Walt Disney Pictures


Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
Type Subsidiary of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
Industry Film
Founded 1929 (as Walt Disney Productions)
1983 (as Walt Disney Pictures)
Headquarters Burbank, California, U.S.
Products Motion pictures
Owner(s) The Walt Disney Company
Parent Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
Website http://www.disneypictures.com

Walt Disney Pictures is an American film studio owned by The Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney Pictures and Television, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Studios and the main production company for live-action feature films within the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, based at the Walt Disney Studios, acquires and produces output that are released under the Walt Disney Pictures and Touchstone Pictures banners. Their most commercially successful production partners in later years have been Pixar, Great Oaks, Caravan Pictures, Studio Ghibli, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Marvel Studios, Spyglass Entertainment, Starz Media, Walden Media, Mandeville Films, Gunn Films and Jim Henson Pictures.

Animated features produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Studio Ghibli (North America distribution), DisneyToon Studios and ImageMovers Digital are usually released by Walt Disney Pictures under the Disney banner. Exceptions include Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Nightmare Before Christmas which were originally released under Disney's Touchstone imprint (The latter has since been re-released under the traditional Disney banner). These two films are also regarded as more like "Disney" films compared to other Touchstone titles.

Walt Disney Pictures is noteworthy for being the only film studio to have more than two films (four films) that have surpassed the $1 billion mark, these being Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).[1] In addition, Disney is the only major Hollywood studio which released two films each of them having accumulated more than $1 billion worldwide in the same year at the box office.[2]

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Distribution

Walt Disney Pictures distributes most of their own films internationally, via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (formerly Buena Vista Distribution), with a few excepted movies to Canada. A very select amount of films by Walt Disney Pictures are distributed in Canada by another billion-dollar franchise known as Alliance Films with DVD rights to Universal Studios Home Entertainment, typically for films under Miramax Films, which was recently sold by Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group to investors.

In Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines, Walt Disney Pictures films had been distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.[3][4]

In Turkey, Walt Disney Pictures films had been distributed by United International Pictures.

In UK and Ireland, Walt Disney Pictures films had already been distributed by Warner Bros. in 1988-1993, until it made its own label in the UK (Walt Disney Videos).

See also

Film studios also under Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group and released by Walt Disney Pictures

Alternative film labels also under Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group

Film studios previously under Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group and released by Walt Disney Pictures

References

External links


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