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Telepictures Corporation
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Details
Country America
Years Active 1978 - present
Industry Entertainment, TV syndication
Licensed Properties ThunderCats, SilverHawks, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tyra Banks Show

Telepictures (formerly known as Telepictures Corporation) is an American television and film production company. It currently operates as a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Television.

Michael Garin founded Telepictures in 1978 to operate as a television syndication company. Among the many programs that Telepictures syndicated, were the popular Rankin/Bass's TV specials and their animated series, such as ThunderCats and SilverHawks. In 1983, the company outright bought Rankin/Bass.

In January 1986, the company merged with Merv Adelson and Lee Rich's Lorimar Productions, forming "Lorimar-Telepictures". The new company started production and distribution of shows like "Dallas" and "Knots Landing", while still continuing to syndicate the Rankin/Bass shows.

In 1989, Lorimar-Telepictures was purchased by and folded into Warner Bros. and its television syndication arm eventually assumed distribution of all the Lorimar-Telepictures' programs, including ThunderCats and SilverHawks. Warner Bros. have had the rights to theses series from that point on.

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