That's not necessarily, so, though; I'd say Pixar's features have overall been somewhat 'timeless' .. as are (most of) Disney's.James wrote:But too many people define "timeless" as meaning "does not take place in the present".
The recent trend of including pop songs and seemingly-random pop-culture references (which are sometimes close to ten years 'out-of-date' even when the movie is released) is, IMO, unfortunate .. in that most of these films will fail to 'connect' with kids 20 or 30 years from now. But few studios today seem to think that far ahead; or even feel that they should.
Even so, this is not necessarily the 'kiss-of-death' .. after all, Looney Tunes (and other cartoon series of the classic Hollywood shorts era) are 'chock-full' of references to the pop-culture of their day; yet, many of them are still immensely entertaining.
And one of my favorite features from the early 1980's, Rock & Rule, is packed with rock songs by bands that were already several years 'out-of-fashion' in 1983. (even so, there's a distinct difference between my personally enjoying something like Rock & Rule, and placing it on an 'All Time Best' list).
In both cases, though .. there is much more to the cartoon's 'entertainment factor' than the pop-culture references, or the music. Not as much so, with some recent features (though, as in all things .. time will tell).