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Ms. Birdwell[3] is Kronk's love interest and the deuteragonist of Disney's 2005 animated feature film Kronk's New Groove, sequel to the 2000 film The Emperor's New Groove.



Birdwell has the attitude somewhat similar to a normal troop leader; however, she runs her troop in military-type form. Plus, she has a rather strong British accent. She is very kind and helpful to her "Chippers", and would not let anything happen to them, especially to the point of not letting Kronk and his Chipmunks ruin their events. Other qualities she shows are order, determination, seriousness, and even knows how to reprimand someone (Tipo) when she needs to.

Physical appearance[]

She was a vision. Feet like a pair of landlocked tugboats. Knees like brass doorknobs. Elbows so rough, they could take the grain right off a 2x4. And her eyes. They say the eyes are the window to the soul. Hers were more like triple-locked steel-reinforced security doors with a combination I just had to crack. No doubt about it. She was the kinda girl you'd want to bring home to Papi.

Birdwell has a round head with big dark eyes, a large nose, and a wide mouth. She has black hair that is tied in a bun and stays that way throughout the film. She is lean and tall, with thin arms, strong legs, and very large feet. Clothing-wise, she wears a tan troop dress, an orange neckerchief around her neck, and an orange belt. She also wears a tan hat with orange trim.


Kronk's New Groove[]

Birdwell is first seen in Kronk's flashback of Camp Chippamunka. Unlike Kronk, she is more into the competition than letting her "Chippers" have fun. While they were trying to get acquainted upon their first encounter, Kronk's Chippers unintentionally cause a stir, which angers Birdwell. She and Kronk then get into a fight and attempt to outdo each other in the preliminary competition. However, she gradually comes to adore him and later falls in love with him. They eventually spark a romance together and make raisin bread for their Chippers. However, when Tipo, one of Kronk's Chipmunks, pulls a prank to win the camp tournament and is caught by Birdwell, Kronk protects the boy at the cost of alienating his love. Back to the present, Tipo feels guilty, so he runs off to find Birdwell and tells her the truth. In the end, Kronk sees Birdwell again and finally wins her love, and she eventually marries him, as seen in the end credits.


  • The scene where Kronk and Birdwell eat dinner and first kiss is a parody of the similar iconic scene from the Disney movie Lady and the Tramp.
  • It is unknown what her ethnicity is; it could be that her name translates to Birdwell.
    • However, she shares the same name with a female panel, Miss Birdwell, in What's My Crime? from the 1961 animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
    • Some viewers can assume she is British because she was voiced by Tracey Ullman, who is British and voiced Ms. Birdwell with an English accent.
  • For some unknown reason, she does not appear in the TV series, nor is she mentioned. 



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Films: The Emperor's New Groove (video/soundtrack) • Kronk's New GrooveThe Sweatbox

Shows: House of MouseThe Emperor's New SchoolChibi Tiny Tales
Video Games: Video GameThe Emperor's New Groove: Groove CenterDisney Emoji Blitz Disney Sorcerer's ArenaDisney Magic Kingdoms Disney Tsum TsumDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Cancelled projects: Kingdom of the Sun

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Disney Animation BuildingSorcerers of the Magic KingdomMidship Detective Agency

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

The Emperor's New Groove: KuzcoPachaYzmaKronkBucky the SquirrelChichaChacaTipoYupiRudyMataRoyal RecordkeeperJaguarsIncan Palace GuardsIrate ChefIpi and Topo

Kronk's New Groove: Ms. BirdwellPapi
The Emperor's New School: MalinaGuacaMoxieMr. Flaco MoleguacoYattaKavoDirk BrockHomeworkAzmaOzkerRamon
Deleted: HuacaSupaiMick, Bowie, and LemmyMataNinaOwenSnowball

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 GrooveK-U-Z-C-OMicchu PachuYzmopolisKronk for HireSnuff Out the LightOne Day She'll Love MeWhy Can't a Human Be More Like a Rock?
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