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Mata is a minor character in the 2000 animated feature The Emperor's New Groove. She is a waitress at Mudka's Meat Hut, a restaurant in the jungle. She was initially only credited as the Waitress.


The Emperor's New Groove

Mata only appearance in the first film when Kuzco and Pacha discover a Mudka's Meat Hut while on their journey to the palace, and decide to eat their with Kuzco dressed as a girl since Llamas are not allowed in. After Kuzco goes to talk to the chef about the food Pacha begins to eat until Yzma and Kronk arrive shortly after and he overhears Yzma discussing their plans to kill Kuzco, Pacha goes to Kuzco and attempts to warn him. Mata mistakes Kronk for the chef after Kuzco constant demand cause the original chef to quiet. Mata is last seen when Pacha convinced her its Yzma's birthday in order to cause a distraction allowing Pacha and Kuzco to escape. Pacha attempts to warn Kuzco that Yzma plots to do him in, but Kuzco is convinced Yzma is loyal, berates Pacha and returns to Yzma, only to overhear Yzma and Kronk discussing that they are seeking to kill him, and that the kingdom doesn't miss him.

Kronk's New Groove

Mata plays a larger role in the sequel working with Kronk who is the head chef and owner of a Mudka's. But once Kronk receives a message from his father Papi coming to visit to meet Kronk wife and see his house on hill, Kronk dreading what will happen when fater learns the truth, he begins telling Mata how Yzma eventually tricks him into helping her with a fake "youth potion" to con money out of elderly villagers. How he develops a love interest, named Birdwell. Mata was among Kronk's friends that stand up for Kronk when his father was scolding for not having anything and witnessing both Papi finally parsing Kronk for his actions. Mata and Papi were seen happy for Kronk when he later reunited with Birdwell. Mata is last seen dancing with Papi during the closing musical number.

The Emperor's New School

Mata makes a few appearance in the series most noticeably seen serving as the Lunch Lady of Kuzco Academy rather than working at Mudka's Meat Hut as a waitress she has been replace by a new character named Yatta. The series is also the only time Mata was ever referred to by name.


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Films: The Emperor's New Groove | Kronk's New Groove
TV Series: The Emperor's New School
Video Games: Video Game
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Entertainment: Villains Tonight!


Kuzco | Pacha | Yzma | Kronk | Bucky the Squirrel | Chicha | Chaca | Ms. Birdwell | Papi | Tipo | Yupi | Rudy | Azma | Malina | Guaca | Dirk Brock | Moxie | Mr. Flaco Moleguaco | Kavo | Ozker | Ramon | Yatta | Hucua | Supai | Mick, Bowie and Lemmy | Nina | Mata | Homework | Jaguars | Incan Palace Guards | Theme Song Guy | Zim and Zam


Season One: "Rabbit Face" | "Squeakend at Bucky's" | "Kuzco Fever" | "Empress Malina" | "The Adventures of Red-Eyed Tree Frog Man" | "Hungry, Hungry Llama" | "Only the Wrong Survive" | "Cart Wash" | "Battle of the Bots" | "Girls Behaving Oddly" | "The Lost Kids" | "The Big Fight" | "Kuzclone" | "Unfit to Print" | "The Emperor's New Pet" | "Peasant for a Day" | "Fortune Cookie Day" | "Gold Fools" | "The Mystery of Micchu Pachu" | "Oops, All Doodles" | "Chipmunky Business" | "Clash of the Familes" | "The New Kid" | "Officer Kronk" | "Kronk Moves In" | "Kuzcogarten" | "Evil and Eviler" | "The Bride of Kuzco" | "U.F.kuzcO" | "Attack Sub" | "The Yzma That Stole Kuzcoween" | "Monster Masquerade" | "Yzmopolis"
Season Two: "The Emperor's New Tuber" | "Room for Improvement" | "Cool Summer" | "Prisoner of Kuzcoban" | "Ramon's a Crowd" | "Guakumentary" | "Show Me the Monkey" | "Demon Llama" | "Picture This!" | "TV or Not TV" | "Kuz-Cop" | "How Now Sea Cow?" | "A Fair to Remember" | "Working Girl" | "Curse of the Moon Beast" | "Aww, Nuts!" | "The Emperor's New School Spirit" | "Card Wars" | "Mudka's Secret Recipe" | "The Emperor's New Home School" | "The Emperor's New School Musical" | "A Giftmas Story" | "No Man Is an Island" | "Vincent Van Guaka" | "Air Kuzco" | "Kronkenitza" | "Come Fly With Me" | "Project Poncho" | "Citizen Kronk" | "The Pajama Llama Dilemma" | "Yzma Be Gone" | "Last Ditch Effort" | "The Good, the Bad and the Kronk" | "Mudka's #13" | "Auction Action" | "The Astonishing Kuzco-Man" | "Guaka Rules" | "Malina's Big Break" | "Hotel Kuzco" | "Father O' Mine" | "Everyone Loves Kuzco" | "Puff Piece" | "Take My Advice" | "Yzbot" | "The Puma Whisperer" | "Kronk the Magnificent" | "Kamp Kuzco" | "Groove Remover" | "Overachiever's Club" | "The Emperor's New Show" | "Too Many Malinas" | "Faking the Grade" | "Eco Kuzco" | "Kuzcokazooza" | "Kuzco's Little Secret" | "Cornivale" | "Graduation Groove"


Perfect World | My Funny Friend and Me | Walk the Llama, Llama | Be True to Your Groove | Feel Like a Million | Camp Chippamunka | Let's Groove | Yzmopolis | K-U-Z-C-O | Snuff Out the Light


Mudka's Meat Hut | The Secret Lab | Kuzcotopia | South America | Peru

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