Blog: July 2016

"Batman" (1966) film poster
Heritage

The Caped Crusader made his feature film debut 50 years ago in “Batman,” produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film. The superhero movie was released on July 30, 1966, in Austin, Texas. Here are the original publicity posters, including those for French, German and British audiences.

Heritage

The 2001 sci-fi action movie “Planet of the Apes,” produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film, was adapted from the 1968 classic of the same name. It was released in U.S. theaters on July 27, 2001, and went on to finish as one of the top 10 worldwide grossing movies of the year.

Photo by Frank Micelotta/FOX/PictureGroup
Events

FOX Networks Group’s shows were among some of the most talked about at the recent 2016 Comic-Con International, the world’s biggest pop culture and entertainment convention.

Photo credit: Kata Vermes/FX
TV

As a show featuring an American family wedged in a tumultuous power struggle in the fictional Middle Eastern country of Abuddin, FX’s “Tyrant” looks and feels different from just about any other television drama today. With that distinctiveness comes a certain responsibility to accuracy and entertainment, which holds particular weight in today’s world.

Social Impact

Fox Audience Strategy has announced that writer Ester Lou Weithers is this year’s FOX Writers Intensive (FWI) Fellow. Ester, who was selected from a group of 12 finalists announced earlier this year, has received a script development deal with FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television.

Team Sky
Social Impact

With Chris Froome's record-breaking win at the final stage of the Tour de France on July 24, 21st Century Fox-sponsored Team Sky once again delivered on its reputation as the U.K.'s premier professional cycling team.

"Ice Age: Collision Course" - Blue Sky Studios
Film

What audiences will see on the screen when they put on their 3-D glasses to watch “Ice Age: Collision Course” is just the tip of the iceberg. (Pun fully intended.) The artist-technicians at Blue Sky Studios created, watched and fine-tuned countless versions of the fifth “Ice Age” installment. The final cut, the one that audiences will enjoy, is the culmination of tireless collaboration and creative problem-solving.

Social Impact

Dr. Munazza Yaqoob and her students at the International Islamic University, Islamabad's Critical Thinking Forum spend most of the year researching the role of women in Pakistani society and in cultures around the world. Thanks to the efforts of Fox Studios and filmmaker Jennifer Lee, Dr. Yaqoob and the students got to expand their studies and their perspectives this summer through a special field trip to the Fox lot in Los Angeles.

TV

21st Century Fox received a grand total of 103 Emmy Awards from the Television Academy today, which means there will be plenty of anticipation here when the winners are announced at the 68th Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 18.

TV

If you tune in to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game on FOX on Tuesday, July 12, you’re in for a cinematic experience, thanks to the high-tech cameras that will be used at the event. Some will be burrowed in the field itself.