The Emperor’s New Groove

Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco’s new summer home. Kuzco’s advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a llama, who accidentally ends up in Pacha’s village. Pacha offers to help Kuzco if he doesn’t destroy his house, and so they form an unlikely partnership.

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Film Cast:

  • Kuzco (voice): David Spade
  • Pacha (voice): John Goodman
  • Yzma (voice): Eartha Kitt
  • Kronk (voice): Patrick Warburton
  • Chicha (voice): Wendie Malick
  • Chaca (voice): Kellyann Kelso
  • Tipo (voice): Eli Russell Linnetz
  • (voice): Stephen J. Anderson
  • Bucky / Fly Stuck in Web (voice): Bob Bergen
  • Townspeople (voice): Rodger Bumpass
  • Guards (voice): Robert Clotworthy
  • (voice): Jennifer Darling
  • Waitress (voice): Patti Deutsch
  • Old Man (voice): John Fiedler
  • The Piñata Lady (voice): Miriam Flynn
  • (voice): Geri Lee Gorowski
  • Woman #2 (voice): Sherry Lynn
  • Various People (voice): Danny Mann
  • Woman #1 (voice): Mickie McGowan
  • (voice): D.F. Reynolds
  • Topo (voice): Andre Stojka
  • (voice): Steve Susskind
  • Official (voice): Joe Whyte
  • Villagers (voice) (uncredited): Jack Angel
  • Kitty Yzma (voice) (uncredited): Mark Dindal
  • Villagers (voice) (uncredited): Bill Farmer
  • Jaguars (voice) (uncredited): Carole Jeghers
  • Theme Song Guy (voice) (uncredited): Tom Jones
  • Villagers (voice) (uncredited): Patrick Pinney
  • Guard (voice) (uncredited): Jess Harnell
  • Villagers (voice) (uncredited): Phil Proctor

Film Crew:

  • Screenplay: David Reynolds
  • Original Music Composer: John Debney
  • Casting: Ruth Lambert
  • Casting: Mary Hidalgo
  • Thanks: Joe Ranft
  • Original Story: Roger Allers
  • Executive Producer: Don Hahn
  • Story: Stephen J. Anderson
  • Director of Operations: Dorothy McKim
  • Sound Designer: Tim Chau
  • Editor: Tom Finan
  • Visual Development: Paul Brizzi
  • Story: Mark Kennedy
  • Story: Mark Dindal
  • Casting: Matthew Jon Beck
  • Producer: Randy Fullmer
  • Story: Mark Walton
  • Post-Production Manager: Sue Bea Montgomery
  • Story: Chris Williams
  • Production Design: Paul A. Felix
  • Editor: Pam Ziegenhagen
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Mel Metcalfe
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Terry Porter
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Dean A. Zupancic
  • Story: Don Hall
  • Assistant Production Manager: Monica Lago-Kaytis
  • Story: John Norton
  • Assistant Production Manager: Tracey Miller-Zarneke
  • Art Direction: Colin Stimpson
  • Development Producer: Prudence Fenton
  • Animation: Tim Allen
  • Director of Photography: Thomas Baker
  • Animation: James Baker
  • First Assistant Editor: Paul Carrera
  • Production Manager: Coralie Cudot-Lissillour
  • Assistant Production Manager: Michael De La Cruz
  • Assistant Production Manager: Etienne Longa
  • Assistant Production Manager: Jenni Magee-Cook
  • Assistant Production Manager: Frederika Pepping
  • Assistant Production Manager: Doeri Welch Greiner
  • Animation: Jin Kim
  • Co-Art Director: Thomas Cardone
  • Assistant Production Manager: David Biello
  • Music Editor: Charles Paley
  • Music Editor: Paul Silver
  • Story: Doug Frankel
  • Associate Producer: Patricia Hicks
  • Assistant Production Manager: Cathy McGowan Leahy
  • Assistant Production Manager: Julie Vieillemaringe
  • Production Assistant: Elzbieta Araszkiewicz
  • Original Story: Matthew Jacobs
  • Assistant Production Manager: Ron Betta
  • Assistant Production Manager: Diana Blazer
  • Assistant Production Manager: Patricia Feldstein-Reed
  • Assistant Production Manager: Suzanne Henderson Holmes
  • Post Production Supervisor: Berenice Le Maitre
  • Production Manager: Tod C. Marsden

Movie Reviews:

  • r96sk: Amusing film.

    ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’ doesn’t, in my opinion, feature a great plot, amazing music or incredible animation. All of that is all fine, though it’s the humour that makes this film tick. It isn’t belly laugh worthy but from start-to-finish I was amused by the funny nature of it.

    The premise is very silly, which works in its favour, with a load of things that don’t quite add up, it even references that itself in the third act. That just adds to the fun, they know it’s a mindless 78 minutes and make it work.

    The reason it comes out so well is thanks to David Spade and John Goodman. Spade is terrific as Kuzco, bringing the perfect wit to the self-serving emperor. Goodman is the overall star though, I thoroughly enjoyed him in the role of Pacha. Patrick Warburton is also decent as Kronk.

    It all makes for chilled out viewing, you’ll have a good time if you just sit back and enjoy it – as I did.

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