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Tin Toy
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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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Pixar's first attempt at creating a human form with the computer.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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Terror in Diapers, 10 May 1999
Author: Squonk from Denver, CO

'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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