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Directed by
John Lasseter 
Writing credits
John Lasseter (story)

Produced by
William Reeves .... producer
Sound Department
Gary Rydstrom .... sound
Visual Effects by
Anthony A. Apodaca .... renderman team (as Tony Apodaca)
Don Conway .... output scanning (as Cosmic Don Conway)
Craig Good .... modeler
Ralph Guggenheim .... output scanning
Pat Hanrahan .... renderman team
Jeff Hilgert .... renderman team
Ken Huey .... systems support
John Lasseter .... modeler
Jim Lawson .... renderman team
Sam Leffler .... renderman team
Jeffrey Mock .... renderman team
Eben Ostby .... modeler
Darwyn Peachey .... renderman team
William Reeves .... modeler
Steven Sequeira .... systems support
Carson L. Silkey .... systems support
Scott Taylor .... systems support
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony A. Apodaca .... best boy (as Tony Apodaca)
Animation Department
Craig Good .... additional animator
John Lasseter .... animator
Eben Ostby .... additional animator
William Reeves .... additional animator
Editorial Department
Craig Good .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Forrest Patten .... music consultant
Other crew
Susan Anderson .... production coordinator
Loren Carpenter .... elf
Ed Catmull .... elf
Ralph Guggenheim .... elf
Ralph Guggenheim .... production coordinator
David Haddick .... film recording consultant
Mark Leather .... elf
Eben Ostby .... technical director
Flip Phillips .... elf
William Reeves .... technical director
David Salesin .... dynamics
Deirdre Warin .... production coordinator
Bill Adams .... very special thanks
Ed Catmull .... very special thanks
Steve Jobs .... very very special thanks
Nancy Kemper .... special thanks
Alvy Ray Smith .... very special thanks
James K. Wilson .... special thanks
Neftalí Álvarez 'El Magnífico' .... special thanks (as Neftali 'El Magnifico' Alvarez)

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5 min
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Pixar's first Oscar winner.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as 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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Referenced in Toy Story (1995)See more »
The Stars and Stripes ForeverSee more »


Is Tin Toy a prequel to Toy Story or is it just set in the same world?
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Not one of Pixar's best but definitely worth a look, 5 February 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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