FEA­TURES DreamWorks Lay­offs Hit Glen­dale with 170 to Go

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Post-ac­qui­si­tion DreamWorks An­i­ma­tion an­nounced an­other round of lay­offs, with 170 em­ploy­ees at its Glen­dale cam­pus to be let go in Jan­uary.

The stu­dio al­ready elim­i­nated 200 po­si­tions at its cor­po­rate of­fice and distri­bu­tion and con­sumer prod­ucts di­vi­sions as part of its in­te­gra­tion with new owner NBCUniver­sal.

The lat­est round of job cuts will hit the fea­ture an­i­ma­tion group. The lay­offs are par­tially tied to the de­ci­sion to can­cel The Croods 2 as Uni­ver­sal Filmed En­ter­tain­ment con­tin­ues to plan out its up­com­ing film slate.

DreamWorks An­i­ma­tion was ac­quired by the Com­cast-owned NBCU in Au­gust in a $3.8 bil­lion deal.

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