Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film Borrowed Time over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as a classic Western but then makes a pretty heavy turn and becomes a story about forgiveness. It really is a story made for adults.
Hamou-Lhadj worked as a character artist on Pixar movies such as Wall-E and Toy Story 3, while Coats worked on Brave and The Good Dinosaur. They made this short in their spare time at Pixar. Here’s a bit about the story:
A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.
Not only is the story moving, the animation is stunning too.