With Pixar Animation Studios pushing back “The Good Dinosaur” from May 2014 to November 2015, the company has also laid off around 60 staff members – 5% of its workforce.
A Pixar spokesperson says: “At Pixar, we are constantly re-evaluating the creative and business needs of our studio. With the release date change of The Good Dinosaur, we have realigned our production and support priorities, which includes a small reduction in our staffing levels.”
“The Good Dinosaur” is based on the premise that an asteroid never hit Earth, causing the creatures and humans to live together. With the delay, the project is now being retooled.
The firings follow the animation house’s closure of its Pixar Vancouver Studios which saw 80 layoffs.
Source: The Los Angeles Times