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The victory for both Legendary and Universal is a major blow for {{wp|Warner Bros.}} and {{wp|Sony Pictures Entertainment|Sony Pictures}}, both of whom were alleged to be major players for the Pokémon film rights as well. Warner Bros., who in April was reported to have "aggressively" pursued the Pokémon live-action film rights, helped distribute the first three Pokémon films based off the anime worldwide during the franchise's early years, but dropped the rights in 2001 after the underperformance of the third movie.
In terms of movies based off video games, Warner has mostly sat out of the genre after their former sister studio, {{wp|New Line Cinema}} , released the critically-lambasted ''{{wp|Mortal Kombat: Annihilation}}'' in 1997, more than a decade before Warner took over the studio. (On a side note, Warner acquired the ''{{wp|Mortal Kombat}}'' intellectual property from {{wp|Midway Games}} in 2009 after the latter filed for bankruptcy that year.)
Sony, whose past in adapting video games into movies has been checkered with both the ''{{wp|Resident Evil (film franchise)|Resident Evil}}'' film series and ''{{wp|Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within}}'', recently found box office success with ''{{wp|The Angry Birds Movie}}'', based off the mobile game, and is currently trying their hands on a film based off Sega's video game character ''{{wp|Sonic the Hedgehog (character)|Sonic the Hedgehog}}'', reportedly slated for a 2018 release.