Kronk's New Groove
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Kronk's New Groove (also known as The Emperor's New Groove 2: Kronk's New Groove) is a 2005 American direct-to-video animated musical comedy film animated by Toon City Animation and released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on December 13, 2005. The film is the sequel and spin-off to the 2000 animated film The Emperor's New Groove, and features reprises of the roles of David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton and Wendie Malick from the first film, with new voices by John Mahoney and Tracey Ullman. It was also the last film to feature the voice of John Fiedler, who died six months before it was released.
|Kronk's New Groove|
|Directed by||Elliot M. Bour |
Saul Andrew Blinkoff
|Produced by||Prudence Fenton |
John A. Smith
|Screenplay by||Tom Rogers|
|Story by||Anthony Leondis |
|Based on||The Emperor's New Groove|
by Mark Dindal (uncredited)
|Starring||Patrick Warburton |
|Narrated by||David Spade|
|Music by||Mark Watters|
|Edited by||Philip Malamuth |
Arthur D. Noda
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Home Entertainment|
|December 13, 2005|
Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) narrates the story about Kronk Pepikrankenitz (Patrick Warburton), now chef and Head Delivery Boy of Mudka's Meat Hut, who is fretting over the upcoming visit of his father. Kronk's father always disapproved of young Kronk's culinary interests and wished that Kronk instead would settle down with a wife and a large house on a hill.
In a flashback, Kronk tells the story of how he almost had both of these. As unwitting accomplice to Yzma (Eartha Kitt) – the villainess of the first film who turned into a cat at the end of the original, but is now human again despite still having a tail – he goes along with her plan to sell sewer slime as a youth potion. He makes enough money to buy the old folks' home from the old folks and put his large new home there. Eventually Yzma is revealed as a fake and the old folks chase her down and corner her at a bridge over a river full of crocodiles. To prevent them from attacking her, she transforms herself into a rabbit, but is then caught and taken away by a condor. When Kronk realizes the old folks have sold everything they own in return for something which doesn't work, he gives his home back to them.
Kronk, as camp counselor of the Junior Chipmunks at Camp Chippamunka, falls in love with fellow counselor Miss Birdwell (Tracey Ullman); but when one of his Chipmunks, Tipo, pulls a prank to win the camp championships and is caught, Kronk protects the boy at the cost of alienating his love.
Kronk's father (John Mahoney) arrives and confusion ensues as several supportive friends try to pass themselves off to him as Kronk's wife and kids. But in the end Kronk realizes that his wealth is in his friendships, and this finally wins his father's thumbs up and Miss Birdwell's love.
Meanwhile, just outside the house, Yzma is in the condor's nest with two eggs, which hatch and presumably attack her before the credits roll.
- Patrick Warburton as Kronk Pepikrankenitz
- Tracey Ullman as Miss Birdwell
- Eartha Kitt as Yzma
- David Spade as Kuzco
- John Goodman as Pacha
- Wendie Malick as Chicha
- John Mahoney as Papi
- John Fiedler as Rudy
- Bob Bergen as Bucky
- Eli Russell Linnetz as Tipo
- Patti Deutsch as Waitress
- Jessie Flower as Chaca
- Anthony Ghannam as Huayna
- Jeff Bennett as Skinny Old Man / Stout Old Man / Gollum-Rudy
- April Winchell as Hildy / Marge / Tina
The movie currently holds a 0% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on six reviews with an average rating of 4.5/10. Pam Gelman of Common Sense Media gave the film two out of five stars, stating that the film's story "is disjointed with unnecessary attempts at humor that are clearly geared for parents". David Nusair of Reel Film Reviews states the main character "works best in small doses; forced to carry an entire movie, Kronk becomes tedious and (unbelievable as it seems) unfunny."
The film was nominated in 2006 for the following Annie Awards:
- Best Home Entertainment Production
- Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
- Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production
- "Kronk's New Groove (2005)". Retrieved 19 June 2020 – via www.rottentomatoes.com.
- "Kronk's New Groove - Movie Review". www.commonsensemedia.org. 10 February 2006. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
- "The Emperor's New Groove & Kronk's New Groove - Reviews by David Nusair". www.reelfilm.com. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
- "33rd Annual Annie Nominations and Awards Recipients". International Animated Film Society ASIFA Hollywood. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
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