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30 December 1988 (USA) See more »
A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 3 wins See more »
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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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1.78 : 1 See more »
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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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Is Tin Toy a prequel to Toy Story or is it just set in the same world?
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Toy Story Part 0, 11 November 2015
Author: gavin6942 from United States

So this was "Toy Story" before the film was fully realized. How interesting. Today, it looks pretty choppy, especially the baby and its diaper. That is a creepy kid. But I was around in the 1980s as computers were really starting to blossom, and there is no way we could have made a cartoon like this. These guys really changed the industry, and this short is a great example of how. I am not the least surprised that it won an Oscar. It deserved to.

Now, whether or not that baby is Andy, I don't know. It looks like the credits say his name is Billy, so unless there's some retcon action going on, it must be a different kid. Not that it matters.

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