The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue

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The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue.jpg
DVD cover.
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
Starring Deanna Oliver
Tim Stack
Thurl Ravenscroft
Music by Alexander Janko (score),
William Finn and Ellen Fitzhugh (songs)
Distributed by Walt Disney Home Video
Release dates
  • May 18, 1997 (1997-05-18)
  • October 2, 1997 (1997-10-02) (VHS)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue is the first 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 States by Walt Disney Home Video. It was also released the same year in the United Kingdom and premiered on television on BBC Two, but there no DVD release. The film (along with Goes to Mars) is now available for purchase and rent on iTunes, but the first film has yet to be released.



Rob McGoarthy, the owner of the appliances and whom they refer to as "the master", is working in a veterinary clinic where he tends to injured animals. One night, while working on a thesis, his computer accidentally crashes caused by a terrible computer virus from an old TLW-728 supercomputer named Wittgenstein. The appliances, along with the rat Ratso who found Wittgenstein, then seek to help Rob by finding Wittgenstein to reverse the effects of his computer 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 Sebastian, an old monkey Rob is tending to, was sent to 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 due to be infected by a computer virus. The miserable supercomputer reveals that he is living on one rare tube, named the "WFC 11-12-55". 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 he blows his remaining tube with a big explosion and apparently "is a goner". Ratso then blames Radio, which causes Radio himself to give up his own tube which turns out to be the very rare tube they had been looking for, thus killing himself. Apparently, knowing that they were given a final chance to save the animals, 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 destroying the computer viruses within him 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), Wittgenstein is sold to a museum, Rob proposes to his girlfriend Chris, and all is well.


Despite being the third and final film released, it appears to be the second in plot sequence. This is mentioned in The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars by the fact that the group already knows the supercomputer Wittgenstein, 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 films were in production at the same time, and Goes to Mars was the first to be released.

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