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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Art-house distributor Skouras Pictures was in the process of buying the film for a potential theatrical release in America sometime after its Sundance premiere, though the Disney Channel planned a television debut for February 1988. Faced with the prospect of having the film released simultaneously in theaters and television, Skouras dropped the deal. See more »
After the rats bite the picture of the "master" it appears without the bite mark, when the appliances are overlooking the city. Then in the junk yard the bite mark reappears. See more »
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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