National film registry 2003

Thursday 18 December 2003This is over 19 years old. Be careful.

The Library of Congress has added 25 films to the National Film Registry, an archive of “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant motion pictures”. Among such classics (?) as Gold Diggers of 1933, Princess Nicotine, and Matrimony’s Speed Limit, I noticed that Tin Toy is on the list.

Tin Toy is an early short by Pixar, about a toy’s terrifying view of a baby. It has echoes of Toy Story that would follow, with the toy emoting and reacting to the child’s world around it, while living with the constraints of being a toy. It had earlier won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. You can watch the short on Pixar’s site. Congratulations, Pixar.


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