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Blanky is a yellow electric heating blanket that appears in the 1987 animated film The Brave Little Toaster and its sequels.

Personality[]

Blanky is overly sensitive and gets upset very easily. He loves snuggling up to the other appliances, as seen in the first movie, although they all initially reject him. Toaster eventually warms up to Blanky and they both become fast friends, as do Lampy and Radio. Even Kirby softens up near the end of the film and becomes good friends with Blanky and the other appliances in the film's sequels.

Relationships[]

Blanky forms a close friendship with Toaster near the middle of the first film when he was in danger. Lampy and Radio also start to like and respect Blanky as well. Kirby's feelings toward Blanky don't change much until near the end of the film, but he is kind and loyal to Blanky in the movie's sequels. Out of all the appliances, Blanky cares about the Master the most.

Appearances[]

The Brave Little Toaster[]

On a bright sunny morning in the Cottage that was the childhood home of Rob McGroarty "The Master", Blanky is awakened by Radio, who was dancing on top of him on the bed, while getting in a fight with Lampy the gooseneck lamp in the bedroom upstairs. After leaving the room to go downstairs, Blanky slides down the railing, and lands on top of Lampy and Radio, who are still fighting each other, covering them up. Then, Kirby the vacuum cleaner comes by, and accidentally vacuums up half of Blanky, finally ending the fight. Toaster comes to say good morning to everyone, which Blanky responds, and they get him unstuck from Kirby's mouth. After that, they all discuss what they should be doing, Kirby says chores, which Blanky was unsure about, but Toaster assured them it would be fun. However, Kirby says it's supposed to be work, not fun. And Blanky doesn't like working without the Master. So Toaster decides to play a game with only one rule: Don't stop until the house is clean.

Radio gets them started by playing the song "Tutti Frutti", and they all get to work. Blanky does things, like wiping dust off the walls, pulling spider webs out from behind the books, and rubbing dust off the windows too. After a while, Blanky stops working, and Toaster notices he is up to something, so they all stop dancing. Blanky says "A car," meaning he thinks the Master is coming back, so they all make a tower of tall things, like a stool, chest, etc for him to reach the attic, and look out the viewport. Toaster asks Blanky if he can see, Lampy asks if it's the Master, and Radio asks for any news. A car arrives and the Master comes out, enters the cottage, and is excited to see Blanky, as is he, but it all was only his imagination. So, he comes down from the attic, and starts crying. Then, he goes upstairs, and brings down the Master's framed photo from the bedroom.

Kirby, annoyed at Blanky's crying, comes up and tries to take the photo away from him, and the two engage in a tug-of-war. Toaster tells them to just put it way, but they still keep fighting, so the photo comes out of their grip, lands on the floor, and breaks with the glass all shattered and the frame half damaged. As they all stare at the photo in the broken frame, something starts blowing it. It was the Air Conditioner laughing at them for no reason. They all discuss with him about how they loved the Master, who never played with him because he's stuck in a wall. This makes the Air Conditioner really angry, that he explodes, becoming badly damaged. Upon noticing this, Blanky says "Poor Air Conditioner." Then, they hear a sound, which Blanky thinks is a car, but Kirby did not want to hear another word about cars. The sound comes closer, which makes them think maybe somebody is about to enter the cottage, so they all go to their places. But it wasn't what they thought, so they all look out the window and see a real estate agent putting up a "For Sale" sign outside.

Much to their surprise, they all think maybe the Master has abandoned him, and is never coming back, so Radio sings a sorrowful tune, and Blanky starts crying again, as does Lampy, but Toaster tells them to stop, and announces that they're going out to find him. Blanky questions if it's the city they're going to, which Toaster agrees. Then, they all wonder how they're going to get there. Toaster says if a dog can do it, they can do it, but Blanky adds in that a dog has legs, and Toaster tells him not to be a "wet blanket". When thinking about what to use as a mode of transportation, Lampy comes up with three unsuccessful ideas, and Radio's was to ride on Blanky like a magic carpet, so Toaster wore Blanky like a cape to see if he could fly, but he could not. Finally, Toaster comes up with a better solution: They ride on an office chair with wheels, pulled by Kirby. Needing a power source, they attach a car battery to the office chair, and Kirby plugs into it, all set and ready. Kirby asks Blanky if he's ready to go, and he is, as he keeps the Master's photo tucked within himself. Then, they open the front door, and leave the cottage.

