California, United States — Walt Disney has decided to end the popular and historic brand, 20th Century Fox.
This is because the 85-year-old film company 20th Century Fox was rebranded on January as 20th Century Studios.
The 20th Century Fox Television has been home to to shows since 1949. They include of the original Batman series, M*A*S*H and The Simpsons.
The brand that was created on 1935 when Twentieth Century Pictures and Fox Films merged, is now famously known for it’s production in some of the biggest movies of all-time, including Avatar and Titanic.
A total of $71.3bn (£54.7bn) deal was completed by Disney last year, to buy the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox media assets.
Disney has renamed several other television studios as well. They include of changing ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios to ABC Signature and Fox 21 Television Studios will become Touchstone Television.
“Our new studio names and logos mark a new day for ABC Signature, 20th Television and Touchstone Television while honouring their rich histories and the creative power of The Walt Disney Company,” Craig Hunegs, president of Disney television studios, said in a statement.
Although the names were changed, both the 20th Century TV and film rebrands retained the famous fanfare theme tune and searchlight logo.