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Scooby Doo. Looney Tunes. DC Comics. Paramount. Nickelodeon. Barbie.
All pieces of media that have shaped our culture for the better.
Scooby Doo provided a gentle, kid-friendly show in a time of political turmoil, where violent action shows were the norm.
Looney Tunes offered a different style of sarcastic comedy in their animated shorts.
DC Comics, which became a part of Warner Bros. in 1967, has entertained children, teens and adults for generations.
Barbie took the box office by storm, becoming the highest grossing film in Warner Bros. history and the highest grossing film ever from a female filmmaker.
All have been involved with Warner Bros. or Warner Bros. Pictures.
Warner Bros. has had a greater impact than Disney on a larger diverse audience due to its ability to produce a successful array of genres of television shows and movies. The company was founded in 1923 by four brothers (Disney only had two founding brothers, by the way): Harry Warner, Albert Warner, Sam Warner and Jack L. Warner.
Warner Bros. eclipses Disney in terms of animation for television
Looney Tunes has been a massive part of American culture for generations, entertaining us as kids and continuing to do so as we grow up. On social media, Looney Tunes-derived memes have been popular since the popularization of memes. Everyone in America knows who Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Marvin the Martian are.
Warner Bros. also produced The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo! – the list goes on. These animated television shows, while many of us watched as kids, still resonate with adults today, with plot lines that entice a variety of ages. Unlike Disney, who is obsessed with animated musicals, Warner Bros. shows do not need some large soundtrack to make the plot more interesting – people just watch the shows because they are good.
Outside of lighthearted, comical movies like “Elf,” “A Christmas Story” and “Beetlejuice,” Warner Bros. created instant classics with a serious and emotional storyline behind it, like “The Green Mile,” “American Sniper” and “Twister.”
Warner Bros. has a very diverse genre of movies – it’s not focused solely on kids or action
Looking for a horror movie? Warner Bros. has you covered with The Conjuring franchise, “It” (2017) or “The Nun” (2018).
Need a movie to watch around the holiday season? Check out “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “The Polar Express” or “A Christmas Carol” (1999) – all produced by Warner Bros.
Want to watch a biopic? You can watch 2022’s “Elvis.”
You can find someone wearing some sort of Warner Bros. character merch anywhere you go. Its influence on Americans is blatantly obvious, and the quality of its content is rich.
Scooby-Doo, Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry started a long-lasting list of beloved characters that multiple generations have shared watching. The humorous and comical personalities from these characters and cartoons gave us a large amount of laughs and an abundance of memories. All this and more prominently led Warner Bros. to celebrating their 100th anniversary this year.
We recognize Walt Disney Studios has made its mark in the animation for movies world, with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” being the first full-length animated film in color. But Warner Bros. opened up possibilities in the movie industry with “The Jazz Singer” in 1927, the first full-length movie to have both music, singing and speech.
Disney, while doing better than Warner Bros. in the stock market, has acquired much for its success from buying out companies that were successful, with its more major purchases including Marvel in 2009 and Lucasfilm in 2012.
Warner Bros. has bought its fair share of companies, too, including CNN Global and HBO, but most of its fame has come from original works. Both the Superman and Batman movies came out after Warner Bros. purchased DC Comics. The Batman television show began in 1966, only one year before Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. bought the company.
Disney may have its princesses and some cool (we guess) superheroes, but Warner Bros. has anything a person could ever wish to watch.
THIS OR THAT: Which studio, Warner Bros. or Disney?
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Grace Clarke, Taina Rivera, Isabella Schreck, Anneliese White and Anthony Zacharyasz contributed to this editorial. Contact the editorial team at [email protected].
This opinion was written by Grace Clarke, Taina Rivera, Isabella Schreck, Anneliese White and Anthony Zacharyasz from KentWired’s editorial board. After reading this article and its companion article, be sure to vote in the poll below so we can settle this debate once and for all. Scooby Doo. Looney Tunes. DC Comics. Paramount. Nickelodeon. Barbie. … Read More