There have been rumors surrounding this movie for a while now but, in a surprising move, it appears that Pixar has pulled the plug on “Newt”.  The news was discovered when the film was deleted from the latest supplement to Disney archivist Dave Smith’s “Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia”.

The speculation is that Pixar is focusing on their sequels right now.  When you look at things, “Cars 2” is slated for a 2011 release already and “Monsters, Inc. 2” in 2012.  These movies do take time, and the last thing you wanna do is rush a Pixar movie.

Admittedly, it would have been nice to see a fresh story from Pixar and I really hope they don’t scrap “John Carter of Mars”.  “Carter” is slated for a 2012 release.  Also on the table for 2012 are “Monsters, Inc. 2” and “Brave” (formerly “The Bear and the Bow”).  3 Pixar movies in one year?

For those of you who never heard of “Newt” and wondered what it would be about, here’s the plot synopsis of the movie that was revealed in 2008:

What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can’t stand each other? That’s the problem facing Newt and Brooke, heroes of “newt,” the Pixar film by seven-time Academy Award(R) winner for sound Gary Rydstrom, and director of Pixar’s Oscar-nominated short, “Lifted.” Newt and Brooke embark on a perilous, unpredictable adventure and discover that finding a mate never goes as planned, even when you only have one choice. Love, it turns out, is not a science.