Emperor Groove

The Emperor’s New Groove is a 2000 American animated buddy comedy film produced by Walt Disney.

It is the 40th animated Disney feature film and was directed by Mark Dindal from a script written by David Reynolds, based on a story by Chris Williams and Dindal.

The Emperor’s New Groove follows a young and self-centered Incan emperor, Kuzco, who is transformed into a llama by his ex-advisor, Yzma. In order for the emperor to change back into a human, he trusts a village leader, Pacha, who escorts him back to the palace.

Undoubtedly one of the best of the Disney films. It’s back to the cell animation style with all it’s excesses in bright colours and movement. It’s aided by a great cast:

  • David Spade as Emperor Kuzco, the malevolent, narcissistic, and selfish 18-year-old emperor of the Inca Empire who pays no heeds to the needs of others. However, after transforming into a llama, Kuzco begins to realize the error of his ways.
  • John Goodman as Pacha, a kind and caring village leader
  • Eartha Kitt as Yzma, Kuzco’s elderly advisor who seeks Kuzco’s throne for herself.

The script is witty and unexpected. Sometimes breaking the forth wall and making fun of itself. Eartha Kitt is just fabulous (darling) and clearly having fun as the villain.


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