When they enter the countryside, they seem lost when Toaster can't see the road anymore. Blanky doesn't think they're heading the right direction, but Radio says he can send his signal to the city so they know what direction to get there. The result is North by Northwest. Then, Lampy jumps down from the head rest of the office chair, and accidentally lands on Blanky, hurting him. The two argue about whether or not he did it, until Toaster tells them to stop fighting. Blanky asks Toaster if he meant they're not there yet, but Toaster happily answers that they have a long way to go. All afternoon, they sing "City of Light" to celebrate their excitement on finding their master. Their songs ends in the evening when they come up to a thick brush. They enter until they come to a clearing so they can stop and sleep for the night. Kirby suggests they spread out the blanket and have a picnic, but Blanky says he full of stickers, though they're actually leaves and thistles. Then, they all find their sleeping spots, except Blanky, who thinks he should sleep with one of them. First, he tries Lampy, but the lamp tells him to go find his own place to sleep. Then, he approaches Radio, but the Radio tells him not to cross the line of the circle he drew around himself, until Kirby tells them "good night." Finally, he cuddles up with Toaster, who tells him that because he's not the master and is trying to get some sleep, he should go snuggle somewhere else. At last, Blanky finally finds his own sleeping spot alone.

The next morning, they continue their journey, when Blanky gets caught on a couple of branches. He shouts at them to help and not leave him, so they come back and save him. Then, they hear birds chirping. They follow the sound, and finally find their way out of the thick brush, leading them to a meadow of various animals singing and making music with sounds. A bunch of mice cuddle with Blanky, tickling him, and making him giggle. Later that afternoon, the mice start pulling Blanky in their hole underground. Blanky calls for help, so Toaster tells the mice to leave Blanky alone, and pulls him out. Then, Blanky notices one of the mice chewing on the Master's photo, so he angrily grabs it and hits the mouse with it. Now all together again, the five appliances continue their journey, and all the animals say "Goodbye" to them. As they are about to enter deep dark woods, Blanky thinks there might be lions in there, and Radio adds in "Tigers and bears, "oh my!," but Lampy tells Blanky not to be a baby.

As night is falling, they try to find a place to sleep, and Lampy thinks maybe they could stay in a tree, but it has a spooky jack-o-lantern face, scaring them. So, Blanky hangs on a branch, shaped like a tent, and the others come underneath him for shelter. Toaster comforts Blanky, and then they all fall asleep. Later that night, a storm approaches, and Blanky is blown off the branch. Toaster tries to hold onto him for dear life, but the wind is too strong, so Blanky is blown away far above, and out of sight. The following morning, the others continue searching for Blanky, and they find him stuck in a tree. Kirby throws his cord above the branch, plugs it in the battery, and starts pulling himself up like a grappling hook. When he reaches Blanky, Blanky jumps on his face, and they fall to the ground safely. Continuing their journey, they exit the woods to a cliff at a waterfall. The waterfall makes Kirby dizzy, that he starts chewing on his cord. Toaster switches Kirby off and pushes him around to get him back to normal.

Then, Kirby wonders how they're going to get across the waterfall to the cliff on the other side. They all form a chain of themselves with their cords tied together. Kirby swings the chain across and Toaster makes it to the other side. But Toaster starts to feel dizzy by the waterfall, that he loses his grip on the chain, and they all come back to Kirby, falling in the river below. Kirby comes to the rescue in the river and they all make it to shore. But they seem lost in the forest as Radio is unable to pick up any signals. And because the office chair got lost in the river, they now have no mode of transportation, so they start moving along with their cords attached to one another. Kirby bumps into a root, falls in a mud puddle, and starts to sink. The others try pulling him out, but he is too heavy, so they start sinking in too, except Radio, who plays music as a rescue signal, which works.

