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    Disney Drops Fox From Names of Studios It Bought From Rupert Murdoch

    Disney Drops Fox From Names of Studios It Bought From Rupert Murdoch

    The name change means consumers won’t mistakenly connect the Disney-owned studio with Mr. Murdoch’s polarizing Fox News.


    20th Century Fox is a name that stretches back 85 years in Hollywood.

    LOS ANGELES — 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 polarizing 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 to a new email format (@20thcenturystudios) without the Fox. A Disney spokesman confirmed that both labels, now officially known as 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures, would drop Fox from their logos. Disney had no further comment. Mr. Murdoch still owns the Fox broadcast network, Fox News and a chain of 28 local Fox television stations, among other media assets. His new company is called Fox Corporation, and one of his sons, Lachlan Murdoch, is chief executive. (The old company was called 21st Century Fox.)

    Fox News remains a media superpower, but its brand has become a polarizing one. The network’s founding chairman, Roger Ailes, and one of its most popular on-air personalities, Bill O’Reilly, became the focus of sexual harassment scandals in recent years. Its prime-time opinion hosts are vocal supporters of President Trump.
    Smart business move by Disney. The FOX name is too polarizing today and carries far too much political baggage.


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    Re: Disney Drops Fox From Names of Studios It Bought From Rupert Murdoch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Disney Drops Fox From Names of Studios It Bought From Rupert Murdoch

    The name change means consumers won’t mistakenly connect the Disney-owned studio with Mr. Murdoch’s polarizing Fox News.


    20th Century Fox is a name that stretches back 85 years in Hollywood.



    Smart business move by Disney. The FOX name is too polarizing today and carries far too much political baggage.
    Now if we could just get Trump supporters to drop Fox, they might learn the truth.

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    Re: Disney Drops Fox From Names of Studios It Bought From Rupert Murdoch

    Quote Originally Posted by The AntiDonald View Post
    Now if we could just get Trump supporters to drop Fox, they might learn the truth.
    FOX and FOX values should bear a major share of the blame for the destruction of our country. I can understand why Disney doesn't want to be associated with pure evil.

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