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Postby Lil-Bandit » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:07 pm

pixarfan9099 wrote:Well, there is some concept art out. Image

But, I doubt anything will come, unless they resurrect it.


Do you have a source for this?! I'd love to see the actual lecture/what it was!

I really hope they pick up Newt again at some point...I was so looking forward to it!
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:35 am

I love that picture so much, how the coffee maker blocks what happpens. 8D
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby Leirin » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:25 am

^It makes me wonder if there actually was an illustration depicting...err, what we'd expect, behind it. 8D
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:34 am

Leirin wrote:^It makes me wonder if there actually was an illustration depicting...err, what we'd expect, behind it. 8D


lol yeah! I wonder how that movie would end.
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby Bryko614 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:22 pm

Here's some more concept art to make you even more frustrated over its cancellation
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/20/ ... u-off-rio/
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby Leirin » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:27 pm

Arghhh. The drawings are so cool. What intrigues me the most out of the concept art we've seen are the humans. They're really varied. In the first batch that got revealed, I remember seeing a little girl, too...
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby Endrizzi94 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:50 am

looking at that art of the newt animal, knowing it wont ever come to life, is making me very depressed. I personally feel that this whole story idea sounded amazing. it would have been an original charm in my opinion,
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:46 am

The title of the article says I'd be put off by Rio. I'm still excited for that movie, and the concept of parrots in Brazil interests me more than Newts in ....West Virginia? (As the woman's shirt says, but that doesn't mean it's where it's set).

Anyway, great to see more concept art. I really like the snake one.
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:58 pm

My favorite is the cast. I didn't care about this movie, but it still might have been nice.
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby Pricklepants » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:18 am

Can they twist the original storyline into something different so that this movie will still happen to include all these characters, please? I mean why let all these wonderful pieces of art go to waste, right?? And if cars can be spies, newts can be mafias and gangsters too!!
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:23 pm

That's a neat idea. :) But I'm glad that they're willing to throw away okay ideas if they can't execute them properly or to give the little guy a chance. Reminds me of when Anthony Hopkins, after several weeks and some severe weight loss, decided not to play Gandhi. May have bothered Hop's fans at the time, but now, looking back, he would have been very odd in that role. It's very noble to pass up something like this because you don't think you can do it well.
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:46 pm

As cool as that is, at this point it's highly unlikely. They're not going to release concept art and go "Oh, wait oops! Never mind, let's reuse it on another story, pretend you didn't see it!"
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby thedriveintheatre » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:27 am

Thanks for the link, Bryko!

The title of the article says I'd be put off by Rio. I'm still excited for that movie, and the concept of parrots in Brazil interests me more than Newts in ....West Virginia? (As the woman's shirt says, but that doesn't mean it's where it's set).

I too have an issue with the article's title. What is with Pixar elitists taking potshots at rival studios? :roll: It is common knowledge (among the film and animation community) that Pixar graciously acquiesced to Blue Sky when they heard Rio was in production. Blue Sky did not intentionally copy Pixar (unlike Dreamworks in the early '00s), it was a divine coincidence much like Animal Logic's Happy Feet and Sony Animation's Surf's Up.

I for one, think Rio would be a more exciting and inspiring setting than West Virginia (and Rio's story will in fact open in Minnesota, so there's a bit of North America for you), but now that I've seen these new concept art, I'm beginning to think that the characters in Newt would be much more interesting.

So while I'm on the topic, lemme say a few thing about the characters. I love them. The female snake is my favourite, but the owl is pretty awesome, too. The cast concept is also pretty interesting, what's with the marching band? It's like Pixar had a peek in my brain and found out what kind of animals I like. And of course, I'm a huge, huge, HUGE fan of Jason Deamer after I saw his works in 'The Art of Wall-E'.

Having said that, though, I agree with the author on this:

A real shame, because it’s been proved a few times over now that Pixar and their rivals can release looky-likey films with no absolutely detriment to the Pixar picture’s success or credibility.


I really can't fathom why Pixar didn't just release Newt the next year or maybe a few months after Rio, once the hype for Rio has died down. They've done it before with Dreamworks (but maybe because it was due to the intense enmity, whereas Blue Sky is more of like a 'friendly rival' they can negotiate with).

Did Pixar back out because they wanted to give Blue Sky a chance like a gentleman? Or were they financially-motivated, and that they were worried about their 'box-office success', which is surprisingly insecure and selfish for a studio like Pixar?

Pixar has always listened to its fans (well, not always, but there's a nice PR relationship with all the great autographs and Unkrich's Tweets). There is an overwhelming desire for Newt to be continued. Why is Pixar scared of Blue Sky? If it has a promising film, it has nothing to be afraid of. If, however, they felt that the story wasn't working out, I'll accept that, and I won't pressure them into it.

We have to learn to let go. Woody learnt that last year. I've moved on, and I firmly believe Rio will be an honourable substitute for Newt, and that it will do the movie it replaced justice. If Pixar so decides to release it a few years down the road, I'll be happy. But if it doesn't, there's still many great movies (not just from Pixar) to look forward to.
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:02 am

thedriveintheatre wrote:I too have an issue with the article's title. What is with Pixar elitists taking potshots at rival studios? :roll: It is common knowledge (among the film and animation community) that Pixar graciously acquiesced to Blue Sky when they heard Rio was in production. Blue Sky did not intentionally copy Pixar (unlike Dreamworks in the early '00s), it was a divine coincidence much like Animal Logic's Happy Feet and Sony Animation's Surf's Up.


I agree, it bothered me too. That title was just dripping in bias.
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Re: Will Pixar Release 'Newt' Footage?

Postby x3haijessiex3 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:20 pm

I believe that if they do have anything, they should put it as an extra on the Cars 2 DVD and put it up on their YouTube channel. :)
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