Caravan Pictures

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Caravan Pictures
Subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Industry Entertainment
Fate inactive
Successor Spyglass Entertainment
Founded 1992
Defunct 1999
Headquarters Santa Monica, CA, US[1]
Key people
Roger Birnbaum
Joe Roth[2]
Products Films
Parent Walt Disney Studios

Caravan Pictures was a film production company of Walt Disney Studios, formed by Roger Birnbaum and Joe Roth.

History[edit]

Caravan Pictures was founded by Roger Birnbaum and Joe Roth as a production company at Disney in 1992 to fill the Disney Studios' then yearly 50 to 60 production and distribution slots. Caravan was given a five year 25 picture agreement with green light authority up to $30 million and an overhead budget of $3 million. After just releasing its first picture, Three Musketeers, at Christmas 1993, Caravan expected to be releasing 10 films in 1994.[1]

Roth moved on to be Disney studio chief on August 24, 1994 leaving Birnbaum in charge.[2]

In August 1998, Roger Birnbaum, Caravan's co-founder, left to co-found Spyglass Entertainment at Roth's prompting in which Disney takes an equity stake and a five year distribution agreement. With Disney cutting its yearly production output, Roth recommended forming a self-financing production firm such as New Regency Productions. Caravan after the remaining three films are release, the company went inactive. Caravan's slate of movies projects and an initial financial advance of $10 million to $20 million against future overages was also contributed by Disney.[3]

List of notable Caravan Pictures films[edit]

Title Release Date Co-Production with Budget Gross
The Three Musketeers[1] November 12, 1993 Walt Disney Pictures $17 million $53,898,845
Angie March 4, 1994 Hollywood Pictures $26 million $9,398,308
I Love Trouble June 29, 1994 Touchstone Pictures $45 million $61,947,267
Angels in the Outfield July 15, 1994 Walt Disney Pictures $24 million $50,236,831
A Low Down Dirty Shame November 23, 1994 Hollywood Pictures $10 million $29,392,418
Houseguest January 6, 1995 Hollywood Pictures $26,325,256
The Jerky Boys: The Movie February 3, 1995 Touchstone Pictures $8 million $7,555,256
Heavyweights February 17, 1995 Walt Disney Pictures $17,689,177
Tall Tale March 24, 1995 Walt Disney Pictures $32 million $11,047,627
While You Were Sleeping April 21, 1995 Hollywood Pictures $17 million $182,057,016
The Big Green September 29, 1995 Walt Disney Pictures $12,000,000 $17,725,500
Dead Presidents October 4, 1995 Hollywood Pictures $10 million $24,147,179
Powder October 27, 1995 Hollywood Pictures $30,862,156
Before and After February 23, 1996 Hollywood Pictures $35 million $8,797,839
Celtic Pride April 19, 1996 Hollywood Pictures $9,255,027
First Kid August 30, 1996 Walt Disney Pictures $5 million $26,491,793
The Rich Man's Wife September 13, 1996 Hollywood Pictures $8,543,587
Metro January 17, 1997 Touchstone Pictures $55,000,000 $31,987,563
Grosse Pointe Blank April 11, 1997 Hollywood Pictures $28,084,357
Gone Fishin' May 30, 1997 Hollywood Pictures $53 million $19,736,932
G.I. Jane August 22, 1997 Hollywood Pictures $50 million $97,169,156
RocketMan October 10, 1997 Walt Disney Pictures $16 million $15,448,043
Washington Square October 17, 1997 Hollywood Pictures $15 million $1,851,761
Six Days Seven Nights June 12, 1998 Touchstone Pictures $70 million $164,839,294
Simon Birch September 11, 1998 Hollywood Pictures $30,000,000 $18,252,684
Holy Man October 9, 1998 Touchstone Pictures $60 million $12,069,719
Inspector Gadget July 23, 1999 Walt Disney Pictures $90 million $134,403,112

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frook, John Evan (January 30, 1994). "Roth, Birnbaum flex muscles at Caravan". Variety. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Seasoned Performer Takes Lead Studio Role". Orlando Sentinel. Los Angeles Times. August 28, 1994. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Eller, Clauida (August 21, 1998). Spyglass Offers Disney Lower-Risk Deals. Los Angeles Times. Accessed on March 18, 2015.