This gem of an adventure, from a novel by Thomas M Disch, is essentially The Incredible Journey with five animated electrical appliances (toaster, lamp, vacuum-cleaner, electric blanket and portable radio) that are not so much live as alive! Abandoned by their 'master', a spotty kid who moves off with parents to the big city, the plucky quintet are left with no option but to up cables and set off into the wild blue yonder. A winning combination of inventive characters, amusing dialogue, excellent voice-overs, likeable tunes (courtesy of former Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks), and first-rate animation. Indeed, one of the most enchanting animated films since The Snowman. A volt from the blue.