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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Emperor Kuzco / Narrator (voice)
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Pacha (voice)
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Yzma (voice)
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Kellyann Kelso ...
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Theme Song Guy (voice)
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(voice) (as Stephen Anderson)
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Jennifer Darling ...
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Patti Deutsch ...
Waitress (voice)
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Old Man (voice)
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

15 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kingdom in the Sun  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,235,883 (UK) (16 February 2001)

Gross:

ESP 250,669,396 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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(Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (DTS 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The makers of the film originally wanted to get Sting to sing the opening song but he said he was too old, they needed someone more hip and younger. So they went with Tom Jones, who is 11 years older than Sting. He did write "My Funny Friend and Me", which included a music video from the movie. See more »

Goofs

While falling down the stairs after stepping on a cat's tail, you can hear Kronk say: "Back, Elbow, Shoulders", However, he's actually falling in the opposite order: shoulders, elbow, back. See more »

Quotes

Kuzco: [voiceover] So this is where you came in. See, just like I said, I'm the victim here! I didn't do anything, and they ruined my life and took everything I had.
Kuzco: Hey, give it a rest up there, will ya?
Kuzco: [voiceover] What? I'm just telling them what happened.
Kuzco: Who are you kidding, pal? They saw the whole thing. They *know* what happened.
Kuzco: [voiceover] Well, yeah, but... but...
Kuzco: Leave me alone.
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Connections

References Song of the South (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

My Funny Friend and Me
Lyrics by Sting
Music by Sting & Dave Hartley
Performed by Sting
Produced and Arranged by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Flyle Tyme Productions,
Inc.
Co-Produced by Big Jim Wright (as "Big Jim" Wright) for Flyle Tyme Productions, Inc.
Recorded by Dave Rideau and Steve Hodge
Mixed by Steve Hodge
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I'm 23 and I still LOVE this movie
20 September 2001 | by (Newfoundland) – See all my reviews

Disney has done it again with a FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY (how many funnies is that? 4?...not enough) FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY (you get the point) movie.

Picture this. 2 friends and I walk into a local movie rental shop and start arguing over the NEW releases. Horror movie? No. Slasher flick? No. Drama? No. Etc, Etc, Etc. Finally, as if it were fate, we all walk into the Disney/Children section of the shop. One suggest "Emperors New Grove". The rest automatically agree... and we weren't disapointed.

David Spade is brilliant as the voice of the Emperor in this movie. His humour was definatly evident throughout the entirity. Speaking of the humour... it was funny. Ha, ha. Ain't I a kidder? Seriously though, I have to say that this is the funniest Disney movie that I've ever seen... and it's definaly because of the cast... who were brilliant in all their roles. There was a lot of adult humour in this one though. Nothing gross or sexually oriented or anything, but just grown up... intelligent... making it a fabulous watch.

If you haven't seen this, then I suggest you do... and soon.


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