The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue

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The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
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DVD cover
Directed byRobert C. Ramirez
Produced byDonald Kushner
Thomas L. Wilhite
John Bush
Kurt Albrecht (co-producer)
Willard Carroll (executive producer)
Peter Locke (executive producer)
Written byOriginal Brave Little Toaster characters:
Thomas M. Disch (book),
Jerry Rees and Joe Ranft (1987 film)
Willard Carroll
StarringDeanna Oliver
Tim Stack
Thurl Ravenscroft
Music byAlexander Janko (score),
William Finn and Ellen Fitzhugh (songs)
Distributed byWalt Disney Home Video
Release date
  • May 18, 1997 (1997-05-18) (UK)
  • May 18, 1999 (1999-05-18) (USA)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue, also known as The Brave Little Toaster Goes to School, is an American direct-to-video sequel to The Brave Little Toaster. Despite being released after The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, it is actually the second film in chronological order. A production of Hyperion Animation and The Kushner-Locke Company, it was released in 1997 in the United Kingdom by Walt Disney Home Video and Released in 1999 in United States. It was also released the same year in the United Kingdom and premiered on television on BBC Two. The film (along with Goes to Mars) is available for purchase and rental on the iTunes Store,[1] but the first film has yet to be released on iTunes.


Rob McGoarty, the owner of the appliances and whom they refer to as "The Master", is in his last days of college and is working at a veterinary clinic. One night, while finishing on a thesis, his computer accidentally crashes due to a terrible computer virus. The appliances along with a rat named Ratso seek to help Rob by finding and reversing the effects of his computer virus, hence recovering the master's thesis. Meanwhile, Mack, Rob's lab assistant, plots to sell the injured animals Rob had been tending to as part of his courses, to a place called "Tartaras Laboratories," the same facility that Sebastian, an old monkey, was sent to when he was just a baby. When the appliances discover an old TLW-728 prototype supercomputer named Wittgenstein abandoned, all alone, and run-down in the basement when transistor was invented. Due to being infected by a computer virus, the same one that affected Rob's dorm room computer and the one in the vet's clinic lab when Wittgenstein tried to contact them earlier, the miserable supercomputer reveals that he is living on one rare vacuum tube, the "WFC 11-12-55" (A reference to the producer and screenwriter, Willard F. Carroll, and his birthdate, November 12, 1955). 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, however, Radio and Ratso (after an argument with the tube) accidentally break it, and it seems that all hope is lost. Wittgenstein does his best with all his might, but the virus causes him to blow his remaining tube with an explosion and apparently "is a goner." Ratso then blames Radio, and guilt-ridden over condemning the animals to their doom at Tartarus Laboratories, Radio gives up his own tube which turns out to be the very rare tube they had been looking for, thus killing himself. Knowing that they were given a final chance to save the animals, the appliances replace the tube. With the boosted power of the new tube, Wittgenstein miraculously wakes up, and destroys the viruses within him, allowing him to be completely revived as good as new. With the appliances and Wittgenstein's help, they alerted Rob, the guard dogs, and the police. The appliances, Rob, and his girlfriend Chris (later referred to as "The Mistress"), stopped Mack from selling the injured animals and have him arrested. After discovering the appliances in the truck, they assume that Mac had also planned to sell Rob's stuff as well. Later, they discover Wittgenstein in the basement along with Radio. Chris would later replace Radio's tube with a new one she found in Nome, Alaska (hence his revival). Wittgenstein is sold to a museum and will be modernized with current technology. Wittgenstein had also restored Rob's thesis, to his delight. Rob proposes to Chris, and all is well.



  1. ^ "The Brave Little Toaster To The Rescue on iTunes". iTunes Store. 1999. Retrieved December 6, 2016.

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