Emperor’s New Groove, The Original and Limited Edition Art (2000)

In Emperor's New Groove, Kuzco (David Spade) is the selfish teenaged emperor of the Inca Empire. He summons Pacha (John Goodman), the headman of a nearby village, to inform him that he is building his enormous summer home, Kuzcotopia, on the site of Pacha's house, thus rendering Pacha and his family homeless. Pacha attempts to protest, but is dismissed. Kuzco's advisor Yzma (Eartha Kitt) and her dim-witted right-hand man Kronk Pepikrankenitz (Patrick Warburton) then try to poison Kuzco so that Yzma can take control of the empire, but the supposed poison turns out to be a potion which turns Kuzco into a llama rather than killing him.   After Yzma tells Kronk to knock Kuzco out with the bowlful of broccolis, she orders him to take Kuzco out of town and finish the job, but conscience-stricken Kronk accidentally loses the sack holding Kuzco. Kuzco ends up in Pacha's village, accuses Pacha of turning him into a llama and kidnapping him, and demands that Pacha help him return to the palace. Pacha refuses unless Kuzco builds his summer home somewhere else, and Kuzco tries to find his own way home. He ends up surrounded by a pack of jaguars, only to be saved by Pacha. Meanwhile, Yzma assumes command of the nation, but when Kronk tells Yzma that he never killed Kuzco, the two head out and begin to search the local villages for him.   Kuzco feigns agreement with Pacha's demand, and Pacha leads him back toward the palace. They stop at a roadside diner, and Yzma and Kronk arrive shortly after. Pacha overhears Yzma discussing their plans to kill Kuzco, and attempts to warn him. Kuzco, convinced Yzma is loyal, berates Pacha and returns to Yzma, only to overhear Yzma and Kronk discussing that they are seeking to kill him, and that the kingdom doesn't miss him. Kuzco realizes Pacha was right, but Pacha has left. After a repentant Kuzco spends the night alone in the jungle, the two reunite with Pacha having forgiven Kuzco. They then go to Pacha's house. They find that Yzma and Kronk are there searching for Kuzco (and claiming that they're distant relatives of Pacha). Chicha (Wendie Malick), Pacha's wife, and Pacha's kids Chaca and Tipo (Kellyann Kelso and Eli Russell Linnetz) keep Yzma and Kronk at bay; first by locking them in the closet, then by turning Yzma into a piñata. This gives Kuzco and Pacha a headstart, but Yzma sees them disappearing over the horizon. A frantic chase between Kuzco, Pacha, Yzma, and Kronk ensues, such that Yzma and Kuzco are almost within eyeshot. Kuzco and Pacha use a rope to cross a gorge, and then Kuzco cuts it in an attempt to keep the villains at bay, but Yzma's transport tent sprouts wings, and she and Kronk begin to sail over the gorge. They appear to have succeeded, but all of a sudden, they are struck by lightning and fall into a chasm.   Kuzco and Pacha arrive at Yzma's laboratory only to find that Yzma and Kronk somehow got there first (by a method, which, humorously, not even they know). Kronk changes sides after a vicious tongue-lashing from Yzma who insults his cooking. Kronk then tries to kill Yzma by cutting a rope to a chandelier, but because Yzma is so skinny, it falls around her instead of on her. In return, Yzma sends Kronk down a trapdoor. After a brief struggle for the vial, Yzma kocks over a cabinet of potions and calls the palace guards to kill Kuzco and Pacha, forcing the duo to grab all of the transformation potions they can and flee. After trying several formulas that turn Kuzco into other animals (and then back to a llama), they manage to escape the guards (but not Yzma) and find that they are down to only two vials. Yzma accidentally steps on one of the two, turning herself into a tiny cat. She still almost manages to obtain the antidote, but is thwarted by the sudden reappearance of Kronk, who has emerged from the other end of the trapdoor. Kuzco becomes human again and sets out to redeem himself, building a small summer cabin on the hill next to Pacha's home at the peasant's invitation.   Meanwhile, Kronk becomes a Junior Chipmunk scout leader, with Yzma, now a cat, forced to be a member of the troop.  
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