20th Century Fox is dead. Long live 20th Century Studios.
We knew that there would be big changes ahead when Disney closed the deal to purchase 20th Century Fox from News Corporation in 2019. Now it has been announced that the Mouse House will rebrand the iconic company and its sister company Fox Searchlight Pictures. They will now be known as 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures.
20th Century Fox was formed in 1935 when Twentieth Century Pictures merged with the Fox Film Corporation. The opening logo is famed for its kleig lights and fanfare – both of which will stay on the new incarnation which will drop the ‘Fox’ and replace it with ‘Studios’.
The first 20th Century Studios will be the Harrison Ford adventure Call of the Wild, while the first Searchlight Pictures release will be the Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell comedy Downhill.
This is just the lastest move in Disney’s domination of the movie scene. What’s next? Where will it end?