History WesternAnimation / TheBraveLittleToaster

11th Jul '17 2:21:59 AM foxley
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* HoodHornament: One of the broken down cars in the junkyard during the "Worthless" number is a long-bodied roadster with hood hornments. It states that it took a Texan to a wedding, one assumes that it was a wealthy Texan if he could afford a car like that.
5th Jul '17 10:37:48 PM legoking831
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* VeryFalseAdvertising: Exploited by the TV. Realizing the appliances are at Ernie's Disposal, he tries to get Rob to go there through his over-the-top advertising. When he continuously fails to get his attention, he resorts to more and more desperate forms of this, all the way to calling it "Crazy Ernie's Amazing Emporium of Total Bargain Madness". Lampshaded by Rob when [[spoiler:he actually does reach the dump.]]
--> '''Rob''': This sure doesn't look like Crazy Ernie's Amazing Emporium of Total Bargain Madness.
29th Jun '17 5:05:30 PM chasemaddigan
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The original film was followed by two sequels. The first sequel was ''The Brave Little Toaster Goes To Mars''. The second sequel, ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToasterToTheRescue'', actually takes place [[{{Interquel}} between the other two films]].

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The original film was followed by two sequels. The first sequel was ''The Brave Little Toaster Goes To Mars''.''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToasterGoesToMars''. The second sequel, ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToasterToTheRescue'', actually takes place [[{{Interquel}} between the other two films]].



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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The balloons in ''The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars'' seemed like a giant BigLippedAlligatorMoment, right? In the book, they actually served a purpose: The balloons helped push the laundry-basket spacecraft to Mars, and one mylar balloon, who became friends with Toaster because they were both reflective, decided to accompany the group to Mars and proved to be a reasonably competent navigator.
* AnimateInanimateObject: Type 1. They even provide the page image.
* ArgumentOfContradictions: Blanky accusing Lampy of stepping on him triggers a back-and-forth chorus of "Did not!" "Did too!" between Lampy and the rest of the group. Even Kirby the vacuum cleaner gets in on the action.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Taken to beyond absurd levels even by "talking appliances" fantasy standards in ''Goes to Mars'' when the group somehow gets to Mars and back in the span of one night, using a ceiling fan for propulsion. Not to mention cheese popcorn being an engine.
* DisneyDeath: In the second sequel, [[spoiler: Tinselena]].
* DrivenToSuicide: In ''Goes to Mars'', Tinselena becomes this [[spoiler: after her HeroicSacrifice]], and decides to throw herself into the garbage can. [[spoiler: She is ultimately saved when Chris finds her and decides to give her a makeover.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Tinselena in ''Goes to Mars''.]]
* HumansAreSpecial: One of the main themes throughout the films. Comes to a head in ''The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars''.
* HypocriticalHumor: In the third movie, when arguing about what the hearing aid is useful for, this exchange occurs:
--> '''Lampy''': Yeah, none of us needs a hearing aid.
--> '''Kirby''': What did you say?
--> '''Lampy''': ''I said none of us needs a hearing aid!''
* LargeAndInCharge: The Supreme Commander in ''Goes to Mars'' thinks that he should be voted for simply because he is bigger than everyone else.
* LiteralMinded: From ''Goes to Mars'':
--> '''Balloon''': Howdy y'all! Where ya headed?
--> '''Toaster''': Mars!
--> '''Balloon''': (Laughing) You're pulling my string!
--> '''Blanky''': No we're not, we're way over here, and you're way over there.
* TheManBehindTheCurtain [=/=] TheReveal: [[spoiler:The Supreme Commander in the third movie turns out to be the hearing aid's long lost brother.]]
* RecycledInSpace: ''The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars'' is ''The Brave Little Toaster''... [-ON MARS-]!
* SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay: Expected in ''The Brave Little Toaster [[RecycledInSpace Goes to Mars]]''. But then it's a kids' movie, and they ''are'' appliances.
* StealthPun: There is a talking faucet in ''The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars''... voiced by none other than the great Creator/FarrahFawcett.
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29th Jun '17 4:39:43 PM chasemaddigan
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The original film was followed by two sequels. The first sequel was ''The Brave Little Toaster Goes To Mars''. The second sequel, ''The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue'', actually takes place [[{{Interquel}} between the other two films]].

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The original film was followed by two sequels. The first sequel was ''The Brave Little Toaster Goes To Mars''. The second sequel, ''The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToasterToTheRescue'', actually takes place [[{{Interquel}} between the other two films]].



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* AndThatsTerrible: Mack in ''To The Rescue'', who even states he's "so bad".
* AnimalTalk: Suddenly possible between the appliances and Rob's pets in ''To the Rescue''. Carries over in ''Goes to Mars''.



* ArtEvolution: While the original film isn't exactly known for stunning animation, it still looked like a feature film (the director and several key animators traveled to the overseas studio to supervise the Taiwanese staff). The animation here is a more economical TV level of quality, being handled entirely by the overseas studio.



