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

Director:

John Lasseter

Writer:

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:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tin Toy See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$123,967

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,967
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is Australia on released on James and the Giant Peach in 1996. 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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Referenced in Toy Story (1995) See more »

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The Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composed by John Philip Sousa
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Terror in Diapers
10 May 1999 | by SquonkSee all my reviews

'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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