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. Yzma orders Kronk to dispose of the body, but Kronk, driven by conscience, accidentally loses the body on Pacha's cart.
When Pacha arrives home, he discovers Kuzco on the back of his cart. When the emperor realises he is a llama, he asks Pacha to take him back to his palace and be reverted to human form. The peasant refuses, unless Kuzco builds his summer home somewhere else. Kuzco then decides to take a shortcut through the jungle, where he is attacked by jaguars and saved by Pacha. The two then spend the night in the jungle.
Meanwhile, at the palace, Yzma holds a fake-and rather halfhearted-funeral for Kuzco, before having the palace redecorated. When Kronk accidentally reveals that Kuzco is alive, he and Yzma go out searching for him. Meanwhile, Kuzco and Pacha are on their way to the palace. They cross a rope bridge, which nearly collapses. He then goes back on his word to build his summer home on top of Pacha's house. The two fight, consequently collapsing the bridge and end up stranded above a river filled with crocodiles. Working together, they escape and soon have to take a longer route to the palace.
Meanwhile, Kronk and Yzma are searching the jungle for Kuzco when Kronk uses his outdoor skills to ask a squirrel called Bucky for directions. Kuzco and Pacha meanwhile arrive at a diner, with Kuzco disguised as a woman.
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.