* CharacterDevelopment: Rob, The Master, and his girlfriend Chris were merely a goal to meet in the first movie. Here, their relationship, Rob's career as a vet and their eventual married life are given their own subplots.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Kirby. In the sequels, while still not exactly an upbeat character, he is considerably nicer, and any traces of his grumpiness are virtually non-existent.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The VHS cover of ''To the Rescue'' depicts the climactic scene of the appliances chasing after the truck full of the stolen animals, including Radio [[spoiler: who was not present in that scene because he [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed his only tube]] to save Wittgenstein.]]
* DisneyDeath:
** In the first sequel, [[spoiler: Radio]].
** In the second sequel, [[spoiler: Tinselena]].

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* CharacterDevelopment: Rob, The Master, and his girlfriend Chris were merely a goal to meet in the first movie. Here, their relationship, Rob's career as a vet and their eventual married life are given their own subplots.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Kirby. In the sequels, while still not exactly an upbeat character, he is considerably nicer, and any traces of his grumpiness are virtually non-existent.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The VHS cover of ''To the Rescue'' depicts the climactic scene of the appliances chasing after the truck full of the stolen animals, including Radio [[spoiler: who was not present in that scene because he [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed his only tube]] to save Wittgenstein.]]
* DisneyDeath:
** In the first sequel, [[spoiler: Radio]].
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DisneyDeath: In the second sequel, [[spoiler: Tinselena]].



* FatBastard: Mack in ''To The Rescue''.
* GoryDiscretionShot: In ''To the Rescue'' when Sebastian shows what the animal testers did to his arm.
* HeroicSacrifice:
** [[spoiler: Radio]] gets one in one of the sequels.
** [[spoiler: Tinselena in ''Goes to Mars''.]]

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* FatBastard: Mack in ''To The Rescue''.
* GoryDiscretionShot: In ''To the Rescue'' when Sebastian shows what the animal testers did to his arm.
* HeroicSacrifice:
** [[spoiler: Radio]] gets one in one of the sequels.
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HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Tinselena in ''Goes to Mars''.]]



* {{Irony}} / IronicEcho: In the first movie, Radio almost gets his tube taken out at Elmo's and barely gets saved before that can happen. In ''To The Rescue,'' [[spoiler:he [[HeroicSacrifice removes it voluntarily]].]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ratso the rat.



* LighterAndSofter: Subverted. The steaks are higher (saving animals from a testing lab and the earth from being destroyed, respectively) but they're nowhere near as emotional.



* OutOfOrder: ''To the Rescue'' was produced in 1997, and ''Goes to Mars'' in 1998; ''To the Rescue'' was, indeed, released in 1997... in all but North America, for whatever reason, where its release was delayed for two years. ''Goes to Mars'' was still released everywhere, including North America, in 1998. This, understandably, results in confusion among people as to the timeline of the trilogy, as to why the events of what seemed like the third installment took place before the events of what was assumed to be the second installment.



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Averted with Murgatroyd the snake in ''To the Rescue''. He is polite, generally good-natured, and a friend of Toaster and the others.
* SssssnakeTalk: Murgatroyd from ''To the Rescue''.



* {{Troll}}: In ''To The Rescue'', the Radio plays Music/SpikeJones's cover of "Cocktails For Two," which famously beings as the original, gentle ballad before suddenly becoming a loud, wacky novelty song, to help the animals sleep. He's promptly shut up when everyone throws trash at him in anger.
* WritersCannotDoMath: In the 2nd movie, Wittgenstein said he was down there for 4,999,450,852,312 nanoseconds, or "since that awful day when transistors were invented." The thing is, the number he gives is only about 83 minutes, and considering that the internet's already invented, this really makes the gap between the two dates really doesn't feel like only an hour. To be fair, he was malfunctioning at the time.
28th Jun '17 7:10:15 PM Josef5678
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* OffModel: Two millions dollars isn't going to buy you much in the way of stunning animation. Note the constantly shrinking and disappearing cords.

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* OffModel: Two millions million dollars isn't going to buy you much in the way of stunning animation. Note the constantly shrinking and disappearing cords.
27th Jun '17 10:04:20 PM NWolfman
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* {{Troll}}: In ''To The Rescue'', the Radio plays Music/SpikeJones's cover of "Cocktails For Two," which famously beings as the original, gentle ballad before suddenly becoming a loud, wacky novelty song, to help the animals sleep. He's promptly shut up when everyone throws trash at him in anger.
27th Jun '17 10:00:02 PM NWolfman
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* BlackComedy: How the appliances at Elmo St. Peters's shop have chosen to deal with their situation, and the basic idea behind the "B-Movie" song.

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* BlackComedy: How The entire scene in St. Peters' parts shop. The owner and his customer make quaint, goofy chit-chat while the appliances at Elmo St. Peters's watch in rapped horror as a blender is mutilated and has it's vital parts sold off. InUniverse, this is how the broken appliances in the shop have chosen cope, leading to deal with their situation, and the basic idea behind the "B-Movie" "It's A B-Movie" song.



