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Pixar have released details and artwork of a film idea that they scrapped before production. The film, called Newt, told the story of an endangered blue footed Newt who realises that, for his species to survive, they must enter a breeding programme much to the chagrin of Brooke, the last female Newt.

The film was set to be directed by Gary Rydstrom who had previously impressed with his Pixar short film, Lifted. However, although Newt was confirmed to have been halted this May, the good folk at Empire drew our attention to some of the artwork from the project which Pixar have made available for the public to see.

No reason is given for the film's demise, although perhaps Pixar's owners, Disney, baulked at the idea of building a whole film around the idea of forced mating?

Keep reading after the jump to find out more and see the artwork... Pixar have released details and artwork of a film idea that they scrapped before production. The film, called Newt, told the story of an endangered blue footed Newt who realises that, for his species to survive, they must enter a breeding programme much to the chagrin of Brooke, the last female Newt.

The film was set to be directed by Gary Rydstrom who had previously impressed with his Pixar short film, Lifted. However, although Newt was confirmed to have been halted this May, the good folk at Empire drew our attention to some of the artwork from the project which Pixar have made available for the public to see.

No reason is given for the film's demise, although perhaps Pixar's owners, Disney, baulked at the idea of building a whole film around the idea of forced mating?

Pixar have almost scrapped projects before; Toy story 2 was completely revamped and Ratatouille was given a new director during production, but it seems nothing could save poor Newt.

We've put a few of the Newt pictures below and you can see the rest over at the Pixar Facebook fan page so you can imagine what could have been. It has to be said that it's exceptionally open of a film studio to reveal so much about their creative process - but then Pixar has always been a bit different.

Tell us whether Newt is something you would have liked to seen in the cinemas. Hey, maybe we can get a petition going or something...