The Brave Little Toaster


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.

Release Year: 1987

Rating: 7.2/10 (8,758 voted)

Jerry Rees

Stars: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Timothy E. Day

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.

Writers: Thomas M. Disch, Jerry Rees


Jon Lovitz

The Radio


Timothy Stack


(as Tim Stack)

Timothy E. Day

Young Rob (The Master)


Thurl Ravenscroft



Deanna Oliver



Phil Hartman

Air Conditioner
Hanging Lamp


Joe Ranft

Elmo St. Peters


Judy Toll

Two-Face Sewing Machine


Wayne Kaatz

Rob (The Master)


Colette Savage



Mindy Stern

Two-Face Sewing Machine


Jim Jackman



Randall William Cook

Entertainment Center


Randy Bennett



Jonathan Benair

Black and White TV


Imagine if Your Toaster Went on a Journey of its Own!

Release Date: 19 December 1991

Box Office Details

Budget: $2,300,000


Technical Specs


Did You Know?


In a 2010 interview at Cal State, Northridge, Deanna Oliver revealed that at her son's deployment ceremony to Afghanistan, some of the soldiers who were fans of the film had brought their toasters with them for her to autograph.


Revealing mistakes:
"Available" is misspelled in "Cutting Edge"; in a parody of commercial techniques, a balloon appears that says "NOW AVALIABLE!"


[first lines]

The Radio:
Good morning, good morning, gooooood morning!

User Review

I'm aching with joy.

Rating: 10/10

What happened to amazing movies like The Brave Little Toaster? And I am
not being sarcastic at all. This movie came out the year I was born and
I've still not seen a better children's movie. And when I speak of good
children's movies I don't mean things like Teletubbies which can
mesmerize a two-year old; I mean movies that I can still watch today
and adore. For example, I loved Finding Nemo, as well as Shrek (not
Shrek 2) and a few others. But not since Toy Story have I really loved
a kid's movie as much as BLT. Yes, I'm stealing the sandwich's
abbreviation and giving it to the movie.

The thing about BLT that amazes me the most is just how adult it is. I
mean, sure, it's not very adult to have a toaster, a vacuum, a lamp, a
blanket, and a radio (JON LOVITZ!!) going on an adventure to find their
old "Master," and it may even be considered a little childish to be
caught up on your old things– but forget about the overtones! What
about that nightmare? I won't spoil anything but see this movie and
remember that question: WHAT ABOUT THAT NIGHTMARE?! It is…intense.

Listen to the words of the songs (other than their little "going on an
adventure" theme). The song all the cars sing is devastating; the
broken appliances are creepy as hell and the modern ones are so mean!
And that little fat guy! Oh man, you just have to see this movie for
yourself. There is nothing quite as wonderful as the cuteness of
Blanky, the hypocrisy of Toaster, the courage of Lampy, the pride of
Kirby, and of course, the wit of the Radio, all rolled into one film–
plus songs, squirrels and frogs etc, a giant angry magnet, an awesome
TV personality, and enough colors and fun to warrant a sugar high.

See this movie if there is any love inside of you.