How Pixar’s Toy Story 2 was deleted twice…

By Brad |

“That’s when we first noticed it, with Woody.”

“[Larry Cutler] was in that directory and happened to be talking about installing a fix to Woody or Woody’s hat. He looked at the directory and it had like 40 files, and he looked again and it had four files.”

“Then we saw sequences start to vanish as well and we were like, “Oh my god”

“I grabbed the phone…unplug the machine!””

That’s Oren Jacob, former Chief Technical Officer of Pixar—then an associate technical director for Toy Story 2—recounting the moment they discovered that the movie was being deleted off of the company’s servers after an erroneous command was executed, erasing two months and hundreds of man-hours worth of work.

Interesting, very interesting…

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