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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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Mark Dindal

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Chris Williams (story by), Mark Dindal (story by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Spade ... Kuzco / Kuzco Llama (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 ... (voice) (as Stephen Anderson)
Bob Bergen ... Bucky / Fly stuck in web (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... (voice)
Robert Clotworthy ... (voice) (as Rob Clotworthy)
Jennifer Darling ... (voice)
Patti Deutsch ... Waitress (voice)
John Fiedler ... Old Man (voice)
Miriam Flynn ... (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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A new wrinkle on evil!! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,302,687

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,327,687
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Technical Specs

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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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Spade (Emperor Kuzco) and Wendie Malick (Chicha) both starred in the TV series Just Shoot Me! (1997) 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

Pacha: Someday, you're gonna wind up all alone, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself.
Kuzko: Thanks for that. I'll log that away.
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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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Echoes of Chuck Jones madness, sharply barbed one-liners and some intrinsically thought out action sequences highlight this hugely entertaining, hilarious cartoon
29 April 2004 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE (2000) *** (Voices of: David Spade, John Goodman, Earth Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie

Malick, Eli Russell Linnetz, Kellyann Kelso, Robert Bergen, John

Fiedler). Funny, slapstick-y animated Disney yarn about a spoiled

brat young ruler (voiced to snarky perfection by Spade) whose

authority is undermined by his ruthless, power-hungry adviser (Kitt,

purrrfectly announciating vile thoughts) and her dense, yet

well-meaning henchman (Warburton, in all his scene-stealing

glory), when she turns him into a llama and dispatching him into a

jungle encroaching village where he is befriended by a kind

peasant (Goodman at his jovial best) who teaches the punk some

life lessons. Echoes of Chuck Jones madness, sharply barbed

one-liners and some intrinsically thought out action sequences

highlight this hugely entertaining, hilarious cartoon of choice

direction by Mark Dindal and surprisingly nearly song-free (two

tracks are written by Sting – one performed by Tom Jones – who

originally was commissioned to score some dozen tracks when

the project switched gears from becoming a full-fledged musical).


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