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Biggest Layoff in Pixar History is Happening Now

Biggest Layoff in Pixar History is Happening Now


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Pixar is laying off a large portion of its employees. Do you think this will have an effect on Pixar content?

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From the first time that we shouted “To Infinity and Beyond” back in the 1990s with Toy Story until now where we will meet the newest characters, Pixar creates unique animated films that have shaped our memories.

In 2006, Pixar joined the Walt Disney Company. This beautiful partnership created great animated films and allowed guests to enjoy their favorite Pixar films in the Disney Parks.

If you are a Pixar fan, be sure to check out this POST for all of the fun things you can do at Walt Disney World. And, Pixar Fest is currently happening at Disneyland Park in California.

Layoffs

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Layoffs have struck The Walt Disney Company for the last several years – basically since the start of the pandemic. It’s a way for Disney to save money, and as the company restructures that is something CEO Bob Iger definitely wants to do.

Pixar Animation Studios is the latest victim of layoffs. About 14% of its workforce has begun to be laid off as early as today, May 21.

The equates to roughly 175 people who currently work for Pixar. This is reportedly the biggest round of layoffs in the history of Pixar Animation Studios.

What does this mean for you?

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As you may know, Disney+ has pushed out a lot of Pixar content – specifically Pixar shorts. Additional staff was hired to create these under the leadership of Bob Chapek.

We don’t anticipate seeing fewer big studio projects like feature films. However, we may see less original content on Disney+ like the shorts.

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