Species Extinction Goes Cutesy in New 3D Pixar Flick "Newt"

What is it with Pixar and its cutsey-poo apocalypse movies? In a big announcement yesterday about upcoming Pixar offerings, the studio discussed Newt, the wacky little "mad about you" tale of how the last two blue-footed newts on the planet don't get along — but will have to breed to reboot their species. The two are brought together by scientists hoping to save the nearly-extinct newts, and lovable goofiness ensues.

Apparently the world is ready for a zany romantic comedy about extinction and forced breeding. Newt will directed by newcomer Gary Rydstrom, whose short Lifted (pictured here) is a slapstick take on an alien who needs to learn the basics of abduction. This fun extinction flick will come just a few years after Wall-E, another cute-apocalypse tale of a wuvable bot who lives smack-dab in the middle of a decaying, abandoned planet Earth. [Cinematical]