Newt, stylized as newt, is a cancelled Pixar film. Pixar and Walt Disney Studios announced the project in 2008.
It would have been the Pixar studio's fourteenth animated film and was to be released in 2012, before being replaced with Brave.
A pair of blue-footed newts, Newt and Brooke, are the last remaining male and female of their kind on the planet forced together by science to save the species. The problem is they can't stand each other. The pair soon find themselves 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.
Why It Was Cancelled
- In a March 2014 interview, Pixar president Edwin Catmull stated that Newt was an idea that was not working in pre-production. When the project was passed to Pete Docter, the director of Up, he pitched an idea that Pixar thought was better and that concept became Inside Out.
- As of 2020, the film is cancelled.
- The film was replaced with Inside Out.
- A newt makes a cameo in the Pixar film Brave in one of the witch's wood carvings.
- This and "The Yellow Car" are Pixar's only cancelled films, not counting the Circle 7 drafts of Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc. 2, and Finding Nemo 2 since they were from Circle 7.
- The plot was similar to the 2011 film, Rio.