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The Tin Toy Pixar short film
Tin Toy is a 1988 short film using computer animation. It was directed by John Lasseter and produced by Pixar. It was the first testing of PhotoRealistic RenderMan.This was the only Pixar short rendered on the RM-1 computer, which was never sold to the public and was based on an earlier rendering machine named the Reyes Machine, an ambitious hardware project meant to develop a RenderMan specific computer (ILM also tested it in a ride film). The short was attached in the 2000 home video release of Toy Story.
This film won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 1989 at the 61st Academy Awards and is the first computer generated animated short film to receive an Oscar. It was also Pixar's first film to win an Oscar. Tin Toy was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" in 2003.
1989 - Best Animated Short Film
1989 - Seattle International Film Festival - Best Short Film
1989 - World Animation Celebration - Best Computer-Assisted Animation
2003 - National Film Registry