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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30 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The shopping bag the toy came in (visible at the very beginning, and played with by the baby at the very end) has a square insigna on one corner. This is Pixar's original logo. See more »

Goofs

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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Very, Very Special Thanks: Steve Jobs See more »

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Referenced in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: NOS-4-A2 (2000) See more »

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The Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composed by John Philip Sousa
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Not one of Pixar's best but definitely worth a look
5 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although some of their features/short films are better than others, anything by Pixar by my standards is worth watching. Tin Toy is one of their early efforts, and while not one of their best short films like Geri's Game or Presto it is definitely worth watching. The animation is not terrible, but their more later efforts had a more sophisticated look. There are some nice colours, and Tinny is beautifully done with dead-on facial expressions, but fluidity is lacking at times and the baby is more scary than cute. The music is beautiful though, there are a few amusing moments amidst the more compassionate tone and the characters are engaging with Tinny being one of the Pixar title characters I identify most with. Overall, definitely worthwhile, but Pixar have done better in my view. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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