New Pixar Short ‘Borrowed Time’ Is Not For Kids

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Pixar has a new short called Borrowed Time. Right up front, this 6 minute film is not for kids. It’s intense, emotional, sad, and—as SFist called it—lovely. Two of Pixar’s animators spent five years making it in their spare time, and according to a behind-the-scenes film, they made it specifically to dispel the idea that animation is strictly for kids. I’d love to know what you think about it.

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  1. CudaBoy

    As an old animation fan and part time artist I was never under any illusions that animation was for kids per sé. Uncle Walt didn’t make Snow White or Fantasia for kids and that’s way back in the 30’s. One need only view probably the saddest movie ever drawn – it will stick to you like sad moss for days – that being 1988 dubbed version of Graveyard of the Fireflies. If that piece of animation art doesn’t tear you apart, nothing will. Don’t say I didn’t warn you though – it is heart wrenching.

  2. geoduck

    I’ve not been under any illusion that animation is just for kids. There’s a lot at Anime and other work that’s very serious. This however is on another plane. This reminds me of Sam Peckinpah or Sergio Leone. A tortured soul full of regret. Flashbacks to an accident that changed his life. The haunted eyes.

    It’s Brilliant.

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