Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Sweatbox - The documentary Disney doesn't want you to see

"The documentary Sweatbox was filmed by Sting's wife Trudie Styler and never got an official release on a DVD extra presumably because of the horrible light the studio executives were portrayed in. The movie follows the exceptionally troubled production of Kingdom of the Sun, which was later renamed to The Emperor's New Groove."

You may have heard of the documentary before, but is has never been released or shown to the public. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but luckily it has made it's way onto the net. Disney have already tried to remove it from YouTube, so it may not be up for long but it should be a must watch for everyone.


It is difficult to say how accurate this will be, (after all it is directed by Sting's wife) but it is well known that Disney at certain times have turned into a rather commercialised machine. The studio system for both animation and film can be rather heartless and this may provide an alternative view for what it is like to work for some of the biggest names in the industry.


  1. Unfortunately it reflects an opinion I've heard from friends at Disney. It's certainly not the magic castle.

    Also check out "Secret Lives: Walt Disney".

  2. Thanks Alan. Disney are certainly a very strange company.