Toccata For Toy Trains (1958)

16 Dec
Director  Charles and Ray Eames
Producer  Released by Brandon Films
Contributors  Music by Elmer Bernstein; a George K. Arthur presentation.
Length  10 min
B&W/Color  color
UO Library Catalog description:  An art film, in which toys and dolls from collections of authentic old toys are bought to life by the rhythm of music during a train trip through a doll country of an earlier day.
Call # FILM Mb125
Genre  animation
Rare  yes
Online  no
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  fair
Oregon-related  no


Charles and Ray Eames were also responsible for Powers of Ten and House: After Five Years of Living. Bernstein was a distinguished and prolific film composer, active between the forties and his death in 2004.

One Response to “Toccata For Toy Trains (1958)”


  1. A Rough Sketch of a Proposed Film Dealing With the Powers of Ten and the Relative Size of Things (1968) « 16mm Lost & Found - December 16, 2011

    […] can see the final film. We also have the Eames’ films House: After Five Years of Living and Toccata forToy Trains. There are two copies of this “sketch” in the library; both are in similar condition […]

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