Pratik Mante | Aug 13, 2020 | 0
Disney renamed 20th Century Fox, sadly entertainment legacy name has come to an end
20th Century Fox a prominent name in entertainment and media industry is no more, Disney has officially removed the name.
The 20th Century Fox has been rebranded as 20th Television dropping both ‘Century’ and ‘Fox’. In January Disney had dropped ‘Fox’ from the name and later in this month dropping the name ‘Century’.
The new logo retains old theme and searchlight just, ‘Century’ and ‘Fox’ has been removed from it. New logo has words 20th Television and it will be shown on new episodes of TV series starting this fall. Shows and episodes which have aired before the rebranding will hold the legacy 20th Century Fox logo and name.
Disney’s decision to remove the ‘Century’ and ‘Fox’ is to avoid confusion amongst its customers in distinguishing between their assets and assets still possessed by Fox. At present, Fox owns Fox Entertainment, Fox Sports and Fox News and these have nothing to do with Disney.
Not only Fox, Disney is also rebranding its other TV studios with new logos and names. Disney has already changed names of ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios to ABC Signature. The entertainment company is also going to change Fox 21 Television Studios to Touchstone Television.
In one of the statements, Disney television studio president Craig Hunegs said: “Our new studio names and logos mark a new day for ABC Signature, 20th Television and Touchstone Television while honoring their rich histories and the creative power of The Walt Disney Company.”
20th Century Fox Television was formed by merger of 20th Century Pictures and Fox Films in year 1935. It became prominent name since 1949 and has produced evergreen shows like ‘The Simpsons’, M*A*S*H, Modern Family and original Batman series.
The 20th Century Fox’s film studio has produced blockbuster movies making big money which include names like, Avatar and Titanic. Not to forget, movie series, ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Die Hard’ and ‘Home Alone’.
Disney is an entertainment company reckoned as most powerful one in media sector. With Disney+ it has ventured into streaming services and taking on the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime.