The Emperor's New Groove | 2000

Directed by: Mark Dindal

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Main Plot

"The Emperor's New Groove" is a comedic animated film directed by Mark Dindal. The story revolves around a selfish and arrogant young emperor named Kuzco, who is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor, Yzma. In his new form, Kuzco finds himself lost in the jungle and seeks help from a kind-hearted peasant named Pacha. Together, they embark on a journey to restore Kuzco to his human form and reclaim his throne. Along the way, they face various obstacles and encounter eccentric characters, including a talkative squirrel named Kronk. Through their adventures, Kuzco learns valuable lessons about friendship, humility, and the importance of putting others before oneself.


  • David Spade's character in The Emperor's New Groove is Kuzco, a selfish and arrogant emperor who is transformed into a llama and learns valuable life lessons.
  • John Goodman's character in The Emperor's New Groove is Pacha. He plays a kind-hearted peasant who helps Emperor Kuzco on his journey of self-discovery.
  • Eartha Kitt's character in The Emperor's New Groove is Yzma, the main antagonist who plots to overthrow Emperor Kuzco and take over the kingdom.

Ending Explained

In the conclusion of "The Emperor's New Groove," Kuzco, a self-centered emperor who has been transformed into a llama, learns the importance of friendship and humility. With the help of Pacha, a kind-hearted villager, Kuzco regains his throne and transforms into a better ruler. Yzma, his power-hungry advisor, is defeated and turned into a cat. Kuzco apologizes to Pacha for his previous selfishness and invites him to build his dream home in the palace. The two become close friends, and Kuzco learns to appreciate the value of compassion and selflessness. The film ends with Kuzco and Pacha sitting together, enjoying their friendship and the beautiful sunset, symbolizing the growth and transformation of Kuzco's character.

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Mark Dindal Animation Adventure Comedy David Spade John Goodman Eartha Kitt