Who’s ready to get nostalgic? While kids today have Toy Story and Finding Nemo to bring back childhood memories, kids from the late ’80s and early ’90s may remember a treasured childhood film called The Brave Little Toaster. I used to have the VHS as a child (that’s right kids, VHS), and remember watching over and over again until I wore out the tape. Even after 25 years, the film is immensely popular and remains in the list of top 100 best selling DVD for kids and family on Amazon. For those of you unfortunate enough not to be familiar with The Brave Little Toaster, it has a very simple premise: A toaster, a blanket, a lamp, a radio, and a vacuum cleaner journey to the city to find their master after being abandoned in their cabin in the woods. Check out the original 1987 trailer below.
The Brave Little Toaster, based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Thomas M. Disch, originally starred Deanna Oliver as Toaster, Timothy E. Day as Blanky, Tim Stack as Lampy, Jon Lovitz as Radio, Thurl Ravenscroft as Kirby the vacuum, and Wayne Kaatz as Rob (“The Master”).
Waterman Entertainment, the co-executive producers of Casper, Stuart Little, and the Alvin and the Chipmunks live-action/CGI franchise, has acquired the rights to The Brave Little Toaster and has begun pre-production on a live-action/CGI remake. Waterman Entertainment plans to update the film by using more modern devices that weren’t around in the ’80s, such as iPhones (which one of the Toaster’s companions will be replaced is anyone’s guess). Hopefully Waterman Entertainment won’t spit on our childhood the way Michael Bay did with his Transformers franchise.
What Do You Think?
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