When the Day Breaks

1999, Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis

Posted by John Martz, December 01, 2020

The carefree joie-de-vivre of a trip to the market is disrupted when a chain of events leads to an unfortunate accident. It's a story of two paths meeting that is told with humour, depth, sensitivity, and a remarkable sense of realism, due in no small part to the rotoscoped style of animation. When the Day Breaks is one of my favourite animated shorts.