* ChekhovsGun: Lampy saying "I've got an idea!".
27th Jun '17 9:55:45 PM NWolfman
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%%* CrapsaccharineWorld



* DarkIsNotEvil: The appliances in Elmo Saint Peter's parts shop may be broken, tinkered with, and twisted by the events they have seen, but they are by no means evil. You COULD say that they're resigned to their fate in a fairly unhealthy, EXTREMELY macabre way, however...
** Actually, their sense of humour on the situation is similar to the way RealLife comedians use misery as a source for their jokes. Notably, a lot of RealLife comedians star in this film. As for whether catharsis is healthy or not, that's largely a matter of personal opinion. The existence of the CatharsisFactor trope at least shows lots of people do the same to feel better about painful experiences.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: The appliances in Elmo Saint Peter's parts shop may be broken, tinkered with, and twisted by the events they have seen, but they are by no means evil. You COULD say that they're resigned to their fate in a fairly unhealthy, EXTREMELY macabre way, however...
** Actually, their sense of humour on the situation is similar to the way RealLife comedians use misery
using {{black comedy}} as a source for their jokes. Notably, a lot of RealLife comedians star in this film. As for whether catharsis is healthy or not, that's largely a matter of personal opinion. The existence of the CatharsisFactor trope at least shows lots of people do the same to feel better about painful experiences.coping [[StealthPun mechanism]].



* DullSurprise: Elmo St. Peters' lone customer, complete with wrongly-emphasized words. "Oh boy. Heaven sent you to me."



* OffModel: The first movie has quite a few[[note]]as the budget was just over two million, it ''is'' to be expected[[/note]]. Especially with the shrinking and disappearing cords.

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* OffModel: The first movie has quite a few[[note]]as Two millions dollars isn't going to buy you much in the budget was just over two million, it ''is'' to be expected[[/note]]. Especially with way of stunning animation. Note the constantly shrinking and disappearing cords.



** At the start of the first film, the characters are miserable after being stuck in a cabin in the middle of nowhere for somewhere around 14 years just waiting for their master to return. They've got cabin fever! {{Subverted|Trope}} in that it's actually important to the plot.

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** A plot relevant one, at that. At the start of the first film, the characters are miserable after being stuck in a cabin in the middle of nowhere for somewhere around 14 years just waiting for their master to return. They've got cabin fever! {{Subverted|Trope}} in that it's actually important to the plot.fever!



* ArtEvolution: The sequels look somewhat different to the original. Switching over to [[Creator/MorningSun another studio from Wang]] and being made over a decade after the first one also made this rather noticeable.

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* ArtEvolution: The sequels look somewhat different While the original film isn't exactly known for stunning animation, it still looked like a feature film (the director and several key animators traveled to the original. Switching over to [[Creator/MorningSun another overseas studio from Wang]] and to supervise the Taiwanese staff). The animation here is a more economical TV level of quality, being made over a decade after handled entirely by the first one also made this rather noticeable.overseas studio.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Kirby. In the sequels, while not exactly an upbeat character, he is considerably more mellow, and any traces of his grumpiness are virtually non-existent.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Rob, The Master, and his girlfriend Chris were merely a goal to meet in the first movie. Here, their relationship, Rob's career as a vet and their eventual married life are given their own subplots.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Kirby. In the sequels, while still not exactly an upbeat character, he is considerably more mellow, nicer, and any traces of his grumpiness are virtually non-existent.



* {{Irony}} / IronicEcho: In the first movie, Radio almost gets his tube taken out at Elmo's and barely gets saved before that can happen. In ''To The Rescue,'' [[spoiler:it does get taken out.]]

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* {{Irony}} / IronicEcho: In the first movie, Radio almost gets his tube taken out at Elmo's and barely gets saved before that can happen. In ''To The Rescue,'' [[spoiler:it does get taken out.[[spoiler:he [[HeroicSacrifice removes it voluntarily]].]]



* LighterAndSofter: The sequels.

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* LighterAndSofter: Subverted. The sequels.steaks are higher (saving animals from a testing lab and the earth from being destroyed, respectively) but they're nowhere near as emotional.
24th Jun '17 1:56:19 PM NWolfman
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* DigitalDestruction: The DVD version of the film was taken from a worn out copy of the film used for festival screenings rather than the original negative, resulting in the picture appearing to wiggle at the beginning.

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* DigitalDestruction: The DVD version of the film was taken from a worn out copy of the film print used for festival screenings rather than the original negative, resulting in the picture occasionally appearing to wiggle at the beginning.wiggle.
24th Jun '17 1:02:49 PM NWolfman
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* BrickJoke: The introductory scene of Adult!Rob ends with his mother telling him to "take a sweater." Later, when he leaves for college, she calls after him "You forgot your sweater!"


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* MyBelovedSmother: A light, comical example. Rob's mother is shown to be lovingly worrisome about her son going off to college, and is constantly telling to him "take a sweater."
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