A Supersized Disney Means A New Era In Hollywood

NEW YORK — After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood. 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. Disney’s move – to pay $52.4 billion in stock for Fox assets – has countless reverberations.

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