Anchor Bay Entertainment facts for kids
|Industry||Home video, television syndication, motion pictures|
|Fate||Folded into Lionsgate Home Entertainment|
|Successor(s)||Anchor Bay Films
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
|When it was created||1985
(as Video Treasures)|
1995 (as Anchor Bay Entertainment)
|Headquarters||Beverly Hills, California|
|Things made||DVD, Blu-ray, Laserdisc, VHS|
Anchor Bay Entertainment was an American home entertainment and production company. It was a subsidiary of Starz Inc.. Anchor Bay Entertainment marketed and sold feature films, series, television specials and short films to consumers worldwide.
In 2004, Anchor Bay agreed to have its movies distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and renewed their deal in 2011. A year after Starz launched a home entertainment division in 2016, they later folded Anchor Bay Entertainment into Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
- Video Treasures
- Starmaker Entertainment
- MNTEX Entertainment
- Teal Entertainment
- Burbank Video
- Drive Entertainment
- GTS Records
- Starz Home Entertainment
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Anchor Bay specialized in the release of horror films, particularly cult films and movies from the 1970s and 1980s, leading the home video market for hard to find and retro horror films. Some of these titles were given numbered limited edition releases which included multiple discs, information booklets, and collectible tin cases. Many of these releases went out of print and became sought-after collectibles.
Up until 2008, they distributed Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends videos.
Anchor Bay Entertainment received a Special Achievement Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in June 200, it was recognized as one of the pioneers in DVD releases and home video entertainment and successful in releasing dramas, comedies, foreign films, children's programming, and most prominently genre films.
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Neighborhood Trolley from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood on set in Pittsberg
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