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Album Review: '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:
62433
genre:
Comedy, musical, Animation, Kids and Family

We gave it a B

Saw the film, but blanking on the songs? No wonder — only two of these five Sting-penned numbers made it to the big screen. His torchy duet with Shawn Colvin (”One Day She’ll Love Me”) seems movie-perfect, but it’s his clever tunes for the old guard that really give the emperor his groove. Try resisting Tom Jones’ brio on ”Perfect World,” or Eartha Kitt’s inimitable growl and purr on ”Snuff Out the Light.” John Debney’s score rules the album’s second half. You’ll want to play the first. B

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