MTM Enterprises was an American independent production company established in 1969 by Mary Tyler Moore and her then-husband Grant Tinker to produce The Mary Tyler Moore Show for CBS. The name for the company was drawn from Moores initials. MTM produced a number of television programs during the 1970s and 1980s. Its famous logo featured a cat named Mimsie inside a circle surrounded by gold ribbons. There have been many different variants of this logo, all of MTMs shows are now owned by 21st Century Fox through subsidiary 20th Century Fox Television. Both founders died within two months of each other, with Grant Tinker on November 28,2016, followed by Mary Tyler Moore on January 25,2017. For many years MTM, with CBS, co-owned the CBS Studio Center in Studio City, most of MTMs series aired on CBS. MTM Enterprises acquired Jim Victory Television in 1986, Victory was the distributor of most of MTMs programming in the syndication market. Victory was reincorporated as MTM Television Distribution, which was folded into 20th Television after News Corporation bought MTM, Tinker oversaw MTMs operation until leaving the company in 1981 and becoming chairman of NBC.
Lawyers backing NBCs then-owner RCA convinced Tinker to sell his shares of MTM. Tinker regretted leaving MTM, believing that the company started to decline without him, in 1988, MTM was sold to UK broadcaster TVS Entertainment for $320 million. A small number of shareholders, including Julian Tregar, rejected the offer from IFE, in November, TCW Capital made a bid, but withdrew it a few weeks after reviewing the accounts of TVS. IFE increased its offer to £45. 3M, but continued to be opposed by Julian Tregar, who blocked the deal on technical grounds, alleging that the offer was too low. IFE finally increased the offer to appease the remaining shareholders, and on January 23,1993 their offer of £56. 5M was finally accepted, IFE along with MTM was sold to Fox Family Worldwide, a joint venture of News Corporation and Saban Entertainment, in 1997. Its library assets were folded into 20th Century Fox Television even after Fox Family Worldwide was sold to The Walt Disney Company in 2001, MTM Enterprises included a record label, MTM Records — distributed by Capitol Records — which was in existence from 1984 to 1988.
Mimsie, who was used as the logo for MTM. During the credits of the episode of St. Elsewhere, Mimsie is shown in the logo on life support with an EKG monitor detecting its heart until the end. Soon, NBC picked up a number of MTM shows, and his intention was to leave NBC after 5 years and return to MTM, taking over the reins from interim MTM president Arthur Price
Fox Studios Australia
Fox Studios Australia is a movie studio in Sydney, occupying the site of the former Sydney Showground at Moore Park. The studio is owned by 21st Century Fox and was opened in May 1998 and it is one of the three film studios in Australia, the others being Village Roadshow Studios and Docklands Studios Melbourne. The studio has been involved in the production of a number of blockbusters, including The Matrix, Impossible II, Star Wars Episodes II and III, and Superman Returns. Prior to 1998, the Studios site was host to Sydneys Royal Easter Show – the largest event held in Australia, in 1881, the New South Wales Government provided land for the Royal Agricultural Society at Moore Park where the show was held for 116 years. From 1902 to 1919, the site expanded to the south and from 1920 –1937, in 1998, the Show moved to a new showground and the former Sydney Showground at Moore Park became the home to Fox Studios Australia. The area includes southern hemispheres largest sound stage, the history of the site provides an eclectic mix of new and old buildings, and landscapes.
These businesses provide such as equipment hire and freight, postproduction. Fox Lighting is Australias leading supplier for major motion film lighting, Fox Studios Australia houses post-production specialists in film editing, sound re-recording and sound. Walking distance away is Trackdowns 100 seat orchestral recording soundstage based at the neighbouring Entertainment Quarter, Fox Studios Australia has several facilities, including shops, cafes, parks, major sporting facilities and entertainment venues. Fox Studios Australia catering facilities opened in the area in 1998, Fox Studios Backlot is a theme park that was purportedly based on Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Florida, and Disneys Hollywood Studios with Warner Bros. The $261 million park opened on 7 November 1999, an adjacent precinct provides restaurants and cafes, a retail complex, entertainment venues, and sporting facilities. The adjacent precinct was previously known as simply Fox Studios Entertainment Precinct, when this area opened it was originally called Bent Street and among its original tenants were Esprit, Hoyts and Dymocks.
