The Brave Little Toaster Remake
Remember those silly daydreams you used to have as a kid, that your stuffed animals could awake once you left the room, or that your fridge was really alive and eating your food? Well, before Toy Story came along, this childhood fantasy resulted in the story of The Brave Little Toaster. Known as one of the most depressing Disney films, complete with suicidal cars and demon clown nightmare fuel, this eventually uplifting bit of nostalgia fought its way into our childhoods 25 years ago.
So after years in the Disney vault, Toaster is getting the 2012 treatment. The franchise is set for a reboot featuring live-action & CGI, although there is no word on whether or not the 3D will be used to reach out from the screen and rip out more of your childhood memories.
Waterman Entertainment, the producers of the recent Alvin and the Chipmunks movie trilogy, are set to take the helm of this project. Nothing has been released about whether the script will get an update, but don’t be surprised if a street-smart iPad with a heart of gold comes bouncing into a theater near you.
Back in 1987, The Brave Little Toaster pioneered the transition from hand-drawn animation to 2D animations with 3D backgrounds.It was considered too ambitious for even Disney at the time, and was shelved, being delayed for years. The expenses that went into Brave Little Toaster got high enough to see to the firing original director John Lasseter. But had it not been for the movie’s ambition, Lasseter may never have gone on to co-found Pixar Studios, and Pixar would never grow into what it is today.
So what do you think Cinedork readers? Are you excited to see the Toaster work its way into a whole new generation of children’s imaginations, or are you more worried about your precious nostalgic memories becoming tainted? Let us know in the Comments section below!