The Emperor's New Groove

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"It's all about... ME!"
  • G
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 7.4  (223,097)
  • 70

The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film stars the voices of David Spade, John Goodman, and Eartha Kitt. It was directed by Mark Dindal and written by David Reynolds, with music by John Debney. Set in a fictional South American kingdom called Kuzcotopia, the story follows Kuzco, a young and selfish emperor who is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor, Yzma. Kuzco enlists the help of Pacha, a humble peasant, to regain his human form and his kingdom.

The film opens with Kuzco as a spoiled, selfish emperor who is very much disliked by his subjects. He is planning to build a new private summer palace on the site of Pacha's home, which enrages the humble peasant. Meanwhile, Yzma, Kuzco's advisor, plots to overthrow him and seize the throne for herself. She enlists the help of Kronk, her dim-witted but lovable assistant, to poison Kuzco and turn him into a llama.

As a llama, Kuzco ends up in Pacha's village and seeks his help to regain his human form. Pacha agrees to help him, but only if Kuzco agrees to spare his home from destruction. Together, the two embark on a perilous journey to the palace in order for Kuzco to regain his throne.

Along the way, Kuzco learns the value of friendship and humility, and starts to see the error of his ways. He also discovers Yzma's treachery and must race against time to prevent her from seizing the throne. The film also features a variety of comedic subplots, such as Kronk's attempts to cook a delicious dinner and Pacha's family getting caught up in the adventure.

The Emperor's New Groove is a unique entry into the Disney canon, as it features a more irreverent and self-aware tone than most animated films. The characters frequently break the fourth wall to address the audience, and the animation style is more angular and stylized than traditional Disney films. The film also features a memorable musical score by John Debney, which incorporates elements of Latin American music.

One of the film's biggest strengths is its voice cast. David Spade delivers a hilarious and charming performance as Kuzco, while John Goodman brings heart and warmth to the role of Pacha. Eartha Kitt steals the show as the conniving Yzma, delivering some of the film's most memorable lines and scenes. In addition, Patrick Warburton provides excellent comic relief as Kronk, Yzma's lovable henchman.

Overall, The Emperor's New Groove is a funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning film that stands out in the Disney canon. Its message of humility and friendship is timeless, and its irreverent humor and catchy soundtrack make it a joy to watch.

The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 18 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 70.

The Emperor's New Groove
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    7.4  (223,097)
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