A gopher finds himself on a road where trucks are hauling produce to market. He hits on the idea of shaking some of the produce loose for himself, but other animals always beat him to the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (additional story)

Star:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

A seemingly innocent tea party is transformed into mega technological mayhem when two imperious aristocrats compete for the affections of a lady.

Directors: Sean McNally, Francisco Ruiz-Velasco
Stars: Tom Kenny, Ashley Walsh, Chuck Wojthiewicz
Animation | Action | Adventure

Sonic and his friends team up to beat the evil Dr. Eggman.

Director: Jeff Fowler
Oktapodi (2007)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two Octopi fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village.

Directors: Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, and 4 more credits »
Rockfish (2003)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A peaceful fishing trip on a remote desert planet turns out to not to be so peaceful after all.

Director: Tim Miller
Stars: Greg Berg
In the Rough (2004)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Brog the caveman has a problem. His wife Oola doesn't want all his stuff in the cave, but Brog is not ready to part from his mysterious stone.

Director: Paul Taylor
Stars: Douglas Sept, Kirsten Severson
Atama-yama (2002)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A miserly man eats the pits of some cherries he can't stand throwing out. A tree starts growing from the top of his head. He cuts it off; it grows back. After a while, he gives up and lets ... See full summary »

Director: Koji Yamamura
Stars: Takeharu Kunimoto, Bruno Metzger
Das Rad (2003)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Apparently, rocks are having conversations all around us, but they talk very, very slowly...

Directors: Chris Stenner, Arvid Uibel, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Rainer Basedow, Michael Habeck
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.

Director: Anthony Lucas
Stars: Joel Edgerton, Helmut Bakaitis, Tommy Dysart
French Roast (2008)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a fancy Parisian Café, an uptight businessman discovers he forgot to bring his wallet and bides his time by ordering more coffee.

Director: Fabrice Joubert
Moya lyubov (2006)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In nineteenth-century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very different women.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov
Stars: Aleksandr Palamishev, Aleksandra Zhivova, Evgeniya Kryukova
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The animated illustration of a 14-year-old's interview with John Lennon in 1969.

Director: Josh Raskin
Stars: Jerry Levitan, John Lennon
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On a moonlit fall night, a priest races to the home of Mr. Moulin running a motorcycle off the road and arriving just in time to catch the old man as he falls from a chair on which he ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Tourneux
Stars: Frédéric Saurel, Bernard Jung, Clémence Cournac
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Edit

Storyline

A gopher finds himself on a road where trucks are hauling produce to market. He hits on the idea of shaking some of the produce loose for himself, but other animals always beat him to the booty. That is, until a truck comes along with a cow... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

truck | gopher | cow | vegetable | tomato | See All (23) »


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El topo hambriento  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Corny Fun!
29 January 2006 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

Gopher Broke was playing as part of the Sundance Film Festival this year. It is a great 3D animated short about a hungry gopher who tries to 'score' produce from passing-by farm trucks. Of course, his mishaps are what make the show funny. Gopher Broke was nominated for the 2005 animated short film Academy Award.

The animation is well-done and the gags come rapidly throughout the films 4 min. run time. My favorite joke involves a passing by cow. It's always fun to watch a good animated short. And while this may not be a classic like 'What's Opera Doc?', 'Gopher Broke' is a very entertaining toon. Hopefully, we'll see this scheming gopher again soon. Overall, a highly recommended animated short I voted an 8 for.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page