Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. is a subsidiary of WarnerMedia and is one of the world's largest producers of film and television entertainment. Warner Bros. has several subsidiary companies, including Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Video, DC Comics, and New Line Cinema. Warner owns half of The CW Television Network.
Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner established Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. on April 4, 1923. In 1967, Jack sold his controlling interest in the studio to Seven Arts Productions and it was renamed Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Inc. Kinney National Company, a parking and cleaning service provider that owned National Periodical Publications around that time, bought Warner Bros.-Seven Arts in November 1969 and renamed it Warner Bros., Inc. Kinney then spun off its non-entertainment assets in 1972 and renamed itself Warner Communications. Under Warner's leadership, National would be renamed DC Comics in 1977.
Warner Bros. had been producing TV shows and films based around DC's comics since 1974, when it produced the Wonder Woman pilot.
Looney Tunes is a franchise that spawned from a series of theatrical cartoon shorts produced by Warner Bros. The cartoons each debuted in theaters from 1930 to 1969. A second similar series of cartoons, Merrie Melodies, ran from 1931 to 1969. DC has made comics involving the Looney Tunes cast.
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