Fantastic Concept Art from the Pixar Film That Never Happened, Newt

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Yesterday, we were thrilled to see some concept art for Pixar's next few movies, including The Good Dinosaur. Here's some concept art that's equally lovely, but might make you sadder. It comes from Newt, a movie that Pixar almost put out in the summer of 2011 — but it was cancelled due to perceived similarities to Rio, and to make way for Cars 2.

Newt was going to be about an endangered blue-footed newt, who meets the last remaining female of his species. Artist Kathy Wu just posted some concept art from the project, and here are some of the most lovely images, via First Showing:

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And here's some more concept art from the project, from various artists, that was posted online in 2010 when Pixar pulled the plug:

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gleamingterrier1
gleamingterrier1

The pic with all the newt's facial expressions. Anyone notice that the one on the top left is the much-maligned "Dreamworks face"?