By Lois Putnam
Imagine the shock and confusion recently when a friend went to see the kids’ movie The Good Dinosaur, and was met with the short Sanjay’s Super Team. Without warning, or explanation this wordless seven minute film burst on the screen showing what appeared to be an Indian boy in front of a TV, and his father worshipping before an open shrine (see clip). What was this film all about with its scary idols and an evil monster? How in the world did this connect with the movie The Good Dinosaur? None of it made sense!
And none of it would make sense until further research gave the answers. As many are aware, some Disney movies are preceded by an entertaining animated film done by Pixar. But this preview short was decidedly different, and had an apparent agenda. So what was this agenda, and why this short?
For a quick answer one can turn to Wikipedia’s Sanjay’s Super Team. This article tells us this mini-film was directed by Pixar animator Sanjay Patel, and produced by Nicole Grindle. The film was Patel’s own story about his conflicts and problems growing up in a Hindu family in which he had to participate in his father’s daily Hindu meditations. To counteract this, Patel, as a boy, chose to imagine the Hindu gods as super heroes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay%27s_Super_Team
To tell his personal story Sanjay and his team used fast moving, even terrifying at times, animation to mesmerize the viewer. For this seven minute short exposes viewers to Hindu practices at every turn starting with the “motel room meditation.” Click here to continue reading.
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