Characters / The Brave Little Toaster




  • 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.


  • Leitmotif: As the old grump of the group, he gets a tune that plays in low chords.


Air Conditioner


  • 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"

  • 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.
  • 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.