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The Emperor's New School
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Format Animated television series
Children's television series
Created by Mark Dindal
Starring J. P. Manoux
Eartha Kitt
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Running time 22 minutes
Original channel Disney Channel
Original run January 27, 2006 (2006-01-27) – November 20, 2008 (2008-11-20)
External links
Official website

The Emperor's New School is an American animated television series that airs on Disney Channel, ABC Kids, and Disney XD and is produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The show is based on the characters fromThe 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.


Air Times

The show premiered on the Disney Channel in January 2006 with its second season premiering on 23 June 2007.[1][2] Its original time slot was 11:00p.m. on Channel 290 on DirecTV and 2:00a.m. on Channel 291 on DirecTV and 1:00a.m on channel 34 on standard cable. The show also aired Saturday mornings at 11:00a.m. on ABC Kids, as well as on Disney XD at various times.On dish network it shows at 11:00pm and 2:00am

As of January 2010, the show's only time slot is 2:30a.m.

In the United Kingdom, the show is broadcast at 7:45a.m. on GMTV's children's slot Toonattik, accessed through ITV1. The show also airs each day on Disney Cinemagic at 8:00a.m.

In Australia, it recently began airing as part of the Seven Network's Saturday Disney program. Seven has a long-term program supply agreement with Disney/Buena Vista.

In Latin America it is aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block.


The show comes after The Emperor's New Groove. This is indicated by knowledge of the events of the movie, which are brought up in multiple episodes.

The show's position in relation to Kronk's New Groove is less clear. It is possible that the series and Kronk's New Groove are two separate continuities. In the series, Kronk is still working for Yzma and is single, but in Kronk's New Groove he retires as Yzma's lackey and gets married during the closing credits. In the beginning of Kronk's New Groove, Yzma is pictured with a cat's tail, claiming it was a side effect from her kitten transformation at the end of The Emperor's New Groove. She does not, however, have a tail in the series.

Cast and characters

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 the role of Pacha for Season 1, John Goodman returned to the role in Season 2.

J. P. Manoux voices Kuzco, a role that he had already performed on Disney's House of Mouse, taking over from David Spade.

Jessica DiCicco joined the cast to voice the new character of the show, Malina (who did not appear in the 1st or 2nd movie).


Guest Stars


The series ran for two seasons and 52 episodes. A third season may have been planned, but the series was cancelled due to the death of Eartha Kitt (the voice of Yzma).

Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 21 27 January 2006 11 November 2006
Season 2 31 23 June 2007 20 November 2008
Preceded by
The Buzz on Maggie
Disney Channel Original Series Succeeded by
Hannah Montana


  1. The Emperor's New Groove - September 2008
  2. Aww Nuts and a Mudka Meat Party - September 2008

Running gags

Most of the running gags in The Emperor's New School are originated in the first movie, The Emperor's New Groove. These include:

