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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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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 / 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:

Beware the groooooooooove! 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

Runtime:

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

Yzma is one of the few female Disney Villains to be physically fought in their respective debut films. See more »

Goofs

The mix-up with the poison occurs because of a peeling label on the bottle, yet it's the only bottle in the entire lab which even *has* a label so it shouldn't have been that hard to identify. See more »

Quotes

Pacha: [hanging off the bridge] Kuzco!
Kuzco: Yeah?
Pacha: Quick, pull me up!
Kuzco: No, I don't think I will.
Pacha: You're gonna leave me here?
Kuzco: Well, I was gonna have you imprisoned for life, but I kinda like this better.
Pacha: I thought you were a changed man.
Kuzco: Come on, I had to say *something* to get you to take me back to the palace.
Pacha: So all of it was a lie?
Kuzco: Well yeah. No, wait... Oh, yeah, it all was a lie. Toodles!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Bushwhacked (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

My Funny Friend and Me
Lyrics by Sting
Music by Sting and Dave Hartley
Performed by Sting
Produced and Arranged by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for Flyle Tyme Productions,
Inc.
Co-Produced by Big Jim Wright (as "Big Jim" Wright) for Flyle Tyme Productions, Inc.
Recorded by Dave Rideau and Steve Hodge
Mixed by Steve Hodge
Sting appears courtesy of A&M Records
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Hilarious but short family treat!
7 May 2001 | by Lee BartholomewSee all my reviews

In all of it's 77 minutes this was still worth renting. (and buying in my opinion) Simply the best Disney film in recent memory. And no reason a 25 year old like me shouldn't see it. If you like laughing, this will serve a treat that will last for a very long time. (cute cat....) 10/10


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