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Published March 26, 2024 Updated March 26, 2024

Kuzco, l’empereur mégalo

Notched cards featuring toys representing characters from the Disney film Kuzco, as offered by McDonald’s.

2001 France Disney Hachette Press Disney Advertising Movies & Film Secondary Uses Toy Cards Add to Collection

Kuzco, l’empereur mégalo (or The Emperor’s New Groove) is an American animated fantasy comedy film released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2000. In a joint promotion between Le Journal de Mickey (a French children’s magazine) and McDonald’s, toys representing characters from the film were offered for three weeks in March/April 2001 at McDonald’s outlets in France. The same designs appear on each suit. The logos of Le Journal de Mickey and McDonald’s are on all the Aces and numeral cards, with one or the other on the two Jokers. Both logos are displayed on the yellow backs. The cards have indices in French and are notched. See the box

Kuzco, l’empereur mégalo made in China for Le Journal de Mickey (Disney Hachette Press) and McDonald’s, c2001 Kuzco, l’empereur mégalo made in China for Le Journal de Mickey (Disney Hachette Press) and McDonald’s, c2001

Above: Kuzco, l’empereur mégalo made in China for Le Journal de Mickey (Disney Hachette Press) and McDonald’s, c2001. 52 notched cards + 2 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 59 x 88 mm. © Disney

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Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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