20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the home video distribution arm of the 20th Century Fox film studio. It was established in 1976 as Magnetic Video Corporation, and later as 20th Century Fox Video, CBS/Fox Video and FoxVideo, Inc.. The company also is best known for distributing the two highest-grossing films of all time, Titanic and Avatar.
CBS/Fox became Fox Video in 1991, alternating with the CBS/Fox name until 1998. It was renamed as 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in 1995, alternating with the Fox Video name until 1999.
They serve as a UK distributor for French film distributor, Pathé and their film library for VHS/DVD release while Warner Bros. handles theatrical distribution as of 2010. Fox also distributed Yari Film Group DVD titles in North America.
They also distribute Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United Artists DVD titles worldwide under the MGM Home Entertainment label since MGM ended their home video agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Fox's worldwide distribution deal with MGM was due to expire in September 2011, but was renewed and extended on April 13, 2011 and will due to expire in 2016) as well as Largo Entertainment among others. Fox's best selling DVD titles are currently the various season box sets of The Simpsons. They also once served as the U.S. distributor for television and/or movie products released by the BBC from the 1980s to the 1990s, but those U.S.distribution rights expired at the end of 1999, and were then given to Warner Home Video.
They also distributed The Magic School Bus videos from 1999 to 2002 while the series was aired on Fox.
Roadshow Home Video had distributed the titles in New Zealand.
Out of all the Fox Kids programs in the United States sold to The Walt Disney Company, Goosebumps is one of the very few Fox Kids shows that was not sold to Disney and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment still holds the Home entertainment distribution rights to release them on DVD since 1995.
In 2007, the company began releasing its titles on Blu-ray Disc, with Universal Studios doing it in 2008, which both of them will become the last remaining major Hollywood studios to enter the high-definition home video market.
List of direct-to-video films
Title Release Date
Casper: A Spirited Beginning September 9, 1997
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue March 17, 1998
Casper Meets Wendy September 22, 1998
Bartok the Magnificent November 16, 1999
The Sandlot 2 May 3, 2005
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story September 27, 2005
Dr. Dolittle 3 April 25, 2006
Like Mike 2: Streetball June 6, 2006
The Sandlot: Heading Home May 1, 2007
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End October 9, 2007
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief March 4, 2008
Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead October 7, 2008
Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts May 19, 2009
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead October 20, 2009
Flicka 2 May 4, 2010
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back October 5, 2010
Marley & Me: The Puppy Years June 1, 2011
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings October 25, 2011
Tooth Fairy 2 March 6, 2012
Flicka: Country Pride May 1, 2012
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines October 23, 2012

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