Say Goodbye to 20th Century Fox

Fox industry magazine from Germany, 1953

Twentieth Century Fox, the legendary studio where Marilyn’s acting career began and ended, has been renamed after its merger with Disney in 2018, CNN reports. (In 2019, independent cinemas voiced concerns about being unable to screen classic Fox titles under the new ownership, which could affect future theatrical screenings of Marilyn’s movies – see here.)

“Disney (DIS) announced on Monday it would be rebranding one of its TV studios, 20th Century Fox Television, as 20th Television. The new name cuts both the ‘Century’ and the ‘Fox’ from the studio’s name.

The move follows Disney dropping the Fox name from its 20th Century Fox film brand in January. The company, which closed a $71 billion deal to acquire many of Fox’s assets, renamed the longtime studio as just 20th Century Studios.

The well known logo and title card, which has the words 20th Television stacked above spotlights, will stay the same minus the excluded words. The new logo and graphics will appear on new episodes of 20th Television TV series starting this fall. Older titles, which have already aired before the rebrand, will maintain the former logo and name.

Disney cutting Fox from all of its studios makes sense since it could be confusing for consumers. The remaining assets from Fox such as the Fox Entertainment, Fox Sports and Fox News are a part of Fox Corporation, which has nothing to do with Disney.”