Later, they announced that the "newt" project has been canceled. They didn't give a reason, but speculation has been running wild.
Now, they're showing some concept art from the project:
Yeah, it's a Facebook link, but go ahead and click it; they've set the album so it can be viewed without logging in.
The artwork is fascinating and beautiful, and it's fun (but also kinda sad) to think what the movie might have been like. And look, there's the main character, a blue-footed newt, in several of the pictures!