Pixar released their latest short “Borrowed Time” last week and has already garnished 6.6 million views on Vimeo. We expect nothing less from the animating giant, but the subject of it’s latest feature did take us by surprise.
The story is about an old cowboy dealing with a traumatic event from his younger days and the guilt he’s had to endure throughout his life. Though the animation is everything you would come to expect from a Pixar short, but it’s not something you would show little Bobby or Suzy tonight before they go to bed.
“A goal for us was to make something that kind of contested the notion of animation being a genre, and one for children specifically,” animator Hamou-Lhadj told The Independent. “We really wanted to make something that was a little bit more adult in the thematic choices, and show that animation could be a medium to tell any sort of story.”
Though I don’t foresee a full length PG-13 release by Pixar around the corner, this short definitely opens the door for something to be made. Success is always associated with their films and based on “Borrowed Time”, their first attempt at creating a movie rated higher than PG will continue the trend.
Freddy X. Vasquez
When Freddy isn’t immersed in work or tech gadgets, he likes to watch movies or blog about his favorite American pastime – baseball.