Pixar released their latest short “Borrowed Time” last week. Presently, the video has garnished 6.6 million views on Vimeo. We expect nothing less from the animating giant, but the subject did take us by surprise.
The story is about an old cowboy dealing with a traumatic event from his younger days. He has to live with the guilt he’s had to endure. Although the short is animated from Pixar, it’s not something you would show the kids.
“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 PG-13 release by Pixar, this short definitely opens the door for something to be made. Because 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