Top 9 The Emperor's New Groove Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The 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 The Emperor's New Groove film message.

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.
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.

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.

The 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.

The Emperor's New Groove Hidden Details

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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The 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.