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The Emperor's New Groove
Episode 19026th January 2023 • Verbal Diorama • Verbal Diorama
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The Emperor's New Groove, unfortunately lumbered as part of the blame for the beginning of the end of Disney's Renaissance period, is actually three movies in one:

  • The original movie that was never made, Kingdom of the Sun
  • The movie we got
  • And the documentary that Disney does not want you to see, The Sweatbox

In this episode, I'm going to be telling you about all three; plus the alleged DreamWorks plan by ex-Disney chief Jeffrey Katzenberg to beat Disney to release with The Road to El Dorado, the fact The Emperor's New Groove didn't have a script until two weeks after it was released, and how The Emperor's New Groove accurately predicted the tonal change to Hollywood animation in the 2000s.

If anyone asks you how did Disney managed to make The Emperor’s New Groove, you could just refer them to this episode, or you could simply say “well, ya got me, by all accounts, it doesn’t make sense”.

I would love to hear your thoughts on The Emperor's New Groove !



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