History Creator / TouchstonePictures

14th Dec '17 7:48:42 AM Mario1995
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In the end, [=DreamWorks=] cut ties with Disney upon the contract's expiration and jumped ship to Creator/{{Universal}}, with both of its final two releases with Disney receiving shoddy box office numbers; ''Film/TheBFG'' was released under the regular Disney label on July 1, 2016 to heavy competition from fellow Disney release ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', as well as competition in the coming week with Universal/Illumination's ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', while ''The Light Between Oceans'', which marks the official end of Touchstone's [=DreamWorks=] deal, was released on September 2, 2016[[note]]Labor Day weekend in the United States and Canada that year[[/note]], [[DumpMonths a terrible time for a theatrical release]]. No further projects have been announced since, aside from the aforementioned ''Glass'' (which even then [[spoiler:is a sequel to an earlier Touchstone film]]), leading to speculation that Touchstone has been rendered inactive, if not flat out defunct, though Disney itself has said next to nothing on the matter, and CEO Bob Iger reinforcing the current Disney status quo of less risks and more franchises at an investor's meeting in late September 2016 doesn't help its case. In the meantime, 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 all of the [=DreamWorks=] films under Touchstone, which Disney will retain indefinitely. In 2017, Disney announced that a deal has been reached to buy Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox from Creator/RupertMurdoch; the deal will give Disney a permanent foothold in the mature film market while potentially rendering the Touchstone brand superfluous.

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In the end, [=DreamWorks=] cut ties with Disney upon the contract's expiration and jumped ship to Creator/{{Universal}}, with both of its final two releases with Disney receiving shoddy box office numbers; ''Film/TheBFG'' was released under the regular Disney label on July 1, 2016 to heavy competition from fellow Disney release ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', as well as competition in the coming week with Universal/Illumination's ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', while ''The Light Between Oceans'', which marks the official end of Touchstone's [=DreamWorks=] deal, was released on September 2, 2016[[note]]Labor Day weekend in the United States and Canada that year[[/note]], [[DumpMonths a terrible time for a theatrical release]]. No further projects have been announced since, aside from the aforementioned ''Glass'' (which even then [[spoiler:is a sequel to an earlier Touchstone film]]), leading to speculation that Touchstone has been rendered inactive, if not flat out defunct, though Disney itself has said next to nothing on the matter, and CEO Bob Iger reinforcing the current Disney status quo of less risks and more franchises at an investor's meeting in late September 2016 doesn't help its case. In the meantime, 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 all of the [=DreamWorks=] films under Touchstone, which Disney will retain indefinitely. In

Touchstone's fate was officially sealed on December 14,
2017, when Disney announced that a deal has been reached to it would buy Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and a number of other Fox properties from Creator/RupertMurdoch; UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch; the deal will give Disney a permanent foothold in the mature film market while potentially rendering the Touchstone brand superfluous.
14th Dec '17 5:37:31 AM C2
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In the end, [=DreamWorks=] cut ties with Disney upon the contract's expiration and jumped ship to Creator/{{Universal}}, with both of its final two releases with Disney receiving shoddy box office numbers; ''Film/TheBFG'' was released under the regular Disney label on July 1, 2016 to heavy competition from fellow Disney release ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', as well as competition in the coming week with Universal/Illumination's ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', while ''The Light Between Oceans'', which marks the official end of Touchstone's [=DreamWorks=] deal, was released on September 2, 2016[[note]]Labor Day weekend in the United States and Canada that year[[/note]], [[DumpMonths a terrible time for a theatrical release]]. No further projects have been announced since, aside from the aforementioned ''Glass'' (which even then [[spoiler:is a sequel to an earlier Touchstone film]]), leading to speculation that Touchstone has been rendered inactive, if not flat out defunct, though Disney itself has said next to nothing on the matter, and CEO Bob Iger reinforcing the current Disney status quo of less risks and more franchises at an investor's meeting in late September 2016 doesn't help its case. In the meantime, 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 all of the [=DreamWorks=] films under Touchstone, which Disney will retain indefinitely. In 2017, Disney began talks about potentially buying Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox from Creator/RupertMurdoch; the mooted deal would give Disney a permanent foothold in the mature film market while potentially rendering the Touchstone brand superfluous.

