Universal Studios, American movie studio that was one of the main makers of film serials during the 1920s and of well known blood and gore movies during the ’30s. Carl Laemmle, a film exhibitor turned maker, shaped the organization in 1912. In its initial days it was a top maker of prevalent low-spending serials and furthermore displayed huge numbers of the movies of Erich von Stroheim (1885–1957), who was a pioneer in reasonable movie heading.
For a long time after the honor winning film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), the studio introduced its trademark low-spending films, which incorporated the notable blood and gore movies Frankenstein (1931) and Dracula (1931). During the 1960s it recovered much film industry accomplishment through the comedies of Doris Day and Rock Hudson. It was known as Universal-International for a period and in the mid 1970s it was bought by the Music Corporation of America, which transformed it into the biggest and most beneficial packager of movies for TV on the planet. Universal was along these lines associated with a progression of acquisitions, and in 2004 the organization (as a feature of Vivendi Universal Entertainment) converged with the National Broadcasting Co., Inc., to shape NBC Universal.
Universal Studios opened various amusement stops that feature its motion picture and TV creations. Notwithstanding being a working studio, Universal Studios Hollywood incorporates rides and attractions and offers voyages through different TV and film sets. It was harmed by flames in 1990 and 2008; the last demolished two square squares of the studio part just as its well known King Kong fascination. Universal Orlando Resort in Florida includes the Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure amusement parks. The last incorporates the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a fascination dependent on J.K. Rowling’s prevalent book arrangement. Other Universal Studios amusement parks are situated in Ōsaka, Japan, and in Singapore.