A while ago I watched Toy Story 3 (as part of my 2010 best picture nominees retrospective) and I was reminded of a very similar movie from my childhood: The Brave Little Toaster. All you have to do is swap out the toys in the Pixar series for household appliances and their owner Andy for an adult who abandons the items at a cabin and the result is still a movie every kid should see.
The appliances, including an electric blanket, vacuum, lamp, radio and of course the fearless toaster, come to life when their “master” is away and have their own daily routine, much like in Toy Story. And, as in the last feature film with Woody and Buzz Lightyear, the vintage appliances eventually decide to venture out to find their owner.
I’ll admit it wasn’t quite the same watching this movie now than as a kid, but the old-school animation was welcome nostalgia back to the 1980s.
I hope The Brave Little Toaster continues to stand the test of time. So, whether you’ve got a few youngsters at home now or are young at heart, please check it out.