Newt

Newt

It’s not often that Pixar misfires on something but, if these newly-posted pieces of concept art for their cancelled feature Newt are any indication, the animation studio might have slipped up when it came to letting this one go. FirstShowing dug up some new concept art from the film, posted by illustrator Katy Wu (via The Pixar Times), and these charmingly adorable pieces join another cache of Newt pictures that FirstShowing also posted back in 2010. Newt was originally slated for a summer 2011 release (which is why you might remember seeing its cute little logo splashed around in 2010 and 2009), but was ultimately cancelled because its plotline was too similar to that of Rio, which opened in April of 2011. That film (a Blue Sky production) focused on a domesticated macaw whose owner discovers that he’s the last male of his kind, leading them to travel to Rio de Janeiro to meet the last female of his kind to, you know, make some stuff happen. Which is why it’s so unfortunate for Newt that the project was to center on the last remaining blue-footed newts who get tossed together to, ahem, again, make some stuff happen, though matters are complicated by the fact that they hate each other. If these concept pieces are to be believed, it looks like the two overcome their issues and have some great adventures, which is why it’s just so sad that we’ll most likely never get to see this project. Seriously, even […]

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Another day comes, and another opportunity for us to lay down some of the day’s hot news stories is upon is. But instead, we begin your Thursday with The B-Roll. Or as we like to say, “And now, for something completely different.”

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Disney and Pixar Logo

Yesterday we ran down the upcoming slate that was announced by Disney and Pixar, which included the upcoming animated tales of Bolt, Tinker Bell, Pixar’s Up, Toy Story 3, Princess and the Frog, Rapunzel, Newt, The Bear and the Bow, Cars 2 and King of the Elves. Today, Disney released a bunch of cool promo photos from these upcoming projects.

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Disney and Pixar Logo

Worried that the wizards at Disney and Pixar are fresh out of ideas after Wall-E? Well, I can’t imagine why you would be but if you are, allow me to quickly put that fear to rest. Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, and John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios sent out a press release yesterday of their queue of future projects all the way through 2012.

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