Kuzco is the self-centered teenaged emperor of the Incan empire brought up by his head advisor Yzma. One day, he summons Pacha ,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. Pacha attempts to protest, and is dismissed. He also callously fires his ancient, power-hungry advisor Yzma for attempting to run the kingdom while he is preoccupied, infuriating her. She, along with her easily-distracted assistant Kronk then attempt to poison Kuzco so that she can take full and permanent control of the empire.Yzma invites Kuzco to a „farewell“ dinner and he drinks the poison, which supposedly kills him. However, he is still alive and suddenly, his ears become those of a llama. Soon, his neck stretches, his hands turn into hooves, and his face turns into a snout. Yzma orders Kronk to knock the transformed Kuzco unconscious and discovers that the supposed „poison“ was actually a potion that turned him into a llama. Yzma orders Kronk to dispose of him, but conscience-stricken Kronk loses the sack holding Kuzco. Kuzco ends up in Pacha’s village, accuses Pacha of kidnapping him and demands that Pacha help him return to the palace. Pacha refuses unless Kuzco builds his summer home elsewhere, and Kuzco attempts 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 reveals 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. On their way across a bridge Pacha falls through a weak plank. Kuzco refuses to help him as he says that he was going to put Pacha in prison for life but this was better. Pacha yells at Kuzco saying that they shook hands on it. Kuzco replies that you need hands to do that and that he has no hands. Kuzco then falls through a plank like Pacha and he and Pacha start fighting. The bridge shortly snaps and falls. Kuzco and Pacha fall down the cliff and end up stuck at the bottom. Working together, they climb up the cliff to reach the rope to pull themselves up the cliff. While climbing, Pacha grabs the rope, but it’s stuck on a branch which scorpions then fall off onto Kuzco and Kuzco gets scared and falls. Pacha then grabs Kuzco and Kuzco’s face gets stuck in a hole. The scorpions then climb up onto Pacha’s back. Pacha gets scared and smacks his back onto the wall. This wakes up some bats in the wall with Kuzco that then attack Kuzco and launch him off. Kuzco, scared runs up the wall with Pacha and they land back on the cliff. After laughing about it, the cliff side Pacha is on begins to fall, and Kuzco saves him by grabbing onto Pacha’s poncho and launching him back. Pacha finds out that Kuzco is starting to change his ways no matter how much Kuzco denies it. Pacha then says they should start going as it’s a 4-day walk to the palace with no bridge. Kuzco then questions Pacha about this and Pacha says that he shook hands on it and he will still take Kuzco. Meanwhile Yzma and Kronk are in the jungle looking for Kuzco, and after getting chased by bees, Yzma meets Bucky and screams at him. Bucky gets scared and runs to Kronk and they start talking. Yzma is mad only until Kronk translates that Bucky said a talking llama gave him trouble. After asking him for Yzma, Kronk finds out where Kuzco went, and he and Yzma head off. Meanwhile, Kuzco and Pacha are walking until they found a roadside diner, and decide to eat there with Kuzco dressed as a girl since llamas are not allowed in. After Kuzco goes to talk to the chef about the food Pacha begins to eat……until Yzma and Kronk arrive shortly after and he overhears Yzma discussing their plans to kill Kuzco, Pacha goes to Kuzco and attempts to warn him. Throughout the visit, neither party knows that the other is there. 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. After becoming friends again Kuzco and Pacha race back to Pacha’s house to get some supplies. While going up two old men tell Pacha his relatives came by, but it turns out to be Yzma and Kronk. Pacha warns his wife in private. Pacha’s wife and kids then launch Yzma down the hill. who ends up looking like a pinata. Yzma then sees Kuzco and Pacha running off. She then tells Kronk, and shortly, he and Yzma race back to the palace after Kuzco and Pacha. Yzma and Kronk chase them until the pursuers get hit by lightning and fall into a chasm.Kuzco and Pacha arrive at Yzma’s laboratory only to find that their pursuers somehow got there first (by a method which, humorously, not even they know). Yzma passes Kronk a knife to finish the duo off. Kronk becomes stricken with doubt as his angel and devil appear on his shoulders and converses with them, to the confusion of everyone else. Kronk changes sides after a vicious tongue-lashing from Yzma, and attempted to drop a chandelier on her, but her thin body enables her to escape harm. In retaliation, she drops him down a trap door. Yzma summons the palace guards, forcing Kuzco and Pacha to grab all of the transformation potions they can and flee. After trying several formulas that convert Kuzco to other animals, and then back to a llama. They escape the guards (but not Yzma) and find they are down to only two vials. Yzma lunges onto Kuzco, but accidentally lands on one of the two, turning herself into a tiny kitten. A struggle ensues, and Pacha dangles from a ledge. Kuzco has then grown a conscience and saves the peasant. Yzma still almost manages to obtain the antidote, but is thwarted by the sudden reappearance of Kronk.Kuzco becomes human again and sets out to redeem himself, building a much smaller summer cabin on the hill next to Pacha’s home. Meanwhile, outdoorsman Kronk becomes a scout leader, with kitten-Yzma forced to be a member of the troop, to Kronk’s pride.Source: The Emperor’s New Groove
My conclusion: Despite being a selfish idiot I like Kuzco, sometimes I have the feeling that you have to be turned into an animal in order to realize what is wrong. The film is made very funny, even Yzma’s first idea that turns you into a flea, then the flea comes in a box and it comes in another box and it then sends it to itself and when it arrives, Ha ha, it makes you flat with a hammer. Totally great, though actually complete nonsense but great. The Kronk the page changed I realized that is way too nice for Yzma, however I also think the Yzma must eat more if it fits through a chandelier. All in all, the movie is very funny and also very well managed as I personally find.