Kronk's New Groove (also known as The Emperor's New Groove 2: Kronk's New Groove) is a 2005 direct-to-video animated film released by the Walt Disney Company on December 13, 2005. The film is the sequel to the 2000 animated film The Emperor's New Groove and features reprises of the roles of David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, and Wendie Malick from the original film, with new voices by John Mahoney and Tracey Ullman. This was also the last film to feature the voice of John Fiedler, who died six months before the film was released.
Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) narrates the story about Kronk (Patrick Warburton), now chef and Head Delivery Boy of Mudka's Meat Hut, is fretting over the upcoming visit of his father, Papi. Papi always disapproved of young Kronk's culinary interests and wished that Kronk instead would settle down with a wife and a large house on a hill. It is up to Kronk to find a way out of a fate worse than running out of spinach puffs.
In a flashback, Kronk tells the story of how he almost had both of these. As unwitting accomplice to Yzma's (Eartha Kitt) (who is now human again, despite still having a tail) plan to sell sewer slime as a youth potion, he makes enough money to buy the old folks' home from the old folks and put his large new home there; but then when he realizes they have sold everything they own in return for something which doesn't work, he gives his home back to them.
Kronk, as camp counselor of the Junior Chipmunks at Camp Chippamunka he falls in love with fellow counselor Miss Birdwell (Tracey Ullman); but the Junior Chipmunks and Birdwell troops get fed up with Kronk and Birdwell's power tripping on them. When Tipo pulls a prank to win the camp championships and is caught, Kronk protects him at the cost of alienating Birdwell.
Papi (John Mahoney) arrives and confusion ensues as several supportive friends try to pass themselves off to him as Kronk's wife and kids. In the end, Kronk realizes that his wealth is in his friendships and this finally wins his father's thumbs up. Papi tells Kronk he is proud of him, finally accepting him. To Kronk's surprise, Miss Birdwell returns and this reignites his love for her. Everyone celebrates by dancing and Papi hugs Kronk and Birdwell.
Meanwhile, just outside the house, Yzma is in the condor's nest with two eggs, which hatch and presumably attack her before the credits roll.
- Patrick Warburton as Kronk
- Tracey Ullman as Ms. Birdwell
- Eartha Kitt as Yzma
- David Spade as Emperor Kuzco
- John Goodman as Pacha
- Wendie Malick as Chicha
- John Mahoney as Papi
- John Fiedler as Rudy
- Jeff Bennett as Skinny Old Man, Stout Old Man, Gollum-Rudy
- Bob Bergen as Bucky
- Brian Cummings
- Patti Deutsch as Mata the Waitress
- Jessie Flower as Chaca
- Anthony Ghannam as Huayna
- Gatlin Green
- Eli Russell Linnetz as Tipo, Angel Tipo, Devil Tipo
- Tress MacNeille
- Travis Oates
- Ross Simanteris
- Kath Soucie
- April Winchell as Hildy, Marge, Tina
- Patrick Warburton as Angel Kronk, Devil Kronk
The film received negative reviews and currently holds a 0% approval rating by the critics on Rotten Tomatoes and a 55% approval rating by the audience. Many film critics have stated that the film "has great voice talents, but weak storylines and not much groove." Others have stated that the film shows that Kronk "works best in small doses" and the film should not have centered around this character.
- Be True to Your Groove
- Camp Chippamunka
- Feel Like a Million by Yzma
- Let's Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire
- Kuzco and Yzma have very minor roles in the film (almost like cameo appearances).
- Rudy, Chicha and Chaca aren't referred to by name in the previous movie but are christened as such in this movie.
- When Kronk's father is about to give his thumbs-up, music reminiscent of Lion King's "King of Pride Rock" score can be heard.
- This was the last film to feature the voice of John Fiedler, who died six months before the film's release.
- The only direct-to-video Disney Film where all the voice actors from the first film reprise their roles.
- The toy train Kronk rides on is designed after Casey Junior from Dumbo (1941).
- The film was nominated in 2006 for the following Annie Awards:
- Best Home Entertainment Production
- Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
- Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production