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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

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 Abiera ...
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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Le roi et moi  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

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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I Whistle A Happy Tune
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Arranged by William Kidd
Performed by Christiane Noll, Adam Wylie, Charles Clark, Earl Grizzell, Jeff Gunn, David Joyce, and Larry Kenton
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Awful adaptation of The King and I
16 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's the story: When I was a toddler, I went over to my Grandfather's house and he had a copy of the old classic King and I. He set me off to watch it and I loved it through out. Well, in the presence, I watched this on STARZ and I didn't know what to do but sit through it and think about it. I had to rate it a 1/10 because of how awful this was. Look, I don't remember if the original King and I had this, but this was waay too frightening to look at for young viewers. There is a villain named whatshisname who puts on an evil scheme to distract the village with scary dragons, scary animals, a bloody-colored river, and there is a near death experience with the king. This movie is way to scary too look at with your kids. There is this woman who almost drowned at the part where she gets carried away in the river. I don't think this is nothing copied off of the original classic King and I but here are some subjects about it:

The animation was beautiful (almost like a Disney animation film). The script was flat. And the storyline was mostly predictable. The songs were forgettable. The characters are unfavorable.

Skip this floppy animated version and watch the original King and I.


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