Pixar's Summer 2011 Newt Movie Has Been Officially Canceled
I'm hoping this isn't an early sign of a looming fall from the highest pedestal for Pixar, but when a talented group of filmmakers pumps out hit after hit pleasing both critics and audiences alike, a failure is bound to come sooner or later (hopefully not). For now it sounds like Pixar is avoiding that failure, at least in theory, as The Pixar Blog reports that Newt, a 3D film that was originally scheduled for release in summer of 2011, has been canceled. The news was discovered when the film was deleted from the latest supplement to Disney archivist Dave Smith's encyclopedia Disney A to Z. Sad news for anybody who was looking forward to this.
However, considering we hadn't heard anything about the project since it was announced over two years ago, or even when the release date shuffle came around for Cars 2, followed recently by an announcement for Monsters Inc. 2 (which also shifted Brave, formerly known as The Bear and the Bow, to summer 2012), we should have known something was amiss. The story was supposed to follow the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet who are forced together by science to save the species, but they can't stand each other. It sounded like a romantic comedy in Pixar's clothes, but knowing them, it was going to be so much more than that. Sadly, for now, it looks like we may never see the tale of Newt. Anyone let down?