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No more "newt?"

Postby E.S. » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:49 pm

Floyd Norman, Disney animator, commented in this blog that newt was dead.... I was wondering why we hadn't heard much about this lately... Could this be true?
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Postby Flik-E » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:15 am

I certainly hope not, because this was a concept I was really curious about when I first heard about it, a lot more than The Bear and the Bow. Personally, I still think it would be way too early to consider the film being scrapped, so unless there was some kind of large announcement from Gary Rydstrom I don't know if I can be convinced by just the "dead" comment. Let's not forget that Pixar has saved a lot of their films when they weren't working and made them all great (Ratatouille may have been dead too if they didn't have Brad Bird step in).

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Postby SgtYayap » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:31 am

I hope not. Newt is about "unlikable" animals, in this case amphibians, getting back from the brink. :(
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Postby E.S. » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:45 am

I hope not either, but I'm curious as to why we haven't heard much from Newt the last few years, but have seen stuff from Bear and the Bow and Cars 2. Personally I wouldn't be surprised.

I'm just wondering what happened with Rydstrom. I hope this isn't another Jan Pinkava/Chris Sanders moment.
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Postby Flik-E » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:52 am

E.S. wrote:I'm just wondering what happened with Rydstrom. I hope this isn't another Jan Pinkava/Chris Sanders moment.


I hope not either. Knowing that he's been Pixar's main sound guy since the early shorts, I would really want to see him make his feature debut. Besides, Lifted was hilarious.
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Postby Netbug009 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:12 am

Yeeeeah I'm gonna go cry in a corner now.
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Postby lizardgirl » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:32 am

Yeah, I won't be happy if it is really 'dead'. As others have said, it sounded like such an intriguing concept and it isn't like Pixar to let a film 'die' without trying lots of alternatives and figuring how to make it work. The concept doesn't seem that flawed to me.
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Postby Bryko614 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:53 am

This was by far the one I was most looking forward to out of all the upcoming Pixar movies. It seemed like a great idea. Sad to see it go, if it's true. :(
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Postby BuzzLightyear44 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:32 pm

http://progresscityusa.com/2010/02/10/a ... -on-comin/

Yikes. I'm kinda sad if this was true. The concept sounded great!
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Postby Flik-E » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:55 pm

BuzzLightyear44 wrote:http://progresscityusa.com/2010/02/10/and-the-hits-keep-on-comin/

Yikes. I'm kinda sad if this was true. The concept sounded great!


Man, this is a utter disappointment! :cry:

One thing that really upsets me about hearing this is that even though Pixar says that they're making Cars 2 and possibly a Monsters Inc. 2 they need to keep making more original stories and not just start doing sequels of their older films (and Newt's quirky concept of mating seemed to be a winning idea). Until now Pixar had been coming up with a new story for each film, with their only sequel being Toy Story 2.

Now what's Gary Rydstrom going to be doing?
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Postby Chao » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:14 pm

That sucks. But then again, they had way too many films being developed right after one another. One of those films was bound to get sidetracked.
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Re: No more "newt?"

Postby Buzz&Woodyforever » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:20 am

E.S. wrote:Floyd Norman, Disney animator, commented in this blog that newt was dead.... I was wondering why we hadn't heard much about this lately... Could this be true?


I hope this isn't true. I would have loved to see Newt. The Bear and the Bow on the other hand, I couldn't be any less interested in that film.
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Postby Elee-V » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:07 am

I think I will cry the day that this is officially confirmed :(
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Postby amaslyo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:36 am

:`-( I hope that this is not true. Newt was the one I was really interested in seeing, the stpry might be a bit 'adult' for a Pixar film, but they would have made it work. They already have a director, logo and an image.
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Postby E.S. » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:56 pm

Well, here's a sliver of hope from Honor Hunter of Blue Sky Disney:

Honor Hunter wrote:As of now, "Newt" will no longer be the 2012 release.


He said it's no longer the 2012 release.... Didn't say it was dead. So maybe it's just on life support.
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