Created by Pokejedservo on Oct 22 2010
EDITOR'S OPINIONAlright folks for the 2nd VC of Disney's Emperors New Groove here is this father of three kids and the one whom ended up aiding Kuzco ever since the 1st movie... PACHA! In the movies (and very late in the TV series) Pacha was voiced by John Goodman. The idea of John Goodman playing the role of a Father whom is a very big man whom is at heart a friendly easy going guy is kind of a typecast for the guy (especially in more family friendly material) but hey the man knows how to do that well and this is no exception. John's performance is a nice mixture of warm fatherly friendliness to a straight man whom lets just say doesn't always put up with Kuzco's attitude. (And speaking of which he totally has great Chemistry with David Spade whom for those who don't already know voiced Kuzco in that movie.) Basically its another fine example of John Goodman's work and of the quality voice acting in that movie.
In most of the TV series "Emperor's New School" Pacha was voiced by Fred Tatasciore. This is another one of the various examples of "Stand-in" performances for a Disney production and sadly despite on how they are normally done by otherwise fantastic voice talent they are normally considered okay at best and this is no exception. (But then again Jim Cummings is usually considered to be the only remotely consistent exception but that's a different story for another VC.) How does Fred's work as Pacha fare when it comes to being a "Stand-in"? To be honest as an attempt as a impersonation of John Goodman's voice its not all that great, granted it did seem like Fred was trying to pull it off and I won't claim if I could do any better or not but it is a rather so-so attempt at an impersonation nevertheless. However to be fair Fred's work for the role is not bad especially if you try to view it under its own merits as Fred's performance does have a nice fatherly tone in which it does work with the role pretty well. To make a long story short when it comes to "Stand-in" performances for Disney its not one of the best but its certainly not one of the worst either. Overall I liked them both but I admit I will go for the more traditional route and go with John Goodman here.