Nearly two years have passed since Disney's animated feature THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE was released, but the documentary made during the production is just now seeing the light. THE SWEATBOX details the troubled production of THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE. Or rather the turning of KINGDOM OF THE SUN into THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE. Produced and directed by John Paul Davidson and Trudi Styler (musician Sting's wife), the documentary premiered this September at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival and is now playing in Los Angeles for Academy consideration. The film features never before seen footage from KINGDOM OF THE SUN, and shows how Disney managed to complete a three year project in a year and a half.
The Los Angeles screenings are taking place at Loews Cineplex Beverly Center, 8522 Beverly Boulevard, Suite 835, Los Angeles, CA 90048 through Thursday, September 26, 2002. Posted screening times are: 12:15 PM, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 or call (310) 777-FILM.
Q: What do some non-dancing cats and a llama with an attitude have in
common? A: Mark Dindal. Here the director of Cats Don't Dance and
The Emperor's New Groove sits down with Joe Strike and talks and talks and talks...