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  1. Unpopular opinion: The Emperor's New Groove is easily one of my favorite Disney movies.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      ...that's nowhere near an unpopular opinion, Emperor typically ranks high on a lot of people's favourites list

    2. Jango

      Jango

      That's weird! I read it ages ago that the movie kinda flopped with the critics, but it was indeed very much liked by the general audience.

    3. Milo

      Milo

      the film underpeformed in theaters but it was actually well-regarded by critics, and later became one of the best-selling DVDs in 2001

      it also has aged really well in hindsight as one of the very few times disney truly broke away from their formula of musicals. even if it was out of desperation to salvage a production that had gone off-rails, they ended up making a looney tunes-esque slapstick movie that's one of the funniest films in the canon. (regarding that bit about the production: read up on the original version of the film "kingdom of the sun" and watch the documentary film "the sweatbox"...if you can find the latter online)

    4. QuantumEdge

      QuantumEdge

      Back when it released it didn't leave a big mark, but it's very quickly become beloved.  In fact it never really got any negativity from the press or audiences.  It's basically Disney's Road to El Dorado.  

      I think you can find The Sweatbox on Youtube in its entirety.  Honestly, learning about Kingdom of the Sun's development hell is almost as interesting as Emperor's New Groove is funny.

       

    5. E-122-Psi

      E-122-Psi

      Can't talk. Some of my favourites are B team sequels like The Tigger Movie and Bambi II.

      Emperor's New Groove was an interesting process though, it was like after a while they just subsided to the fact they preferred the comedic aspect so made it the whole thing rather than trying to make a traditional epic.

    6. Sean

      Sean

      One of the only Disney movies I can watch these days and not find something to complain about.

    7. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      So what made it fail commercially? A lack of advertising? I mean, I'm seeing the list of animated films from 2000, and the only films in its vague release window were Digimon and Rugrats in Paris, and I don't think they would have eaten into its margins.

    8. Milo

      Milo

      @Your Vest Friend Looking at the 2000s holiday schedule, I think it's mostly a case of too much competition in general.

      The week New Groove was released in was pretty packed for general movie releases. Paramount had What Women Want, Fox had Dude, Where's My Car?, Miramax (owned by Disney) had Chocolat, and Sony (Pictures Classics) had Pollock. The week afterwards was no less busy either (Cast Away, Miss Congeniality, The Family Man, Dracula 2000), and these two weeks [Dec. 15, Dec. 22] were right before the Christmas holiday.

      And in terms of family releases/competition, New Groove was released a month after the live-action Jim Carrey Grinch movie, which ruled the holiday season that year (it was #1 in the US for four weeks until What Women Want dethroned it, and ultimately finished its box-office run as the then-second highest-grossing holiday film of all time behind Home Alone). Disney also had 102 Dalmatians (their sequel to their 1996 live-action 101 Dalmatians remake) still running in theaters at the time as well.

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