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What’s ‘Newt’, Gary Rydstrom?

Don’t count Gary Rydstrom out!

What would have been his directorial debut is now officially off of Pixar’s schedule, but there’s life beyond Newt. In a recent interview, Rydstrom tells the San Francisco Chronicle what he’s been up to.

Beginning next weekend, you can see his work in the English dub of Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea. Although Rydstrom was new at directing actors (his debut short, Lifted, was dialogue free), the heavy sound design work was pleasantly familiar.

So what’s next? All we know is that his upcoming project is "really fun." Could it be a Pixar film? We think so. "I wish I could tell you what it was, but it hasn’t been announced," teased Rydstrom.

You can catch Tales of Earthsea in select US theatres on August 13th.

Disclaimer: I am so sorry for the terrible pun in the title.

What could Gary Rydstrom’s next Pixar project be?

0 Responses to What’s ‘Newt’, Gary Rydstrom?

  1. love70ways says:

    Yay Gary!!!

    I’m so happy to hear that he is working on something fun, and just to hear that he is happy and excited. I was really worried he was crushed after “newt” was axed.

    Gah, so happy for Gary Rydstrom. I bet he is doing a Pixar movie, I bet he is! Why else would he keep it so on the DL?

    And I loved the pun Martin 🙂

  2. uruseiranma says:

    Well, there’s always other projects he could do or other ideas. I’d be interested to see another short from him. I loved the simplicity of ‘Lifted.’

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ahh!! Both he and Docter are working on super-secret projects that we know nothing about… I’m desparate for information!

    —Leirin

  4. Anonymous says:

    I understand why Newt was cut although I would have seen it the plot is a little dicey for the target audience.

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