The Emperor's New Groove
|The Emperor's New Groove|
|Directed by||Mark Dindal|
|Produced by||Randy Fullmer
|Screenplay by||David Reynolds|
|Story by||Mark Dindal
|Music by||John Debney|
|Studio||Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
|Release date(s)||December 15, 2000|
|Running time||78 minutes|
The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 American animated family movie. It was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures through Buena Vista Distribution on December 15, 2000. The title refers to the fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. The movie is not very much like the fairy tale.
Plot[change | change source]
Kuzco is the spoilt, bratty eighteen year old emperor of the South American Inca Empire. One day, he summons Pacha the leader of a nearby village and tells him that on his birthday, he intends to destroy Pacha's village to make way for "Kuzcotopia", his enormous summer home, consequently rendering Pacha and his family homeless. Meanwhile, Yzma, Kuzco's ancient and sour advisor, whom he has recently fired, decides to get revenge on him by poisoning him. He and her dimwitted lackey Kronk set up a feast for Kuzco as part of the plan. The plan goes awry when Kuzco is transformed into a llama.
Cast[change | change source]
- David Spade as Emperor Kuzco, the selfish, 18-year-old emperor of the Inca Empire.
- John Goodman as Pacha, a heavy peasant who is a foil for Kuzco.
- Eartha Kitt as Yzma, Kuzco's advisor who wants to get rid of Kuzco so that she can take over.
- Patrick Warburton as Kronk Pepikrankenitz, Yzma's dim-witted right-hand man.
- Wendie Malick as Chicha, Pacha's frustrated wife. Throughout the movie, she is pregnant with a child. Her baby is born at the movie's end.
- Kellyann Kelso and Eli Russell Linnetz as Chaca and Tipo, Pacha's kids.
- Bob Bergen as Bucky the Squirrel, Kronk's companion who dislikes Yzma.
- Tom Jones as the Theme Song Guy, Kuzco's personal theme song conductor.
- Patti Deutsch as a waitress
- John Fiedler as an old man thrown out of Kuzco's castle. He is later named Rudy in the sequel.
- Joe Whyte as an official in charge of finding Kuzco a bride.
Annie Awards[change | change source]
Annie Awards are an award each year for animated movies.
|Nominated||Animated Theatrical Feature|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Directing||Mark Dindal (Director)|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Writing||Mark Dindal (Story)
Chris Williams (Story)
David Reynolds (Screenplay)
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Storyboarding||Stephen J. Anderson (Story Supervisor)|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Storyboarding||Don Hall (Story Artist)|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Production Design||Colin Stimpson (Art Director)|
|Won||Individual Achievement in Character Animation||Dale Baer (Supervising Animator—Yzma)|
|Won||Individual Achievement in Voice Acting - Female||Eartha Kitt ("Yzma")|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Voice Acting - Male||Patrick Warburton ("Kronk")|
|Won||Individual Achievement in Music||Sting (Music/Lyrics)
David Hartley (Music)
References[change | change source]
- "The Emperor's New Groove". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=emperorsnewgroove.htm. Retrieved 2012-01-05.