Quibi founder reportedly told newly-unemployed staffers to listen to a song from Trolls to cheer themselves up

Jeffrey Katzenberg demonstrates Quibi's Turnstyle technology at Sundance 2020 on January 24, 2020 in Park City, Utah.
(Image credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi)

Quibi is officially shutting down after just six months, and it sounds like the company went out on a fittingly bizarre note.

On Wednesday, the short-form streaming service announced it's already shutting down after launching in April, and according to The Wall Street Journal, "employees will be laid off and will be paid a severance." But the Journal's report also includes the odd detail that when founder Jeffrey Katzenberg discussed the news on a video call with employees, he apparently "suggested Quibi staffers listen to the song 'Get Back Up Again,' sung by actress Anna Kendrick in the animated film Trolls to buoy their spirits."

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