20th Century Fox logo in 1994

20th Century Fox is an American movie studio. Fox was the distributor behind the Fat Albert film.


20th Century Fox was founded on May 31, 1935 as the result of the merger of Fox Film Corporation, founded by William Fox in 1915, and Twentieth Century Pictures, founded in 1933 by Darryl F. Zanuck, Joseph Schenck, Raymond Griffith and William Goetz.

After being owned by the News Corporation from 1984 to 2013, the studio was bought by The Walt Disney Company for $71.3 billion in 2018,[1][2] a deal that is expected to be completed in 2019.

20th Century Fox is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).


  1. "The Walt Disney Company to acquire Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., after spin-off of certain businesses, for $52.4 billion in stock". The Walt Disney Company (December 17, 2017). Retrieved on December 17, 2017.
  2. Williams, Trey (July 27, 2018). "Fox and Disney Shareholders Vote to Approve $71.3 Billion Merger". The Wrap. Retrieved on July 27, 2018.

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