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The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 10 July 1987 (USA)
A group of dated appliances embark on a journey to the city to find their master after being abandoned in a cabin in the woods.


Jerry Rees


Thomas M. Disch (based on the novella by), Jerry Rees (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Lovitz ... Radio (voice)
Timothy Stack ... Lampy / Zeke (voice) (as Tim Stack)
Timothy E. Day Timothy E. Day ... Blanky / Young Rob (The Master) (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft Thurl Ravenscroft ... Kirby (voice)
Deanna Oliver Deanna Oliver ... Toaster (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Air Conditioner / Hanging Lamp (voice)
Joe Ranft ... Elmo St. Peters (voice)
Judy Toll Judy Toll ... Mish-Mash / Two-Face Sewing Machine (voice)
Wayne Kaatz Wayne Kaatz ... Rob (The Master) (voice)
Colette Savage Colette Savage ... Chris (voice)
Mindy Sterling ... Mother / Two-Face Sewing Machine (voice) (as Mindy Stern)
Jim Jackman Jim Jackman ... Plugsy (voice)
Randall William Cook ... Entertainment Center (voice)
Randy Bennett ... Computer (voice)
Jonathan Benair Jonathan Benair ... Black and White TV (voice)


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Imagine If Your Toaster Went on a Journey of its Own! See more »


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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

On the 1998 VHS release, during the end credits, Mark Elliott announces that a preview for The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue is following. Because of that, the end credits are at warp speed and the end credits score is shortened. See more »


Referenced in Will & Grace: Secrets and Lays (1999) See more »


April Showers
Performed by Jerry Rees
Written by Louis Silvers and Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. DeSylva)
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User Reviews

My favorite movie of all time
23 December 2003 | by SimpsonsRock11See 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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Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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


Box Office


$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Atmos


Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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