20th Century Studios is an American film studio that is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. The studio is involved in the development of the Ice Age series.
20th Century Fox was not the first choice for a distributor of the film; Fox Animation Studios was the initial choice, but, due to the box office failure of Titan A.E, Fox Animation's final film, the company was disbanded, leaving directors Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge to transfer production to Blue Sky Studios, the CGI division of Fox.
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 Schenck, Raymond Griffith and William Goetz.
For over 85 years, it was one of the "Big Six" major American film studios; formed from the merger of the Fox Film Corporationand Twentieth Century Pictures in 1935. In 1985, the studio was acquired by News Corporation, which was succeeded by 21st Century Fox in 2013 following the spin-off of its publishing assets. In 2019, Disney acquired 20th Century Fox through its merger with 21st Century Fox.
On January 17, 2020, Disney announced that they would drop the "Fox" name from their divisions, with 20th Century Fox being renamed to 20th Century Studios, and Fox Searchlight Pictures to simply Searchlight Pictures.