History Creator / Universal

26th Mar '17 6:57:00 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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It was formerly the worldwide home entertainment distributor of Creator/DreamWorks films, from 1997 to 2005, when [=DreamWorks=] merged with Paramount[[note]]Universal was actually interested in acquiring [=DreamWorks=] when the founders put said studio up for sale, but Paramount's parent Viacom outbid them in the end[[/note]], a merger that ultimately fell apart after three years. As part of [=DreamWorks=] splitting from Paramount, the studio attempted to reach a deal with Universal to distribute their movies. The negotiations fell apart and [=DreamWorks=] instead went to Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) for distribution in 2009. In December 2015, with [=DreamWorks=]' deal with Disney expiring the following year, [=DreamWorks=] and Universal kissed and made up and struck a new distribution deal as part of [=DreamWorks=]' reorganization efforts. Universal's first film under the [=DreamWorks=] deal, ''Literature/TheGirlOnTheTrain'', was released on October 7, 2016.

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It was formerly the worldwide home entertainment distributor of Creator/DreamWorks films, from 1997 to 2005, when [=DreamWorks=] merged with Paramount[[note]]Universal was actually interested in acquiring [=DreamWorks=] when the founders put said studio up for sale, but Paramount's parent Viacom outbid them in the end[[/note]], a merger that ultimately fell apart after three years. As part of [=DreamWorks=] splitting from Paramount, the studio attempted to reach a deal with Universal to distribute their movies. The negotiations fell apart and [=DreamWorks=] instead went to Creator/{{Disney}} (through Creator/TouchstonePictures) for distribution in 2009. In December 2015, with [=DreamWorks=]' deal with Disney expiring the following year, [=DreamWorks=] and Universal kissed and made up and struck a new distribution deal as part of [=DreamWorks=]' reorganization efforts. Universal's first film under the [=DreamWorks=] deal, ''Literature/TheGirlOnTheTrain'', was released on October 7, 2016.
2016. Universal acquired a minority stake in [=DreamWorks=]' parent company Amblin Partners in February 2017.
20th Mar '17 3:25:29 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ''Film/{{RIPD}}''
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* ''Film/TwoBrothers''
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* ''Film/JungleFever''
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* ''Film/RepoMen''
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* ''Film/SeventhSon2015'' (with Creator/LegendaryPictures)
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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''
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* ''Film/TheTruthAboutCharlie''
13th Mar '17 9:10:30 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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During TheGreatDepression, the studio fell in a crisis and narrowly avoided bankruptcy in the 1930s, which caused the Lammles to cede control of the studio to creditors. Universal then merged with International Pictures in the 1940s, and then was bought out by Decca Records in 1952. Despite a few successes with ''Film/TheKillers'' and the Creator/AbbottAndCostello films, it wasn't enough to keep them from falling on hard times again following the UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem, and Decca sold Universal City to talent agency MCA (whose Revue Studios TV production division was a huge success at the time, and needed the space) in 1958. MCA came back for the rest in 1962. MCA's purchase of Universal ended up giving the studio a much-needed boost to its film library, as MCA had purchased most of Paramount's pre-1949 sound features (which includes classics such as ''Film/TroubleInParadise'', ''Film/SullivansTravels'', and ''Film/HolidayInn'', among others) around the same time. This prevented Universal from selling a large chunk of their library to other companies, making them one of only three major film studios, along with Creator/ColumbiaPictures and Creator/{{Disney}}, to not have sold any major portion of their catalog.

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During TheGreatDepression, the studio fell in a crisis and narrowly avoided bankruptcy in the 1930s, which caused the Lammles to cede control of the studio to creditors. Universal then merged with International Pictures in the 1940s, and then was bought out by Decca Records in 1952. Despite a few successes with ''Film/TheKillers'' and the Creator/AbbottAndCostello films, it wasn't enough to keep them from falling on hard times again following the UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem, and Decca sold Universal City to talent agency MCA (whose Revue Studios TV production division was a huge success at the time, and needed the space) in 1958. MCA came back for the rest in 1962. MCA's purchase of Universal ended up giving the studio a much-needed boost to its film library, as MCA had purchased most of Paramount's pre-1949 sound features (which includes classics such as ''Film/TroubleInParadise'', ''Film/SullivansTravels'', and ''Film/HolidayInn'', among others) around the same time. This prevented Universal from selling a large chunk of their library to other companies, making them one of only three major film studios, along with Creator/ColumbiaPictures and Creator/{{Disney}}, to not have sold any major portion of their catalog.
catalog (although Creator/WarnerBros got back their catalog when Time Warner acquired Turner Broadcasting System in 1996).
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** ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}} Trolls 2]]''

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** ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3''
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