Just a few months after Comcast NBCUniversal announced layoffs of nearly 200 management and corporate positions at Dreamworks Animation, the new owner of Dreamworks has commenced on a second round of layoffs.
In this round that will be completed by the end of January, 170 employees will be laid off. Affected employees include those on the animation and production side of the studio.
The layoffs have not been widely reported, but were mentioned earlier this week by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, which attributed them to the cancellation of Croods 2. “This is separate from the positions eliminated earlier in the year in corporate functional areas,” a source told that publication.