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.

Sanjay's Super Team

Sanjay’s Super Team

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. Sanjay Patel has been with Pixar for almost 20 years.


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 December 4, 2015, in front of Disney Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur.’