Watch a Damning Behind-the-Scenes Documentary About Disney


Disney’s forgettable 2000 film The Emperor’s New Groove came with a lot of baggage. Originally titled Kingdom of the Sun, inspired by The Prince and the Pauper, and directed by Roger Allers, it was completely overhauled midway through production. Allers quit, the script was rewritten, and Sting — who had already recorded several tracks tailored to the movie — was told that his songs had been cut. Meanwhile, Sting’s wife, Trudie Styler, had been following the production for a making-of feature that was intended to be a DVD extra. Styler documented the project’s devolution into chaos, portraying a pair of Disney executives as the main villains. Of course, Sweatbox, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, never saw release alongside The Emperor’s New Groove or otherwise, because Disney owns the rights to it. The full, 95-minute version has, however, appeared on YouTube and is bound to make fascinating viewing for those who are curious about how their Mickey Mouse sausage gets made.

[via io9]