As part of Disney CEO Bob Iger’s previously announced plan to eliminate 7,000 jobs at The Walt Disney Company, the cuts have reached Pixar Studios with 75 layoffs, including several executives and a long-time animator for the studio. The Details Among those laid off from… Read More »Disney Layoffs Hit Pixar Studios and Includes Long-Time Animator
The Walt Disney Company has announced that it too will join the parade of large companies trimming their workforce in a round of layoffs. The Mouse House will part ways with many as 7,000 employees. That’s roughly 4% of the global work force. As part… Read More »The Walt Disney Company to cut 7,000 jobs in reorganization.
Like clockwork after every big project led by Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), there is a layoff. The finish of Shanghai Disneyland is no different. The Glendale, CA facility has confirmed that layoffs in the ‘low single digits’ were made, with no one in senior staff… Read More »Layoffs impact Walt Disney Imagineering
So when Walt Disney Animation Studios says there will be no more hand drawn animated features, they mean it. Nine animators from the hand drawn team were let go yesterday. Sadly these are some of the most veteran animators on the team as well. Disney… Read More »Walt Disney Animation Studios Lets Most of Hand Drawn Team Go
At the Mouse House world headquarters in Burbank, rumors have been ciruclating of coming layoffs and now the shoe appears to have dropped. Chief Executive mouse Bob Iger ordered an audit of the company and found it a bit puffy around the top & middle.… Read More »Layoffs Expected at Disney
Rumors of layoffs at the Walt Disney Studios has hit the main stream media today. News of declining DVD and Home Video sales had already forced Disney to merge Home Distribution into Theatrical Distribution, but changing times call for changing business models. Around 250 employees… Read More »Decline in DVD Sales Could Lead to Layoffs at Walt Disney Studios
I took off Friday for my son’s 6th birthday. As per his wish, we spent some time meandering through the Magic Kingdom doing what he wanted to do (mostly).
The day started with ride over to the park on the monorail. Believe it or not, that was my first ride on the transport since the tragic death of monorail purple’s pilot. The system functioned as it should, there may have been a couple extra cast members on the platform, but for the most part things were the same as they ever were.
We tried to time our arrival with the little show that takes place at the train station as the park opens to guests. It’s a cute show, but it seemed most of the cast members were just going through the motions and the guests that were selected to open the park really didn’t do any thing much. I think it’s time for some new magical moment to be created here, hopefully one that doesn’t involve crowding hundreds of people into a small area and then forcing them to move through an even smaller passage way all while strollers run over their toes and elbows are thrown jostling for position.
So having survived Disney’s version of the Running of the Bulls, what do we do next? Head to our first Fast Pass? No! Not this day. We went straight to the Harmony Barbershop where the official festivities for “Pink Hair Day” were set to begin.
(follow me below the jump for a photo of the famous pink hair and more from the day)