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In the end, [=DreamWorks=] cut ties with Disney upon the contract's expiration and jumped ship to Creator/{{Universal}}, with both of its final two releases with Disney receiving shoddy box office numbers; ''Film/TheBFG'' was released under the regular Disney label on July 1, 2016 to heavy competition from fellow Disney release ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', as well as competition in the coming week with Universal/Illumination's ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', while ''The Light Between Oceans'', which marks the official end of Touchstone's [=DreamWorks=] deal, was released on September 2, 2016[[note]]Labor Day weekend in the United States and Canada that year[[/note]], [[DumpMonths a terrible time for a theatrical release]]. No further projects have been announced since, aside from the aforementioned ''Glass'' (which even then [[spoiler:is a sequel to an earlier Touchstone film]]), leading to speculation that Touchstone has been rendered inactive, if not flat out defunct, though Disney itself has said next to nothing on the matter, and CEO Bob Iger reinforcing the current Disney status quo of less risks and more franchises at an investor's meeting in late September 2016 doesn't help its case. In the meantime, 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 all of the [=DreamWorks=] films under Touchstone, which Disney will retain indefinitely. In 2017, Disney began talks about potentially buying announced that a deal has been reached to buy Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox from Creator/RupertMurdoch; the mooted deal would will give Disney a permanent foothold in the mature film market while potentially rendering the Touchstone brand superfluous.
6th Dec '17 8:47:36 PM C2
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In the end, [=DreamWorks=] cut ties with Disney upon the contract's expiration and jumped ship to Creator/{{Universal}}, with both of its final two releases with Disney receiving shoddy box office numbers; ''Film/TheBFG'' was released under the regular Disney label on July 1, 2016 to heavy competition from fellow Disney release ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', as well as competition in the coming week with Universal/Illumination's ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', while ''The Light Between Oceans'', which marks the official end of Touchstone's [=DreamWorks=] deal, was released on September 2, 2016[[note]]Labor Day weekend in the United States and Canada that year[[/note]], [[DumpMonths a terrible time for a theatrical release]]. No further projects have been announced since, aside from the aforementioned ''Glass'' (which even then [[spoiler:is a sequel to an earlier Touchstone film]]), leading to speculation that Touchstone has been rendered inactive, if not flat out defunct, though Disney itself has said next to nothing on the matter, and CEO Bob Iger reinforcing the current Disney status quo of less risks and more franchises at an investor's meeting in late September 2016 doesn't help its case. In the meantime, 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 all of the [=DreamWorks=] films under Touchstone, which Disney will retain indefinitely.

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In the end, [=DreamWorks=] cut ties with Disney upon the contract's expiration and jumped ship to Creator/{{Universal}}, with both of its final two releases with Disney receiving shoddy box office numbers; ''Film/TheBFG'' was released under the regular Disney label on July 1, 2016 to heavy competition from fellow Disney release ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', as well as competition in the coming week with Universal/Illumination's ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', while ''The Light Between Oceans'', which marks the official end of Touchstone's [=DreamWorks=] deal, was released on September 2, 2016[[note]]Labor Day weekend in the United States and Canada that year[[/note]], [[DumpMonths a terrible time for a theatrical release]]. No further projects have been announced since, aside from the aforementioned ''Glass'' (which even then [[spoiler:is a sequel to an earlier Touchstone film]]), leading to speculation that Touchstone has been rendered inactive, if not flat out defunct, though Disney itself has said next to nothing on the matter, and CEO Bob Iger reinforcing the current Disney status quo of less risks and more franchises at an investor's meeting in late September 2016 doesn't help its case. In the meantime, 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 all of the [=DreamWorks=] films under Touchstone, which Disney will retain indefinitely.
indefinitely. In 2017, Disney began talks about potentially buying Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox from Creator/RupertMurdoch; the mooted deal would give Disney a permanent foothold in the mature film market while potentially rendering the Touchstone brand superfluous.
14th Nov '17 11:28:39 AM hipsterelephant
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** ''[[Film/Glass2019 Glass]]''
13th Nov '17 9:23:25 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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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 awhile until 2019's [[Film/Glass2019 Glass]] with Creator/{{Universal}}

