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, California, US[1]
Key people
Roger Birnbaum
Joe Roth[2]
Products Films
Owner The Walt Disney Company
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, The 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. After the remaining three films are release, the company went inactive. Caravan's slate of movie 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 $10.5 million $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 million $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 million $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 million $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

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.

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