In the real word, when you toss litter on the sidewalk it either washes into the sewers system or gets picked up by a more evolved human. But the folks who made these clever CGI flicks don't live in the real world: They imagine a universe where tiny vehicles dispose of street trash, sometimes (in the case of a torpedo-launching submarine) with extreme prejudice.
Made by the creative team at Rushes, "Tiny Worlds" presents three short machine-on-litter stories from an imagined, ankle-high London. There's that submarine battling a tossed-out cigarette (it's yellow, of course), as well as a logging truck collecting burnt matches and a bulldozer battling a stubborn deposit of chewed gum. Though fantastical, given the rapid-pace development of drones and nanotech one could easily see some kind of litter-zapping robots patrolling the sidewalks of the future – maybe a less evil version of those creepy spiders from Minority Report?
The London arts scene seems to be enjoying a brief flirtation with miniature creations. Before "Tiny Worlds" there was "Roy's People," a project to seed the city with wee humans doing stuff like getting killed by a mousetrap and, again, messing with nicotine-stained butts.