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Tin Toy (1988)

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A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby.

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When a wind-up one-man band toy looks up and sees just how boisterous, BIG, and destructive the baby can be, he does everything he can to flee--even if it means hiding under the couch. But when the baby falls down and gets hurt, the tin toy has to decide on survival, or doing what a toy's got to do. Written by Kathy Li

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In 1989, A Christmas TV Movie titled "A Tin Toy Christmas" was going to be made after the success of this short film. The story was going to be about Tinny being one of a set of tin toys in the 1940s that performed music, but is put away in storage because he didn't sell very good. After being asleep for many years, he finally wakes up in the present time and finds himself in a huge mega store during Christmas. Tinny then goes on a search to find his old friends, along the way meeting a ventriloquist's dummy and a junk-man. Pixar hoped that this TV special would allow them to work their way up to make a feature length film one day. However it turn out they couldn't get the budget to start production on it after the network they tried to pitch the idea to refuse to give them the right amount of money. The idea was shelved for two years until John Lassester took the idea of the story for a full length movie after the company was hired by Disney to make them a full length movie. The story was re-worked until it became what is known as Toy Story. Some of the ideas from this un-produced TV special were used for all three Toy story movies. See more »

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The number of panes in the reflection of the window from Tin Toy is inconsistent with the number of panes in the shadow cast on the wooden floor. This was deliberate by the 3D modelers as they wanted a cartoon 'bubble'-like feel to the reflection on Tin Toy and not a realistic one. See more »

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To open, press down while turning cap. Pixar and RenderMan are registered trademarks of Pixar. Seatbelts save lives. No portion of this movie, including its sound track, may be reproduced in any manner or we won't be your friends anymore. This bag is not a toy. Keep out of reach of children. See more »


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Terror in Diapers
10 May 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

'Tin Toy' is a wonderful piece of computer animation. It's especially interesting to view after looking at Pixar's 'Toy Story' which was made several years later. I like to see this film as a new twist on the giant monster movie. Here the monster is a drooling baby in pursuit of a wind up toy. The baby stomps around the room with the grace of Godzilla (which is to say no grace at all). Often seeing the baby from the little toy's point of view helps create this monster movie feel as well. This is a hilarious film, with an ending that's all too true to life.


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