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Disney Is Dropping the Fox Name From 20th Century Studios

Signage is displayed outside the entrance to 20th Century Fox Studios in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Signage is displayed outside the entrance to 20th Century Fox Studios in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Walt Disney Co. is removing the Fox name from future films 10 months after completing the $71 billion acquisition of the 20th Century Fox entertainment assets, dropping a brand closely tied to the Rupert Murdoch media empire.

Future movies from that studio will be branded as 20th Century Studios, and the Fox Searchlight art-house division will become Searchlight Pictures. Employees in those divisions have already had their email addresses switched to the new monikers.