Newt is the only announced Pixar feature film that failed to make it to theaters. Set to tell the story of a male and female newt forced together in order to extend their dying species, the film was being directed by Gary Rydstrom, who previously directed the short, Lifted. However, Newt was cancelled, which left eager fans, who had become caught up in the idea and gorgeous concept art, perplexed. The reason for why the film was cancelled has finally been revealed.
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. [Read more…]