Life Disney scraps the word Fox from 20th Century Fox By weekster Posted on January 18, 2020 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Disney takes the word Fox from 20th Century Fox. With this, the entertainment giant scraps a name that is closely linked to the former owner of the film studio, media magnate Rupert Murdoch. Films will now be released under the name 20th Century Studios and the Fox Searchlight ‘arthouse’ division will become Searchlight Pictures. The films Downhill, with actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell, and Call of the Wild with Harrison Ford will soon be available with the new name in the credits. With the intervention, the film studio takes a step back in time. The name 20th Century Fox came into use years ago as a result of the merger of Twentieth Century Pictures and Fox Film in 1935. A few years ago, Disney decided to incorporate the studio. The deal involved around $ 71 billion. As a result, well-known film series such as Avatar and X-Men came into the hands of Disney. The name Fox does not disappear from the American media landscape. Fox Corp, a separate company that is still managed by the Murdoch family, continues to operate the Fox News Channel, among others.