Will always have a special place in my heart.
This movie was a large part of my childhood. I recently rediscovered and rewatched it, and there was SO MUCH I missed as a kid, it's crazy. I might love it even MORE now.
I wish I could go into great detail about how much I love this movie, but the character limit won't let me. So, I'll just say this: The Brave Little Toaster
has something for everyone. Kids AND adults. Despite the title and the fact that it's about talking appliances, it's one of the best movies of the eighties. If you like Pixar's movies, then I definately
recommend watching this one. It has the Pixar feel to it.
The story is great, the humor is fantastic, the music is great ("It's A B-Movie"
, I'm lookin' at you), and the characters are extremely likeable. Radio is a Motor Mouth
who avoids "annoying" territory by bein' HILARIOUS, Toaster seems like the perfect idealistic hero, but actually has flaws, Kirby, one of the first non-romantic Tsunderes in existance, is hard not to love, and Lampy
is a perfect example of "dumb, but not TOO dumb". There have been many people I've seen who have thought that Blanky is annoying, but I actually think he's adorable (even though I'd say he's my least-favorite of the bunch).
However, I'd like to put a special mention to Lampy, my favorite character. Whenever I think of TBLT, he's the first thing that comes to my mind. He's ditzy and slow, but proves himself to be quite smart in some situations. He's really funny, and is possibly the bravest character in the series next to Toaster. I'll always have a soft spot for him, because when I first watched the movie at seven...I'll admit...I was crushing on him SO HARD! And to this day, that desk lamp is one of my favorite movie characters ever.
Dang it, I'm runnin' outta room...um, so I'll end it off by sayin' that, even though this review is of the first movie, I'll mention the sequels too. I love To The Rescue
almost as much as the first movie! Goes To Mars
, well...meh, it's OK, and it has its moments, but...it's not as good as the other two. The sequels are very underrated and really deserve some more love.
Overall, TBLT is amazing in every way, and if you saw it as a kid and DIDN'T like it, watch it again now. You'll see a different side of it that you couldn't see as a kid.