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Sanjay's Super Team (2015)

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Bored with his father's meditation, a young Indian boy daydreams of Hindu gods as superheroes.

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Sanjay Patel

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Sanjay Patel
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Brent Schraff ... All Male Characters (voice)
Sunny Singh Attar Sunny Singh Attar ... (voice)
Arun Rao Arun Rao ... (voice)
Jaquelynn Herrera Jaquelynn Herrera ... (voice)
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Sanjay, a young boy, is watching his favourite cartoon show, the Super Team, while his father is preparing for the daily meditation. Undoubtedly, this is the day's most important activity, nevertheless, the boy has no interest in joining his father. But does Sanjay know that, sometimes, cunning and skilled adversaries can be hiding in the most unusual of places? Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated PG for some scary images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Pixar

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Heróis de Sanjay See more »

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Pixar Animation Studios See more »
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Dolby Atmos

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1.85 : 1
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The second Pixar short film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Party Central (2014). See more »

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29 April 2017 | by ImdbidiaSee all my reviews

This is an odd Pixar film in a sense, because the focus is not on the cuteness or the fun, but on the story. Although the animation is good, it is not as good as other Pixar films. However, this is an excellent film mostly because it has substance and teaches a great lesson to

kids who belong to a culture that is very different from the Western World but adore the same TV shoes, heroes, and stories as any other kid in the world.

The focus in this film is on the Hindu culture, as Patel is narrating a semi-autobiographic episode. Hindu culture is full of myths, legends and heroes that are thousands of years old, are amazing, fun and as enthralling as any TV super-hero. This film is a reminder that sometimes the best stories are those behind the traditions one take for granted, that those traditions are based on powerful stories with powerful heroes.

What I liked the most about the film is that the story approaches both worlds, the old and new, the modern and antique, the lay and the divine as complementary, they are both cool, there is space in our lives for both. Kids can enjoy our modern myths (playful TV characters, animated heroes, superheroes) but also need to learn to respect and appreciate the value of their own culture, the meaning of their rituals, and the powerful stories they convey.

Finally, this short film is also a charming ode to the power of the divine, prayer, meditation and tradition in our modern hectic lives.

It is refreshing seeing animators going beyond the cute to focus on such an important message.


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