Warner Premiere

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Warner Premiere
Direct-to-video label of Warner Home Video
IndustryHome video
FateFolded into Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Founded2006; 12 years ago (2006)
Defunct2013; 5 years ago (2013)
HeadquartersBurbank, California, United States
ProductsPhysical and digital video releases
ParentWarner Home Video
(Warner Bros.)
Websitewww2.warnerbros.com/wbpremiere/ Edit this on Wikidata

Warner Premiere was the direct-to-video label of of Warner Home Video, itself a subsidiary of Warner Bros.

History[edit]

Early years (2006-2008)[edit]

In 2006, Warner Home Video announced that they would enter the market of releasing original direct-to-video films, a market that has proven lucrative for studios over the past few years. They announced much of their output would be follow-ups to films that had done well at the box office theatrically, but wouldn't be expected to do well if a sequel were to be made. The first release under the Warner Premiere banner was the prequel film The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning. Their second title release was a sequel to the 1999 horror film House on Haunted Hill titled Return to House on Haunted Hill. In addition to the live-action output, the label was used for several direct-to-video animated films from Warner's corporate siblings such as DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation.

The label released Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control - a spin-off of the 2008 film Get Smart - on DVD and Blu-ray July 1, 2008. The film follows the adventures of the two tech experts from the first film played by Masi Oka and Nate Torrence, respectively. It was also written by the two writers of the previous film.[1][2]

Later years (2008-2013)[edit]

On July 29, 2008, Warner Premiere released Lost Boys: The Tribe, a sequel to the 1987 horror film The Lost Boys, on DVD and Blu-ray. Corey Feldman reprised his role of vampire hunter Edgar Frog; Corey Haim appeared in a cameo. In September 2008, Warner Premiere released the direct-to-DVD sequel of Hilary Duff's hit film A Cinderella Story titled Another Cinderella Story, starring Selena Gomez. After the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Warner Bros. announced through Warner Premiere that the movie Spring Breakdown would be released straight-to-DVD on April 9 according to Home Media Magazine.[3]

A sub-label of Warner Premiere was Raw Feed, which released horror/thriller films and Warner Premiere Digital, which released original internet projects.

Due to growing economic uncertainty and being a huge slump on the DVD market, Warner Bros. announced in 2012 that it had shut down Warner Premiere after six years of operation.[4] Despite this, titles continued to be published under the Warner Premiere label until the following year.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Co-production company(s)
2007 The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning Robert Berlinger Gerber Pictures / Hollywood Media Bridge
Superman: Doomsday Bruce Timm / Lauren Montgomery / Brandon Vietti Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
Return to House on Haunted Hill Víctor García Dark Castle Home Entertainment
A Dennis the Menace Christmas Ron Oliver Sneak Preview Entertainment / Valkyrie Films
Trick 'r Treat Michael Dougherty Legendary Pictures / Bad Hat Harry
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Dave Bullock Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Gil Junger Mad Chance / Mosaic Media Group / Callahan Filmworks
Batman: Gotham Knight Toshi Hiruma / Bruce Timm Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
Lost Boys: The Tribe P. J. Pesce Thunder Road Film / Hollywood Media Bridge
Another Cinderella Story Damon Santostefano Dylan Sellers Productions
Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King Joe Sichta Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
The Clique Michael Lembeck Alloy Entertainment / Bankable Productions
2009 Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective David Mickey Evans Morgan Creek Productions
Wonder Woman Lauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter Daniel DelPurgatorio / Mike Smith Paramount Pictures / Legendary Pictures
Under the Hood Eric Matthies Paramount Pictures / Legendary Pictures
Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Joe Sichta Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
Spring Breakdown Ryan Shiraki Code Entertainment
Mr. Troop Mom William Dear Encanto Enterprises
Green Lantern: First Flight Lauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins Brian Levant Cartoon Network
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Sam Liu Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
A Miser Brothers' Christmas Dave Barton Thomas Warner Bros. Animation / Cuppa Coffee Studios
2010 Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo Spike Brandt / Tony Cervone Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Sam Liu / Lauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2010 Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove Will Geiger ApolloMovie / Film Afrika
2010 Preacher's Kid Stan Foster Gener8Xion Entertainment / Epidemic Pictures / Stan Foster Pictures
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Brandon Vietti Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2010 Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes Spike Brandt / Jeff Siergey Warner Bros. Animation / Turner Entertainment Co.
2010 Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare Ethan Spaulding Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Lauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2010 Lost Boys: The Thirst Dario Piana Thunder Road Film / Hollywood Media Bridge / Film Afrika / ApolloMovie
2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam Joaquim Dos Santos Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2011 All-Star Superman Sam Liu Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2011 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Brian Levant Cartoon Network / Atlas Entertainment / Nine / 8 Entertainment / Telvan Productions
2011 Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown Andy Beall / Frank Molieri WildBrain
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Christopher Berkeley / Lauren Montgomery / Jay Oliva Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2011 Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz Spike Brandt / Tony Cervone Warner Bros. Animation / Turner Entertainment Co.
2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Damon Santostefano Dylan Sellers Productions
2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Ethan Spaulding Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2011 Batman: Year One Sam Liu / Lauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2012 Justice League: Doom Lauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2012 Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire David Block Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2012 Superman vs. The Elite Michael Chang Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1 Jay Oliva Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2012 Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse Spike Brandt / Tony Cervone Warner Bros. Animation / Turner Entertainment Co.
2012 Big Top Scooby-Doo! David Block Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2012 A Christmas Story 2 Brian Levant Hollywood Media Bridge / Telvan Productions
2012 Thunderstruck John Whitesell Karz Entertainment / Goodwin Sports
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Part 2 Jay Oliva Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Michael Goguen Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2013 Superman: Unbound James Tucker Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2013 Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite Jon Burton Warner Bros. Animation / TT Animation / DC Entertainment
2013 House Party: Tonight's the Night Darin Scott Film Afrika Worldwide
2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Jay Oliva Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment
2013 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright Victor Cook Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera

References[edit]

  1. ^ Get Smart’s BRUCE AND LLOYD Out of Control Trailer and Behind the Scenes Footage
  2. ^ Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (2008)
  3. ^ Billy Gil. "Studios Acquire Titles at Sundance".
  4. ^ "Warner Bros. Shuts Down Warner Premiere (Exclusive)". The Wrap.

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