The Emperor's New Groove
The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 American animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 40th Disney animated feature film produced by the studio, it was directed by Mark Dindal and produced by Randy Fullmer, from a screenplay by David Reynolds, and a story by Dindal and Chris Williams. The voice cast features David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, and Wendie Malick. Inspired by ancient Peruvian culture and set in an Incan empire, The Emperor's New Groove follows young and self-centered Emperor Kuzco (voiced by Spade), who is accidentally transformed into a llama by his ex-advisor, Yzma (Kitt), and her dim-witted but affable henchman, Kronk (Warburton). For the emperor to change back into a human, he entrusts a village leader, Pacha (Goodman), to escort him back to the palace before Yzma can track them down and finish him off.
Incan emperor Kuzco has been spoiled his entire life, and has become incredibly conceited. On the day before his 18th birthday, Kuzco announces his plan to destroy a nearby village and replace it with "Kuzcotopia", a lavish summer home, despite the objections of kindly village leader Pacha. Kuzco also discovers his elderly advisor and alchemist Yzma usurping his duties, and quietly fires her. Yzma and her bumbling henchman Kronk plan to poison Kuzco's wine and take over the empire before the news of Yzma's termination becomes public. However, Kronk takes the wrong chemical vial from Yzma's lab, accidentally turning Kuzco into a llama.
|genre||adventure animation comedy fantasy|
|keywords||alchemist amnesia bridge bumble cliff crocodile diner force inca empire incan emperor jaguar jungle kidnap kill lab laboratory llama lost some of his memory morning reform roadside diner scout troop spoil swimming pool trapdoor turn vial warn wine|
|productionCompany||Walt Disney Feature Animation Walt Disney Pictures|
|publisher||Buena Vista Pictures Distribution|
|theme||animated buddy buddy comedy shapeshifting slapstick|