Pixar is known for its tendency to struck a chord with its older audience. Borrowed Time is no exception to the rule, the short animated movie being targeted at adult viewers. The animations that received numerous awards and critical acclaims will be available on Vimeo for a short period of time.
These Aren’t the First Tears Shed During a Pixar Film
Up jerked a tear from most of its older audience during the first scenes. To see the life of the old man, his incredible love story, and how he lost everything that brought him joy was more than just an intro to a cartoon that was meant to tell children that they should spend more time exploring and playing with their grandparents.
Pixar has slowly integrated sad, real, tangible emotions into its movies, teaching adults and children alike that no pure happiness comes without a sprinkle of sadness. Just remember the heart-wrenching scene from Inside Out when Bing Bong sacrificed himself to save Joy. Children were taught that sometimes you just have to let go of your imaginary friends, adults were reminded that joy could only be born from the ashes of sorrow.
Borrowed Times Is Much More Than Just an Animated Short
Now, Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj decided to create a short animated movie that englobes everything adults love about the film company. Incredibly detailed graphics were intertwined with a distressing tale of lost friends and overwhelming sorrow.
Just as we thought that the animation could not get any gloomier, the end surprises the viewers with a heartful, yet slightly predictable twist. It is a tale of wretched nostalgia with a dash of hope, sprinkled at the end, a way of telling viewers that sometimes, not only the devil lies in the details, angels may also lurk in unseen and unthought places.
The tale also tells that it is good to revisit the places where old, powerful memories were created. You never know what you might have missed when you were there in the first place.
Borrowed Time wants to be more than just an animated short movie, it is the perfect prequel to the first adult-themed Pixar movie. It is also the perfect means of telling people that animations are not just meant for the eyes of children, extraordinary tales being told in them.
If you have not got a chance to watch the tragic masterpiece of Coats and Hamou-Lhadj, you can check it out for free on Vimeo. However, keep in mind that the offer is limited.
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