Fun and without any pretence whatsoever, I simply cannot imagine anyone being able to watch this superbly cast film without cracking at least a dozen smiles along the way.
Lyrics by sting
Daryl’s “Oh shit I’m 30” Disney Project.
Pretty much the only "angularly animated" Disney movie I love. This has all of the humour and kookiness that Hercules wished it had. While the story is quite simple, the execution of the funny is top notch and that Tom Jones theme song is incredibly catchy.
After catching the documentary Sweatbox, based on the troubled production of this feature I'm glad that a: This didn't become another "Lion King" wannabe, and…
Totally unexpected, this breaks from the traditional Disney model in more ways than one. Not surprised to hear this was put together from the remnants of another project. It shows in the looseness of the narrative, but instead of being a weakness, it's actually the most refreshing aspect of the movie. We've seen the redemption arc that's underneath all the high-jinks and zany non-sequiteurs many times before, so the fact that Kuzco's character arc gets pushed aside early and often…
Covered in brief on my blog:
"The film's humor derives in equal measure from David Reynolds's script and director Mark Dindal's eye for timing visual jokes that recall classic Warner Brothers fare. Though these elements aren't always laugh-out-loud funny, here, they create a pleasant, easy-to-watch tone that helps the film grow on you as it goes along."
BOOOOM, baby!!! xD
Another glib continuation of Disney's complicitly ugly, quantity-vs-quality period, but not without screwball playfulness in its still irritating irony. Same ethical gene pool as "Lilo & Stitch", totally uninterested in visual or emotional depth in favor of youth-skewing antics. This would get old real soon.
Take 1 sip if:
Yzma gets visibly frustrated with any of the characters. (extra sip if it's characters)
Whenever anyone says "llama"
Kuzco interrupts the film (narration counts)
Any other film is referenced
Take 2 sips if:
Any character turns into an animal (for the third act you must take a sip for every character that has this happen as well as everytime Kuzco changes)
The kids do something cute (extra sip if Kronk is involved)
Take a shot of liquor if:
Kronk's shoulder angel/ demon show up
Finish your drink whenever a character pulls the wrong lever.
Proceed with caution.
By a substantial margin Disney's oddest animated entry, and coupled with Ratatouille (Pixar, yes, but still), a compelling argument to let failing productions take on a life of their own. Legitimately funny with stunning animation; if it falters, it's really only because Chuck Jones wasn't around to direct it. Whoever let this and Lilo & Stitch through were onto something, shame it may never happen again on this scale.
This was hands down my favourite film as a kid and I've probably seen it more times than any other. It had been a while since I last watched it, it was nice to see that it still holds up.
Ordentlicher, unkonventioneller Disneyfilm, der sich vor allem auf Slapstick und Wortwitz verlässt und in Sachen Handlung und Kohärenz kaum Akzente setzen kann. Gerade durch die kurze Spielzeit wirkt die Geschichte gehetzt und und unfokussiert. Im Kern ist die Handlung eine Abwandlung des Siddhartha Gautama-Mythos mit einer Botschaft über den Wert von Freundschaft, leider hat diese zu wenig Zeit sich wirkungsvoll zu entfalten - Cuzkos Entwicklung wirkt unnatürlich, der Film verdient sich diese nicht. Immerhin: John Goodman und David Spade haben sichtlich Spaß mit ihrer Sprecherrolle.