Saturday morning cartoon: "When the Day Breaks"

Pour your morning coffee and enjoy When the Day Breaks, an awesomely cool short from Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis.
"It's morning in the city and Ruby sings as she blithely fixes her breakfast. All is right with the world until she goes to buy milk and collides, head-on, with the aftermath of an accident: a stray lemon, a can of soup, a crumpled hat.

And more. Ruby sees both the physical and the intangible facets of a lifetime strewn out like the groceries scattered on the pavement. Thoughts and memories mingle with cells and bones and broken biscuits. Amid the sobering chaos of this stranger's death, Ruby is witness to all the pieces that composed his life...

When the Day Breaks illuminates life's most ordinary aspects -- a toaster, a lemon, a trip to the store -- and endows them with a visceral power. Co-directors Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis use pencil and paint on photocopies to achieve a textured look suggestive of a lithograph or a flickering newsreel. With deft humor and finely rendered detail, When the Day Breaks evokes the promise and fragility of a new day, hinting that these moments are what will some day form our memories; that the everyday is what defines us and connects us."


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