Pixar suffers the biggest crisis in its 38-year history. Disney has gotten tired of waiting and has just laid off 175 studio workers

Pixar suffers the biggest crisis in its 38-year history. Disney has gotten tired of waiting and has just laid off 175 studio workers
Pixar suffers the biggest crisis in its 38-year history. Disney has gotten tired of waiting and has just laid off 175 studio workers

Disney has laid off 14% of Pixar’s workforce, the largest restructuring in its history

The lean times have finally arrived at Pixar, since disney is going to lay off 14% of the company’s workers, the largest employment reduction in the 38-year history of the animated film company – although it is true that it began its journey in 1979 under another name and within Lucasfilm. It is something that was already coming due to the discreet performances of his latest films, but it is still a hard blow.

Pixar already suffered a hard blow last year when Disney decided to lay off 75 company workers, but this time the number has shot up to 175 casualties. The big leaders of the studio will not be affected by these cuts, but, obviously, there will be some very painful losses.

To reduce costs

The reason for this decision by Disney is the need to restructure the company and, above all, that it must Reduce costs. This last point has already brought layoffs in other areas of the company and now it has been Pixar that has not managed to escape them.

The truth is that Pixar already knew about this wave of layoffs since last January, but The Hollywood Reporter clarifies that the number of casualties is less than expected -it was expected to be around 20% of the workforce and it has remained at 14%- and that Pixar will stop giving importance to the development of series to be seen on streaming.

It is evident that the decision to release titles like ‘Soul’, ‘Luca’ or ‘Red’ directly on streaming has not worked in Pixar’s favor, but then ‘Lightyear’ was a huge failure and ‘Elemental’ cannot be said to be either. will triumph despite his meritorious comeback. Now all hopes are pinned in what ‘Inside Out 2’ return the studio to the path of success on the big screen.

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