December 13, 2023

EP. 299 — The Emperor’s New Groove

Paul & Amy embrace the groove for Disney’s madcap Incan comedy The Emperor’s New Groove! They learn about the calamitous development period that led to the final film, dive into the history of shoulder angels and devils in animation, and debate whether the chaotic production created something unique and special in the Disney canon. Plus: a lost song from Eartha Kitt and other moments that never made it to the screen.


Next week. Paul and Amy are talking about Edward Scissorhands! You can join the conversation on Paul’s Discord at


Check out this week’s spotlight episode from the archives, Shrek:


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