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Jerry Rees (center) directing an ensemble, including Mindy Sterling (left) and Judy Toll (right), the voices of the two-faced sewing machine.

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Judy Toll revels in playing her devious role.

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Rees works with Wayne Kaatz (right) voice of the grown-up Master Rob.

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Wayne Kaatz getting ready to fight for his beloved appliances.

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Colette Savage, the voice of Krys, Master Rob's very proactive girlfriend.

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Deanna Oliver, voice of the Toaster, expressing great concern –

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– and great joy!

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Tim Stack, the ever-optimistic voice of Lampy.

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Jon Lovitz (left) and Jerry Rees discuss a scene.

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Lovitz, the voice of Radio, keeps the fun going even between takes.

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Timothy E. Day the voice of Blanky, listens carefully as the director answers a question. Timothy earned the name "one take Timmy", because after asking a few questions about his character's motivation, he'd often nail the performance in a single take.
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Jerry Rees provided uncredited voices for squirrels and a megaphone as well as singing all of Radio's final song tracks.

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Joe Ranft recording his wonderful role as Elmo St. Peters, the eccentric owner of the ominous parts shop.

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Joe making Elmo scream like a banshee!

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Composer David Newman (left) and Director Jerry Rees (right) listen to one of many great stories from the renowned singer and voice-over artist Thurl Ravenscroft, who provided the powerful voice of Vacuum.
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(left to right) Thurl Ravenscroft spins another colorful tale for Jerry Rees and vocal coach Susie Allanson.

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Thurl answers Jerry's questions about working with Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, and the Sons of the Pioneers.

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Thurl and Jerry watch Susie prepare the charts for one of Vacuum's songs.

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Thurl prepares to make the thunderous Vacuum sing while Jerry monitors.

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(left to right) David Newman, Thurl Ravenscroft and Jerry Rees listen to playback of the song "City of Light". Thurl is pleased.

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Production manager Chuck Richardson helps out with some uncredited voice work.

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Production Manager Chuck Richardson (left) and Director Jerry Rees in the first offices for The Brave Little Toaster, in Hollywood California.

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Animator Steve Moore (left), and storyboard artist Alex Mann making the best of the less than glamorous Hollywood Toaster offices.

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Directing Animator Randy Cartwright, who was brave enough to leave Walt Disney Studios to join the Toaster adventure.

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(left to right) Jerry Rees reviews a shot by Layout Artist/Animator Ann Telnaes, while Art Director Brian McEntee looks way cool.

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Animator Chris Wall preparing a Lampy scene.

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Layout artists James Beihold (left) and Kirk Hanson.

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Layout artists Tim Hauser (left) and Kirk Hanson.

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Layout artist John Norton working into the night.

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Animators Kirk Wise (left) and Kevin Lima.

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Kevin Lima and Ann Telnaes share laughs and brews at a party celebrating the end of Toaster's first phase of production.

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Animator Tanya Wilson shows everyone how to "shotgun" a beer with proper form.

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(left to right) Darrell Rooney, Ann Telnaes, Kirk wise, Alex Mann, Jerry Rees and Steve Moore in a final Hollywood celebration.

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Steve Moore (left) and Rebecca Rees (right) are greeted by James Wang, founder of Cuckoo's Nest Animation Studio, Toaster's home overseas.

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Directing Animator Rebecca Rees settles in for six months of Toaster production in Taiwan.

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Head Translator Sanvy (left), and the talented Cuckoo's Nest animation staff who regularly attended classes taught by Rebecca Rees.

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Rebecca Rees (second from left) with some of her class members.

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Great vegetarian lunch with (from left) Joe Ranft, Sanvy, Steve Moore, Randy Cartwright, Brian McEntee, Jerry Rees and Chuck Richardson.

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A typical Toaster day at Cuckoo's Nest.

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Wu, one of our most talented Taiwanese character animators. He could really act on paper!

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Directing Animator Joe Ranft, looking right at home in Taiwan.

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Chuck Richardson and Brian McEntee stepping out of the studio for a break - very different from the alley back in Hollywood!

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