Storm Weary? Watch the Cutest Tiny Animated Boat Weather the Elements

Nelson Boles's 'Little Boat' is an inspiring story of adventure and perseverance.

Nelson Boles's Little Boat is an inspiring story of adventure and perseverance starring a surprisingly expressive little dinghy. The short film went viral a while back, charming thousands of viewers and winning prizes at festivals, but it feels particularly relevant while the East Coast braces itself for the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. The protagonist serenely makes its way through jungles and war zones, getting battered and rebuilt in the process with the help of some exotic animal friends. The deceptively simple animation contains lots of surprises so make sure to watch it full screen with the sound -- half the story is in the audio. If you're hunkered down for the storm, stay dry! 

For more work by Nelson Boles, visit his Vimeo channel. 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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