If Paramount Parks wants to use a movie's theme or name, they have to obtain the rights from not only the studios but the Producers as well. It really makes little to no difference as to whether they made or simply distributed the movie.
Bottom line, if they are willing to pay, and the Producers are willing, then they can get the rights.
A good example? Titanic. Paramount simply distributed the movie, yet the parks have used it's theming for attractions/decorations at the park. Titanic the Exhibit, set pieces, posters, movies, and scenic recreations in stage shows.
I've always wondered why Mission Impossible wasn't used until now and I found out why.
Shaggy's right that some movies are made by Paramount and others are simply distributed by them.
So my answer of Yup was accurate, Just that it cost more to purchase usage rights to the films they only distribute.
I understand how a family-friendly type company like Nickelodeon for instance, might not want, say, Playboy Channel as a partner in licensing Nick characters...might hurt their IMAGE. But a roller coaster, or an amusement park, that money is GRAVY...and the marketing synergies are, well, *patently* obvious... ;)
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