DisneyToons review: Kronk’s New Groove

Review: March 6th, 2016.
DisneyToon’s 33rd film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that I really like it. A huge part of it might have to do with the fact that I watched the series every day during elementary school, so the world has a place of nostalgia for me. I am shocked with how generally well-handled things were in this film.

Production

There is no information on the production of this film.

Story

The film starts off with Kronk (Patrick Warburton) calling the day the worst ever, and is not pleased with himself, and where he landed up. We soon learn that Kronk is the head chef and delivery man in Mudka’s Meat Hunt, being seen as the hero of the town with his good attitude. All of this is recorded in song of course.

We are taken to earlier that day, where he learns that his father is coming by to visit. After getting a letter from his father about seeing his wife, and big house on the hill, he begins to tell his story to the waitress (Patti Deutsch) about how he was different, and his father disapproved of his cooking. This film somewhat becomes a package film after this.

The first story consists of Yzma (Eartha Kitt) tricking Kronk into helping her, by luring him with a coin to get him to her. The plan of hers is to sell a placebo to the people of the village, using Kronk's reputation to sell it to them.
The first story consists of Yzma (Eartha Kitt) tricking Kronk into helping her, by luring him with a coin to get him to her. The plan of hers is to sell a placebo to the people of the village, using Kronk’s reputation to sell it to them. She uses his need to have approval of his father to get Kronk to agree. So he sells this to the older people, who think they will become younger, but are only making themselves believe that without looking at the results.

Of course Yzma is using this scam to get rich, while she gives Kronk his big house. Kuzco (David Spade) stops the film to add his input on her being a scammer (we already knew this). So Kuzco is narrating a story that is already being narrated by Kronk….. Alright. The neighborhood sell everything to him so they can have more of this placebo, which is enough money to get Kronk his house. He soon realizes that the potion is nothing but a fake, and decides to give everything up to make things right. They all go after Yzma, and the elders realize that they were running around like young adults, and that they are only as old as they feel.

The next story is about how Kronk fell in love with another Chipmunk Scout leader named Miss Birdwell (Tracey Ullman). They start of hating one another, because she tries to jeporadize his position, but they end up in love after they told their students to fight as dirty as they can. One of Kronk's kids keep this memo even after they announce they are a couple, and pours itching powder in the hand chalking box. This causes Kronk to lose Miss Birdwell.
The next story is about how Kronk fell in love with another Chipmunk Scout leader named Miss Birdwell (Tracey Ullman). They start of hating one another, because she tries to jeopardize his position, but they end up in love after they told their students to fight as dirty as they can. One of Kronk’s kids keep this memo even after they announce they are a couple, and pours itching powder in the hand chalking box. This causes Kronk to lose Miss Birdwell.

So people get pissed off that the food is taking so long, bu Kronk is more focused on getting a fake wife, and having Pacha (John Goodman) and his family to pretend to be his wife, which gets out of control, since a bunch of people pretend to be his wife. His father (John Mahoney) demands an explanation, and Kronk tells him the truth. Miss. Birdwell randomly shows up, and reconciles with Kronk, who finally gets the approval that he always needed, since he sees how much the town appreciates his son.

Honestly, the plot is very, very thin, and it kind of seemed like a package film. I get what they were trying to do, but the execution was not good. The humor is not up-to-par, and the characters were still kind of enjoyable, but they were not that strong.
Honestly, the plot is very, very thin, and it kind of seemed like a package film. I get what they were trying to do, but the execution was not good. The humor is not up-to-par, and the characters were still kind of enjoyable, but they were not that strong.

Characters

The only major character in the franchise to make a huge appearance was Kronk, so almost everyone else is a weak supporting cast to be honest.

Honestly, we did learn a bit about his childhood, but it was nothing much. He is still Kronk, but I would be lying if I said he improved much.
Honestly, we did learn a bit about his childhood, but it was nothing much. He is still Kronk, but I would be lying if I said he improved much.
Yzma was abrely in the film, and was only in one segment. She was still funny, but was much more toned down and seemed like a shell of her former self.
Yzma was barely in the film, and was only in one segment. She was still funny, but was much more toned down and seemed like a shell of her former self.
Kuzco was in the film even less than Yzma was. His interruptions regarding the narration was kind of jarring, and was a poor attempt to include him in the film. Blech.
Kuzco was in the film even less than Yzma was. His interruptions regarding the narration was kind of jarring, and was a poor attempt to include him in the film. Blech.
The only thing we learned about him is that he is kind of strict.
The only thing we learned about him is that he is kind of strict.
She is a fine love interest of Kronk. She is pretty much like him, but a bit uptight, and more by-the-book.
She is a fine love interest of Kronk. She is pretty much like him, but a bit uptight, and more by-the-book.
She is so tired of the crap, and is kind of funny.
She is so tired of the crap, and is kind of funny.

Animation

Regarding the animation, it is almost the same quality as the animation in its predecessor. Very fast-paced, flashy, and animated (meaning over the top).

Music

There is no Peruvian music, but there was not any in the first film, so it is to be expected. Nothing really special, since there were some pop-themed scores and songs in the film. Nothing is really memorable regarding the music in the film.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on December 13th, 2005, people panned it for having a thin plot (which the original didn’t have?), and that Kronk is a weak main character.

Reception Today

From what I know, people generally do not talk about this film, and never mention it as being one of the worst films in the canon. It seems like its reputation is somewhat forgotten, as no one really cares to hate it enough to mention it.

Final Score

Story: 5.5/10

Characters: 6/10

Animation: 8/10

Music: 7/10

26.5/40 = 66%

Next time

Review: March 13th, 2016.
Review: March 13th, 2016.
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7 thoughts on “DisneyToons review: Kronk’s New Groove

  1. This movie is a mixed bag for me. On one hand the story is very cliched and predictable and when Kronk starts telling his stories. It dosen’t feel like a movie and it feels more like a bunch of TV episodes put together.

    On the other hand I do like how they tried to flesh Kronk’s character, there are some good jokes and the characters are still likeable even though they lack the charm they had in the first film.

    Overall, this movie is just okay. It’s not one of the best films DisneyToons has made, but it’s not one one of the worst either.

    1. That is pretty much what I think it is. Juat a simple, mixed bag. Wouldn’t be shocked if this was supposed to be a shown that was not The Emperor’s New School.

  2. I like this one a lot but maybe its because Patrick Warburton can do no wrong in my opinion. The original makes me laugh and so does this

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