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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Rob Clotworthy)
Jennifer Darling ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Patti Deutsch ...
Waitress (voice)
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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 | emperor | disney | cult film | See All (89) »

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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:

$89,296,573 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

To keep the animation team together as a crew during the production hiatus, former Disney animator Eric Goldberg was allowed to borrow the animation crew to help produce his independent film Rhapsody in Blue (2000), which Disney ended up inserting into Fantasia 2000 (1999) as one of the musical segments. See more »

Goofs

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

[Yzma is sleeping in a huge tent, while Kronk is in a tent so small it only covers his waist. Suddenly Kronk jerks awake]
Kronk: The peasant, at the diner!
[pause]
Kronk: He didn't pay his check.
[falls back asleep, but then jerks back up]
Kronk: It's the peasant who I saw leaving the city who disappeared into the crowd with Kuzco in the back of his cart. He must have taken him back to his village, so if we find the village, we find him, and if we find him, we find Kuzco. Oh, yeah, it's all comin' together. Yzma!
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Featured in Once Upon a Halloween (2005) See more »

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Girl from Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, and Norman Gimbel
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I absolutely love this movie!
24 August 2004 | by (Sandnes, Norway) – See all my reviews

How great is this? A movie about a talking lama. I absolutely love this movie, from beginning to end. I don't know how many times I have watched this movie, but I am guessing in the over 10 area. This is the only movie that I find funnier dubbed in Norwegian than in the original language. It is absolutely hilarious, I don't care what age you are. Although I think adults understands more of the jokes in the movie, but that doesn't mean that kids won't find it funny. The movie is a story of betrayal, friendship, love and lots and lots of humour. It doesn't seem like I can ever get tired of this movie. Why? Because it is absolutely fantastic! I am 24 years old, so there aren't any age boundaries here. I rate this movie 10/10


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