; 400x60

go to contents of current issuemovie commentary and criticism, movies, theatres and criticsRelease dates for upcoming filmsBuy videos, DVDs, movies onlinesee what's new in Reel Life and Festivalefree stuff, screensavers, wallpapers and more Festivale film reviews, A Reel Life movie section

Festivale online magazine
A Reel Life film section

Emperor's New Groove movie review

Search FestivaleSearch the webSee what's new at Festivale Australian release dates for films
Movies by month
Official site
Oz release date

Emperor's New Groove

It's not every day that you see a movie where the main character is a talking llama, but this is the case in the new Disney animated feature, The Emperor's New Groove.

The film opens with Emperor Kuzco (David Spade), a fairly obnoxious individual, about to build a giant pool park on top of a local village. This is when we meet Pacha (John Goodman), a representative of the doomed village, who has made the long journey to the Emperor's palace to plead his case. Unfortunately, his plea falls on deaf ears, and he is sent home to await the inevitable.

Movie still, Emperor's New Groove, Festivale film section
Movie still, Emperor's New Groove
Amazon.com logo
Search for:
UK's largest videos store
Pacha is actually a far more likeable character than Kuzco, who even when transformed into a llama by the evil Yzma (Earth Kitt), is still very naughty…cute, but naughty nonetheless.
Even though Kuzco has the lead role, and you know that everything has to turn out well for him, it is still the supporting characters that have more appeal. This is especially true of Yzma's off-sider, Kronk (Patrick Warburton). He is your typical henchman, big and dopey, but with good intentions. The humour that Warburton brings to his character made him easily my favourite, and in my opinion, he stole the show.

Michael says:
Ask anyone on the street about llamas and they will probably say that they are cute, cuddly, or maybe even that they have nice eyelashes. However, if they were to see 'The Emperor's New Groove', all that cutesy llama-loving business could be out the door in a flash.

click for more

Overall, 'The Emperor's New Groove' is a fun film that will appeal to all ages. From the snappy opening number by Tom Jones, to the sharp, crisp animation style, this is a Disney movie with attitude…and a llama to boot! Keep an eye out for the fall down the ravine where Kuzco gets more than he bargains for from a cave full of bats.
Send your comments or review Karen Fletcher
Due for Australian release April 5, 2001
For credits and official site details, see below
See also:
Click here to buy films from one of the online stores in Festivale's on-line shopping mall onlinemall.jpg - 11064 Bytes

Enter movie, TV show, or person
Provided by Internet Movie Database.

Just the facts:

Title: Emperor's New Groove (199)
Written by: Story by Chris Williams & Mark Dindal, screenplay by David Reynolds
Directed by: Mark Dindal
Produced by: Randy Fullmer
Edited by: Pamela Ziegenhagen-Shefland
Director of Photography:
running time: 78
rating: G

The Players: John Goodman, David Spade, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick
Official website:
For session times of current films, use the cinema listings on the Movie links page. For scheduled release dates, see the coming attractions section.

For more information about this movie, check out the internet movie database.
For the latest additions to Festivale, check out the change history section.

A Reel Life, the Festivale film sectionMovie Reviews IndexClick here to go to our links to movie sitesContact us at Festivale
Movie images, sounds, and video clips are solely owned by their respective companies.
No other uses are permitted without the prior written consent of owner.
Use of the material in violation of the foregoing may result in civil and/or criminal penalties.


Festivale Online Magazine
Celebrate everything!

ISSN 1328-8008
Published in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
disclaimers | contact the editor | Festivale revision history

: Published in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : copyright © Festivale 2001 All rights reserved
Filed: 1-Apr-2001 : Last updated: : Last Compiled: 08-Aug-2014
Entire site refreshed: Dec 2008-Feb 2009 | Site URL transferred: Jan 2005 (previously www.festivale.webcentral.com.au)

Report a bug

Coming attractions, Movies by month, Australian movie release datesIndex of movie reviewscontents of current FestivaleA Reel Life movie section