[Movies] Pixar President Explains Why Newt Was Scrapped
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.21.2014
It just wasn't working...
Pixar president Ed Catmull recently spoke with Fast Company about a variety of topics and was asked why director Gary Rydstrom's animated feature Newt got scrapped by the studio. According to Catmull, the film just didn't ever come together right.
Catmull said of the failed film, "Newt was another unlikely idea that wasn't working. When we gave it to somebody new [Up director Pete Docter], he said, 'I'll do it, but I have another idea altogether, which I think is better.' And we thought it was better too. That was the reason we didn't continue with Newt."
The film Docter came up with is Inside Out, which releases next year.