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THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE

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The Emperor's New Groove

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
78 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/15/00
performer:
John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, David Spade, Wendie Malick, Patrick Warburton
director:
Mark Dindal
Producers:
Walt Disney Pictures
distributor:
Walt Disney Productions
author:
David Reynolds
genre:
Comedy, musical, Animation, Kids and Family

We gave it a B+

Disney pros ditch the regulation Disney animated-musical formula and everyone has a great time in this hip, funny, mostly nonmusical family picture set in a mythical kingdom about a smug yuppie-emperor (voiced by David Spade) who is inconveniently turned into a llama by a magic-wielding advisor (Eartha Kitt). The emperor-llama is rescued by a peasant (John Goodman); the scary shrew is assisted by a big-muscled, small-brained boy toy (Patrick Warburton).