• Neil Coulter

    ★★★★★ Watched by Neil Coulter 27 Nov, 2015

    We missed The Emperor's New Groove when it was in theaters. The previews seemed uninspiring, and Disney was in the midst of a run of lackluster animated films. I didn't care that much about David Spade, and I didn't yet know who Patrick Warburton was.

    Looking back, I'm sorry we didn't see it on the big screen, but maybe we weren't even really ready for it. Several years later, friends loaned it to us when we were looking for something…


  • Bowie

    ★★½ Rewatched by Bowie 20 Nov, 2015

    It's kind of a mess for a lot of reasons both within and outside the film, but damn if The Emperor's New Groove doesn't at least try to break out of the Disney template. It's not exceptionally funny, pretty, charming or entertaining, but there is a clear sense that the people who worked on this film actually love animation as a medium. It continually embraces the cartoon logic that the majority of Disney animation of the nineties shunned and regardless of the plotting, central performance, joke and stylistic deficiencies, Eartha Kitt is in this. Eartha Kitt!


  • lonestarr357

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by lonestarr357 20 Nov, 2015

    Conceited Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) gets a lesson in humility via a strange transformation. We may never know how Kingdom of the Sun would've played, but if its demise meant that this entertaining, often uproarious 'Looney Tunes'-style animated feature may live, maybe we're better off. Even with the constant stream of gags, there's also surprising heart to it, as Kuzco finds himself crossing paths with the kindly Pacha (John Goodman).

    Eartha Kitt is a delight as the conniving Yzma and Patrick Warburton is a howl as the flighty Kronk.


  • Paul Zoccolillo

    ★★★ Added by Paul Zoccolillo

    (Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)


  • Faldrian

    ★★★★½ Watched by Faldrian 11 Nov, 2015

    Ein schönes Guter-Laune-Film ohne viel nachdenken. :) Schöne Herbstabendunterhaltung.


  • Fesapo

    ★★★½ Watched by Fesapo 08 Nov, 2015



  • Charlie

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Charlie 08 Nov, 2015

    I'll turn him into a flea, a harmless, little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives... I'll smash it with a hammer! It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say!

    Or, to save on postage, I'll just poison him...


  • BrunaBeka

    ★★★½ Added by BrunaBeka

    If you are from Brazil, watch it in Portuguese.


  • emma renton

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by emma renton 31 Oct, 2015

    would be 5 stars if it had more songs imo


  • Dave Holmes

    ★★★★½ Added by Dave Holmes

    Very light, very funny Disney, not a classic but certainly plays with the Disney formula enough to be interesting. The most over-the-top-outrageous Disney I can think of (sorta an entire movie in the style of Aladdin's rambunctious Genie), probably most similar to Hercules. Very basic animation, very funny dialogue and voice work (especially love Warburton's Kronk), highly exaggerated action and winks at the camera, it's like "The Jungle Book" on amphetamines, and as such, won't be to everyone's taste. Many…



    ★★★ Watched by STEPHEN TUBBS 15 Aug, 2015

    Excellent and enjoyable - should appeal to all ages.


  • Shachar Gannot

    ★★★ Watched by Shachar Gannot 08 Oct, 2015

    I enjoyed watching The Emperor's New Groove despite its many problematic elements. Of course, I must describe the one that angered me most: the treatment of women. In the 2010s, where young girls have countless films such as Brave, Frozen and Maleficient, where female empowerment is a main theme, watching Groove truly does feel like going backwards. No, I have no issue with the male friendship at the center of this film. What did irk me was the many microaggressions…