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Foundation date: 1978
Originally a joint venture between Warner Bros. and three former top-level executives of United Artists, Orion Pictures became an independent film company in 1982 and spawned blockbusters like The Terminator and RoboCop, as well as Oscar-winning films such as Dances With Wolves and The Silence of the Lambs.
However, despite much success at the box office, Orion Pictures suffered financial problems in the late-1980s and early-1990s, and declared bankruptcy in 1992. During the company's bankruptcy period (1992–1996) Orion inked a deal to further distribute Streamline Pictures' anime catalog to home video.
In 1998, Orion Pictures was sold to Metro Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), which is currently part of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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Anime which this company has licensed:
Akira (movie) (expired)
(distributor for Streamline from 1994)
Barefoot Gen (movie) (Expired)

Crying Freeman (OAV) (Expired)

Golgo 13: The Professional (movie) (Expired)

Zillion (TV)

Anime with which this company was otherwise involved:
(German version)
Alakazam the Great (movie) : Distributor

(English version)
3x3 Eyes (OAV) : Distributor (Perfect Collection VHS)

3x3 Eyes Seima Densetsu (OAV) : Distributor

Adieu Galaxy Express 999 (movie) : Distributor (Dub VHS)

Babel II (OAV) : Distributor (Expired)

Goku II - Midnight Eye (OAV) : Producer

Goku: Midnight Eye (OAV) : Producer (dub)

Lily C.A.T. (OAV) : Distributor

Lupin III: Part II (TV) : Distributor (Tales of the Wolf; eps 145, 155)

Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (movie) : Distributor (Expired)

Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water (TV) : Distributor

Robotech II: The Sentinels (U.S. movie) : Distributor (Expired)

Sangokushi [1]: Eiyū-tachi no Yoake (movie) : Distributor (Expired)

Vampire Hunter D (OAV) : Distributor (Expired)

(Italian version)
Glass no Kamen (manga) : Serialized In

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