We get so excited when new Disney films are released on Blu-ray each year! It's so fun to watch all of our favorites in a new format, especially when the formats just keep improving! And what better way to celebrate the release of the 2001 Disney classic, The Emperor’s New Groove, than with a 3 disc combo pack featuring Kronk's New Groove? I received a media sample to facilitate this review, but all opinions are my own.
In The Emperor's New Groove, the young and self centered ruler, Kuzco, takes pleasure in the woes of others, which earns him the distinction of being an enemy to many of the subjects under his rule.
After relieving Yzma, a sorceress of her royal duties, citing she is too old and unattractive to be effective in her duties, she devises a plan with her muscle bound assistant, Kronk to take the emperors life and throne. Due to a mistake on the part of Kronk whose passion is cooking, the emperor is not poisoned and killed, but is instead turned into a llama.
Kronk can’t bring it upon himself to kill the emperor turned llama, and instead sends Kuzco away to the jungle to fend for himself. Kuzco, the llama is not faring well, and his path crosses with a poor farmer he had planned to wrong in his former life, by taking his farm for a vacation home. The farmer, Pacha, has a kind heart and agrees to help the llama find his way home in hopes that the spell can be reversed by another sorcerer to turn the llama back into an emperor. Unfortunately once Kuzco the llama and Pacha begin their journey, they find that Ymza and Kronk are seeking Kuzco to finish what they started.
This film is funny, fast paced and features a few great songs composed by Sting. It is fun for the whole family and will appeal to kids and adults thanks to the jokes and frequency of hilarious scenes. Chris and I always tease each other with YUCKY LLAMA FACE as a result of watching The Emperor's New Groove together when we were first married.
You gotta love your first Disney movie as a married couple, right?
Then you can continue the fun with Kronk’s New Groove, which is included in this Blu-ray combo pack!
This hilarious sequel stars Yzma’s hilarious henchman Kronk in an adventure filled with hysterical mayhem and mishaps. We always loved Kronk because while he was the bad guy, he was just so dang likable!
Kronk cooks up a get-rich quick scheme to impress his Dad. But when things go wrong, Kronk kicks into comical high gear and discovers that the true riches in life are his friends and being “true to your groove."
This Blu-ray combo pack is available now, and you can purchase it at Disney.com!
The Emperor's New Groove run time: 78 minutes
Kronk's New Groove run time: 70 minutes
MSRP: 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + 2 DVDs) $29.99 U.S. and $35.99 Canada
Both films include audio tracks and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.