Episode 5 – The Emperor’s New Groove

Kuzco being admired

Ryan Szrama and Matt Robison talk about the 2000 Disney movie, The Emperor’s New Groove.

Some of the topics discussed: the strange history of the film and its connection to The Lion King, what kids laugh at versus what adults laugh at, the use of an unreliable narrator, llamas, the strange yet wonderful character of Kronk, that mysterious extra lever, awkward calls with Sting, and comparisons to more recent Disney films.

The scene from the 1958 movie The Fly. Warning: it’s actually kind of disturbing.

The opening of Citizen Kane with monkeys:

In case you’ve forgotten it, here’s the ending credits music. It sounds like it’s from another movie altogether. And that’s because it is from another movie.

About Ryan: 

Ryan Szrama is a married father of three living in Greenville, SC. He travels the world peddling open source software but always looks forward to coming home to his family. They love watching funny shows and movies, making a habit of laughing together to keep pride at bay and make it safe for everyone to admit their mistakes.

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