Do you remember Warner Brothers Studio Store?
The Warner Bros. Studio Store was a chain of retail stores selling Looney Tunes, DC Comics, and other merchandise based on Warner Bros. films, similar in style to The Disney Store. They first opened in 1991 and when Warner Bros. owner Time Warner merged with Turner Broadcasting (which owned Hanna-Barbera and the pre-1986 MGM library, including the iconic classic “The Wizard of Oz”) in 1996, merchandise based on Turner properties was added to the product lines. In 2001 all Warner Bros. Studio Stores went out of business after just ten years, the reason being that the president of AOL Time Warner believed “We don’t do real estate,” but in 2006 the stores were reopened in China when Warner Bros. Consumer Products partnered with PMW Retail.
The Rise & Fall of Warner Brothers Studio Store
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