Walt Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios has cut 75 positions, including those of two executives behind “Lightyear,” marking the first significant job cuts at the studio in a decade. The cuts included “Lightyear” director Angus MacLane and producer Galyn Susman. Meanwhile, Hollywood’s major studios have reached a tentative labor agreement with the union representing film and television directors, likely averting a work stoppage that would have piled pressure on media companies to settle with striking writers. Finally, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” had a successful domestic box office debut, earning $120.5 million, the second-biggest opening weekend of the year behind “The Super Mario Bros” film.
As covered by Devdiscourse, Walt Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios has recently cut 75 positions, including two executives behind the movie “Lightyear.” This marks the first significant job cuts at the studio in a decade. Among those who departed were the director of “Lightyear,” Angus MacLane, and the producer, Galyn Susman. MacLane had been a part of the senior creative team for popular films such as “Toy Story 4” and “Coco,” and Susman had been with Pixar since the release of the original “Toy Story” movie in 1995.
In other entertainment news, Hollywood’s major studios have reached a tentative labor agreement with the union representing film and television directors, as reported by Devdiscourse. This is expected to avert a work stoppage that would have put pressure on media companies to settle with striking writers. The Directors Guild of America (DGA) will ask its 19,000 members to approve the three-year contract, which was announced after three weeks of talks.
Meanwhile, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” has swung into theaters and had a successful opening weekend, As covered by Devdiscourse. The animated film earned a hefty $120.5 million in its domestic box office debut, making it the second-biggest opening weekend of the year. This surpassed Sony Pictures Animation’s and the BoxOffice Pro’s estimates of $75 million to $115.5 million for its first three days of release in the U.S. and Canada.
These updates were summarized by Devdiscourse from various s, including Reuters. While the entertainment industry continues to face challenges and changes, it is clear that audiences are still eager to enjoy new films and shows. Time will tell what other developments will arise in this dynamic and competitive field.