The Emperor's New Groove Poster

Release Date: December 15th, 2000

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2001

G|1 hr 19 min

Plot Summary
Arrogant young Emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor -- the devious diva Yzma. Stranded in the jungle, Kuzco's only chance to get back home and reclaim the high life rests with a good-hearted peasant named Pacha. Together, they must return Kuzco to the throne before Yzma tracks them down and finishes him off.

Cast: David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick, Kellyann Kelso, Eli Russell Linnetz, Bob Bergen

Director: Mark Dindal

Genres: Family, Comedy, Animated

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Daughter, Amusing, Witty, Son

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This joyous romp is no mere new groove, it's a live wire -- 110 volts of pure holiday cheer.

  • Picks up speed as it goes along and the finale is frenzied and, well, cartoonish.

  • Thanks to myriad animators, the characters cavort, laugh and struggle against stunning backdrops, from lush jungles to cascading waterfalls. Groovy? Absolutely.

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Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture