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


Contents

1935 20th Century FOX logo 20th Century Fox Logo (1953) 20th Century Fox Logo (1976) 20th Century Fox (1955, CinemaScope) 20th Century Fox (1960) 20th Century Fox (1981)
1935–1968 1953–1976 1976–1981 1955–1956 1960–1967 1981–1994
 
20th Century Fox logo (1994) 20th Century Fox Logo (2005) 20th Century Fox 2009-2013 logo 20th Century Fox - 2013 20th Century Studios 2020 logo  
1994–2005 2005–2010 2009–2013 2013–2020 2020–present


20th Century Fox

1935–1968

1935 20th Century FOX logo

When 20th Century Studios was founded on May 31, 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.

1953–1981

1953–1976

20th Century Fox Logo (1953)

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.

1976–1981

20th Century Fox Logo (1976)

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 begin used in films like Star Wars (episodes IV and V) and the first two Alien movies.

1955–1967

1955–1956

20th Century Fox (1955, CinemaScope)

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

20th Century Fox (1960)

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

20th Century Fox (1981)

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.

1994–2010

1994–2005

20th Century Fox logo (1994)

The logo was reimagined in 1994 as a 21-second CG-animated curtain raiser, 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

20th Century Fox Logo (2005)

The logo was slightly modified in 2005, making the colors more vivid and the textures more detailed.

2009–2020

2009–2013

20th Century Fox 2009-2013 logo

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

2013–2020

20th Century Fox - 2013

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

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 in Blue Sky films and debuted in Ice Age: Collision Course. The final film to use this variant was Spies in Disguise. Only one non-Blue Sky film, Murder on the Orient Express, used this variant.

This logo last appeared in the film Underwater released on January 10th, 2020.

20th Century Studios

2020–present

Opening To The Call Of The Wild 2020 DVD 0-14 screenshot

On January 17th, 2020, it was announced 20th 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 sequence remained the same, except for the word “Fox” begin replaced with the word "Studios", among the changes. The textures were also revised, giving the structure a more shiny look, the sky backdrop have now a different design, and Los Angeles landscapes has more details than the last logo. This new version was showcased on a TV Spot of The Call of the Wild and has debuted in the previously mentioned film on February 21, 2020. This logo is also used as the on-screen logo for 20th Century Studios Home Entertainment.

References

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


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