Pixar is globally famous for attracting the younger audience with their ever so entertaining animation films such as Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo and Inside Out. You can watch Pixar movies over and over, and each minute of it is going to be entertaining.
This time around, Pixar has outdone itself and proved that it has the potential to, not only move the youngsters but also adults. Within a 6:44 minutes of short film, two animators from Pixar, Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj have narrated a devastating tale of a man who has lived his entire life in regret and guilt. This short movie was perhaps, the darkest story ever told by Pixar.
The entire movie is a tradition between an old sheriff’s present, gloomy life and the flashbacks of his past. He is shown to be on a deserted, country side, mountain cliff, regretting his actions as a boy, before he decides to take a leap and put and end to his life. A heart-felt tale about a boy and his father, and all the things that went wrong.
The creators of the short film convey that, they created the movie to change the perspective of their audience that animation is a genre only reserved for children. Lou expressed that “we also wanted to make something that was a little bit more adult”, whereas, Andrew felt that this was the right time to do so, since there are no risks involved in creating short films and many stories can be told through the same.
Borrowed Time has taken the audience by surprise and left many in tears. Here is how social media reacted to this experiment by Pixar:
— Jack-O-Mithzantern (@MithzanMax) October 19, 2016
;-; That borrowed time short made by Pixar is amazing.
— Binnyboo (@binoftrash1) October 19, 2016
This Pixar animator’s short…. so many feels.. https://t.co/T3hGByrL6o
— Loco @ PAWcon (@LoboLoc0) October 19, 2016
This is 6mins of beautiful storytelling.. It’s the darkest piece I’ve seen from Pixar.
Watch it while you can https://t.co/RhNbcSl2UN
— Jim Sheridan (@Jim_Sheridan) October 18, 2016