Characters / The Brave Little Toaster




  • Big Damn Hero: When the others fall into the mud pit, and all hope seems lost, his Al Jolson music gets the attention of someone passing by.
  • Catch Phrase: "Listen to this!"
  • Ditzy Genius: He does have a knowledge of culture and history, but he's a bit clueless and not of much use at times.
  • Large Ham: Jon Lovitz based his performance on obnoxious-sounding radio announcers, citing Walter Winchell as an example.
  • Leitmotif: A loud, brassy Fanfare.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He frequently boasts of his supposedly heroic and historic exploits, such as being friends with Theodore Roosevelt.


  • Badass Baritone: Especially in The City of Light number, thanks to Thurl Ravenscroft's baritone voice.
  • Big Damn Hero: After the others falls down the waterfall, he rushes to the rescue... after working up the courage to do so.
  • The Big Guy: By far the largest of the appliances and is essentialy the pack mule.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially when they form the group in the beginning.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric/Melancholic
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: In the waterfall scene.
  • Grumpy Bear: At all times. He's basically the grumpy older party member that tags along because he don't have anything better to do.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Kirby's excuse for saving the gang from the waterfall was that he just slipped and fell in like the rest of them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For all his grumpiness, he still cares for the other appliances and rescues them several times.
  • Leitmotif: As the old grump of the group, he gets a tune that plays in low chords.
  • Not So Stoic: when he's left alone in the waterfall and even he's horrified at the blender's death and the B-Movie segment.


Air Conditioner

  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like being reminded that the Master never played with him. Being stuck in the wall made him rather edgy...
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Is convinced that all the other appliances are against him. That they think they're better than him because they can move.


  • Big Damn Hero: By playing fake commercials for Ernie's Disposal and depicting it as the greatest place to shop for machines in the city, he convinces the Master to go there, where the main cast has been sent.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's an old black and white television, complete with rabbit ear antennae, and his "avatar" on the screen is that of a cheerful, middle-aged man. He's also the only appliance that can still physically act while in the presence of humans, by broadcasting anything he wishes.
  • Insane Proprietor: Takes on this role to get the Master's attention.
  • Token Good Teammate: For the apartment appliances.

Rob/"The Master"

  • Adorkable: Skinny, big round glasses, green sweater.
  • Big Good: The caretaker of the appliances, and their main motivation for leaving the cabin.
  • Fingore: Averted, though just barely.


Elmo St. Peters

  • Consummate Liar: He frequently tells his customers that he receives shipments of parts when he's really just taking them from used appliances he finds or already owns.
  • Laughably Evil: He's pretty funny.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "Now, what did I do with that [appliance]?"
  • Meaningful Name: "Saint Peter." The guy you meet after death, geddit? He also names his dog "Quadruped", which means "having four feet".
  • Obliviously Evil: He doesn't know the appliances are alive when he takes them apart, he's just doing his job.

The Magnet

  • Ax-Crazy: It completely loses it when the appliances evade it one too many times.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: It seemed visibly taken aback when one of the cars was literally Driven to Suicide, though it doesn't show any sympathy.
  • Karma Houdini: Gets away with nearly killing the appliances, plus a human.
  • The Voiceless: You only hear a magnetic hum coming from it.
  • Punch Clock Villain: At least until the appliances make it extremely angry, at which point it attempts to get them, and doesn't even hesitate taking Rob with them.
  • Turns Red: The magnet is orange. But when it gets really really angry, it glows yellow.

The Junkyard Cars

  • Despair Event Horizon: Their song is called "Worthless" for a reason.
  • Driven to Suicide: A literal case for the pickup truck at the end.
  • Runaway Groom: The wedding limo sings about how she took a Texan (most likely a groom) to a wedding, but he "kept forgetting, his loneliness letting his thoughts turn to home and we turned."
  • She's a Man in Japan: The cars have different genders, depending on which dub you're viewing. For example, the race car (who is originally a male) is a girl in the German and Dutch dubs, while the surfer car (who was female originally) will be a male in the Danish and Icelandic dubs.