Cartoon Network Studios fans are angry after rumors surfaced of an alleged merger between the network and media conglomerate Warner Bros

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The rumors were sparked after Warner Bros. announced layoffs across the workforce, with 82 staffers receiving pink slips on Tuesday

An announcement about the merger was allegedly made to staff via a company-wide memo from Warner Bros

The alleged memo stated that the layoffs were due to "restructuring and realignment" and announced upcoming changes to the company

In the memo obtained by Variety, Dungey acknowledged that there will be shifts within the scripted and unscripted divisions, as well as a "streamlined structure" between Warner Bros

However, the memo stated that the consolidation is an "extension" of the cross-studio teams that already existed

Now, #CartoonNetwork is trending on Twitter, with thousands of users complaining about the alleged merger and how it could pose a threat to the network

CEO David Zaslav has been on a cost-cutting spree since the Warner Bros. Discovery merger was completed in April with an announced goal of finding $3 billion in savings