The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  18 September 1987 (Brazil)
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A toaster, a blanket, a lamp, a radio, and a vacuum cleaner journey to the city to find their master after being abandoned in their cabin in the woods.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Radio (voice)
Lampy / Zeke (voice) (as Tim Stack)
Timothy E. Day ...
Blanky / Young Rob (The Master) (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Kirby (voice)
Deanna Oliver ...
Toaster (voice)
Elmo St. Peters (voice)
Judy Toll ...
Wayne Kaatz ...
Rob (The Master) (voice)
Colette Savage ...
Chris (voice)
Mother / Two-Face Sewing Machine (voice) (as Mindy Stern)
Jim Jackman ...
Plugsy (voice)
Randall William Cook ...
Randy Bennett ...
Computer (voice)
Jonathan Benair ...


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 <>

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Imagine if Your Toaster Went on a Journey of its Own!


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18 September 1987 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

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

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$2,300,000 (estimated)

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The main cast is The Groundling Group, comprised of Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Timothy E. Day, Deanna Oliver, Thurl Ravenscroft, and Phil Hartman. See more »


The character's electrical cords constantly appear, disappear and change length throughout the entire film. See more »


[first lines]
The Radio: Good morning, good morning, gooooood morning!
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References Journey Back to Oz (1972) See more »


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I'm aching with joy.
8 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What happened to amazing movies like The Brave Little Toaster? And I am not being sarcastic at all. This movie came out the year I was born and I've still not seen a better children's movie. And when I speak of good children's movies I don't mean things like Teletubbies which can mesmerize a two-year old; I mean movies that I can still watch today and adore. For example, I loved Finding Nemo, as well as Shrek (not Shrek 2) and a few others. But not since Toy Story have I really loved a kid's movie as much as BLT. Yes, I'm stealing the sandwich's abbreviation and giving it to the movie.

The thing about BLT that amazes me the most is just how adult it is. I mean, sure, it's not very adult to have a toaster, a vacuum, a lamp, a blanket, and a radio (JON LOVITZ!!) going on an adventure to find their old "Master," and it may even be considered a little childish to be caught up on your old things-- but forget about the overtones! What about that nightmare? I won't spoil anything but see this movie and remember that question: WHAT ABOUT THAT NIGHTMARE?! It is...intense.

Listen to the words of the songs (other than their little "going on an adventure" theme). The song all the cars sing is devastating; the broken appliances are creepy as hell and the modern ones are so mean! And that little fat guy! Oh man, you just have to see this movie for yourself. There is nothing quite as wonderful as the cuteness of Blanky, the hypocrisy of Toaster, the courage of Lampy, the pride of Kirby, and of course, the wit of the Radio, all rolled into one film-- plus songs, squirrels and frogs etc, a giant angry magnet, an awesome TV personality, and enough colors and fun to warrant a sugar high.

See this movie if there is any love inside of you.

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