They apparently allowed DC Films President Walter Hamada to cover up Joss Whedon's racism towards Ray Fisher while filming his Justice League reshoots. When Fisher tried to expose Whedon and Hamada, Warner supposedly took "remedial action" with Whedon but didn't do anything to Hamada and stood up for him. This led Fisher to understandably refose to work with Hamada again, so Warner wrote out Cyborg from the upcoming The Flash film.
    • They have horribly mistreated Zack Snyder during development of Zack Snyder's Justice League, likely because doing the fan-demanded director's cut is admitting that they committed a mistake by letting Joss Whedon complete the theatrical version of the film (refusing to acknowledge that Snyder left the production due to a family tragedy), even though the Snyder Cut has been their most successful release in 2021. Not only that, but prior to altering Snyder's original film, they also did a lot of Executive Meddling in Sucker Punch and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to the point the extended home video versions of those films were better received, prevented Snyder from doing a third 3oo film because it featured a gay romance between Alexander the Great and his confidant Hephaestion, stalled Army of the Dead into development hell for years whereas Netflix quickly did it when Snyder offered to do the film and has refused to continue the "Snyderverse" despite that being the DCEU that the fans want to see.
  5. Like with Disney, they sometimes charge absurd prices for their early access rentals on digital storefronts, mainly as a way to get people to buy it instead for a few dollars more, or no extra charge in at least one case. Not helping is that these are two day rentals once the consumer has started the movie.
  6. Some of their films, despite being good or bad, were box office bombs.
    • During the 1990s decade, its family films (especially animated films) not receiving the theatrical marketing they deserve becomes a recurring problem among the studio beginning with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm where they were often released in theaters with very little marketing and fanfare and therefore performed poorly at the box office, even though some of their films had positive critical and audience reception like Cats Don't Dance. It bottoms out with the rest of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment family films produced between 1999-2003, as the failure of Quest for Camelot caused Warner Bros. not to market their films properly, causing Warner Bros. family films of the time with positive critical and audience reception such as The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, The Powerpuff Girls Movie and Looney Tunes: Back in Action to suffer this fate of not being marketed properly and failing at the box office, with the latter film being the stroke that broke the camel's back and the one responsible for shutting down Warner Bros. Feature Animation). The only good Warner Bros. family film to escape this unfortunate fate however was Space Jam, which remained as the studio's only financially successful animated feature film of the 1990s decade.
  7. Furthermore, their newly designed WB shield logo from 2019, while a surprisingly good logo as its own thing, is not very faithful to the iconic classic WB shield, that was fortunately recovered in 1984 and again in 2022 as part of Warner Bros. Discovery's logo.


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