The Brave Little Toaster
After being left in a cabin by their owner, an intrepid group of household appliances, headed by a courageous toaster, makes it their mission to track down the man who abandoned them in this animated adventure in the vein of The Incredible Journey. Conceived by sci-fi scribe Thomas M. Disch, this unique and entertaining film has the stalwart appliances trying to survive in the big, bad city. Will they make it, and will their owner welcome them back?
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- Jerry Rees
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Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is the rare instance of a non-pet or child-based animated film. Appliances that are imbued with likable personalities and voices struggle with feelings of abandonment and obsolescence, and decide to set out into the city to find their master, the young boy who used to visit the summer cottage where they've been left. The movie has some funny moments but feels more like a journey film than a comedy, as the friends face and overcome some genuinely disturbing challenges. Appliances are dropped into waterfalls, sucked into quicksand, disarticulated, and chased by a malicious supermagnet at a dump.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- More dark and threatening imagery than you would expect. Even though the violence is directed at household appliances, kids may be troubled as the appliances are dropped into waterfalls, sucked into quicksand, disarticulated, and chased by a malicious supermagnet at a dump.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Friends of the appliance genre band together to overcome dark and scary obstacles; good-natured grumbling about one another's faults doesn't get in the way of them sticking together through thick and thin. Nice message too about the value of the tried and true over constantly needing newer, better things.
- One scene shows a billboard with the TDK logo; since it's the only placement in the entire movie it does jump out.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it