Knowledge Identifier: &20th_Century_Fox
In 1942 Spyros Skouras succeeded Schenck as president of the studio
With few pictures on the schedule, Skouras wanted to rush Zanuck's big-budget war epic "The Longest Day", a highly accurate account of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, with a huge international cast, into release as another source of quick cash
Noting that the two film sensations of 1952 had been Cinerama, which required three projectors to fill a giant curved screen, and "Natural Vision" 3D, which got its effects of depth by requiring the use of polarized glasses, Fox mortgaged its studio to buy rights to a French anamorphic projection system which gave a slight illusion of depth without glasses
Elizabeth Taylor's highly disruptive reign on the "Cleopatra" set continued unchallenged from 1960 into 1962, though three Fox executives went to Rome in June 1962 to fire her
He did so in 1985 , and in 1986 the new Fox Broadcasting Company took to the air
The 1994 CGI logo was the first time that Twentieth Century Fox was recognized as "A News Corporation Company" in the logo
In 1997 Alfred's son, composer David Newman, recorded the new version of the fanfare in "Anastasia"
In 2008, Fox announced an Asian subsidiary, Fox STAR Studios, a joint venture with STAR TV, owned by News Corporation
In 2009, a newly updated CGI logo, done by Blue Sky Studios, debuted in the film "Avatar"
As of 2012, in Australia, 20th Century Fox have an expanded movie deals to replay movie and television content from television broadcasters, Network Ten, Eleven and One.
As of 2016, in Australia, 20th Century Fox has an expanded movie deal to replay movie and television content from television broadcasters, Network Ten, Eleven and One occasionally on Nine Network & 9Gem
But on July 19, 2018, Comcast officially announced that it was dropping its bid on the Fox assets in order to focus on their bid for Sky.
In 2019, The Walt Disney Company acquired 20th Century Fox through its merger with 21st Century Fox