  • Two characters try to get to Yzma's secret lab. One shouts for a lever to be pulled, then an unpleasant action occurs, such as a huge urn falling on Yzma or the fire alarm going off in the school.
  • A monkey eating a bug, this gag appeared in the first movie.
  • A character will be tossed out of a high window, only to land in something soft that has just been mis-delivered.
  • Kronk forgetting that Yzma and Principal Amzy are the same person causing her to throw off her disguise; often with unintentional results. In the last episode Kronk reveals that he knew the whole time claiming that it was so obvious.
  • Yzma's roller coaster access to the lab is slightly different each time; such as passing by a toll booth or Yzma gaining a speeding ticket. The intro by the ride announcer is also different each time.
  • Kuzco "halts" the show to give his commentary, skip over boring parts, explain how great he is, or occasionally to tell everyone not to forget that the show is about him. He also uses a red marker to draw on the still frame.
  • Kuzco explains events and items from his imagination in Kuzco's Doodles, animated simplistic drawings. Other characters occasionally get in on this as well.
  • Kuzco talking in his head when bored by someone who is talking to him.
  • Whenever Kuzco gets turned into an animal or person, he ends it with "face". (I'm a Rabbit Face! etc.)
  • Kuzco or Kronk often referring to Yzma as a dinosaur.
  • A devil and angel Kronk appear on Kronk's shoulder and fight each other, never actually helping.
  • Kronk mummering his own theme music.
  • Objects, places, and events being named after Kuzco.
  • Kronk sneaks around, hiding behind things, saying, "Tiptoe tiptoe hide! Tiptoe tiptoe hide! Tiptoe tiptoe disguise!"
  • Whenever there will be a flashback , the show uses a tape recorder to do the flashbacks.
  • Whenever a flashback is starting,or about to start someone in the scene says something like "yay flashback"
  • Kuzco follows Malina somewhere, telling her something about a date, and her replying "This is NOT a date!"
  • A character holding something, only to throw it away almost immediately. You often hear the object breaking.
  • Many anachronisms are featured, making it unknown what time period the show takes place in.
  • Meta-fictional elements, such as Kuzco breaking the fourth wall or characters talking about twists and cliches in the show's plot.
  • The number 37 is shown or said frequently throughout the series, usually being said by a character for a numerical value of something Kuzco once says that he wants to be able to live to "..the ripe old age of 37."[citation needed]
  • Malina knowing when Kuzco is thinking about her.
  • Kronk's obsession with spinach puffs.
  • The constant high-fiving of Kronk and Yzma after every roller coaster ride.
  • Yzma always says "It's Brilliant,Brilliant,Brilliant"! after every plan she comes up with.
  • Certain episodes beginning with an event that happens later in the story, to which Kuzco reminds the audience that "it all make sense if you go back earlier".
  • Yzma usually concocts an overly-complicated plan to destroy Kuzco.
  • Kronk disagrees with Yzma after every plan thus making her use a potion.
  • Kronk puts potions into different types of food to trick Kuzco.
  • Kuzco always falls for the food tricks.
  • Yzma always forgetting to label her potions.


Eartha Kitt won the 2008 Annie Award for "Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production" for her performance as Yzma in the episode "The Emperor's New Musical". Eartha Kitt also won the 2008 Emmy Award for her voice performance as Yzma. Jessica DiCicco was also nominated for her voice performance as Malina.[3]


External links


Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

The Emperor's New School is a animated Disney Channel series based on The Emperor's New Groove (film).


