History Disney / TheEmperorsNewGroove

29th Apr '16 1:13:41 AM Solle
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Kuzco (Creator/DavidSpade) is the spoiled teenaged Emperor of a mountainous jungle nation based (once again, ''[[{{Mayincatec}} very]]'' [[{{Mayincatec}} loosely]]) on the ancient [[UsefulNotes/PreColumbianCivilizations Incan empire]] of South America. On the eve of his eighteenth birthday, he fires his (even more) ancient adviser Yzma (Eartha Kitt) from her high-profile job, prompting her and her dimwitted but affable lackey Kronk (Creator/PatrickWarburton) to attempt to assassinate him. The plan misfires, and Kuzco is instead accidentally turned into a llama. He's forced to team up with burly and good-hearted peasant Pacha (Creator/JohnGoodman) on a dangerous trek through the jungle to reclaim his throne -- while Pacha tries to teach Kuzco just a ''little'' bit of humility in the process.

The film has no love story apart from Pacha and his very pregnant wife, only two significant songs [[note]]Both written by [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] after the other 90% of his soundtrack was discarded, and one of which is performed by Music/TomJones[[/note]], and the spurned would-be [[NonHumanSidekick cute animal sidekick]] vengefully attempts to get Kuzco eaten by a pack of jaguars. As you might guess, this all plays out more like a feature-length WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon than a typical Disney flick. Creator/RogerEbert's review specifically said that this wasn't an animated feature, but a 100-minute cartoon, and that he meant that as a good thing.

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Kuzco (Creator/DavidSpade) is the spoiled teenaged Emperor of a mountainous jungle nation based (once again, ''[[{{Mayincatec}} very]]'' [[{{Mayincatec}} loosely]]) on the ancient [[UsefulNotes/PreColumbianCivilizations Incan empire]] of South America. On the eve of his eighteenth birthday, he fires his (even more) ancient adviser Yzma (Eartha Kitt) from her high-profile job, prompting her and her dimwitted but affable lackey Kronk (Creator/PatrickWarburton) to attempt to assassinate him. The plan misfires, and Kuzco is instead accidentally turned into a llama. He's forced to team up with burly and good-hearted peasant Pacha (Creator/JohnGoodman) on a dangerous trek through the jungle to reclaim his throne -- while Pacha tries to teach Kuzco just a ''little'' bit of humility in the process.

The film has no love story apart from Pacha and his very pregnant wife, and has only two significant songs [[note]]Both (both written by [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] after the other 90% of his soundtrack was discarded, and one of which is performed by Music/TomJones[[/note]], and Music/TomJones). And the spurned would-be [[NonHumanSidekick cute animal sidekick]] vengefully attempts to get Kuzco eaten by a pack of jaguars. As you might guess, this all plays out more like a feature-length WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon than a typical Disney flick. Creator/RogerEbert's review specifically said that this wasn't an animated feature, but a 100-minute cartoon, and that he meant that as a good thing.
22nd Apr '16 7:29:08 PM LtFedora
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* ThisIsWhatTheBuildingWillLookLike: The "Kuzco-topia" summer home in introduced like this.

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* ThisIsWhatTheBuildingWillLookLike: The "Kuzco-topia" summer home in is introduced like this.
16th Apr '16 2:10:14 AM darksoul4242
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* CarnivoreConfusion: A ShoutOut to ''Film/TheFly1958'', in which a talking fly is eaten by a spider. ("Help me! Help meee! Too late.."} It should be noted, however, that the spider doesn't say anything.

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* CarnivoreConfusion: A ShoutOut to ''Film/TheFly1958'', in which a talking fly is eaten by a spider. ("Help me! Help meee! Too late.."} ") It should be noted, however, that the spider doesn't say anything.
28th Mar '16 2:08:34 PM Geoduck
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Kuzco (Creator/DavidSpade) is the spoiled teenaged Emperor of a mountainous jungle nation based (once again, ''[[{{Mayincatec}} very]]'' [[{{Mayincatec}} loosely]]) on the ancient [[UsefulNotes/PreColumbianCivilizations Incan empire]] of South America. On the eve of his eighteenth birthday, he fires his ancient adviser Yzma (Eartha Kitt) from her high-profile job, prompting her and her dimwitted but affable lackey Kronk (Creator/PatrickWarburton) to attempt to assassinate him. The plan misfires, and Kuzco is instead accidentally turned into a llama. He's forced to team up with burly and good-hearted peasant Pacha (Creator/JohnGoodman) on a dangerous trek through the jungle to reclaim his throne -- while Pacha tries to teach Kuzco just a ''little'' bit of humility in the process.