Fox Studios Australia is owned by the media conglomerate 21st Century Fox, under the terms of a 99-year lease from the New South Wales State Government
New World Pictures
New World Pictures was an American independent production and multimedia company. It was founded in 1970 by Roger Corman as a producer and distributor of motion pictures, New World eventually expanded into broadcasting with the acquisition of seven television stations in 1993, with the broadcasting unit expanding through additional purchases made during 1994. S. Although effectively defunct, it, along with various subsidiaries, continues to exist as holding companies within the complex 21st Century Fox corporate structure. At the time, New World was the last remaining national low-budget film distributor, Corman hoped to continue AIPs formula at New World, making low-budget films made by new talent and distributing them internationally. However, it started out with only ten domestic offices, and one each in Canada, New World initially made exploitation films such as The Student Nurses and other small-scale productions. Corman helped launch the careers of Jonathan Demme, Jonathan Kaplan, Ron Howard, Paul Bartel and Joe Dante.
New World released films from acclaimed directors such as Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini. The distribution of films was conceived by Corman in an effort to disassociate New World as an exhibitor for exploitation films. In 1983, Corman sold New World to Larry Kupin, Harry E. Sloan and Larry A. Thompson for $16.5 million, Corman retained the film library, while New World acquired home video rights to the releases. Later that year, Thompson left the company to form his own firm, in May 1986, New World acquired post-production facility Lions Gate Studios for $4.4 million. That November, the acquired the Marvel Entertainment Group, the corporate parent of Marvel Comics. By early 1987, the company sold its shares in Taft Broadcasting for $17.8 million, in 1987, New World acquired independent film studio Highgate Pictures and the Learning Corporation of America. By this time, New World Pictures changed its name to New World Entertainment to better reflect its a range of subsidiaries besides the film studio, that year, New World almost purchased two toy companies, Kenner Products and Mattel, but both planned acquisitions never materialized.
In the fall of 1987, New World became the third in the list of time series producers to the network after Lorimar-Telepictures. In 1988, Michael Mann, executive producer of the syndicated program Crime Story. Around this time, New World faced a financial slump. GE demurred, preferring an insolvency workout and tried to force the company to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and this began with the sale of Marvel Entertainment Group to Andrews Group in 1989, Marvel Productions was excluded from the sale. In an irony, that year, Perelman subsequently acquired New World Entertainment, the bulk of its film and home video holdings were sold in January 1990 to Trans-Atlantic Pictures, a newly formed production company founded by a consortium of former New World executives
Fox Broadcasting Company
The Fox Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. It is the third largest major network in the world based on total revenues, assets. Launched on October 9,1986 as a competitor to the Big Three television networks and its affiliated companies operate many entertainment channels in international markets, although these do not necessarily air the same programming as the U. S. network. Most viewers in Canada have access to at least one U. S, the network is named after sister company 20th Century Fox, and indirectly for producer William Fox, who founded one of the movie studios predecessors, Fox Film. Fox is a member of the North American Broadcasters Association and the National Association of Broadcasters, 20th Century Fox had been involved in television production as early as the 1950s, producing several syndicated programs. Following the demise of the DuMont Television Network in August of that year after it became mired in financial problems.
20th Century Fox would produce original content for the NTA network, KTTV in Los Angeles, KRIV in Houston, WFLD-TV in Chicago, and KRLD-TV in Dallas. In October 1985, 20th Century Fox announced its intentions to form a television network that would compete with ABC, CBS. The plans were to use the combination of the Fox studios, organizational plans for the network were held off until the Metromedia acquisitions cleared regulatory hurdles. Then, in December 1985, Rupert Murdoch agreed to pay $325 million to acquire the remaining equity in TCF Holdings from his original partner, Marvin Davis. These first six stations, broadcasting to a reach of 22% of the nations households. Except for KDAF, all of the original owned-and-operated stations are part of the Fox network today. Like the core O&O group, Foxs affiliate body consisted of independent stations. The Fox Broadcasting Company launched at 11,00 p. m. Eastern and its inaugural program was a late-night talk show, The Late Show, which was hosted by comedian Joan Rivers.
