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The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 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.



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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
Computer (voice)
Jonathan Benair ...

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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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10 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Box Office


$2,300,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The address of the apartment building of Rob (The Master) and his mother in the movie is 2470 McBean Parkway. This is a tip of the hat to CalArts (24700 McBean Parkway), where director Jerry Rees studied animation. Their apartment number is A113, which is also a room number of a classroom used by animation students at CalArt, the Alma mater of John Lasseter. A113 also shows up in other Disney and Pixar films. See more »


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 »


[first lines]
The Radio: Good morning, good morning, gooooood morning!
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Featured in WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies (2015) See more »


My Mammy
from The Jazz Singer (1927)
Performed by Al Jolson
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Slot-Head to the rescue!
16 September 2008 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

It's been a while since I've seen The Brave Little Toaster. Probably since I was under 10, so around 15+ years ago. It was always a favorite of mine and whenever I talk with people about favorite childhood flicks, The Brave Little Toaster is always brought up, whether by me or someone I'm with. So when I had the opportunity to re-watch it, I sprang to the chance. And not surprisingly it's still a fantastic movie.

The story of Toaster, Kirby (Vaccum), Lamp, Radio, Blanket and their journey to find their Master. Their Master was a little boy who used and cared for them. After years have passed with time and time again of disappointment the five friends travel the country-side and try to conquer amazing obstacles. Only their friendship, and the willingness to find their master is their only hope of making and surviving the arduous journey.

As I watched it, it was remarkable that I remembered almost every single scene as it played out. With social commentary (which I had no clue about back then), emotional scenes (the flower and it's reflection) and even scary as heck clowns (probably a big reason IT scared the heck outta me as well), the flick delivers an unbelievable amount of entertainment. And I haven't even talked about Phil Hartman, the songs, John Lovitz and the amazing humor.

Back when I was watching Secret of the NIMH, Transformers, He-Man, The Care Bears, Fraggle Rock etc. only a few do I always consistently mention as being timeless classics and without a doubt, The Brave Little Toaster is one of the best and one of my favorite children animations flicks of all time.

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