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He is best known for directing the short animated film Sanjay's Super Team (2015) inspired by Patel's own childhood, which received a nomination in the category of Best Animated Short Film at the 88th Academy Awards and for Best Animated Short Subject at the 43rd Annie Awards.
Since 1996, Patel has worked as an animator on numerous Pixar films such as Monsters, Inc. (2001), Ratatouille (2007), Cars (2006), Monsters University (2013), Toy Story 2 (1999) and The Incredibles (2004) and served as a character developer on the latter two films.
- Keegan, Rebecca (April 29, 2015). "Pixar artist Sanjay Patel gets personal with 'Sanjay's Super Team'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
- Ford, Rebecca (January 14, 2016). "Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 1, 2015). "Annie Awards Noms: 'Inside Out', 'Anomalisa', 'Shaun The Sheep', 'Good Dinosaur' & 'Peanuts ' Up For Best Feature". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
- "Indian-Origin Director Sanjay Patel Debuts With Film on Hindu Deities". NDTV. October 14, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
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