Historical events August 2

On this date in in 1892, Jack Warner (second from left) was born. He was the man responsible for the development of Warner Brothers Studios. Company is now owned by AT&T. The Warner Brothers, Albert, Jack, Harry and Sam 1925 photo. By Unknown photographer, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org.

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (commonly known as Warner Bros. and abbreviated as WB) is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Warner Bros. Studios complex in BurbankCalifornia, and a subsidiary of AT&T‘s WarnerMedia through its Studios & Networks division. Founded in 1923 by four brothers HarryAlbertSam, and Jack Warner, the company established itself as a leader in the American film industry before diversifying into animationtelevision, and video games, and is one of the “Big Five” major American film studios, as well as a member of the Motion Picture Association (MPA).

The company is known for its film studio division, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, which includes Warner Bros. PicturesNew Line Cinema, the Warner Animation GroupCastle Rock Entertainment, and DC Films. Among its other assets include the television production company Warner Bros. Television Studios; animation studios Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios; comic book publisher DC Comics; video game development and publishing arm Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; cable television channels Cartoon NetworkAdult SwimBoomerang and Turner Classic Movies; and a 50% interest in broadcast television network The CW, which is co-owned with ViacomCBS. Warner Bros. also operates various divisions specializing in publishing, merchandising, music, theater; and theme parksBugs Bunny, a cartoon character created as part of the Looney Tunes series, appears to be the company’s official mascot.

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