For questions about the "Indiana Jones" franchise, based on the historical adventures of fictional archaeologist Dr Henry "Indiana" Jones. Three films were made between 1981 and 1989, with a fourth film in 2008 and a TV series in 1992; the franchise has since extended to include comics, animations, novels and video games.

Indiana Jones is an entertainment franchise, based on the historical adventures of Dr Henry "Indiana" Jones, a fictional archaeologist. The franchise started with the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark; a prequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, followed in 1984 and the sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989. In 1992, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles began airing on television. A fourth film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008. The series was created by George Lucas; the films star Harrison Ford and were directed by Steven Spielberg.

In addition, Marvel Comics began publishing The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones in 1983, and Dark Horse Comics earned the comic book rights to the character in 1991. Novelisations of the films have been published, in addition to a series of German novels by Wolfgang Hohlbein, and twelve novels set before the films published by Bantam Books. Numerous video games about Indiana Jones have been released since 1982.

Further reading: JW Rinzler and Laurent Bouzereau (2008). The Complete Making of Indiana Jones. Random House. ISBN 978-0-0919-2661-8.

Source: Indiana Jones franchise on the English Wikipedia.

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