Kronk's New Groove

Movie review by
Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
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Weak sequel has innuendo, some stereotypes.
  • G
  • 2005
  • 75 minutes

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

Pacha is a loving father to his kids. Kronk's own father accepts him in the end.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Older people are tricked out of their money and lodging, and portrayed stereotypically as befuddled, toothless, hard of hearing, and prone to scratching their behinds.

Violence & Scariness

Occasional cartoonish violence: characters swing on vines and crash into trees, characters fall of cliffs, some kicking and fighting. 

Sexy Stuff

Some flirtation, kissing, dancing together between Kronk and his lady love. Sexual innuendo over the word "proposition" and the term "stag reel." A bread-making montage made to seem romantic starts with the male character telling the female character "Things are about to get ... hot." 

Language

Sexual innuendo in which "proposition" is misunderstood by two characters to mean soliciting a prostitute. A character mistakenly puts a film on a screen called "Stag Reel" -- there's a picture of a stag, but the character acts embarrassed as if it's actually the slang term. Obvious curse word at the end of a sentence cut off by another character. Sexual innuendo during a bread-making montage; the male character tells the female character, "Things are about to get ... hot." 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Kronk's New Groove is the 2005 straight-to-video sequel to The Emperor's New Groove. Those expecting child-friendly animated fare may be surprised by scenes in which jokes are mined out of sexual innuendo. For instance, in one scene two characters misinterpret the word "proposition" to mean "offering money to a prostitute for sex." A character accidentally puts the wrong film onto a movie screen, and the title "Stag Reel" appears with a large picture of a stag; the character acts embarrassed as if the film is the slang term itself. Before a romantic montage involving baking bread, the male character says to the female character, "things are about to get ... hot." Older people are tricked out of their money and lodging and are portrayed stereotypically as befuddled, toothless, hard of hearing, and prone to scratching their behinds. Kids are told to do what it takes to win. Kronk recounts a frightening experience that happened when he was a child. Within the context of a fairly tepid story are magic, deception, and threats.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8 year old Written byagnechan November 16, 2010

Strongly recommended

My 8 year olds says, "I thought this movie was funny when I watched it. It had a really good story line."
Kid, 9 years old November 17, 2013

Great Movie

It's a great movie!Young viewers will think Yzma is scary because all the characters say she's "scary beyond imagination".There's a bit... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bymockingjay99 January 4, 2012

Really funny, for adults, kids, and teenagers.

REALLY FUNNY MOVIE!!! I watched it when i was little and it was hilarious. My sisters and i replayed "KRONK!!!" towards the end over and over again an... Continue reading

What's the story?

A sequel to the popular Disney movie The Emperor's New Groove, KRONK'S NEW GROOVE is the story of a former henchman turned head-chef. All is well until he gets word that his father is coming for a visit. He has never received a thumbs-up from his dad, so Kronk (voiced by Patrick Warburton) resorts to his old ways to present himself as a "success." In the end, Kronk's friends help him realize that he has success: He has many friends, a career that he enjoys, and a peaceful, honest life.

Is it any good?

The story itself is disjointed with unnecessary attempts at humor that are clearly geared for parents. For example, when Kronk pulls down a screen to view a tape, he forgets to take out his "stag reel" with images of a buck. Still, there's a good lesson about being true to your own groove, but it just takes a little too long to get there. Many parents will recognize the hilarious Patrick Warburton as the voice of Kronk.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the pressure Kronk felt to live up to his father's standards. Why doesn't he see himself as a success? How is success measured: by wealth or happiness?

  • Did the humor seem appropriate for a movie aimed at young kids? Why or why not? 

  • How was violence shown in this movie? Did it seem necessary to the story or put in to make the movie more entertaining? 

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