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(Fox Business)   Disney cost cutting to include layoffs. CEO says the only employees not in danger of being downsized are the Seven Dwarfs   (foxbusiness.com) divider line 23
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2013-01-10 08:56:38 AM  
Yes, cutting staff will increase productivity and raise profits.
Whistle while you work, serfs.
 
2013-01-10 09:07:04 AM  
They have a studio/production company and just bought another one. Guess what? You're going to have job overlap. Layoffs almost always happen in that situation.
 
2013-01-10 09:26:11 AM  
Don't worry, his $300 Gajillion salary won't be threatened.
 
2013-01-10 09:36:39 AM  
I hope they don't get rid of John Lasseter, he's one of the reasons the films have started to get GOOD again.

/Wreck-it-ralph was great.
 
2013-01-10 09:42:04 AM  
Disney CEO says the Seven Dwarfs are safe, all except Sleepy and Sneezy but that they will remain named the Seven Dwarfs for continuity.

Or much more likely: Disney CEO says the Seven Dwarfs are safe, all except Doc and Happy who will be terminated. Grumpy will take over the management role for the dwarf and Dopey will join the board of directors for all of Disney.
 
2013-01-10 09:48:28 AM  
Lay off workers to get our profit margin up - fewer people with money to buy our products - lower profit margin - more layoffs. The vicious circle continues.
 
2013-01-10 10:16:45 AM  
FTA: "The report comes after the blue-chip company revealed record earnings and hiked its dividend by 25% in November, capping off a record year for Disney in terms of revenue and net income."

Record profits, rising stock value and a big dividend bump? Time for layoffs!
 
2013-01-10 10:22:31 AM  
How about no management bonuses if your department laid off employees during the year. So the CEO gets no bonus if the company lays off employees, but people down the line could still get bonuses if their units are actually performing.

/I guess I am part socialist
 
2013-01-10 12:03:02 PM  
I wonder if the guys at ILM are included or not.
 
2013-01-10 12:14:30 PM  
Disney's Iger joins other CEOs making over $50M

And that article is nearly a year old.
/but don't worry, he'll fire enough people so he and the board can give themselves another few million.
 
2013-01-10 12:23:39 PM  
This sucks short term, but it could be great in the long run if some of the studio artists decide to start up there own studios.
 
2013-01-10 12:34:49 PM  
I don't understand why all the hate for Disney lately. They make wholesome, family oriented films that teach near universal values; and for this they are revilved? Like, this shiat about Pocahauntus lately, who cares if Disney's animated feature was historically inaccurate, when the whole point of the movie was that racism is
wrong and imperialistic greed is unjust. Who disagrees with this? Why take issue with Disney for teaching an important value to children viewers?

All they do in this world seems to be good. People hate them for it, so they have to start cutting costs as they lose customers. My campus actually has an anti-DIsney club (because there is a DIsney fan club). The former, all they talk about is how "self-righteous" Disney movies are. Wow, big reason to hate.
 
2013-01-10 12:37:32 PM  
Does Disney even have employees? I thought they were all "cast members", including the corporate office chimps.
 
2013-01-10 12:55:59 PM  
*slowcap*
 
2013-01-10 01:12:45 PM  
What a joke.... They are making money hand over fist. Layoffs at a large corporation like this are 9 times out 10 simply a maneuver by VP's to hype their own job..."Look at all this money i'm saving you by firing all these people".
 
2013-01-10 01:32:26 PM  

tjsands1118: This sucks short term, but it could be great in the long run if some of the studio artists decide to start up there own studios.


Most of Disney's best work in the last few years came from Pixar, I think. Can't recall a single Disney movie that wasn't something like "Justin Beiber's World Tour" or the like that came from them.

Does Disney even in-source their computer animators anymore for whatever stuff they make?
 
2013-01-10 02:11:53 PM  

RoxtarRyan: tjsands1118: This sucks short term, but it could be great in the long run if some of the studio artists decide to start up there own studios.

Most of Disney's best work in the last few years came from Pixar, I think. Can't recall a single Disney movie that wasn't something like "Justin Beiber's World Tour" or the like that came from them.

Does Disney even in-source their computer animators anymore for whatever stuff they make?


In all fairness, and like it or not, Pixar IS Disney. Disney is a corporation. One of their assets called Pixar happens to make good computer animation. Same with Marvel Avengers...... Frankenweenie, Pirates of the Carribean franchise, Alice in Wonderland...
 
2013-01-10 02:44:59 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Most of Disney's best work in the last few years came from Pixar, I think. Can't recall a single Disney movie that wasn't something like "Justin Beiber's World Tour" or the like that came from them.

Does Disney even in-source their computer animators anymore for whatever stuff they make?


Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph are both better than the last two Pixar films.
 
2013-01-10 02:53:01 PM  

JokerMattly: Wreck-it Ralph


Ya know, completely forgot about that one... haven't seen it. Any good?
 
2013-01-10 02:57:28 PM  

RoxtarRyan: JokerMattly: Wreck-it Ralph

Ya know, completely forgot about that one... haven't seen it. Any good?


It's great. It itches your nostalgia nerve, and at the same time is a very good "finding yourself" story.
There is one particular line of the movie i imagine i will laugh at no matter how many times I see it, the same way I laugh at Terrence and Phillip slapping Brooke Shields every time i watch the South Park Movie.

Also I found one of the final scenes rather poignant (the soda volcano nosedive, for those that saw it)
 
2013-01-10 05:00:25 PM  

IanMoone: Yes apparently upper management has decided that now that they are going to force guests at WDW to wear tracking wristbands, they need less staff to handle the hordes.


The RFID wristbands are optional.
 
2013-01-10 05:14:57 PM  
The 7 Dwarves - aren't they making a double billing appearance in The Hobbit? Got 2 more films to make, too. Can't downsize them.... {yet}
 
2013-01-13 11:17:47 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: IanMoone: Yes apparently upper management has decided that now that they are going to force guests at WDW to wear tracking wristbands, they need less staff to handle the hordes.

The RFID wristbands are optional.


Yes, but considering that you won't be able to use Fastpass+ without it, and how kids are going to ask "Mommy, why are the dolls talking to those guests and not us???" "optional" will become almost mandatory.

They've already pulled the ending to Small World for the new interactive ending, and Scuttle at The Little Mermaid is going to interact with guests who have the RFID....
 
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