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Warner Bros. (or stylized as WB) is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Warner Bros. Studios complex in Burbank, California, and a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Founded in 1923 by brothers Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner, the company established itself as a leader in the American film industry before diversifying into animation, television, and video games, and is one of the "Big Five" major American film studios, as well as a member of the Motion Picture Association (MPA).
Why Their Films Rock
They're known to create short films of Looney Tunes back in the 1930s, their characters like Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, etc.
They have numerous film franchises, including DC Comics-based films, such as Superman, Space Jam, Harry Potter trilogy, Superman series, Batman series, etc..
Also, many of their films do have decent to great sequels produced.
Some of their video games based on their movies and DC Comics were good, such as Batman: Arkham Knight, LEGO Batman series, etc.
They made some good animated movies through the Warner Animation group studio.
They do stay faithful to the source material of various authors they adapt into films, such as J.K. Rowling, and Stephen King.
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.
They hold the rights to DC Comics rather well.
With the very tiny wooden cartoon apartment building, Termite Terrace, Warner Bros. became the very first major movie studio to have its cartoon division.
Great soundtrack to many of their good, or bad films.
They do have a lot of heartwarming moments throughout their library of films.
Outside of movies, they are a huge and powerful entertainment company, producing video games, television, comic books, and much more.
They have amassed a large library of films and TV shows, each of them very iconic and memorable such as Rebel Without A Cause, Dirty Harry, Casablanca, The Dark Knight, Inception, The Clockwork Orange, All the President's Men, Harry Potter, Superman, The Matrix, The Goonies, Unforgiven, Deliverance, The Shining and so many 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.
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.
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).
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.
They do distribute some bad, mediocre, or the worst films in any of their holding franchises, mainly because of exclusive meddling, such as:
On select editions of all their movies on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and 4K Ultra HD, 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.
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 2.
They overuse a cliché where the main protagonist/anti-hero gets bullied.