In case you missed it: the end oblast week brought some shocking but not unsurprising news about Disney’s newly acquired 20th Century Fox. It’s been confirmed that Disney is rebranding the 20th Century and Searchlight studios to remove the FOX name altogether.
Variety has confirmed that moving forward, the two studios will simply be called “20th Century Studios” and “Searchlight Pictures.” Visually, the logos for the two studios won’t be changed too much, but they’ll also remove the word Fox.
It remains to be seen, but is likely, whether these changes will affect the TV branch of the name which was also acquired by Disney. Fox spunoff the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox News, Fox Sports and Fox Television Stations Group into the Fox Corporation shortly before the merger so these remain untouched under their own new ownerships.
Variety says it best… “the mouse has officially killed the fox.”