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Disney's deal to purchase most of 21st Century Fox ends the era of the "Big Six" major movie studios, toppling one of the industry's most famed studios and dramatically redrawing the Hollywood map.The Disney deal hasn't just made 20th Century Fox's 3,200 employees anxious about their future within Disney.Disney will lease its fabled Los Angeles lot for the next seven years.The combination of sensibilities between Disney and Fox has intrigued others. Though it's easy to see the planned quartet of "Avatar" movies under a Disney banner ("Avatar" already has a place in Disney theme parks), many of Fox's franchises, including "X-Men" and "The Kingsman," are well off-brand for the family-friendly Disney.Disney, which sold Miramax Pictures in 2005, has lacked other kinds of films, too.The deal also, perhaps crucially, gives Disney the extensive Fox library for Disney's planned streaming service, set to debut in 2019 .Disney has pursued an almost completely event-movie strategy – it's releasing only eight movies this year – and it's expected to cut back Fox's theatrical slate.
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