Warner Bros Ranch

Address: 411 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Warner Bros Studio Operations websites: Exterior Sets / Sound stages

Familiar to most as the location of the park featured in the opening credits of ‘Friends’, the Warner Ranch (also known as the Columbia Ranch) has been featured in countless movies and TV shows, and is located around a mile north of the main Warner Bros Studio lot. 

1164 Morning Glory Circle – detailed information about the Ranch 

Timeline

Columbia Ranch – see www.columbiaranch.net for a gloriously detailed history

  • Boston Street (now Park Boulevard) was refurbished for the Spencer Tracy movie “The Last Hurrah”, directed by John Ford.  The street was in existence since at least the 1940s. 
  • New sound stage built in 1965 to replace previous one
  • 1970 January 30th –  Fire destroys the western street. It is rebuilt to the original blueprints. 
  • 1974 – 8 acres sold off (at Hollywood Way & Verdugo) for a shopping centre. 
  • 1974 – September 9th – A fire burns the New York Street sets to the ground. 

Blondie Street

A curved residential street containing 12 different types and sizes of house, surrounding a large central park. Some of the houses have practical interiors. It also contains a brick church with steeple and paved sidewalks.

Seen on Screen: Warner Ranch [Blondie_St]

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
Bewitched [TV Series]1964-1972Sol SaksIMDB Database page about Bewitched
Blondie Street, Swimming Pool
Gidget [TV Series]1965-1966Frederick KohnerIMDB Database page about Gidget
Blondie Street
The Partridge Family [TV Series]1970Bernard SladeIMDB Database page about The Partridge Family
Blondie Street and Stage 29
Eight Is Enough [TV Series]1977William BlinnIMDB Database page about Eight Is Enough
Blondie Street
Lethal Weapon 2 [Feature Film]1989Richard DonnerIMDB Database page about Lethal Weapon 2
Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) house is on Blondie Street on the Warner Ranch.
Life Goes On [TV Series]1989Michael BravermanIMDB Database page about Life Goes On
Blondie Street
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation [Feature Film]1989Jeremiah S. Chechik IMDB Database page about National Lampoon
Blondie Street (exterior of the Griswold home)
Pleasantville [Feature Film]1998Gary RossIMDB Database page about Pleasantville
Blondie Street
Pretty Fly for a White Guy - The Offspring [Music Video]1998
Blondie Street, Swimming Pool
Small Soldiers [Feature Film]1998Joe DanteIMDB Database page about Small Soldiers
Blondie Street
American Beauty [Feature Film]1999Sam MendesIMDB Database page about American Beauty
Blondie Street
The Middle [TV Series]2009 - Eileen Heisler, DeAnn HelineIMDB Database page about The Middle
The Pear House on Blondie Street on the Warner Ranch is used as the Heck House in this ABC comedy series.
Wandavision [TV Series]2021Jac SchaefferIMDB Database page about Wandavision
Blondie Street used extensively as the exterior of Wanda's house and adjacent neighbours.

Park Boulevard

Adjacent to Blondie Street, this block of upscale Bostonian Row houses looks out over a lush green park and fountain.

Movies

  • Bird
  • Must Love Dogs

TV

  • Crazy Like A Fox
  • Living Single
  • Side Order of Life

Seen on Screen: Warner Ranch [Park_Boulevard]

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
The Last Hurrah [Feature Film]1958John FordIMDB Database page about The Last Hurrah
Park Boulevard houses were expanded / refurbished for this movie
Legal Eagles [Feature Film]1986Ivan ReitmanIMDB Database page about Legal Eagles
Park Boulevard
Friends [TV Series]1994 - 2004VariousIMDB Database page about Friends
The fountain and park featured in the opening titles is at Park Boulevard on the Warner Ranch.

Swimming Pool

Located in the central park at the Ranch, this 51’6″ x 37′ pool has three underwater camera portals making it a versatile location of underwater and surface filming.

Seen on Screen: Warner Ranch [Swimming_Pool]

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
Bewitched [TV Series]1964-1972Sol SaksIMDB Database page about Bewitched
Blondie Street, Swimming Pool
Witches of Eastwick [Feature Film]1987George MillerIMDB Database page about Witches of Eastwick
Swimming Pool
Cape Fear [Feature Film]1991Martin ScorseseIMDB Database page about Cape Fear
Swimming Pool
True Lies [Feature Film]1994James CameronIMDB Database page about True Lies
Swimming Pool
Pretty Fly for a White Guy - The Offspring [Music Video]1998
Blondie Street, Swimming Pool

Walton House

This famous house and barn were used for the original long-running TV series The Waltons. The house offers practical interiors and a wide front porch.

