After the long, desert, barren 2014 where we got no Pixar movie, the beloved animation studio is compensating by giving us two original movies this year. And the short film that will accompany The Good Dinosaur has just been announced! It’s called Sanjay’s Super Team and it’s about little Sanjay and his experience learning about his father’s religion.
This is the summary given by the LA Times: “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.”
That certainly sounds like fun! It will also be refreshing and interesting to see Pixar release something with a non-white lead, and the focus on religion will differentiate it from anything the studio has done. Sanjay Patel, who will direct the short film, says he wants to “normalize and bring a young brown boy’s story to the pop culture zeitgeist. To have a broad audience like Pixar’s see this … it is a big deal. I’m so excited about that.”
Sanjay’s Super Team will play before The Good Dinosaur when it hits theater this November. We’ll be treated to Inside Out and its accompanying short, Lava, this June. Just 50 days to go!
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Edited by: Kelly Conley