The Brave Little Toaster 1987

The Brave Little Toaster

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Movie Info

In this animated film, five sentient household appliances -- Toaster, Blanky, Radio, Lampy and a vacuum cleaner named Kirby -- living in an abandoned cabin have grown lonely. Longing to reunite with their owner, a young man named Rob, the appliances set off on a harrowing trek through the wilderness, surviving as best they can despite limited sources of electricity. Worse yet, when they arrive in the big city they discover they may no longer be useful because of new, modern appliances.

Cast & Crew

Jon Lovitz
The Radio
Voice
Tim Stack
Lampy , Zeke
Voice
Timothy E. Day
Blanky , Young Rob
Voice
Deanna Oliver
Toaster
Voice
Phil Hartman
Air Conditioner , Hanging Lamp
Voice
Joe Ranft
Elmo St. Peters
Judy Toll
Mish-Mash , Two-Face Sewing Machine
Jerry Rees
Screenwriter
Joe Ranft
Screenwriter
Willard Carroll
Executive Producer
Peter Locke
Executive Producer
David Newman
Original Music
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Critic Reviews for The Brave Little Toaster

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Audience Reviews for The Brave Little Toaster

  • Aug 14, 2012
    Disney Movie #21: The Brave Little Toaster Although it's characters may not be the freshest of Disney's characters, The Brave Little Toaster is good entertainment that will keep kids awake, but maybe not parents. The story is cute and touching, but sometimes gets a bit slow. I'm sure most kids haven't seen this film, but they should because it's solid entertainment.
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2012
    Incredibly fun and lovable
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2012
    I remember that I used to love this film as a child. Looking back, I can't really understand why...I mean it's a good film, but it's so dark. This may be an animated film, with fantasy and lots of songs and whatnot, but it is a very dark film. It's worth seeing at least once, but the writing is some of the darkest here you'll ever see in a Disney film. My issue with this is that it seemingly comes at random...there's no foreshadowing of it. For example, there's one scene when all the appliances are just hanging out with some of the forest creatures and playing hide and seek. For some reason, the toaster chooses to hide in the forest, and finds a rose. The rose is dying, and when it sees its reflection on the toaster, it thinks that it's found another flower and a friend, and tries to hug the toaster. The toaster shoves the flower back, telling it to get away, and runs away; as the toaster leaves, the flower droops sadly, and loses another petal. All throughout this scene, music reminiscent from a similar scene from Beauty and the Beast is playing (when the rose loses its petals); this came out 4 years before Beauty and the Beast, so for all I know, it could've inspired the writing. Anyway, this scene is never mentioned again--there's no follow-up, and it has no identifiable impact on the story or characters later on. So, it's sad as hell, and there's not even a palpable reason for it to be in the film. Why is it here? I have no idea...but it's depressing. I realize that I'm badmouthing this film a bit too much. The ending is cool, and though dark, the writing is great. The scene in the junkyard is really well done, and way more dramatic than animated Disney films had been in the past at this point in time. Check this film out..just don't be expected sunshine and smiles the whole time.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2011
    I'm with Jackson Walsh on this one. The plotline has similarities to Toy Story 3 cuz of the future Pixar members' involvement, the musical sequences stand out cool (notably the hardware store appliances and the singing broken-down cars at the junkyard), and the characters are indeed relatable. This is an overlooked classic.
    Max G Super Reviewer

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