Pixar Releases First Clip From SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM Animated Short
This clip gives us our first look at Pixar's latest short film project called Sanjay's Super Team. The story centers on a young Hindu boy who loves superheroes and cartoons and is more interested in them than he is the religious practices of his family.
The short was directed by Pixar Animation Studios artist Sanjay Patel, and it's inspired by his own experiences growing up. The story leads to a combination of Sanjay's love for superheroes and religion when he begins to envision the Hindu gods Hanuman, Durga, and Vishnu as a superhero team. Here's an official description for the short:
The seven-minute short begins with young Sanjay watching cartoons and eating cereal in a bland, beige room as his father jingles a bell, beckoning him to join in meditation. Reluctant and bored by the ceremony, Sanjay begins daydreaming a kind of ancient, Hindu version of “The Avengers,” with the gods appearing like superheroes. As the daydream progresses, the color, light and animation of the film grows increasingly dazzling and cosmic, and Sanjay grows closer to understanding his father’s inner world.
The short is fantastic. I got to see it earlier this year at D23, and what you see in this clip is just a little tease. It's set to screen with The Good Dinosaur when that film is released on November 25th. For more information on the short, click here.