|The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue|
|Directed by:||Robert C. Ramirez|
|Produced by:|| Donald Kushner|
Thomas L. Wilhite
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)
|Music by:|| Alexander Janko (score),|
William Finn and Ellen Fitzhugh (songs)
|Distributed by:||Walt Disney Home Video|
The Brave Little Toaster (2:) to the Rescue, a.k.a. The Brave Little Toaster Goes to School, is a 1999 direct-to-video special film released by Disney. It is the final movie of The Brave Little Toaster trilogy, though the story chronologically occurs between the previous two films.
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 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 mad 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 to 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.
- Deanna Oliver as Toaster
- Timothy Stack as Lampy
- Roger Kabler as Radio
- Eric Lloyd as Blanky
- Thurl Ravenscroft as Kirby
- Eddie Bracken as Sebastian
- Brian Doyle-Murray as Wittgenstein
- Chris Young as Rob McGroarty
- Laurel Green as Chris
- Alfre Woodard as Maisie
- Andy Milder as Ratso
- Andrew Daly as Murgatroid
- Eddie Deezen as Charlie
- Jay Mohr as Mack
- Danny Nucci as Alberto
- Kevin Meany as Computer
- Victoria Jackson as Mouse
- Eddie Deezen as Charlie
- Patti Edwards as Lab Computer
- Johnathan Benair as Jim Bob
- Ross Mapletoft as (Lab) Modem
- Marc Allen Lewis as the Security Guard
- Laurel Green as the Campus Student
Other characters include Security Surveillance Camera, (Lab) Case (never voiced), Lab Printer (never voiced), Lab Mouse (never voiced), Lab Printer (never voiced), (Lab) Router (never voiced), Office Modem (planned for the film, but never released), Office Router (planned for the film, but never released), (Lab) (Floppy) Disk Box (planned for the film, but never released), Office (Floppy) Disk Box (planned for the film, but never released), Proud with her Twin Sisters, Office Case (planned for the film, but never released), Lab T.V. (who was never voiced), Lab Telephone, Office Door, Lampy's Cousin, the Traffic Lights, the Street Lights, Globe Lamp, Power Supply, Security Telephone, Police Car, Purple Sports Car, Red Full-size Car, (Animal) Transporter and the Sparks with their Leader; not to mention Maisie's Kittens, Sebastian's Cousin, Murgetroid's Wife and Baby, the Dolbermans, and Ratso's Cousins. Air Conditioner, T.V., Blender, Hearing Aid, Calculator with his Brother, Fanny, Microwave, B.M., I.C., Camera, Camcorder, P.A.S., S.I.C., Compy, Clock, Wall Clock and Alarm Clock are possibly planned for the film, but never released; not even as cameos, except possibly Hanging Lamp. Apple (who just happens to be Computer's brother, because they both share the same design), Plugsy and any of the other Cutting-Edge Appliances, along with any of the Junkshop Appliances, were also planned for the film, but never released, epscially as cameos.
Although this is 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.
The movie got mixed reviews, but most fans say it's more enjoyable than The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars.