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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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)
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Tuptim (voice) (as Armi Arabe)
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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19 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,956,538 (USA) (28 May 1999)
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In a February 17th, 2009 interview on NPR's Fresh Air, Ted Chapin, President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, said he considered allowing this movie to be made his "biggest mistake in terms of granting or denying permission" to any of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's works. See more »

Goofs

When The Kralahome shoots at the air balloon he goes from wearing a suit to his usual clothes and back to the suit again in a few shots. See more »

Quotes

Anna Leonowens: [teaching King's children] I have a surprise. A new, modern, British map.
[Anna unrolls map out on wall]
Prince Chululongkorn: Siam is not so *small!*
Anna Leonowens: Oh but look, England's even smaller.
King's other children: [all at once] Ah!
Prince Chululongkorn: But royal palace is centre of whole universe.
Anna Leonowens: Well, I suppose we think that of all our homes really - whether you live in a palace or not.
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Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) 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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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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