Churubusco Studios

Also known as Estudios Churubusco Azteca

It was inaugurated in 1945 after a 1943 agreement between RKO and Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta (of Televisa).

RKO Pathe owned 50% of the studio facility, and many Tarzan projects were filmed between the Culver studios of RKO and Churubusco.

In 1950 it was acquired by the government of Mexico and merged with Estudios y Laboratorios Azteca to form Estudios Churubusco Azteca. Since 1958 it has been controlled by the government of Mexico. Of the four motion picture studios during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema–the others were Estudios America, Estudios San Angel and Estudios Tepeyac–it and Televisa San Angel (the former Estudios San Angel) are still in operation.


Productions shot at Churubusco Studios


Feature Film (20)

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
El Narco / El Infierno2010Luis EstradaIMDB Database page about El Narco / El Infierno
Dragonball: Evolution2009James WongIMDB Database page about Dragonball: Evolution
Resident Evil: Extinction / Resident Evil 32007Russell MulcahyIMDB Database page about Resident Evil: Extinction / Resident Evil 3
Man on Fire2004Tony ScottIMDB Database page about Man on Fire
Frida2002Julie TaymorIMDB Database page about Frida
Stage 04, Stage 05
Original Sin2001Michael CristoferIMDB Database page about Original Sin
The Mask of Zorro1998Martin CampbellIMDB Database page about The Mask of Zorro
Romeo + Juliet1996Baz LuhrmannIMDB Database page about Romeo + Juliet
Total Recall1990Paul VerhoevenIMDB Database page about Total Recall
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids1989Joe JohnstonIMDB Database page about Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Licence to Kill1989John GlenIMDB Database page about Licence to Kill
Firewalker1986J. Lee ThompsonIMDB Database page about Firewalker
Conan the Destroyer1984Richard FleischerIMDB Database page about Conan the Destroyer
Dune1984David LynchIMDB Database page about Dune
Amityville II: The Possession1982Damiano DamianiIMDB Database page about Amityville II: The Possession
Missing1982Costa-GavrasIMDB Database page about Missing
Caveman1981Carl GottliebIMDB Database page about Caveman
The Sons of Katie Elder1965Henry HathawayIMDB Database page about The Sons of Katie Elder
The Magnificent Seven1960John SturgesIMDB Database page about The Magnificent Seven
Mystery in Mexico1948Robert WiseIMDB Database page about Mystery in Mexico

TV Movie (1)

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear2004Peter WintherIMDB Database page about The Librarian: Quest for the Spear