MGM Celebrates 90 Years of Filmmaking
The celebration kicks off today as MGM icon Leo the Lion is immortalized with a paw print ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, cementing his place in Hollywood history. Sylvester Stallone, writer and star of Rocky (1976), one of the studio’s most iconic characters, will be on hand to commemorate the special occasion. The event will be live streamed on YouTube here starting at 10 a.m. Pacific time.
MGM is debuting a 90th anniversary trailer that will play in theaters and on the MGM HD movie network, the Impact video-on-demand channel, and elsewhere. The trailer includes a tapestry of iconic images and scenes from films in the MGM library.
As part of the celebration, signature films, including Rocky, Rain Man, Fargo, RoboCop, and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, have been meticulously restored and will be available on Blu-ray through Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment; release dates have not been announced but the titles are available for pre-order on Amazon.
Other 90th anniversary initiatives include:
- The Blu-ray release of classic titles, including In the Heat of the Night, A Chorus Line, and The Birdcage.
- A collector’s book and companion video, featuring interviews with award-winning filmmakers, directors, and actors discussing the significance of their contributions to MGM’s legacy.
- The creation of MGM90th.com, a website that allows fans to explore the studio’s library.