"Sanjay's Super Team" Comes to the Con ? Director Sanjay Patel and producer Nicole Grindle are taking Pixar Animation Studios' new short to San Diego's Comic-Con International next month for its North American premiere and a peek behind the scenes of the production process. The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short "Sanjay's Super Team," slated for Thurs., July 9 at 11 a.m. in the Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront, reveals the unique inspiration for this incredibly personal film that features superheroes like never before. The short debuts in U.S. theaters in front of Disney-Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" on Nov. 25, 2015..

U.S.: Pixar’s Sanjay’s Super Team Turns a Real Childhood Into Art

December 1, 2015
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by K.M. MCFARLAND, Wired

This weekend, The Good Dinosaur will hit theaters, which marks the first time Pixar has released two feature films in the same calendar year (Inside Out set records for the studio this summer). It’s a satisfying story about a scared, young Apatosaurus who overcomes his fears with the help of his dog-like pet human, Spot. But the feature is more heavily indebted to landmark works of Disney/Pixar’s past, including The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and The Jungle Book (plus a dash of Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age) than any other film from the studio. That’s fine—since the landscape rendering is stunning and Pixar still knows how to push the right emotional buttons to initiate tears. But even with a 100-minute run time, The Good Dinosaur doesn’t leave as much of an impact as Sanjay’s Super Team, the six-minute, dialogue-free short that plays before the feature.

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