3D 'Beauty' reboot, 'Newt' yanked from schedule
Chuck Viane. “Right now, that marketplace is crowded.” As for “Newt,” Disney axed the romantic comedy from sound designer Gary Rydstrom, allocating resources to other titles. “Who knows if and when we get the right pieces together,” Viane said. Disney’s Rapunzel retelling “Tangled” will launch on Nov. 24, while its 2011 toon slate includes Pixar’s “Cars 2″ on June 24, followed closely by “Winnie the Pooh” on July 15. Disney/Pixar toon “Toy Story 3″ is the summer’s top earner to date, with a boffo $391.6 million domestically and worldwide totals reaching $844 million. Along with the studio’s revised toon sked, Disney also announced it will screen sneaks of live-action horse racing drama “Secretariat,” toplining Diane Lane, on Oct. 2 — a week before its Stateside launch — while high school-themed comedy “Prom” will unspool April 29.
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