By early 1987, Rivers quit The Late Show after disagreements with the network over the creative direction. The network expanded its programming into prime time on April 5,1987, with Children and the sketch comedy series The Tracey Ullman Show. Fox added one new show per week over the several weeks, with the drama 21 Jump Street. On July 11, the network rolled out its Saturday night schedule with the premiere of the drama series Werewolf
20th Century Fox Records
20th Century Fox Records, known as 20th Fox Records and 20th Century Records, was a wholly owned subsidiary of film studio 20th Century Fox. The history of the label actually covers three distinct 20th Century Fox-related operations in the era, ranging chronologically from about 1938 to 1981. 20th Century Fox Film Corporation was formed through the merger of Darryl F. Zanucks Twentieth Century Pictures with the Fox Film Corporation on May 31,1935, before the merger, Fox Film Corporation tried out a couple of short-lived record labels in conjunction with its Movietone sound system. Although Movietone was a dedicated system, in 1929-30 Fox produced some soundtracks on disc to accompany features shown in theaters not yet equipped for optical sound. Between 1933 and 1937, a record label called Fox Movietone was produced starting at F-100. It featured songs from Fox movies, first using material recorded and issued on Victors Bluebird label and these scarce records were sold only at Fox Theaters. In 1938 20th Century Fox began a new, semi-private line of records employing white labels with typed, or mimeographed, information.
Matrix numbers are variable, but the earliest known records in this series correspond to the picture Sally and Mary and the latest ones to The Gangs All Here. These discs were limited exclusively to studio properties recorded on 20th Century Fox soundstages and were used for purposes and as giveaways to staff. 20th Fox Records was established in 1958 with Henry Onorati at its head and it became a Christmas standard in short order and put the label on a sound footing. 20th Fox albums often appeared in deluxe packaging, and sometimes the film albums featured narration, or were bridged with dialog from the films. Other releases, such as those featuring Glenn Miller, George Gershwin, 20th Fox featured new albums by veteran artists such as Eubie Blake, Claude Hopkins and Stuff Smith, Hugo Winterhalter made his debut as a leader on 20th Fox. In 1962, Onorati resigned from 20th Fox and went back to Dot, Onorati was replaced by Basil J. Bova. Upon assuming the top job at 20th Fox, Basil Bovas first order of business was to quell rumors that the label planned to merge with Cameo-Parkway Records.
In May 1963, Bova renamed 20th Fox Records as 20th Century-Fox Records, Bova felt that the soundtrack album for Cleopatra would be the blockbuster of them all. Appearing before the release by about two months in June 1963, the soundtrack debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart. But the film opened to losses so great that belt-tightening was felt throughout the studio structure, 20th Century Fox Records enjoyed one more hit album with the soundtrack to Valley of the Dolls, though it did not contain Dionne Warwicks version of the films theme. They released the soundtrack to Hello Dolly, starring Barbra Streisand, in 1970, the 20th Century Fox studio shut down the record label, though ABC Records still continued to distribute stock on The Little Drummer Boy, a repackaging of Sing We Now of Christmas
The Fox Film Corporation was an American company that produced motion pictures, formed by William Fox on 1 February 1915. It was the successor to his earlier Greater New York Film Rental Company. On July 23,1926, the company bought the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound on to film, after the Crash of 1929, William Fox lost control of the company in 1930, during a hostile takeover. Under new president Sidney Kent, the new owners merged the company with Twentieth Century Pictures to form 20th Century Fox in 1935, William Fox entered the film industry in 1904 when he purchased a one-third share of a Brooklyn nickelodeon for $1,667. Fox invested further in the industry by founding the Greater New York Film Rental Company as a film distributor. In 1914, reflecting the broader scope of his business, he renamed it the Box Office Attraction Film Rental Company and he continued to distribute material from other sources, such as Winsor McCays early animated film Gertie the Dinosaur.
