“Toy Story 2” was saved by a woman on maternity leave

We are a few months away from the premiere of toy story original movie Light year being released. The folks at Disney/Pixar are probably ready to celebrate another blockbuster movie in the toy story franchise, but let’s remind them all to back up their saves please. ‘Cause there was a time when toy story 2 has been deleted. And the only way it was saved was by a pregnant woman on maternity leave who had it on her home computer. And now that mom is ready to give us more Disney magic as a producer on Light year.

That’s right. We might never have met Jessie. Or Stinky Pete. The whole franchise could have crumbled there and where would we be? We wouldn’t necessarily get a Light year movie, that’s for sure.

In 1998, Pixar was preparing to release the sequel to the hit toy story with Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear. Oren Jacob, who was Pixar’s technical director at the time, was sitting down to watch a cut of the film when he noticed that the characters were starting to disappear. It looks like someone basically pressed the wrong button and the movie disappeared.

“Unfortunately, someone on the system had run the command at the root level of the toy story 2 project and the system would recursively follow the structure of the file and suppress its output like a worm worming its way from the core of an apple,” Jacob told The Next Web in 2012.

Chris Albon recently shared a tweet about this incredible story, which has already made the rounds, before Light year will be released in June 2022. “Someone at Pixar deleted all of Toy Story 2 and the save hadn’t worked for a month, and the only reason we saw this movie was because someone was on maternity leave had a copy of it on her home computer. Her name is Galyn Susman and she is now the producer of the new Light year movie!”

Bearing in mind that hundreds of people had worked on toy story 2, Jacob panicked. Huge samples of the film had been deleted, and since 1998 Pixar has backed up their information on tape. None of the backups worked, but they got lucky.

Susman, who was the supervising technical director, had a backup on her home computer as she worked from home with her newborn baby. They brought his computer, wrapped in blankets to protect it, back to the studio and the film was recorded, Jacob told The Next Web.

Because once you’ve managed to prevent a multi-million dollar animated film from being permanently deleted while caring for a newborn baby, you’ve pretty much won your life, aren’t you? it not?