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The Brave Little Toaster To the Toaster
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
Directed by Robert C. Ramirez
Produced by Donald Kushner
Thomas L. Wilhite
John Bush
Kurt Albrecht (co-producer)
Willard Carroll (executive producer)
Peter Locke (executive producer)
Written by Original Brave Little Toaster characters:
Thomas M. Disch (book),
Jerry Rees and Joe Ranft (1987 film)

Willard Carroll

Music by Alexander Janko (score),
William Finn and Ellen Fitzhugh (songs)
Editing by
Production company(s) Hyperion Pictures
Distributor Walt Disney Home Video
Release date(s) May 18, 1997
May 18, 1999
Running time 75 min.
Language English
Gross revenue
Preceded by The Brave Little Toaster
Followed by The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
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The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue is a 1999/1997 direct-to-video special film released by Disney. It is the second movie of The Brave Little Toaster trilogy.


Rob McGroarty, the owner of the appliances, and whom they refer to as "the Master", is working in a laboratory where he tends to injured animals. While working on a thesis the computer crashes, thanks to a bunch of terrible computer viruses infecting Wittgenstein, an old TLW-728 supercomputer. The appliances, along with the rat Ratso who found Wittgenstein, then seek to help Rob by finding Wittgenstein to reverse the effects of his virus, hence recovering the master's thesis. Meanwhile, in a dual plot of the film, Mack, Rob's lab assistant, plots to sell the injured animals Rob had been tending, to a place called "Tartaras Laboratories", the same place that old-skinned Sebastian (--an old monkey, that Rob's tending for--) with his hand when he was just a baby. When the appliances find Wittgenstein, they discover him abandoned, all alone and run-down and broken in the basement. The miserable supercomputer reveals that he is living on one rare tube, named the "WFC 11-12-55". Radio has that kind of tube, which possibly means he is a computer, too. The appliances learn that unless they find a replacement quickly, Wittgenstein's tube will blow and lead to his apparent death. In an attempt to revive Wittgenstein to his superior state, Radio and Ratso go to the college's storage building to find the hard-to-find WFC 11-12-55 tube. When they come back with the last apparent tube for miles, Radio accidentally breaks the tube, and it seems that all hope is lost. Wittgenstein does his best with all his might, but he blows his tube with a big explosion and apparently dies, powering down. The appliances are then very grumpy at Radio, and he feels terrible. He then sacrifices his own tube which turns out to be the very rare tube they had been looking for, thus leaving himself as a lifeless appliance. Apparently the appliances replaced the tube in the nick of time; with the boosted power of the new tube, Wittgenstein wakes up, miraculously regenerates the other smashed tubes connected to himself and is completely revived as good as new. By the end of the film, the appliances restore Rob's thesis and stop Mack from selling the injured animals, Radio's tube is replaced with a new one (hence his revival) and all is well.


Other characters include Security Camera, Printer (never voiced), Lab Printer (never voiced), Lab Mouse (never voiced), Drive (never voiced),  Homebuilt Computer with her Twin Sisters, Basement T.V. (never voiced), Lab Phone (never voiced), Doorknob (never voiced), Lab Doorknob (never voiced), Basement (never voiced), the Padlocks (never voiced), Lampy's Cousin (never voiced), the Traffic Lamps (never voiced), the Street Single-lamps (never voiced), Globe Lamp (never voiced), Post Lamp (never voiced), Power Supply (never voiced), Phone (never voiced), Police Car (never voiced), Purple Sports Car (never voiced), Red Full-size Car (never voiced), (Animal) Transporter (never voiced) and the Viruses with their Leader; not to mention Maisie's Kittens, Murgetroid's Wife and Son (never voiced), the Black Rats (never voiced) and the Campus Student's Boyfriend.



Although this is the third and final movie released, it appears to be the second in plot sequence. This is indicated in The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars by the fact that the group is already familiar with Wittgenstein the supercomputer, and by the fact that he is referred to as "our old college buddy." Also, Rob proposes to his girlfriend in this movie, while in the second movie the two are married with a baby. This is because both the films were in production at the time, and Goes To Mars just happened to be finished first.


On the box art, Radio is shown with the other appliances during the chase scene at the end. In the actual movie, he is not with them during that scene. Also, Kirby is depicted on the cart rather than pulling it.


The movie got mixed reviews, but most fans say it's more enjoyable than The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars.

The brave little toaster logo

Films: The Brave Little Toaster | The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars | The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue

Appliances: Toaster | Blanky | Lampy | Radio | Kirby | Air Conditioner | T.V. | Hanging Lamp | Junkshop Appliances | Blender | Cutting-Edge Appliances | Plugsy | The Giant Magnet | Crusher | Junkyard Cars | Computer and Mouse | Wittgenstein | Lab Computer | Modem | Microwave | Faucet | Squirt | Fanny | Calculator | Hearing Aid | Supreme Commander | Wonder Luxe Appliances | Freezer | Mixer | Iron | Viking 1
Humans: Rob McGroarty | Chris McGroarty | Robbie McGroarty | Evil Clown | Elmo St. Peters | Zeke | Charlie | Mack McCro | Jim Bob
Animals: Quadruped | Ratso | Maisie | Alberto | Murgatroid | Sebastian | Dobermans
Other: Tinselina | The Missile | Viruses

Songs: April Showers | Tutti Frutti | City of Light | Mammy | It's a 'B' Movie | Cutting Edge | Worthless | Bread and Butter | I See a New You | Floating | Fight Right | Home Again | I'm Into Something Good | Remember That Day | Cocktails for Two | Super Highway | Chomp and Munch | Hang In There, Kid

Locations: Cottage | The Parts Shop | Ernie's Disposal | Rob and Chris's house | Mars | The Science Museum

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