The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

Credit: starpulse.comA peasant saves his village, an emperor saves his throne, and Kronk saves his spinach puffs.


Still one of the funniest movies of all time. It was originally supposed to be a dramatic Lion King-ish film called “Kingdom of the Sun” including six original songs by Sting. Obviously that didn’t happen.

It must have really stung Sting to start singing Sting songs just to stop the Sting-a-thon sing-along mid-song — still, the unsung songs of a Sting who was stung still stand staunch, stout, and strong among all stellar songs to be strum on every string the stung Sting ever strung.

OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: That last sentence took me longer to write than I am prepared to admit.

Credit: over-the-top, the lesson on humility is hard to miss. On the one hand you have Pacha, who chose to be humble, and on the other you have Emperor Kuzco who was humbled by his circumstances.

Pacha had every reason to not help the emperor. After all, Kuzco was about to destroy Pacha’s home and throw his family out on the street. So why did Pacha help him? Are we really obligated to help someone whose heartless behavior brought upon themselves their own miserable circumstances?


It’s easy to withhold forgiveness from those who don’t deserve it. And yet, how deeply grateful I am for the One who humbly offers forgiveness to someone as undeserving as me.

The fact is, none of us are in a position to extend more mercy than we need ourselves. In other words, of what have ye to boastAre we not all beggars?

We shouldn’t have to be turned into llamas to figure out we’re not exempt from needing all the mercy, compassion and forgiveness our God and fellowmen have to offer.

“Therefore, blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble.” – Alma 32:16

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3 Responses to The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

  1. James says:

    Why is there a menopause ad at the bottom of the post? Is there a Sunday message in that as well??

  2. Alicia F. says:

    That sentence — impressive.

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