Toto is an American rock band that was formed in 1977. The group consists of Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams, John Pierce, Robert “Sput” Searight, Dominique “Xavier” Taplin, Warren Ham, and Steve Maggiora. The members of Toto have been praised for their high quality music, their intricate arrangements, and their powerful live performances. In addition to their impressive live shows, Toto is also a top choice for concertgoers as they have a diverse catalog of musical offerings.
Toto has become an icon in the Japanese culture, and his popularity has risen. Many Japanese homes have Toto toilets in their bathrooms, as well as in many high-end restaurants and businesses. Odo in New York and N/Naka in Los Angeles feature Toto toilets. SingleThread Farms, an organic farm in California, uses Toto toilets. The Toto brand has won numerous awards, including Best New Product and Design Award.
Aside from their songs, Toto also has an interesting history. Originally named Pepe, the king prawn is played by Pepe in the ABC telefilm The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz. The second Oz Kids episode is named Toto 2, and the same character appeared in an episode of VeggieTales. The Sci-Fi Channel’s Tin Man miniseries starred Toto as a shape-shifting human.
In the second book, The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, Toto was the only nonhuman character in the film. He never speaks in the first book, and the other animals eventually gain the ability to speak. Toto is the only member of the cast to recognize Mimics. The movie also featured a version of Toto as a shape-shifting human in the second film, The Lost Princess of Oz. Toto’s ability to shift shape also made him a popular choice for Hollywood movies.
Toto was reformed in the summer of 2010. The band went on a short European tour to benefit Mike Porcaro. Afterwards, Porcaro was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a condition that caused him to lose the ability to move. Currently, Porcaro is not an active member of Toto. He was a part of the band until he became ill in the summer of 2010 but has remained in the film.
In the first book of the film, Toto never speaks. Although other animals gain the ability to speak in the following books, Toto is the only one who stays speechless. In the second book, he does, but he is silent. In the third, his voice changes from a crocodile to a human. In addition to speaking, Toto is the first character to recognize Mimics in the movie.
In the second book, Toto is also featured in The Lego Movie. Toto and the other characters in the film are joined by Dorothy and her friends. The Toto character in the movie is voiced by Chris Cox. During the second installment, Toto is a major part of the plot. Besides the movies, Toto can be found in several other popular Japanese television series. In other adaptations, Toto will be seen in a new context in the sequel.