The Emperor's New School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Emperor's New School
The Emperor's New School.jpg
Logo with Kuzco on the right
Genre Comedy, Adventure
Created by Mark Dindal
Based on The Emperor's New Groove 
Written by Kevin D. Campbell
Ed Scharlach
Mark Dindal (story)
Directed by David Knott
Howy Parkins
Voices of J. P. Manoux
Jessica DiCicco
Fred Tatasciore
John Goodman
Wendie Malick
Jessie Flower
Shane Baumel
Eartha Kitt
Patrick Warburton
Curtis Armstrong
Bob Bergen
Rip Taylor
Composer(s) Mike Tavera
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Bobs Gannaway
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation
Toon City Animation, Inc.
Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.
Synergy Animation Studios
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network Disney Channel
Toon Disney
Picture format 1080i (16:9) (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release January 27, 2006 (2006-01-27) – November 20, 2008 (2008-11-20)

The Emperor's New School is an American animated television series that aired on Disney Channel. The show was based on the film The Emperor's New Groove and its direct-to-video sequel Kronk's New Groove. It follows the adventures of young emperor Kuzco as he completes his education in order to return to the throne, while Yzma, as the school's principal, will stop at nothing to prevent Kuzco from passing all of his classes.


The series comes after The Emperor's New Groove. Several episodes mention the events of the movie.

The series can be seen as coming before Kronk's New Groove (in the series Kronk is still working for Yzma and is single, but in the movie he retires as Yzma's lackey and gets married during the closing credits), or after it (in the beginning of Kronk's New Groove, Yzma has a cat's tail, claiming it was a side effect from her kitten transformation at the end of The Emperor's New Groove; but she does not have a tail in the series).

It was revealed in some episodes that the characters are Incas even though the characters use modern-day materials, like a motorcycle, an arcade unit, etc. as side jokes. The name of the main character "Kuzco" is derived from the name of the capital of the Inca empire "Cusco".

Yzma's plans to stop Kuzco backfire, ending up helping him instead. By the end of the series, Kuzco has grown as a person, wanting Pacha and his family to move into the palace with him, and chose Kronk as his adviser.

Cast and characters[edit]

Initially, three original cast members returned to voice their characters for the TV series: Eartha Kitt as Yzma, Patrick Warburton as Kronk, and Wendie Malick as Chicha. Although Fred Tatasciore voiced Pacha in Season 1, John Goodman returned to the role in Season 2.

J. P. Manoux voices Kuzco, a role that he had already performed on The Emperor's New Groove (video game), double voices with David Spade.

Guest stars[edit]


The series ran for two seasons and 52 episodes, and ends with a finale episode that wraps up the plot.

Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 21 January 27, 2006 November 11, 2006
Season 2 31 June 23, 2007 November 20, 2008

Awards and nominations[edit]

Eartha Kitt won the 2007 and 2008 Annie Awards for "Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production" for her performance as Yzma in the episodes "Kuzclone" (2007) and "The Emperor's New Musical" (2008). Eartha Kitt also won the 2007 and 2008 Daytime Emmy Award for her voice performance as Yzma. Jessica DiCicco was also nominated for her voice performance as Malina.[1]


The Emperor's New School aired occasionally on Disney XD and has been aired on ABC as part of its ABC Kids lineup. In Canada, the series currently airs on Disney XD.


External links[edit]