Later that year, Fox concluded that depending on other companies for the products he depended on was insufficient and he purchased the Éclair studio facilities in Fort Lee, New Jersey, along with property in Staten Island, and arranged for actors and crew. The company became a studio, with its name shortened to the Box Office Attractions Company. Always more of an entrepreneur than a showman, Fox concentrated on acquiring and building theaters, in 1917, William Fox sent Sol M. Wurtzel to Hollywood to oversee the studios West Coast production facilities where a more hospitable and cost-effective climate existed for filmmaking. Fox had purchased the Edendale studio of the failing Selig Polyscope Company, with the introduction of sound technology, Fox moved to acquire the rights to a sound-on-film process. In the years 1925–26, Fox purchased the rights to the work of Freeman Harrison Owens and this resulted in the Movietone sound system known as Fox Movietone developed at the Movietone Studio.
Later that year, the company began offering films with a track, and the following year Fox began the weekly Fox Movietone News feature. The growing company needed space, and in 1926 Fox acquired 300 acres in the country west of Beverly Hills and built Movietone City. When rival Marcus Loew died in 1927, Fox offered to buy the Loew familys holdings, Loews Inc. controlled more than 200 theaters, as well as the MGM studio. When the family agreed to the sale, the merger of Fox, but MGM studio boss Louis B. Mayer was not included in the deal and fought back. Using political connections, Mayer called on the Justice Departments antitrust unit to delay giving final approval to the merger and close to bankruptcy, Fox was stripped of his empire in 1930 and ended up in jail. Fox Film, with more than 500 theatres, was placed in receivership, a bank-mandated reorganization propped the company up for a time, but it soon became apparent that despite its size, Fox could not stand on its own. Under new president Sidney Kent, the new owners began negotiating with the upstart, the two companies merged that spring as 20th Century-Fox
Keith Rupert Murdoch /ˈmɜːrdɒk/, AC, KCSG is an Australian-born American media mogul. His father, Keith Murdoch, had been a reporter, after his fathers death in 1952, Murdoch declined to join his late fathers registered public company and created his own private company, News Limited. Murdoch moved to New York City in 1974, to expand into the U. S. market, however, he retained interests in Australia and Britain. In 1981, Murdoch bought The Times, his first British broadsheet, in 1986, keen to adopt newer electronic publishing technologies, Murdoch consolidated his UK printing operations in Wapping, causing bitter industrial disputes. Murdochs News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins, and The Wall Street Journal, Murdoch formed the British broadcaster BSkyB in 1990, and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television. By 2000, Murdochs News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries, Murdoch faces police and government investigations into bribery and corruption by the British government and FBI investigations in the U. S.
On 21 July 2012, Murdoch resigned as a director of News International, on 1 July 2015, Murdoch left his post as CEO of 21st Century Fox. Murdoch and his own both 21st Century Fox and News Corp through the Murdoch Family Trust. In July 2016, after the resignation of Roger Ailes due to accusations of sexual harassment, Keith Rupert Murdoch was born on 11 March 1931 in Melbourne to Sir Keith Murdoch and Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. He is of English and Scottish ancestry, Murdochs parents were born in Melbourne. Keith Murdoch was a war correspondent and a newspaper magnate owning two newspapers in Adelaide, South Australia, and a radio station in a faraway mining town. Later in life, Keith Rupert chose to use Rupert, the first name of his maternal grandfather. Keith Murdoch the elder asked to meet with his wife after seeing her debutante photograph in one of his own newspapers and they married in 1928. In addition to Rupert, the couple had three daughters, Janet Calvert-Jones, Anne Kantor and Helen Handbury, Murdoch attended Geelong Grammar School, where he was co-editor of the schools official journal The Corian and editor of the student journal If Revived.
