"Newt was another unlikely idea that wasn’t working. When we gave it to somebody new [Pete Docter, director ofUp], he said, “I’ll do it, but I have another idea altogether, which I think is better.” And we thought it was better too [Docter’s concept was the basis of Inside Out, which he is directing for a 2015 release]. That was the reason we didn’t continue with Newt.” -Ed Catmull,
Pete Docter had Newt given to him after the original director Gary Rydstrom had left Pixar for Lucasfilm. And Docter chose his original project Inside Out over Newt.
Catmull didn’t officially confirm that Newt is cancelled. Is it possible that After Inside Out, Peter Docter will continue with Newt? Let’s hope so because the concept art for the movie looks beautiful. Below you can read the synoposis of the movie and see some of the great concept art released by Pixar.
What 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 can’t stand each other? That’s the problem facing Newt and Brooke, heroes of “newt,” the Pixar film by seven-time Academy Award® winner for sound Gary Rydstrom, and director of Pixar’s Oscar-nominated short, “Lifted”. Newt and Brooke embark on a perilous, unpredictable adventure and discover that finding a mate never goes as planned, even when you only have one choice. Love, it turns out, is not a science.