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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.

Director:

Mark Dindal

Writers:

Chris Williams (story by), Mark Dindal (story by) | 9 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Spade ... Kuzco (voice)
John Goodman ... Pacha (voice)
Eartha Kitt ... Yzma (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Kronk (voice)
Wendie Malick ... Chicha (voice)
Kellyann Kelso Kellyann Kelso ... Chaca (voice)
Eli Russell Linnetz Eli Russell Linnetz ... Tipo (voice)
Stephen J. Anderson ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Stephen Anderson)
Bob Bergen ... Bucky / Fly stuck in web (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Townspeople (voice)
Robert Clotworthy ... Guards (voice) (as Rob Clotworthy)
Jennifer Darling ... (voice)
Patti Deutsch ... Waitress (voice)
John Fiedler ... Old Man (voice)
Miriam Flynn ... The Piñata Lady (voice)
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Storyline

In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his "groove", and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma (Eartha Kitt), 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 (Patrick Warburton), 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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Mingin'! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

The image on the back of the diner menus is a parody of the mascot of the Big Boy restaurant chain, which is popular in the Burbank, California area where Disney's studios are located. See more »

Goofs

Kuzco says "What's with the chimp and the bug?" There are no chimps in the New World, and the primate depicted is not a chimp. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kuzco: [Narrating] Will you take a look at that? Pretty pathetic, huh? Well, you'll never believe this, but that llama you're looking at was once a human being. And not just any human being. That guy was an emperor. A rich, powerful ball of charisma. Oh, yeah! This is his story. Well, actually, my story. That's right... I'm that llama. The name is Kuzco... Emperor Kuzco. I was the world's nicest guy and they ruined my life for no reason. Oh, is that hard to believe? Look, I'll tell you ...
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Crazy Credits

In the closing Walt Disney Pictures logo, after the arc is drawn over the castle, it disappears. See more »

Alternate Versions

A sequence showing Kuzco's guards training for the destruction of Pacha's village was fully animated, scored, and in color when it was deleted from the film. Animation of the guards from this sequence appears during the final battle in the film's third act. This sequence appears as a special feature on the DVD. See more »


Soundtracks

Perfect World / Perfect World Reprise
Lyrics by Sting
Music by Sting and 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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High Praise For This 'Kids' Film
12 March 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

You've often heard the sales pitch, "adults will love it, too!" almost always referring to a kids' movie and in particularly, an animated movie for children. Well, in this case I agree. Even as a middle-aged adult, I enjoyed this.

The dialog is adult-friendly but at the same time not coarse or crude with no sexual innuendos, no profanity or even a hint of it. Yet, it's hip with some very clever lines.

The story is interesting and offers a few unique twists. David Spade does a fabulous job narrating, has a very pleasing voice, one that's fun to hear. I actually do think adults would like this more than children.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kingdom in the Sun See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,812,302, 17 December 2000

Gross USA:

$89,636,687

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,661,687
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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