Two of Warner Bros. most famous cartoon artists were Chuck Jones and Tex Avery. They are known for creating characters in the Looney Toons and Merry Melodies cartoons, to include MGM's Tom & Jerry, and Paramount Pictures Popeye. The brothers Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack were the founders of Warner Bros. They started off with their first theater, the Cascade in 1903 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Warner Bros. was founded in 1904 in Pittsburgh under the name Duquesne Amusement & Supply Company. They began producing films by the time World War I came around. In 1918 the opened Warner Bros. studio on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
Warner Bros. is now one of the world's largest producers of film and television entertainment and is widely considered to be one of the major film studios that own a large share of the movie market. Chuck Jones and Tex Avery helped to make Warner Bros. cartoons as famous as it is.
Warner Bros. is a subsidiary of the conglomerate media corporation Time Warner. Time Warner is also the owner of several properties that include CNN News Corporation, HBO, The CW, Cartoon Network, as well DC Comics.