He took his schools cricket team to the National Junior Finals and he worked part-time at the Melbourne Herald and was groomed by his father to take over the family business. After her husbands death from cancer in 1952, Elisabeth Murdoch did charity work, as governor of the Royal Womens Hospital in Melbourne. At the age of 102, she had 74 descendants, Murdoch completed an MA before working as a sub-editor with the Daily Express for two years. Following his fathers death, when he was 21, Murdoch returned from Oxford to take charge of the family business News Limited, Rupert Murdoch turned its newspaper, Adelaide News, its main asset, into a major success
Studios is an American comic book and graphic novel publisher, headquartered in Los Angeles, United States. Richie planned to start Boom. to get away from Hollywood and Cosby worked briefly with Dave Elliott and Garry Leach in 2004 to revive 1980s comic book publishing house, Atomeka Press. While working with Atomeka, Richie cut a deal with Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis to publish their series Hero Squared, with the Hero Squared X-Tra Sized Special one-shot. BOOM. ’s first publication was Zombie Tales #1, a horror anthology, released on June 29,2005 under the BOOM. The issue was solicited by Atomeka but released after Richie had left the company to start BOOM. Giffen and DeMatteis imported their Hero Squared series from Atomeka to BOOM. Comic book solicited solely under the BOOM. logo, shipping July 27,2005. During this time in its history, BOOM, DeMatteis collaborated with Giffen on Hero Squared and Planetary Brigade and brought his own series, The Stardust Kid, with Mike Ploog over from Image Comics.
Mike Mignola and Troy Nixeys Oni Press series Jenny Finn migrated to BOOM. Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson created covers for Zombie Tales and Cthulhu Tales. Joe Casey created The Black Plague while Rafael Albuquerques first American work debuted in The Savage Brothers, move into licensing for the first time with the debut of Games Workshop series Warhammer 40,000, Damnation Crusade, based on the popular miniatures game of the same name. Published Steven Grants crime/action comic 2 Guns which Cosby and Ritchie produced for Universal Studios in 2013, BOOM. signed a deal with Disney/Pixar to produce comic books based on their properties and secured newsstand distribution. The first included The Muppet Show by Roger Langridge and The Incredibles, Family Matters by Mark Waid, re-focusing the imprint to be truly appealing to all ages rather than only children. BOOM. announced during the 2007 San Diego Comic Con the appointment of Mark Waid as Editor-in-Chief, in 2009, Waid created Irredeemable which became BOOM.
s longest-running series at that time, lasting 37 issues and the sister book Incorruptible. After being promoted to Chief Creative Officer in 2013, Waid announced he would be leaving BOOM. to return to freelance work, former Managing Editor Matt Gagnon was promoted to Editor-in-Chief. At the beginning of 2013, the company launched its #WeAreBOOM, spotlighting a philosophy that BOOM. isnt just composed of its writers and staff but of the fans that read its comics and the retailers that sell them. In 2013, Boom. acquired Archaia Studios Press merging it into BOOM. in 2015, Boom. launched Push Comics Forward, a public relations campaign aimed at generating a discussion about how comic book publishing can become more inclusive and diverse. BOOM. is composed of four main imprints, the core BOOM. brand, Studios imprint publishes action-oriented fare which most appropriate for teens or older readers. Crime noir period piece Hit garnered Harvey Awards nominations for Best Continuing or Limited Series, sirens, is a multi-genre action piece that goes from fantasy to western to science fiction. BOOM.
published a series from Clive Barker entitled Next Testament
These products were released in the VHS, and Betamax home video formats. The company was based in Farmington Hills, Michigan until 1985, in 1989, it moved its headquarters to New York City, where it stayed until it became Fox Video in 1991. CBS/Fox Video was founded under a 50-50 venture with 20th Century Fox in 1982 when CBS broke off a previous venture formed in 1980 with MGM, during this period, both companies continued to operate independently while maintaining their partnership. A reorganization occurred in 1990 with CBS selling products under the CBS Video name and mainstream Fox titles being controlled by FoxVideo, in 1998, CBS/Fox was acquired by Fox Entertainment Group and ceased operations. Since CBS/Fox disbanded, their rights have been brought by 20th Century Fox. Before CBS/Fox Video existed, 20th Century Fox Video released a few titles for rental only, including Dr. No, A Fistful of Dollars, Taps, For Your Eyes Only. While sale tapes were in big boxes that were used by CBS/Fox in its early years.
Similar approaches were taken by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video, FoxVideo, Inc. and its video arm. In 1982, CBS formed a 50-50 venture with 20th Century Fox after Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer broke off a joint venture with CBS, that was agreed in 1980, to market videocassettes and videodiscs. This was publicly announced on June 18,1982, where they announced CBSs 40-acre film and production facility in Studio City, in the process, CBS and Fox continued to independently supply programs for the home video market, while CBS/Fox supplied films from motion picture studios. In 1985, CBS/Fox became the American licensee of BBC Video products, CBS/Fox brought large amounts of film libraries such as the United Artists films. These UA films were issued through MGM/UA Home Video starting in 1989. CBS/Fox secured rights from George Lucas for the release of The Empire Strikes Back for $12 million on August 30,1984. Lucas claimed the deal was to prevent the film from being broadcast on television, in 1985, CBS and 20th Century Fox secured a financial package that saw both companies generate between $75 and $100 million.
