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Meet the existence of “The Sweatbox,” a making-of documentary about Disney’s “The Emperor’s New Groove” that Disney had financed but was so “awkwardly truthful” about how Disney movies are made, it was never officially released

‘We’ll Never Make That Kind of Movie Again’

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The story of the making of the 2000 movie The Emperor’s New Groove is actually the story of the making of three movies, only one of which can be legally seen today. First, there is The Kingdom of the Sun, an epic tale incorporating Inca myths, which was to be directed by The Lion King’s Roger Allers and would have starred Owen Wilson as a lowly llama herder bound to switch lives with a selfish, vain prince voiced by David Spade. The soundtrack was set to feature a whole series of songs written by Sting. The legendary Eartha Kitt would be the voice of a villainous sorceress determined to blot out the sun.

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