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* ''Film/FatherOfTheBride'' (1991) and ''Part II''

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However, with the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series (the first film being the first Disney-branded movie to get a PG-13 rating), the once clear distinction between Disney and Touchstone territory began to blur, and Touchstone became more pigeonholed. In 2006 new Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the company would be making an effort to focus more heavily on its three main core brands (Disney, {{Creator/ABC}} and {{Creator/ESPN}}), as well as on major acquired properties (such as {{Creator/Pixar}} and Franchise/TheMuppets, and later [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] and Lucasfilm). As consequence in 2007 it was announced that the Disney studio would scale back on the number of live-action films produced, the majority of which would now be Disney-branded.

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However, with the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series (the first film being the first Disney-branded movie to get a PG-13 rating), rating, which was introduced just a few months after Touchstone was established), the once clear distinction between Disney and Touchstone territory began to blur, and Touchstone became more pigeonholed. In 2006 new Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the company would be making an effort to focus more heavily on its three main core brands (Disney, {{Creator/ABC}} and {{Creator/ESPN}}), as well as on major acquired properties (such as {{Creator/Pixar}} and Franchise/TheMuppets, and later [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] and Lucasfilm). As consequence in 2007 it was announced that the Disney studio would scale back on the number of live-action films produced, the majority of which would now be Disney-branded.



In 2011, Touchstone saw new life as the distribution label for Creator/DreamWorks' live action films in North America. While the production side has nothing in the pipeline at the moment, there had been interest by new studio chairman Alan Horn (who replaced Rich Ross in 2012 after the latter resigned due to [[Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime a]] [[Film/TheSorcerersApprentice series]] [[Film/{{Secretariat}} of]] [[Film/{{Prom}} high-]][[Film/MarsNeedsMoms profile]] [[Film/JohnCarter flops]]) of increasing Disney's yearly output and diversifying the types of movies the studio makes.

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In 2011, Touchstone saw new life as the distribution label for Creator/DreamWorks' live action films in North America. While the production side has nothing in the pipeline at the moment, there had been interest by new studio chairman Alan Horn (who replaced Rich Ross in 2012 after the latter resigned due to [[Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime a]] [[Film/TheSorcerersApprentice series]] [[Film/{{Secretariat}} of]] [[Film/{{Prom}} high-]][[Film/MarsNeedsMoms profile]] [[Film/JohnCarter flops]]) flops]], making his "only make films the studio knows how to sell" edict HilariousInHindsight) of increasing Disney's yearly output and diversifying the types of movies the studio makes.
9th May '16 1:41:46 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Touchstone Pictures''' is a label (or "banner" in Disney-speak) created and owned by '''[[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]]''' which releases films aimed for more mature audiences than the Disney branded fare.

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'''Touchstone Pictures''' Touchstone Pictures is a distribution label (or "banner" in Disney-speak) created and owned by '''[[Creator/{{Disney}} [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]]''' Company]], which releases films aimed for more mature audiences than the Disney branded fare.
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However, this doesn't seem to be happening. In 2013, as part of Disney's breakup with Creator/JerryBruckheimer, Horn admitted that the studio wasn't interested in reviving Touchstone as a producer (Bruckheimer wanted to head up a new version of the label). Instead, when Disney took over full distribution rights to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and the ''Franchise/StarWars'' sequel trilogy, they chose to brand them under the respective internal studios that made them (Marvel and Lucasfilm). Touchstone was then used to distribute Creator/StudioGhibli's ''Anime/TheWindRises''. ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'', having started production by [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucasfilm]] when it was acquired by Disney in 2012, was Touchstone's most recent non-[=DreamWorks=] release, and the last for the foreseeable future. [=DreamWorks=] plans to cut ties with Disney upon the contract's expiration and jump ship to Creator/{{Universal}}, a move that may spell the end of Touchstone; ''The BFG'' will be released under the Disney label, while ''The Light Between Oceans'', also set for 2016, will be Touchstone's last release under [=DreamWorks=].

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However, this doesn't seem to be happening. In 2013, as part of Disney's breakup with Creator/JerryBruckheimer, Horn admitted that the studio wasn't interested in reviving Touchstone as a producer (Bruckheimer wanted to head up a new version of the label). Instead, when Disney took over full distribution rights to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and the ''Franchise/StarWars'' sequel trilogy, they chose to brand them under the respective internal studios that made them (Marvel and Lucasfilm). Touchstone was then used to distribute Creator/StudioGhibli's ''Anime/TheWindRises''. ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'', having started production by [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucasfilm]] when it was acquired by Disney in 2012, was Touchstone's most recent non-[=DreamWorks=] release, and the last for the foreseeable future. [=DreamWorks=] plans to cut ties with Disney upon the contract's expiration and jump ship to Creator/{{Universal}}, a move that may spell the end of Touchstone; ''The BFG'' will be released under the Disney label, while ''The Light Between Oceans'', also set for 2016, will be Touchstone's last release under [=DreamWorks=].
[=DreamWorks=]. The label could be relegated to a catalog label for Disney (similar to the current structure of the defunct Creator/HollywoodPictures), responsible for handling the copyrights to and distribution of all of Touchstone's films, including the distribution rights to the [=DreamWorks=] films under Touchstone, which Disney will retain indefinitely.
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