|Since Dec. 13 moviegoers everywhere (especially the little people) have had something to look forward to with the release of the new Walt Disney film "The Emperor's New Groove". Although this is an animated piece, adults and children alike will fill the air with laughter as they get to know The Emperor [Kuzco] and his newly found friend the peasant [Pacha] as they reluctantly build a friendship side swiped with danger, adventure and good ole silliness at every turn.
As with most Disney animations there is a lesson to be learned in "The Emperor's New Groove." That lesson includes, but is not limited to, humility and selflessness, lessons that we could all benefit from every now and then.
Kuzco is one cool royal dude (or so he thinks), who is totally in love with "HIMSELF" at everyone else's expense. Just throwing the Emperor off his groove is enough to have one thrown out a window! It this selfish attitude that gets Kuzco into much trouble and has him making an alliance with the last person that he thought he would ever need on his "all about me earth", Pacha. This lowly peasant comes to Kuzco for help but ends up losing his tiny village to Kuzco's grand vision of a mountain-top back yard with a pool.
Although not the nicest person in the world, Kuzco is not the true villain in this whole thing. So who is the true villain? Well her name is Yzma, a character who is voiced by that fabulous feline Eartha Kitt. Yzma, the Emperor's very sneaky advisor, has her eyes on Kuzco's spot and the Emperor and she will stop at nothing to get what Yzma wants. With the help of her handsome but brainless assistant Yzma embarks on a comically clumsy mission to put an end to Kuzco's very existence after he is turned into a llama instead of being destroyed by her special poison.
All jazzed up with a little rock, a little hip-hop and a whole lot of soul, the "The Emperor's New Groove" will have you rocking in your seat as Kuzco does his thing to music and lyrics arranged by the one and only Sting.
Other talents lending their voices to this fun-filled film include David Spade, John Goodman, Patrick Warburton and Wendie Malick.