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Year: 2000
USA: Walt Disney Pictures
UK: Buena Vista
Cast (voices of): David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick, Trudy Styler, Tom Jones
Director: Mark Dindal
Country: USA
USA: 100 mins
UK: 78 mins
USA Rated: G
UK Certificate: U contains infrequent very mild cartoon violence
USA Release Date: 15 December 2000
UK Release Date: 16 February 2001


Walt Disney Pictures gets moviegoers into the groove for laughter, fun, and fantasy with its exciting new animated adventure, THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE. Based on an original story, this outrageous comedy takes audiences on a wild and wacky roller-coaster ride full of unexpected twists and turns with its distinctive flavor, stylish animation, and upbeat new songs featuring lyrics and music by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Sting and music by David Hartley. Adding to the fun and personality of the film's colorful characters are the superbly cast vocal talents of David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt and Patrick Warburton.

Set in a mythical mountain kingdom, the film follows the misadventures of an arrogant, egocentric young Emperor named Kuzco (David Spade), who is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor - the devious diva Yzma (Eartha Kitt). Stranded in a jungle, Kuzco's only chance to get back home and reclaim the high life rests with a good-hearted peasant named Pacha (John Goodman). Kuzco's "perfect world" becomes a perfect mess as this most unlikely duo must deal with hair-raising dangers, wild comic predicaments and - most horrifying of all - each other as they race to return Kuzco to the throne before Yzma, aided by her muscle-bound manservant, Kronk (Patrick Warburton), tracks them down and finishes him off. Ultimately, Kuzco's budding friendship with Pacha teaches the royal pain to see his world in a different way.

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