The rat fights for survival in the New York City subway.

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A city rat pursues a nearly empty bag of cheese snacks that's drifting in the breeze. His journey takes him through a vent into a highly mechanized rat lab, where one particular white female gets his attention. The attraction seems mutual. Now, is there any way out? Bar codes and coincidence figure in the resolution. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The mesmerizing ballet of a discarded food wrapper leads a New York subway rat into an adventure of love and loss.

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Cute and very well made. I enjoyed it and hope to see more from them.
7 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short was a pleasant surprise. What a great plot - very original. Who would have thought to make a short love film with rats. They are so misunderstood. I love fancy rats as pets and this short showed that these people know their "rat movements" and how they react to one another and that rats can love too. They looked very realistic like I could just reach out and pet one. They made their fur look soft. The city scape was very realistic and I found myself holding my breath when the little one fell into the science lab. The film movement was fluid and not jerky. The animation was very clean and had just enough shading to make everything look real. I hope to see more animations from them in the near future. Who knew bar codes could mean trouble in the end.


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