The Emperor's New Groove
Arrogant young Emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor -- the devious diva Yzma. Stranded in the jungle, Kuzco's only chance to get back home and reclaim the high life rests with a good-hearted peasant named Pacha. Together, they must return Kuzco to the throne before Yzma tracks them down and finishes him off.
Release Date: December 15, 2000
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This is a really fun movie and David Spade does awesome as the voice of Emperor Kuzco. I caught this on Netflix Instant and thoroughly enjoyed the humor and change of heart Kuzco experienced.
On the contrary, movies like this one bring up an interesting point concerning death and murder. After all, I'm rated this movie as ok for a 4 year old, yet it has a plot that revolves around someone murdering the emperor so she can take over the kingdom. Even though it's not graphic or super violent, the plot in and of itself introduces the theme of murder to young children. At what point is that ok? I don't profess to know the answer but it's food for thought.September 16th, 2013 · Details2 Thanks ·
This movie has some great comedy and lightheartedness to it. the jokes and a few of the characters are classic and to be remembered. On the other hand, there are some dark parts to the movie and some dark themes behind motives in the movie and such. I'd watch it before you put it on for your kids just to make sure you feel comfortable with the darker side of the movie.October 10th, 2013 · Details1 Thank ·
As far as witty slapstick humor goes this is the best Disney film of its time. They took all the best humor from all the Mickey, Donald, and Goofey films and combined them in this with a great South American feel. Another upside to this film is they decided to move away from all the PC garbage of 90s movies and focused on a really good message about true friendship and family. With the newly discovered popularity of CG films at the time of this films release many have forgotten about the gem this film really is. It is worth dusting off, watching and having a good laugh with the Emperor's New Groove.
As with most Disney animated films this one deserves a low PG for slap stick violence and some frightening imagery.July 6th, 2012 · Details1 Thank ·
Parents need to know that, like most Disney movies, this one has some scary moments, including a nighttime jungle scene reminiscent of the woods at night in Snow White. Most of the peril is comic, but it still might be too much for kids under 5. And it's worth noting that the sarcastic tone that makes the main character so hilarious could be contagious for young fans. Keep an ear out for remarks like "Me no likey" and "Yeah thanks, you've been a big help." In the end, though, the movie is about a selfish person who sees the error of his ways and reforms, which is a positive take-away.
With few characters to concentrate on, this well-written script demonstrates trust, cooperation, and forgiveness between two very different people. And while slapstick violence is often on screen, the style of this film is similar to 1950's Warner Brothers animations. If you enjoy the Bugs Bunny cartoons you watched as a child, you'll probably like this title and be happy with the lessons it teaches your children.
This is a great one! In my opinion, one of Disney's best.October 6th, 2014 · Details
Great!June 12th, 2013 · Details