Back in 2010, there came shocking news (at least for those who follow Pixar) that the highly-anticipated film, Newt, had been cancelled. Employees had done years of work developing the film, so it was surprising to see the film taken off the production schedule indefinitely. Pixar likely realized how much of the employees’ great work would never be seen, and released concept art online (seen here and here). The film has lived on, though, in the form of an easter egg in Toy Story 3. We have also found what may very well be another easter egg for the now-deceased film in Brave. Take a look at the evidence after the break!
In Toy Story 3, there were several easter eggs present in Andy’s room, including the usual reference to the following film from the studio (Cars 2, in this case). There was also a sticker of a sign hanging on Andy’s wall that was undoubtedly a reference to Newt (image via Pixar Wiki):
Now, in Brave, it seems that Newt has made another appearance. This still was taken from the Potion Making clip that was recently released by Disney/Pixar. Judge for yourselves (deepest apologies for the lack of a hi-res still, but it’s all we have):
Yes, its ‘hands’ and feet may not be blue like they were in the released concept art, but that sure looks like a newt. Check out a piece of concept art from Newt below, and sound off in the comment section.
Did you spot the above shot in Brave? Do you think it is another easter egg for Newt? If it is, then will Pixar ever let us get over the loss?
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