More fun, goofy cartoon antics than Disney polish.
| Original Score: 4/5
[The] lightest and wackiest of all Disney features.
| Original Score: 8/10
Ingenious action sequences driven by surprisingly little plot lead to a climax full of the transmogrification animation was invented for.
Emperor doesn't aim too high or strain too hard; it is at ease inhabiting its pretty, miniature realm.
Groove boasts some innovative tricks and sharp performances. Oh, and not too many songs. Phew.
The arc of the story may be predictable, but it's balanced out by some marvelously unpredictable flashes of visual comedy, all very much in the style of Chuck Jones in his prime.
The unfussy, tossed-off quality actually helps give this original story zippy irreverence some of Disney's plusher cartoons lack.
This Disney comedy makes a self-conscious and largely successful attempt to modernise the studio's format with a jive-ass sensibility.
...a surprisingly entertaining and awfully funny piece of work.
| Original Score: 3/4
At its heart, this is a buddy comedy that works on all levels.
The film ranks among the studio's fresher undertakings.
| Original Score: A-
Lickety-split banter between brilliantly conceived characters, chase scenes that leave you breathless with laughter and surprise ... this is a whole new ballgame for Disney.
| Original Score: B+
It looks like director Mark Dindal has been watching a lot of Chuck Jones lately.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The Emperor’s New Groove is really about another new groove Disney animation's
Not a success at the box office, it deserves to be a family hit on VHS and DVD.
For some reason, this film feels rushed through, like the conventional animation pictures are becoming a kind of filler between the computer-animated Pixar releases.
A treat for kids and adults alike.
It may not be Dickens, but it's vintage Disney.
It delivers engaging, high-spirited adventure that parents can appreciate alongside their young offspring.
When did Disney start making good films again? Was Eisner taken out in a senseless anvil accident?
Breezily paced and not above poking fun at Disney stereotypes.
| Original Score: 3/5