Even as Inside Out dazzles in its theater run, buzz has been steadily building for Pixar’s second 2015 feature, The Good Dinosaur. The short that’s paired with the latter film is similarly intriguing. “Sanjay’s Super Team” represents a bold departure for Pixar both visually and thematically. Inspired by director Sanjay Patel’s childhood, the short explores his relationship to the Hindu religion his father devoutly practiced, but which he felt less than enthusiastic about. USA Today has shared two new images from the short along with further details on the plot and story.
It’s definitely a striking and lush visual style previously unseen in Pixar films. Producer Nicole Paradis Grindle describes it as originating from a “very different cultural place than all the other stories we’ve told before. And for kids who come from these backgrounds to see themselves on screen, it’s exciting for us.”
“Sanjay’s Super Team” will rely on no dialogue, but Mychael Danna, the Oscar winning composer for Life of Pi, supplies the music.
We can’t wait to see and hear the finished product! “Sanjay’s Super Team” will open alongside The Good Dinosaur on November 25th.