Disney is scrubbing the word 'Fox' from 20th Century Fox, chipping away at Rupert Murdoch's legacy

Business Insider | 1/17/2020 | Kieran Corcoran
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Disney removed the word "Fox" from the name of the famed 20th Century Fox movie studio, Variety magazine reported Friday.

The studio will now be known as 20th Century Studios, multiple outlets confirmed.

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Changing the name appears to be a conscious effort to distance the studio from Rupert Murdoch, who sold it to Disney in early 2019.

In recent years, Murdoch has shed vast swathes of his media empire, which is now focused on the Fox News cable network and a stable of influential newspapers.

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Disney executives have axed the word "Fox" from the famed 20th Century Fox movie production studio, a move which distances the company from its former owner Rupert Murdoch.

Change - Friday - Variety - Magazine - Multiple

The change was reported on Friday by Variety magazine and later confirmed by multiple other outlets.

It shows Disney stamping its authority on the company, which it bought along with a vast array of other entertainment assets once owned by Murdoch's 21st Century Fox parent company.

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The replacement name for 20th Century Fox, familiar from the opening credits of countless blockbusters, will be 20th Century Studios.

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