Anyone wondering when Twentieth Century Fox was going to finally step into the 21st century, today’s the day. Sort of.
News Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox’s parent company, is preparing to split its entertainment assets from its publishing units. The name News Corporation will stay with those publishing units, which include The Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins. But the group of entertainment companies, including the studio and TV networks such as FX, will get a new name: 21st Century Fox.
But that does not mean the film studio or the television studio will have a name change — only the newly formed parent company will be called 21st Century Fox. So yes, Twentieth Century Fox studio will have a new papa that has a preference for the current century and for Arabic numerals.
CEO Rupert Murdoch announced the new name on Tuesday. With a new name will likely come a new logo, probably some variation on the film studio’s recognizable monument-and-searchlights banner. But it certainly won’t be the first time we’ve seen the logo spruced up or given a twist. Plenty of TV shows and films have had their fun with those searchlights and that catchy fanfare. Below, check out what The Simpsons, Revenge of the Nerds, and more have done with the logo, plus a few musical nods to the movie company. READ FULL STORY »