Disney Interactive Lays Off About 50 From Online Unit

Disney Interactive laid off about three percent of its 2,000-person online unit

Disney Interactive laid off about 50 employees from its online unit Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

The layoffs slashed about three percent of the division's 2,000-person unit. There were no pink-slipped employees in the company's video games group.

The online unit oversees Disney's various web properties, including Disney.com, Babble and Spoonful.com.

The layoffs, announced to employees Wednesday, are part of a "restructuring," the source told TheWrap. The action was similar to the reorganization that shed 200 jobs from the division in January 2011.

Deadline first reported the news.