MTM Enterprises

MTM Enterprises (also known as MTM Productions) was an American independent production company established in 1969 by Mary Tyler Moore and her then-husband Grant Tinker to produce The Mary Tyler Moore Show for CBS. The name for the production company was drawn from Moore's initials.[1]

MTM Enterprises, Inc.
TypeCorporation
IndustryTelevision and film production
Founded1969; 53 years ago (1969)
FoundersMary Tyler Moore
Grant Tinker
DefunctMay 19, 1998; 24 years ago (May 19, 1998)
FateMerged with 20th Television
Successor20th Television
ParentIndependent (1969–1988)
TVS Entertainment (1988–1993)
International Family Entertainment (1993–1997)
News Corporation (1997–1998)
DivisionsMTM Television Distribution
MTM International
MTM Home Video
MTM Records

MTM produced a number of successful television programs during the 1970s and 1980s. The company's mascot was an orange Tabby cat named Mimsie who appeared in their logo (who was borrowed from a local shelter and then owned by one of the MTM staff, not by Moore and Tinker, who named the cat), inside a circle surrounded by gold ribbons, parodying how Leo the Lion is presented in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo.

All of MTM's shows are now owned by The Walt Disney Company through its subsidiary, 20th Television.


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