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The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 10 July 1987 (USA)
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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The Radio (voice)
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Lampy / Zeke (voice) (as Tim Stack)
Timothy E. Day ...
Blanky / Young Rob (The Master) (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Kirby (voice)
Deanna Oliver ...
Toaster (voice)
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Elmo St. Peters (voice)
Judy Toll ...
Wayne Kaatz ...
Rob (The Master) (voice)
Colette Savage ...
Chris (voice)
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Mother / Two-Face Sewing Machine (voice) (as Mindy Stern)
Jim Jackman ...
Plugsy (voice)
Randall William Cook ...
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Computer (voice)
Jonathan Benair ...
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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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Imagine if Your Toaster Went on a Journey of its Own!


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

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$2,300,000 (estimated)
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David Newman approached the film's score by keeping the characters in mind as "real-life" and not "cartoons" in order to create what he felt were more authentic sounds depicting moods and emotions. See more »

Goofs

During the "Worthless" song scene in the scrapyard, the Surfer car's left (driver's side) headlight falls out soon after being picked up by the magnet. When laying upside-down on the conveyor, the missing headlight has switched to the passenger side. See more »

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[first lines]
The Radio: Good morning, good morning, gooooood morning!
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References The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

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Best Movie of my childhood
11 May 2005 | by (United States) – See 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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