Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is an American media company that produces and distributes film and television content. Founded in 1924, it is the primary asset of Amazon MGM Studios and has a rich history of producing popular musical films and winning Academy Awards. Learn about its origins, owners, subsidiaries, and major franchises.
This is a list of feature films originally released and/or distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (to include MGM/UA Entertainment Co., MGM/UA Communications Co., MGM-Pathe Communications Co. and MGM/UA Distribution Co. ). This list does not include films from United Artists before it merged with MGM (except for co-productions), or other studios ...
The following is a list of films originally produced and/or distributed theatrically by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released (or scheduled to be released) in the 2020s. A † signifies a PVOD release. A ‡ signifies a direct-to-video release or streaming release exclusively through Amazon Prime Video.Release DateTitleCo-production WithDistributorJanuary 31, 2020Orion Pictures and AutomatikMay 8, 2020August 28, 2020Orion Pictures, Endeavor Content and ...October 9, 2020Orion Classics
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The lion was chosen as the company's mascot in 1916 by publicist Howard Dietz, as a tribute to his alma mater Columbia University, whose mascot is a lion. Dietz was most directly inspired by the university's fight song, "Roar, Lion, Roar".Names of the first 2 lions used for the Goldwyn Pictures logos are unknown.
Slats, trained by Volney Phifer, was the first lion used in the branding of the newly formed studio. Born at the Dublin Zoo on March 20, 1919, and originally named Cairbre (Gaelic for 'charioteer'), Slats was used on all black-and-white MGM films between 1924 and 1928. The first MGM film that used the logo was He Who Gets Slapped(1924). Unlike his successors, Slats did nothing but look around in the logo, making him the only MGM lion not to roar. However, it is rumored that Phifer trained the...
Jackie was the second lion used for the MGM logo and the first MGM lion to audibly roar. Born around 1915, he was a wild lion cub brought from the Nubian Desert in Sudan, and trained by Mel Koontz. Jackie bore a resemblance to his predecessor, Slats. He roared three times before looking off to the right of the screen (the lion's left); in the early years that this logo was used (1928 – c. 1933), there was a slightly extended version wherein, after looking off to the right, the lion would retu...
Little Leo the Lion, "son of" the "real" Leo, appears as an elaborate hand puppet on MGM Parade, a 1955–1956 television show. In the second episode, he reclines on a bookcase in the "MGM Trophy Room" set, wearing full evening dress (but no shoes). Leo interrupts host George Murphy to speak for all the cartoon animals who want to appear on MGM Parad...
The Leo the Lion logo had been parodied in many films and television programs.Monty Python's film And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) parodied MGM's logo with a croaking frog in place of the lion. The UK TV series The Goodies episodes "Gender Education" and "The Movies" parodied the logo with a blanket obscured man and a chickenrespec...
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (MGM) is an American media company that mainly makes movies and television programs. It was founded in 1924 by three companies and became the largest movie studio in Hollywood in the 1930s. It has a history of acquisitions, mergers, and bankruptcies, and is now owned by a group led by Sony and Comcast.
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a selected list of feature movies made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1924) (MGM's first feature-length movie)  He Who Gets Slapped (1924) (first movie featuring the MGM logo) remake in 1959 Our Dancing Daughters (1928, plus sequels, first movie featuring MGM's "Jackie the Lion")
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, commonly shortened to MGM ), is an American media company specializing in film and television production and distribution. Founded on April 17, 1924 and based in Beverly Hills, California, it is owned by the Amazon MGM Studios subsidiary of Amazon.