"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.

Watch the First Scene in Pixar’s Upcoming Short, Sanjay’s Super Team

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Pixar will debut this short titled Sanjay’s Super Team before their upcoming feature The Good Dinosaur; the first few moments of the short can be seen above, featuring Sanjay’s father encouraging his son to stop watching a superhero show on TV and to come meditate, while Sanjay has trouble tearing himself away. The story was developed by Pixar artist Sanjay Patel, based on his own childhood experiences idolizing superheroes, as well as his own family’s roots.

This clip doesn’t show us the rest of the story, but we already know from Pixar that Sanjay will envision “a kind of ancient, Hindu version of The Avengers, with the gods appearing like superheroes.” To watch that part, I guess you’ll have to go check out The Good Dinosaur once it’s out. It sounds so neat that it’s almost too bad it’s just a short!

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