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Apple TV+’s Kids & Family operations cuts eight employees

Apple TV+’s Kids & Family operations has seen some layoffs. Deadline reports that the cuts impacted eight people across music, production, and development.

Apple TV+’s Kids & Family operations has seen some layoffs. Deadline reports that the cuts impacted eight people across music, production, and development.

The article says that this was “a fraction of the overall staff involved in kids content.” The layoffs come amid a shift at Apple TV+, which ended its deal with Skydance Animation in October 2023. Skydance and Apple made a multi-gear deal in 2021. The partnership resulted in one animated film, “Luck,” premiering on Apple TV+. 

“The staffers affected by the layoffs are leaving as part of Apple’s evolving plans in the arena, according a source close to Apple,” Deadline reports. “Unlike other streamers which have signaled a retreat in kids programming and animation, Apple TV+, which has released more than 60 original kids titles since its 2019 launch, remains committed to the genre, with nearly 40 titles rolling out over the next couple years.”

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.