Pixar's Newt Is No More?

By Perri Nemiroff 2010-02-21 18:19:32discussion comments
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ďWhat happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they canít stand each other?Ē Apparently nothing. The plan was for Pixar to create a film about Newt and Brooke, two newts that go on a crazy adventure and learn finding a mate is no easy task, even when thereís only one choice.

As reported by Pixar Talk, Disney vet Floyd Norman visited the Animation Guild Blog and replied to a comment questioning Newtís status simply by saying, ďOh, and Newt is dead.Ē When another visitor probed for more details, Norman answered, ďNaturally, our pals up north run a tight ship, so itís not polite to provide details at this time."

Of course this isnít an official announcement that the Gary Rydstrom project has been canned, but the outlook is grim. Another site user suggested Monsters Inc. 2 might fill the vacancy. If thatís the case, the demise of Newt will go overlooked. Clearly that concept has been all over the place in terms of status updates; one month itís happening and the next itís not. But hey, this is the company that brought us masterpieces like Ratatouille, WALL-E and Up; in Pixar we trust.
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