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A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby.

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John Lasseter

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John Lasseter (story)
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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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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

30 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brinquedinho See more »

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Trivia

In 1989, A Christmas TV movie titled "A Tin Toy Christmas" was going to be made after the success of this short film. The story was going to be about Tinny being one of a set of tin toys in the 1940s that performed music, but is put away in storage because he didn't sell very well. After being asleep for many years, he finally wakes up in the present time and finds himself in a huge mega store during Christmas. Tinny then goes on a search to find his old friends, along the way meeting a ventriloquist's dummy and a junk-man. Pixar hoped that this TV special would allow them to work their way up to make a feature length film one day. However it turn out they couldn't get the budget to start production on it after the network they tried to pitch the idea to refuse to give them the right amount of money. The idea was shelved for two years until John Lasseter took the idea of the story for a full length movie after the company was hired by Disney to make them a full length movie. The story was re-worked until it became what is known as Toy Story. Some of the ideas from this un-produced TV special were used for all three "Toy Story" movies. 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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Not bad for a start
14 February 2006 | by patrick_dunneSee all my reviews

"Tin Toy" is one of Pixar's earliest films that has something to do with one of their first movie "Toy Story." The story is this: A toy soldier (well, it's more of a one-man band, wind-up toy) meets a baby who tries to eat him.

The computer animation is pretty good. The baby looks pretty bad, but the light and shadows look realistic. The toys look good too.

The film isn't too funny however. It's a nice start for Pixar, but I would recommend "Luxo Jr." and "For the Birds" over it.

6/10

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