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
During production, back when the movie still bore the title "Kingdom of the Sun", Hungarian animation director and folklore expert Marcell Jankovics was brought over to Disney to help out with the project. He considered the proposed story similar to his feature film debut Johnny Corncob (1973), and he has already had considerable experience in adapting the tales of older cultures and folklore in works such as Fehérlófia (1981) and the Hungarian children's series Magyar népmesék (1980). When co-director Roger Allers quit and the movie took a drastic change in direction, Jankovics also left the project after only having worked on it for a few months. Though Jankovics reportedly hated the completed film, he claims he had made several good friends at Disney, and also stole some pencils. He used his working fee to fund his film Az ember tragédiája (2011). See more »
When Pacha is wearing his green cloak his entire under-outfit is brown (which is obviously clear when he raises his arms) but when he takes off the cloak to give to Kuzco, his shirt is white. See more »
Boo-yah! Welcome to Kuzcotopia, my ultimate summer getaway, complete with water slide.
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In the closing Walt Disney Pictures logo, after the arc is drawn over the castle, it disappears. See more »
"The Emperor's New Groove" is a rare hilarious Disney movie.
It's very different from any other Disney movie so this movie might also be very watchable to you Disney haters out there. The movie pace is incredibly high and the music by John Debney and Sting are a real surprise. The movie really is a non-stop hilarious comedy with some unique humor. Also the style, both visual and story-wise is different from any other previous Disney movie, which in this case is a positive thing.
The characters are great. Kuzco and Pacha are a perfect team. Yzma is a remarkable villain and her sidekick Kronk is hilarious. Yep, Laughs are guaranteed in this very hip and hilarious movie!
The story really is of no importance and most of it never makes sense but that's also why this movie is both unique and hilarious to watch over and over again.
Highly recommendable to everyone!
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