Kronk’s New Groove (2005, Disney Direct-to-DVD Movie) – 6/10 review

Cast / crew
Director: Elliot M. Bour
Director: Saul Andrew Blinkoff
Producer: John A. Smith
Writer (Story): Tony Leondis
Writer (Story): Michael LaBash
Writer (Story): Tom Rogers
Writer (Screenplay): Tom Rogers
Patrick Warburton: Kronk
Tracey Ullman: Ms. Birdwell
Eartha Kitt: Yzma
David Spade: Kuzco
John Goodman: Pacha
Wendie Malick: Chicha
John Mahoney: Papi
John Fiedler: Rudy

Emperor’s New Groove 2, The: Kronk’s New Groove (2005)

Having left Yzma’s employ, Kronk is happy in his new life but news of a visit from his Papi sends shockwaves into his happiness.

6/10

A big, pleasant surprise, this Disney direct-to-DVD sequel is not horrifically awful in any way. It is generally nicely animated, has decent songs, keeps moving quickly and is almost always lots of fun. While the Kronk-loses-the-girl half is not quite as good as the Kronk-loses-the-house half, it’s still entertaining and, as a whole, this is easily recommended as a cheap Disney DVD that doesn’t qualify as torture in the developed world. Note: this was John Fiedler’s last film.

This movie contains mild nudity.

Classified U by BBFC. Universal: Suitable for All.

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