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Fans Appalled After Woman Who Literally Saved 'Toy Story 2' Is Laid Off From Pixar

Producer Galyn Susman saved the Pixar movie back in 1998 after an employee accidentally deleted most of the film's files.

Galyn Susman; Toy Story 2
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Disney fans are outraged after the company's latest round of layoffs included a bona fide hero.

Pixar producer Galyn Susman was among some 75 Pixar employees let go last month. Susman's tenure at Pixar saw her overseeing a long list of classic films for the iconic animation studio, including Ratatouille, Toy Story 4 and Lightyear.

But those don't hold a candle to what is arguably her magnum opus—saving 1999's Toy Story 2 from near total destruction.

As the video below reveals, Toy Story 2 came very close to a total and catastrophic loss.

In 1998, an employee accidentally deleted the entire film from Pixar's servers.

The story goes an employee working on the film entered a wrong command into one of the company's systems, deleting all of the film's files.

Enter Susman swooping in like Buzz Lightyear to save the day.

Susman was working from home at the time because she was on maternity leave, and, as befits her title of technical director at the time, she just happened to have a backup of the film in her home office.

If it hadn't been for Susman, there very well may not have been a Toy Story 2—or at least it would have been delayed for years while the team painstakingly rebuilt the whole thing. Instead, it went on to make roughly half a billion dollars for Disney and Pixar and became the highest-grossing animated film of 1999.

But in the end that wasn't enough to keep Susman around and fans on Twitter were incensed about it.

Disney and Pixar's latest round of layoffs are part of Disney CEO Bob Iger's plan to cut $5.5 billion in costs by laying off some 7,000 workers at the beleaguered studio, which has had a handful of film's with disappointing box office and poor critical reception including last year's Lightyear.

The layoffs also included Lightyear director Angus MacLane.