Columbia Pictures is a movie distributor. In 1995, it collaborated with JIM HENSON Productions to form the short-lived JIM HENSON Pictures.
The studio became famous for its mascot of a woman wearing a draped flag & carrying a torch. This was spoofed by Miss Piggy in The Muppets Go to the Movies.
Columbia has a sister distributor called TriStar that has also distributed Muppet-related titles. Both make up the bulk of Sony Pictures Entertainment are owned by the Sony Corporation of America.
From 1993 to 1996, Lisa Henson was President of Columbia Pictures.