Pixar's New Short Film has Hindu Gods and Goddesses as Superheroes!

Director Sanjay Patel tells the tale of growing up in an Indian household in the US.

Most Popular

Pixar's latest animated short film, Sanjay's Super Team, has Hindu deities, like Hanuman, Vishnu and Durga, as superheroes! 

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

The plot of the movie revolves around the little boy Sanjay and his reluctance to give up watching cartoons in favor of joining his father in his religious beliefs, until he starts imagining the Hindu Gods and Goddesses as superheroes in the movies and comics he read.

In an interview, the director claimed that the story is not only about hindu religion and culture, but has a more universal message about family, and generation gaps. The inspiration for the story comes from Sanjay's own experience of growing up in the US, in a household where his parents were deeply religious and rooted in culture. 

Most Popular


"My parents' whole world revolved around their gods, the Hindu deities," said Patel, in an interview with L.A. Times. "Our worlds were diametrically apart. I just wanted my name to be Travis, not Sanjay."

The movie is going to precede Pixar's latest, The Good Dinosaur

Here, take a look at a clip from the movie:

What do you think?

Celebrity
Share
12 Powerful Celeb Mental Health Quotes That Will Make You Feel Less Alone
Whether you're plagued by panic attacks, can't control your moods or find getting out of bed a struggle most mornings, you're definitely...
Celebrity
Share
So This is What Kim Kardashian Eats in a Day
Warning: there's a lot of chicken and also a very specific amount of hummus.
GIF
Celebrity
Share
Shah Rukh Khan Mimicking Deepika Padukone Might Be the Most Hilarious Thing You'll see on the Internet Today!
It's surprising how well he does it though!
Celebrity
Share
7 of the Most Stylish Bollywood Couples
#CoupleGoals+#StyleGoals= <3
Celebrity
Share
7 Rare and Unseen Pictures of Katrina Kaif With Her Family
ft. her 7 sisters and a few teenage friends!
Celebrity
Share
Stop Everything! Priyanka Chopra Just Dropped the Teaser of Baywatch
And boy, is it hot!
Celebrity
Share
7 Bollywood Fathers Who Are Hot AF
They may be Bollywood's top actors, but these guys are amazing fathers first!
Celebrity
Share
See Kim Kardashian's Style Evolution From 1996 to Now
19 Kim Kardashian looks in 54 seconds...
Celebrity
Share
17 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Princess Diana
Do you know what she did before she became royalty?
Celebrity
Share
5 Things You Didn't Know About Celebrity Divorces
The celebrity's spouse is sometimes the last to know it's coming.