The Emperor's New Groove
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In a mythical mountain kingdom, 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. 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 tracks them down and finishes him off.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ingenious action sequences driven by surprisingly little plot lead to a climax full of the transmogrification animation was invented for."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"This Disney comedy makes a self-conscious and largely successful attempt to modernise the studio's format with a jive-ass sensibility."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"More fun, goofy cartoon antics than Disney polish."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Groove boasts some innovative tricks and sharp performances. Oh, and not too many songs. Phew."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"At its heart, this is a buddy comedy that works on all levels."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"Emperor doesn't aim too high or strain too hard; it is at ease inhabiting its pretty, miniature realm."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Will the kids buy it? You bet they will."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"[The] lightest and wackiest of all Disney features."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The arc of the story may be predictable, but it's balanced out by some marvelously unpredictable flashes of visual comedy, all very much in the style of Chuck Jones in his prime."
‑ Bob Grimm, Sacramento News & Review
"The film ranks among the studio's fresher undertakings."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"The unfussy, tossed-off quality actually helps give this original story zippy irreverence some of Disney's plusher cartoons lack."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"Funky, funny and free of ersatz Broadway cheese."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"A lot of fluff that never amounts to a good film."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...a surprisingly entertaining and awfully funny piece of work."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Lickety-split banter between brilliantly conceived characters, chase scenes that leave you breathless with laughter and surprise ... this is a whole new ballgame for Disney."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
More reviews for The Emperor's New Groove on Rotten Tomatoes

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