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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$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 »

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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 »

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Tuptim: If we stay, death. If we go to Burma, death. We have no country to go to.
Prince Chululongkorn: We make our own country, in jungle.
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Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) See more »

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Hello, Young Lovers
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Arranged by William Kidd
Performed by Christiane Noll
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Literally a nightmare
5 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am embarrassed to admit this was one of my favorites as a kid. I mainly enjoyed it for the relationship between the King and Anna, and I always thought they were a great couple and should have married. Now watching it, the people who made this film should have just not bothered.

This 1999 version of The King and I is abominable on almost every level. The animation is pretty good, but that's it. Several elements are borderline racist (some of this comes from the source material, but they added their own little doses of problematic elements too). There are downright stupid story choices (turning the villain into a goody wizard) and the way they watered down the dark elements of the story is truly silly. The less said about those awful animal sidekicks the better.

It tries so hard to compete with the Disney films of the time without possessing any respect for the audience. A waste of time; do not inflict this on yourself or your children.


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