Sanjay Patel

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Sanjay Patel
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Born London, United Kingdom
Occupation Animator
Years active 1996–present

Sanjay Patel is a British-born American animator and illustrator who has worked in the animation department of various projects, most of them animated films released by Pixar.


Sanjay was born in 1974, in London to Gujarati parents. He moved to Los Angeles and his parents work in a motel, will durin their Hindu ceremonies, Sanjay watches the cartoons.


He is best known for directing the short animated film Sanjay's Super Team (2015) inspired by Patel's own childhood,[1] which received a nomination in the category of Best Animated Short Film at the 88th Academy Awards[2] and for Best Animated Short Subject at the 43rd Annie Awards.[3]

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.[4]


  1. ^ Keegan, Rebecca (April 29, 2015). "Pixar artist Sanjay Patel gets personal with 'Sanjay's Super Team'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ Ford, Rebecca (January 14, 2016). "Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Indian-Origin Director Sanjay Patel Debuts With Film on Hindu Deities". NDTV. October 14, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 

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