The deal included the offering of bonds with the investment firm Drexel Burnham Lambert, on December 31,1987, CBS/Foxs home video rights to the a. a. p. library reverted to Ted Turner. In 1987, the company increased its rights from BBC Video after buying the rights to 600 broadcasts, when asked about how the agreement came to light, then-CBS/Fox president Leonard White said The deal is timed to coincide with the BBCs 50th anniversary. Within a month of the announcement, CBS/Fox released a definitive line-up of films named Five Star Collection IV which included 28 films, such films included Revenge of the Nerds, Cats Eye and Oxford Blues. In 1989, CBS/Fox lost the video rights to the Lorimar library to Warner Home Video
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L. A. is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California. With a census-estimated 2015 population of 3,971,883, it is the second-most populous city in the United States, Los Angeles is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the United States. The citys inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos, historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was founded on September 4,1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence, in 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4,1850, the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city.
The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California, nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, and sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles has an economy in culture, fashion, sports, education, medicine. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index, the city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields, and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. The Los Angeles combined statistical area has a gross metropolitan product of $831 billion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. The city has hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984 and is bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and thus become the second city after London to have hosted the Games three times. The Los Angeles area hosted the 1994 FIFA mens World Cup final match as well as the 1999 FIFA womens World Cup final match, the mens event was watched on television by over 700 million people worldwide.
The Los Angeles coastal area was first settled by the Tongva, a Gabrielino settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning poison oak place. Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2,1769, in 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. The Queen of the Angels is an honorific of the Virgin Mary, two-thirds of the settlers were mestizo or mulatto with a mixture of African and European ancestry. The settlement remained a small town for decades, but by 1820. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, during Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta Californias regional capital
Foxstar Productions was a television production subsidiary of News Corporation. It was founded in 1994 to make TV movies and mini-series under Steve Bell, Foxstar produced the first in a series of Alien Nation movies for the Fox Network. That same year, they entered the television documentary business through its production subsidiary, Van Ness Films. Many of their programs have and can be seen on such as A&E, National Geographic Channel, E. Animal Planet, AMC, Bravo, WE tv, Travel Channel, Lifetime. In 1999, Foxstar became part of the newly formed Fox Television Studios and continued producing documentaries, non-fiction programming, by 2005, Kevin Burns already had several non-fiction programs under his Prometheus Entertainment shingle. In 2005, Foxstar Productions disbanded, and folded to Fox Television Studios
Fox Animation Studios
Fox Animation Studios was an American animation production company located in Phoenix, Arizona. It was a division of 20th Century Fox Animation, the studio closed in 2000, after the financial failure of their third film, Titan A. E. Even before, Fox distributed two Ralph Bakshi features and Fire and Ice, and Raggedy Ann & Andy, Fox distributed Asterix Conquers America in France and United Kingdom. Fox Animation Studios did not achieve the level of success as Disneys animated crop. Only one of its two releases, found critical and box-office success. Its other theatrical release Titan A. E. got mixed reviews and was a costly flop, almost a year before Titan A. E. 20th Century Fox laid off 300 of the 380 people who worked at the Phoenix studio in order to make films more efficiently. On June 26,2000, the studio was shut down and their last film set to be made would have been an adaptation of Wayne Barlowes illustrated novel Barlowes Inferno, and it was set to be done with near complete CGI. Fox Animation Studios only other productions were the PBS television series Adventures from the Book of Virtues, out of all the sequels and spinoffs based on existing Don Bluth properties, Bartok was the only of which to actually have Bluth and Goldman as directors.
Anastasia Titan A. E. Bartok the Magnificent Adventures from the Book of Virtues The Prince of Egypt 20th Century Fox Animation Fox Animation Studios at the Internet Movie Database