Gopher Broke (2004 film)

Gopher Broke is a 2004 computer-animated short film written and directed by Jeff Fowler and executive produced by Tim Miller at Blur Studio.[2] The film is about a hungry gopher who hatches a clever plan to get a quick snack, but discovers that even the best laid plans can go udderly awry.

Gopher Broke
Release poster
Directed byJeff Fowler
Produced byAl Shier
Written byJeff Fowler
StarringGreg Berg[1]
Music by
  • Rob Cairns
  • Tony Morales
Release date
  • September¬†30,¬†2004¬†(2004-09-30)
Running time
4 minutes
CountryUnited States


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 punch. That is, until a truck comes along with a cow...


The film was nominated for the 2004 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.[3][4][5]

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