Emperor's New Groove Emperor's New Groove


Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Pacha with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Emperor's New Groove

Created by Pokejedservo on Oct 22 2010
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
PachaJohn Goodman
John Goodman
The Emperor's New School (2006)
PachaFred Tatasciore
Fred Tatasciore


Alright 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.  



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said at 3:42 AM on Mon Oct 16 2017
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turns our Fred also played John Goodman so 2 roles
said at 7:17 AM on Thu Sep 28 2017
Pretty much John Goodman. It's obvious typecasting sure but he just gives Pacha a lot of emotion and even some comedic moments of his own.

Fred Tatasciore just sounds off by comparison. Its rather gruff and doesn't capture the same personality Pacha has.
said at 3:48 PM on Tue Jul 12 2016
Goodman.. just right.
said at 8:54 AM on Tue Jul 12 2016
1. John Goodman: I feel Goodman's work is phenomenal, his voice suits Pacha's kind and gentle nature quite well.
2. Fred Tatasciore: It's a little too deep and he sounds like he's trying way too hard to imitate John.
said at 3:42 PM on Tue Mar 15 2016
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There's no way I'm not giving this to John.

Fred isn't awful, but his Pacha does sound pretty weird. I'm sure he can do a better John Goodman impression if given the chance.

BONUS OPTION: I have the feeling Joel McCray is gonna voice Pacha at some point, considering he's the official "backup voice" for Sulley.
said at 5:37 PM on Sat Mar 12 2016
John Goodman was a perfect fit for Pacha. Yes It's definitely a major example of typecasting but still done really well. I like how he's the humbled straight man to Kuzco's funny man.

Fred Tatasciore usually is great at voice matching but for some reason his impression of Goodman just sounds way too off and weird. Which is a shame since Fred is a legit great fit for Pacha and voice matching Mr. Goodman, I think under better direction he could have been spot on.

I'm definitely giving this to John Goodman.
said at 5:11 AM on Mon Jul 6 2015
What about Bill Farmer?
said at 5:45 AM on Sat May 30 2015
Pacha's performance by John Goodman sounded remarkably like Sullie in Monsters Inc./University.
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said at 7:55 AM on Sat May 30 2015
@CuriousUserX90 I can think of one good reason for that... ;)
said at 5:53 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
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John Goodman, obviously. Fred's a great voice actor, but this was one of his weaker roles.
said at 3:50 PM on Sat May 11 2013
idky but it sounds like it'd be a different kind of person. Like Pacha's friend or something.
said at 2:00 PM on Mon Nov 21 2011
To be honest I didn't even notice the difference in tell I shaw this. I here it completely now.
said at 11:39 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
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John Goodman by far, as much as I normally love Fred Tatasciore, he sounds incredibly forced in the role.
said at 2:33 PM on Fri Jul 22 2011
I prefer John Goodman
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