Less than a year before it was due to hit theaters, Pixar almost lost all of Toy Story 2 to a bizarre series of unforced errors. It wasn't yet the hit machine it is today, so it could have conceivably meant the end of the company.

Thankfully, a case of workaholism saved the day. Here's the story of how a weird Linux quirk almost ruined a franchise, and how an overworked mom saved the day:

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