Universal Studios

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Universal Studios is a famous movie studio located in Burbank, California, founded in 1912 by Carl Leammle. The company is known for its legacy of inventing the modern day horror film genre (beginning with its 1931 movie versions of the horror novels Dracula and Frankenstein), and has also produced numerous classic films such as Jaws, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Birds, The Blues Brothers and others. The studio is part of the media conglomerate NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, and which also operates theme parks located in Hollywood, California, Orlando, Florida, Osaka, Japan and Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Universal's TV division, Universal Television, began operations in 1950 as Revue Productions (becoming Revue Studios in 1958) and has also been known as Universal Studios (after the parent company), Studios USA, Universal Network Television, NBC Universal Television and Universal Media Studios. It created many classic TV shows such as Leave It to Beaver, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Bachelor Father, Wagon Train, The Virginian, Dragnet, Adam-12, Emergency!, Columbo, Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I., Knight Rider and The A-Team. Its TV syndication division, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, originated in 1951 as MCA Television and also operated as Universal Television Enterprises, Universal Worldwide Television and Universal Domestic Television at various points.