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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

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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

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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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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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peru | llama | emperor | disney | antidote | See All (84) »

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A comedy about standing on your own four feet 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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(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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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The cut-away to the chimp with the bug, is a subtle reference to one of the opening shots of the 1941 film Citizen Kane. During the opening montage of the Xanadu Estate, there is a similar shot of a pair of monkeys eating bugs. See more »

Goofs

When Yzma and Kronk are visiting Pacha's house, Chicha's headband is blue. When Kronk is leaving the house, it is green. See more »

Quotes

Kuzco: And let's not forget Yzma's right-hand man. Every decade or so she gets a new one. This year's model is called Kronk.
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Connections

Referenced in Studio C: Episode #5.1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Perfect World / Perfect World Reprise
Lyrics by Sting
Music by Sting & Dave Hartley
Performed by Tom Jones
Produced by Sting and Dave Hartley
Arranged, Orchestrated and Conducted by Dave Hartley
Recorded and Mixed by Frank Wolf
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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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