Top 15 Emperor's New Groove Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Emperor's New Groove facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Emperor's New Groove film message.

In The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Yzma tosses her poison/llama extract-laced drink on to the nearby cactus, which turns into a llama right as Kuzco changes in to a llama as well.
In The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Yzma tosses her poison/llama extract-laced drink on to the nearby cactus, which turns into a llama right as Kuzco changes in to a llama as well.
When the paper skull label on the poison is shown to be a folded llama Kronk says Yzma should relabel her poisons. In the lab scene at the end, many poisons ARE relabeled in stone on the shelf but the vials are blank, resulting in further confusion during the ensuing scuffle
When the paper skull label on the poison is shown to be a folded llama Kronk says Yzma should relabel her poisons. In the lab scene at the end, many poisons ARE relabeled in stone on the shelf but the vials are blank, resulting in further confusion during the ensuing scuffle

Emperor's New Groove Trivia

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  1. During the diner scene, Kuzco asks the cook to make a spinach omelet. In an earlier scene, Krunk had made Spinach puffs when Kuzco came over for Dinner. Spinach is one of Kuzco's favorite foods, something the Culinary-minded Krunk would have known.

Emperor's New Groove Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • When Yzma is being chased by Bees, they briefly take on the shape of a shark. Yzma also tries to use bug spray on them.

  • When Kuzco fires Yzma, he gives her a pink slip.

Emperor's New Groove Hidden Details

While attempting to poison Kusco, Kronk mixes the llama potion into all three drinks. To avoid drinking it, Yzma dumps the beverage into the plant beside her, which turns into a llama moments later.

1 - When Kronk is sneaking around to his own theme music, the carvings on the wall are pointing at him.
When Kronk is sneaking around to his own theme music, the carvings on the wall are pointing at him.

When the bridge collapses, the word "damn" is spelled out in wood.

1 - After Yzma realizes that she transformed Kuzco into a llama instead of poisoning him, the cactus that she poured what she thought was poison into is shaped like a llama.
After Yzma realizes that she transformed Kuzco into a llama instead of poisoning him, the cactus that she poured what she thought was poison into is shaped like a llama.

The cut-away to the chimp with the bug, is a subtle reference to one of the opening shots of the film Citizen Kane (1941). During the opening montage of the Xanadu Estate, there is a similar shot of a pair of monkeys eating bugs.

The only way Kuzco was able to survive was by running up with the helps of the bats. The scorpions actually saved their lives.

After Yzma pours her poisoned drink onto a cactus, the cactus turns into a llama in the next visible shot.

Yzma throws her "poisoned" drink into a nearby cactus instead of drinking it. That cactus then turns into a Llama, foreshadowing Kuzco's imminent transformation.

1 - The cactus that's been watered with the potion also turn into a Llama in shape
The cactus that's been watered with the potion also turn into a Llama in shape
Emperor's New Groove poster
Emperor's New Groove poster

Emperor's New Groove Plot

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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Emperor's New Groove. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Mark Dindal
Stars David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton
IMDB score 7.3