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The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

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.

Director:

Jerry Rees

Writers:

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

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Cast

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)
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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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Taiwan | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brave Little Toaster 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After Lampy is struck by lightning in order to get power for the appliances' battery, his bulb is broken and the area around the bulb is burnt along with his plug, which disappears after when he obtains a new bulb. The burn marks were actually washed off when the appliances fall into the rapids earlier. See more »

Quotes

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

The original version features the TV announcer pulling photos out of a file cabinet; one brief glimpse is seen of a woman from the waist up, wearing only large stars on her breasts. This has been edited so she is wearing a bikini top (the inside corners of which actually match the stars in shape). This affects at least the US 2003 DVD and c. 1998 VHS releases, but not the c. 1991 laserdisc. See more »

Connections

References House of Wax (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Wooden Meadow
by Bob Walter and Rick Johnston
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Great, great movie
7 September 2002 | by TheMediocreGatsbySee all my reviews

When I was a kid, I absolutely loved this movie. I watched it essentially every week. Now, of course, I watch it a lot less, but it's still a great movie. With some awesome voices (Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz etc.) and some good humor for adults, it's excellent family fun. A movie that kids love, and then adults can stand to watch with little pain. If you have kids, then I really suggest this movie.


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