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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

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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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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:

1.76 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 Kitty: [after successfully getting her paws on the potion to turn her back into a human before Kuzco] I win.
[Kronk suddenly opens up the nearby window nearby, slamming it onto Yzma, letting the potion fly into the hands of Pacha and Kuzco]
Kronk: What are the odds of that trap door leadin' me out here?
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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 »

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I'm 23 and I still LOVE this movie
20 September 2001 | by PetruchioSee all my reviews

Disney has done it again with a FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY (how many funnies is that? 4?...not enough) FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY (you get the point) movie.

Picture this. 2 friends and I walk into a local movie rental shop and start arguing over the NEW releases. Horror movie? No. Slasher flick? No. Drama? No. Etc, Etc, Etc. Finally, as if it were fate, we all walk into the Disney/Children section of the shop. One suggest "Emperors New Grove". The rest automatically agree... and we weren't disapointed.

David Spade is brilliant as the voice of the Emperor in this movie. His humour was definatly evident throughout the entirity. Speaking of the humour... it was funny. Ha, ha. Ain't I a kidder? Seriously though, I have to say that this is the funniest Disney movie that I've ever seen... and it's definaly because of the cast... who were brilliant in all their roles. There was a lot of adult humour in this one though. Nothing gross or sexually oriented or anything, but just grown up... intelligent... making it a fabulous watch.

If you haven't seen this, then I suggest you do... and soon.


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