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Interesting Details About The Emperor's New Groove That Prove It's Time For A Rewatch

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Between the absolutely unmatched voice cast and the intriguing historical details, The Emperor's New Groove is one of the most timeless Disney films. It may have been a minute since you've seen The Emperor's New Groove, but these interesting details will prove it's time for a rewatch. 

Based on the Incan empire, there are a ton of things you probably didn't know about The Emperor's New Groove. Vote up the most impressive movie details! 

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    When Yzma Tosses The Poison Into The Cactus, It Turns Into A Llama

    From Redditor /u/BrewersFTW:

    In The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Yzma tosses her poison/llama extract-laced drink on to the nearby cactus, which turns into a llama right as Kuzco changes in to a llama as well.

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    Kuzco's Funeral Portrait Is Woven Instead Of Painted

    From Redditor /u/pestdantic:

    In Emperor's New Groove (2000), Kuzco's funeral portrait is a weave because the Incans were known for their textile arts rather than paintings.

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    Patrick Warburton Improvised Kronk's Kidnapping Jingle

    From Redditor /u/iamjohnmalkovich:

    The song Kronk sang while kidnapping Kuzco in The Emperor's New Groove was completely improvised. This led to Disney making Patrick Warburton sign over the rights to his "composition."

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    The Animals Kuzco Turns Into Are Seen Previously As His Baby Toys

    From Redditor /u/bojanglehorseman:

    In The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), three of the animals Kuzco turns into (a llama, a parrot, and a whale) are seen as toys in the scene when he was a baby.

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