Universal Studios is a motion picture studio and is the oldest movie studio in the United States. Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley and Jules Brulatour founded the studio in 1912. In May of 2004 the majority sh... Read Moreares of the company were sold to a parent of NBC, thus forming NBC Universal. Universal Studios, however, is still the name of the production subsidiary. Universal Studios also has theme parks in America, Singapore and Japan. Universal Theme Park in America features a host of rides, hotels and attractions, the newest one being the Harry Potter World Theme Park. Universal Studios produces a wide range of movies for kids and adults. These movies are both animated and live action. Universal Studios offers many "Barbie" movies such as: "Princess Charm School," "Barbie Mariposa" and "Princess and the Pauper" as well as many others. Universal also offers the well-known "Land Before Time" movie. These movies have a "G" rating making them appropriate for kids of any age to enjoy. Along with "Barbie" movies, Universal Studio also produced the family comedy "Despicable Me" starring Steve Carrel and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" featuring Jim Carrey. Universal Studios has a wide range of movies for kids and family friendly films to appeal to everyone.