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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  15 December 2000 (USA)
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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

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 ...
Eli Russell Linnetz ...
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Theme Song Guy (voice)
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(voice) (as Stephen Anderson)
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(voice)
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(voice)
Jennifer Darling ...
(voice)
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:

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

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

In the scene where Kuzco and Pacha are searching through the various potions, Pacha says, "Lions, tigers, bears" then when they come upon the potion for humans, it is missing and Yzma says "oh my." Together this creates a line from The Wizard of Oz (1939). According to producer Randy Fullmer and director Mark Dindal, they were forced to use this joke, which they detested, by then-head of Feature Animation Thomas Schumacher. See more »

Goofs

The mix-up with the poison occurs because of a peeling label on the bottle, yet it's the only bottle in the entire lab which even *has* a label so it shouldn't have been that hard to identify. See more »

Quotes

Pacha: Emperor Kuzco?
Kuzco: Yeah. Who did you think you were talking to?
Pacha: Um... How did... uh... you don't... *look* like the emperor.
Kuzco: What do you mean I don't look like the emperor?
Pacha: Um... do this.
[wiggles fingers]
Kuzco: What is this, some little game you country folk like to play?
[sees his hoofed hand, gasps]
Kuzco: It can't be! I...
[looks at his reflection in the water]
[...]
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Connections

References Titanic (1997) 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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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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