Disney started Savings policy when laying off the first employeesthere will be 7,000 people who will leave during this year, to comply with the savings plan from $5.5 billion.
Walt Disney Pixar Animation Studios has laid off 75 talent who worked on Lightyear, one of the studio’s last productions. It was not successful at the box office.
between the demobilized there is a tape exit, Angus McClain, is a 26-year-old animator who was part of the first creative team on blockbusters like Toy Story 4 and Coco. Also out of the office Galen Sussmana Lightyear producer, who has been with Pixar since the original Toy Story movie was released in 1995.
Disney had some 220,000 workersof which approx 166,000 employed in the United States.
7,000 jobs, representing about 3% of the global workforce, will be cut.
The decisions they make to ensure that Disney It can continue to provide exceptional entertainment to audiences around the worldNow and for a long time to come.
These waves of layoffs will continue through 2023.
It should be remembered that in March, the company began laying off workers and closed its metaverse division, which Employ fifty people According to The Wall Street Journal.
The Metaverse was removed and its staff firedExcept for its manager, Mike White, according to the newspaper, citing sources familiar with the situation. From this department, created a year ago, it was sought to develop strategies in the virtual world aimed at creating new offers for consumers.
According to the famous newspaper, Disney plans for the Metaverse strategy They are not completed yetthough the company has hinted that the new technology could have applications in fantasy sports, theme park attractions, and other consumer experiences.
The company’s CEO, Bob Iger, confirmed on March 27, 2023, in a letter to his employees, that little by little It will start informing those affected to lay off workers.