Disney Dropping ‘Fox’ from Twenties Century Name

The Walt Disney Company is renaming the Twentieth Century Fox movie studio by dropping the ‘Fox’ in its title, after acquiring it last year! According to a Disney spokesman, Disney is dropping ‘fox’ and renaming it Twentieth Century Studios. This is also the same for its sister studio traditionally known as Fox Searchlight Pictures. This studio is known for its lower-budget, artier films will be called Searchlight Pictures.

The change has apparently occurred for two of Twentieth Century Studios’ upcoming films: “The Call of the Wild” starring Harrison Ford and Searchlight Pictures’ “Downhill” with Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Both television adverts for these movies include the Fox-free studio logos!

The multi-billion dollar ($71.3) acquisition was first announced in December of 2017. After much consideration and negotiation, Disney will absorb the rights to all 21st Century Fox movie and TV divisions. This includes rights to entities like the X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, the Avatar franchise, the distributor Fox Searchlight, The X-Files, and Empire. However, Disney did not acquire Fox broadcast network and Fox News, which are now part of a company called Fox Corp, therefore by changing the names will distinguish between the Walt Disney Company and Fox Corp.

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