The Emperor's New Groove

Synopsis: In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his "groove", and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma; he's also planning to build a new waterpark just for himself for his birthday. However, this means destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. Meanwhile, Yzma is hatching a plan to get revenge and usurp the throne. But, in a botched assassination courtesy of Yzma's right-hand man, Kronk, Kuzco is magically transformed into a llama. Now, Kuzco finds himself the property of Pacha, a lowly llama herder whose home is ground zero for the water park. Upon discovering the llama's true self, Pacha offers to help resolve the Emperor's problem and regain his throne, only if he promises to move his water park.
Director(s): Mark Dindal
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 26 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
78 min




Will you take a look at that?

Pretty pathetic, huh?

Well, you'll never

believe this,

but that llama

you're looking at

was once a human being

And not just

any human being

That guy was an emperor

A rich, powerful ball

of charisma

Oh, yeah!

This is his story


Well, actually my story

That's right--

I'm that llama

The name is Kuzco

Emperor Kuzco

I was the world's

nicest guy,

and they ruined my life

for no reason

Oh, is that hard to believe?

Look, I tell you what

You go back away--

you know, before

I was a llama,

and this will all make sense

All right, now see,

that's a little too far back

Oh, ho! Look at me!

That's me as a baby


Ahem! All right,

let' smove ahead

Oh, yeah.

Theme song guy:
There are

despots and dictators

Political manipulators

There are blue bloods

with the intellects of fleas

There are kings

and catty tyrants

Who are so lacking

in refinements

They'd be better suited

swinging from the trees

He was born and raised

to rule

No one has ever been

as cool

In a thousand years

of aristocracy

[Ship's Horn Blows]

An enigma and a mystery

In Mesoamerican history

The quintessence of

perfection that is he


Ok, this is the real me

Not this

- This

- Not this.

- Winner!

- Loser.

Ok, see this palace?

Everyone in it

is at my command

Check this out

[Snaps Fingers]



Theme song guy.

Oh, yeah!

He's the sovereign lord

of the nation

He's the hippest cat

in creation

He's the alpha,

the omega, A to Z

[Snaps Fingers]

And this perfect world

will spin

Around his every

little whim

'Cause this perfect world

begins and ends with


What's his name?


That's his name


He's the king

of the world


Is he hip or what?



[Tires Skidding]


You threw off my groove!

I'm sorry,

but you've thrown off

the emperor's groove.


You were saying?

What's his name?



Theme song guy:

That's his name

Is he hip or what?

Don't you know he's

the king of the world?

Whoa, yeah



Boom, baby!

Aah! Your Highness,

it is time for you

to choose your bride.


Trot out

the ladies

Let's take a look-see.

Hate your hair.

Not likely.

Yikes, yikes, yikes,

and let me guess.

You have

a great personality.

Is this really

the best you could do?

Oh, yes. Oh, no.

I mean, perhaps--


is he babbling about?

He's like the thing

that wouldn't shut up

Anyway, still wondering about

that llama in the opening?

Well, let me show you the people

responsible for ruining my life

First, there's Pacha

Uh, excuse me.

I'm here to see

Emperor Kuzco.

You see,

I got this summons--

Inside, up the stairs,

and to the left

Just follow the signs

Oh, great.

Thanks a lot.

Uh, and don't be fooled

by the folksy peasant look


Old man:
Pardon me

That's mine

Oh, here you go.

- Thank you.

- You're welcome.

Aah! Oh, hey.

Are you all right?

Here. Let me, uh--

Oh, you're

so very kind.

What happened?

Well, I...

I threw off

the emperor's groove.

- What?

- His groove!

The rhythm in which

he lives his life,

his pattern of behavior.

I threw it off,

and the emperor had me

thrown out the window.

[Gasps] Oh, really?

I'm supposed

to see him today.

Don't throw off

his groove!

Oh, ok.

Beware the groove.

Hey, are you

gonna be all right?


You see

what I mean?

This guy's trouble,

but as bad as he is,

he is nothing compared

to what's coming up next

And why have you

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