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Universal Studios Inc. (also known as Universal Pictures, or simply Universal) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary, NBCUniversal, and is one of Hollywood's "Big Six" film studios. Its production studios are at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California. Distribution and other corporate offices are in Los Angeles. Universal Studios is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Universal was founded in 1912 by the German Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane, and Jules Brulatour. Universal is the oldest surviving film studio in the United States and the world's fourth oldest, after the renowned French studios Gaumont and Pathé, and the Danish Nordisk Film company.

Film library

Main article: List of Universal Pictures films

Film series

Title Release date Notes
Universal Monsters/Dark Universe [1979|1931–1954; 1979]; 2004; 2010; 2014; 2017 co-production with Alphaville, Relativity Media, Legendary Entertainment and K/O Paper Products
Sherlock Holmes 1936–1947
Woody Woodpecker 1941–1972; 2017–present co-production with Walter Lantz Studios and Universal Animation Studios
Psycho 1960–1998 co-production with Paramount Pictures
The Birds 1963–1994
King Kong 1963–present right holders only on behalf of the Cooper Estate; co-production with Toho, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Wingnut Film, Legendary Entertainment, and Warner Bros.
Jaws 1975–1987
The Blues Brothers 1980–1998 co-production with SNL Studios
Halloween 1981–1982, 2018–2020 co-production with Compass International, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 20th Century Fox, Dimension Films, Miramax, The Weinstein Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Blumhouse Productions
Conan the Barbarian [2019|1982–1984; 2019] co-production with Lionsgate
The Thing 1982–2011 co-production with Morgan Creek Productions and Strike Entertainment
Back to the Future 1985–1990 co-production with Amblin Entertainment
An American Tail 1986–2000 co-production with Amblin Entertainment and Sullivan Bluth Studios
The Land Before Time 1988–present co-production with Amblin Entertainment, Lucasfilm and Sullivan Bluth Studios
Child's Play 1988–present co-production with Rogue Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and United Artists
Tremors 1990–2004
Darkman 1990–1996 co-production with Renaissance Pictures
Beethoven 1992–2014
VeggieTales 1993-present co-production with Big Idea and DreamWorks Animation
Jurassic Park 1993–present co-production with Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Pictures, and The Kennedy/Marshall Company
The Flintstones 1994–2000 co-production with Hanna-Barbera and Amblin Entertainment
Timecop 1994–2003 co-production with Renaissance Pictures
Babe 1995–1998
Balto 1995–present co-production with Amblin Entertainment
Casper 1995–2000; 2016–present co-production with Amblin Entertainment, Harvey Films, Saban Ltd., 20th Century Fox, and DreamWorks Classics
Dragonheart 1996–present
Mr. Bean 1997–2007 co-production with PolyGram Films, Gramercy Pictures, Working Title Films, StudioCanal, and Tiger Aspect Productions
The Mummy 1999–2008 co-production with Relativity Media, Sommers Company and Alphaville
American Pie 1999–2012
Dr. Seuss films 2000–present co-production with Imagine Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, and Illumination Entertainment
Bring It On 2000–present co-production with Strike Entertainment
The Chronicles of Riddick 2000–2013 co-production with Gramercy Pictures, USA Films, Original Film, and Relativity Media
Meet the Parents 2000–2010 co-production with DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Pictures and TriBeCa Productions
Hannibal Lecter 2001–2002 co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Orion Pictures, Scott Free Productions, The Weinstein Company, and De Laurentiis Entertainment Group
The Fast and the Furious 2001–present co-production with Original Film, Relativity Media and One Race Films
Shrek 2001–present co-production with DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images, DreamWorks, and Paramount Pictures
Bourne 2002–present co-production with The Kennedy/Marshall Company and Relativity Media.
The Scorpion King 2002–2011 co-production with Alphaville and WWE Studios
Johnny English 2003–2018 co-production with Working Title Films, StudioCanal, and Tiger Aspect Productions
Hulk 2003–2008 co-production with Marvel Studios
Almighty 2003–2007 co-production with Spyglass Entertainment, Shady Acres Entertainment, and Original Film
Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy 2004–2013 co-production with Rogue Pictures, Focus Features, Working Title Films and StudioCanal
Hellboy 2004–2008 co-production with Dark Horse Entertainment, Revolution Studios, Relativity Media, Mosaic Film Group, and Columbia Pictures
...of the Dead 2004–2005 co-production with Atmosphere Entertainment, Romero/Grunwald Films, Cruel and Unusual Films and Strike Entertainment
White Noise 2005–present co-production with Gold Circle Films
Madagascar 2005–present co-production with DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images, Dreamworks, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox
Nanny McPhee 2005–2010 co-production with Working Title Films
Curious George 2006–present co-production with Imagine Entertainment
Transformers 2007-present co-production with DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures
Smokin' Aces co-production with Relativity Media
Kung Fu Panda 2008–present co-production with DreamWorks Animation, Oriental DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox
Mamma Mia 2008–2018 co-production with Gold Circle Films
Death Race 2008–present co-production with New Horizons, Cruise/Wagner Productions and Relativity Media
The Strangers 2008–present co-production with Intrepid Pictures, Relativity Media, and Rogue Pictures
How to Train Your Dragon 2010–2019 co-production with DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox
Despicable Me 2010–present co-production with Illumination Entertainment
Ted 2012–2015 co-production with Media Rights Capital, Bluegrass Films, and Fuzzy Door Productions
The Man with... 2012–present co-production with Strike Entertainment and Bluegrass Films
Pitch Perfect 2012–2017 co-production with Gold Circle Films
The Purge 2013–present co-production with Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes
Pacific Rim 2013–present co-production with Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.
The Croods 2013–present co-production with DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox
Ride Along 2014–2016 co-production with Relativity Media and Perfect World Pictures
Dumb and Dumber 2014–present co-production with New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. and Red Granite Pictures
Ouija 2014–present co-production with Blumhouse Productions, Hasbro Studios, Genre Films, and Platinum Dunes
Neighbors 2014–present co-production with Point Grey, Relativity Media, and Good Universe
Fifty Shades 2015–2018 co-production with Focus Features, Michael De Luca Productions and Trigger Street Productions
Unfriended 2015–present co-production with Blumhouse Productions and Bazelevs Company
The Secret Life of Pets 2016–present co-production with Illumination Entertainment
Sing 2016–present co-production with Illumination Entertainment
Trolls 2016–present co-production with DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox
The Boss Baby 2017–present co-production with DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox
Insidious 2018–2025 co-production with FilmDistrict, Focus Features, Gramercy Pictures, IM Global, Alliance Films, Stage 6 Films, Entertainment One, and Blumhouse Productions

See also