Disney drops Fox from names of studios it bought from Rupert Murdoch

Sound the trumpets: 20th Century Fox, a name and klieg-lit logo that stretches back 85 years in Hollywood, is dropping the word Fox, a move that may prevent consumers from mistakenly thinking the movie studio has anything to do with Rupert Murdoch’s polarising Fox News media empire. The Walt Disney Company bought most of Mr. Murdoch’s entertainment assets last year in a $71.

3 billion deal. That included the 20th Century Fox studio and its art-house sibling, Fox Searchlight. On Friday, employees at the main movie studio arrived.

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