Disney Studios Australia

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Disney Studios Australia (formerly Fox Studios Australia) is a film and television studio located in Sydney, New South Wales. It was first opened by 20th Century Fox in 1998, and is currently owned by The Walt Disney Company. The studio was also home to Fox Studios Backlot, a theme park that was operated from 1999 to 2001, though the entrance to Backlot still remains to this day. On March 20, 2019, The Walt Disney Company completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and now owns the studio, as well as 20th Century Studios and other related film units. On October 10, 2022, the studio dropped the "Fox" branding and was officially renamed to its current name.

Fox Studios Australia

Logo (1998-2005)

Visuals: It's similar to the 1994 20th Century Fox logo, except it reads "FOX STUDIOS AUSTRALIA". Also, the logo takes place in Sydney, the searchlights are brighter, and there is no flash. The News Corporation byline and registered trademark symbol are omitted as well. In the background are the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Trivia: If one looks closely, you can see the constellation Crux, or the "Southern Cross", beside the "F". The Southern Cross is a national symbol of Australia and neighbouring countries, especially Oceania.

Closing Title: At the end of films shot in the studio, the corporate version of the logo is seen on a square box with "Filmed at" atop it. At the beginning of films, the 20th Century Fox logo is used instead. It could be seen on films such as Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.


  • On their 90-second trailer, the screen fades to a shot of various fireworks, leaving out the rest of the logo. The leftover footage occasionally comes in and out from that point forward. At the end of the trailer, the logo is cropped and on the top of the screen to make room for their location, website, and copyright information.
  • On the "The Voices of Robots" bonus seen on the aforementioned Blu-Ray, the logo is stretched to widescreen and cut to only feature the city shots.
  • A variant where the logo isn't animated at all, except for the searchlights, exists. Also, the text "A FOX AUSTRALIA PRODUCTION" is seen below in the same font as the News Corporation byline.

Technique: CGI animation by Flip Your Lid Animation, and in the case of the Grand Opening special version, additional graphics by Animal Logic.

Audio: The 1994 or 1997 Fox fanfares as heard in Anastasia respectively composed by Bruce Broughton and David Newman. The Robots variant has a bit of the featurette's voiceover and background music. The closing variant uses the film's ending theme.

Availability: It was seen on the Nine Network TV special Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening, and appeared on their 90-second trailer, which was seen mainly on Hong Kong VCDs released by Deltamac. The short version can be found on the bonus feature "The Voices of Robots" on the Australian Blu-ray of Robots.

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