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Rudy[1] is the elderly peasant who "threw off Emperor Kuzco's groove". He is also a main character in the sequel Kronk's New Groove. He was originally voiced by the late John Fiedler, who was also the original voice of Piglet in the Winnie the Pooh franchise.


The Emperor's New Groove

Rudy first appears in the opening of the film when the musical number "Perfect World" stops for a while. When he inadvertently interferes with Kuzco's dance moves, the emperor angrily blames him for "throwing off his groove", in which a nearby guard expels him by defenestrating him from a palace window. He later appears when Pacha goes to visit Kuzco in his palace when one of his slippers falls on him in which Pacha gives the slipper back to Rudy kindly, but before going to enter Kuzco's palace, he rescues him stuck on one of the banners outside Kuzco's palace in which Rudy warns Pacha to be careful of Kuzco's selfishness of expelling innocent peasants from his palace. Rudy returns at the end of the movie where a changed Kuzco apologizes for his behavior and he happily accepts.

Kronk's New Groove

Rudy returns in this film this time frequently appearing unlike in the first film where he makes minor appearances. In this sequel, Rudy first appears during the musical number Be True to Your Groove and later when Kronk mingles with many of the elderly peasants until he follows Yzma spying on him to give the elders a youth potion that could help them. Later, Rudy then reveals that he and the other elders sold their stuff to Yzma for her potions. When it is later revealed that Yzma's potions are fake, he and the other elders are seen going after Yzma when her potions that could help the elders are fake in which he and the others chase her for giving them fake potions until Yzma turns into a rabbit and gets captured by a condor.

Near the end of the film, Tipo warns Rudy about Kronk getting in trouble in which he and the other citizens disguised as Kronk's fake family members arrive when Papi arrives in Mudka's Meat Hut. He is later seen during the end of the film during Kronk and Ms. Birdwell's wedding. He is last seen in a photo where he pulls a cart labeled "Just Married" with Kronk and Birdwell married together.


  • Rudy claims that he has been thrown out the window numerous times.
  • Rudy was John Fiedler's final movie role before his death.


The Emperor's New Groove

Kronk's New Groove


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Films: The Emperor's New Groove (Video)Kronk's New GrooveThe Sweatbox

TV Series: House of MouseThe Emperor's New School
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

Disney Parks
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

The Emperor's New Groove: KuzcoPachaYzmaKronkBucky the SquirrelChichaChacaTipoYupiRudyMataRoyal RecordkeeperJaguarsTheme Song GuyIncan Palace GuardsIrate ChefTopo and Ipi

Kronk's New Groove: Ms. BirdwellPapiHildyTina and Marge
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-OYzmopolisKronk for HireSnuff Out the LightOne Day She'll Love MeWhy Can't a Human Be More Like a Rock?
Mudka's Meat HutThe Secret LabKuzcotopiaSouth AmericaPeru
See Also
Kingdom of the Sun