Kronk's New Groove
(also known as The Emperor's New Groove 2: Kronk's New Groove
) is a 2005 American direct-to-video animated musical comedy film produced by Disneytoon Studios
and animated by Toon City
. It was released by the Walt Disney Company
on December 13, 2005. The film is a sequel and Spin-Off
of the 2000 film The Emperor's New Groove
Kronk's New Groove provides examples of:
- Cuteness Proximity: Yzma drinks a potion that she claims will make it so that nobody will be able to harm her, turning her into an adorable pink bunny. True to her word, the villagers find her adorable and stop trying to hurt her, but unfortunately, her cuteness doesn't stop a condor from snatching her up and feeding her to it's young.
- Demoted to Extra: Kuzco from the first film, who is now reduced to a few fourth wall breaking scenes and an in-person cameo.
- Denser and Wackier: In the first film, the most extreme examples of the silliness are relegated to Kuzco's abuses of power or Yzma's magic. The sequel, however, is start-to-finish silliness, much of it without any context.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Many characters have labels on their possessions that read "[Name]'s [Item], property of [Name], do not touch except for [Name]".
- Disapproving Look: Kronk's father's dreaded "Nostril Flare of Total Rejection".
- Disguised in Drag: Several male characters do this to pass as Kronk's wife, including Pacha, Rudy, two kids, and Kuzco.
- Disqualification-Induced Victory: Birdie's team wins the first event of a competition because Kronk's is disqualified for not waiting for their turn to perform.
- The Dividual: Kronk's dual secretaries, Tina and Marge, who look nearly identical except for their hair and sound exactly alike. A running gag is that Kronk gets the two mixed up and them having to correct him.
- Elective Monarchy: Yzma briefly tries to be elected Emperor.
- Face Palm: Kronk does this at one point.
- False Teeth Tomfoolery: One of the old people's teeth fall into their food.
- Fan Disservice: Unless you're into old men then the scene where we see a naked old guy try to use a youth potion it's just going to make you ill.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Kronk's father had always disapproved of Kronk's cooking and talking with animals. In the end, though, he comes to accept his son's lifestyle since he has a lot of friends (and a girlfriend).
- Fountain of Youth: Yzma claims to have created a youth potion which she has Kronk sell to the old people in the village. Subverted in that the potion is a fake and the old people stay old.
- Friendly Tickle Torture: Done by Kronk to one of the elders to get them to stretch more.
- Goo Goo Getup: Several senior citizens dress up like babies in order to convince Kronk's dad that they're Kronk's kids.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: Just like in the first film, Kronk has one of these guiding his decisions. Tipo gets his own set to when he contemplates cheating to win a cheer competition.
- Greater Need Than Mine: Throughout the film Kronk has an opportunity to get something that he knows would make his father proud, which is the one thing he desires, in order to help out his friends, such as giving up his house on a hill so that the old folks can have someplace to live.
- Gross-Up Close-Up: Over a shot of Yzma's Evil Gloating:
Oh, you saw it already, huh? Well, smarty, I bet you didn't see this
! [extreme closeup of Yzma's armpit hairs] Kuzco: Aaigh!
That's gonna haunt me in my nightmares
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Yzma's potion-drinking attempt. She becomes a rabbit and is scooped up by a condor.
- If It Tastes Bad, It Must Be Good for You: One of the elders wouldn't drink his prune juice until he was told that Kronk says it was good for him, after which he drinks it happily.
- Magic Feather: Yzma's potion was a placebo, and, while she did scam everyone (and was rightfully chased by the currently atheletic elderly), it still gave the elderly the confidence they need to go beyond what they thought their limits were.
- Maintain the Lie: Kronk wrote to his father about getting a big house on a hill and a girlfriend that he will marry and have lots of kids with, but never told him that he lost all of those things. So when his father comes for a visit, he must try to convince him that he has all those things. He asks Pacha to "loan" him his home and family. Eventually, all of Kronk's friends decide to help Kronk out by pretending to be his family, leading to Pacha and Rudy dressing up as women, a bunch of geezers dressing up as babies, and several other characters including Kuzco showing up claiming to be Mrs. Kronk.
- Motive Decay: In the first movie, Yzma wanted to become the ruler. Now, she wants to become rich by selling a fake youth elixir. Subverted when she's seen trying to use her newfound wealth and fame to become Emperor.
- Mrs. Robinson: Kronk thinks that Yzma is trying this, to his disgust.
- Mystery Meat: The food that Kronk brings to the Flickering Embers Home for Seniors is Puree of Mystery Meat.
- Naked People Are Funny: Kronk's elderly friend Rudy at one point had to sell his clothes to make money to buy youth potion, leading to a scene of him walking into Kronk's house completely naked to everyone's horror.
- One-Winged Angel: Parodied at the end when Yzma downs one of her own potions. She turns into a bunny rabbit, and is promptly snatched away by a condor.
- Placebo Effect: The reason the old folks think that Yzma's fake youth potion is working. It even retains it's effect after they find out that the youth potion is a fake as they are able to skate all the way down a hill chasing Yzma.
- The Power of Friendship: After spending the whole movie worrying about disappointing his father and not being a success, he realizes that the most important thing to him are the friends that he has.
- Running Gag: "(X)'s (Y). Property of (X). Do not touch except for (X)."
- Running Gagged: The film avoids rehashing the "Wrong Lever!" gag by having Yzma reveal to Kronk that she fixed the bugs in it before he pulls it.
- Scout-Out: Like in the previous movie, Kronk is the troop leader of the Junior Chipmunks, which gets more focus in this movie.
- Snake Oil Salesman: Yzma becomes this when she has Kronk sell a fake youth potion to the old folks.
- Spaghetti Kiss: Parodied between Kronk and Birdie.
- Stock Animal Diet: Kronk prepares a meal for Bucky the squirrel which turns out to be a walnut.
- Talking with Signs: When Kronk realizes that his fondue is about to blow, he holds up a sign that says "Uh Oh".
- Totem Pole Trench: Two kids pull off this trick in a dress to trick Kronk's dad into thinking they're Kronk's wife.
- Villainous Advice Song: Yzma's "Like A Million", convincing Kronk to join her latest venture to sell youth potion to his old friends by telling him that it will be the quickest way to gain approval from his father.
- Visual Innuendo: Done during the bread-baking scene.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: When he was a child, Kronk wanted his father's approval, but never got it.
- You Can't Handle the Parody: Kronk can't, at least.