They are all found by an overweight man named Elmo St. Peters, who loads them in his monster truck, and takes them to his PARTS store, where he disassembles appliances and sells their parts. There, they meet a Hanging Lamp and a bunch of other Junkshop Appliances. A customer named Zeke arrives and asks Elmo for a blender motor. The appliances watch in horror as Elmo takes apart the Blender and removes its motor. Then, Lampy asks them how to escape, which they all think is funny, so they sing a creepy song called "It's a 'B' Movie". After that, the same customer asks Elmo if he also has any radio tubes too, much to Radio's horror. They try hiding Radio from Elmo, but he finds him. To save Radio, they combine together to like a ghost to scare Elmo unconscious, and their plan works. After that, they escape in the baby carriage and head to the city to find their master.

Meanwhile, at the Master's apartment, the Master, all grown up now, is packing for college, and leaves with his girlfriend, Chris to go to the cabin to pick up the appliances, not knowing they're gone. When they enter the city, they look through a phone book for the Master's address, and the traffic light shows them how to get there. They arrive outside apartment room A113 and knock on the door, but nobody answers, as Blanky realizes that the Master's not home. They couldn't get in either, as the door was locked. So Radio knocks on the door again, taps on the others, and Plugsy the shaded lamp answers, but rushes back in to tell the other Cutting-Edge Appliances that it was the older appliances that the Master had been planing on taking to the college dorm instead of them, much to their jealousy. They let them in anyway.

After meeting the more modern appliances, they look at the Master's high school graduation photo, and notice that he's all grown up now. They wonder if he still needs them, but they are happily reunited with their old friend, T.V., who used to live at the cottage too. They ask the T.V. where the Master is, but before he could tell them that he went to the cottage, Plugsy changes the channel to Spanish, much to their annoyance. Then, all the Cutting-Edge appliances sing them a song called "Cutting Edge" to show how they're more modern than them. After that, they rudely knock them out the window into a dumpster. T.V. watches helplessly as the five friends get loaded in a truck headed to Ernie's Disposal, but that gives him an idea: When the Master gets back, he would make advertisements that it's the best place to find cheap appliances.

When the five appliances arrive at Ernie's Disposal, they watch in horror as a Giant Magnet picks up broken-down vehicles and drops them on a conveyor belt leading to the Crusher, and they all sing a song called "Worthless". After that, they get picked up by the Giant Magnet themselves, and Blanky accidentally drops the Master's childhood photo, but then, he catches sight of the Master himself below them, and they are all excited, as they decide he still needs them. They try to get his attention, but before he could find them, the Magnet picks them up again. Before jumping off the conveyor belt, Toaster whispers them to split up, which they all do. When noticing the Master approach them, they freeze, hoping he will find them this time, but his girlfriend calls him to come back. Then, they see a shadow, thinking it's him coming back for them, but it's actually the Magnet, and they make a run for it, but the Magnet, extremely angry, manages to catch them and everything around.

Once again on the conveyor belt, the Master finally finds them, except Toaster, but the Magnet stalks him and steals them, much to his anger. While trying to get them back, he lands on the conveyor belt, but is unable to escape, as he is stuck under a metal board. He calls Chris for help, but she can't find him. So Toaster, the only one who can save him, makes a sacrifice by jumping in the Crusher's gears. Now safe, the Master repairs Toaster, and loads them all in the trunk of the car, ready to head to college with Chris. At long last, they are so glad to have finally found their Master and look forward to more fun adventures with him.

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue[]

While in college, Rob takes Veterinary Class to become a veterinarian. At the animal lab, Radio looks out the window for the Master, and accidentally knocks down a plant. The other appliances ask him if he saw the Master, and he did. Lampy asks Radio to help him out the window, which he does, accidentally dropping him. Then Lampy rushes over to Rob's dorm to give him light for his college thesis on his Computer and Mouse. Back at the lab, all the animals are introduced: Alberto the dog, Maisie the cat and her kittens, Murgatroid the snake, Sebastian the monkey, and Ratso the rat. Then Radio starts playing music for their song "Remember That Day", while they clean the messy room, and each animal shares their backstory, except Ratso.

