20th Century Fox logo 2009

The current 20th Century Fox logo, used since December 18, 2009. This was the first to be used for the releases of the film Avatar.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, often called simply 20th Century Fox, is a motion picture studio and distributor located in southern California. The studio was 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.

After being owned by the News Corporation from 1984 to 2013, the studio was bought by The Walt Disney Company for $71.3 billion dollars in 2018,[1][2] a deal that is expected to be completed in 2019.

20th Century Fox is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

See also


  1. The Walt Disney Company to acquire Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., after spin-off of certain businesses, for $52.4 billion in stock. The Walt Disney Company (December 17, 2017). Retrieved on December 17, 2017.
  2. Williams, Trey (July 27, 2018). Fox and Disney Shareholders Vote to Approve $71.3 Billion Merger. The Wrap. Retrieved on July 27, 2018.

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