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The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 10 July 1987 (USA)
A group of dated appliances embarks on a journey to the city to find its master after being abandoned in its cabin in the woods.

Director:

Jerry Rees

Writers:

Thomas M. Disch (based on the novella by), Jerry Rees (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Lovitz ... Radio (voice)
Timothy Stack ... Lampy / Zeke (voice) (as Tim Stack)
Timothy E. Day Timothy E. Day ... Blanky / Young Rob (The Master) (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft Thurl Ravenscroft ... Kirby (voice)
Deanna Oliver Deanna Oliver ... Toaster (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Air Conditioner / Hanging Lamp (voice)
Joe Ranft ... Elmo St. Peters (voice)
Judy Toll Judy Toll ... Mish-Mash / Two-Face Sewing Machine (voice)
Wayne Kaatz Wayne Kaatz ... Rob (The Master) (voice)
Colette Savage Colette Savage ... Chris (voice)
Mindy Sterling ... Mother / Two-Face Sewing Machine (voice) (as Mindy Stern)
Jim Jackman Jim Jackman ... Plugsy (voice)
Randall William Cook ... Entertainment Center (voice)
Randy Bennett ... Computer (voice)
Jonathan Benair Jonathan Benair ... Black and White TV (voice)
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Storyline

A group of dated appliances that find themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold, decide to, á la "The Incredible Journey", seek their young 8 year old "master". Children's film which on the surface is a frivolous fantasy, but with a dark subtext of abandonment, obsolescence, and loneliness. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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The Plug-In Heroes Pops Out In 3D


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Taiwan | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The hanging lamp (voiced by Phil Hartman) is based on Peter Lorre in both voice and appearance. The Air Conditioner, also voiced by Hartman, is based on the voice and intense acting style of Jack Nicholson. See more »

Goofs

After the rats bite the picture of the "master" it appears without the bite mark, when the appliances are overlooking the city. Then in the junk yard the bite mark reappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Radio: Good morning, good morning, gooooood morning!
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Alternate Versions

A serialized version of the film was distributed in select theaters for a limited run. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

My Mammy
from The Jazz Singer (1927)
Performed by Al Jolson
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Best Movie of my childhood
11 May 2005 | by Tenacious_heinerSee all my reviews

I have not watched this movie in over ten years but I still remember almost every scene with great accuracy. This movie entertained me till no end. It's hard to find one person who did not watch this movie as a child and even harder to find one that disliked it.

This is a wonderful movie.

I still get the song "Tooty Fruity" stuck in my head and think of the little toaster sliding down the rail. I hope to find my old copy and watch it again. Its movies like this one that make my childhood seem so fun and innocent.

This movie gets a ten out of ten for originality and for its obvious impact. If I were to name my favorite movie from my childhood this would be it.


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