20th Century Studios, Inc. (also known as 20th Century for short and formerly known as 20th Century Fox) is an American film production studio that is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. The studio is located on the Fox Studio Lot in the Century City area of Los Angeles. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributes and markets the films produced by 20th Century.
For over 80 years — beginning with its founding in 1935 and ending in 2019 (when it became part of the Walt Disney Studios), 20th Century was one of the then "Big Six" major American film studios. Formerly known as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, it was formed in 1935 from the merger of the Fox Film Corporation and 20th Century Pictures (while being owned by TCF Holdings) as one of the original Big Five among eight majors of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1985, the studio was renamed as Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (without a hyphen) after being acquired by News Corporation, which was spun-off and replaced with 21st Century Fox in 2013, after spinning off its publishing assets. The acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney took place on March 20, 2019, including 20th Century Fox. The studio's current name was adopted on January 17, 2020. As of December 4, 2020, the company has been using 20th Century Studios as copyright for 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures, while the company has been using 20th Television, Inc. for the copyright of 20th Television and 20th Television Animation productions as a Disney subsidiary.