Kronk’s New Groove

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Kronk’s New Groove (2005 Movie)

“Kronk’s New Groove” is an animated direct-to-video sequel to the 2000 Disney film “The Emperor’s New Groove.” It was released in 2005 and directed by Saul Blinkoff and Elliot M. Bour.

The film focuses on Kronk, the lovable and dim-witted henchman of the villainous Yzma from the original movie. In “Kronk’s New Groove,” Kronk has left Yzma’s evil ways behind and is now living a happy and successful life as the head chef of Mudka’s Meat Hut. He has a nice home and a group of loyal friends, but he still feels like something is missing in his life.

One day, Kronk’s father unexpectedly pays him a visit, and Kronk lies to him about being a successful and powerful person to impress him. However, when his father reveals that he is coming to see Kronk’s new house, which doesn’t actually exist, Kronk must come up with a plan to keep up the charade.

As Kronk tries to find a solution, he gets involved in a series of misadventures, including trying to impress a beautiful camp counselor named Miss Birdwell. He also gets tangled up with Yzma once again, who has a new scheme to take over the empire.

Throughout the film, Kronk learns valuable lessons about honesty, family, and staying true to himself. He discovers that being true to who he is and embracing his own groove is the key to happiness.

“Kronk’s New Groove” is a lighthearted and entertaining animated comedy that follows the lovable character of Kronk on his journey of self-discovery. While it may not have reached the same level of acclaim as its predecessor, “The Emperor’s New Groove,” it has gained a following among Disney fans for its humor, heartwarming moments, and the continued adventures of the beloved character Kronk.

Fun Facts

  • “Kronk’s New Groove” is a direct-to-video sequel to Disney’s “The Emperor’s New Groove.” It was released in 2005 and focuses on Kronk, the character who served as Yzma’s henchman in the original film, and his adventures as he tries to impress his father.
  • One of the unique aspects of “Kronk’s New Groove” is its storytelling style. The film frequently breaks the fourth wall, with characters interacting with the narrator and even pausing the story to provide humorous commentary. This meta-humor adds a playful and self-aware element to the movie.
  • Patrick Warburton, who voiced Kronk in the original film, reprised his role in “Kronk’s New Groove.” Warburton’s distinctive deep voice and comedic timing contributed to Kronk’s enduring popularity as a character.
Kronk's New Groove

Additional Details


  • Patrick Warburton: Kronk Pepikrankenitz
  • Tracey Ullman: Miss Birdwell
  • Eartha Kitt: Yzma
  • David Spade: Kuzco
  • John Goodman: Pacha
  • Wendie Malick: Chicha
  • John Mahoney: Papi
  • John Fiedler: Rudy
  • Bob Bergen: Bucky
  • Eli Russell Linnetz: Tipo
  • Patti Deutsch: Waitress
  • Jessie Flower: Chaca
  • Anthony Ghannam: Huayna
  • Jeff Bennett: Skinny Old Man / Stout Old Man / Gollum-Rudy
  • April Winchell: Hildy / Marge / Tina


  • Director: Elliot M. Bour and Saul Andrew Blinkoff
  • Producers: Prudence Fenton and John A. Smith
  • Music: Mark Watters and Jeanine Tesori

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