Not your typical Pixar animation short, Borrowed Time by Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj is about a weathered Sheriff who returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. The animation, which has toured film festivals and is now available on Vimeo for a limited time, is about loss and mourning as well as an overwhelming sense of guilt the character shows from start to end. The film maintains that trademark Pixar style with expressive characters and attention to detail but more adult in feel.
A goal for us was to make something that kind of contested the notion of animation being a genre, and one for children specifically. 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.