Recently, it came to light that Pixar had stopped production on newt, a film whose storyline revolved around two newts who were the last of their kind and needed to mate in order to assure the survival of their species. It has been unclear as to why the film was cancelled. There was sadness from Pixar fans when news of the cancellation hit, as they were looking forward to another unique Pixar film (following in the footsteps of Wall-E, and Up.
Just today, Pixar surprised fans by posting 29 pieces of concept art from newt on their Facebook page. Displaying artwork from a cancelled film is an unprecedented move by the studio in Emeryville, but one that is indeed welcome to those who enjoy viewing and studying the behind-the-scenes process. I’ve included several pieces of concept art below:
Here’s to hoping we see more artwork. Imagine if Chronicle Books were to publish an “Art Of” book for newt, using these pieces along with the many not shown. Though highly unlikely, it would be a move that would blow fans’ minds.
What do you think of the released artwork? Would YOU like to see a book of unreleased artwork? Comment below.
To view all of the released concept art, visit Disney-Pixar’s Facebook page.