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Kronk's New Groove
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01.12.2006 By: Jason Adams
Kronk's New Groove order
Director:
Saul Blinkoff, Elliot Bour

Actors:
Patrick Warburton
John Goodman
David Spade

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
After reforming his ways in THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE, Kronk now spends his time as a chef and volunteers with children and the elderly. (He’s a good guy now, get it?) When his overbearing father comes to visit, the former henchman enlists the help of his new friends to make him look like a rich and successful family man. Can he fool his father or will Kronk learn to be “true to his groove”? (Assuming that’s not some weird sexual thing.)
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Once again, Disney proudly spits out an unnecessary straight-to-DVD sequel just to milk some moolah from unsuspecting children (and their parents). KRONK’S NEW GROOVE isn’t a wretched insult to Walt Disney’s frozen corpse like CINDERELLA 2 or BAMBI 2, but I don’t think anyone was clamoring for another movie with David Spade in it.

As a film on its own, KRONK’S NEW GROOVE isn’t awful. I wasn’t ever bored while watching it; the nonstop silly humor and self-referential gags will amuse kids and adults alike, although the fourth time David Spade’s character Kuzco interrupts the movie to comment on it, I wanted to kick him in the esophagus (of course, that may stem from my natural urge to inflict pain upon Satan David Spade). Patrick Warburton and John Goodman are funny guys and gifted voice actors, but they’re not given much to do here other than read lines. In fact, while Kronk is a likable character, he’s not interesting or funny enough to warrant his own movie. His main conflict, trying to win the affections of his father, has been done so often that it must be some kind of Disney-mandated movie law. Along with that, there are two other plotlines, a couple standard songs, and a dance sequence—all rushed, presented and wrapped up in a little over an hour. (Not that I wanted KRONK’S NEW GROOVE to be any longer.)
THE EXTRAS
By now you know the drill…standard needless sequel = standard DVD with standard bonus features:

Games and Activities:
Pyramid Scheme: I’ll be honest: due to my over-achieving need to prove myself, I played this trivia game until the end…and got a perfect score! In your face, four year olds of America!

Kronk’s Brain Game: Help our unfortunately-named hero solve an assortment of puzzles. I’m sure today’s kids, with their Ataris and their newfangled Commodore 64’s will love playing a game via remote control.

Backstage Disney:
How to Cook a Movie (7:54): Patrick Warburton hosts this “Making Of” featurette disguised as a cheesy cooking show in the same silly, spastic style of the film. Packed with interviews, footage of the actors in the recording studio, and an explanation of the animation process, this is a pretty good way to introduce kids to the movie making process.

Sneak Peeks: Trailers and behind-the-scenes looks at a few upcoming Disney travesties movies, including:

THE WILD: A lion is taken from a New York zoo and released in to the African jungle. Isn’t that the exact same plot as MADAGASCAR? Way to go, Disney. You’re going to do just fine without Pixar.

LEROY AND STITCH: The original LILO AND STITCH was actually good. So of course, this means it must be ruined with yet another lame sequel.

THE FOX AND THE HOUND 2: Shhhhhh…if you listen carefully you can actually here Walt Disney spinning in his grave, cursing the name of Eisner.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
KRONK’S NEW GROOVE might keep the kids busy and entertained for an afternoon, but there are plenty of better children’s movies out there. Rent it, if you must.
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