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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
David Hancock
Theresa Wiseman
Bill Berg
Kaaren Lundeen
Scott Anderson
Tony Anselmo
Inna Chon
Natasha Dukelski Selfridge
Daniel Bond
Bryan M. Sommer
Maurilio Morales
Lon Smart
Thomas Thorspecken
Antony de Fato
Janelle Bell-Martin
Eddie Pittman
Tony Santo
Matt Whitlock
Voice John Goodman (film series, TV series; Season 2)[1]
Fred Tatasciore (TV series; Season 1)[2][3]
Bill Farmer (The Emperor's New Groove: The 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 Kuzco, 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 the 2000 Disney animated feature film The Emperor's New Groove, its sequel and its television series.


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 looked identical 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 cameo appearances as a guest in several episodes.

It's a Small World: The Animated Series

Pacha makes a brief, non-speaking cameo appearance 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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Films: The Emperor's New Groove | Kronk's New Groove
TV Series: The Emperor's New School | (Episode list)
Video Games: Video Game
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom


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


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 and Reprise | Snuff Out The Light | My Funny Friend and Me | Be True To Your Groove and Reprise | Let's Groove | Feel Like a Million | Yzmopolis | Walk the Llama, Llama | K-U-Z-C-O


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

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