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The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars

By Michael Scheinfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet sequel will amuse kids; less intense than original.

Movie NR 1998 72 minutes
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age 5+

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age 3+

Excrutiating for Parents

My wife and I spent this entire movie giving each other looks to say "please be done soon!" Weird, random, nonsensical songs and plot elements (not the entertaining kind of nonsensical) make this extremely confusing for parents and kids alike. Oh, and I'm pretty sure the "bad guy" indicated that he was bad because of living with Nazis. For real.

Is It Any Good?

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Though visually similar (if less accomplished), this sequel is aimed more directly at children than was its big-screen predecessor. The original Brave Little Toaster contained intellectual, emotional, and symbolic elements designed for older viewers as well. The story of this movie, based on a novella by sci-fi author Thomas M. Disch, contains aspects that point to historical and political satire (including a subplot involving Albert Einstein and a capitalism-vs.-socialism subtext), but everything has been simplified and homogenized for kiddie consumption.

This is a straight cartoon for kids, and on that level, it's perfectly pleasant. There is something intrinsically amusing about seeing household appliances come to life, and the original appliance characters are as cute as ever. New characters add to the fun, and the celebrity voice cast includes Wayne Knight, Carol Channing, Alan King, DeForest Kelley, and Farrah Fawcett as -- what else -- a talking faucet.

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