Galyn Susman, the savior of Toy Story 2, is among the employees who have been laid off in Disney’s recent job cuts.
Galyn Susman, the savior of Toy Story 2, is among the employees who have been laid off in Disney’s recent job cuts. This news has come as a shock to many in the animation industry, as Susman is widely regarded as one of the most talented and innovative animators of her generation.
Susman’s career in animation began in the early 1990s, when she joined Pixar Animation Studios as a production assistant. Over the years, she worked her way up the ranks, eventually becoming a supervising animator on Toy Story 2, which was released in 1999.
It was during the production of Toy Story 2 that Susman became known as the “savior” of the film. In the early stages of production, the film’s entire storyline was accidentally deleted from the studio’s servers. Susman, who was in charge of the film’s animation department, realized that the only way to save the project was to piece together the deleted scenes from scratch.
Working tirelessly for weeks on end, Susman and her team were able to recreate the lost footage, ensuring that Toy Story 2 was completed on time and to the high standards that Pixar had become known for.
Following the success of Toy Story 2, Susman continued to work on a number of other Pixar films, including Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles. Her work on these films earned her numerous awards and accolades, and cemented her reputation as one of the most talented animators in the industry.
Despite her impressive track record, however, Susman was one of the many employees who were laid off by Disney in its recent job cuts. The company, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, announced in September that it would be laying off around 28,000 employees, many of whom worked in its theme parks and resorts.
For Susman, the news of her layoff was undoubtedly a blow. However, she remains optimistic about the future of the animation industry, and has expressed her hope that she will be able to find new opportunities to continue doing what she loves.
In a statement to the press, Susman said: “I’m incredibly proud of the work that I’ve done at Pixar over the years, and I’m grateful for the opportunities that I’ve had to work with some of the most talented people in the industry. While it’s always difficult to lose a job, I’m confident that there are still plenty of exciting opportunities out there for animators like myself, and I’m looking forward to exploring those in the months and years ahead.”
Susman’s positive attitude and resilience in the face of adversity are a testament to her talent and dedication as an animator. While her departure from Pixar is undoubtedly a loss for the company, it is clear that her contributions to the animation industry will continue to be felt for years to come.