Pixar's Abandoned Newt: Mourning the Adorable Potential


· Because Pixar ditched Newt -- its CGI project about the last two living blue-footed newts on Earth -- for ventures like Cars 2 and Monsters Inc 2, we're left to pore over pictures of abandoned amphibians and wonder what could've been (worth $400 million). Have a look. [Cinema Blend]



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  • TurdBlossom says:

    Meh. Cute rots the intellect.

  • FrancoisTrueFaux says:

    With Pixar's habit of designing characters that resemble the actors that voice them, this is like the Lohan that never was.

  • JIm says:

    There is something wrong with Pixar. They've canceled a completely nice-sounding film in exchange for more sequals? What hypocrates!

  • Massasauga says:

    Pixar should still make the film. With all of the global disasters, loss of species and in some cases whole ecosystems, it would be nice for Pixar to show our future (the kids) like in Wall-e, that preservation is more important than Cars or fictional Monsters.

  • casting couch says:

    Something fresh and original? Bah, Hollywood!

  • SunnydaZe says:

    A witch once turned me into a newt.... But I got better.

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  • I, too, was completely enthralled with Pixar in Concert. I am not a hardcore Pixar fanatic like a lot of of the audience, but I am a fan who does like the music.