Includes Fun Family Game and Bonus Features

The Full-Length Animated Sequel to Disney’s
“The Emperor’s New Groove”

Arrives In Time For The Holidays On DVD December 13, 2005

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BURBANK, Calif., August 26, 2005 – It’s time to get your groove back when Walt Disney Home Entertainment presents an all-new motion picture, KRONK’S NEW GROOVE, the feature-length animated sequel to Disney’s hilarious “The Emperor’s New Groove,” premiering only on Disney DVD on December 13, 2005. Loaded with laughs, this outrageous comedy stars Kronk, that lovable hunk, on a riotous adventure that’s filled with hysterical mayhem and mishaps. Kronk cooks up a get-rich-quick scheme to impress his Dad, whom he can never please. But when things go wrong, Kronk kicks into comical gear and discovers the true riches in life are his friends and being “true to your groove.”

The voice cast from “The Emperor’s New Groove” returns, with Patrick Warburton as Kronk, David Spade as Kuzco, John Goodman as Pacha, and Eartha Kitt as that villainess of villainesses, Yzma. Plus, there are fantastic new characters including Kronk’s dad Papi (John Mahoney) and Miss Birdwell (Tracey Ullman).

Bonus materials are “Kronk’s Brain Game;” “Pyramid Scheme;” and the fun featuette “How To Cook A Movie.” Overflowing with groovy tunes, including music from Earth, Wind and Fire, and R&B sensation B5, KRONK’S NEW GROOVE is the perfect holiday gift, available for $29.99 (SRP) on DVD and VHS.

Life for Kronk is going pretty good these days. He was the muscle bound, but lovable henchman that did all the dirty work for the evil Yzma in “The Emperor’s New Groove.” Now Emperor Kuzco has changed his dastardly ways, and Yzma is nowhere to be found. Kronk’s one happy guy! He thinks he has found the woman of his dreams, he is the head chef at Mudka’s Meat Hut and he’s their Head Delivery Boy, and does he have friends – old ones, young ones, new ones and, of course, there’s his good pal Pacha, and his Junior Chipmunk kids who make him the best Camp Chimppamunka Leader around. To top it off, this is his movie! It’s all about him. Great! Right? Wrong!

Kronk receives a letter from his Papi telling him he is coming for a visit. Kronk flips out! You see, all Kronk has ever wanted from Papi is a thumbs-up of approval, but he’s never gotten it.

Then, Yzma returns and finds a way to lure Kronk back into her feline trap. She has found a new youth potion and convinces Kronk to be the salesman to all his pals at the senior home. It’s a scam, and when the big soft–hearted lug realizes this he gives them their house back. But the woman of his dreams, Miss Birdwell, shuns him and breaks his heart.

With Papi still on his way, Kronk’s friends come to the rescue. Our lovable hero realizes he is the richest, most successful man in the world – he has true friends. And Papi comes through with a big thumbs-up. Kronk learns that to be happy you must be “True to your Groove.”

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STREET DATE: December 13, 2005
Direct prebook: October 18, 2005
Distributor prebook: November 1, 2005
Suggested retail price: $29.99 (DVD), $29.99 (VHS)
Rated: “G”
Bonus materials not rated nor subtitled.
Bonus materials subject to change.
Feature run time: Approximately 75 minutes
DVD aspect ratio: 1.78:1, enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Language: English, French, Spanish audio

Story by Tony Leondis & Michael LaBash and Tom Rogers. Screenplay by Tom Rogers.
Directed by Elliot M. Bour & Saul Andrew Blinkoff. Produced by DisneyToon Studios.

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Menus & Extras

Left: Mudka's Meat Hut is the site of the Main Menu. Right: Papi embraces Kronk and Miss Birdwell in the Bonus Features menu.

Left: Kronk shows off the power of Camp Chippamunka in the Games & Activities menu. Right: "Pyramid Scheme" lets viewers participate in Kronk's wacky Incan trivia game show.

Stills from the Film

Left: Kronk gets in the middle of a cheesy mess. Right: Kronk instructs his Camp Chippamunka subjects.

Left: The malicious Yzma tries to woo Kronk back to the evil life. Right: Kronk and Miss Birdwell share a Lady and the Tramp-inspired moment together.

Left: Kronk and Miss B boogie to Earth, Wind and Fire. Right: Kronk talks to his woodlawn creature friend.

Left: "There's no I in 'Team'." Right: "Rrrrrrrright!"
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Announcements for Other Disney DVDs Coming Holidays 2005:
Valiant (December 13)
"Duck Tales" and "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" Box Sets (November 8)
Walt Disney Treasures: Wave 5 (December 6)
Gargoyles: Season 2 Volume 1 (December 6)
The Proud Family Movie (December 6)
Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites: Volumes 8 & 9 (Holiday Celebration with Mickey & Pals, Classic Holiday Stories - September 27)
Five Mile Creek: The Complete First Season (November 8)
Old Yeller & Savage Sam: 2-Movie Collection (November 15)
Once Upon a Mattress (December 20)
Walt Disney's Timeless Tales: Volume Three (January 3)

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Posted September 6, 2005 / Updated December 14, 2005