Illustration for article titled The Rat Race Gets a Literal Interpretation in This All-Too-Relatable Animated Short

Steve Cutts’ jaunty yet cutting short Happiness imagines the big-city rat race—literally embodied by rats. There’s a suffocatingly overcrowded subway, frenzied shoppers stampeding through a sale, and a traffic jam so apocalyptic that no amount of drink or drugs can make everything OK.


That doesn’t mean our heroic lead rodent won’t try, though. We support you, little dude! Hell, we are you. Pass over some of those happiness pills.


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