How Toy Story 2 Was Almost Deleted

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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In 1998, every last trace of Toy Story 2 was almost deleted. Source: eBaum's World

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RANDOM EVENT 1 Someone accidentally used a delete drive command on the wrong computer. To understand this first event, you need to know that we relySource: eBaum's World

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Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull says 3 random events defined the course of the company. This meltdown was the big unexpected event, and our response to iSource: eBaum's World

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Characters started fading out of existence, like a highly localised Thanos snap had occurred. First, Woody's hat dis- appeared. Then his boots. Then hSource: eBaum's World

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RANDOM EVENT 3 A complete lack of work-life balance saves the day. CRACKED.COM Source: eBaum's World

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Galyn Susman, technical director and extremely new mom, had arranged for every file to be backed up on her home computer. months before, Galyn had hadSource: eBaum's World

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The wild part is, these disasters aren't unheard of. Here are some more franchises that were almost derailed for weird reasons Scream Had Doctor Doli

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