The Emperor's New Groove

The Emperor's New Groove

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The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 animated buddy movie created by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The movie was directed by Mark Dindal, produced by Randy Fullmer, written by David Reynolds, and stars David Spade as Emperor Kuzco.


The plot revolved around Kuzco (voiced by David Spade), a self-centered and arrogant teenaged emperor of the Incan empire. One day, he summons Pacha (voiced by John Goodman), the headman of a nearby village, to inform him that he is building his enormous summer home, Kuzcotopia, on the site of Pacha's house. Pacha attempts to protest, and is dismissed. He also callously fires his ancient, power-hungry advisor Yzma (voiced by Eartha Kitt) for attempting to run the kingdom while he is preoccupied, infuriating her. She, along with her easily-distracted assistant Kronk (voiced by Patrick Warburton) then attempt to poison Kuzco so that she can take full and permanent control of the empire, which eventually lead to the tranformation of the main protagonist into a llama.
The rest of the movie follows the adventures of Kuzco trying to transform back into his former self with the help of the kind and caring Pacha.


The movie began development in 1994 under the title Kingdom of The Sun. Originally, the movie was going to follow a more mature romantic storyline, but after the low reception the movie Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame received in the box office, the movie was later revise to be more family oriented. On December 15th, 2000, The Emperor's New Groove was released to theaters across the USA.


While not following the classic Disney formula[1], the movie was a commercial success, grossing overall $89,302,687 at the U.S. box office and an additional $80,025,000 worldwide, being considered one of the best of Disney's post-Renaissance era and spawning a sequel known as Kronk's New Groove, released in 2005, as well as an animated television series, The Emperor's New School, in 2006.

Title IMDb Score Rotten Tomatoes Rating
The Emperor's New Groove 7.3[2] 85%[3]
Kronk's New Groove 5.9[4] 0%[5]
The Emperor's New School 6.6[6] -

Online Presence

Discussions regarding the movie can be found on a number of sites such as IMDb,[7] Tumblr,[8] and 4chan.[9] On November 4th, 2009, the Emperor's New Wiki was launched which has gathered over 150 pages regarding the series within 5 years.[10] A Facebook page dedicated to the movie has gathered over 2.5 million likes as of August, 2015.[11]

Reaction Gifs

The movie's comedic nature has inspired a number of reaction gifs taken from various scenes throughout.

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Fan Art

The artist sharing site DeviantArt contain various fan arts and cosplays regarding the movie and its various characters.[12][13][14][15]


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