You killer jaguars...
―Kuzco, surrounded by a pack of jaguars trying to eat him while being cornered at a cliff.

The Jaguars are minor antagonists in Disney's 2000 animated feature film, The Emperor's New Groove. They are a group of melanistic jaguars as their names imply.


The Emperor's New Groove

The Jaguars are first mentioned by Pacha who warns Kuzco not to go to the jungle, because it is a bad idea for him to go this place at night, due to the jungle having "jaguars, snakes, and quicksands in this dangerous area" in which he refuses to listen to him and foolishly travels to the jungle.

The jaguars are then found sleeping when Kuzco gets lost into the deep part of the jungle after encountering Bucky the Squirrel. When Bucky created a red balloon llama, he popped it with a quill to make these panthers wake up (despite Kuzco's warnings of telling Bucky not to pop the balloon, since it could cause trouble for Kuzco, due to the nearby jaguar pack sleeping behind him). Although the pop doesn't wake the jaguars alone, Kuzco's taunt does accidentally wake up the jaguars, in which they become hostile towards him. The jaguars suddenly get angry and try to eat Kuzco chasing him through the jungle. Upon attempting to escape, the jaguars (and a jaguar cub) then corner Kuzco who is about to fall off a cliff and as soon as Pacha passes through via swinging vine, he was able to rescue Kuzco from being eaten by the jaguars. They are never seen again throughout the rest of the film.

The Emperor's New School

The Jaguars appear as minor antagonists in the series.

In the episode The Emperor's New Pet, Mr. Moleguaco makes the kids learn responsibility by taking care of kittens. Kuzco dumps his 'Homework', but takes it back to land a play-date with Malina's Fluffy after Yzma fed Homework an elixir to become a black jaguar. Later in the episode, Kuzco is attacked by the jaguars only to be rescued by Homework.

The jaguars' largest role in the episode The Puma Whisperer when Kuzco is attacked by jaguars (pumas), Pacha saves him, and Kuzco thinks it is because of his amazing dodging skills. When he brags about it at school, Guaka arranges a puma wrestling match for him.


The jaguars in the movie are quite different from real-world jaguars.

  • 1. The jaguars in the movie have a slim built and long tails. Real-life jaguars are much more heavy-built with shorter tails. In fact, the jaguars in the movie look more like leopards.
  • 2. All the jaguars in the movie are black. In real-life, black jaguars are much rarer than normal colored ones.
  • 3. The jaguars in the movie live together in a pack. In real-life, jaguars are solitary like all other cats except for lions.


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Films: The Emperor's New GrooveKronk's New GrooveThe Sweatbox

TV Series: The Emperor's New School House of Mouse
Video Games: Video GameThe Emperor's New Groove: Groove CenterDisney Emoji Blitz Disney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Sorcerer's Arena
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

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Disney Animation BuildingSorcerers of the Magic KingdomMidship Detective Agency

Entertainment: Max LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With ItVillains Tonight!
Firework: Wonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Rock on With The Disney Villains

Film characters: KuzcoPachaYzmaKronkBucky the SquirrelChichaChacaTipoYupiRudyMataJaguarsTheme Song GuyIncan Palace GuardsIrate ChefTopo and Ipi

Sequel characters: Ms. BirdwellPapiHildyTina
Television characters: MalinaGuacaMoxieMr. Flaco MoleguacoYattaKavoDirk BrockHomeworkAzmaOzkerRamon
Deleted characters: HucuaSupaiMick, Bowie, and LemmyMata (deleted character)NinaOwenSnowball the Llama

Season One: "Rabbit Face" • "Squeakend at Bucky's" • "Kuzco Fever" • "Empress Malina" • "The Adventures of Red-Eyed Tree Frog Man" • "Hungry, Hungry Llama" • "Only the Wrong Survive" • "Cart Wash" • "Battle of the Bots" • "Girls Behaving Oddly" • "The Lost Kids" • "The Big Fight" • "Kuzclone" • "Unfit to Print" • "The Emperor's New Pet" • "Peasant for a Day" • "Fortune Cookie Day" • "Gold Fools" • "The Mystery of Micchu Pachu" • "Oops, All Doodles" • "Chipmunky Business" • "Clash of the Familes" • "The New Kid" • "Officer Kronk" • "Kronk Moves In" • "Kuzcogarten" • "Evil and Eviler" • "The Bride of Kuzco" • "U.F.kuzcO" • "Attack Sub" • "The Yzma That Stole Kuzcoween" • "Monster Masquerade" • "Yzmopolis"

Season Two: "The Emperor's New Tuber" • "Room for Improvement" • "Cool Summer" • "Prisoner of Kuzcoban" • "Ramon's a Crowd" • "Guakumentary" • "Show Me the Monkey" • "Demon Llama" • "Picture This!" • "TV or Not TV" • "Kuz-Cop" • "How Now Sea Cow?" • "A Fair to Remember" • "Working Girl" • "Curse of the Moon Beast" • "Aww, Nuts!" • "The Emperor's New School Spirit" • "Card Wars" • "Mudka's Secret Recipe" • "The Emperor's New Home School" • "The Emperor's New School Musical" • "A Giftmas Story" • "No Man Is an Island" • "Vincent Van Guaka" • "Air Kuzco" • "Kronkenitza" • "Come Fly with Me" • "Project Poncho" • "Citizen Kronk" • "The Pajama Llama Dilemma" • "Yzma Be Gone" • "Last Ditch Effort" • "The Good, the Bad and the Kronk" • "Mudka's #13" • "Auction Action" • "The Astonishing Kuzco-Man" • "Guaka Rules" • "Malina's Big Break" • "Hotel Kuzco" • "Father O' Mine" • "Everyone Loves Kuzco" • "Puff Piece" • "Take My Advice" • "Yzbot" • "The Puma Whisperer" • "Kronk the Magnificent" • "Kamp Kuzco" • "Groove Remover" • "Overachiever's Club" • "The Emperor's New Show" • "Too Many Malinas" • "Faking the Grade" • "Eco Kuzco" • "Kuzcokazooza" • "Kuzco's Little Secret" • "Cornivale" • "Graduation Groove"

Perfect WorldMy Funny Friend and MeWalk the Llama, LlamaBe True to Your GrooveFeel Like a MillionCamp ChippamunkaLet's GrooveYzmopolisK-U-Z-C-OSnuff Out the LightOne Day She'll Love Me
Mudka's Meat HutThe Secret LabKuzcotopiaSouth AmericaPeru
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