If you have ever wondered about what goes into making movies, you will definitely want to learn about the movie studios responsible for the great films. Although the studios have changed a great deal form their heyday, they are still some of the most powerful forces in Hollywood.
20th Century Fox
This studio, owned by Rupert Murdoch, was formed in the early 1930s by Darryl Zanuck and Joseph M. Schenk. After experiencing several decades of up and down fortunes (they were particularly successful in the 1960s with films like “Planet of the Apes” and its sequels, and somewhat in the 1980s), they have had several recent successes including the very successful “Ice Age” franchise.
Paramount studios, which has become famous for films such as “Kung Fu Panda,” was founded in the early 1900s by Adolph Zukor. Since that time, this studio has established itself as one of the most successful in the film industry, responsible for such blockbuster films as “The Ten Commandments,” “Forrest Gump” and “Titanic.” In recent years they have been responsible for such powerhouse films as the “Iron Man" franchise, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Indiana Jones ans the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
Men in Black” and the enormously successful “Spider-Man” films.