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The King and I (1999)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  19 March 1999 (USA)
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Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anna Leonowens (voice)
Christiane Noll ...
Anna Leonowens (singing voice)
Martin Vidnovic ...
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The Kralahome (voice)
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Master Little (voice)
Allen D. Hong ...
David Burnham ...
Prince Chululongkorn (singing voice)
Armi Arabe ...
Tuptim (voice)
Tracy Venner Warren ...
Tuptim (singing voice)
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Louis Leonowens (voice)
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James Fujii ...
First Wife (voice) (as J. A. Fujii)
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Captain Orton (voice) (as Ken Baker)
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Sir Edward's Captain (voice)
Tony Pope ...
Burmese Emissary (voice) (as Anthony Mozdy)
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Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

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The Extraordinary Adventure, The Magical Romance, The Musical Masterpiece See more »


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19 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le roi et moi  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,007,565 (USA) (19 March 1999)

Gross:

ESP 116,716,382 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

In response to the overwhelmingly negative reviews, the estates of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have declared that there are to be no more animated features based on their musicals. See more »

Goofs

When the king crashes the balloon, Anna is wearing gloves. When she touches his face moments later, she does it with a bare hand. Then she's wearing gloves again. See more »

Quotes

Master Little: The Kralahome very good at Kralahoming!
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Version of The Beautician and the Beast (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Shall We Dance
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Arranged by William Kidd
Performed by Christiane Noll and Martin Vidnovic
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What a Waste of Time and Money
25 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having two younger children, I try to take them to movies like this, sight or review unseen, when I can. They, like most kids, have seen the violence, heard the profanity, and fell into the lowest common denominator of most movies being made today. That's what makes this such a disappointment. I like to observe their reactions and their responses and not rain on their parades. But all they talked about when the thing was over was the guy who kept losing his teeth (remember that from the original broadway musical?), and the mango throwing monkey. This is their memory of "The King and I." Both my kids have visited Thailand and I thought perhaps this would bring up some of the spirit of that world. Instead, we have this exploitative mess that throws out most of the cultural issues and the dramatic impact for a supernatural villain (where did he get these powers? The King didn't have any, other than incredible athleticism). And, of course, is there a movie around that doesn't have a Martial Arts component? I know that kickboxing is big in Thailand but.... I am generally very accepting of the things that are put out there for the kids, but this was terrible. A message to the producers: "Please, please, please, leave Rodgers and Hammerstein alone. I don't want to watch an interplanetary war version of "Oklahoma"!


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