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The Emperor’s New Groove is an adventure movie directed by Mark Dindal and starring David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt and Patrick Warburton and Wendie Malick. The movie was written by Chris Williams (story by), Mark Dindal (story by). The film has a $100 million budget with a 78-minute running time. The Emperor’s New Groove currently has a 7.3 IMDb rating, based on 152761 and 70 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated G.

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The Emperor’s New Groove release date

When does The Emperor’s New Groove come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)is December 9, 2000.


When will The Emperor’s New Groove be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

The Emperor’s New Groove DVD/Blu-ray release date is PENDING. The estimated DVD release date is March 2001. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in March 2001. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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The Emperor’s New Groove budget

How much did The Emperor’s New Groove cost to make?

$100,000,000 budget

The movie cost $100 million to make.

The Emperor's New Groove movie poster

The Emperor’s New Groove rating

G Rated

The Emperor’s New Groove is rated G. G rating means all ages are admitted. The material will not offend parents for viewing by children.


The Emperor’s New Groove reviews

7.3 IMDb 70 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.3 of out 10 IMDb rating and 70 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.


The Emperor’s New Groove trailer

The Emperor’s New Groove plot summary

What is The Emperor’s New Groove about?

Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco’s new summer home. Kuzco’s advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a llama, who accidentally ends up in Pacha’s village. Pacha offers to help Kuzco if he doesn’t destroy his house, and so they form an unlikely partnership.


Synopsis from IMDb Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.


The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.


The Emperor’s New Groove cast

Who is in The Emperor’s New Groove?

David Spade in The Emperor's New Groove David Spade as Kuzco (voice)
John Goodman in The Emperor's New Groove John Goodman as Patcha (voice)
Eartha Kitt in The Emperor's New Groove Eartha Kitt as Yzma (voice)
Patrick Warburton in The Emperor's New Groove Patrick Warburton as Kronk (voice)
Wendie Malick in The Emperor's New Groove Wendie Malick as Chicha, Pacha’s Wife (voice)

The Emperor’s New Groove box Office

How much did The Emperor’s New Groove make?

$169,327,687 worldwide

The film has made over $169 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.


The Emperor’s New Groove details

Theatrical Release Date: December 9, 2000
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: PENDING
Film Budget: $100 million
Box Office: $169 million
Length: 78 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Language: English

The Emperor’s New Groove facts


How long is The Emperor’s New Groove?

The movie is 78 minutes long (1 hour and 18 minutes).

What year did The Emperor’s New Groove come out?

The movie is out on December 9, 2000. The movie has been out for .


Who is the lead actor in the movie?

David Spade plays as Kuzco (voice).


Who is the director of The Emperor’s New Groove?

Mark Dindal directed the movie.


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