Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, with hyphen, from 1935 to 1985)—also known as 20th Century Fox and 20th Century Fox Pictures, is one of the American film studios as of 2011. Located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, just west of Beverly Hills, the studio used to be a subsidiary of News Corporation, then 21st Century Fox. and now it's owned by Walt Disney Studios a division of The Walt Disney Company.
The company as we know today, was formed on May 31, 1935, as the result of the merger between Fox Film Corporation, founded by William Fox in 1915, and Twentieth Century Pictures, founded in 1933 by Darryl F. Zanuckand Joseph M. Schenck.
20th Century Fox has distributed various commercially successful film series, including the live action Alvin and the Chipmunks, Avatar, Titanic, Star Wars, Ice Age, X-Men, Die Hard, Planet of the Apes, Night at the Museum, Fantastic Four, Alien and Predator. Among the most famous actresses to come out of this studio were Shirley Temple, who was 20th Century Fox's first film star, Betty Grable, Gene Tierney, Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. The studio also contracted the first African-American cinema star, Dorothy Dandridge.
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The music accompanying the Fox logo was composed in 1933 by Alfred Newman, longtime head of Fox's music department.