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Indian PIXAR director’s Sanjay Patel’s ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’ on Oscar Shortlist!!

24 Nov

SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM

Pixar Animation Studios’ new short, “Sanjay’s Super Team,”?tells the story of a first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop culture conflicts with his father, who tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice. The boy embarks on an awe-inspiring?adventure, returning with a new perspective they can both embrace. ?Sanjay?s Super Team? opens in front of Disney?Pixar?s ?The Good Dinosaur??on Nov. 25, 2015. ?2015 Disney?Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM

“Sanjay’s Super Team” Comes to the Con ? Director Sanjay Patel and producer Nicole Grindle are taking Pixar Animation Studios’ new short to San Diego’s Comic-Con International next month for its North American premiere and a peek behind the scenes of the production process. The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short “Sanjay’s Super Team,” slated for Thurs., July 9 at 11 a.m. in the Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront, reveals the unique inspiration for this incredibly personal film that features superheroes like never before. The short debuts in U.S. theaters in front of Disney-Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” on Nov. 25, 2015.

SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM

In?Pixar Animation Studios’ short??Sanjay’s Super Team,? a first-generation Indian-American boy is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics,?while his father tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice. An awe-inspiring?adventure leads to a new perspective they can both embrace. ?Sanjay?s Super Team? opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015, in front of Disney?Pixar?s ?The Good Dinosaur.? ?2015 Disney?Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

 
Sanjay Patel whose much awaited short feature ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’ will be played across theaters in India with Disney-Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR releasing on 4th December 2015. has bagged a place on the coveted Oscar shortlist for short films!!

Sanjay’s Super Team has been shortlisted with nine other titles out of a total sixty films to advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards.

(As tradition goes, there is always a short film attached to every PIXAR film upon its release, eagerly anticipated by fans, this is the first time an Indian animator’s film will be attached and played with a PIXAR film in theaters!! Also this is the first time two PIXAR movies are releasing in one year (Inside Out and now, The Good dinosaur). Sanjay Patel has been with Pixar for almost 20 years. The Good Dinosaur has also been shortlisted in the animation category.

 

Director:         Sanjay Patel

Producer:        Nicole Paradis Grindle

Synopsis:

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, Calif., 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.

About Producer Nicole Grindle:

NICOLE PARADIS GRINDLE (Producer) joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1995 as producer of the “Toy Story Activity Center” interactive computer game. She has managed numerous departments on many of Pixar’s feature films, including “A Bug’s Life,” “Monster’s Inc.” and the Academy Award®-winning feature “The Incredibles.” Grindle acted as the production manager on Pixar’s Oscar®-nominated short “One Man Band” and on Pixar’s Oscar®-winning feature “Ratatouille.” She served as the associate producer for both “Toy Story 3” and “Monsters University.” Grindle came to Pixar with seven years of animation-related production experience. At Colossal Pictures, she worked on MTV’s “Liquid Television” as associate producer and “The Wish That Changed Christmas” as producer. She began her feature film career at Industrial Light and Magic on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”  Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Grindle graduated from The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and holds a Master of Arts degree in documentary film from Stanford University. Grindle resides in San Francisco with her husband and two children.

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