When night falls and everyone starts to sleep, Radio decides to play them a goodnight song, but it wakes them all up annoyingly instead, so they all throw clothes at him, but he sticks out his antenna from the pile, waves, and says "Nighty night." And Blanky keeps Sebastian warm. Then they all happily fall back to sleep. Later, that night, Blanky hears something outside, so Radio looks out the window, and notices that it's Lampy when he accidentally knocks down a plant on him. After they bring Lampy back in the lab, he tells them the bad news about the Master unable to finish his thesis on his computer back at the dorm. They decide to let Sebastian test the Lab Computer to see if she has the same problem. When Sebastian starts typing on the computer, she wakes up and invites her older computer friends to sing their song "Super Highway". After they leave, the lab computer starts getting a virus, so the others unplug her from the wall, and she is safe.

Meanwhile, Ratso mentions that there is something in the basement, which might be the cause of all the computer viruses, so he, Blanky, Radio, Toaster, and Lampy all go through the vent to see what it is. There, they find a malfunctioning TLW-728 computer named Wittgenstein, who has a bad computer virus, which is the causing all the power to go haywire. Radio says he is made of tubes, just like him, which is the problem. And they both have the same one: WFC-11-12-55, which is a rare, discontinued cathode tube. When they look inside Wittgenstein at all his tubes, which Radio calls Tube City, making him tingly inside, he asks Lampy to give him light, and is surprised to notice that the film is almost burned out in the main tube. So Ratso and Radio head over to the college campus supply storage to see if they can find another WFC-11-12-55 tube there..

Back at the basement, the others are excited to see that they found it. Ratso knocks the tube out of Radio's grip so he can put it on Wittgenstein, but Radio gets cross with him because he was the one who told Ratso that because he was the one who told him to look for the tube in the first place, he wanted to put the tube on Wittgenstein instead. Toaster tells Radio to stop, but the two get in a fight with each other on installing the tube, and it breaks. The others get mad at Radio for his terrible mistake and he regrets his actions, until all of a sudden, Wittgenstein gets a message that the animals are in danger with Mack McCro, who is planning on shipping them to Tartarus Laboratory. Wittgenstein does his best to stop that, but he blows up the last tube, and dies. Ratso blames Radio for it all, that he sadly walks away and hides behind boxes. Ratso then asks Radio if he has any bright ideas, so Radio, deciding there is no other option, sacrifices his own tube for them to put on Wittgenstein, leaving himself nonfunctional.

After mourning his sacrifice, Toaster installs the tube on Wittgenstein, reviving him good as new. Wittgenstein fixes all the power around the campus, and then the others come up with a rescue plan for the animals. The next day, after Rob completes his thesis, he, Chris, and Charlie go to the basement to find that Wittgenstein was the power source, and decide to move him to the Science Museum. Then, he finds Radio, and tells Chris that the WFC-11-12-55 tube is a rare cathode tube and impossible to find. Later, when he and Chris talk about all the animals getting new homes, except Ratso, who becomes their own pet, graduating college, marrying, and their new life ahead of him, he gives her a wedding ring. Then, he starts naming all the appliances they have, and is about to mention Radio, but just then, Chris has a gift for him too, which turns out to be a WFC-11-12-55 tube, that she searched for online and found in Nome, Alaska. He installs the tube in Radio and tests it, playing the song "I'm Into Something Good". Now functioning again, Toaster asks Radio how he feels, and he responds that he's getting cold feelings, which Blanky explains is because his tube came from Alaska. To celebrate their happy ending, they all sing a song called "Hang in There, Kid", and await their next adventure of their new life ahead.

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars[]

At the McGroartys' new house, Radio plays the song "Bread and Butter" to get everyone up and ready in the morning. Toaster likes the song and they all dance to it as Radio tells Blanky to turn up the volume. Ratso interrupts, but Kirby tells Radio to hit it, so he nearly finishes the song, until they get interrupted again by the Hearing Aid in the junk drawer, accompanied by the Calculator, who were both there when they moved in the house. Then, they look out the window to see the Master and Mistress, now married, come home with something all wrapped up, which Lampy thinks is a sausage, making Radio add in that it's one hungry sausage, until Toaster tells him that he was silly because it's not a sausage. To their surprise, it's a baby, whom Rob and Chris named "Robbie", although the appliances refer to him as "The Little Master". Blanky asks what factory he came from, but Ratso, calling Blanky a "dummy", tells him that babies don't come from factories.

