I just can’t get enough of the exclusive lithographs from The Disney Store! This post features a nice set from the movie The Emperor’s New Groove.
It’s hard to believe that this film was released over 17 years ago back in the year 2000! Just before the Y2K virus destroyed the world. Good times! Good times!
It was the 40th feature-length animated film from the studio and was basically a buddy picture. Well, as ‘buddy’ as a big fat guy and a talking llama can be buddies.
Folder Open with Pictures Inside
Folder Open but Empty
This artwork from the film is a nice touch. Now let’s have a look at the lithographs themselves. And as with most of these sets, the pictures themselves don’t have titles, so I will be adding my own:
“Squeakity Squeak Squeak Squeakity!”
Man, you just ask a squirrel which way a talking llama went and you have to listen to him talk about his nuts and his family. Or was that his nutty family? Either way, just tell me which way the talking llama went!
“I’m about to do something on purpose!”
With a ‘buddy’ like Kuzko along on the journey, I think anyone would eventually consider doing something untoward accicentally ‘on purpose’. If you get my meaning.
Okay, it was totally bad of Kuzko to plan to evict an entire village just to build a self-themed adventure park… but I so want to go there! I may even want an Annual Pass!
“Give me more!”
The Emperor’s New Groove is filled with awesome moments, but the one depicted in the image above was probably one of the funniest. Until Kuzko goes all ‘Kuzko’ and then the baby-cuteness moment is gone! Still funny though.
COOL FACT: The fourth wall is broken many times in this film. And you thought Deadpool invented that gag! And just what is ‘The Fourth Wall’? It is the imaginary “wall” at the front of a stage in a traditional three-walled box-like stage in a proscenium theatre (a proscenium is the area of a theatre surrounding the stage opening and literally means “in front of the scenery”), through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. The concept is usually attributed to the philosopher, critic and dramatist Denis Diderot. And now you know.
So how does one break this wall? Any time a character turns to the camera, addresses the audience, or makes a comment that makes it seem like he KNOWS he’s in a TV show or a play, he’s said to be “breaking the fourth wall” – the wall that separates him from the audience.
For even more lithographs, check out these ones from Monsters Inc., also from The Disney Store.