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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
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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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The Plug-In Heroes Pops Out In 3D


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10 July 1987 (USA)  »

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The Brave Little Toaster 3D  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was a smash hit at the Sundance Film Festival, but failed to find a distributor. That same year, it aired on the Disney Channel and then appeared in the Park City Film Festival, before finally having a brief theatrical release at New York's Film Forum in May 1989, but still failed to find a distributor. It was actually shown in parts at various theaters as a serial from week to week, and in 1991, it was distributed on video. In October 2003, it finally had a DVD release alongside its two sequels. See more »

Goofs

Early on in the movie, Kirby mentions that they have been doing chores and cleaning the Master's house for the last 2000 days, which is nearly five and a half years. However, during the musical cleaning sequence, complex cobwebs are in easily reached areas, the windows are caked with dust to the point of being opaque, and all surfaces seem generally dusty. If no humans have been living there for 5.5 years and the appliances have been "doing chores" as they are shown doing every day, there's no way the house could be as filthy as it is shown to be. See more »

Quotes

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

References Moby Dick (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Tutti-Frutti
Written by Little Richard (uncredited) and Dorothy La Bostrie (uncredited)
Performed by Little Richard
Courtesy of Specialty Records, Inc.
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My favorite movie of all time
23 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this for the first time when I was four or five, and I've loved every second since. It's more than a kids' movie; it's actually incredibly funny and insightful. (My mom started cracking up when she heard the 'They couldn't. I lied' part when I was watching it last week.) Great work from the entire cast, great animation, great script, great, well, great everything.


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