Star Studios is an Indian film production company. It was formed by 20th Century Fox and Asia's STAR TV (later in 2011 as Star India, now known as Disney Star; both News Corporation subsidiaries at the time) in 2008 to distribute any film from 20th Century Fox in India or produce Bollywood hits such as My Name is Khan. The first film they distributed was Australia, and the first Bollywood movie they distributed was the British-produced Slumdog Millionaire (as Slumdog Corepati). Previously, Fox operated an Indian branch until 2005 when it was closed down. Distribution of Fox titles in that region would be handled by Warner Bros. Pictures until 2008. On January 17, 2020, The Walt Disney Company announced that 20th Century Fox would be rebranded to 20th Century Studios; however, Fox Star Studios retained its name until May 27, 2022 when the parent company Disney announced that it would remove "Fox" from the company's name, presumably to avoid confusion with Fox Corporation, renaming it to Star Studios, exactly two years after Disney began dropping the Fox name from several sister units including 20th Century Studios. It wouldn't have an on-screen logo until September 9, 2022 with the release of Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva.
Fox Star Studios
(February 10, 2010-April 1, 2022)
Logo: Same as the 2009 20th Century Fox logo, but the text on the standard structure is instead replaced by "FOX STAR STUDIOS", with STAR TV's 1998 star symbol next to "STAR" and fitting snugly below the "X" while piercing the lines above it.
- February 10, 2010-September 27, 2013: "A NEWS CORPORATION COMPANY"
- November 28, 2013-April 1, 2022: Bylineless
- Sometimes, the logo is still. Here, it looks more like the 1994 Fox logo, but with a darker sky, an orange tint, and a much uglier version of the logo, with bolder text and overly bright lighting.
- A prototype of the logo exists. Like the prototype TCF logo, it is blurry at the beginning and white wireframes appear when the logo is in its position.
- Open-matte versions of the logo exist.
- Sometimes, the registered trademark sign is removed from the logo.
- Starting with the release of Bullett Raja on November 28, 2013 in the US and a day later in India, the News Corporation byline is excluded and the logo is bylineless for the first time ever, due to the aforementioned split on June 28, 2013.
Technique: Same as the final 20th Century Fox logo. Just like the other 2009 Fox logos, the now-defunct Blue Sky Studios was responsible for the logo's animation.
Music/Sounds: The 1997 Fox fanfare. None for the still version.
Availability: Common. The logo can be found on any movie distributed by Fox Star Studios in India.
- It was first shown before My Name is Khan, even before the 20th Century Fox logo (non-US version) or the Fox Searchlight Pictures logo (US version) itself. The still version can be found on the trailers for said film.
- The last film to use this logo with the News Corporation byline was Raja Rani, released on September 27, 2013.
- This logo surprisingly replaces the final 20th Century Fox logo on Indian releases of Epic, with the logo for Blue Sky Studios intact.
- Despite it replacing the Fox Searchlight logo in Indian releases, don't expect this to appear on international prints of Slumdog Millionaire as varying distributors' logos appear on different prints of the film.
- Don't expect this to appear on the Tamil-language film The Crow's Egg, as Fox International Productions worked on that film instead.
- On US releases of Dum Maaro Dum, the Fox Searchlight Pictures logo appears instead.
- The last film to use this logo was Kaun Pravin Tambe?, released on April 1, 2022 on Disney+ Hotstar. This logo was discontinued afterwards.
(September 9, 2022-)
Logo: It's nearly the same as the previous logo, except "FOX" has been removed from the top of the structure, and the 2020 STAR logo, with Star India's 2011 logo instead of the letter "A" (in the same manner as its Disney+ Star content hub and Star+ logo) can be seen instead of "STAR" and its symbol to the right of the text like the previous logo. The word "STUDIOS" is also in a different font and larger to accommodate the size of the structure, and with the registered symbol also removed as well. The logo has also been redone, with more realistic lighting and textures, a slightly enhanced sky backdrop, different palm trees, sleeker and shinier-looking searchlights, a larger and more detailed Los Angeles cityscape (albeit without the Hollywood Sign), with slightly different camera movements and overall design, but still keeping the same animation.
Technique: Same as the previous logo. Unlike the 20th Century Studios logo, this was based on Picturemill's work, in turn based on Blue Sky's design.
Music/Sounds: A brand new rendition of the 20th Century Studios fanfare. This version has Indian instruments such as sitar, sarod, tambura, sahnai, sarangi, and tabla being heard in the composition. It also sounds similar to the 1979 and 1982 fanfares.
- Debuted as a print logo on posters and on-screen as a variant.
- The full logo then debuted theatrically in Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva, released on September 9, 2022 in theatres and later on Babli Bouncer, released on September 23 that same year on Disney+ Hotstar.
- It is expected to appear on future films from the company.
- 2008-2022: Copyright © [YEAR] Fox Star Studios, Inc.
- September 9, 2022-: Copyright © [YEAR] Star Studios, Inc.