Since 1984, Touchstone Pictures was started by then-Disney CEO Ron W Miller as Touchstone Films as a label for their PG films with an expected 3 to 4 movies released under the label. Touchstone’s first film was Splash, a huge hit for grossing $68 million at the domestic box office was released that year.
Touchstone Films was renamed Touchstone Pictures after the film Ruthless People in 1986.
As DreamWorks distribution deal with The Walt Disney Studios comes to the end, it was reported that our YouTube fellow; named Mateus Honrado; told my company that “as Disney terminated their partnership with Dreamworks early as Strange Magic was a big flop for Touchstone and they’ve announced that there are no plans to revive Touchstone as a standalone studio unit of Disney since they’re now focusing their main four studio units: Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.”
So the reason of that are true but what does that means? Could Touchstone coming to the end when the coming-of-age drama The Light Between Oceans comes out in the US on 2 September. If is true, then it would be yes for that.
You never know that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer might getting a distribution deal with Disney if they won the James Bond rights as the promise of the new 007 distributor is running late as of today.
Let’s ask Disney about Touchstone Pictures right this minute!