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Kuzco (Creator/DavidSpade) is the spoiled teenaged Emperor of a mountainous jungle nation based (once again, ''[[{{Mayincatec}} very]]'' [[{{Mayincatec}} loosely]]) on the ancient [[UsefulNotes/PreColumbianCivilizations Incan empire]] of South America. On the eve of his eighteenth birthday, he fires his (even more) ancient adviser Yzma (Eartha Kitt) from her high-profile job, prompting her and her dimwitted but affable lackey Kronk (Creator/PatrickWarburton) to attempt to assassinate him. The plan misfires, and Kuzco is instead accidentally turned into a llama. He's forced to team up with burly and good-hearted peasant Pacha (Creator/JohnGoodman) on a dangerous trek through the jungle to reclaim his throne -- while Pacha tries to teach Kuzco just a ''little'' bit of humility in the process.



%%* AccidentalHug

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%%* AccidentalHug* AccidentalHug: Kuzco and Pacha do this in relief, then quickly break apart.



* BecomingTheMask: Kronk. You put him in the role of a short order cook, it's a ''short order cook'', dammit!

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* BecomingTheMask: Kronk. You put him in the role of a short order cook, it's he's a ''short order cook'', dammit!



* ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject

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* ChangeTheUncomfortableSubjectChangeTheUncomfortableSubject: Kuzco and Pacha do this at one point.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler:In the end, Yzma's stuck as a kitten and has to participate in Kronk's Junior Chipmunks group, complete with uniform, [[SarcasmMode the horror!]]]]

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler:In In the end, [[spoiler: Yzma's stuck as a kitten and has to participate in Kronk's Junior Chipmunks group, complete with uniform, [[SarcasmMode the horror!]]]]



* GravityIsAHarshMistress: It takes several beats after the rope bridge breaks for Kuzco and Pacha to realize they're going to fall to their death before falling.

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* GravityIsAHarshMistress: It takes several beats after the rope bridge breaks for Kuzco and Pacha to realize they're going to fall to their death before falling.dropping.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: '''HA!!!!''' ''(cue OhCrap)''

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Bucky pops a balloon and the jaguar pack ''doesn't'' wake up. Kuzco: '''HA!!!!''' ''(cue OhCrap)''



'''Kuzco:''' Well, yeah! Wait. ''(looks up in thought for a moment)'' Yeah, it all was a lie. Toodles!

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'''Kuzco:''' Well, yeah! Wait. ''(looks up in thought for a moment)'' Yeah. Yeah, it all was a lie. Toodles!
28th Mar '16 7:50:20 AM AnotherGuy
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* TheWrestlerInAllOfUs: Yzma actually suplexes Pacha during the climax.

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* TheWrestlerInAllOfUs: WrestlerInAllOfUs: Yzma actually suplexes Pacha during the climax.
28th Mar '16 7:49:46 AM AnotherGuy
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* TheWrestlerInAllOfUs: Yzma actually suplexes Pacha during the climax.
28th Mar '16 7:21:24 AM AnotherGuy
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A ''very'' atypical animated movie from Creator/{{Disney}}. Hugely self-aware and a lot more [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar dirty]] than the previous 39 entries in [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon the studio's canon]], ''The Emperor's New Groove'' is a film that trawled the deepest levels of DevelopmentHell and finally emerged as more or less a spoof of its original concept. As indicated by the title, it is loosely (and we do mean ''loosely''!) inspired by the Creator/HansChristianAndersen story ''Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes'', about a spoiled and vain emperor who maltreats his people for his own selfish enjoyment.

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A ''very'' atypical animated movie from Creator/{{Disney}}. Hugely self-aware and a lot more [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar dirty]] than the previous 39 entries in [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon the studio's canon]], ''The Emperor's New Groove'' is a film that trawled the deepest levels of DevelopmentHell and finally emerged as more or less a spoof of its original concept. As indicated by the title, it is loosely (and we do mean ''loosely''!) inspired by the Creator/HansChristianAndersen story ''Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes'', about a spoiled and vain emperor who maltreats his people for his own selfish enjoyment.
enjoyment. The film was directed by Mark Dindal, whose previous work, ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'', shares much of the same breakneck humor as ''Groove''.
28th Mar '16 7:19:05 AM AnotherGuy
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Kuzco. He doesn't get better til ''very'' late in the film.



* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Like everything else in the movie, done as a joke as Pacha's children have horrible visions of his fate.

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* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Like everything else in the movie, done as a joke as Pacha's children have horrible visions of his fate. Like Pacha kissing a llama.
28th Mar '16 7:08:07 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Animorphism}}: Since Kuzco is turned into a llama in appearance, it's natural that he'd retain his bipedal capabilities.

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* {{Animorphism}}: Since Kuzco is turned into a llama in appearance, it's natural that he'd retain his bipedal capabilities.he has a lot of human characteristics. He finds it almost impossible to walk on two legs, tho.
28th Mar '16 6:59:38 AM AnotherGuy
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* ThemeSong: Kronk supplies his own.
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