Synopsis: Bored with his father’s meditation, a young Indian boy daydreams of Hindu gods as superheroes.
Director: Sanjay Patel
Running Length: 7 minutes
TMMM Score: (6.5/10)
Review: Each passing Pixar film becomes more and more of an event…and so does the animated short that precedes them. Already this year we had Lava, screened before Inside Out, that warmed up your tear ducts for the feature film and now we have Sanjay’s Super Team arriving before showings of The Good Dinosaur. Disney’s first animated short that features a Hindu American lead and inspired by the childhood of its director, Sanjay’s Super Team is a pleasant mixture of Pixar imagination and color. Still, I found myself not engaging in the story of a boy that falls into a daydream mixing his Hindu culture with his love of American superheroes as much as I was supposed to. For me, it’s one of the more down the middle shorts but there’s no denying it ends on an emotionally honest note.