In the year 2000, Disney released The Emperor’s New Groove, a little movie nobody knew how to take. I loved it! The general idea is that Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder. Hijinks ensue.
“Yay! I’m a Llama again! Wait…” That is perhaps my most favorite quote from this movie. Although there are so many more!
While visiting a local Disney Store recently, we had to make our purchase up to $50.00 in order to obtain a coupon for $25.00 off our next purchase of $50.00 or more. We were less than $2.00 short! We’d been all over the store and looked at everything… or so we thought.
Over in a corner, on a discount rack, pushed almost out of sight, was this:
So it became my gift to me. I’m so happy! As you can see, it has some cool concept artwork rendered in full colour, not in the linework of most mugs sporting that motif.
But what really sold it for me was the unique swivel feature: The bottle of poison. The poison for Kuzco. The poison chosen specifically to kill Kuzco. Kuzco’s poison. You can spin the bottle and see a Llama on one side and a skull on the other:
But not to be left out or outdone, Yzma just had to put her two cents in and leave her mark on the mug:
And speaking of great quotes: “Squeak Squeakity Squeak Squeaken.” No, I don’t know what it means either.
This mug was released in 2020 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the original release of the film.
If you’re wondering, the mug cost me a little over $10.00 after a discount. So I ended up being almost $8.00 over what I needed for the coupon. So they got me to spend more to save later! Wait…
For more fun with the Emperor, just pull the lever… err, click the link, to see some cool Lithographs, also from the Disney Store.