Walt Disney Animation Studios, sometimes shortened to Disney Animation, is a studio that creates animated features and short films for The Walt Disney Company. The studio was dedicated to producing short films until it entered feature production in 1934, resulting in 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, one of the first full-length animated feature films. In 2006, Disney acquired Pixar and now mostly produces computer-animated films.
Fast and Furious is a media franchise centered on a series of action films that are largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists, and spies. The first film was released in 2001, which began the original trilogy of films focused on illegal street racing, and culminated in the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). The series transitioned towards heists and spying with Fast & Furious (2009), and has been followed by numerous sequels.
Matthew McConaughey's big break came in 1993's Dazed and Confused and he's never looked back. In the early 2000s, he became known for romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. After a brief hiatus, he began taking more serious roles in films like The Lincoln Lawyer, Mud, and Dallas Buyers Club. He continues exploring acting and voiceover work.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a media franchise and shared universe centered on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters that appear in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The series began with Iron Man in 2008 and continues with over 20 movies.
Mission Impossible is a series of American action spy films based on and a follow-on from the television series of the same name created by Bruce Geller. The series is mainly produced by and stars Tom Cruise, whose character is Ethan Hunt, an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). Beginning in 1996, the films follow the missions of the IMF's main field team under the leadership of Hunt to stop an enemy force all the while preventing an impending global disaster.
Star Wars is an epic space opera franchise created by George Lucas, which began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. Star Wars is one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best-known director. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, producer, or writer since launching the summer blockbuster with Jaws. Steven has done more to define popular film-making since the mid-1970s than anyone else.
Transformers is a series of science fiction action films based on the Transformers franchise which began in the 1980s. The first film was released in 2007 and directed by Michael Bay. There have been multiple sequels and a spin-off based on the Bumblebee character.
Many of the most popular movies in recent years are based on young adult novels. While these books are written for a younger audience, they actually have broad appeal. The movies range from huge franchises like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, to indie releases like The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns.