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Toy Story has been one of the most commercially and critically successful franchises of Pixar Studios. The four movies under it have grossed more than three billion dollars worldwide. They also score a 97% or higher on review websites like Rotten Tomatoes.
Did you know that Toy Story 2 was almost deleted out of existence before its release? Luckily, it was saved when their technical director had to work from home.
Back in 1998, one of the animators assigned to the movie was doing a routine file cleaning session, but he accidentally started a request to delete the root folder of the movie’s art assets on Pixar’s servers. Slowly, other animators noticed that character models are disappearing from their works.
They shut down the servers, but they have already lost 90% of the files. This shouldn’t be a problem as there was always a back-up of files, but the cascade of unfortunate events continued on as the back-up servers failed previously.
Fortunately, a separate back-up was created outside of Pixar.
Galyn Susman, a technical director for the movie during that time, was working from home because she needs to tend to her newborn child. She has most of the art assets on her personal computer.
So, Oren Jacob (former Chief Technical Officer at Pixar) and Susman jumped into her car and drove back to her house to retrieve the computer. They then carefully placed it in the back seat, while wrapping it in blankets and securing it with seat belts. After getting back to the Pixar office, they carried it slowly and booted it up. They were able to successfully recover most of the files.
Get all the interesting details by watching Austin McConnell’s video.
Launched on: June 1, 2020