Who is Toto?
Toto, stylized as TOTO, is a Japanese bathroom brand founded in 1917. The company is best known for the Washlet toilet. The company is based in Kitakyushu, Japan, and has manufacturing facilities in nine different countries. Currently, the company produces more than 2,000 different toilets. The brand’s products can be found in households all around the world. Toto aims to make the bathroom experience as pleasant as possible for its customers.
Toto first appeared in The Wizard of Oz, and then in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Toto, a lovable dog, is seen traveling with Dorothy and her friends. Toto also appears in the fictional Systar System as a resident of Harmony Town. Toto also appears in NBC’s TV show, Emerald City, in which she lives with Dot and Neddie. In VeggieTales, Toto is replaced by Tutu. In the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries Tin Man, Toto appears as a human shape-shifting creature. In the film, Toto is voiced by Blu Mankuma.
Although Baum did not specify the breed of Toto, his autobiography suggests that he was black, with long silky hair and small, dark-blue eyes. Today, many people believe that Toto was a Yorkshire Terrier. This is because of the popular Yorkshire Terrier breed at the time. In later books, however, Toto is a Boston terrier, and his look is similar to that of the terrier breed.
In summer 2010, Toto reunited for a short European tour. This was in support of Mike Porcaro, who had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and is no longer an active member of the band. Toto’s new lineup includes the classic songs from the film and several modern versions of the original music. This is the second reunion of the band since they disbanded in 2009. Inkheart was the first to revive Toto in the 90s.
In the ABC telefilm The Muppets’ version of the Wizard of Oz, Toto is played by Pepe the King Prawn. In the 1996 animated series Oz Kids, Toto is portrayed as a female, who is replaced by Tutu in the episode “The Wonderful Wizard of Has”. Toto has also appeared as a shape-shifting human in the Sci-Fi Channel’s miniseries Tin Man.
Toto has been active for over thirty years, but the band only recently reformed for a short European tour in summer 2010. In this tour, the group raised money for Mike Porcaro’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Despite his health issues, Toto’s reformed version of the classic film still retains his classic sound. But the band has been inactive for over a decade. Toto’s next tour was in May 2012.
The Toto brand was founded in 1917 and gained worldwide fame in the late 1970s and the early 1980s. While it’s easy to see the appeal of the brand, it’s hard to find a home without a Toto washlet. Nonetheless, it’s a great addition to any home. In fact, it’s not surprising that the Japanese would choose Toto washlets over other toilets. They’re not afraid to tell visitors that they have a toilet that looks like a piece of art.