Pixar has always been known for both their revolutionary animation technologies as well as their unique stories. While usually the feature film is praised more than the animated short that prefaces every Pixar movie, “Sanjay’s Super Team” seems to have generated more buzz and excitement than The Good Dinosaur. The main reason for this seems to be that adults are the ones on social media. The Good Dinosaur is clearly made to entertain a slightly younger audience than most Pixar films. It seems that while most viewers did enjoy The Good Dinosaur, adults identified with and appreciated “Sanjay’s Super Team”. The short is about a young boy’s struggle with understanding his Hindi father’s culture and religion. Whether positive or negative, “Sanjay’s Super Team” has made a name for itself as an important piece of media.
Individuals and parents are expressing their excitement that future generations will be exposed to cultural experiences through animation:
— Cosmopolitan India (@CosmoIndia) November 30, 2015
— Sarx Tweets (@sarxtweets) November 29, 2015
Others are commenting that the short is better than The Good Dinosaur:
One Twitter user pointed out that their local cinema would not show an advertisement for the Church of England, but would show “Sanjay’s Super Team”:
While “Sanjay’s Super Team” is clearly not an advertisement, and the focus is on the story, other users are angered for other reasons:
This tweet makes a good point. “Sanjay’s Super Team” was beautifully animated, but could easily be too scary for young children. Personally, I was a little bit scared by the action sequence in the short, and I am 21. On Twitter, everyone can speak their mind, and fortunately for Pixar, the overwhelming response to “Sanjay’s Super Team” is positive.