In the end, [=DreamWorks=] cut ties with Disney upon the contract's expiration and jumped ship to Creator/{{Universal}}, with both of its final two releases with Disney receiving shoddy box office numbers; ''Film/TheBFG'' was released under the regular Disney label on July 1, 2016 to heavy competition from fellow Disney release ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', as well as competition in the coming week with Universal/Illumination's ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', while ''The Light Between Oceans'', which marks the official end of Touchstone's [=DreamWorks=] deal, was released on September 2, 2016[[note]]Labor Day weekend in the United States and Canada that year[[/note]], [[DumpMonths a terrible time for a theatrical release]]. No further projects have been announced since, leading to speculation that Touchstone has been rendered inactive, if not flat out defunct, though Disney itself has said next to nothing on the matter, and CEO Bob Iger reinforcing the current Disney status quo of less risks and more franchises at an investor's meeting in late September 2016 doesn't help its case. In the meantime, 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 all of the [=DreamWorks=] films under Touchstone, which Disney will retain indefinitely.

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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 awhile until 2019's [[Film/Glass2019 Glass]] ''[[Film/Glass2019 Glass]]'' with Creator/{{Universal}}

Creator/{{Universal}}[[spoiler:, which is a sequel to both ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' and ''Film/{{Split}}'']].

In the end, [=DreamWorks=] cut ties with Disney upon the contract's expiration and jumped ship to Creator/{{Universal}}, with both of its final two releases with Disney receiving shoddy box office numbers; ''Film/TheBFG'' was released under the regular Disney label on July 1, 2016 to heavy competition from fellow Disney release ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', as well as competition in the coming week with Universal/Illumination's ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'', while ''The Light Between Oceans'', which marks the official end of Touchstone's [=DreamWorks=] deal, was released on September 2, 2016[[note]]Labor Day weekend in the United States and Canada that year[[/note]], [[DumpMonths a terrible time for a theatrical release]]. No further projects have been announced since, aside from the aforementioned ''Glass'' (which even then [[spoiler:is a sequel to an earlier Touchstone film]]), leading to speculation that Touchstone has been rendered inactive, if not flat out defunct, though Disney itself has said next to nothing on the matter, and CEO Bob Iger reinforcing the current Disney status quo of less risks and more franchises at an investor's meeting in late September 2016 doesn't help its case. In the meantime, 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 all of the [=DreamWorks=] films under Touchstone, which Disney will retain indefinitely.
4th Nov '17 4:00:41 PM hipsterelephant
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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 awhile until 2019's Film/{{Glass2019 Glass}} with Creator/{{Universal}}

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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 awhile until 2019's Film/{{Glass2019 Glass}} [[Film/Glass2019 Glass]] with Creator/{{Universal}}
4th Nov '17 3:58:43 PM hipsterelephant
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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 awhile until 2019's Film/{{Glass2019}} with Creator/{{Universal}}

to:

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 awhile until 2019's Film/{{Glass2019}} Film/{{Glass2019 Glass}} with Creator/{{Universal}}
4th Nov '17 3:57:20 PM hipsterelephant
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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.

to:

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.
awhile until 2019's Film/{{Glass2019}} with Creator/{{Universal}}
6th Oct '17 5:26:02 PM Mario1995
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30th Jun '17 8:04:13 PM Dancedom
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