According to The Hollywood Reportera Netflix Animation fired 30 employees of the animation sector last Wednesday (14).
The reason for the mass layoff was a restructuring in the department, something that had been planned since the platform had a significant drop in subscribers.
For those who don’t remember, more than 200.000 subscribers canceled their subscriptions during the first quarter of this year, followed by a loss of 970.000 subscribers in the second quarter.
In April, the Netflix Animation had already laid off another 70 employees, including Phil Ryndwho held the position of director of creation and development of the sector.
As a result, several of the original animations he supervised were unceremoniously dumped.
It was also said that the restructuring should affect group-oriented content. Kids & Family.
Meanwhile, the department is preparing to open an office in Burbank, Calif., to develop its next projects.
Currently, the sector is led by Karen Tolivervice president of animated film content, and Traci Balthazorvice president of animated film production.
The recent layoffs reflect the streaming service’s intention to reorganize its animation company through the duo’s strategies.
Remembering that one of the next animations of the Netflix is the stop-motion adaptation of ‘Pinocchio‘.
Led by acclaimed filmmaker William of the Bull (‘The Shape of Water’), the film hits the catalog on December 9th.
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The cast has Gregory Mann like Pinocchio; Ewan McGregor like Jiminy Cricket; and David Bradley as Gepetto.
Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson e Burn Gorman complete the list.
of the bull also joins as scriptwriter for the stop-motion version, which is based on the animated classic created by Carlo Collodi.
The plot will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly charged historical moment, at a time when fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country.