Adorable Vermin Carry The Olympic Torch

07.27.12 Marina Galperina

Sure, you can watch people running around with the Olympic Torch, that’s fine and good, or…you can watch this adorable live action/animation short from Amael Isnard and Leo Bridle, featuring various London critters relay a found cigarette butt to victory! Rats and squirrels and fish and such. Branches and trashy canals and parks ground and such. It is ever so cute. Shut up your cringing. Watch it.

At one poignant moment, we get real pigeon flight POV. A spirit of species togetherness. And in the finale, that horrible gigantic red Anish Kapoor “art” tower no one likes. Ah, realism.