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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

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.

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Kuzco / Kuzco Llama (voice)
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Pacha (voice)
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Yzma (voice)
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Kronk (voice)
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Chicha (voice)
Kellyann Kelso ...
Chaca (voice)
Eli Russell Linnetz ...
Tipo (voice)
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Theme Song Guy (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Stephen Anderson)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Rob Clotworthy)
Jennifer Darling ...
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Patti Deutsch ...
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Old Man (voice)

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In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his "groove", and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma; he's also planning to build a new waterpark just for himself for his birthday. However, this means destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. Meanwhile, Yzma is hatching a plan to get revenge and usurp the throne. But, in a botched assassination courtesy of Yzma's right-hand man, Kronk, Kuzco is magically transformed into a llama. Now, Kuzco finds himself the property of Pacha, a lowly llama herder whose home is ground zero for the water park. Upon discovering the llama's true self, Pacha offers to help resolve the Emperor's problem and regain his throne, only if he promises to move his water park. Written by Richard Hudson

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peru | llama | throne | emperor | kingdom | See All (99) »

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No touchie! Nooooo touchie! See more »


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15 December 2000 (USA)  »

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Kingdom in the Sun  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,812,302 (USA) (15 December 2000)

Gross:

$89,296,573 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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Trivia

Because of the allusion in the title, the movie is often wrongly described as a version of "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen. While some character traits of the main character are similar to the title character in Andersen's story, there are no further connections. Instead, the story shares much more similarities with the fairy tale "Kalif Storch" (Caliph Stork) by Wilhelm Hauff. See more »

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Jaguars do not travel in large groups. Even if they did, there would not be so many black jaguars in one place, as this color is not as common as that. See more »

Quotes

Kuzco: [watching Yzma talk] Whoa! Look at those wrinkles. What is holding this woman together? What the...
[sees a bit of spinach on Yzma's teeth]
Kuzco: How long has that been there?
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Girl from Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, and Norman Gimbel
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Nothing fancy, yet a good film
10 October 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Considering that this movie wasn't made to compete with Disney's line-up of Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, etc..., it is an excellent movie. Who would've thought that a simple animation could do so much. This is a good movie to watch with friends and family members of all ages. Also, if you want a good night's innocent laugh, this movie is recommended. This is the first good family film I've seen since "A Bug's Life." Just a little note on the side: can you believe that this movie that absolutely NO romantic plot (one of the first and only that I've seen of Disney animations).


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