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Disney’s latest layoffs include Galyn Susman, the ‘savior’ of the movie ‘Toy Story 2’

Galyn Susman was part of the 75 staff that Disney recently laid off.

For Disney fans, she is known as the person who saved “Toy Story 2,” a well-known computer-animated film by Disney back in 1999.

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“Toy Story 2” follows the story of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of Andy’s toys, in their adventure to rescue Woody after he was stolen by a toy collector. This is the second installment in the iconic film series that has been a major part of the childhood of many children across the world.

When the popular film was being produced back in 1998, all of the work that was completed at that time was almost lost because of an erroneous deletion command that was deployed in the servers of Pixar.

However, Susman was said to have had a backup copy of the film on her computer. At that time, she was having her maternal leave and working from her home. Aside from her contributions to “Toy Story 2,” Susman is also known as the producer of the 2022 film “Lightyear.” This film, on the other hand, revolved around the story of a space ranger known as Buzz Lightyear.

Unfortunately, based on another report, Susman was part of the 75 positions that the Pixar Animated Studios of Disney removed. The producer had been part of Pixar since the first movie “Toy Story” was released back in 1995.

Aside from her, Angus MacLane, who was the director of “Lightyear,” and Michael Agulnek, who was the vice president of worldwide publicity of Pixar, were also among those who were fired.

The layoffs happened last May 23 and have been a part of the plan of Bob Iger, Walt Disney Chief Executive, to remove 7,000 jobs and cut $5.5 billion in terms of cost.

Last year’s “Lightyear” had a budget of $200 million. However, it was only able to bring $226.7 million in terms of ticket sales worldwide.

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