Hollywood Pictures

Hollywood Pictures Division of The Walt Disney Company that produces fare which is of more adult interest than the usual Disney film. It began operations on February 1, 1989; its first release was Arachnophobia (1990). The division was originally headed by Ricardo Mestres, and he was succeeded by Michael Lynton. For a listing of films made by Hollywood Pictures, see Features. In 1996, Hollywood Pictures’ role as a producing entity ended, but its label was still used for the distribution of films. David Vogel became president in 1997.