The Emperor's New Groove

Question: Is this movie based on the fairy tale "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen? (02:17:20 - 04:00:45)

Answer: No, not in the slightest. The names are similar, but it's an entirely new and different story.

Jason Hoffman
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Question: I know what Pacha's son's name is, because it is said a couple of times, but is his daughter's name ever revealed? I've never been able to figure out what her name is.

Answer: Her name is Chaca. Says so in the credits.

Phixius Premium member
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Question: All of the vials that Yzma has are labeled, but how? They can't be inside the vale because they would be wet and Yzma couldn't have flipped the label up like she did in a scene, yet...there is nothing attaching the label to the vial. how is it attached?

Answer: It is probably attached with the equivalent of a piece of Scotch tape rolled over itself; I'm sure you've done that before. It wouldn't be visible to the naked eye, and Yzma would be able to flip the label up.

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Question: Near the end, the guards turned into animals when Pacha knocks the potions at them and Izma turns after crushing one. Why didn't Kronk turn when he poured his potion on his shoulder while pretending?

Answer: The potion was consumed by Kuzco - he drank it. As for the others it looks like they inhaled it while it was in smoke form. Maybe it needs to be ingested somehow in order for the person to turn into an animal.

There was a scene that showed Yzma pouring the potion onto a cactus which, she thought at the time, was poison. In the next scene, the cactus had taken on the shape of a llama. This could imply that the potion could affect somebody any number of ways.

Continuity mistake: When Kronk is disposing of the llama body, he runs down a very tall staircase. At the bottom, he runs into two peasants and leans up against the wall. The peasants pass him, walking toward the left side of the screen. Immediately after they disappear from the screen, the "camera" zooms out so you can see the entire palace. Now, the only place the peasants could have gone was up the staircase Kronk had just come down from, unless they wanted to fall off a cliff. If you look on the stairs, though, no one is there. The peasants couldn't have made it all the way up the extremely tall and steep staircase within seconds, so they just mysteriously disappeared.

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Yzma: That's it, Kronk! Break the door down!
Kronk: Break it down? Are you kidding me? This is hand-carved mahogany!

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Trivia: Near the end of the film, Yzma is turned into a cat. Eartha Kitt (Yzma) was one of the actresses who played Catwoman on the "Batman" television series in the 1960s.

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