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For Bohemian Rhapsody, the Freddie Mercury biopic, 21st Century Fox enlisted the current lineup of Queen to re-record the famous 20th Century Fox fanfare theme with a Queen twist (the finished product can be seen in that link, along with Queen's Brian May recording the reaction of moviegoers seeing it for the first time).

How unprecedented was this on the part of 20th Century Fox? I can't in my memory remember this ever being done before, and the only 20th Century Fox fanfare I've seen is the one I've grown up seeing. How commonly does 20th Century Fox change the fanfare theme to coincide with a movie or special event?

  • I have seen them mess with the intro before in recent times, though, even if the specific examples eldue me right now. – Napoleon Wilson Feb 5 at 15:36
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    The Greatest Showman first shows the classical version, then cuts abruptly to a modern version with the opening music from the movie. Interesting example since it, in some sense, shows two interesting variations: the 1950's version in a (2017?) film, and the modern version with different music in black-and-white youtu.be/Kv6H9f8JcG8 – Brevan Ellefsen Feb 5 at 22:46
  • The first one that comes to my mind is the one for The Simpsons Movie. Everybody loved it at the theater – Giacomo Tecya Pigani Feb 6 at 14:43
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This is done somewhat commonly.

There is even a TV Tropes article listing out various examples.

A few examples provided here:

X-Men: Days of Future Past:

The Peanuts Move:

And I don't know if you are only asking about the music, or including the visuals as well, but Moulin Rouge! changed the visuals for it:

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    It remember the simpsons movie also had a "custom" intro. – Michael Pittino Feb 5 at 19:15
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    Wasn't there one that was set far in the future that had a "30th Century Fox" logo? – Darrel Hoffman Feb 5 at 20:01
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    @DarrelHoffman Futurama. And all the things mentioned in the comments are listed in the link I provided. – GendoIkari Feb 5 at 20:05
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    This is done by WB too, see Aquaman (2018) for an "underwater" themed ident. – Robert Columbia Feb 6 at 2:25
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    @RobertColumbia Warner Bros. did it with the Harry Potter movies as well. In each movie, as the story becomes darker, so does the WB logo. – CodeMonkey Feb 6 at 13:21

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