The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Poster


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Followed by 

Kronk's New Groove (2005) (Video)


The Emperor's New School (2006) (TV Series)


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Pacha said while looking for potions "Lions, Tigers, Bears..." And unexpectedly off camera Yzma said "Oh my."
Pinocchio (1940)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The cut-away to the chimp with the bug, is a subtle reference to the opening montage of the Xanadu Estate, there is a similar shot of a pair of monkeys eating bugs.
The Fly (1958)
When the llama Kuzco is in the jungle, he hears a fly screaming "Help me, help me!" as it is about to be attacked by a spider.
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
The cat gate and meow near the beginning and cat near the end are references to Eartha Kitt's previous role as Catwoman.
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)
Kuzco says "Buh-bye," the catchphrase of David Spade's Total Bastard Airlines sketch
Grease (1978)
Cicha, Pacha's wife quotes Marty Maraschino when she says "Lady with a baby, coming through."
Superman (1978)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Pacha gives Kuzco the whole "I know there's still good in you" speech
Titanic (1997)

Referenced in 

Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) (Video)
Kuzco is in this movie
House of Mouse: House of Scrooge (2002) (TV Episode)
Kuzco is a guest at the House of Mouse
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Koi Fish/Arbor Day/Ami Ami (2005) (TV Episode)
Yumi can understand what squirrels speak.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Rise of the Eyebrow (2010) (TV Episode)
Shown alongside "El Dorado" to show the dueling movies
Nostalgia Critic: Exorcist 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
"You sound more like Eartha Kitt from The Emperor's New Groove..."
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 5 Least Awful Disney Sequels (2012) (TV Episode)
NChick mentions this movie
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Read It and Weep (2012) (TV Episode)
The scene where Daring Do is pursued by numerous big cats, followed by a small house cat that meows cutely at her
Honest Trailers: The Lion King (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Studio C: Episode #5.1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Disney cartoon mentor sketch
Honest Trailers: Toy Story (Feat. Will Sasso) (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Geeks Who Drink: Rob Kazinsky vs. Dominic Monaghan (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a theatrically released Disney animated film
The Cinema Snob: God's Not Dead (2016) (TV Episode)
The director's name is Cronk, Snob remarks that the film was "made by someone who speaks squirrel"
The Cinema Snob: Bushwhacked (2016) (TV Episode)
"...before they get Emperor's New Groove fever."

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #25.5 (2001) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
The Sweatbox (2002)
Once Upon a Halloween (2005) (Video)
Clips of Yzma and Kronk shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 11 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 14 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip played during the conclusion.
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Disney Sidekicks (2010) (TV Episode)
Kronk is ranked at number 6.
The Nostalgia Chick: The Lion King (in 3D!) (2011) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Chick criticizes Disney films
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Hottest Animated Guys (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Sync (2016)
Shows footage of the dutch version.


The Fly (1958)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
The beginning of Yzma's translation with her sinister laugh is like Maleficent's into the dragon.
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
chimp eating the bug spoofs opening of this rescuers movie
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Yzma's falling while screaming is based on Gaston's.
Tarzan (1999)

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