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“WB" Stands For Warner Brothers

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Warner Bros. Studios, or Warner Bros., is one of the world's largest producers of film and television entertainment, based in Burbank, California. The company was founded in 1923 by Harry, Sam, Albert, and Jack Warner, hence the company's name.

Since 1990, Warner Bros. has been a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia conglomerate. Warner Bros. is best known for its DC Comics, Looney Tunes, and other live-action entertainment series' and films.

Warner Bros. includes several family companies, among them Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, WB Television, Warner Bros. Animation, The WB, Warner Home Video, DC Comics, and The CW Television Network.

Information

  • Type: Subsidiary of Time Warner
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Founded: 1918 (as Warner Bros. Studios) 1923 (as Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Founder(s): Jack Warner, Harry Warner, Albert Warner, Sam Warner         
  • Headquarters: Burbank, California, United States
  • Key People: Bary Meyer, Jeff Robinov, Edward A. Romano, Kevin Tsujihara

Looney Library

Warner Bros.' libraries and catalogs include:

  • Warner Bros.' library released after January 1, 1950
    • The post-1948 Warner Bros. film library
    • Post-July 1948 color Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies short subject cartoons
    • Post-August 1948 Warner Bros. live-action short subjects
    • Post-1935/pre-1943 Black and White Looney Tunes cartoons
  • Seven Arts Productions library
    • The Black and White Looney Tunes and non-Harman and Ising Merrie Melodies cartoon shorts
  • Turner Entertainment libraries and catalogs material from MGM's predecessors (Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures and Mayer Pictures) post-1917 that did not enter the public domain
    • Pre-August 1948 color Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies
    • The B&W Harman and Ising Merrie Melodies (excluding Lady, Play Your Mandolin!)
    • The 1975 documentary film, Bugs Bunny: Superstar (Which contains 9 cartoons from a.a.p./Turner's pre-August 1948 color Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies short subject cartoon catalog)


Gallery

Founders of Warner Bros. Studios

Warner Bros. Classic Animation

Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Family Entertainment

Kids' WB

Warner Home Video

Warner Bros. Interactive

Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. Television