The Emperor’s New Groove

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(out of 5)


The funniest animated Disney film in a long time is this inspired tale about a selfish South American prince () who is turned into a llama by a vengeful old witch (). The self-referential comedy is perfectly toned without overdoing it, and the excellent voice work gives a lot to the production. Sting wrote a couple of songs for the film as well which are both memorable (he wrote a few more but they were cut before the film’s release). Kids and adults will equally enjoy this one.


Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Pictures

USA, 2000

Directed by

Original story by , , Story by , Mark Dindal, Story supervisor , additional story by , , , additional story material by Stephen J. Anderson, , , Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Award Nomination
Best Music (Original Song) (“My Funny Friend And Me”, music by Sting, David Hartley; lyric by Sting)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Original Song-Motion Picture (“My Funny Friend and Me”, music by David Hartley, lyrics by Sting)

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