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Background information
Feature films The Emperor's New Groove
Kronk's New Groove
Short films
Television programs House of Mouse
The Emperor's New School
It's a Small World: The Animated Series (cameo)
Video games The Emperor's New Groove
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Bruce W. Smith
James Young Jackson
Anthony Ho Wong
Tom Gately
Jared Beckstrand
Clay Kaytis
Bert Klein
Scott Anderson
Tony Anselmo
Inna Chon
Natasha Dukelski Selfridge
Voice John Goodman (films, TV series; Season 2)[1]
Fred Tatasciore (TV series; Season 1)[2][3]
Bill Farmer (video game)
Joel McCrary (various merchandise)
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Kind, gentle, fatherly, comical, nice, brave, lovable, caring, sweet, innocent, good-hearted, protective
Appearance Obese, both black hair and eyes, green poncho, black sandals
Occupation Village leader
Alignment Good
Goal To help Kuzco change back into his flesh-and-blood form
Home A hut in Peru, later Kuzco's palace
Relatives Chicha (wife)
Chaca (daughter)
Tipo (younger son)
Yupi (youngest son)
Allies Kuzco, Chicha, Kronk, Birdwell, Malina, Bucky the Squirrel
Enemies Yzma, Kronk (formerly), Kuzco (formerly)
Likes His family, pillbug to eat, llamas, being happy and kindness, Kuzco being friendly
Dislikes Kuzco's selfishnesses, Kuzco in danger, Yzma
Powers and abilities
Weapons His fists, bow and arrow
Fate Moves into Kuzco's palace with his family.
Quote "You just save my life."

Pacha[4] is a portly villager from the countryside of pre-columbian Peru and the deuteragonist from Disney's 2000 feature film The Emperor's New Groove, its sequel, and its television series.

He was originally voiced by John Goodman.


Pacha is the leader of a village in Emperor Kuzco's unnamed kingdom. His hut is located at the very top of the village's hills where the sun hits perfectly. He resides there with his wife Chicha and his children, Chaca, Tipo, and Yupi. Aside from his village leader role, Pacha is also a llama herder.

Pacha was drastically changed during the production process that completely revamped the story. Originally he was to be a younger man that was identical looking to Kuzco, resulting in a "Prince and the Pauper" storyline and when Yzma discovered the switch, he was forced into acting as a puppet ruler by her. In the ending, Kuzco and Pacha would work together to stop Yzma's plans to awaken the dark god Supai and restore the sun to its proper place. The original role to assist emperor-turned-llama Kuzco in getting back to the royal city was to be female, and a potential love interest for the selfish teen (aspects of the character that would later be used in Malina in the TV series). The major overhaul of story made the film a buddy movie, with Pacha and Kuzco having to trust each other through the adventure.


Pacha is very lovable and caring. He takes his position as village leader very seriously and attempts to do what's right for his people. He can be describe as a family man, spending most of his time with them. Upon meeting Kuzco, Pacha felt he was a spoiled brat but learned to forget that in an attempt to change the emperor's attitude around.


The Emperor's New Groove

In the first film, Pacha is summoned to the palace by Kuzco and is told that his house on the hill will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's summer home. Distraught and horrified that the emperor could be so callous, he travels home to tell his wife (Chicha) and his two children (Chaca and Tipo) that they have to leave their ancestral home. However, before he can tell them, he discovers that Kuzco has been transformed into a llama and dropped in the back of his cart. The two set out to turn Kuzco back to a human by getting to Yzma's lab. After the adventure and the defeat of Yzma, Kuzco decides to let Pacha keep his hut and village and even builds a summer hut right next door to Pacha's. Pacha and his family welcome Kuzco into their lives and enjoy themselves in Kuzco's pool.

Kronk's New Groove

In the second film, Pacha is Kronk's friend. He disguises himself as Pachita, Kronk's mother-in-law (they initially planned for him to pretend to be his wife, but Pacha's wife, Chicha did that instead).

The Emperor's New School

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Pacha and Chicha in The Emperor's New School.

In the TV series, he is like a father to Kuzco and lets him live with him. He always gives Kuzco advice to help him out of any situation. For example, when Kuzco was transformed into a rabbit, he told Kuzco to "Make the best of what you've got," which in this case was speed. In Cart Wash, when Kuzco is transformed into an elephant and laments how he is going to wash carts, Pacha tells him that elephants wash themselves through their trunks and he could do the same with carts. After Kuzco's graduation in Graduation Groove, Kuzco reveals during the credits that he had Pacha and his family move into the palace with him as he loved living with them and would miss them.

House of Mouse

Pacha made cameos alongside other characters from the film in several episodes, including Donald Wants to Fly.

It's a Small World: The Animated Series

Pacha makes a brief, non-speaking cameo alongside Kuzco in the animated mini-series' episode Up and Down.


  • In the original film Kingdom of the Sun, Pacha was originally going to be voiced by Owen Wilson.


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