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For variations of these logos, see 20th Century Studios/Other.

Contents

1935–1965 1937-1968 1953–1976 1976–1987 1955–1956
1935–1965 1937-1968 1953–1976 1976–1987 1955–1956
1960–1967 1981–1994 1994–2005 2005–2010 2009–2013
1960–1967 1981–1994 1994–2005 2005–2010 2009–2013
2010 (75th anniversary logo) 2013–2020 2016-2019 2020–present 2021–present
2010 (75th anniversary logo) 2013–2020 2016-2019 2020–present 2021–present

20th Century Fox

1935–1968

1935-1965

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Designer:  Emil Kosa Jr.
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  Unknown

When 20th Century Studios was founded in 1935 as 20th Century Fox, it used the same opening sequence and fanfare as 20th Century Pictures, the only difference is that the word "Pictures" is replaced with the word "Fox" (as reference of the other merged partner company Fox Film Corporation). This design was made by the watercolorist Emil Kosa Jr.

1937-1968

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In 1937, the logo was colorized and given a more enhanced look. The last film was Prudence and the Pill, released on May 23, 1968.

1953–1987

1953–1976

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Designer:  Rocky Longo
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  Unknown

In 1953, Rocky Longo repainted the logo when Fox began releasing movies in the widescreen Cinemascope format, starting with How to Marry a Millionaire. The artist tilted the "0" in "20th" so the monolith would look proportional in the format’s wider aspect ratio. This became one of the most memorable logos of the company.

1976–1987

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In 1976, the colors of the 1953 logo became less saturated and the structure seems to have a more grainy texture. This logo is also recognized by science fiction fans for being used in films like Star Wars (episodes IV and V) and the first Alien movie.

1955–1967

1955–1956

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This alternative variation was used in the only two Fox films released in CinemaScope 55. It was later reused for a Grandeur 70 version of the logo in 1961 for the 70mm reissue of The King and I (1956).

1960–1967

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In 1960, the 1955 logo was tweaked and improved. It was used in the films Can-Can (1960), Cleopatra (1963), The Sound of Music (1965) and later in Doctor Dolittle (1967). It was also used by Fox Interactive in the 1992 Predator 2 videogame and in the episode of The Simpsons: Cue Detective (2015).

1981–1994

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Designer:  Rocky Longo
Typography:  Franklin Gothic Heavy (customized)
Launched:  Unknown

Rocky Longo revised the logo in 1981, modifying the font of the "20th" wordmark. This became the main design that the company will use in the following logos for almost four decades. It was first seen in Chu Chu and the Philly Flash and last used in Airheads.

1994–2010

1994–2005

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Designer:  Kevin Burns
Flip Your Lid Animation (animation)
Typography:  Franklin Gothic Heavy (customized)
Launched:  Unknown

The logo was reimagined in 1994 as a 21-second CG-animated curtain raiser, designed by Kevin Burns and animated at Studio Productions (now known as Flip Your Lid Animation), with a POV that sweeps from above the "20th" to a panorama of the L.A. Basin, including the Hollywood sign, and storefronts with the names of Fox executives in the signage. Also, the byline A News Corporation Company was added for the first time. 
This logo is the most memorable of the company, since it is the first one to be designed in 3D and also the first one to introduce the iconic animation sequence that remained in use in the following versions for over 2 decades and it made it's debut in True Lies.

2005–2010

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The logo was slightly modified in 2005, making the colors more vivid and the textures more detailed. It debuted in Robots, produced by Blue Sky Studios, and the last film to use this logo was Tooth Fairy, released on January 22, 2010. This logo was still used on their YouTube profile until 2020.

2009–2020

2009–2013

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Designer:  Design: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha and Steve Martino
CG Models: Dave Strick
Animation: Blue Sky Studios
Typography:  Franklin Gothic Heavy (customized)
Launched:  Unknown

In 2009, the logo was updated with a more advanced CG animation. It was created by Blue Sky Studios and it made its debut in James Cameron's Avatar.

This logo was last shown in The Heat, released on June 28, 2013.

2010 (75th anniversary logo)

A variation of the 2009 logo was created for the studio's 75th anniversary in 2010, where the News Corporation byline and the registered symbol are carved on some parts of the structure and the camera pans up to reveal two streaks of light forming a giant "75", with "CELEBRATING" above and "YEARS" below, in spaced-out letters.

It debuted in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, released on February 12, 2010 and was last used in Gulliver's Travels, released on Christmas 2010.

2013–2020

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After News Corporation splitted into 21st Century Fox (now defunct) and News Corp on June 28, 2013, the byline was permanently removed, leaving the logo simple just like the pre-1994 logos. This logo debuted in DreamWorks Animation's Turbo, and was the last logo of the company that used the name "Fox", before it was renamed as "20th Century Studios" in 2020.

This logo last appeared in the film Underwater, released on January 10, 2020, following the studio's name change, and made its surprise appearance in The Empty Man, released on October 23, 2020, although the trailer of the aforementioned film uses the current logo.

2016-2019

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An enhanced variant of this logo exists, changes include an improved searchlight opening at the beginning, more detailed textures and a brighter than usual 'X' in 'FOX'. This variant was used exclusively in Blue Sky films and debuted in Ice Age: Collision CourseThe final film to use this variant was Spies in Disguise. Only one non-Blue Sky film, Murder on the Orient Express, used this variant; however, it was also used as a closing logo for Terminator: Dark Fate.

20th Century Studios

2020–present

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Designer:  Picturemill
Typography:  A modified Proxima Nova Black.
Launched:  Unknown

On January 17th, 2020, it was announced Twentieth Century Fox would change its name to 20th Century Studios, following Disney's purchase of the company's assets the year prior and likely to avoid confusion with the separate Fox Corporation. The opening design is very similar to the 2016 enhanced version of the 2009 TCF logo, which was remained the same, except for the word “Fox” being replaced with the word "Studios", among the changes. The textures were also revised, giving the structure a more shiny look, the sky backdrop having a different design, and the Los Angeles landscape has more details than the last logo. It was created by Picturemill, in collaboration with Blue Sky Studios. This new version was showcased on a TV Spot of The Call of the Wild and debuted in the previously mentioned film on February 21, 2020. It is also used as the on-screen logo for 20th Century Studios' home media releases.

2021–present

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The alternate variation uses the sky backdrop from the 2009-2020 20th Century Fox logo. It was seen in the movies Free Guy, released in theaters, and Vacation Friends, released on Hulu in the US and Disney+ on international markets via Star.

References

  1. The 20th Century Studios Logo: A Brief History
  2. Disney Dropping 'Fox,' Rebranding Division as 20th Century Studios - Variety


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