When the Master and Mistress bring their newborn son inside, he starts crying because he's hungry, making them notice that he sounds just like the Master when he was little. But then, the Microwave rudely tells all five appliances that he is needed for usage instead of them because he is a hot one, just as Rob heats up Robbie's baby bottle inside him. Then they all wonder if the Little Master will like them as much as the Master did. As the days go by, he starts liking them after noticing that they're all alive and play with him, as he likes being covered by Blanky at night. One night, Hearing Aid sneaks out of the junk drawer quietly, but only Toaster wakes up and secretly follows him upstairs to the attic, wondering what he is up to.

The next day, Toaster explains to the others that Hearing Aid is up to something, and they must all stay up tonight and stop him. But of course, when night falls, they all fall asleep. Then, Hearing Aid sneaks out of the junk drawer again, and goes back upstairs to the attic, sending signals to outer space, trying to get in contact with someone, which wakes up Robbie, who wonders what's going on, and follows the sounds upstairs. Suddenly, Toaster wakes up, surprised to see that Hearing Aid snuck out of the junk drawer again, wakes up the others, and they all go up to stop him, until they notice the baby crawling up the stairs, but are too late to stop him, too. When they all finally make it to the attic, a tractor beam appears, which was supposed to take Hearing Aid, but it accidentally takes Robbie instead, disappearing up in the sky, much to their astonishment.

After accusing and blaming Hearing Aid for the loss of the Little Master, they connect green wires from him to Calculator to see where the Little Master has gone, and the result is Mars. After wondering how to get there, they use the computer to contact Wittgenstein for help. Radio tells him that they need travel arrangements, which turn out to be a laundry basket, ceiling fan, microwave oven, and microwave popcorn, so they set to work. Blanky asks Toaster if he's coming with them too, but Toaster says he should stay because it's too scary. However, Blanky insists that the Little Master needs him because he might be cold and need warmth.

With their flying machine all set up, they put the popcorn in the Microwave, it starts popping, Fanny starts spinning, and they all take off. As they're going up, they all wave goodbye to Ratso down below, who stayed to be safe from outer space, and to watch the baby monitor in the crib while the Master and Mistress are asleep. Blanky had snuck aboard because he knew it was going to be cold out there. Then, Calculator tells them to hold on to their tubes, bulbs, knobs, and wires as they're about to be boosted into hyperspace. While flying in outer space, they see nothing at first, but later, a bunch of balloons show up and sing their song "Floating" as some of them explain how they left Earth. After that, they start approaching Mars, which looks scary to them at first, but Blanky, thinking the popcorn is done, turns off Microwave, and they all start plummeting down on the planet fast, as they make a bumpy landing.

They are later welcomed by some satellites and Viking 1, accompanied by a Christmas Angel named Tinselina, who introduces them to the Wonder Luxe Appliances. Then, they notice a shark-like missile pointed up, which the Wonder Luxe appliances say is for the self-destruct of the planet Earth, much to their horror. Tinselina tells them the history and why they were sent to Mars. While looking for their Little Master, they ask where he is, and they say he is their prisoner. They find him in a bubble, and he is excited to see them. Blanky joins him in the bubble. Then, they are taken to the Supreme Commander, who appears to be a giant refrigerator. The Supreme Commander welcomes them and tells them to enter a campaign with him, but they tell him that they came to Mars for their Little Master, not to join him. Toaster volunteers to enter the campaign, wins, and becomes the new Supreme Commander.

