Â A sad day at Disney Toons as Deadline Hollywood reports that as many as 17 Â artists were given pink slips.
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Â Things are getting leaner at the House of Mouse once again. This time itâ€™sDisneyToon StudiosÂ that is handing out pink slips. About 17 of the 60 full-timeÂ employees at the primarily direct-to-video animation group have been laid off, with some occurring last week and the rest to leave during the next month. A unit ofÂ Walt Disney Animation Studios, theÂ John Lasseter-Â andÂ Ed Catmull-run DisneyToon called a meeting August 6 to make the layoffs announcement to staff. The quickly called gathering came a day after bigÂ DisneyÂ releasedÂ its ahead-of-expectations Q3 results.â€œThere is not a lot left to cut here now, the next round of cuts could be closing us down,â€ one DTS employee told me.