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1492 Pictures is an American movie production company founded by director Chris Columbus in 1995. The name is a play on Columbus's more famous namesake, Christopher Columbus.

In addition to various Columbus movies, 1492 Pictures has produced movies by other directors including Brian Levant (Jingle All the Way), Henry Selick (Monkeybone), Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Joe Roth (Christmas with the Kranks), Tim Story (the Fantastic Four films), and Shawn Levy (the Night at the Museum films). The logo music was composed by Academy award winner Hans Zimmer.


  • Nine Months (1995)
  • Jingle All the Way (1996)
  • Stepmom (movie)|Stepmom] (1998)
  • Bicentennial Man (1999)
  • Monkeybone (2001)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
  • Rent (movie)|Rent (2005)
  • Fantastic Four (2005)
  • Night at the Museum (2006)
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

Upcoming movies

  • Fantastic Four 3|Fantastic Four (TBA)
  • Night at the Museum 3 (TBA)
  • Dilbert (2012)

See also

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