Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The credits list at the end of Tin Toy is almost as long as the film itself. This 5-minute exercise in stop-motion photography "stars" a drum-major toy by the name of Tinny. Bedevilled by a destructive baby, Tinny does his best to avoid his toddling tormentor. But when baby falls down and hurts himself, the Tin Toy does the Right Thing. The 1988 "best animated film" Academy Award winner, John Lassetter's Tin Toy would serve as an excellent warmup for the far more elaborate 1995 feature Toy Story.
High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance