Layoffs and cutbacks are taking place within Disney and this directly affects Pixar, one of the most important divisions of the company. There have been up to 75 employees who have lost their jobs and some of them are not exactly small feat.
Our colleagues from Espinof collect that Angus MacLane, director of Lightyear, is no longer part of the staff. The exact reasons for his departure have not been revealed, but everything indicates that the resounding failure at the box office that was the solo film of the space ranger has taken its toll.
His career includes work for Pixar since 1997, such as having been co-director of a major production such as Finding Dory. However, the bloodiest case has come with the adiós de Galyn Susmanthe production company that saved Toy Story 2 from absolute apocalypse.
The 1999 film required many hours of computer work to make, especially at a time when the technology was still taking off. Due to a worker error, all the sequences made up to that moment were lost and the worst was feared: having to redo everything from scratch. Fortunately for Pixar, Susman kept a copy of the entire movie at his house, so the disaster was not that big.
Of course, it should be noted that the company finally decided to rewrite all of Toy Story 2, although different scenes from Susman’s copy were preserved. Although the casualties at Pixar have been 75 people compared to the 1,200 total employees, it is no less true that Disney’s plan is to get rid of 7,000 workers in order to save about 5.5 billion dollars.
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