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Exclusive: Disney looks for cost savings, ponders layoffs - sources

Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger announces Disney's new standards for food advertising on their programming targeting kids and families at the Newseum in Washington in this June 5, 2012 file photograph. Walt Disney Co, which reported record earnings in November, started an internal cost cutting review several weeks ago that may include layoffs at its studio and other units, three people with knowledge of the effort told Reuters. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS LOGO EMPLOYMENT)

Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger announces Disney's new standards for food advertising on their programming targeting kids and families at the Newseum in Washington in this June 5, 2012 file photograph. Walt Disney...more

Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger announces Disney's new standards for food advertising on their programming targeting kids and families at the Newseum in Washington in this June 5, 2012 file photograph. Walt Disney Co, which reported record earnings in November, started an internal cost cutting review several weeks ago that may include layoffs at its studio and other units, three people with knowledge of the effort told Reuters. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS LOGO EMPLOYMENT)
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Statues of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse are seen at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Statues of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse are seen at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Statues of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse are seen at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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The signage at the main gate of The Walt Disney Co. is pictured in Burbank, California in this May 7, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

The signage at the main gate of The Walt Disney Co. is pictured in Burbank, California in this May 7, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

The signage at the main gate of The Walt Disney Co. is pictured in Burbank, California in this May 7, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files
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