Spike Jonze has directed a new animated short called Mourir Auprès de Toi, which translates as To Die by Your Side, and it is delightful. Books! Felt! Very good. Personally, I think the short would be even better if it followed in the grand tradition of re-translated titles. Much like how The Hangover 2 in France became Very Bad Trip 2 and the recent Anna Faris romantic comedy What’s Your Number? became Sex List, this video would be great if it was called, like, Skeleton Face Romance Drama or The Books Are Alive Now!. That being said, it is still very good and you should watch it after the jump. And then you should sit back and think about how weird it is that some people have normal lives and some people have very sad lives and then some people are fucking Spike Jonze.

BRAVO! BRAVO! LE COCA! ORANGINA! LE RESTAURANT! DISCOTHEQUE! FRENCH WORDS! (Via Vulture.)

Comments (15)
  1. I’m so glad Les Squelettes are still finding work.

  2. That was sweet, I can’t believe that was Soko.

  3. Was the lady doing a blowjob sign? Les L’OL!

  4. You know, that’s a bit forward of her. “Hey look at that skeleton guy. I’d certainly like to pick a bone with him, if you know what I mean…”

  5. “Faux et homosexuels” -Le YouTube

  6. This sentence is so appropriate both ways it can be read:

    And then you should sit back and think about how weird it is that some people have normal lives and some people have very sad lives and then some people are fucking Spike Jonze.

    1. With “fucking” as a verb (as in, thinking about the people who are having sex with Spike Jonze) and
    2. With “fucking” as an adjective further describing Spike Jonze.

  7. So… “To Die By Your Side”: a reference to the lyric in that song by The Smiths? What do you think? Guys?

  8. you guys the smiths are the greatest!

  9. Anyone else burst out laughing when the woman invited the skeleton into her bed and the giant Dracula head rolled its eyes?

  10. Coming soon to a theater near you: Murray Oppresses the Toy.

  11. As with most things, my favorite part was the skeleton sex.

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