The Brave Little Toaster

Director: Jerry Rees
Screenwriters: Thomas M. Disch, Joe Ranft, Jerry Rees

Institute History

  • 1988 Sundance Film Festival


The Brave Little Toaster may be the most enchanting animated feature film in recent memory. It is a fable refreshing both in content and execution, and is a pleasure for children and adults alike.

The characters are the Brave Little Toaster, Blanky (an electric blanket) Lampy (a desk lamp), Kirby (a vacuum cleaner), and Radio. Together they set off in search of their “master,” the young son of their cabin owner who has apparently abandoned them. Their ensuing journey is a terrifically clever adventure, peppered with perils only appliances could encounter and musical numbers only they could perform. They wind their way to the big city and triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds.

— Marjorie Skouras

Screening Details

Sundance Film Festival Awards

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