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Golden Films was an American production studio founded in 1988 by Diane Eskenazi. The studio has produced a variety of animated adaptation films. The films air on Comcast, Dish Network and Starz Networks as well as are distributed worldwide on television, most digital platforms and at retail. The most famous of the series include the twenty ENCHANTED TALES originally distributed by Sony. Most of the films produced by "Golden Films" are family-friendly and non-violent. The films include over 200 original songs published by Sony Music.
Particularly during the 1990s, Golden Films became known for its numerous direct-to-video films based on folk tales and stories that were also being made into much larger budget theatrical films by other studios at the same time. This prompted The Walt Disney Company to sue one of Golden Films's distributors after a string of Disney Renaissance-era films ended up in direct competition with Golden Films' less expensive productions on the home video market. As both Disney and Golden Films had relied on the same public domain source material, Disney ultimately lost the case.
In the United States, Golden Films's productions are distributed by different departments of Sony Pictures, Columbia TriStar and Sony Music, as well as Hallmark and GoodTimes Entertainment. The films are also distributed worldwide by prominent distributors such as Polygram, Grupo Planeta, Universal, Warner Vision, BBC, Starz, RTL, Cartoon Network, and Buena Vista Television. The films can also be found on YouTube, iTunes, Amazon.com and most digital platforms.
For a list of those considered notable enough for their own articles, see Category:Golden_Films_animated_films
Some are grouped into series, the 3 series all contain unique films in respect to one another.
The first series includes 6 films.
- Wizard of Oz
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Jungle Book
- Sleeping Beauty (1995 film)
- Snow White
- Cinderella (1994 film)
The second series includes 7 films.
- Aladdin (1992 Golden Films film)
- Thumbelina (1992 film)
- The Little Mermaid (1992 film)
- Sinbad (1992 film)
- Pinocchio (1992 film)
- Beauty and the Beast (1992 film)
- The Three Musketeers (1992 film)
The third series includes 6 films.
- The Great Easter Egg Hunt
- The Red Shoes
- Little Angels
- The Emperor’s Treasure
This series includes 20 films. It has some overlap with those in the above series. Snow White had already appeared in series 1, and Beauty and the Beast had already appeared in series 2.
- underlined titles were previously released in other series
- The Jungle King released 21 June 1994
- Peter Rabbit
- Snow White
- The Christmas Elves
- The Night Before Christmas
- Tarzan of the Apes
- Tom Thumb Meets Thumbelina
- A Tale of Ejypt
- Pocahontas (1994 film)
- The Legend of Su-Ling
- Gulliver's Travels
- Princess Castle
- Noah's Ark
- Treasure Island
- Prince and the Pauper
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Hercules (1995 film)
the following are not included in any of the above collections:
- The Legend of Atlantis[disambiguation needed] 1994
- The Secret Treasure of Mach Picchu
- The Beautiful Ballerina
- Nichols, Peter (1993-09-17). "Disney loses suit over Good Times' 'Aladdin' video". Bangor Daily News. Bangor Publishing Company,. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
- "Golden Classics Series 1".
- "Golden Classic Series 2".
- "Golden Classics Series 3".
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