Meanwhile, they are told that the Ex-Supreme Commander has invited them to come inside him. The door opens and out comes a ramp, turning into an escalator. As Toaster gets on it, he invites the others to join him, but they feel unsure about it at first, however Toaster assures them it's safe, so they all get on. When they all make it to the top, inside is an ocean, and Radio spots an ice tray on the shore, which they all board on like a boat. They arrive at on island with an icy mountain, which they all climb up, and the top is another refrigerator. Then, they hear a voice inside it that welcomes them, which Radio tells the Hearing Aid sounds a lot like his. The door opens and reveals who the Ex-Supreme Commander really was inside: the Hearing Aid's long-lost brother. The two are happily reunited and he explains to them that the human touch of the baby's hand was what made him change his mind about hating humans and destroying Earth.

Before heading back to Earth, Tinselina and the Hearing Aid's brother decide to join them. They all board their laundry basket, load another batch of popcorn in the Microwave, and take off, saying goodbye to Viking 1 and all the Wonder Luxe appliances. All of a sudden, the Hearing Aid's brother noticed that he forgot to deactivate the missile that was sent to destroy Earth as it was getting ready to launch, and only he knows the abort code. Knowing Earth must be saved immediately, Toaster jumps off the laundry basket, rushes him over to the missile's launching station, and he successfully deactivates it. The others cheer, but since they don't have enough popcorn for another ignition sequence, they can't go back down and save Toaster along with Hearing Aid's brother, so they all form a chain, and their rescue plan succeeds. Afterwards, Tinselina gives up her real human hair and goose-feathered petticoat to put in the Microwave, as they are organic, which makes Fanny spins faster, and they are all headed home.

On the way, Toaster sings a song called "Home Again", and they all daydream of all their usages of the Master and Mistress, to which Blanky's is covering up Rob and Chris on a cold winter night. When they all land back on Earth, Radio uses his antenna to pop Robbie's bubble, setting him free. But since it's morning, they all hurry back in the house to their places, and send Robbie, who had learned to walk, up to his parents. The next day, it's Christmas, and before opening presents Robbie says his first word: "Toaster" to his parents, and brings all five appliances in the room, much to their surprise, and they say: "Like father, like son." Then, the Christmas tree is all lit up, with Tinselina, now a new Christmas Angel on the top, which Robbie says is "Pretty." And they all live happily ever after.

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Trivia[]

  • Blanky is voiced by a woman in most foreign dubs, including French, Polish, Brazilian (second and third dub), Italian, Czech, Finnish, and Japanese. He is also voiced by a man in the Hungarian, Brazilian (first dub), and Serbian dubs.
  • Blanky's weak, cowardly, emotional personality contrasts Toaster's strong, brave, tough personality.
  • There is a cameo of Blanky and friends in the series The Oz Kids in the episode "Christmas in Oz".
  • In the original sketches, Blanky didn't have his knob-like nose.
  • Blanky becomes a little less of a coward in the film's sequels, while still keeping his snuggly emotional personality.
  • Timothy E. Day was replaced by Eric Lloyd as the voice of Blanky in the sequels, due to his voice getting deeper as he grew older.


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Media
The Brave Little Toaster (video) • The Brave Little Toaster to the RescueThe Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
Characters
Appliances: ToasterBlankyLampyRadioKirbyAir ConditionerT.V.Hanging LampJunkshop AppliancesBlenderCutting-Edge AppliancesPlugsyGiant MagnetCrusherJunkyard CarsComputer and MouseWittgensteinLab ComputerModemMicrowaveFaucetSquirtFannyCalculatorHearing AidViking 1Wonder Luxe AppliancesSupreme Commander

Humans: Rob McGroartyChris McGroartyRobbie McGroartyEvil ClownElmo St. PetersZekeCharlieMack McCroJim BobAlbert Einstein
Animals: QuadrupedRatsoMaisieAlbertoMurgatroidSebastianDobermans
Other: TinselinaThe MissileViruses
Deleted: Ernie

Songs
April ShowersTutti FruttiCity of LightMy MammyIt's a 'B' MovieCutting EdgeWorthlessI'm Into Something GoodRemember That DayCocktails for TwoSuper HighwayChomp and MunchHang in There, KidBread and ButterI See a New YouFloatingHumansHome Again
Locations
CaliforniaCottageErnie's DisposalMarsWashington
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