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, รก 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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Release Date:

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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Did You Know?


During pre-production, Jon Lovitz was cast in Saturday Night Live (1975). Jerry Rees, who had been writing the character of Radio with Lovitz in mind, pleaded with him to stay in Los Angeles long enough to record his voice tracks. Lovitz agreed, despite protestations from his agency. Rees quickly finished the screenplay and hustled Lovitz into the recording studio. Lovitz's entire performance was then captured in one, marathon session. See more »


When Toaster is putting the last available fuse in the cottage's breaker box, an animation glitch occurs when the fuse clips through the wire he's hanging on. See more »


[first lines]
The Radio: Good morning, good morning, gooooood morning!
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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Something Blue (1999) See more »


City of Light
by Van Dyke Parks
Performed by Deanna Oliver, Timothy Stack, Thurl Ravenscroft, Jon Lovitz, and Timothy E. Day
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While the master's away, the appliances will play ...
21 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember early one morning as an eight-year-old, I caught this film on ITV and thought it was really good, and guess what? More than ten years later, I still do.

Shown on Channel 4 this morning on half-term week, it's more than meets the eye. Toaster, Lamp, Blankie, Hoover and Radio(I think) all go on an adventure to find their master, who appears to have abandoned them in his old childhood cottage.

It seems like this is like an 80s Toy Story or something, only with the appliances coming to life, and having their own personalities. Like Toy Story, it has a good plot and likable characters.

Sure, it has it's dark moments, so parents of young children should take note and check beforehand, but honestly, it only adds to the excitement of the film, and makes you actually care about the characters.

The animation may seem quite dated now, but the story in itself is timeless. This is definitely one to keep for generations to come.

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