Indian movie lovers will get an exclusive chance to see the much talked about ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’ short, as it will be specially screened at MAMI this Saturday at 2pm. The makers will be screening the short exclusively at the festival, whereas globally audiences can see the short only when ‘The Good Dinosaur’ releases.
The short will be attached to Disney’s Pixar 3D animation film, The Good Dinosaur, releasing on December 4, 2015 in India.
In “Sanjay’s Super Team,” the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions. Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice. Tedium and reluctance quickly turn into an awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on a journey he never imagined, returning with a new perspective that they can both embrace. Directed by Sanjay Patel and produced by Nicole Paradis Grindle, Sanjay’s Super Team opens in theaters on November 25, 2015, in front of Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur.
About Sanjay Patel
SANJAY PATEL (Director) joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1996 an animator on A Bug’s Life. Since then he has animated on many of Pixar’s feature films, including Toy Story 2, Monster’s Inc., The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Cars, Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. In addition to animating, Patel also storyboarded extensively for Monster’s Inc., The Incredibles and Toy Story 2. For the Cars Toons Mater’s Tall Tales, Patel stepped up to act as animation supervisor on many of the shorts in the series.
Growing up in San Bernardino, California, in a Gujarati family, Patel’s earliest artistic influences stemmed from two very different worlds: comic books and Saturday morning cartoons, and the Hindu gods and spiritual culture that came to define his upbringing. After pursuing his artistic interests at the Cleveland Institute for the Arts, Cal-Arts and Pixar, Patel eventually turned his attention back to his roots, creating art, graphic novels and picture books that re-envisioned Hindu mythology in a modern, pop-culture way.
Sanjay’s Super Team is Patel’s personal story and a “mostly true” chronicle of his journey to understand the Hindu world so important to his parents. Patel resides in Oakland with his fiancé and their son.