Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Inc. was an American entertainment company active from 1967 until 1969 .


Warner Bros.-Seven Arts started when Seven Arts Productions acquired Jack L. Warner 's controlling interest in Warner Bros. for $32 million [2] [3] [4] and merged with it.

The acquisition included the black and white Looney Tunes (plus the non- Harman and Ising Merrie Melodies ) library and Warner Bros. Records plus Reprise Records . Later that same year, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts purchased Atlantic Records . Those record labels were combined in 1970 with two other acquisitions ( Elektra Records and its sister label Nonesuch Records ) in a new holding company, Warner-Elektra-Atlantic , under the direction of Mo Ostin [5] and Joe Smith .

The head of production was Kenneth Hyman , son of Seven Arts co-founder Eliot Hyman . Their first film was Camelot and their last film was Wait Until Dark .

Acquisition by Kinney

Warner Bros.-Seven Arts was acquired in 1969 by Kinney National Company , who deleted "Seven Arts" from the company name, reestablishing it as Warner Bros. Due to a financial scandal [6] over its parking operations, Kinney National spun off its non-entertainment assets in 1972 (as National Kinney Corporation ) and changed its name to Warner Communications Inc. .