MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,531 this week

When the Day Breaks (1999)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 561 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

A rooster has his last biscuit for breakfast and goes grocery shopping. A pig prepares her breakfast (potato peelings, with the potatoes thrown in the trash) and discovers she needs more ... See full summary »

Writer:

(concept)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 141 titles
created 18 Oct 2010
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 3821 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 317 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: When the Day Breaks (1999)

When the Day Breaks (1999) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of When the Day Breaks.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov
Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Yôji Matsuda
More (1998)
Sci-Fi | Short | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A worker in a factory learns a lesson about life. When is enough?

Director: Mark Osborne
Feral (2012)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.

Director: Daniel Sousa
Stars: Elsie McKendry, Brett Tobasky
The Street (1976)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This film deals with a Jewish family in Montreal, Canada as they care for a dying grandmother and the young boy who is impatient to get the room he was promised as soon as she kicks the ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Leaf
Stars: Mort Ransen, Sarah Dwight, John Hood
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left), all the applicants seem weird. Then along comes a level... See full summary »

Director: Barbet Schroeder
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Roger and Doris are a childless couple who get more than they bargained for when a strange child appears at their door one day.

Director: Cordell Barker
Stars: Cordell Barker, Jennifer Torrance, Jackson Barker
Humdrum (1999)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two very bored shadowy characters try to think of something to do--and end up playing "Shadow Puppets."

Director: Peter Peake
Stars: Moray Hunter, Jack Docherty
Guard Dog (2004)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels... what are they afraid of? This film answers that eternal question.

Director: Bill Plympton
Short | Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Europe; the plague years. A wigmaker, locked in his shop, observes the events and writes about them in his journal. Mostly, we see shrouded bodies, and a young girl who lives in the tavern ... See full summary »

Director: Steffen Schäffler
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Alice Fairhall, Roger Law
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The evolution of humanity, through countless eons.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt
Stars: Don Hertzfeldt, Jennifer Nyholm, Sara Cushman
Rejected (2000)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator's failing grip on sanity.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt
Stars: Robert May, Jennifer Nyholm, Don Hertzfeldt
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A musical exploration of the world and all the creatures in it.

Director: Georges Schwizgebel
Edit

Storyline

A rooster has his last biscuit for breakfast and goes grocery shopping. A pig prepares her breakfast (potato peelings, with the potatoes thrown in the trash) and discovers she needs more milk. Their paths cross, a lemon falls into the sewer, and both lives are changed. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Animation | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuando el día se rompe  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Animated Century (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Long Ten Minutes
8 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This turned into a long 10 minutes. At first, like a lot of animated films in the past dozen years, the unique artwork will grab your attention. But once the style sets in, and you get used to it, it's nice to have a good story to go with it. Here, the story will a little too slow and not as involving as it should have been. There is emotion attached to it, which is good, but I just couldn't get into it.

We see a pig making breakfast in his apartment. Somewhere else in the city, a rooster is doing the same. Both wind up at a grocery getting an item they need. They literally run into each other,and events lead to one of them being hit by a car, and the other one feeling guilty over it, blaming him (her) self.

Sound kind of blah? It is.


6 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss When the Day Breaks (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page