The Walton House was originally located in the northern section of the Jungle area of Warner Brothers studios in Burbank. Walton’s Mountain, which could be seen from the house’s front porch, was actually a slope of the Hollywood Hills directly south of the Warner Bros. Studios.

Interiors of the house were filmed on Stage 26. The roadway leading to the Walton house through the remaining portion of the jungle still existed in 2003 and is visible during the studio tour, although Ike Godsey’s store has long since disappeared. The house had been dismantled a few years before to make way for a parking lot and was moved to it’s new home on the Warner Ranch, where it still functions as a workable exterior set. If you check the Season 1 DVD’s of “Gilmore Girls” you will note that the old “Dragonfly Inn” that Lorelai and Sookie purchase and then renovate is the exterior of the Walton house.

Western Street

Seen on screen:

  • Cat Ballou
  • The Chase (with Marlon Brando)
  • Here Come the Brides (as Seattle, Washington)

Seen on Screen: Warner Ranch [Western_St]

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
High Noon [Feature Film]1952Fred ZinnemannIMDB Database page about High Noon
Western Street

Soundstages

As well as the exterior locations, stages 30 – 34 are situated at the Ranch.

More information coming soon.



Productions shot at Warner Ranch


Feature Film (17)

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
American Beauty1999Sam MendesIMDB Database page about American Beauty
Blondie Street
Pleasantville1998Gary RossIMDB Database page about Pleasantville
Blondie Street
Small Soldiers1998Joe DanteIMDB Database page about Small Soldiers
Blondie Street
True Lies1994James CameronIMDB Database page about True Lies
Swimming Pool
Cape Fear1991Martin ScorseseIMDB Database page about Cape Fear
Swimming Pool
Lethal Weapon 21989Richard DonnerIMDB Database page about Lethal Weapon 2
Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) house is on Blondie Street on the Warner Ranch.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation1989Jeremiah S. Chechik IMDB Database page about National Lampoon
Blondie Street (exterior of the Griswold home)
Witches of Eastwick1987George MillerIMDB Database page about Witches of Eastwick
Swimming Pool
Legal Eagles1986Ivan ReitmanIMDB Database page about Legal Eagles
Park Boulevard
The Omega Man1971Boris SagalIMDB Database page about The Omega Man
Penthouse
The Chase1966Arthur PennIMDB Database page about The Chase
Village of the Giants1965Bert I. GordonIMDB Database page about Village of the Giants
The Last Hurrah1958John FordIMDB Database page about The Last Hurrah
Park Boulevard houses were expanded / refurbished for this movie
The Left Handed Gun1958Arthur PennIMDB Database page about The Left Handed Gun
High Noon1952Fred ZinnemannIMDB Database page about High Noon
Western Street
Dark Victory1939Edmund GouldingIMDB Database page about Dark Victory
The Adventures of Robin Hood1938Michael Curtiz, William KeighleyIMDB Database page about The Adventures of Robin Hood
Nottingham Castle scenes

TV Series (10)

TitleReleasedCreator / ShowrunnerIMDB
Wandavision2021Jac SchaefferIMDB Database page about Wandavision
Blondie Street used extensively as the exterior of Wanda's house and adjacent neighbours.
The Middle2009 - Eileen Heisler, DeAnn HelineIMDB Database page about The Middle
The Pear House on Blondie Street on the Warner Ranch is used as the Heck House in this ABC comedy series.
Friends1994 - 2004VariousIMDB Database page about Friends
The fountain and park featured in the opening titles is at Park Boulevard on the Warner Ranch.
Life Goes On1989Michael BravermanIMDB Database page about Life Goes On
Blondie Street
Growing Pains1985-1992Neal MarlensIMDB Database page about Growing Pains
Eight Is Enough1977William BlinnIMDB Database page about Eight Is Enough
Blondie Street
Wonder Woman1975IMDB Database page about Wonder Woman
The Partridge Family1970Bernard SladeIMDB Database page about The Partridge Family
Blondie Street and Stage 29
Gidget1965-1966Frederick KohnerIMDB Database page about Gidget
Blondie Street
Bewitched1964-1972Sol SaksIMDB Database page about Bewitched
Blondie Street, Swimming Pool

Music Video (1)

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
Pretty Fly for a White Guy - The Offspring1998
Blondie Street, Swimming Pool