Disney cartoon is refreshingly unusual, and age appropriate.
"The Emperor's New Groove" is a Disney cartoon released in 2000.
While their older cartoon have all been really good adaptions of well-known stories (mostly fairytales), their more recent movies - talking about the 1990s until now - are always a 50 percent chance of being good or bad. There have been excellent masterpieces (e.g. "The Lion King") or rather weak movies (e.g. "Home on the Ranch"). "The Emperor's New Groove" is rather on the positive side.
Instead of heading into an epic adventure, "The Emperor's New Groove" is a pure comedy movie. It is really, really funny and extremely entertaining.
The humour is outrageous and refreshing, nothing you'd expect from a Disney movie. At some parts, it takes a satirical look at movie stereotypes - like waterfalls, chandeliers or the irony of fate.
It is one of the few Disney movies, whose characters are ALL excellent and memorable. No matter if it is the odd couple Kuzco/Pacha, the awfully repulsive villain Yzma or even minor characters like Pacha's children.
But still, the most funny character is Yzma's helper Kronk, an awfully naive, but charming muscle-man, who delivers the funniest and best lines in the entire movie.
If you take it as a comedy, this is an ABSOLUTE recommendment. It is very very funny, and really entertaining.
Taking it as a Disney movie, it is not the best one, for it does not have the same brillance of e.g. "The Lion King" or "Pocahontas". Still, there are worse movies from Disney, and this one is rather positive.
This movie was a hard competition between 3 or 4 stars, but comparing it to all movies in the entire movie history, it is "just fine".
There is absolutely nothing to worry about. Every peril, and there is not much, is immediately taken by the many, many jokes.
The G-Rating is accurate.
Kuzco is a selfish spoiled man at the beginning, but he learns throughout the movie, therefore positive messages.