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20th Century Studios (founded as 20th Century Fox) is an American film studio currently owned by Walt Disney Studios, a subsidiary of the Disney Entertainment division of the Walt Disney Company. It is headquartered at the Fox Studio Lot in the Century City area of Los Angeles. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributes and markets the films produced by 20th Century Studios in theatrical markets.
|Founded||May 31, 1935; 88 years ago (1935-05-31)|
|Headquarters||Fox Studio Lot Building 88, 10201 West Pico Boulevard, |
|Steve Asbell (president)|
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|Parent||Walt Disney Studios|
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For over 80 years, 20th Century was one of the major American film studios. It was formed in 1935 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation by the merger of Fox Film and Twentieth Century Pictures, and one of the original "Big Five" among eight majors of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1985, the studio removed the hyphen in the name (becoming Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation) after being acquired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, which was renamed 21st Century Fox in 2013 after it spun-off its publishing assets. Disney purchased most of 21st Century Fox's assets, which included 20th Century Fox, on March 20, 2019. The studio adopted its current name as a trade name on January 17, 2020 in order to avoid confusion with Fox Corporation, and subsequently started to use it for the copyright of 20th Century and Searchlight Pictures productions on December 4.
The most well known and commercially successful films and film series from 20th Century Studios include the first six Star Wars films, Titanic, Avatar, Ice Age, Rio, X-Men, Die Hard, Alien, Planet of the Apes, Anastasia, Love, Simon and Home Alone.