Released 2 years prior to Toy Story, which is widely credited as the first major piece of 3D animated storytelling. See more »
SPOILER. When Junkman's junk-bots confront Slick and Spin in the castle, they are standing single-file. In the next shot, between the Crash Dummies and the junk-bots, weapons are seen pointing at the Dummies from the top and bottom of the screen, indicating junk-bots standing behind each other. See more »
Today, the Crash Dummies are probably best remembered as something of a nineties phenomenon. Back in 1992 when the popular line of toys from Tyco reached the height of its success, this animated made-for-TV short was produced. It originally aired on FOX TV, but it was later re-packed as a video to be sold with one of the action figures, which is, ultimately, how I acquired it.
The Incredible Crash Dummies was one of the first computer animated movies ever made, and the graphics have held up surprisingly well. It's nowhere near the professional level of Pixar but it's not as wooden as one would expect either.
The important thing is that this movie is fun. I probably haven't watched it since I was 9 or 10 but at least I know I enjoyed it at that age. It's not meant to be viewed by adults anyway. It's made with good innocent humor and it doesn't overstay its welcome. Anyone who loved the toys will probably like this movie.
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