Walt Disney Pictures
(Media and Entertainment)
William Goetz
(Movies & TV)
Darryl F. Zanuck
(Movies & TV)
Raymond Griffith
(Movies & TV)
Spyros Skouras
(Movies & TV)
The Robe (film)
DreamWorks Animation
(Media and Entertainment)

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20th Century Fox

Knowledge Identifier: &20th_Century_Fox


20th Century Fox

Major American film studio add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1929.

Countries: United States (68%), (16%), Australia (10%)

Main connections: Walt Disney Pictures, William Goetz, Darryl F. Zanuck

Linked to: News Corporation, United Artists, Aspen Skiing Company, Associated Producers Incorporated




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Fortunately for Mayer, Fox was badly injured in a car crash in the summer of 1929, and by the time he recovered he had lost most of his fortune in the fall, 1929 stock market crash, putting an end to the Loew's merger add something


When the family agreed to the sale, the merger of Fox and Loew's Inc. was announced in 1929 add something


Between 1933 and 1937, a custom record label called "Fox Movietone" was produced starting at F-100 and running through F-136 add something


Fox Searchlight Pictures, Foxstar Productions, and Fox Studios Australia are just a few of the other corporate entities that have used variations on the original 1933 design add something


The Fox fanfare was originally composed in 1933 by Alfred Newman, who became head of Twentieth Century-Fox's music department from 1940 until the 1960s add something


"'Twentieth Century Pictures"' was an independent Hollywood motion picture production company created in 1933 by Joseph Schenck , Darryl F. Zanuck from Warner Brothers, William Goetz from Fox Films, and Raymond Griffith add something


Successful from the very beginning, their 1934 production, "The House of Rothschild" was nominated for an Academy award for Best Picture add something


However, in recent years it has claimed the 1935 merger as its founding date, even though most film historians agree it was founded in 1915 add something


In 1935, they produced the classic film "Les Misérables", from Victor Hugo's novel, which was nominated for Best Picture add something


It was re-recorded in 1935 when 20th Century Fox was officially established add something


The Art Deco 20th Century Fox logo, designed by landscape artist Emil Kosa, Jr., originated as the 20th Century Pictures logo, with the name "Fox" substituted for "Pictures, Inc." in 1935 add something


Under the new president Sidney Kent, the new owners began negotiating with the upstart, but powerful independent Twentieth Century Pictures in the early spring of 1935 add something


However, 20th Century brought more to the bargaining table besides Schenck and Zanuck, as it was profitable and had more talent than Fox. The new company was called "'The Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation"', and began trading on May 31, 1935; the hyphen was dropped in 1985 add something


The company was founded on May 31, 1935, as the result of the merger of "'Fox Film Corporation"', founded by William Fox in 1915, and "'Twentieth Century Pictures"', founded in 1933 by Darryl F. Zanuck, Joseph M. Schenck, Raymond Griffith and William Goetz add something


In 1942 Spyros Skouras succeeded Schenck as president of the studio add something


Together with Zanuck, who returned in 1943, they intended to make Fox's output more serious-minded add something


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 add something


Fox produced Broadway musicals, including the Rodgers and Hammerstein films, beginning with the musical version of "State Fair" in 1945, and continuing years later with "Carousel" in 1956, "The King and I", and "The Sound of Music" add something


Fox specialized in adaptations of best-selling books such as Ben Ames Williams' "Leave Her to Heaven" , starring Gene Tierney, which was the highest-grossing Fox film of the 1940s add something


That year, with attendance at half the 1946 level, Twentieth Century Fox gambled on an unproven gimmick add something


The romantic comedy entitled "Something's Got to Give" paired Marilyn Monroe, Fox's most bankable star of the 1950s, with Dean Martin, and director add something


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 add something


In 1953 an extended version was created for CinemaScope films, first used on the film "How to Marry a Millionaire", released in the same year add something


In 1953, Rocky Longo, an artist at Pacific Title, was hired to recreate the original design for the new CinemaScope process add something


President Spyros Skouras struck a deal with the inventor Henri Chrétien, leaving the other film studios empty-handed, and in 1953 introduced CinemaScope in the studio's ground-breaking feature film "The Robe" add something


Twentieth Century Fox held on to its theaters until a court-mandated divorce - they were spun off as Fox National Theaters in 1953 add something


The success of "The Robe" was so massive that in February 1953 Zanuck announced that henceforth all Fox pictures would be made in CinemaScope add something


CinemaScope brought a brief up-turn in attendance, but by 1956 the numbers again began to slide add something


In 1956 Fox engaged Robert Lippert to establish a subsidiary company, Regal Pictures, later Associated Producers Incorporated to film B pictures in CinemaScope add something


Prior to Fox Music, 20th Century Records was its music arm from 1958 to 1982 add something


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 add something


Later that year, the company began offering films with a music-and-effects track, and the following year Fox began the weekly "Fox Movietone News" feature, which ran until 1963 add something


By the 1970s the Fox fanfare was being used in films sporadically add something


Zanuck stayed on as chairman until 1971, but there were several expensive flops in his last years, resulting in Fox posting losses from 1969 to 1971 add something


In 1981, after Longo repainted the eight-layered glass panels , his revised logo became the official trademark add something


The Fox fanfare was re-orchestrated in 1981, as Longo's revised logo was being introduced add something


He did so in 1985 , and in 1986 the new Fox Broadcasting Company took to the air add something


The 1994 CGI logo was the first time that Twentieth Century Fox was recognized as "A News Corporation Company" in the logo add something


In 1997 Alfred's son, composer David Newman, recorded the new version of the fanfare in "Anastasia" add something


Fox Music has been Fox's music arm since 2000 add something


In the "X-Men" films of the 2000s, the "X" in "Fox" remains ghosted on the screen as the scene fades out add something


In the 2003 production of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" the logo appears as a huge unlit monument dominating the nighttime London skyline add something


In 2008, Fox announced an Asian subsidiary, Fox STAR Studios, a joint venture with STAR TV, owned by News Corporation add something


In 2009, a newly updated CGI logo, done by Blue Sky Studios, debuted in the film "Avatar" add something


A variant appears on most of the 2010 films, in which a 75 forms from lights, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the merger, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" add something


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. add something


In August 2012, 20th Century Fox signed a five-year deal with DreamWorks Animation to distribute on domestic and international markets add something


However, the deal did not include the distribution rights of previously released films which DreamWorks Animation acquired from Paramount Pictures later in 2014 add something


The deal, which was rejected by Time Warner's board of directors in July 2014, would have involved the sale of CNN and the folding of Warner Bros. into Fox to ease antitrust issues add something


In 2015, 20th Century Fox celebrated their 80th anniversary as a studio add something


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 add something


This rendition is still in use as of 2017 add something


Laurence Mark - As producer, Mark completed production on 2017's "The Greatest Showman" starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, and Rebecca Ferguson and directed by Michael Gracey for release on Christmas Day by 20th Century Fox


Film - On December 14, 2017, the Walt Disney Company announced it is acquiring most of Fox's parent company, 21st Century Fox, including the film studio add something


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. add something


In 2019, The Walt Disney Company acquired 20th Century Fox through its merger with 21st Century Fox add something


On March 21, 2019, Disney announced it would shut down the Fox 2000 label add something


On July 3, 2019, Fox Stage Productions was moved into Disney Theatrical Group as Buena Vista Theatrical division with all executives, including Cohen, Connor Brockmeier and SVP Hurwitz, leaving at that time add something