The Wednesday reduction is the smallest round the studio has enacted since formally acquiring the film and TV assets of 20th Century in March, with a few dozen employees being dismissed across several divisions in both film groups, one of the insiders said.
A Disney spokesperson had no immediate comment. Pink slips are expected to be handed out throughout the day.
The human cost of the merger has been a prominent talking point in the $71.3 billion transaction, which solidified Disney as a content and distribution monolith. Previous layoffs came in May (also in the film group) and in March after the sale closed.
The studio has a ton of content to roll out theatrically, thanks to the combined film slates. By the end of