The LA Times landed the scoop on the next Pixar short short today and it sounds like it could be one of the best ones yet, if not the most culturally diverse short produced by the company. The film is called Sanjay’s Super Team and tells the story of a young Indian child meditating with his father, and imagining a team of heroes based off of Hinduism.
THe short is set for release in front of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, which opens November 25th.
Here’s the blurb on it from the LA Times.
The seven-minute short begins with young Sanjay watching cartoons and eating cereal in a bland, beige room as his father jingles a bell, beckoning him to join in meditation. Reluctant and bored by the ceremony, Sanjay begins daydreaming a kind of ancient, Hindu version of “The Avengers,” with the gods appearing like superheroes. As the daydream progresses, the color, light and animation of the film grows increasingly dazzling and cosmic, and Sanjay grows closer to understanding his father’s inner world.