Jerry Rees (center) directing an ensemble, including Mindy Sterling (left) and Judy Toll (right), the voices of the two-faced sewing machine.
Judy Toll revels in playing her devious role.
Rees works with Wayne Kaatz (right) voice of the grown-up Master Rob.
Wayne Kaatz getting ready to fight for his beloved appliances.
Colette Savage, the voice of Krys, Master Rob's very proactive girlfriend.
Deanna Oliver, voice of the Toaster, expressing great concern –
– and great joy!
Tim Stack, the ever-optimistic voice of Lampy.
Jon Lovitz (left) and Jerry Rees discuss a scene.
Lovitz, the voice of Radio, keeps the fun going even between takes.
Jerry Rees provided uncredited voices for squirrels and a megaphone as well as singing all of Radio's final song tracks.
Joe Ranft recording his wonderful role as Elmo St. Peters, the eccentric owner of the ominous parts shop.
Joe making Elmo scream like a banshee!
(left to right) Thurl Ravenscroft spins another colorful tale for Jerry Rees and vocal coach Susie Allanson.
Thurl answers Jerry's questions about working with Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, and the Sons of the Pioneers.
Thurl and Jerry watch Susie prepare the charts for one of Vacuum's songs.
Thurl prepares to make the thunderous Vacuum sing while Jerry monitors.
(left to right) David Newman, Thurl Ravenscroft and Jerry Rees listen to playback of the song "City of Light". Thurl is pleased.
Production manager Chuck Richardson helps out with some uncredited voice work.
Production Manager Chuck Richardson (left) and Director Jerry Rees in the first offices for The Brave Little Toaster, in Hollywood California.
Animator Steve Moore (left), and storyboard artist Alex Mann making the best of the less than glamorous Hollywood Toaster offices.
Directing Animator Randy Cartwright, who was brave enough to leave Walt Disney Studios to join the Toaster adventure.
(left to right) Jerry Rees reviews a shot by Layout Artist/Animator Ann Telnaes, while Art Director Brian McEntee looks way cool.
Animator Chris Wall preparing a Lampy scene.
Layout artists James Beihold (left) and Kirk Hanson.
Layout artists Tim Hauser (left) and Kirk Hanson.
Layout artist John Norton working into the night.
Animators Kirk Wise (left) and Kevin Lima.
Kevin Lima and Ann Telnaes share laughs and brews at a party celebrating the end of Toaster's first phase of production.
Animator Tanya Wilson shows everyone how to "shotgun" a beer with proper form.
(left to right) Darrell Rooney, Ann Telnaes, Kirk wise, Alex Mann, Jerry Rees and Steve Moore in a final Hollywood celebration.
Steve Moore (left) and Rebecca Rees (right) are greeted by James Wang, founder of Cuckoo's Nest Animation Studio, Toaster's home overseas.
Directing Animator Rebecca Rees settles in for six months of Toaster production in Taiwan.
Head Translator Sanvy (left), and the talented Cuckoo's Nest animation staff who regularly attended classes taught by Rebecca Rees.
Rebecca Rees (second from left) with some of her class members.
Great vegetarian lunch with (from left) Joe Ranft, Sanvy, Steve Moore, Randy Cartwright, Brian McEntee, Jerry Rees and Chuck Richardson.
A typical Toaster day at Cuckoo's Nest.
Wu, one of our most talented Taiwanese character animators. He could really act on paper!
Directing Animator Joe Ranft, looking right at home in Taiwan.
Chuck Richardson and Brian McEntee stepping out of the studio for a break - very different from the alley back in Hollywood!