The Emperor's New School Quotes

  • Yzma: We're going to pay our failing friend Kuzco a visit.
    Kronk: You guys are getting along now. That's great.
    Yzma: No, no he's not our friend.
    Kronk: But you just said he was.
    Yzma: But he's not.
    Kronk: Then why are paying him a visit if we don't like him?
    Yzma: It's an expression!
  • Kuzco: Now its time for Kuzco's Doodles! That's the part of the show-
    Kronk: Hey, what about me?
    Kuzco: What about you?
    Kronk: Well, I'm helping too.
    Kuzco: So...?
    Kronk: Shouldn't my picture be there too?
    Kuzco: Are you serious? But Kuzco's Doodles is a recognized brand name, that people know and trust. Can't change the name.
    Kronk: Well then, I'm not going to help.
    Kuzco: Okay... what if I said "with Kronk?"
    Kronk: Featuring Kronk.
    Kronk: Oh, okay, fine.
    Kuzco: Now it's time for Kuzco's Doodles featuring Kronk!
    Kronk: Where's my picture?"
  • Kronk: Gee, Yzma sure is mean. Maybe I should report her to Principal Amzy.
  • Yzma: I know! I'll climb the highest mountain, and put a snow potion in the clouds. Then, it'll snow on the mountain. And we'll have snowball fights, and build snowmen, and drink hot chocolate, and make snow angels. It's a winter wonderland!
    Kronk: Sounds like fun!
    Yzma: Fun? We don't want to have fun!
  • Yzma: How can I make Kuzco lose the race? Oh I know. First I'll turn him into a hippopotamus. Then I'll put the hippo on a diet. Then I'll invite him to dinner. And then I'll feed him and feed him and feed him until he gets so big, he can't even move. It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!"
  • Kronk: Once Kuzco fails school I'll become...wait, what'll I become?
  • Kuzco: Do you think I'm going to save someone's life by saying Squeak Squeak Squeakers?
    Mr. Moleguaco: I doubt it. Because you said, "Go jump in a shark tank."
  • Yzma: Can't you see I'm busy thinking of ways to crush Kuzco's chance of graduating?
    Kronk: But you're the principal. Aren't you supposed to help the students?
    Yzma: You still don't get it, do you?
    Kronk: I don't get it? Do I want it? What exactly is it?
  • Yzma: Everyone got your emperors, umm frogs. Well let's get chopping.
  • Yzma: Kronk! This is the wrong homework. Look at the name.
    Kronk : (reads name tag) Chaca's homework. Uh, so that's their last name. The homework family. Boy, that's weird.
  • Malina: Kuzco, I want you to graduate and become emperor. I want to help you out. If you fake your homework, you'll only fake graduate. And then you'll be a fake emperor.
  • Kuzco: So, it all worked out. I learned my lesson, Kronk won first prize for his "Bucket Handle", and Malina fell madly in love with me. Okay, maybe that last part isn't true. But I did get a cool new butler. For about eight minutes.
  • Kronk: You want Kuzco to beat me up? Ha! Back to planet Earth, lady. I mean, look at the guy. He's a toothpick. You don't stand a chance.
    Kuzco: Yeah, uh, quick emperor question, how does this help?
    Malina: Kronk's going to throw the fight.
    Kronk: Throw it where?
    Kuzco: Oh, I get it! He takes a dive.
    Kronk: So we're swimming now?
    Malina: No, Kronk, you and Kuzco pretend to fight, and you let Kuzco win. Then Kavo will be afraid of Kuzco, and leave him alone.
    Kronk: Yeah... What's Kavo got to do with this?
    Kuzco: He wants to fight me at sunset.
    Kronk: Well, I'm not surprised. You're cruel and insensitive, makin' fun of him all the time. It's not nice. Good for Kavo.
    Kuzco: Yeah, but bad for me, meathead.
    Kronk: See? That's what I'm talking about! It's on, buddy! You, me. Throw down.
    Malina: No, no, no! You've gotta let Kuzco win, or he's going to get the snot beat out of him!
    Kronk: Ew.
    Kuzco: Do you have to be so graphic? Let's just get this over with.
    Kronk: So... What are we doing again?
  • Kuzco: Okay, I know. I just tipped the scale of self-pity way past 10. So to spare you any more of that ugliness, I'll perform the rest of the scene with... hand puppets. (as Malina) "Oh, Kuzco. Stop worrying about poor little you. You gotta find the kids. Everything isn't always about you, you, you, you!" (as himself) "You're so right, Malina. Sometimes all I care about is me, me, me! But I'll be better now. I'll get the kids back." (as Malina) "And I'm coming with you." (as himself) "So, let's hug now. Smoochy-smoochy. Kiss, kiss, kiss." Okay. Enough of that. Let's move on!
  • Kuzco: Gotta admit though, baby-sitting isn't easy. It's like work. Not the bad kind. Good kind. Hey! I've already learned my big important lesson for today. Cool. This is gonna be a short episode.
  • Malina: (referring to Kuzco's imaginary friend, Brad Bowlama) I'm surprised his name isn't Brad Bananastaircasehat.
  • Yzma: Kuzco would rather become a rabbit, a llama, or a frog before bowing down to you.
    Kronk: Hasn't he already become all of those things?
  • Yzma: I know! I'll turn Kuzco into a flea, a harmless little flea! Then I'll put that flea inside a box, and that box inside a bigger box and mail it to myself. When it arrives, I smash it with a hammer! It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Or to save on postage, I'll just use this: [holds up potion bottle]
  • Azma: (in cough) Are you empress?
    Yzma: Of course I'm empress!
  • Yzma: Did you pack long underwear?
    Azma: (in cough) Yes I did, Yzma, really did.

Yzma thing's mother

  • Azmopolis
  • Azmawood
  • Azma jeans
  • Azma shirts
  • Azma chocolate
  • Azma magazines
  • Azma FM
  • Azma movies
  • Azma books
  • Azmars
  • Azmasaurous Rex
  • Azmatopia
  • Azmaween
  • Azmas
  • Azma Academy

More Yzma things

  • Yzmacoins
  • Yzmaclone
  • Yzmagarten
  • Yzmacake
  • Yzmarbor Day
  • Yzmaconsolation class
  • Yzma of the Past
  • That's So Yzma
  • Yzma Possible
  • Yzmateque
  • Yzma's doodles
  • Yzmarnival
  • Yzma Allegiance Day
  • Yzma Appliance Day
  • Yzmaclub

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