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The King and I (1999)

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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

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 All New Animated Family Spectacular Adapted From The Musical By Rodgers And Hammerstein See more »


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19 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le roi et moi  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£135,385 (UK) (28 May 1999)

Gross:

ESP 116,716,382 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The original Broadway production of "The King and I" opened at the St. James Theater on March 29, 1951, ran for 1246 performances and won the 1952 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Musical. 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

[after Anna has just received a house outside the palace]
Anna Leonowens: I'm speechless.
The King of Siam: For once!
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Version of The Beautician and the Beast (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You?
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Arranged by William Kidd
Performed by Christiane Noll
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3 July 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I went to watch this cartoon because I'm Thai. I wanted to see how it is. And I found that it's too terrible for me. I mean I couldn't accept some lines in the story. It's not true for the magic. I don't want to see western children think that Thailand is a mysterious country which "Kla-holm" used magic to harm people. And we haven't had that kind of animal in the sea, look like a dragon, I'm really sure. All I say doesn't mean that I don't accept in the story which Anna wrote for long long time ago. The Western didn't know about our culture. And the story is just Anna's view point which no one knows that it's all true or something she made from her own idea. That's what I can accept. However, I can't believe the director and script writer of this globalization period do this with Thai culture. Magic and love story of our Prince Chulalongkorn with Tubtim are not true at all. Do you know that Thai people love and respect our royal family, especially Prince Chulalongkorn was our King Rama V who did many good things for Thailand? Do you feel ashamed to do like this? (I just wanna ask the director and script writer.) Thus, I think I can accept the classic one more than this cartoon. And I hope the film which Jo-yun Fat performes will be better. Please don't "play" with my history in the film. The director of the next film, at least, please do what Anna wrote. Or it will be better to do the research of Thai history.

And I think this cartoon isn't good. I don't have bias but I don't think the picture is really beautiful. Many cartoons are much better.

Hope you all understand my English.


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